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Sunday, May 31, 2009

{ here's what's coming this week . and what all I did this weekend }

It was Kevin's Birthday Thursday. Happy Birthday honey. :)


Laykin just being cute.


Cortney, Amber and Jaysen


Warno Wedding


Martin Family


Stay tuned for all the full posts this week.
It's almost JUNE!!!! :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

{ MICRO SESSIONS } : the perfect session for small children


Over the weekend, laykin was playing dress up and wanted to go outside
and take some picture... so i jumped to it :) sometimes she's not a fan
as she gets older. so, less than half an hour later, we were done. she was
still happy and so was i! big PLUS! so today as i go to blog her little
"micro session" i thought... what a perfect per summer blog special!!
so here it goes...

sessions are 30 minutes max and outside. can be used anytime this summer
between now and august 31st! book them now, spots will fill fast.
session fee is due at booking and includes up to two children.
(add 15.00 per extra)

Option 1: $135
1-11x14 standout print
15% off prints from session

Option 2: $175
1-11x14 standout print
25% off prints from session






Monday, May 25, 2009


This past week my great grandpa died. He would have been 92 years
old on Saturday the 30th. Instead of his planned birthday party
this year, that's always Memorial Day Weekend...
we buried him. He lived a long, healthy life and we know he was
ready to go. I am so glad that laykin got to meet her GREAT GREAT
Grandfather and that she is old enough to have memories of him
that will last her entire lifetime. That's a whole nother post in
itself... how to tell your child that someone died and is never
coming back... this was her first death experiance.
So anyway... this weekend of sadness has also been a weekend
of remembrance and realization of the importance of life, family
and just to slow down and be a part of life rather than just
watching it fly by.

Now on with the post...

this first picture is great! i really love it.
my mom, laykin and i went out to "pa smith's" thursday afternoon
because laykin wanted to pick something out that she could have
to forever remind her of her great great grandpa. we stopped
by to get my grandma first before heading down the now paved
road that leads to the little blue house on the curve, pa smith's
house. this letter was on the door of my grandma's house when we
got there to pick her up.


i just love it... it's like a big slap in the face to slow down,
enjoy life and pay attention to the simple things...
my grandparents are nearing their 70's and are out halling hay.

laykin gets out of the car, runs over to the fence, climbs over it
and runs over to meet her granny. this reminds me of myself when i
would go to my grandma and grandpa treat's house (aka granny)
not a care in the world.



four leaf clovers... ahhhh... they used to wait they still do... consume
me! I love them... i could and still can sit and sift through them for


again... i swear i am watching myself grow up... before my eyes :)


the service was great, perfect... as perfect as a funeral can be
that is. it was so him... graveside, many family and friends, live music
by long time friends, great laughs and stories. the navy also reconized
him as a world war 2 vet. everyone then gathered to remember old times.

here is a picture that i found of him from thanksgiving.


i hope everyone has had a great memorial day weekend.
i am enjoying a day in. my idea of the perfect day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

{silly girl}

over the weekend i snuck in laykin's room to see what she was up too.
being a silly little girl is what she was doing :)



happy tuesday.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

{ storyboards... and life }

i LOVE days that i get to stay home ALL DAY LONG.
i don't care if i have to edit ALL DAY LONG, i just
like to stay home, crank the music, watch laykin play,
cuddle with kevin all in my pj's!!

don't forget about storyboards... a unique way to display your
favorite image(s). they start @ 50.00 and no two are ever the same :)
happy saturday!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

{ Adrain's Bridal }

Monday night I shot Adrain's Bridal Session. It was SO MUCH FUN.
The fabulous Jessi @ the Shiny Lime Hair Studio did her hair and
makeup. We laughed and laughed and then laughed some more.
I can't tell you how many honks we got since we did her entire
session downtown. It was a blast and I think these's photos show it.
Here are a few of my favorites.

I just LOVE her laugh, so cute.



this was jessi's idea i think... and the laughing begins.... SO FUN!!!


She's such a beautiful bride.




this is my ABSOLUTE favorite from this session.















Can't wait til the wedding~

Monday, May 11, 2009

{Who Doesn't Love A Good Sale?}

Stand Outs are a new thing that I have been offering. They are a less expensive
alternative to Canvas Prints. I personally just happen to LOVE them.
I ordered my first one for the recent Taste Of Home Cooking Show display.
Now I am hooked on them. They are just great. So, I decided that I should not
only introduce them as a new product... but introduce them by having a
SALE. There are 3 different size options... this is just for the sale.
You can get any size you wish, but I decided to limit the options for the sale.
It will start today and last through midnight on Sunday May 17th. That gives
you a week to decided on that perfect image to hang in a special place.
These are great because they come ready to hang or you can display them on an
easel if you wish.

Prices + Sizes:

11x14 - regular 75.00 * 25% off 56.25
16x20 - regular 115.00 * 25% off 86.25
20x20 - regular 135.00 * 25% off 101.25

and here are some photos:





you can just email me with your order if you wish to order one of these.

Happy Monday Everyone~

Sunday, May 10, 2009

{I am So glad that I am Laykin's Mom}

I can't believe my baby is 6. Her first year of school is almost over.
She sometimes just calls me Mom, I want Mommy! She can do everything
by herself... even wash her hair. I guess I can just be thankful that
she still wants me to tuck her in at night. She still allows kisses and
hugs, but i do often get "mom your embarassing me..." :(

It seems like just a few days ago that I became a mom...
I absolutly HATE how time flys~
Whether she's 2, 6, 10 or 25... she will always be my baby and she
tells me that too.

Here are some quick shots I stole from my girl yesterday before our
big cookout~



and caily came too. the girls had their own little dinner complete with
dress up attire.


today we went to the park and then to lunch.






Laykin I love you and I am so glad that I am your Mommy.


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