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Say NO to Auto Photography Book on Amazon

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Special Announcement! I’m so excited that  Say NO to Auto is now selling on Amazon in print!!! When I first assembled this book 2 years ago as an e-book, I never dreamed It’d be up on Amazon! All it took was getting an ISBN # or barcode.  This version costs less than on my site, to compensate for more in shipping. (SEE below for how you can help me review it).   I had to reformat the… Continue Reading

Spring Petite Portrait Sessions

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I’ve got small samples of some of my petite’s, but to see more from these sneak peeks, click here. Check back later today to see pics of my girls in the Texas bluebonnets…my computer is struggling…

My favorite images in 2011~CONTEST!


Happy New Year!!! I went through all of my sessions from 2011 and picked my ONE favorite to share from each.  I had 70 actual sessions, wowzers, that’s more than one a week! I did not realize that til just now when I counted….some were combined…some were at petite sessions, some were impromptu.  They are all numbered below. On facebook, you can “like” as many images as you’d like. In order for the “like” to show up… Continue Reading

Comment Appreciation Gift


I love blogging.  I love to purge my thoughts and share the fun things I am doing because I also love to read what others are doing and be inspired.  Inspired to be a better mother, homemaker, artist, and friend.  To think that people care to read my blog, is quite humbling.   And when I hear from those reading that they were inspired by something I shared, makes me overjoyed!  I LOVE reading others blogs, and I… Continue Reading

I’m baaack!

I had a fun trip, but so happy to be home with my favorite people!  There is nothing like stepping out of your normal life…into the lives of others to see how they do things…then come back refreshed and renewed to be better.    Watching my neice and nephew come home from school and immediately put their backpacks on a hook in the laundry room left my jaw to the floor and a resolve to make… Continue Reading

Reviews for my e-book

I’ve had a few people review my e-book and I wanted to share what they wrote! Char at Crap I’ve Made said this among other things, “I’m a math dork that likes very specific instructions, so the ISO chart was totally might have been my favorite part.  Not super anal and codependent?  Don’t worry!  There are dozens of pictures notated with the camera settings used and other tidbits, too!”  Sugar Bee Craft Edition did a… Continue Reading

More from my beginner photography workshop~Say NO! to auto


{Feeling slightly awkward that I’m in most of these images, but I wanted you to get a feel for the scene of the workshop} I was so excited that my pen order came in the day before the workshop! I have been planning to do this for a while, and this was the perfect event to have lots of pens with my business name on them! When they came in, I ran to my son (slightly… Continue Reading

The workshop was so much fun!!!


I can’t even describe how happy I am!  What sums it up best is that a student today said they felt so empowered.  Likewise, it is empowering for me to aid in that empowerment.  I am just elated. What I hear a lot from people that have slr cameras and shoot on auto is that they do that because they are intimidated by the camera settings or they’ve tried and just leave feeling frustrated.  Today,… Continue Reading

Prepping for the workshop


Can I just say WOW on the first day of sales on my little e-book!   It is a full time job emailing it out and making sure it gets to everyone, as well as bookkeeping.  I am so excited to hear about your experiences with the info I’ve shared.  I really do believe it will help, but remember–be patient with yourself!  Here are some pics my son took of me today and my girls, organizing all the “stuff” at… Continue Reading

Say NO! to Auto~The e-book!


This is the original version of the e-book, for the updated e-book, see the info on the sidebar. {If you are interested in my traveling beginners workshop based on this e-book or online skype mentoring, CLICK HERE for more info}   I am so excited to announce that I am selling the books that I’ve created for my workshop, right here from my site.  This is a mini book the size of 4×6 pictures.  By purchasing the… Continue Reading

Anybody in the Washington DC area???


I am headed to DC next month to tend to a little business as well as visit with a few friends in Northern Virginia.  I’d love to book a few sessions on Friday, February 25th in the morning before noon.  My mini travels sessions are $250 for a 30 minute session and the disc of images taken.  I’m not quite sure where I’ll be shooting yet, but in the greater Fairfax area (Emily, you are… Continue Reading

A word about Mentoring…


Since the announcement of my local workshop, I’ve had a bunch of emails from those out of the area asking about mentoring or an online workshop.  Let me just say I am flattered and humbled.  I decided that if you are interested in a one on one mentoring skype or phone conversation, we can do that for $100 for an hour.  As much as I would LOVE to have lengthy phone conversations and email everything I… Continue Reading

Workshop FILLED!

Wow!  Within 3 days, all 12 slots were spoken for…so exciting!  I am waiting for a few payments to come in the mail, if you are still interested, send me a note and I can put you on a waiting list in the event that those payments don’t come through or someone needs to cancel.  I am thinking of doing another workshop in April, so also let me know if you are interested and I will… Continue Reading

Say NO! to Auto~A beginners workshop

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 Announcing my first (and possibly only) workshop.   I’ve had so many people ask how to use their “big fancy camera” that I thought I’d put a little something together.  To see details, go above to INFO and the first tab that pops up is the Say NO! to auto workshop.  Check it out and let me know if you have any questions!  Or just CLICK HERE to go straight there.   *I’d love if you would… Continue Reading

Lots of Exciting News (no, I’m not having a baby)

I made a whirlwind trip to Houston today leaving Austin at 6:30am, driving 3 hours to meet (and of course photograph) my new nephew and give my sister in law a killer back massage. I surprised them and it was SO much fun!  I brought my cutest little sidekick and she was amazing in the car (naps, treats, me singing “The wheels on the bus”).  After 6 hours of socializing, we headed back and arrived home… Continue Reading