Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sweet Baby in the Woods

This little guy was such a great sport. I had a fun time with him and his mom this morning taking some fall portraits in the park. I love those baby smiles! (You can click on the image to see a larger version)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tiny feet, sweet angel

Friday, October 26, 2007

Modeling isn't all work ;)


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Four Sisters

Aren't these sisters just the cutest? They were so easy to work with, and their matching dresses were just perfect for photos at the botanical gardens. (Click on the image to see a larger version)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Family Day

I got to spend the morning with this lovely family. The historic watermill and fall foliage made for a lovely setting for some family portraits.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Thank goodness for unseasonable weather

Well since we've been enjoying a little "indian summer" around here, my clients have been inspired to do some outdoor sessions. I had one this morning and I have two more this weekend. Here's a quick preview this morning's session. What adorable kids, and it's fun to be able to photograph them in their own element.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

They've been framed!

I had my first holiday session today, and what a fun family. These kids were so great, and we had a lot of fun. Here's a preview of their session. Click on the image to see the larger version.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by the fun clothing designer, Johnett of sunshine*kisses. So I've been challenged to share a few little tidbits about myself.

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag a few other people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Okay, here are 7 things about me:
I handmade a quilt at age 18. I can speak Russian. I was my high school's record-holder in triple jump. I'm left-handed. I have way too many files on my computer desktop. I used to play classical guitar. I have an orange bathroom (on purpose).

And I'm tagging two of my boutique clothing buddies: and

Friday, October 12, 2007

My photo made the top 5!

I'm so excited that my candy corn pops photo was a finalist in the photo contest. How exciting to be included with some really fabulous photographers! Check out the winner and the other finalists' photos:

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Some Seasonal Fun--Recipe Included!

Well I was challenged by a photography contest to "do something creative with candy corn" and include children in the photo. So I decided to make it a fun activity for the girls. We created these yummy, and 100% edible (except the sticks of course!) pops. The recipe is my own idea, and I thought I'd share, in case anyone else is interested in trying it. Leave me a comment if you do!

Candy Corn Lollipops
(makes 4 lollipops)

8 strips of graham crackers
4 popsicle sticks
1 10 oz bag of candy corn
edible glue (see recipe below)

Place two graham crackers side by side to make a square. Use a circle cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut the graham crackers in a circle. (I suggest using two pieces of graham cracker so the circle can be a little larger--you'll want to split the circle between the two crackers) Prepare edible glue (see recipe below). Glue two pieces of the graham cracker circle together, and glue graham crackers to the popsicle stick. Cover graham cracker with glue, and then stick the candy corns to the graham cracker circle. Wait for the glue to dry so that the candy corn are secure, and "paint" the sides and back of the circle with the white glue. Wait for the rest of the glue to dry, and enjoy!

To make edible glue (recipe courtesy of
1-1/2 teaspoons meringue powder (powdered egg whites)
2/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon water

Beat all ingredients at low speed for 7 to 10 minutes, or until icing forms peaks. Tip: Keep icing covered with a wet kitchen towel at all times. Icing can dry out quickly.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

It's Holiday Portrait Time!

I'm excited to announce my holiday portrait packages and LE sessions. I'm having so much fun planning for these sessions, and they are truly "Limited Edition", in that there will only be a handful of session offered with that theme. You can choose from three themes for the LE session. "Holiday Formal", which will be available for families who want to dress their little ones in their holday best, and have a backdrop to match. "Snowride" will be a more casual style, with a simple white background and the children in an old-fashioned style wooden sled. "Cookies for Santa" is the LE shoot for the little ones who are a little more camera shy. We'll have elf hats, cookie-making supplies, and have a little fun with making pretend cookies for Santa.

Contact me to set up an appointment. I have had a lot of inquiries about holiday sessions, so I expect they will fill up quickly, especially the weekend LE sessions.

ETA: My holiday sessions are now fully booked! I am accepting appointments for the new year.