Tuesday, December 02, 2008

my tough kids

My children are not exactly "tough", but they were trying really hard to look the part...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

sleep in heavenly peace

Wouldn't it be great to just sleep this peacefully while the world goes by around you? This little one was absolutely precious--she was so good during the entire photo shoot, whether she was asleep or awake. And I love the hair!

Monday, November 24, 2008

my baby fix

I love taking pictures of newborns! You can see why...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

sneak peek

A few from a recent session of the most adorable children...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

27 days

This is one of the pictures from my "autobiographical photography" class. The assignment is to take a self-portrait every day for 27 days. I'm including each of my children in some way in the pictures, so this is my way of including Holly, who's away at college (and a good way to avoid having my face in the picture, as well!).

Monday, September 08, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

young love

This is my "baby" brother (18 years younger than me to be exact) and his cute wife on the grounds of the Portland Temple after their sealing ceremony.
And this is my daughter and her fiance cracking themselves up during our engagement photo session.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

last day of photo fun

Our last photo class was today so we finished up with some of the "tricky pics" we weren't able to do last week because of the smoky air. The kids were cracking up at themselves and came up with the captions...

Friday, June 27, 2008

meet our future photographers...

We had a fun class today--we set up a little studio with my backdrop and put my "big" camera on the tripod, with the kids each taking a turn as the photographer and the model. It was so cute watching them give directions to their "model" about how to pose. (click to make each picture larger)

I think they were all much more cooperative for me because now they know that getting someone to pose just the right way isn't as easy as it looks. :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

more photo fun

I don't know who's having more fun, me or the kids! This is a great excuse to get to play around in Photoshop while, at the same time, hopefully teaching them how to use a few of the tools.

Because of the smoky air, we stayed inside today so we didn't get to do all of the picture-taking projects we had planned, but we did try a few fun things...

And this picture is definitely my favorite! I've seen these clone pictures before and wanted to try one with the boys. They had fun figuring out different poses they could do and were anxious to see the final result. Here it is--a house full of busy boys!

wordless wednesday

Monday, June 23, 2008

summer photography fun

A friend and I are taking turns teaching some "summer camp" classes for our kids--instead of paying to send them to an expensive class somewhere, we're swapping kids and teaching the things we're good at. She's doing cooking classes for the boys and I'm teaching them some photography. They'll also do a "Lego Camp" at our house with Ryan, our resident Lego expert. So, here's our first photography assignment from today--a scavenger hunt. Hannah joined us on the outing and I think we got some great pictures. Move over, Ansel Adams...
(you can click on each picture to make it larger)

Friday, June 06, 2008

and baby makes four

Emma (from this previous post) has a new baby sister...meet Abby, isn't she a bundle of cuteness?

Sunday, June 01, 2008

memorial day 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

let's hear it for the boys

I've had a weekend of senior sessions--it's been a blast! Usually, boys (or maybe it's just my boys) are not too thrilled to have their picture taken, but these guys were pretty relaxed. Thanks for making my job easy!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Patrick & Kristin

What a cute couple! And I didn't even have to bribe them with candy to get them to cooperate. :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

mountain boy

Does this look like the face of a boy who likes to be photographed? No, but he sure is cute, so it's hard to resist. Especially when he's wearing his little tassle hat.