Monday, August 17, 2009



I don't even know how to begin. Nancy was so much fun to work with, one of my favorite sessions ever. I am so happy I was able to spend some time with her. She is sweet, and funny, and smart... and has EXCELLENT taste in both clothing AND jewelry. My friend Lisa said "I would love to rummage through her jewelry box..." and I have to say, I agree! I was absolutely drooling over the necklace she chose to wear for her portraits.

Nancy's hair and makeup was done by Dawn Weidaeur





Thank you Nancy! I loved every second I spend with you and can't wait till we get to talk again.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Gardner Family *Utah Portrait Photography*


While In Utah last month I was honored to be able to photograph the Gardner family. Heather is a photographer herself, and sells some beautiful prints in her etsy shop. I really love the ones of the old trucks, or the Angel statues in the cemetery.

This was a fun family to work with, the children are all completely adorable. I loved the matching dresses on the girls!

Here are a few favorites of mine from their session...





Thank you so much Heather, and also to your family. I had so much fun finally meeting you and spending a little bit of time with you all.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blue October!!!

Last Saturday (August 8th) my hubby and I went to a Blue October concert, and it was SO great! It was exactly 1 year, minus 1 day from the day we last saw Justin Furstenfeld perform at the Breaking Dawn Concert Tour in LA. Both shows were amazing, and each had their own special brand of magic. We will be seeing this band again... and again ;)

When the entire band is together Justin has a VERY intense energy to him, and he is very theatrical. He puts on a great show. He has lost a good 50 pounds in the last year as well and looks like an entirely different person from who we saw a year ago. And of course... I still dig his hair and eyeliner... or "guyliner" I suppose ;) I also dig the new tattoo he has on his face... a little cross I think it is. Looks like a smudged tear from far away... Anyhow, he rocks it.

Sadly, I didn't have my camera with me at the concert, as they didn't allow big camera's into the show... but my hubby got a few on his camera, and my friend Kendra and her hubby were there and got some on their camera. All of the photo's in this post belong to my friend Kendra whom I love to bits and pieces... not just because she let me use them ;) My hubby took this video of Kendra and I when he was pretending to take our picture... LOL!

One of the opening bands, Switchfoot... they were good. So was the other opening band Longwave.

Lots of pictures of Justin...

And I have to have at least ONE of Ryan... I mean, common... a guy with devil horns for hair who plays the violin like an angel... He is awesome.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009



Okay... so I am FINALLY going to start posting some of my Utah sessions here on my blog :) I know... I am so behind!

I was so happy to arrive to my very first session in Utah, and meet Jasmine. She is absolutely ADORABLE and I had so much fun with her. She was so happy, and her energy was contagious.

Jasmine's hair and makeup was done by Dawn Weidauer.





We met pretty early in the morning and already it was VERY bright outside, so we had to work with the light, but I think we got a few keepers ;) Thank you so much Jasmine, for letting me photograph you!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Giveaway!!!!

My lovely friend Jenica is hosting a series of giveaways on her blog, and this week she is giving away one of my Butterfly Wing Necklaces :)

If you would like a chance to win the necklace pictured above, please head on over to her blog and enter the contest HERE. The necklace is made using a monarch butterfly wing, and has the word imagine on it.

The contest is open until Thursday, so hurry up and get over there :)

Click me to be magically transported to free giveaway awesomeness!!!

It all happens so fast...

Life is moving along at warp speed... I somehow don't get around to blogging often these days, but there is so much to blog!

School has started. Kayden is in 3rd grade, Jett in Kindergarten. Jett had a rough few days at first... complete with getting sent out of class several times and tearing apart the school counselors office (kicked over his chair and desk, then tore her posters off the wall...) But he seems to be doing better now THANK GOODNESS!

I sent all my jewelry off to Texas to be sold at TwiCon, and sold almost all of it :) That made me smile :)

I am preparing to go to Squam next month... which means I have some late night jewelry making sessions ahead of me.

I finally finished all the edits on my Utah Portrait Sessions... I will start posting those here soon.

I got Blue October tickets for my hubby for Father's Day, and we went to see them on Saturday FREAKING AWESOME!!!! Justin looks like a different person almost with all the weight he lost. What a great show. 2 bands opened for them, Longwave and Switchfoot. I enjoyed them both. But Blue October wins for best show of the evening by FAR. Justin is super intense and very theatrical... I read somewhere that he was involved in Theatre when he was in high school. I loved it.

I am sure there are many things I am missing... but I will have to post it all later :)