Monthly Archives: May 2012

Katie and Tyrone got married!

after a beautiful romance and a destination wedding in the warm sunshine, the Beasley’s (eh hem…that’s Katie and Tyrone!) had a reception in Council Bluffs a couple weeks ago and asked me to take some fun pics before their celebration. I’m a fish out of water in Iowa, but Mona and I found this crazy…

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taking better snapshot portraits…tip No. 2

in order to really get in there and ‘get a good one,’ you gotta work at it. don’t be lazy! kneel, lay near dog poo, move furniture. because you can’t tell squat from towering over your subject from several feet away.  

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the greens of summer

I first got to know Lindsay at a school fundraiser a few years ago in Kearney. she is spunky! we had a  great time that night (with lots of fun snapshots to prove it!). and she and Grant have been together for a long time and on a trip away in Estes Park, he proposed…

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taking better snapshot portraits…tip No. 1

i’ve been giving a lot of programs for various local groups recently on photography and my most recent one was ‘how to take better snapshot portraits.’ i thought it’d be nice to share my tips on here, as well, for those of you who need help in this area of your life. here is Tip…

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camping in paradise

my dad owns a huge bunch of land by virginia [no, not the state of Virginia…but a small ‘village’ in southeast Nebraska….population=60] and we’ve been camping here for years. girl scout trips, halloween parties, and fourth of July fireworks. this year we made our big trip for Ryan’s birthday : ) it was windy, but…

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happy friday!

hope you all have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend. we’re packed and loaded and headed camping in Virginia. today is Ryan’s birthday!! of course we have to celebrate. I love him so much. now here’s some pics from a recent shoot to send you off on your weekend adventures… i get teased a lot for…

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the bright family

meet the Bright family! their last name really really suits them well. Full of life, sunny personalities, and, well…BRIGHT! Erin, Kaitlyn, Henry, and Miss Julia. They are actually the winners of my Spring Mini Session giveaway—and I have to admit (and it’s pretty obvious) that they were so incredibly inspiring, I couldn’t stop at the…

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yoda (and our weekend)

i love the smell of bbq…anything. it doesn’t matter what it is. Chicken…burgers…ribs… last year’s dropped s’more…  and I especially love being outside ALL day on a Saturday. Which is exactly what happened last weekend! family came up and we finally sided our shed (it’s been Tyvek since November. yikes. sorry neighbors.), we trimmed our…

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congratulations seniors!

‘ i hope your dreams take you…to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.’ –unknown

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out of town

good morning and happy wednesday! I’ll be out of town until next week…i’ll try to answer emails intermittently [wow…i can’t believe i spelled that right on the first try!] headed to kearney for shoots and helping my aunt at her greenhouse. : )  but I cannot back out of the driveway until i post a…

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