A Bit Of Whimsy For Spring: The Wood Family

I have known Rachael since before I started Kindergarden. We grew up on the same street, just a year apart in age, and now our own daughters are one year apart as well! The first time I shot for her, I had a portrait booth set up at a Mother’s Day Festival. Her daughter Scarlett…

Shooting With My Peeps: Spring Mini Sessions 2015

I have been overwhelmed by the response to my Spring Mini Sessions this year. I offered them both in the studio, and outdoors and ended up shooting about 20 sessions all together. My setup this year included my usual realistic prop chickies, Peeps in a jar and a few other seasonal items. The studio sessions…

Monroe Is Just The Bees Knees: Third Birthday Portraits

Sam and I both have daughters that are just a few months apart from each other in age. I’ve done a few sessions for her family, and when she saw the pin up inspired images I shot of my own daughter, she hit me up right away about doing that type of session for her…

Chapter Five: The Demings

I met Melissa in the 3rd grade. We were both in our town’s Holiday parade and our Moms met and worked together to design our costumes. We were candy cane stripers and human gift boxes. Over the years, her Mom came to own a local pizzeria, my Mom ended up working for her, and they…

Pastor Weaver: Started From The Bottom Now He’s Here

Pastor Patrick Weaver resides in the new condos above my studio, and one day he walked in while I was doing some organizing. As I learned, his usual photographer had moved out of state and he was looking for someone new. We tentatively set up a shoot date, and after a bit of back-and-forth, he…

My Birthday: The Not-So-Big Thirty-One!

This year I turned thirty-one, on Friday the 13th-March 13th, to be exact. For the past several weeks I was so ill that I didn’t even shoot for most of them and I developed a lung infection and well, for the most part, forgot about my upcoming birthday. My husband reminded me about it the…