Never Underestimate…

When a girl is determined and has the spirit of an athlete…never underestimate her!

Did you get a new camera for Christmas and don’t know what all those buttons and dials are for?

Do all those buttons and dials intimidate you? Take control of your camera and master those buttons and dials while learning how 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. There are 4 hours…

Hard Work…

This fall has been really busy with traveling with my husband and friends and working with my photography business, but it has been a fun-filled fall. One of the highlights was photographing the Elmore Park Middle School football players this year – and they were a great bunch of students! I did have a favorite player on the team – #54, and she played…

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…

Woven together by choice…

What more could a photographer ask for than a client who loves your work, values your artistic ability, and has family portraits done every two years! What made this year special was the inclusion of the mom’s fiancé and his family – a total of 8! I found a phrase online (I couldn’t find the author to credit) that describes this family perfectly, “Woven…

The Old Bridge Across Ol’ Man River…

Before heading to the Mississippi River to photograph a family, I already knew what the mom was wanting – another large, framed wall print of her two kids. I had already photographed these two with the Hernando De Soto Bridge in the background. This time the three “old” bridges that span Ol’ Man River to the south would be the background. It started off…

Bright Future Ahead…

One of the milestones in a young man’s life is graduating from high school and looking forward t0 the bright future that lies ahead. When I have a senior session I incorporate their personality as well as their hobbies and interests in their images. The day is all about them. We headed downtown for the first part of his session and got some great…

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…

A Fall Afternoon on the River

There’s no better place in the fall to take family photographs than down by the river…

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…

The Lost Bird and The Woodland Princess

This image is part of a personal series of photographs I took several years ago called “The Lost Bird and the Woodland Princess.” I’ve played around with the edits off and on and I think I’ve finally settled on a style. At first they were really dark and moody, but I’ve lightened them up and I think I like them much better. I’ve ordered…