Beautiful You…Andrea

This tall, beautiful young woman is beginning her modeling career and I had the privilege of photographing her. I wanted to try some new lighting equipment and she needed some images for her portfolio. What more could a photographer ask for, a beautiful model and new lights! We were a perfect combination!    

Big Sky Country…

Big Sky Country… you have to see it to fully grasp the enormous expanse of land and sky. The sky seemed to go forever against the unobstructed horizon. When we were there, a storm was brewing and the clouds were amazing. They billowed and rolled over the landscape and mountains. We headed out from Bozeman traveling the backroads and found what we call in…

No Words for the Beauty of Yellowstone…

I’ve been very blessed to have been able to travel , both nationally and internationally…Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Greece, The Netherlands and 25 states here in the US. Each has their own characteristics from beautiful beaches to majestic mountain ranges to pastoral farmlands. But I have to say that Yellowstone National Park has the most varied landscape I think…

Motivation and determination…

This young man graduates from high school this month and is already planning for his future. He’s earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and with that distinction you know he has the motivation and determination to accomplish whatever he sets out to do. Congratulations! Job well done!  

The Tetons…

The smoke from the fires burning in Washington and Montana in the fall of 2017 obscured the peak of the majestic Grand Teton. In fact, we could scarcely see the top of any of the other mountains. Although the haze prevented us from viewing high peaks of the Tetons, we toured and hiked the park taking it all it had to offer before heading…

Personal Branding for Young Entrepreneur…

  We had this talented and energetic young entrepreneur in the studio for some personal branding photographs. She needed two different styles for her various enterprises…a professional, business look and a more causal one for her skincare business.  

The Cockroft Family…

It felt like one of the coldest days ever, but when all the kids are home for Christmas, you bundle up (at least the photographer does), brave the cold, and take outdoor family photographs. I love this family and was honored they asked me to capture “this moment in time” for them.  

Sunset on the River

I never tire of photographing the Mississippi River at sunset. It’s so mesmorizing, watching the water roll by and waiting for the sun to color the sky. And if you wait for just a little while, you’ll see one of the many barges that go up and down the river. We’re fortunate in Memphis to have two bridges that cross the river, the Hernando…

Ducklings…

About a month ago, my neighbor had a mama duck nest in her backyard, right next to her swimming pool. Apparently, it takes twenty-eight days after the eggs are laid for the ducklings to hatch…and, sure enough, these babies came right on schedule! The morning of the twenty-eighth day, eleven eggs started hatching. By that evening, the nine surviving ducklings were swimming around in…

Who Can Resist…

After photographing fireworks for about 5 years, I decided this year I would enjoy them – from start to finish – without looking through a camera lens…or maybe skip them altogether! Usually, I attend about three different firework displays each Fourth of July. I love the booms and the sudden bursts of light. It’s like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re…

Birthday wishes…

When you’re twelve your future consists of what’s happening in the next two minutes…what you’re going to wear…what you’re going to eat…who’s posting on instagram or snapchat. For this birthday girl, turning twelve is all about fun, giggles, birthday cake, and presents! Happy birthday, Sweetie!  

Celebrating Families…

Being a family photographer is a like being the proverbial fly on the wall. Once a family gets comfortable with the whole process of being photographed, they tend to forget you’re there and you get to witness first-hand the interaction between family members. Siblings start to tease and play with each other…little ones let go of their death grip on mom…even dads relax! Here…

Sweet Little Princess…

All little princesses should have someone to protect them, and this sweet one certainly does! Her protector is her big brother who adores her, although he’s only known her for a few short weeks! When little Miss A came into the studio for her newborn photos at 13 days old, her big brother came along too…just to make sure she was well taken care…

When Plan B turns out to be the better option

I was approached by our local recreation center to help create a visual display of the management staff and the fitness trainers. I had planned to photograph everyone outdoors using natural light, but the weather didn’t cooperate…on the morning of the shoot it was raining! Camera equipment and clients don’t mix well with rain, so Plan B was executed. My assistant and I grabbed…

A Family That Plays Together…

Whether it’s riding bikes, taking a run, or relaxing together at home, this family loves to laugh and play together. A warm afternoon on the Wolf River Greenway was perfect to capture this family’s love of life and love for each other.    

Little Man Turns 2…

This cute little man stole my heart the first time he smiled! So typical of a 2 year old he was up, down, and all around! I’m not beyond a bribe! I admit – I did entice him with candy to get him  to sit still for just a moment. But it was worth it to get the cutest little dimple you ever saw!…

Do you have a DSLR camera and get blurry, dull pictures? Do all those buttons and dials intimidate you? Take control of your camera and learn to shoot in manual. You’ll be surprised at how much clearer and sharper you photos can be! This DSLR camera workshop is designed to take you from auto to manual and help you understand exposure, metering, and composition….

Funny, loving & delightful…

You have to meet this awesome family…funny, loving, and delightful! The kids were spontaneous; the parents loving. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the kids interact with one another as they roamed up and down the riverbank throwing sticks and logs into the river. They scoured the rocks that lined the river looking for frogs and other creatures. They ran and played through the fallen leaves….

Hot Air Balloons…

I love hot air balloons, but have never had the chance to photograph them…until last night! Our little city held its annual Fall Festival and Balloon Glow and I never knew they had a balloon glow. Where have I been? I do admit that it’s been many years since I’ve been to the festival (not since my children were little and they’re grown now)…