Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mother's Day 2

Here are some more keychains & a necklace that are going to make some recipients very happy! Tabetha is amazing and does such a beautiful job. I can't wait to meet her "in real life" in a week or two when I get to photograph her children.

I'm photographing the precious Josie's 1st Birthday Party this weekend, so stay tuned for pictures from the big day!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Mother's Day

These are going to make some grandmothers very happy! Olivia ordered these 3 necklaces & 1 keychain after seeing Hayden & Cambell's Easter pictures. Email me ( if you are interested in ordering any of these type keepsakes from your photo shoots. Tabetha is wonderful & does amazing work!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Cute Little Lamb, Cute Little Kids Part 2

Welcome to Cute Little Lamb, Cute Little Kids Part 2!
Saturday was MUCH MUCH colder than Friday. Luckily, my sweet husband was with me and had the bright idea to hang plastic over the garage door to block the wind. (Connie asked, "Why didn't we think of this yesterday?".....because Wesley wasn't there...) While it stopped the wind, it didn't make the air inside warmer. It was better than it could have been, but my hands were freezing by the end of each session. Partly due to the weather, we had three cancellations, so we only had 4 sessions on Saturday. Max the lamb had the hang of it by Saturday, so he was very laid back & easier to work with. I think he realized he was going to be stuck in front of the camera with cute kids no matter what he did! Bill the Best Bubble Guy in the World handed his job over to Wesley, so thanks to Wesley for helping our little friends smile. Connie had another fantastic day as lamb wrangler. Of course, I enjoyed another day of photographing a cute little lamb with cute little kids!

Parents, I have emailed all of you with your login information, if you somehow didn't receive that email, please email me or give me a call. Thanks for letting me photograph your children!

Enjoy Part 2!

Here are Hayden & Cambell, our 1st session.
Elizabeth was precious with Max

She even had her picture made with Harvey. Friday, Harvey sat in the front yard in a rocking chair. After each session, the kids had their picture made with Harvey. Saturday was just too cold for him to be outside, so he stayed inside next to the fireplace.
In case you are wondering, Harvey is 6 feet tall!

Maddox & his parents travelled all the way from Murfreesboro. Maddox wasn't very interested in Max to begin with, but he eventually changed his mind.
Austin & Courtney were the last session of the day.
Courtney had just turned 1-she was not a Max fan to begin with, but after much patience & enticing, she warmed up to him.

Thanks for joining me for Cute Little Lamb, Cute Little Kids 2007! If Connie & Bill will let me, I'd love to do it again next year.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Cute Little Lamb, Cute Little Kids Part 1

Welcome to Cute Little Lamb, Cute Little Kids Part 1
This is where I tell you all about our fun times last Friday (Part 2 is fun times last Saturday!).
Our dear family friend, Connie Kuecker, emailed me and said, "I have some cute little lambs that need their photos made with little children in their Easter outfits." Well, wouldn't you know I had been wanting to take pictures of cute little lambs & cute little children in their Easter outfits. *It would be important to note here that it was 80 degrees when we began to nail down the details of this event.* If you recall, last Friday it was NOT 80 degrees. Plan A of shooting outside in front of azalea bushes was thrown out. Plan B of shooting in the basement began. We had to be very inventive with the lighting, set-up, etc. Connie is awesome! She had these fabulous doors! They were the talk of every session--everybody wanted to know where Connie got the doors-at an auction for way cheap. I am amazed. I called Wesley and said, "I've GOT to get some doors!"
Anyhow, Connie scavenged around and found wonderful floral stuff, washed the lambs, and voila! All I had to do was show up and take pictures. Also, a special thanks to my friend Morgan for letting us use her rocking chair & wagon!

Please enjoy the best shots of Cute Little Lamb, Cute Little Kids Day 1.

This is Connie the Shepherd. She's getting a bottle ready for the little babies.
I am very disappointed that I didn't get a picture of her wonderful husband-Bill the Best Bubble Guy in the World-he made everybody smile!

Here's Aiden-our 1st customer
He wasn't quite sure about the lamb at first, but he warmed up to him.

Recognize these girls? I took pictures of them a few weeks ago. They traveled from Murfreesboro all the way to Dixon Springs to have their picture made with a lamb!
Anna Kate
Isn't she absolutely adorable?! I could take pictures of her all day long
As you can see, I couldn't pick just one of her.
Miss Madison
And her brother Griffin
I love their smiles, precious!

One of the cats had to check out what on earth we were doing....she kept peeking over the top of the doors...

Little Miss Lily had her picture made a few years ago with a lamb (when Connie & my aunt Carol took Christmas pictures) and she did NOT like the lamb. As you can see, she had a better experience this time.She even named the lamb Max. So, we called him Max from then on.
Here's Mr. Mikey. His sweet parents also drove all the way from Murfreesboro for his first Easter pictures.
I LOVE this one.
Lamb Kisses!
Meet Brennan & Clayton
They liked the bubbles Mr. Bill kept sending their way.
And last, but certainly not least, Miss Lexie.
I had to use this one because I LOVE her boots!
She was the last appointment of the day, and by 5 p.m. it was pretty cold. She was literally shaking by the end, but she did great!
Lexie loved the lamb (as you can see) and was not about to let Max go when he tried to get away.

Part 2 will be coming soon!
Parents, I will be sending you info on how to view your pictures very soon. Thanks for your patience.

Monday, April 9, 2007


Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of photographing little miss Josie. She is the precious daughter of Charlotte, a fellow teacher at my school. Charlotte was so good to abruptly reschedule for Tuesday due to weather (she glady rescheduled & she had strep throat!). On the way to Cannonsburg, 12 rain drops fell on my car, but it held off for us. Josie will be 1 year old later in the month, & she is adorable! I am looking forward to photographing her birthday party. Charlotte & her mother were wonderful to work with--her mom is a hoot! Josie loves her (that's who got all those huge smiles for us!).

After working all morning on Josie's pictures, I now am off to work o
n all of those Easter Pictures with a real lamb from Friday & Saturday. We had a great turnout despite the weather (it was freezing!)-we had a total of 12 appointments-that'd be 19 children! More on those later.
For now, here's Miss Josie...

I LOVE her eyes!

Josie & her mommy
The wonderful Grandmother!
Check out her little toes!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Spring/Easter Pictures

This Friday & Saturday I will have the great opportunity to do Spring Pictures in Smith County:
I will be taking Easter photographs of children with a lamb and / or baby chicks outside, if weather permits (inside if not).
I will go to Dixon Springs on Friday and Saturday since that is where all the "critters" will be. If you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible so we can set an appointment time. Feel free to email or call (615-804-0925). I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Sitting Fee is: 1-3 children: $35, 4 or more children $50. CDs will be available after your pictures are edited and you have viewed them for $25 each or you may order prints from me--price list-
scroll down towards the bottom here
Please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, April 2, 2007

More Sweet Children!

Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of photographing 3 sweet kids. Emily, Ethan, & Austin's families are part of our East Main family. We explored in Murfreesboro & had a great time. Emily & Ethan even found a snake in the water when we first got there! (We quickly found an even more fun place to explore after that!) Here are some shots of our day. Amanda & Krista, thanks for all of your help and for letting me photograph your children! I will work hard on the pictures so you can see them soon!