Monthly Archives: April 2014

Eva | Bridges Community Academy Senior 2015

This gorgeous girl is one of my senior reps for the class of 2015! On Sunday we went out for our first shoot, we had a great time and hit several spots, a few new ones for me, that I fell in love with.

Here are a few of my favorites from her session!IMG_8893FB IMG_8914FFB IMG_8944-2FB IMG_8946FB IMG_8954FB IMG_9024FB

I still have openings for reps if anyone is interested, you can contact me at or msg me on my Facebook page here.

A Loving Tribute

When we decided to get a dog 14 years ago, I knew I was going to get one from a local shelter. I had no idea what kind of dog I wanted, just something on the smaller side, maybe a little poofy, you know, typical mutt. Little did I know,  I would find the baby, that would become, my faithful and loyal companion for the next 14 years.  Her name was Daisy and she was the best dog anyone could ever ask for.

I had called the Wyandot County Humane Society before we went over, just to see what kind of smaller dogs they had available. They told me then that they had a Boston Terrier mix, but when we got there I didn’t see it so I figured she must have been adopted. I’m glad that my husband reminded me to ask about her though, because come to find out she had been in an area they were painting and had been moved to another building. She sure wasn’t much to look at when they brought her to me, to be honest, she was pretty scrawny and more than a little stinky, but from the moment they placed her in my arms and she licked my face…she owned me. Ironically enough, the very last thing she did was lick my hand, so we ended the same way we started.

I know a lot of people say their dog is part of their family, Daisy truly was, anywhere she was allowed to go, she went, camping trips, lake, Amish country, she went everywhere with us. She loved to go on rides, sitting on my lap with her head out the window. Pretty much anywhere I was, you could bet she wasn’t far behind.

The thing I will probably miss the very most, would be taking her out for walks, people loved her smiley little face and she always looked her happiest when we were out walking. I once had a man offer to buy her from me, I kindly declined. Little did he know, there was no amount of money on this earth that could have bought that girl from me,  after all…she is my favorite ;)

If any of you are looking for a dog, I urge you to please check the shelters first. You know what they say about, one man’s trash being another man’s treasure. Daisy was my treasure.

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Local Photography

Photography is rapidly becoming a booming hobby/business for many people, and sadly, it looks like competition goes hand in hand with it.  Since everyone has different tastes and needs, I’d like to believe there is room for everyone. Some, obviously don’t feel the same and feel the need to belittle and bash on a public level, while the jabs were not aimed at me specifically, I feel the need to stand up, not only for myself, but for my fellow photographers.

I did not get into photography to make money, it never has been or ever will be the driving force behind what I do. I chose photography for one simple reason, I love it!

I did not buy a camera one day and start charging people the next, I have put in countless hours of reading, watching tutorials, taking classes and most importantly, taking and editing photos. I am always learning and striving to be better.  Do all of my pictures turn out great? Of course not, and if any photographer ever says they never take a dud, they are lying. The point is, when I take a dud, I try to figure out exactly what I did wrong and how I can change it. I don’t keep making the same mistakes, putting them up and telling others how great they are. Which is why I have entered numerous competitions and put my work out there to be judged, you never know how good you truly are until you have been judged by professionals who are honest about your work.

When I said I believe there is room for everyone, I honestly mean that, we all have our strengths. I have told potential clients the names of other photographers. In this area, if you want sports photos, go to Klontz Photography. For newborns, see Erica Finnan, her work is gorgeous!  Ark Photodesign, does lovely wedding work. There are other great photographers in this area, we all have Facebook pages and/or websites, go and take a look at their work. If you like what you see, leave them some love.

I’m kind of a jack of all trades, I shoot everything, with the exception of newborns, while I have in the past, I just find them to be too stressful for me. There are plenty of other photographers who can do a far better job at newborns than I can.

If I had to pick a specialty it would be Seniors, I love senior shoots!!!

I do shoot weddings, but I keep it limited to small weddings.

If you hire me for a shoot, you get me, not a student, or someone shadowing me to learn about photography. From the shoot to the end product, it’s me. Which is why I do not take on more than 3 clients a week. I pick and edit each shot myself  and pride myself on my turnaround time.

If you’re in need of a photographer, please look around at all the local photographers, don’t just take cost into consideration,  look at the work, is it clear? Can you see the subjects faces? Is it something you would want to see on your wall in 10 or 20 years from now?

Do you want someone who just takes on shoot after shoot because they are only in it for the money? Or do you want someone who truly loves what they do and wants to make you look your very best?

There are lots of choices and room for everyone!

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a blessed Easter!

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Maddie is 5

It can’t be possible that this sweet little girl is 5 already.

Happy Birthday!




Lots of Seniors!

I know…I am terrible about blogging :( I’m going to make up for it in one post though, because I’ve had a few of my favorite shoots lately…SENIORS!!!! I love shooting seniors, if I had to pick only one type of photography, it would be seniors.

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