Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Blog!!

I think I finally have my new photography blog at a point that I am willing to make it "live" for everyone! Please visit me at:


This will be the new blog for updates, sneak peeks and information. Be sure to update your bookmarks!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Finley was born right before Christmas and I had the honor of taking these pictures. You might remember her older brother and sister from pictures this summer. But for these pictures Finley got the camera all to herself. She is a sweet, precious little girl and I really enjoyed my time with her and her Mom. Congrats to all of you! And thanks again for asking me to take her pictures!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bob Olson Family

Sometimes, when I am running around frantic and overwhelmed, I wonder if I should really be doing photography as anything more than a hobby. It has been a busy Fall and I was scheduled to be done with sessions a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. Then I received an email from Bob's daughter telling me about his courageous battles with various health conditions. She wanted family pictures taken - and I just couldn't say no. And I'm so happy that I said "yes"! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this family and how honored I was to have an opportunity to take pictures of them. The interaction between the family members and the relationships between grandparents/parents/children/grandchildren were so special and fun. This session definitely reminded me of why I fell in love with photography and wanted to share it with others. It was exactly the boost that I needed!

Towards the end of the session, Bob's daughter (Shelly), pulled a little rock from her pocket that has the word "Strength" engraved in it. She explained how the rock helped her through other difficult times and how she found it again when her dad got sick. It was absolutely the most touching, perfect ending to the session. It was also a perfect ending to sessions before the Thanksgiving weekend.

Although times can often be tough, it is important that we remember to be strong and to obtain strength from those around us - our family, our friends and our faith. As we enter this holiday season, I'm going to try extra hard to remember what is really important. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to capture so many special moments in the lives of children and families. It is truly an honor and I'm thankful for the opportunity to do so.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Grady, Josie and Mom and Dad!

I took pictures of Josie and her Mom last summer. Josie now has a baby brother! Grady was absolutely adorable and was as content as could be during our session. He seemed to enjoy looking around at all of us and even caught a quick little cat nap. I so enjoyed going back to this family's home and seeing how much Josie has grown in the past few months. It was fun to watch this beautiful family interact with each other.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Crask Family

I photographed Abrianna earlier this Fall and had the pleasure of taking pictures of the rest of her family a few weeks ago. It was another cold day, but we ventured outside for a few shots as well as a few in front of their Christmas tree!


Grady just turned 3 months old and was so much fun to photograph! He was in such a good mood and so smiley! Doesn't he have the most beautiful eyes?

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Casey is another senior at Red River High School. It was a pleasure to meet him and take his pictures!