Tuesday, November 29, 2011


There is nothing sweeter than a child's laughter. I was excited to catch this happy moment, especially because it is so much more real than the scripted smiles that are so common at this age. It is hard not to smile at this moment of pure joy :)
So it is my entry to the weekly iheartfaces.com photo contest: Bust a Gut!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bucket List

This is my entry in the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway. Just Ask offers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share 15 things that I want to enjoy in my lifetime as a reminder to be aware of my health. Want to enter? Head over to TodaysMama.com to get the details. 
My bucket list:
Travel to Greece
See my kids graduate from college
Get my photography published
Travel to the South Pacific
Teach a class
Run a half marathon in under 2 hours
Plant a beautiful garden
Have a clean house!
Teach my dog to follow my commands
Do a pull up
Do a proper push up
Make my business profitable
Watch my children get married
Enjoy a glass of wine in napa valley
Live near the beach

Wow! that was really, really hard. I better get working on this list now.....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fierce in Pink!

My Lizzie is a girly girl. Until she enters a competition. Then you see that twinkle in her eye and you know, she is ready for battle. It is one of the things I admire in her. I have confidence that she will do well in this world due to that instinct to hang in there and fight for what she wants.

This week's theme for Iheartfaces.com photo challenge is "pink". This photo is a favorite of mine because it shows the two contrasting sides of my daughter- her pretty pink girly hat & coat and that gleam in her eye ready to take on the competition. It always makes me smile.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Here is my entry to the Iheartfaces.com photo challenge. If you haven't been to Iheartfaces.com, you are missing out! It is a great source of articles and tutorials on photography.
The topic for their photo challenge this week was white. I instantly thought of this first communion picture. It was a bright (really bright!) sunny day. Noon time was the only time for pictures and the sun was at a horrible angle plus it had poured the night before and there was mud everywhere. Luckily the family had a beautiful set of windows which softened the light coming in. With such an angelic face it was hard not to get a beautiful shot.