Friday, December 23, 2011

Joys of Life

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
The Holiday season has been crazy for me.  I feel as if I have not had time to even think straight.  I finally had a few minutes today and I wanted to share a family shoot that I did last weekend.  The wonderful family did not want a posed shoot, but a real life one.  Where they are always on the run and out, but at the same time have the cutest little man to take care of and entertain.  I had the chance to shoot at their house and hopefully capture the true essence of the joys of parenthood and marriage.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all that have been part of my life and who have helped me become who I am

Monday, December 5, 2011

A family that I love

"Marriage is like a card game. They start with a pair; he shows a diamond; she shows a flush; and they end up with a full house." (365 Days of Humor)

I love this family.  I have known them for a couple of years now and they are just so much fun to be around.  They are some of the most loving and caring people I know.  If anyone ever needs anything, this family is usually the first to be there and the last to leave.  To spend a few hours with them in the cold to take picures of them, is and ideal day for me.  They make you feel part of the family and so welcome.  How I love them.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Good Morning View

◦For every mountain there is a miracle.~ Robert H. Schuller

This is what I woke up to this morning.  What a beautiful view from my front window, I had to share it with everyone.  It is sometimes the simplest things that can make my day.  How I love my life

Friday, November 25, 2011

Love and Marriage

Lovers do not finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along. ~Rumi

Love is a gift of one's inner most soul to another so both can be whole ~Tea Rose

To see someone that has been part of my life for so long get married can only bring me happiness.  Life is so beautiful and amazing and I am so happy that they both now get to experience it with eachother.  I wish my words could only express my feelings of happiness for them.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fall and Winter Fun

"The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -- George Santayana

Living in Utah one day it is Fall and then the next it is a winter in wonderland.  For the 3rd year in a row I have had the chance to do family shots for this wonderful family.  We split the shoot up in two days within 2 days of each other.  The first day (thursday) it was a beautiful fall day, the second (saturday), we had beautiful snow all over the ground.  Love that you can get so diverse with living here, truly you never know what to expect.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sweet 16

On your birthday

stretch for a sunbeam...
Reach for a star...
Go for a beautiful dream...
Pick out some wishes,
no matter how far,
or how hard to reach
they may seem...
that are dear to your heart...
And as a new year comes in view,
treasure and keep them
and know from the start
that this year
you can make them come true!--Unknown

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Giggles, leaves, laughter, and fun

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein

I can not believe that a year has gone by.  I did a session with this beautiful family last fall and can not believe how big the kids have gotten and not to mention there is a new addition this time around.  Here is a link to last years to compare  There is something in a child that is contagious and makes life so wonderful.  I see these beautiful kids and I just smile, at them, their energy, the life, and their carefree personality. 

Monday, October 17, 2011


Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig

I am begining to feel old.  All of my beautiful girls from the old neighborhood are getting married.  I cherish the moment that I had with them when they were younger and I was their youth leader.  I love to see them grow up and what they have and are becoming.  They will change the world for the better, it is in them and I hope they never forget it. 

Once again I was honored to photograph one of their engagements. Like I said, I am feeling older, but I love that I am still part of their lives.

had to add the piggy back ones...:)

Late Bridals

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Wedding

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. --Mignon McLaughlin

I can not tell you how happy I am.  Another of my girls has gotten married.  I have known this beautiful girl since she was about 11 or 12.  To be there and see her brother walk her down the aisle and how happy she is, brought tears of happiness and joy to me.  I cry easily, but to see a young woman who I love so much and have the opportunity to be there for her on her wedding day could not make me any happier.  Cass, Adam, and beautiful Lillian, I wish you guys the happiest life and enjoy every little thing about eachother and never forget how much you are loved.