Monday, December 12, 2011

The Artsy Side of Me

Lately I've been playing around with some mixed media art. So when I ran across this blog post, I couldn't resist making a couple of pieces to send. An art exhibit on the street in NYC, and people passing by will be given a free piece of art. How cool is that? I just wish I could be there to experience it. The only rules were about the size of the finished pieces. I love it when there are no rules, don't you??? Anywho, here are my contributions. The first one, "I am an American Soldier," is a collage of some of my patriotic photos. The second one, "Wild Abandon," was inspired by that quote, which I love.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Announcing - 2011 Holiday Mini-Sessions!

Yep - believe it or not, it's just around the corner. What better time to get those family photos you've been putting off? They make great Christmas gifts and your family and friends will love those special Christmas cards created for your family.

Holiday Mini-Sessions
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Price includes:
  20 minute session
Online gallery of your images to choose from
Two 4x6's and 8 wallets
10% discount on additional purchases
{See Mini-Session FAQ's below for all the details}

Available Session Times:

 9:00-9:30 (booked kl)
9:30-10:00 (booked kg)
10:30-11:00 (booked bjc)
2:00-2:30 (booked bb)
3:00-3:30 (booked mm)
3:30-4:00 (booked jg)

Mini-Session FAQ's

What is a Mini-Session?
A mini-session is like a regular photo session, It's a short version of a basic photo session without the bells and whistles like clothing changes, props, etc. Just a few shots to give you a few current photos for Christmas cards, gifts, or just an update from the ones you had taken years know, the ones with the great retro look....when certain family members had that great big hair.....and when others still had hair. Mini-sessions are also great for the guys in your family who may be a little camera-resistant. They only last 20 minutes!

Where are these Mini-Sessions?
Sessions will be held at my outdoor studio near Edna, Ks. I will email directions to you when you book your session.

How many people can be in our group for a Mini- Session?
You may have from one to four people. If you have a larger group, I'd be happy to visit with you about booking a regular session.

Can we bring our own props or pets to a Mini-Session?
Absolutely. I like to make your photos as personal as possible, so feel free to bring items that represent your interests, such as musical instruments, etc. Just keep in mind that sessions are limited to 20 minutes, so pets should be well-behaved and cooperative.

How to I schedule a Mini-Session?
Mini-Sessions are booked on a first come, first served basis. Simply select your desired time from the list above and email me. Within 24 hours I will send you the details and collect your session fee. I must receive your session fee within 7 days to hold your spot.

What if I have to cancel my session?
Session fees are not refundable, except in the event that I have to cancel the session. They are transferable, however. This means that you may let someone else take your spot if you have to cancel. Just make sure to contact me and let me know.

How do I choose the images for my package?
I will notify you when I have completed basic editing of your photos. Your images will be published in a password protected, online gallery at for ONE WEEK. You must make your selections before your gallery expires. Sample holiday cards will also be displayed in your online gallery. You are welcome to share your gallery with family and friends if you like.

Can I purchase other items besides my package?
Of course! Not only can you purchase other items, but you may do so at a 10% discount off regular prices! This includes holiday cards, prints in all sizes, and gallery wrapped canvases. These items will be available for purchase through the shopping cart in your online gallery. You will be given a discount code at the time of your session.

What if I have more questions?
Please feel free to email me or send  me a facebook message and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Random Monday Moment

Surprised? That's why it's called a "random" Monday moment. Because you never know when they'll show up! I know it's been approximately.....forever.....since I blogged. But I'm going to try to get back in the habit. No promises though...I still want to surprise you once in a while.

Here's today's random moment. Getting the oats for our horses cut.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Daffodils Make My Heart Sing!

I love daffodils! To me they are a sign of hope...that brighter things are possibilities...they put a smile on my face and a song in my heart.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Winter Waterfall

Yesterday was a great day out exploring and shooting for fun with my dear friend Kim. We headed to Joplin to check out Grand Falls, which is on Shoal Creek. It is a beautiful location, which was turned into a winter wonderland.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Keep them. Share them. Protect them.

"She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes." {Frank DeFord}

That is my favorite photography quote, because I feel that's exactly what happens. One look at a photo can take us right back to the very moment it was snapped or allow us to imagine what it was like to be there. Photographs tell us a story. They inspire us. They bring beauty to our homes and our lives. They keep our memories alive.

This video does a beautiful job of describing exactly that. It is sponsored by Kodak, and is about 5 minutes long, but it is well worth the time to watch it. It made me smile, it gave me chills and it brought a tear to my eye. I hope you will enjoy it as well. Please feel free to share your reaction in a comment.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Blizzard of 2011

I thought I'd share these here for all my non-facebook family and friends...especially the ones in sunny Florida...where it is 69 degrees right now. Yep. I checked. That is 58 degrees warmer than it is here at this moment. Hard to believe, isn't it?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What a doll!

Is she a cutie or what?? I just love those curls! This is one adorable little girl.