Calling all Seniors!

I love shooting seniors, I have always said senior photography is my favorite. Spring will be here soon (I hope) and its a great time to get your Senior pictures done, if you haven’t already. Because I love seniors, and I am excited for Spring, I am offering a $10 savings for the first Senior who books me for a Spring shoot.

If you’re interested, please email me for more info!

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Bronson ~ Take 2

Since the newest addition to our family still had a clamp on his belly the first time I took his official pics, there were some poses I couldn’t get, but last Wednesday he came back over and I finally got the shot I had been planning for months.


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Bronson ~ 5 days old

I have said it a gazillion times…I am not a baby photographer. I love babies, I love photography, but mixing the two never seems to work out very well for me.  Of course, I do make exceptions, especially since it’s my newest grandson, and he’s just too cute not to have little nakey baby butt pics of…even though he not only peed on me…but he poo’d on me too. He’s a multitasker already because he managed to do both at the same time, a proud Nana I am ;)

I couldn’t get all the shots I wanted because they left the clamp on his little belly (when did they start doing that?) so we will be giving this another go very soon.

These didn’t turn out exactly the way I had envisioned, but I am pretty happy with the detail shots, detail shots always end up being my faves.

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Kaden ~ 9 Months

This adorable little guy came to see me on Thursday for his 9 month pictures. He’s just the sweetest thing, and he has the most gorgeous eyes.  Here are a few of my favorites…the kid seriously can’t take a bad pic!

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Bronson’s Birth

Last Monday my 4th grandchild made his entrance into the world, it was a long labor, I think he started having 2nd thoughts, but at 9:26 pm he finally made his grand entrance.

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Winter Visitors

I love to photograph the array of visitors that come to my feeder in the Winter. I’ve had far more Blue Jays this year than in the past, and lots of Dark Eyed Juncos this week, which means Winter will be here for awhile, even though they are cute little birds, I am never sad when they go.

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Frosty Tranquility

I am a person who finds great peace in nature, no matter where I can find it, even in my own backyard. I love the quiet serenity that the mornings bring, so it should be of no surprise that mornings are my favorite time to shoot. Winter is a challenge to any photographer, but that’s part of the fun…finding beauty in the drab grayness of Winter.

The textures used on some of these photographs are the work of the talented Joel Olives!

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Christmas Chloe

Last week, I got to spend time with this lil cutie,  and much like my own grandchildren, I fear she’s getting sick of my camera in her face, but she’s just so cute!

I had to include the dog, that face just screamed…blog me too!


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The Weaver Family

Last weekend I went out to photograph this gorgeous family. It was cold…much colder than it was supposed to be, but they toughed it out and we got some great shots along the way.

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Ming’s Story

Last week I shared some photos and told you about  FFRC, the rescue center where I found my cat Ming, but I didn’t tell you much about Ming. This week I’m sharing his story.

This is what Jacci (the woman who runs the center) had to say about Ming soon after he came in.

 Ming–a wonderful cat, but with many problems.
Who knows what happened to him before his arrival. My first thought when he arrived was that he was “put together incorrectly”. His eyes are very deep seated and very narrow on his face. He’s a crypt cat–meaning one of his testicles was retained (this does happen, but another aspect of his physical build), his hips are not correctly placed which means his legs and feet (rear) are at 90 degree angles to his body. His tail has two severe malformations in it. It very much appears that he is “lost in his thoughts”. This was again evidenced yesterday while Dr. Darcy and I was observing him. If a blind cat gets in a corner, they figure it out pretty quickly how to move out of the corner. A cat with brain trauma has more problems–there’s a constant back and forth, simply moving within the corner and having a hard time exiting it. It took him 6-7 minutes several different times yesterday to get out of the corner. He also constantly paces–having a hard time settling down. Only once have we seen him bat at a toy, sometimes he lays down only to immediately get up again. It appears that he has trouble “settling”. When he’s awake, it’s a constant pacing for him–another indicator of brain trauma. He seems to be “within himself, in his own world”. Dr. Darcy believes these things are all related and to a cerebrum trauma (not a cerebellar problems like the CH cats–it’s completely different). This morning he purred and kneaded! He also is painfully thin with no appetite. He does try to eat now, but it takes him so very very long to eat just a little. It’s like his desire for food is not there. This also, according to Dr. Darcy can be from brain trauma–the signal for hunger is not there. So…..what does this all mean? We’re not sure, other than we love him and want him to be happy in his own world. Time will tell–it’s not thought there will be much improvement, we just don’t want any progression of this. We’ll love him and help him.

As you can tell it didn’t sound like there was much hope for my boy :( but what a difference a year and a half makes. He really shows no sign of his brain trauma anymore, although he can see, his vision is limited and he will always be knock knee’d. It just adds to his charm.

He is loved by so many people, and when I call him King Ming, it’s because he really is…no..really, he is. They had a Catapalooza fundraiser for the center, and the cats with the most donations for their story got to be King and Queen,  my sweet Ming was crowned King that day. I’ve been overwhelmed with just how many people love and want to know how Ming is. I think people connect with him because they saw all the things he overcame, to become the beautiful, loving boy he is today. It makes me happy knowing his story brings hope to others and makes them happy.

Here is Ming a few days after he was brought to the center. Photo credit to FFRC


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My beautiful boy today

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