Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Girls

I rarely share my own family portraits here. Mostly because I just forget :) But after I finished this session, I swore to myself it would make it to the blog.

And here it is...

These would be my two ladies and three of my nieces featured in a super rushed, last minute, after-school photo shoot! Not too shabby after the dirty knee, muddy elbow, broken tooth, booger, and snot removal!

"Cousins are those childhood playmates who grow up to be forever friends."

I love you, Sweet Girls.


Friday, January 10, 2014

A Celebration.

I sometimes have these grand ideas that swirl and tumble through my head all night long for many, many weeks at a time. Sometimes they fizzle out. Other times, they won't. These would be the ideas that I refer to as 'projects'.

In my head, projects are defined as this:

An activity, event, or creation that I would like to see completed at some point in my lifetime.

Being that I am a 97% natural light-using photographer, these wicked cold months are usually filled with new marketing ideas, some new branding possibilities, tax preparation, and warm fuzzy socks.

For 2014, I want more.

I have decided to take my less active months and use them to benefit others. Women, specifically. It is time for all women to look at themselves and see nothing but beauty. It is time for us to come together to lift each other up. It is time to put down the airbrushed magazines and start looking at who we really are. To really see each other as amazing, elegant, powerful, intense, natural, and passionate celestial beings. We are women. We are fierce. We are strong. And we are abso-freakin'-lutely gorgeous.

Now, back to these projects...


Disclaimer...The two women featured above have given me their full consent to use these images.

Celebrate yourself and each other. It is urgent.



Wednesday, January 8, 2014


I don't make resolutions.

I used to. I used to put all kinds of thought into how I would make this year so much better than last year. I used to make lists and get everything organized. I used to get my plan together and repeat it to myself over and over again. I used to.

I don't make resolutions.

I set goals.

I set goals for myself. Not to be reached by the end of the year. Not even necessarily with a time restraint attached. Just a goal. Something to reach for. And I won't go overboard. Going overboard can often lead to disappointment. Small goals. Small, attainable goals with the end results being immense. Once I complete a goal, I find a new one.

My last goal?

My website.

Oh, man. I could look at it all day.

My most recent goal?

Newborn artistry.

I will perfect it and I will specialize in it. It's where I belong.