Friday, December 21, 2007

paying it forward

See this little cutie? He is my cousin's son and I had the honor of watching him for a couple weeks in early December. He's the sweetest little guy - but the poor kiddo has acid reflux and he's in pain 90% of the time. Unfortunately, he cries...a lot. My cousin told me she doesn't have any pictures of him at all yet because 1) he's her third kiddo (as a third kid myself, I know how that goes) and 2) he's always so sad and in pain.

Well, I just couldn't imagine not grabbing some shots of him while he was sleeping. These were just taken in my dining room using the light from the window and a soft blanket. I LOVE how calm he looks! I'm heading out to a dinner party tonight where I plan on surprising my cousin with these pics. Can't wait for her reaction!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Challenge...

Amy is one of my "mommy" friends and I simply adore her, her hubby, and her family. We have a blast whenever we get together and I love how laid back and casual I can be with her. The day before Amy's photoshoot she told me about a photo session she had just had with a different photographer and how frustrated she was with the results and the crazy dough she had to lay down just to get one 8x10. From that moment on I made it my mission to capture the best darn pictures of her kids that she could hope for. I told her that I was determined to prove how silly she was for even buying one print from "that other guy." luck and (a bit of) talent has it - we got some GREAT shots! In fact, when I showed these to her and her husband last night they just kept saying, "Oh man... you were supposed to screw it up! You weren't supposed to do this GOOD! you know how much this is gonna cost us now? We LOVE them!"

I just laughed (and gloated a bit inside).

Told you so, Amy. :)

Thursday, December 6, 2007


They don't make many 8 month olds that are cuter than this one, do they? Tyler hadn't had any professional pics taken yet, so we were a little nervous as to how he would react. Little did we know that we would actually POSE for us! This guy was adorable and we had a blast. Check out some of my favorites:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

a couple more

Look at this little man! How could I not include a few of just him?

Ethan is just so cute I want to squeeze him. During the first shoot I did with this bunch he just kept cracking jokes and stealing the show. It makes me giggle just thinking about what a little ham he was.

For any of you who may have met my husband...don't you think this little guy looks like a young Kurt? Even in personality - they are two peas in a pod. Oh too funny!

Monday, December 3, 2007 last time

Believe it or not I was able to squeeze one last outdoor session in before the snow hit! I was so thrilled that we hit good weather because Kim (aka - Super Mom to these 4 lovelies) SO wanted an outside portrait. I was happy to oblige and I love the results.

Looking at these pictures makes me smile because they were all taken at the old farm where my dad grew up. There's just so much history at that place. I can vividly imagine him expoloring some of these same nooks and crannies as a little boy (with his 13...yes, I said 13...brothers and sisters). No doubt they had lots of love and laughter on that farm.

Anyway, there's just something about old barns and sheds that make for such beautiful pictures. Don't you think?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Meet Luke and Emily, two positively scrumptious little kiddos. I took their Christmas portraits last week and loved working with them, especially Emily. She's just getting at that golden age where she actually LIKES getting her picture taken! It's fun to work with a willing model. But let's not forget about little Luke...this kid was a crack up! You could tell he was going to give his sister a run for her money in the future!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christmas Special...extended!

Well, I figured that since I don't even have my Christmas cards ready yet...I can't expect others to have thought that far ahead. :) As a result, I've extended my Christmas special until December 25th. Make sure to schedule an appointment today!

The Christmas Special:
The Holidays are just around the corner (believe it or not!) and it's time to think about getting that family portrait taken. I am offering a special which will run until December 1st that includes the following:

  • Family sitting fee ($30.00 value)
  • Holiday Card Photo Creation ($25.00 value)
  • Portrait CD with all your images (including the Holiday Card Photo Creation) from the session yours to keep in jpeg format ($95.00 value)
  • All for just…$120.00

That's a savings of $30.00! Please view the images below which are examples of my holiday cards. Be sure to contact Tammy to set up your appointment today (as November will fill up fast!).

*** this special includes one family sitting fee; individual children's sitting fees will be charged accordingly

A Christmas Cutie!

Okay, can I just admit it? As much as I love the Fall....I love Christmas. No, I looooooooooooooooooooooove Christmas. And shooting Christmas pictures of adorable little kiddos like this one makes the season even better! Allie is the niece of my best friend and I'm so glad that her parents brought her in. She hammed it up big time for me and we had a blast with our session. Check out how adorable she is:

And here she is looking comfy in a cute is this?

What a beautiful little girl!

Friday, November 9, 2007

loving this!

Check this out...I open my in-box this morning to find this ridiculously sweet e-mail from a client who just received her engagement pictures from me yesterday evening. This just made my day!!


I absolutely positively adored the pictures. Dan did too!! i really really liked the ones that were not posed that were "different". My favorite one was the one with the song on it. I also liked that old looking one of us holding hands that looked antique. Loved, loved, loved!!!

How was your birthday? Hope it was good.

Thanks much, Ana

PS...I am so so so happy that we picked you because;
-you take different pictures
-you are younger
-you are really nice
-you "capture the moment"
-you are reasonably priced

Okay, so not only did she call me younger (the day after my 28th birthday...hurrah!) and say that I was nice, but she basically sent me a disertation on why Capturing Moments Photography rocks (complete with a bulleted list). Love this girl! Can't wait to shoot your wedding next year, Ana! :)

Take a look at how in love these two knuckleheads are.....

We were just about done with our session when we came across this old beat up truck. Even though it was a Ford, Dan and Ana jumped right on for a super fun shot!
The "antique" holding hand one that she was talking about

Thursday, November 8, 2007

birthday fun

Today is my 28th birthday! I've had just the most relaxing, perfect day ever. My little girl snuggled with me after she woke up this morning, my 3 year old nephew sang happy birthday to me as he curled up on my lap, my husband sent me roses, my parents took me out to lunch, and I was able to catch up on some of my favorite photography websites during Mary's nap. I couldn't have asked for a better day!

who doesn't love the fall?

Okay, I admit it...I'm obsessed with fall. It is absolutely my favorite season! I love the colors, the weather, the leaves - and let's not forget about the caramel apples! Yum! Just as delicous as those apples are the beautiful fall pictures I've been grabbing lately. The first 3 are from different sessions I did and the last one is a collage of my own little girl, Mary, going nuts in the piles of leaves. Did I mention that I love fall? :)

Monday, November 5, 2007

My very first post! blog.

My very first post. I feel as though I should be searching for the PERFECT words...something profound, exciting, and alluring. Something to kick off this new blog and get it started on the right foot.

Gosh, now if I only knew what those words were. Hard to think of while my little munchkin is tugging at my pant leg asking for "milk" (make that demanding milk). Anyway, what to say in my first post?


No...that doesn't do it.

How about "yeah...BLOG!"

No...certainly not that.

What if we just say...."I hope you like it".

Because I do.


That you like it.

So....welcome. Yeah Blog!

(off to get some milk for the little back soon).