Category archives: published/press

  • birth photography image competition 2017

  •  in this yearly photography competition, birth photographers are uniting to celebrate birth. in this image competition, birth photographers are coming together and raising awareness about the beauty of birth.  it is a "community over competition" environment which i thrive in. this is my third[...]
  • photographing little ballerinas

  • photographing little ballerinas is so much fun and yes, i did join in the fun! my grandkids are on mera's blog today as i share her photo recipe for photographing little ballerinas. I took a photo recipe from her newest book, Your Child in Pictures,  and we had a  photo session wearing tutus a[...]
  • Family Fun Holiday Ideas

  • Family Fun Holiday Ideas Family fun holiday ideas can be overwhelming to try and come with up by yourself. Here are several  memory - making fun activities to do as a family.  I just had an article published by Shutter Love about holiday ideas for family fun. Here are a few more ideas and then go re[...]
  • Holiday Recipes - Bulgar Bread

  • Holiday recipes are in a special holiday  album in our home and Bulgar Bread is on page one in the book!  Shared thirty four years ago from a friend, Kathy Gustafson, friend on fb. I make small round loaves and give as gifts with local butter or homemade jam.  It's a fun way to give a gift for folk[...]
  • book giveaway!

  • book giveaway.  okay...  i confess...   you caught me....  i started my christmas shopping a little early... happy dance going on over here!  i am so excited to have this book in my tool box of inspiration that I am giving away a free copy of Me Ra Koh's latest book that was released  on  October 1[...]
  • family fun in Blacksburg,VA

  • family fun in Blacksburg,VA at the veterinary school. we had awesome family fun on a beautiful day with a small break in the rain. it had been six months since i had seen them and it was time to celebrate birthdays.  the boys brought their john deer rain boots and mom brought her red high heels.  we[...]
  • Bridal Beauty - Amanda

  • bridal beauty session with amanda was perfect because it was in an amazing horse barn with wood all on the inside and even a bridge walkway overhead.  it was a working horse barn and so beautiful in Christiansburg, VA. my bride had never been here and it was my surprise to her as her photographer. [...]
  • tiny dancers

  • tiny dancers came to my house for their photos to show off their newly learned dance moves in ballet class this year.  this is the 3rd year elizabeth has come for photos but she has danced a total of  four years.  her mom takes these photos we create and makes an awesome photo book for elizabeth and[...]
  • ariella

  • in our growing confidence workshop, we talked about window light.  i love the light on Ariella's face.  there is lots of shadow on her face as well.  it's beautiful. ariella is eight months old and she sat perfectly still while we took photos of her.  it was amazing and she watched each of us so int[...]
  • sick day.

  • sick day.  project 365. photo of the day.  mar.6th.  feels like a day to stay in bed a little longer.  i don't want to get up.  it's cold outside.  haha.  
  • engaged...

  • engaged...  i have these people that i love and they asked me to be with them on their wedding day as the photographer,  you know what i mean, THE photographer!  i'm so excited for them.  because of his work schedule in another state, we found a Sunday afternoon with snow still on the ground.  it wa[...]
  • Project 365: jan.6. boundaries

  • Project 365: jan. 6. boundaries. Taking a look at personal boundaries we put up to keep others out. Wow, I could say a lot about boundaries. Boundaries: good for laying groundwork in relationships, expectations, and  good when used in communication. Boundaries: good for keeping things out, any[...]