Friday, July 23, 2010


I'm so excited! I entered a picture in the Pioneer Woman photography contest and it was chosen for group 1!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The boys

Sometimes the perfect group shot is just not in the cards. We tried. We bribed, we told jokes, we acted silly, but it just was not to be. We had three issues to overcome: 1. My oldest has forgotten how to smile naturally. He kind of makes a scary face instead. 2. My middle child was in a world of his own and was not inclined to take direction -- even when the only direction was, "look at me." 3. My youngest was supposed to be in bed so he was a little on the cranky side.

I knew we didn't get "the shot," but I was hoping for something passable. When I saw this one I laughed. It is not a perfect shot of three smiling children. But it is a perfect shot of my children on this day. It will forever make me smile and remember them just as they were -- warts and all. And I will absolutely be putting it on my mantle.

"We're dangerous kids. Dangerous kids where skeleton shoes." -- says the middle child as he shows me how tough he is.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mountain wildflowers

I have a favorite meadow that should be perfect for pictures this month. Here it is this time last year:

I haven't been up there yet this year, but considering what a wet season it's been I'm going to make a leap and say it is overrun with wildflowers. I plan to get my own family up there for some portraits ASAP.

Here's my little guy walking out to join his dad and take in the view:

He looked so tiny out there by himself, I had to take a pic. ...Anyway, if you're interested in joining me for portraits in this Eden, give me a call.