Friday, May 30, 2008

Beautiful garden

Our front yard is a bit torn up right now after removing a few trees, so we've been talking to landscapers about renovation to achieve some curb appeal. After talking to Andrew of Father Nature Landscapes, he asked me to photograph one of the properties he has worked on. My husband and I love seeing beautiful gardens and this one was really a treat. Andrew's crew did the patio, water feature, fire pit, granite seating and lighting. The lady of the house has done a wonderful job with the plantings and garden art. You can see more of Andrew's work at the Point Defiance Flower & Garden Show, June 6-8.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Senior pictures - Haley

Haley has got it goin on! Beautiful, leggy, poised, and so nice too. I went a bit overboard with the amount of images I shot, as I often do when I'm having fun and working it with a willing subject. She attends Todd Beamer High School, my next door neighbor on the other side of the fence.

Captain of the cheer squad.

Shot this one on one of my newer backgrounds that I just love, Classic Garden. Then gave the image my vintage hand colored look.

Mom's favorite that she chose for her wall portrait.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Love those curls!

Mason is now a very busy little guy, so his one year session was a bit of a challenge, but we got some great expressions. He has developed a wonderful head of curls since his last session and I had to capture a sweet image of all the curls from the back.

A fun portrait with big sis Morgan wearing one of my pettiskirts. I applied a vintage hand colored treatment to this one.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

A Newborns Conversation With God

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"
God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."
God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."
Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"
God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."
"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"
God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."
"Who will protect me?"
God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life."
"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."
God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."
God said, "You will simply call her, "Mom."

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Heidi & Douglas Maternity

It was so nice working with Heidi and Douglas during their recent maternity session. Here's a few sneak peaks, looking forward to showing you everything at your presentation!