Thursday, October 7, 2010


Autumn is my favorite time of year and October, my favorite month.

I love the chill in the air, the crunch of leaves beneath my feet, the beautiful color on the trees. It's just so beatiful! Trees are just starting to change around here and I'm hoping the lack of rain this year won't kill the color too much. Until it progresses into full swing, I get to play with the bits of color currently popping up above my head.

What's your favorite time of year?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a little rain

goes a long way when you're a mushroom.

It's been incredibly hot and dry here in the midwest lately. We finally got some rain and look what popped up:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

winter wonderland

Oh, yes. It is just around the corner! Hard to believe that I'm already thinking about ordering Christmas cards! And now, it's simple. I (and you!) can order straight from my galleries on SmugMug! I'm adding new photos every few days. Here are a couple of the most recent that I'm considering for my own Christmas cards this year:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

always remember

The day that war became "real" to all Americans.

The day our faith was strengthened.

We will never forget.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

finding the light

"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary."
-Aaron Rose

Thursday, September 2, 2010

tiny neighbors

I've decided this is truly the best way to spend part of my lunch every day...

seeing the world around me through my lens. It's the perfect break from staring at the computer screen.

Sometimes the neighbors just beg to have their photos taken.

This guy even found his own spotlight. =)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fallen Angel

We all stumble.

Do not let a fall break your spirit. There is beauty in the imperfections. They make you unique. Embrace those imperfections as they are what make you YOU.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Product - Yarn!

I do love my yarn... and it's so fun to shoot!

It doesn't move...

It just sits prettily by 

while you figure out it's best angle. =)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Four-legged Models

One area I plan to get into: pet photography.

Not always the most cooperative models... but they don't complain about looking "bad" in a photo either! =)


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More Lily

Let me start with, I'm not usually a huge orange fan. However, these lilies were just so pretty I couldn't resist. This shot was actually the original shot (followed up by the previously posted one). I still love this one more due to the soft lighting. Some weeks just require an extra shot of happy color.

I promise all posts won't be orange lilies! =)

To even things out a bit, this is a shot from my trip to Ohio.

I just love the texture of that palm trunk.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Welcome to my new photo blog! I'll be posting my favorite photos here.

I've always loved photography and have had the opportunity to take a few photography classes over the years. No matter what else I do in my life, I always come back to photography. I can get lost in little else, but hand me a camera and I'm in my own world. I love shooting natural elements and wildlife, but am working on my portraiture as well. Follow me as I learn and grow my skills...