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Workshop Announcement!!!


I’ve been dragging my feet to announce dates for the workshop because it’s hard to commit so far out.  It’s official though, I have dates for Austin and Houston in January/February 2013. So if you would like to attend, just send this link to your loved one, and maybe you’ll get it gifted in your stocking this year! It’s a 2 hour workshop, and it’s $150 per person and includes my Say NO to Auto… Continue Reading

Shipping for Say NO to Auto Books

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I’ve had lots of orders lately, and I’m so excited my little books are feeling the holiday LOVE! They are great gifts to give the budding photographer, or even the photographer that is just missing a little SOMETHING. The e-books can be purchased Christmas Eve for you last minute shoppers (like me), but if you order the printed book after December 17th, I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas. So PLEASE, if you want a PRINTED… Continue Reading

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

Local Portrait Sessions, photography books, & Far Away Skype Mentoring Sessions

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If you’re local and want pictures taken, I’ve just added 2 petite session time slots coming up. I’ll just hold these 2, and no more petites until after Christmas. I’ve restructured all of my policies and pricing. In the name of  ”scaling back”, I am now offering all inclusive packages with all of my portrait sessions. This means that with each session, I will edit the best images, and include them on a disc or thumb… Continue Reading

Alaska Say No to Auto Workshop

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I’m home from my Alaskan adventure, and I have SO much to share! But first, the reason I went on this excursion, to help some folks learn to Say No to Auto!  I am SO SO grateful to Katie Cannon for hosting for me, and for rallying a bunch of her friends to join in the fun. She is an amazing photographer in the Northern Anchorage area, with the desire to want to help her friends capture… Continue Reading

My TV debut~KSL Studio 5

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I posted on my facebook page on Sunday night that I’d be sharing some photography tips on Monday on a Utah TV station. I’m here visiting family, and about a month ago, I was in contact with a few different people that work with the station, who asked if I’d be interested in coming on their segment and sharing some photography tips.  “Of course, that sounds fun!”  I said immediately. So here I am on… Continue Reading

Say NO to Auto Workshops 2012

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I had these big plans and dreams to travel the country/world with these workshops, but my husband brought me down to reality that this isn’t really what I want for my life right now. I LOVE to do it, but I love to be with my family more. I’ve had requests to come to so many fun places, but for now, here are the spots that I plan to travel to in the first few… Continue Reading

Say NO to Auto book~ Now in Hardback!


Well….my version of hardback…not electronic; ) Just a week ago I announced the revision of my Say NO to Auto e-book that was released in January.  I’ve had such an incredible response and feedback, it brings me so much joy!  SO many people have asked me if they could purchase a hard copy instead of the e-book and until now, it just wasn’t feasable.  But I have made up a few samples and I am… Continue Reading

Say NO to Auto~3 Basic steps to Understanding Manual Camera Settings

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Do you have a nice, fancy camera that you don’t know how to use?  Do you feel frustrated that you are always getting dark pictures on Auto?  I’ve created a book small enough to fit in your camera bag, but with enough detail to help you shun the auto mode forever.  I first released this as an e-book in January 2011, with revisions done in July 2011.  I’ve had 100% positive feedback (see comments below)… Continue Reading

Final 2011 Beginners~Say NO to Auto~ Workshop


I did it!  I completed my workshops for the  year!  I decided to cut it off for the rest of 2011 because the next few months are my busiest for  portraits and I don’t have any travel plans set in stone.  If you are in Texas, comment below and I will put you on the notify list before I post them next year.  I will likely do one somewhere in Texas in January or February.… Continue Reading

Workshops in Arizona and California


I planned all along to hold a workshop in California when I knew we would be traveling there.  But when we last minute decided to drive to Cali, I thought I’d try to squeeze in a workshop in Arizona since we were driving through and I had a list of a good group of people who wanted to attend.  Problem is….about half of them were out of town on the date it was held.  I knew… Continue Reading

ARIZONA~Here I come!!!


 {Image taken of me demonstrating a very important point at the Dallas workshop last Saturday,  by Jennifer @ Christian but Human} Ok, so we planned to fly to California in July (workshop + family trip), but after hammering out details, we decided to drive.  That means, I’m headed straight through the middle of Arizona!!!   I’m very excited because I have only ever been inside the Phoenix airport.  I’ve got lots of online friends in Arizona asking… Continue Reading

Dallas Workshop and a little surprise


Had another fun workshop last weekend in Dallas (Plano to be exact).  Met a handful of lovely ladies from the area, even a few traveled in from Louisiana!  I just wished there was more time to chat about life in general with each of them, but I think they all came out feeling much more confident using their cameras!  Here are some pics from the day: Below, I took a head shot of Aimee for… Continue Reading

WIWW & Workshop in Houston


I think I’m going to take a break from WIWW for a little bit.  It’s summer…it’s hot…and my clothes just aren’t that exciting on the weekdays.  I mean, I don’t even get to walk into the school and show the staff how “put together” I am while wrangling 4 kids.  Plus, I have such a backlog of pictures to share, and I need my Wednesdays back! For that reason, I am combining it with a… Continue Reading

Workshop update


Are you close to Utah, California, or Texas?  I’ve added dates for summer workshops for these 3 states.  See links on my sidebar for e-book or workshop info.  My next workshop is in Ogden, Utah on Saturday, May 28th and will be held at: Everyone in attendance will  get a yummy cupcake.  I am so excited to conduct my workshop in this setting, because the vintage decor around the shop is an overload of cuteness!  Check it… Continue Reading