Showing posts with label portrait. Show all posts
Showing posts with label portrait. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Summer has flown by!

You know you've had a busy summer when you look up and haven't blogged in 2 months! So much going on that I didn't have time to sit still for a minute! Between photo sessions, weddings, travel and day to day life, it's just been a blur! One thing I did shoot this summer was this beautiful family!

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Mrs Linda is part of my church family and I just love her. She had knee surgery this summer and a good portion of the family came to visit her, so they took the opportunity to get some portraits done.

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Memories to last a lifetime!

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Grandkids and even a great-granchild! So glad they were able to spend some time together and make some memories!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Classic kid

I wanted to take a "field" picture of my cutie with my telephoto a few weeks ago. As usual, I'm only "allowed" a few shots before they are done. After a few, this was what I got...classic Hunter!

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But this was what I came away with...

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Worth it!

Saturday, November 2, 2013


There is a little redded boy that we've nicknamed "Firecracker"...he wears most of us out within an hour. He's like the little energizer bunny. The first time I actually met him, his daddy was walking him into church and I noticed he was holding his hand rather tightly. He said to him "if I let your hand go, will you run?" I will never forget his answer..."yes"...a ball of energy, but completely honest in his answer. I laughed and laughed and laughed.

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I took this a few weeks ago at a football game. He stood still for a microsecond and gave me a precious smile. He still wears me out though! ;)

Thursday, October 10, 2013


I've been working at getting our new church directory done. (LOTS of fun...not!) We had a few that could not make it for the scheduled picture appointments, so I offered to take a few of their pictures. I was expecting this...

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Because between Tyler and my son, they are always trying to sabotage or photobomb my photos. I am grateful for my quick shutter button. The only thing that is funnier is that momma was beaten to the punch with the tongue out.

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And yet I still got a good one! Nice try Tyler!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Summer has flown by and the kids are out of school (again) all week for the local horse show, so I had to bribe him to cut his hair and take his picture. It was either that or he couldn't leave town. ;) But he agreed...imagine that?! I was itching to take some portraits...seems like forever...and it has been. And since they had just cut the hay field and rolled it, it was the perfect prop.

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Honestly, find the right light and make those eyes pop! I did nothing here other than to sharpen. They are that amazing in the light!

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A little different angle...still beautiful.

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I love the height perspective in this picture. I may have to get one every year to show his growth!

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This is my favorite and may just go on my wall!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

So much to do, so little time

Has anyone else wondered WHERE the heck November went?! Granted we're only 3 weeks in, but THANKSGIVING is in 2 days! Which means it will be Christmas in 30+ days. Oh my! I have to say though, that I am about done with everything! I have a few uploads to do yet, but I am so far ahead compared to last year! And so thankful. We had a beautiful Thanksgiving Community church service the other night and I've been packing food boxes...which my boys helped deliver tonight. I am so thankful and so proud of how far we (and they) have come.

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The ONE and only "good" shot of Mr Pissy Pants!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


That my kids don't always co-operate with me! All I needed was 30 minutes, start to finish, including the drive, to get the couple shots I needed. His comment was "just use last years picture"...right, that works.

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I think this picture is hilarious...and may just use it on our Christmas cards! Ha! I also noticed his "hair horns"...that 'plains everything!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Treasure your time...

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It flies by way to fast...

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During our drive, the light was lovely...I made him stand still for 5 about killed him... :)

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Because he likes to explore! :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012


My kids have gotten good at bribery...shoot, who am I kidding, they're always trying something! It USUALLY doesn't work. But this time it did and it benefited both of us. Punk #2 was bored and wanted to go running and couldn't find anyone to run with him. RUNNING?! HA! Well, THAT wasn't happening! But I told him I would go on a bike ride with him IF he let me take some pictures. Alrighty, he was good with that and I got an awesome picture!

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FYI...I did NOT touch his eyes at all...that's all reflection from the clouds. Always look for the light!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sweet and Sassy

This sweet little girl is just over 9 months...where has it gone? She's sweet, sassy, opinionated and stubborn...and she's got everyone wrapped around her little finger! Now that's talent! :)

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Thursday, July 26, 2012


My little negotiator was hard at work this week. "If you take me to the creek mama, I'll "let" you take pictures." Hmmm, imagine that. Unfortunately for him, #1, I will only take pictures toward sunset and #2, this has been a really busy week for me. So he's been pretty bummed that I wouldn't go in the middle of the know, when it's 95 freakin degrees outside WITHOUT the the shade! It was still quite warm last night at sundown. But I was able to get him to hold still for a few minutes!

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The light when we arrived. (Still about 10 minutes too bright, or if he wasn't so anxious to start fishing, I would have moved him a hair back into the open shade.)

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The light when we left. A touch too dark without a reflector. Guess I can't have everything. ;)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

20/52 Energy

One more from the river...which goes with my "energy", can she go! But she is so photogenic! I love this picture!


Thursday, April 19, 2012


My new lens arrived the other was rainy, so we couldn't go out and test it. The next day was beautiful but I had to bribe the punks to cooperate! Gotta love kids with a goal! :) I'm still on the fence about it, but so far it does a great job on portraits.


Note to self: don't wear orange as it will reflect...white always works better!


Love this one!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

15/52 "Minimal"

Someone was bored Sunday, so he talked me into a walk. Plus I was finally able to check out the picture he drew for school and came in 3rd place. They've got the winners pictures hanging in town hall. All I've seen was the picture from the paper of all the winners, so I figured it was about time to see what all the excitement was about. :) And for someone that complains that he can't draw, to come in 3rd place out of the whole 5th grade class is pretty good! As we were heading back home and passing this wall, I made him stand in front of it for a good picture. Every time I think I'm going to get rid of this lens because I don't like it, I take a picture like this. I didn't have to do much to this one, which just kills me. Usually I'm complaining because it's just not sharp enough...and then I take this. Just my luck. :) So now I'm back on the fence on getting rid of it, darn it!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Family pics

We were in a hurry to finish before the storm came, but I think this came out ok. Unfortunately it's hard NOT to blow out a muddy lake and a bald head on a cloudy day! :)



I wish Madelynn was looking at me instead of momma...and unfortunately the other one I took that had all three of them looking, had hair blowing in Brooklynn's face. Guess you can't win them all on a windy day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


While taking fall pictures, the kid got a hold of my remote. 'Nuf said! :)


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A gift for daddy's birthday!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I took the boys falls pictures...several times actually. It wasn't that the first time didn't turn out...they did...but I wanted some pretty fall sunlight in there and the first time the sun just wouldn't cooperate. I'm still working thru them, but this one just cracks me up. It was at the end and they were both ready to go. My little ham is so full of expression...he always makes me laugh!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Last minute

I received a text the other day that said "casual senior pictures are due tomorrow, can you take them today?" ...the typical mother that gets the "I need cupcakes for tomorrow" at 8pm conversation...from a high school senior. Good to know THAT'S not going to change anytime soon! ;) So we met up and got it done!





I really like his laughing smile in this one



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CAPTURE LIFE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lesson learned

My first time with a "group" of kids...more than 2 or 3!...I think herding cattle would have been easier! :) And next time, I will remember to pack bribery candy! That was a hard lesson to learn! I came home needing a nap and being greatful that I only have 2 kids. :)














I really love the backlighting on this one.