Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tait and Ashlyn's Prom

This weekend I was able to take photos for Tait and Ashlyn's prom. Tait is one of my oldest nephews...I can't believe he's old enough for the prom! They had a fun group of kids and I loved getting some photos that are hopefully a little different than the traditional prom photos. We didn't set up a backdrop and used the only blank space in the house...a set of white doors. While this wasn't ideal, I still think they turned out great. You can definitely tell the girls enjoy photos more than the boys (sorry Tait! :) but that's okay too. Enjoy!

And for fun...a few edits:

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I was so excited to have a brand new baby to prop and pose! Jazlyn came to me at a little over 2 weeks old, but she was sooo tiny it worked out okay. Needless to say, I still need a LOT of practice with newborn portraiture! But we managed a few pretty shots of Miss Jazlyn in a very short time. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

One More Thing...

Just one more thing to add to my previous "Happy Birthday" post...As part of this gift, we wanted to make something fun for Mom to hang in her house. One thing I've wanted to do for some time is create a fun sign for her mudroom with the boys' feet. We then decided to do something with the girls playing "dress-up" for Mom's make-up table. This is what we've come up with thus far, but it's still just rough. Any great quotes for the make-up table idea? Throw them my way!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is the birthday of someone very special and important in my mom! She has been through so much in her life, and yet has grown from each experience and made herself into a talented, successful person. She is a great example to her 5 children, 4 kids-in-law, and 15 grandchildren, as well as friends and neighbors.

Mom, we know there's nothing we could buy or make for you that would mean more than something from your grandbabies. They all love you so much, and had a blast doing this for you. We hope you have a fantastic day, even though we can't be with you. Happy Birthday!

Lots of love,
Sean, Diana, Hallie, Dewey, Hank, Kandice, Brett, Kylee, Aedan, Brianna, Amy, Jake, Sayer, and Sari.

Friday, April 1, 2011


I love having a big family...any time I'm in need of some serious camera time, I just have to call one of my sisters (or sisters-in-law) and *BAM* - instant subjects. Today was a great day. My sister came up with her two kiddos and we took pictures of all our kids. First we're going to have a look at Sari...she turned one in February, and she's getting big so fast!

*We started pretty early this morning, so our light wasn't the best at times. Unfortunately, her face is a bit dark in some of these, but I love them anyway!*

These next two are the same photo. The second has texture, and I can't decide which I like better, so I need your help!

Without texture:
With texture:

And one last one...awww...Sari and her cousin Brianna.

Stay tuned for a couple more posts in the next several days...we took a lot of pictures!