Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

I hope Santa was good to everyone (or that you enjoyed the holiday you celebrate). It seems like it went by far too quickly this year.
My New Year's resolution will be to update my website and blog more frequently. Drop me a line and let me know your favorite photos - I'll try to include them on the website.
Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Senior session

December is not typically the month for senior portraits, but this session turned out great. The late afternoon sun was perfect for some outdoor shots, and we didn't freeze too much. This gal was up for anything and didn't question me when I asked her to pose different ways - my favorite thing about working with seniors.
Good luck and enjoy the rest of your high school days!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Family Photos

I always enjoy photographing this family. They are loads of fun and the kids get along great with my kids. The littlest one would have much rather played trains with my son, but we convinced him to join the family for a few shots. The daughter was up for anything. She always enjoys having her picture taken.

Friday, December 01, 2006


As the photographer in the family, I pretty much don't exist according to our photos. It is so nice to have another professional photographer take our family photos. This year, my good friend Neysa braved the cold and a wound up three-year-old to capture some amazing family photos for us. I should have had her consult Jim (photographer from past years, busy planning retirement) so she knew exactly what she was getting herself into. Thanks so much - it was a blast!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

More Family

I had a great photo shoot a few weeks ago with this wonderful family. I really enjoy working with families and getting to know everyone's personality. I feel like I get a back stage pass into people's lives - a real privilege.
The two dogs in the photo had not met before that day. It made me more than just a little nervous, but I kept my cool and everything worked out just fine. It's so nice to have the ENTIRE family in a photo.

Monday, November 27, 2006


Yes, It has been "forever" since I updated my blog. So sorry. Below is a small look at what I've been doing for the past several days. Food, glorious food! I justified all this food by running the Thanksgiving Day 10K race here in Cincinnati. My husband will never live down the fact that I paced him through the entire race and then he sprinted the finish to beat me by 2 seconds! You can check out race results at Congratulations to Jonathan and Steve for beating me by way more than 2 seconds!

There was too much food in the kitchen so the turkey had to be carved in the laundry room.

All the wonderful side dishes.
Celebrating a birthday too.
I also had several family sessions and will be posting more photos from those soon.
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Baby girl

As I have said before, I love newborn shoots. This was done a few weeks ago and was such fun. The light in her room was perfect for photos and natural light is so much nicer than a flash.
I knew the older brother and sister were going to love the new baby. This little one now has an abundance of "moms" to "help".
I just had to put together my favorite thing - a baby collage.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Three Months

Documenting your child's milestones is something that everyone can appreciate for years to come. It is amazing how quickly these little ones change! Having professional photographs created is a wonderful way to preserve time. I know infants are tons of work for their parents, but I try to make all of my sessions as stress free as possible, after all, I'm not a department store studio.
Below are some shots from from a recent three month old session. I love that her mom dressed her in blue - it can look so cute on a little girl and really brings out her blue eyes. This little one was pure joy. I had such fun photographing her.

Sunday, November 05, 2006


I had the opportunity to photograph an engagement session for this terrific couple. We had fun despite the freezing cold temperatures and blustering wind. They each have a wonderful smile and you get a true sense that they really care about each other. I can't wait to photograph the wedding next spring.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


These three were a riot to photograph. They were much more interested in the ducks than anything else. The littlest had no interest in staying in one place, even with her dad's song and dance. Not to worry though, some of my favorite photographs are of kids just being themselves. I always have fun running around with the kids - they keep me laughing and make my job very enjoyable.