things to remember...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

when in doubt, show up early.
think less.
feel more.
give thanks often.
expect the best.
appreciate everything.
never give up.
make it fun.
and, live as if your success was inevitable.

I forget things. a lot.  I was at the bank the other day and one of the super cool teller's there had written this on the message board in a really cool colorful way.  Odd, sort-of.  I'm not sure how I would feel if my bank teller winked at me.  But then again not so odd and maybe I would. It would make me laugh and not take life so seriously, I think.  We're all inately creative - take after our Father, I think...  well, it made me smile and resolve to here you go...

Day 21 of 365

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it was cold and the boy showed love without being asked.
because it was an amazing first family trip.
because they had matching jackets, and liked it.
because I love them.
because. :)

Day 20 of 365

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because the spray looks like magic.
because it reminds me of my man and makes me smile.
because it was a magical afternoon.
because. :)

Day 19 of 365

Monday, September 21, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it makes me think of the one I like.
because it makes me laugh and want to say "mufasa".
because someday when I get to be in the new earth,
I want to ride on a lion - like Aslan.
because he is majestic.
because. :)

Day 18 of 365

Sunday, September 20, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it reminds me to be generous.
because it is the ocean.
because when I look at it, I can smell the ocean.
because. :)

Day 17 of 365

Saturday, September 19, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it symbolizes relaxtion to me.
because it was one of two family vacations.
because I like water + reflections.
because. :)

Day 16 of 365

Friday, September 18, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because you can't help but laugh/smile when you look at this.
because objects ARE closer than they appear.
because it was raining.
because there was a mountain lion close.
because. :)

Day 15 of 365

Thursday, September 17, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it signifies my home.
because I smooched in this theatre when I was sixteen.
because I love old buildings.
because. :)

the award for coolest brother of the week goes to...

I got to go shoot some seriously cute kids the other day.  Josie is the sweetest little girl with some SERIOUS style (yay, mommy!)  She wasn't super into me being in her face but after about 10 minutes she rolled with it and did a.m.a.z.i.n.g!  But, definitly the award for coolest brother of the day goes to Jaiden!  Besides letting his sister crawl all over him with a smile permanently on his face...he seriously is one of the coolest little men I have ever had the chance to meet...He was super helpful with Josie and never complained once! (even though it was 100 degree's out and he had jeans and a couple layers on at times!)  This boy loves baseball and Art!  My kind of kid!  When I asked what he wanted to be he said and artist but his fallback was to be a veteranarian.  What?!  Yup, he said his "fallback"! :)  Seriously cool little man!  Thanks also to Kristen for being a rockstar and making sure her kids looked awesome!

Day 14 of 365

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it was someone's story.
because I have an incredible fascination with graveyards.
because I wonder what it would be like to live in 1881.
because. :)

Day 13 of 365

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because she is my beauty queen, peanut, butterbean, pumpkin, sweetheart + sugar.
because God gave her the most beautiful eyes.
because she licks her lips.
because she loves her American Girl sweater.
because it was chilly that afternoon.
because. :)

Day 12 of 365

Monday, September 14, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because who doesn't like baby feet?!
because I like out of focus backgrounds.
because. :)

Day 11 of 365

Sunday, September 13, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it's one of my all time favorites.
because they are my heart.
because I like laughter.
because I like old grocery carts.
because I like Christmas.
because I like dark negative space.
because I have the best kids ever.
because. :)

Day 10 of 365

Saturday, September 12, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because when I look at him I see a just walking baby boy.
because it makes me happy that he's getting married.
because my favorite color is green.
because I like movement.
because. :)

Day 9 of 365

Friday, September 11, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it signifies the future.
because it makes me smile when thinking of the girl.
because I will always be amazed at trains.
because I have a strange affection for feet.
because. :)

Day 8 of 365

Thursday, September 10, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because it's in 3D.
because I like red and chocolate brown together.
because dressing up little girls is fun.
because. :)

online art gallery

I follow this talented ladies blog and have mentioned her before in my blog. She put together an online art gallery from other artists and I got to post one picture from kreatid photography + design...check it out here...

Day 7 of 365

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

why do I love this picture?
because I love the color.
because I love the girl.
because I love the life of this picture.
because. :)

Day 6 of 365

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

no, I haven't forgotten about my 365 year of pictures book...I'm having issues with what I want the finished book to look like...random images?  my kids?  a theme?  in the end, I decided I want it to be a journey of me as a photographer and what I could be nature, people, objects...whatever...and it's going to be AWESOME :)

happy (un)labor day!

Monday, September 07, 2009

today was a good day. lots of rest. good friends. swimming. bike rides. free chick-fil-a. today was a good day.

brett has hidden mad skills in pool diving...little known fact :)


Sunday, September 06, 2009

Because I want to challenge myself and I'm being inspired by some other photographer's blogs I follow...I'm going to try and post an image a day for a full year. Then at the end of that year, I'm going to make a book out of it with the company that my mom consults for - Heritage Makers. so here goes...! this is simply me and my kids thinking that eggs are funny...and they are :)

lady luck

Saturday, September 05, 2009

I love her. she is simply sunshine. :)

blue eyes.
pixie girl.
miniature sprite.
booger kisses.
fairy wings.
potty songs.
dress up shoes.

yes. I will miss her.

illinois in the fall

I'm pretty excited for my trip to Illinois for a photoshoot weekend! I'll be in town October 23rd to the 25th and am already almost 100% booked. If you'd still like a photo shoot with me for that weekend email me! Can't wait to be in the cool fall weather!