Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July special

swimming pool

hay bales
photo shoot special
$25.00 print credit for newly scheduled photo shoots in July.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


A few weeks ago my kids and I headed off to a local farm to
pick some yummy berries.

Those buckets of berries were gobbled up within a day or two.

Our blueberry bushes are about ready for picking.

If you are a local and love blackberries. Give me a shout out.
Gallons upon gallons of blackberries will be ripe in a few weeks.
I still have 0ver 20 cups of frozen berries from last years crop.
I would love to give some blackberries away.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Isn't it amazing how children from the same family
are so different?
Same mom and dad, but different personalities and temperament.
For example...

My son,
He is a cautious kid.
He makes sure he is 100% confident before he does something new.
At eleven months old, he would cruise around the furniture, walk behind the walking toys,
but had no interest in actually walking by himself until 14 months.
But at 14 months old, when he was confident that he could walk, he walked.
Not one or two steps, he was walking across the room and no return to crawling.

Today at his last day of swimming lessons, my son decided that he could jump off the diving board without a life jacket.

There wasn't any hesitation.
He had purpose, determination and knowledge that he could do it.
He was confident that he could swim to the side of the pool.

But my daughter...

She's the adventurous one.
Willing to take chances.
At times not even considering the consequences.
She was in the same class/level as her brother.
She had no fear of the water and was willing to try all the skills her teachers were demonstrating.
Due to this she excelled.
She was one skill from passing to level 3. The teachers noted that if she practices her back stroke this summer she could take level 3 next summer.
With my daughter's willingness to try and practice, my kids will probably be in the same swim class once again.

Here's my girl doing a twist off the board:

I'm proud of both of them.
Both for their individual accomplishments.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Just a few more of the wedding....

Some details....

A couple shots of the ceremony....

And a couple portraits.....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Country Wedding

I had the privilege of second shooting a wedding with I am creational design.
The bride was gorgeous
and so was her family.
Here's a few candid pictures shot while the bride and family were getting ready:

A few hours before the wedding, rain showers hit hard.
Thankfully it cleared for this gorgeous outdoor wedding.
These pics were taken right after the wedding.
Here is the bride and groom:

Monday, June 14, 2010

When it rains.....

What to do?
Photo shoot scheduled
with an extended family from Iowa, Nebraska, Arizona.
It was the last day where everyone was planning on being together.
It was raining, and raining, and raining.
The radar on showed more rain in the future.
What does this family do?
They said bring on the photo shoot!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Just because he's just so...


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beautiful baby

I know boys are not suppose to be beautiful,
but this baby boy is

On facebook this baby boy's momma posted this,
"I met a new boy this week and have completely fallen in love."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

There's something I like....

About this girl.

Maybe it's because she struck a pose when I said that she was going to be a model for me.

Maybe it's because she lit up and smiled contagiously when she was with her mom.

Maybe it's because she asked her grandma to come play "tea" with her.

Maybe it's because she gave me a hug at the end of the photo shoot.

Whatever the reason, I think this girl is pretty special. And definitely loved by mom and grandma.

Here's my favorite pic from the afternoon:

"S" family, it was so nice to finally meet you!
Your girl is just a doll. - Jen

Monday, June 7, 2010

Four generations

I will be having sneak peeks galore this week.
I'm starting with this awesome God loving family of four generations.
The center of the family is this beautiful woman....

Her crystal blue eyes radiated beauty, but also expressed wisdom.
I commented to her that she looked to be a woman of great wisdom.
She humbly responded, "God has blessed me."
Blessed her indeed!

Thanks M/L family.
It was truly an honor. - Jen

Saturday, June 5, 2010


My boy turned seven today.
That's him at his birthday party.
His wet, mud splattered seven year old self.

For this year's party, I went back to the basics.
A water tub and water sprayers.

I need to remind myself that kids really don't need expensive stuff to have fun.
(The water sprayers are from Dollar Tree, one buck. You can't go wrong.)

They found a mud puddle, or should I say they made a mud puddle.

Sweet childhood fun.
My son- I hope you remember your childhood with fond memories of family and friends.
And with a security that your family loves you, but more importantly that God loves you.
- Mom