Archive for July, 2011

It’s Friday and that means it is time to share how I interpreted the prompt old. This photographic journey is for the entire year and I am joined by 17 fellow photographers.

‘Santa’ found this vintage toy cowboy gun at an estate sale and knew that Luke would just love it. Even though games like cops and robbers may be obsolete for most children, we do not have video games, so some old school games are still alive and kicking here in our home. Please know that Santa was not promoting violence in any way, but just knew a treasure for a little boy when he saw it.

One of the things I like best about vintage toys is to think of the children that played with them before…who were they?

So now you can hop on over to Jessica Richter’s beautiful blog to see how she interpreted the word old.

Have a lovely Thursday!

What a joy it was to photograph this beautiful baby girl. She is so totally loved and adored by her parents and big brother. To me there is nothing more special than witnessing siblings getting to know each other.

Heather & Mike, you have such a beautiful family. Thanks for allowing me to capture this special time in your lives.

I have another installment in my ‘life lives here.’ series.


I loved having the opportunity to take Olivia’s photographs as she begins her senior year of college as a music & theatre major. We took lots of images that she will be using as head shots as she auditions for upcoming roles this year. What a beautiful girl; I was in awe of the joy she expresses in her eyes and smile. How fitting that she is pursuing a career in acting; she’s a natural! We had a wonderful time together and I am so happy I was able to convince her beautiful mama to join her in a photograph!

This week, our group of photographers was challenged to photograph and interpret the theme, on the shelf. I intended to photograph some of my vintage finds from estate sales that grace the shelves in my living room or my vintage camera collection, but I ended up visiting Jackson’s room and snapped a photo of a small shelf in his room. I made him the framed ABC poster last week after seeing a similar one on etsy. It won’t be long before this room needs to be converted into a big boy room and it will no longer be the nursery, so I will savor this image (and many others) and all the beautiful memories I have of my babies sleeping in this nursery.

Now you can click on this link to visit the fabulous, Jessica Richter and see how she photographed on the shelf.


For me, there isn’t anything better than witnessing the imaginations of children. My littlest guy loves to dress up like a knight and I was lucky enough to capture this magical moment.

Makes my heart happy.

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to share how I and the other photographers participating in this year-long photographic journey interpreted independence. I just love the Fourth of July; it is so special to see how our nation comes together to celebrate its birthday and the beautiful gift of freedom we have here in the USA. I was inspired by how the fabulous Nicole Hill Gerulat (A Little Sussy) photographed a Fourth of July party for Real Simple. I knew I wanted to try something similar with my sweet guy Luke.

I hope you had a lovely Fourth of July weekend. Now, you can head on over to see how Jessica Richter photographed her beautiful children in an Independence Day parade.

My colors ‘week’ continues! ┬áHere is red. Not sure if there is anything better than fresh strawberries. Delicious!