Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter Sprinklers

Last Friday I was on my way to a photoshoot and I drove by the most beautiful sight. An isolated area that was absolutely covered in ice and icicles. I was so happy I was out and about with my camera. On my way home I could hardly wait to take photographs of this amazing bizzare happening. Upon close inspection of the area I came to realize that the reason everything was covered in ice was because someone had turned on the sprinklers. Oh wow! Thank you to whoever made the silly mistake of turning on the sprinklers in January when it was 19 degrees in the morning. This day... I was reinvigorated with my passion for photography. Between my morning session with a wonderful gal (will share some of those photographs later) and then being able to capture these images... how lucky I am!

To see more images you can check out my website at click on online proofing and then on Winter Sprinklers. (You can also purchase copies of these prints through my website if they move you like they move me!)

That's all for now!


Your Nature Photographer

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wine Club

I started a wine club with some girlfriends to learn about wines. We had our first gathering yesterday and we tasted Champagnes/Sparkling Wines. I figured I would share a few photos. We had such a great time! It was fun to learn and giggle and enjoy some bubbly!
Heck... I even baked... and seriously, this is kind of a taking my life into my own hands type of deal for me. I don't know that I have ever come away from baking without some sort of injury. I am proud to admit I am injury free and had some tasty appetizers to boot! Cherry Glazed Brie and an Onion Tart.
My favorites: Kirkland Brand Champagne $21.99, Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut $16.99 YUM!, Villa Sandi Cuvee Prosecco $14.99.
Least favorites: Shramsberg blanc de blanc $30.99 Super YUCKY!, Cristalino Brut Cava $7.99 Just so so.
Well, that's all for today! I will keep you posted on my wine findings!

Oh Sweet Baby

Meet Kaidyn.

Kaidyn's new here.

Kaidyn enjoys spending time with her mommy & daddy, eating, sleeping and changing outfits.

She is beautiful!

My favorite feature of Kaidyn's is her spikey hair.

Kaidyn is super skilled in the art of snuggling.

Till Next time,


Lakewood Baby Photographer

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wedding Assistant

Last weekend I assisted a photographer friend with a wedding. These are a few of the images I captured. I absolutely love them! What a beautiful bride... and her handsome husband in his uniform. I just adore weddings!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Crafty Friends and a wonderful weekend!

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to check out a new scrapbook retreat location in Kent. The Scrapbook Cottage. It was beautiful. EXCELLENT. I recommend it highly. I went with a group of ladies I know through a yahoo group I belong to for scrapbooking. I have been involved with this group for years and years. Anyway... we had a great time and I can't wait to do it again! (And maybe next time I will get more scrapbooking done! Ü)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Only 1 more day in - The Cone of Shame

This is my cat Monte. Doesn't he look amused!!! Monte had an absess on his face that he had to have surgery on. The poor cat is used to going outside and has been stuck inside for about 5 weeks now. Friday is his day to get the cone off... Monday he gets to go outside as long as he hasn't done himself any harm. I feel so bad for this guy! Since I work from home he follows me around all day with this super pitiful look saying... please mom... please remove the cone of shame. Soon my good cat!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

My Two Cameras

This camera is my "play" camera. The camera that I keep in my purse so that I remember to take photographs of my own life. Before I got this camera I stopped taking pictures because I didn't want to tote around my "big girl camera" as my husband affectionately calls it. This little camera is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a compact digital camera.
This Camera is my business camera. I love my Canon's! Ü This camera has been through a lot with me... I dropped it on the ground. (Well it did kind of throw a tantrum and demand to go into the shop after that) But it is a trooper... I love my camera... and I love taking photographs with it. I got this new lens a few months ago from a friend who is also a photographer. It is awesome!

I can't imagine life without a camera. I am so excited to be pursuing my passion of photography! So... when can I photograph you?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Picture Victory

Ok so this blog thing... really isn't that hard... I just have a way of making things harder than they are. So really the big problem is that I can't find any photographs of just me. Always behind the camera, never in front. I will be changing that soon though!

Oh well at least I was able to post that photo of my husband and I on our trip in Hawaii last year. A bit out of date but it is one of my favorite photos of a wonderful day.

Watch for more posts soon as I will be adding photos and attempting to post a photo a day for the entire year ... a challenge that a lot of my scrapbooking friends are doing as well.

I have had my camera out a lot recently... let's hope I took several over the last 8 days and just don't remember.

Ta Ta for now!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Family Photography

This December I was presented with the opportunity to give back to my community. A local Foster Care Program was having a holiday party and I volunteered to photograph the families at the party. These are kids of one of the employees, I loved how cute the shot of the three of them turned out! Due to privacy, I can't post any of the foster kids, but wanted to share what a neat experience this was. The kids involved in this program are living with some pretty tough circumstances that life has dealt them... I know I didn't save the world or anything but I hope I was able to capture a happy memory that they will be able to reflect back on when they are feeling down.