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!…

DSLR Camera Class

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)…

Bikes, trikes, and the biggest sprinkler you’ve ever seen…

The recreation center in our town sponsors a Small Fry Triathlon every year for kids ages 2 years to 6 years. They take part in all three categories of a regular triathlon – run, bike & swim. They used tricycles, bikes with training wheels, bikes with no training wheels, scooters, and all sorts of riding toys. For some of the kids this was a…

Photo Walk in Nashville…

Master Photographer Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs organized a Photo Walk in the U.S. and a friend and I attended the one in Nashville. It started around 7 pm so we were able to capture all the bright lights of lower Broadway and the downtown area. If you get a chance, check out Trey’s website. He is definitely a master of photography. In…

Patience Required for Dragonflies…

I read an article on Digital Photography School about photographing dragonflies. That sounded fun! Steve Berardi from PhotoNaturalist pointed out that their “bright contrasting colors make them really stand out in their natural environment, and their large size makes them easy to photograph with a standard telephoto lens.” Super, I thought. I know just where to find some! A friend and fellow photographer joined…

A Kids Triathlon – Perseverance & Determination…

This was my 4th year to document the the Kids Triathlon in our town. As always it’s so much fun to watch these young athletes swim, bike, and run with all their heart. From the overall 1st place winner in the senior category to the littlest participant in the junior category these 7-15 year olds pushed themselves to finish the course. I admire these…

The eyes have it…

One evening in June my neighbor excitedly called and asked me to come photograph an Owl Moth that has landed on her front porch. It was beautiful! I’ve never seen an insect that this before! After a little research I found that this nocturnal beauty was actually a giant silk moth called Polyphemus Moth found in North America. It gets its name from the…

Pirates, Horses, and Photographers…

Once a year over 1000 photographers meet in Addision, Texas for the biggest and the best school of photography in the U.S – probably in the world since there were students from at least five other countries. Texas School of Photography is an intense week long school with some of the top instructors in the industry. Students choose a class and an instructor and…

Fairies and Lights in the Night Sky…

It’s only been 10 days since we celebrated the birth of our nation, but it feels like an eternity. But I have to admit the 4th of July is my most favorite holiday. Yes, even more than Christmas and birthdays! With July 4th you get cookouts, friends, and lights in the night sky and if you’re lucky, you can extend the fun for days!…

This Senior Graduate has the Beat…

Musical talent exudes from this ambitious graduate. I was honored to capture this young man’s senior portraits. We went to downtown Memphis and roamed the South Main district and the backstreets to find the perfect surroundings to capture his personality and style. One his favorite images is him walking down the trolley tracks with the confidence to tackle what’s ahead! (For the safety conscious…

The Marlowe Family…

I had the privilege of photographing this family and creating some amazing wall art for their home. They knew they wanted a large family portrait and so we were able to capture exactly what they needed during their session. It was so much fun taking photographs afterwards of Miss P who had some great posing ideas of her own. She’s a natural model with…

Sisters…

If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. ~Linda Sunshine Having two sisters myself I can attest to this statement by author Linda Sunshine! Having a sister gives you a forever best friend, she knows you better than you know yourself, and…

Bolton High School 2014 Senior…

This amazing young woman graduated from high school, worked during the summer as a counselor at a youth camp, and is now headed to her first year at college! You can see her quiet and gentle spirit in her big blue eyes, but give her just a little spark and she comes alive with fun! We wish this Bolton High School senior all the…

Fireworks Galore…

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I absolutely love fireworks – I can’t get enough of them. My poor husband faithfully goes with me while I try to capture that one perfect image of the night – unless he can find a friend to go with me instead! This year was a bumper crop of firework displays with over five…

Do all those button and knobs on your DSLR intimidate you?

Take control of your camera and photograph with confidence! Next class is Saturday, July 19! Do you have a DSLR camera and shoot in auto and still get blurry, dull images? Do all those buttons 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…

Welcome Sweet Little Baby A… (Bartlett TN Children’s Photographer)

This little cutie was so sweet the morning we “played” together! She was wide eyed most of the time, except for about five minutes when we were able to capture some sleeping baby images. She didn’t cry though, mostly just looked around with the biggest blue eyes and stretched her little legs. Thank you, mom, for letting me photograph your precious baby!  

Maternity… Waiting on #3

Isn’t it funny that when we’re pregnant with our first child, we take photos during the entire 9 months to document this wonderous event. Then when the second one comes along, we get some photos of our growing belly, especially with the older sibling kissing the new baby. But when number three is on the way, we’re doing good just to get our hair…