Friday, May 16, 2014

New Adventures....

So excited about this next chapter in my life!! I should start from the beginning,...

Through out my life I have had the privilege to travel and see parts of the world I had only read about in books. Some mission trips, other trips purely for pleasure. I have been able to experience different cultures, taste new foods, and visit new places. But during all of my traveling I have always made a point to capture the moments with my camera and keep them as "time capsules." Those moments in my life that I never want to forget. I then had children, and I realized again that my camera was really the only way for me to preserve the important memories of their childhood. Stamped in time! It has become a real enjoyable pass time. I literally take my camera everywhere with me. It's also a way for me to artistically express myself. 

In the past year or so, I have been asked by a few close friends and family friends to come and take photos of their family, new baby, home etc. I felt very privileged to be asked to do so. I have enjoyed every minute of it! Seriously makes me giddy just thinking about it! My husband Tom has been saying for quite some time now that I have real talent and that I need to start my own photography business. He bought me a newer camera model, set me up with an editing program and has been encouraging me to get out there!! I love him for that. He has really been the one that has encouraged me to do something I truly enjoy so much. So, after great consideration and prayer,.. I am officially starting my own photography business!!!!!

My focus will mainly be natural (lifestyle) photography of families, children and babies. Either in your home, back yard, the local park etc. I want to capture the beauty in the every day. I can also do maternity and senior sessions special request.

I am working on a website at the moment that will allow those of you who are interested, in seeing my work thus far. The site will also be a way to look at your proofs. But until then, you can contact me via E-mail for my introductory rate and to book a date. 

Contact me at:

So excited to start this new adventure!

Friday, May 4, 2012

From This Valley

This week marks the 3rd anniversary that my Grandfather (Pop-paw) went to heaven. He instilled a love of Bluegrass music in me that will continue to run deep within my soul. This song by The Civil Wars reminds me of him. Oh the memories I have of him I will forever cherish. Until I see your smiling face,....

Friday, April 27, 2012

My Latest Obsession

So many of you who know me well, know that I am a little more than obsessed with anything that is from the UK. Through out my life I have found myself day dreaming of living in a cottage somewhere in the English/Irish countryside. Seeing that my reality falls short of that, I love to live vicariously through books, and movies. My latest addiction has been "Downton Abbey!" Many of you, more than likely follow along on the scrumptious bits of goodness that it is. (If you haven't, then go catch up! It's on Hulu+)  Lately it has captured all of my afternoon "me time" (i.e. Liam's nap time). I have been re-watching some of it, because it's just that good! It has really inspired my work lately on designing a new apron pattern. It isn't finished yet, but it's in the works. There is something so elegant about a woman wearing an apron. The woman on the show dress so elegantly. The costume director for the show does an amazing job. I wish woman dressed like that in these days.....::siggh:: Here are some photos that may just inspire you as well.

Photo links attached to photos. (click on them)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fabric Store Love

This past month my dear husband took me out on a little adventure/get away out to Columbus. I admit, I haven't done a lot of exploring in the city actually I am embarrassed to say that I can count on one hand how many times I have been there. I have heard a few things about this little fabric shop downtown and have been dreaming about going to check it out ever since. The shop is called "Sew To Speak." What a surprise to find that my husband planned a trip out to the shop. Even helped me pick out some lovely fabric for some future aprons. I can't say many husbands are as cool as that! Even though it is small, the shop lived up to my expectations! Good things do come in small packages!! I will be going back!

I could have spent all day looking through sewing books, patterns and admiring all of the beautiful fabrics. The endless things I would make with all of the fabric goodness!! Here are a few samples of the fabrics I purchased:

If you are ever in the Columbus area, you should stop in! It will not disappoint! Here is a link: Sew to Speak
They also have some amazing fabric listed in their online shop!