Saying Goodbye to Gale

This is something I should have written almost a year ago when my friend Gale first passed. I didn’t for several reasons. One was that the pain was still too fresh, it took me months after her death to not …

And the Clickin Moms & Wall Guides Double Winner is..

Commenter #30, Tiffany who wrote: “I have heard so much about Clickinmoms and would LOVE the opportunity to learn how to take photographs of my children worth putting on the wall. Thank You!”

Thanks to everyone who entered! I apologize …

Open Them Shut Them: A Rare Performance by Jasper

One of the things I have promised myself to do is take more videos with my DSLR camera. The ability to control the aperture and achieve a shallow depth of field look just makes them so much yummier than videos …

Creating Smart Collections in Lightroom – and WHY

I do most of my initial edits in lightroom (basic exposure adjustment, white balance) and then any image I present to clients gets further polishing in Photoshop. That means that every file that I present will be a PSD file. …

Making Session Album Prints in Lightroom – Free Template Included!

In my first collection that includes an album, I use the Finao Self mount (Eements) albums:

(Forgive the terrible product shot!)

Self mount just means that you order the prints from your own lab and then mount them in …

Jasper’s First Break Up

Poor Jasper.. his “girlfriend” Shelby apparently got very upset with him today and threw something at him (after he broke something I think?) and now she’s not his girlfriend anymore :(

I think this split has been a long time …

Polypectomy = Done. Demerol = Yum!

The polypectomy (or polyp removal for those of you who don’t speak medicalese) was really not so bad. In fact, the worst part was the waiting. They tell you to get to the hospital 1.5 hours before your scheduled surgery, …

Double Giveaway: Wall Display Guides & Lifetime Membership to Clickinmoms!

I’ve been so busy shooting & editing lately that I haven’t had time to really talk about my new wall guides set III here on the blog.  So when I was offered the opportunity to give away a lifetime membership …

Potty Mouth

Two nights ago Jasper was in his PJs downstairs right before bedtime.  I was just getting his milk and water ready to bring up to bed when he looked at me completely panic stricken and said “Mommy, I have to …

Kids are Cruel

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Ever since Jasper moved to the preschool room in January, he has been best buds with a boy named Derek.  Every day in the car on the way home from daycare we talk about his day and it goes something …