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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Random Wednesday

Oh wow. Wednesday already! Can I just say that I LOVE THIS WEATHER!
44 degrees this morning was a tad chilly, but it is going to be the perfect day!

1) This weekend we are going to LR and I am photographing my sister in law's
family. Laykin is so excited to see her cousins.

2) I am getting hooked on ETSY! and I love love love this dress!

here is the link:

dress b

3) Friday when we left town... Jessi and I took a detour to Springfield first :)
After full bellies from Panera, a stop to Hobby Lobby... and ok ok YES we went to
Anyway, finally headed to Montauk... She was driving and I was tweeting :)
Carly Smithson (season 7 AI) was doing a Q&A AND guess what??? She
asnswered ME! Not once BUT TWICE! AHhhh! Can you feel the excitement?

here they are: haha

CarlySmithson lifeasaphoto@CarlySmithson when did you first come to the states
- been here since 13

CarlySmithson lifeasaphoto@CarlySmithson what's your next tat
- A chest piece of roses

4) While @ Montauk... Like I said the guys went yakin aka kayaking :)
Matt took this picture of their boats.


5) Last Call For Halloween Sessions. they will be the 2nd week of OCTOBER and
there are just a couple of spots left.

15/20 minute sessions
8- wallets (1 pose)

6) Speaking of Halloween.
This site has so many costumes. If you need one, you should check it out!

btw: if you aleady have your costume... what are you going to be? and where
are you going to wear it too?

7) I am already getting ready for the new year. Lots of changes. All for the better.
New Products. New Packages. More Options. and more...
So excited to share with you all!

8) PICTURES: finally right!

My crazy child:


i believe she was trying to catch an ant. p.s. like her hair? haha




love this:


aw, so pretty:


Hope that everyone has a great wednesday!

TINA: Your pics are coming tomorrow :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

the Roos family . salem missouri

I love this family. They are always a pleasure to photograph and Danelle has become
a great friend. I even here that her husband Jon even enjoyed this session ;)
on a side note: if you are ever up that way... take a drive down 119. it is one of the
prettiest roads i have driven on.




check out this CAR and the hot momma in it ;)



we found the BEST places!








these next 3 were in someones front yard. it was amazing. yes, we kinda got kicked out.




Jessi actually spotted this sign. she knows me ;)


warning : smokin couple...




Danelle : thanks so much. i love your family and already can't wait to do it again.
you know the drill... the rest will be ready soon ;) xoxo

Monday, September 28, 2009

Digital Files : Sessions in 2009

It is almost that time of year to clear out and get ready for a new year.
That being said, I have decided to offer your Digital Files from your 2009
sessions (excluding weddings) for $100 (reg price $150)

If you would like to purchase the Archive of you session email me asap @

You will have these files forever and this is a chance to get them for $50 OFF.

Limited time only.

My job and Life lessons : Patterson 60th Wedding Anniversary

Before we left town Friday, I had the pleasure of photographing Wanda + Pat for
their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Wanda and I have been trying for nearly 4 weeks
to do this session, but we kept getting rained out. We finally got just the perfect day
to celebrate this special moment in their lives. It was truly an honor to do this session.
By the time it was all over with, I felt like I had a new set of grandparents ;)

This is probably one of my favorite sessions to date. I felt so good after leaving the nursing
home. I think it is so amazing that through photographing different people, different families,
different ages and moments... that I learn so much! Everyday I love doing this more and more.

Here are my favorites and if this set of sweet images doesn't almost make you cry I will
be shocked. It is THAT sweet ;)

I was so impressed with the details that Wanda thought of.

flowers b


One of my 2 favorites: I might have this printed for myself.



i absolutly love that wanda thought to bring these photos from their wedding
day 60 years ago.


my other favorite from the session.



wanda's sister, jo, sat in for a few as well.


i love this one. i can just seen them as teenagers giggling over something...



Wanda, Pat and Jo~ It was a pleasure meeting and photographing you all.
I will have the rest to you soon. Thank you for a memorable session.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Great Friends. Montauk State Park. Amazing Families

We had such a great time this weekend. I had some sessions scheduled in Salem, MO
so we decided to just make a weekend of it. Our friends, Matt & Jessi and Andrew
came with and we rented a condo. The guys kayaked the Current River while Jessi
and I hung around the area and later did the sessions. The weather was perfect, the
families were perfect! It was great. Here are just a couple for tonight....

the park:



The Roos Family:

girls b



The Pierce Family:

kids b



More to come guys! Thanks for a great time!

Friday, September 25, 2009

{Class Ambassador 2009}

Laykin was so excited when she got in the car lastnight! She was choosen as
She was just so excited and proud of herself and so was I!


Off to Salem... Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pregnant Woman Pregnant Again

Wow! Just getting started this morning... first thing I do is check my email.
So, I turn my computer on... Hit Internet Explorer and Yahoo! pops up!
Ok, all is norm.... THEN this headline:

say what? Yeah, check this out!

And of coarse, they are from Arkansas. We get all the weird stories and gazzilion kids.

What's your thoughts?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Random Wednesday

Yet another cloudy, overcast day... When the sun does actually come out, it
kinda hurts my eyes. I really hope that we get some sunny days soon though.
I have had to reschedule several shoots b/c of all the rain.
I guess all of the rain might make for a really pretty fall though so I can deal
with it!

Last weekend, the 3 of us went on a quick little camping trip.
It is hard trying to balance business x 2, house, mom, wife ect...
So we decided that we could squeeze in a quick little mini vac.

Laykin loved it! We left early Friday afternoon and were home by early
afternoon on Saturday so it was like we almost still had the whole weekend.

Here are some images from the trip to Blanchard:
If you have never been, you MUST go! Danelle: did you ever go last year?? huh??? :)
And even if you have been, go again. It's close, fun, educational and super cheap.
10.00 per adult and 5.00 per child over 5 (under 5 is free)
You can't hardly go to a movie for that!









And my favorite from the trip:


This is a cool site for Brides. Lots of good info and vendor info.


Here is my listing : under Arkansas


so that's exciting...

Also I just want to thank everyone who took the time to go and submit me for
the Rangefinder Publication. I truly appreciate it!!!

I really want to go see a movie this weekend. A good ol' chick flick sounds great!
Any suggestions? Anyone want to go? heehee

I will be in Missouri this weekend to shoot some great families. Not like that guys! :)
I am really looking forward to it as well as visiting Montauk State Park again.
Lots of pictures to come from that!

Also, if you live out of town... I travel. Just get some friends together, you need at
least 3 to book! But I would love to come and visit your town.
Email me for out of town package options.

Well, that is all the randomness that I have time for this week!
Need to get back to work now. Thank you everyone for hanging around here ;)

Have a great Wednesday~


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