Saturday, December 17, 2011


Oh Christmas Tree. Oh Christmas Tree.  How lovely are your twinkle lights!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Beyer Children- Calendar shoot

I did a photo shoot on Saturday of three siblings.  Their mother is ordering calendars for family members as Christmas gifts.  These are a few of the photos in the calendar.  
We took the photos at our local history museum.  The kids are country so of course we had to let them climb in a tree that is on the museum grounds.
And well... this one was just for fun!  

Saturday, November 19, 2011


This photo does not really capture the beauty of the area.  I wish that I would have had more time to set up the shot and adjust for the lighting.  Unfortunately, this scene is across the street from a gas station and I only had as much time as it took my husband to pump the gas.

Friday, November 18, 2011

100/365 and playing at the park

Before we moved we didn't really have anywhere for Kiera to ride her bike or play so we went to parks.  This day she tricked her daddy into playing in the sandbox with her by claiming that she couldn't work the digger... I have seen her do it by herself before.  Clever little girl.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I love the smell of tomatoes on the vine.  The deep earthy smell reminds me of my childhood.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I have been away from my blog for way too long.  I have been going through things in my life that have caused me to not have the energy to sit at the computer.  I have to change that.  I have much to share... some of it is even from the summer.

Friday, September 30, 2011


Okay... I am going to admit that I rendered the sky into this photo.  Did anyone even notice?  I tried to make it as natural as possible.  The day that I took this photo it was cloudy and the sky got blown out in the photo.  I wanted to try to put it back in a bit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Shutter priority is still my weak spot.  I am still figuring out speed vs brightness. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Maternity Session: Jaime and Chad Moore... and the future baby Cason!

I loved... LOVED!... shooting this maternity session!  Jaime and Chad are the perfect clients.  She was willing to do almost anything to get a great photo.  She braved ants, sharp rocks, a broken flip-flop, and melt your face temperatures with a smile.  There was even talk of her climbing a tree... which of course her husband and I quickly rejected! 
 I am looking forward to when baby Cason joins us.  It will be soon now.


Our historical downtown street in Springdale, Ar.  I have to admit that it does look much better in this photo than it does in real life.  In real life I am very disappointed in my town for letting it become the way that it is.  It is run down and over half the buildings are empty.  It is so sad.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Bean pole.  There were no beans left on the poles though.  I have been trying to experiment with different compositions, angles, and subjects. 

Friday, September 23, 2011


In an effort to pull myself out of a photo funk I am forcing myself to do some editing and blog posting.

Monday, September 12, 2011

So upsetting...

Once again I am so far behind.  I have been so overwhelmed lately with everything going on in my life that I haven't even been able to make myself open photoshop to do any editing.  I have taken photos.  I feel almost like I have writer's block... only it would be photographer's block I guess.  I think that I have lost my inspiration.  I had my husband drop me off on the far end of our "historic" downtown area the other day and I walked the entire thing taking random photos.  I transferred them to my computer and that is as far as it has gone.  Mentally I am lacking focus... on everything in my life right now... so I have made a decision... my 365 will be just that many photos, but they are not going to be consistently that many days.  I am not going to try to catch up from this point but only to continue forward.  I am hoping that if I remove the pressure of having to catch up my brain will allow me to move ahead.  Here is hoping.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

88/365 and the Frisco Festival

Since I am officially caught up now on my 365 I can start to concentrate on more than getting caught up.  We went to a street fair the other day.  I have an unofficial list of photographs that I want to take and a really good Farris wheel photo is on that list.  I hope that I have accomplished it.
This was also taken at the street fair.  It was very warm that day and they had a water gun station set up.  Not exactly sure what kind it really was but they filled it up with the water hose after every shot.  I was lucky enough to capture these kids getting a good spray.  The sign on the wall behind is a Coca-Cola sign.  It was a complete coincidence that the sign behind them says refreshing.

I took my inspiration for these from Katie Lloyd's carnival photos.  I used the Velvet Cream action from the Coffee Shop Blog on all of the photos.

Finally caught up!! Days 82 - 87/365

Today I went around getting photos just so that I could get caught up.  Go me!
Water bug.  I like how you can see the indention in the water where it's legs are touching.  You can see the shadow of the bug in the lower left corner.
This water was so cold and lovely.  I love the rainbow water sparkles under the water.
The stick in the water reminds me of a snail or maybe Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars.
El Camino.  We visited a car show today.  Old cars are so lovely!  And they make me want to drive really fast!
Rubber ducky... you're the one...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

79 - 81/365

I know that my last post had thistle photos in it as well but I really love thistles and I really need to get caught up.

We made homemade pizzas the other night.  As you can tell I like a bit of pineapple on mine. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

71 - 78/365

So much catching up to do...
78/365... with extras
More catching up still to come...

Friday, August 12, 2011


I am still trying to get my 365 caught up so please excuse the multiple posts in a day.  I see this flag everyday.  It is practically right out my front door.  The storms of the last week have frayed the edges.  I added some texture and did a bit of cross processing.  I like the vintage coloring that I ended up with.


A rare appearance by my husband.  Actually he doesn't even know I took this photo.  He was in the driveway with the neighbor working on his newest hobby... motorcycles.  The neighbor has an online parts store, and there has been talk of buying a shop.  I like that he has a hobby that gets him out of the house a bit now.


Walking around my house today I spotted this big guy.  I almost didn't see it at all.  These kind of spiders are very common around here but usually hang out in the eaves of the house or in trees.  This one is almost ground level at the back corner of the house.  I wouldn't even have seen him if it wasn't for the white zig-zag that is the signature of this kind of spider... I think they are called orb weavers, but I could be mistaken.


I sort of have a talent for finding strange trees.  The spikes on this one were super strong and sharp.  This is one tree that you don't want to lean on!

The Daily WyattGiven the nature of this tree, i just had to link it up with Texture Thursday over at The Daily Wyatt...even if it is now Friday.