In thinking about taking on the project I felt it would be exposing me more than I am used to. So just as an onion has many layers, so do each one of us (according to Shrek). It also ties in to photography as a tool I use in the editing process. By tackling this project I hope to grow personally as well as professionally during this next year. I will struggle with posting them each day, but will take the pictures and post them as soon as time allows. Enjoy the journey with me.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Day 11- Chasing Chewing Trains

I caught my guy looking out the window while playing with his trains and humming while sucking on his food. He has always sucked on his food. Hours after dinner I would find him still sucking on a piece of food. I find it so strange and have to coax him to chew and swallow it. When he was a little younger it was a lot worse and I would have to make sure he didn't go to sleep while sucking on food or I worried he'd end up choking. IPhone

Day 10- Princes and Castles and Dragons

Naps don't happen everyday. He is the King of naps and I have never had a struggle to get him to take one. Opposite of his big brother that I had to help him take one. He is a dream sleeper and wished I could actually see what he's dreaming. D700 24-70mm f/2.8

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Day 9- Swimming With The Ducks

Rub-a-dub-dub it's cleaning day. D700 50mm f/1.8

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Day 8- Fireman in Training

After a chocolate snack, of course. Iphone

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day 7- Sailed the High Seas In Seach of Candy Gold

Park and a friend for both of us today. D700 50mm f/1.8

Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 6- Hunted and Slayed the Deadly Tomatoes (humanely)

Tomato season means salsa, marinara, or tomatoes coming out our ears. He was my chatting buddy as I worked. A couple of sources of entertainment was when he kept repeating "Don't look at me Mom, Don't look at me Mom." Of course I looked and saw him standing on the counter, in which he slithered slowly down as I looked at him. Then as I am using my food processor to chop up the onions the sting was getting to me, and he leaning on the counter near the chopper, rubbing his eyes and said, "what da matta wit my eyes, momma." Then he was more than happy to take some pictures with his friendly yellow tomato. D700 50mm F/1.8

Friday, August 30, 2013

Day 5- Tried Our Hands at The Tables

He loves to play with my poker chips and I turn it into a game of colors. D700 50mm F1.8

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Day 4- Mastering Skills of Detective...ry From a Dog

Popcorn and a movie.....yay, I'm that cool. D700 50mm f/1.8

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Day 3 A Hard Days Work

"E" felt left out and was missing his siblings so we packed his brothers old backpack with school activities. He loves to take it everywhere and says he is going to school. He has even freaked out if we've left it home. Just a little way to make him like being at home with boring ole me. Notice the band aid on the left hand? Just about chopped the tip of it off on a bike wheel rotor after he spun it. Iphone shot

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Day 2- Chug-a-Chug

Cleaned room and set up his track and played trains. Nikon D700 85mm f/1.4

Monday, August 26, 2013

180 Days With My Big "E"

In thinking about the new school year starting and me and my "E" being buds for the next year again, I thought I would chonicle my adventures with him. So I came up with idea to blog the 180 days of school that it will just be us. So here is the begining of our fun-filled adventure (okay, so it won't always be fun-filled). The start of the first day was a long sleeper inner boy. No one around to wake him up so he kept sleeping. :) Taken with Iphone

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fingers Crossed!!!

I would absolutely love to win this and have such a fun opportunity. It would be so fun to hang out with someone so passionate about photography, talk photo geek, and learn along the way. I have wanted to attend a mentor for a long time, so I hope this is my chance.  Should I feel bad about calling on divine intervention? :)

So not to bore anyone, here is a shot from a great shoot at the Salt Lake. We discovered that they got rid of the train car and graffiti building and general awesome junk out there. It will miss it, but had fun shoots there on many occasions.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Progression of a Disaster

I was scrambling to get ready this morning for a shoot, and finishing up a job for someone, and getting ready and....and....and.......As I came up the stairs to give the boy a bath, this is the first thing I saw and my heart sank.

I then saw, what under different circumstances would have been thought of as adorable little boy footprints. And my horror was being realized.

Powdered sugar all over the kitchen and carpet and down the stairs. And all over the boy, lucky I was giving him a bath anyways.

He should get brownie points for using the broom to try to sweep it up, but I refuse to give in to his adorableness.

At least he thought it was funny.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March 2012

Had a fun baby shoot, new family shoot, and a High School senior. Shot my little man and caught him getting into my purse for the hundred and sixteenth time. When he's quiet you know he is up to no good.

February 2012

Things learned this month: that keeping all doors and lids closed is the best bet to keep the destruction out of unwanted areas. Siblings are now vigilant about keeping their bedroom doors shut. If he sees one of their bedroom doors open, he heads straight for it and wastes no time destroying, because he knows his time is short when he's found. 
I learned that my girls are great models (with occasional direction). We had fun on their Valentine shoot and I am always in awe at how lucky I am to have them. 
I also learned, that five minutes or less shooting time as a blizzard is roaring in, is ample to get a stunning shot. Awesome hair and makeup were done by my friend Sam for her Cosmetology school project. 
Lastly, we learned that it is all about the kids. It is only then you can escort two beautiful princesses to a dance.

January 2012

This month was fairly low key. I had to baby proof all snacks at baby level, watched a little girl wanting to be a mommy, got to shoot some adorable twins, had an almost birth story shoot, and a lifestyle shoot of mommy with kiddos.

December 2011

Yes, I am still alive. I have been so neglectful of my blogs. I have been concentrating more on my family and trying to survive. I have been having personal struggles with myself, with me not being who I want to be or where I want to be on many levels. I want to be more and better in my spiritual life, a better mother, a better photographer and overall creatively, better physically, to name a few. I have been wrestling with it for months and don't seem to have made much ground. I thought I might take some time catching up on my blogs before I am so far off that it seems pointless. Or have I gotten there already? I have so much going on in my head I don't know how to clear it out. So I will just try to catch up a little and hopefully de-clutter my brain.  Does anyone else have struggles?  Please share  if your willing. I could use some company.

So December was my babies first birthday. Another issue I am having, him growing too fast. He is so fun and runs me ragged all day. He is walking and is into everything. As I am cleaning the kitchen he is pulling all the dishes out of the dishwasher and all the cupboards. I save that chore for while he is in his high chair or bed now because he seems to create more than I can clean up. He still seems to get sick often, although the ear tubes do seem to be doing there job. I love him to pieces and want to eat him up, but when bedtime comes I rejoice in the peace. :)

I wanted to take a shot similar to his newborn shot near the tree. He barely sat still long enough for this one. I posted his newborn one below. He was so dark and now so blond. :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm Thankful For

....all my returning clients and all the wonderful new ones I've meet this year.
You are all awesome!!! I appreciate your trust in me and for allowing me to capture special moments in your lives. You make me love photography more each day and strive to continue learning.
 I can't say THANK YOU enough.

If you have noticed, I have been trying to focus on shooting BW, just to challenge myself, but had to leave this one color. I shot this today for a returning client and LOVE them. This was a reschedule because of weather and this day couldn't have been more perfect and beautiful. I was shooting her sweaters and coats for her boutique and we wanted a holiday/wintery feel. So fun! I will post more soon on my site. Check her stuff out here and become a fan on facebook to see her deals.