Thursday, February 26, 2009

We've moved!

In case you haven't heard, I have a new blog for Homegrown Memories Photography & Design. So if you haven't checked it out...what are you waiting for? Visit us at

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 this thing on?...

I think I hear crickets. Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2009 has been good to you so far. I just wanted to stop in to say STAY TUNED....things are brewing behind the scenes! Get ready for a new look and new website by the end of the month. Take care!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

...New Year's Eve...Eve?...

Hey everyone! Was Santa good to all of you? I hope no one ended up with a lump of coal in their stockings this year. Me and my family had a nice Christmas together and this was certainly a fun year with Addyson. She really enjoyed everything about the holiday. From the lights, to Santa, to opening presents, she was in awe of it all!

This was a very crafty Christmas for me. Since getting Photoshop earlier this year, I have really been trying to learn all the different things I can do with it besides just editing pictures. Thanks to the help of all the awesome members of Two Peas In a Bucket scrapbooking forum I was able to make some really personalized gifts this year. Here's a look at them:

My husband's family really loved them and my most favorite comment was from Brad's niece...."This is my favorite present this year!"

I did one for my mom too...

And this is a non-picture one, but I think it looked great once it was framed.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

...Santa is coming to town!

I hope you've all been good boys and girls this year! Are you ready for the jolly fat man to come down the chimney tonight? My daughter is super excited...although we don't have a chimney for Santa to come down...I guess he'll just have to use the back door! LOL

I can't believe Christmas is almost here. It just seems like yesterday I was talking about all these things I was going to do to be "prepared" for Christmas this year. You know, so I wouldn't be running around at the last minute like a crazy person....well, I'm the crazy person AGAIN this year...that's how I roll LOL

Anyway, I wanted to post some pictures from my last portfolio building session for 2008. I was excited to do this pictures for a dear friend and her family. I decided to go to Kleb Woods Nature Preserve. They have a section that has an old farmhouse and shed with old tractors and stuff. Her boys are into tractors, so I figured if nothing else, it would amuse them while we tried to get some pictures.

This is an example of one of the neat tractors in the shed out there

My friend's sister and her new family came out too, here's a peek at their new bundle of joy

This picture was going to be a gift to their parents...I think it's pretty good for the amount of kiddos in the mix ...LOL

I want to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

....Party of Five....

In the early part of this month, I had a photo shoot with a really cute family of 5. Little did I know, the smallest family member would be such a challenge. This little girl did not like to smile...for the camera. She would smile in between shoots when the camera was out of sight, but as soon as the camera started to creep up to my eye, the smile was gone in a flash. Either way, this little girl is a doll - see for yourself!

More pictures to come of my last photo shoot for 2008... For now though...if you aren't done with Christmas shopping, you better get out there...we're only 3 days away!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I had the pleasure of taking some photos for my cousin and her new hubby a few weeks ago. They were so much fun and made me laugh hysterically! Thanks T&R for the opportunity!

The session was at Rock Creek, what a pretty place. Thanks Jenn for letting me know about it!

This was a new angle for me ...literally...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

...I need to play catch up...

It's been so hectic since the holidays have rolled around that I've been slacking off on posting the portfolio building sessions that I had over the last few weeks. I took photos of this next family the weekend after Thanksgiving...and bless their hearts the weather was so cold and the wind was horrific....but thankfully, the results were still beautiful...

Stay tuned for more postings later....