Monday, April 26, 2010

2009 {Continued}

I was the assistant coach for my daughter's Jr. Pro cheer team this fall!  While the time committment is too much for me to do it again this year, it was a fun season and we had some great little cheerleaders!!

This is my cousin, Emily.  She was visiting TN while on her fall break and we did a mini photo shoot for her parents and our grandparents!  It is easy to take great pictures of a photogenic beauty like her!

Our good friend Misty got married this fall!  These were just a couple of snapshots I took at the wedding!

Family shoot of our friend's, the Murray's!

They ordered a 10x20 Canvas of this one.. and it looked GORGEOUS!!!

A couple of cute shots I got when we went for a walk on the greenway with friends! 

Halloween!  Yes, that is me on the left!  :)  The kids wanted to snag some candy much more than they wanted to pose for a picture!

Mom wanted some shots of her and the kiddos, so we journeyed out to the park on this beautiful day in November!

This little beauty is Meredith.  Her mommy and I have been friends since we were born! No, really!  We were in the hospital nursery together when we were born, and we went to preschool, and all thru our school years together!

  Another fun shoot with the Burns family!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The rest and best of 2009!

So, I have given up my OCD method of posting and getting caught up!

So I am going to do a summary post of the rest of 2009 with some of my favorite pics! Scroll and enjoy! **And leave comments! Please!!! I love to hear your thoughts!!**


Adrienne found me from our mutual friend Lindsay. I loved meeting her family! The journey their family has taken, is so incredibly inspiring! Adrienne and Jim are 2 of the strongest and most caring people I have had the pleasure of meeting!

I just love this picture with his blankie!

The first day of school...My baby girl is in First grade!! When did time pass so quickly??!! I can't believe how grown up she is becoming. I am a proud mommy!

I love, love Facebook! Tina and I went all the way thru school together, but until this past August, I hadn't seen her since graduation. I was so excited when we reconnected on FB and she asked me to take some family pictures of her precious family!

This is one of my favorite pictures of ALL time! Tina is gorgeous naturally, and I love the interaction in this photo of her and her son. Next post... September!

Love WTD!!

WTD = What the Duck :)

He is a cute little cartoon character for photographers! I love it! I am going to get This coffee mug.. it makes me smile!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I love it so much, I want to marry it!

In July, I got a new Camera!!

Isn't it beautiful?!! When it arrived, I (only half-jokingly) told my husband he would have to sleep on the couch, so that the camera could sleep on his pillow. :))
I didn't really move dear hubby out of the bedroom..I made her a nice bed in my super padded camera bag and she sleeps happily there ;)

I am still in love with it today! It is a great camera!! Here are a few of the first images I captured with it just playing around (read:: mis-matched kiddos with messy hair) that first day!

The Gibbs Family ~ My first family reunion shoot!

My dear friend, Carrie, presented me with a wonderful opportunity this summer. Her family has a big (by big, I mean Huge!) family reunion every 2 years. They always have a family portrait made while everyone is in town for the reunion, and she asked me to be the photographer this year!

This was my first family reunion shoot.. go big, or go home, right?!! :) There were 28 people in the group shot!

The guitar in the front is in memoriam of Travis Cook. His sister Temesa is holding the guitar.

The shoot went great, they are a fun bunch!! I learned a lot that day, and I am so grateful for the opportunity!! :)

Poor neglected blog!!!

If my blog had feelings, no doubt, this would be the face it would make! I have neglected it for so long! I could make a list of reasons..or rather, excuses for why I have neglected it, but there is one real reason:

Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization.

That being said, I feel like my posts of my photography sessions need to go in order, and since I am so far behind, it is a daunting task to think of even starting!! But, I will. I mean.. I AM going to start. Now. Well, after I finish this post and get the little princess an after school snack ;)

So many days, I think.. oh THIS (insert funny/shocking/amazing story from a day in a mommy/photographer/nurse's life) would be great to blog about! But, I can't do that because of the lack of catch up posting I have done (see above definition).

So. Now, I am going to find princess her snack, and sit right down and start some photo blogging! ;)

Friday, October 9, 2009


2 dishes done... 2 to go!

Last night I made Paula Deen's French toast casserole, and my own version of Buffalo chicken dip ( I use one can chicken, 8oz cream cheese) but, I doubled the recipe for this weekend! :)

Today I will be making Snickerdooodle Blondies And my own Chicken pot pie recipe!

On the photography side, I did a quick mini shoot with my cousin Emily, who is down here staying with my grandparents while she is on fall break. She was super photogenic - and I managed to fire off about 75 pics in 30 minutes! I will be working on those after our mini vacation weekend!

The kids and I have been awake since 0440 this morning. They are super excited to be spending the weekend with Nannie and Papa and my ADD is in overdrive thinking of all the things I need to get done today! Here is hoping for a productive day and a safe trip to VOL Country!!