• Must Haves,  My Life

    Monday’s Must Have – Balance

    Balance…this is something I need desperately in my life right now. As most of my clients know, I have a full time job, in addition to this business. And of course everyone should know about my family. Its a lot to balance…job, business, family. And honestly I’m not doing the greatest job of it right now. I completely overbooked myself for July and August and the result has been very little sleep. To help me get caught up and regain some balance so that Gracie get more time with mommy, “Monday’s Must Haves” will be taking a short hiatus. Its not going away completely, but I need to get through…

  • Must Haves,  My Life

    Monday’s Must Have – Photography Meet-ups

    Today’s must have is also some advice. If you are interested in photography, I would highly suggest going out to shoot with another photographer. Not only is a chance to go out and take some photos, its a great opportunity to get to know someone else who is as passionate about photography. Its nice to have someone to talk photography shop with, share some trade secrets and its really fun to see your children through the lens of someone else. Tonight, I finally got to meet up with Heather. We’ve “met” on a photography forum and talked about meeting up for so long now. Gracie and Heather’s daughter, Sam, were…

  • Must Haves

    Monday’s Must Have – My Favorite Things (Summer Edition)

    Hard to believe that summer is almost half over. I hope everyone is enjoying it so far. I did this in the winter, and I thought it would be a good idea for this season. Here are a few of my favorite (summer) things. 1. Spray sunscreen…seriously, this stuff is awesome. It saves so much time if you have kids (or a really pale husband). It goes on so quick and the coverage and protection is great. 2. Berry picking…I love berries…any kind of berries. Strawberries, blueberries, black berries, raspberries. And it doesn’t get any better picking fresh berries. We already went Strawberry picking earlier this summer at None Such…

  • Must Haves,  News,  wedding

    Monday’s Must Have – Models V3.0

    My final model search for awhile, as I’ve been working hard to fill in the gaps to my portfolio…and my busy portrait season will be here before I know it. I am in search of three recent brides for a evening bridal portrait session (all three sessions will take place the same evening). It is not a requirement, but it probably best that the wedding has already taken place, because we don’t want to worry about the dress getting a little dirty. I’m not looking to do a “trash the dress” type of session, but I also don’t want to be restricted. I will supply a bouquet. Professional hair and…