Wednesday, September 28, 2016

two seniors in one day...

Even though I am not currently marketing my photography I am more than happy to have sessions with people. I love that I have a little bit of word of mouth advertising happening for me! In fact, I have photographed more Class of 2017 seniors than any class since moving to Tennessee five years ago! It is so much fun to work with the Seniors...they are so full of life, up for anything and they listen to directions!!! Ha! Which is saying something when you're used to working with 3 and 5 year olds!!

This past weekend I was able to photograph two seniors from different schools at the same location. My friend from church had asked me about photographing her son well before his senior year started. She knew she wanted the photos taken in the fall right before the cotton was going to be harvested. It is almost cotton pickin time so we made sure to make it happen. Eli had a half a day of school last Friday so we met at his grandfather's farm. It was a WARM fall day but we survived and got some great shots.

Another friend heard about us going to the farm for the senior photos and asked if she and her daughter could tag along! I was flattered that they wanted to do so and that they wanted me to take Megan's photos. We had a great time and I am excited for them to see the photos I got.

Tammy and Rebecca I hope you are pleased with these photos of your incredible kiddos!! Here are a few sneak peeks!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

hand lettering and embroidery

Well, it looks like I'm back to blogging once a month...which really is not my goal. But once again, I don't take the time to sit down and blog everything that is going on. I do post more than my fair share on instagram though so make sure to follow me there if you're interested in what is going on in our corner of the world.

The kids have started back to school...three weeks ago already. I have started working again. I am working part time as a care taker in the afternoons program again where my kids go to school. I am also subbing for the art teacher for 10 weeks while shes on maternity leave. It is so much fun...but also a lot of work and I am realizing why I didn't want to be a teacher. But I do love it and I will miss it when the 10 weeks are up.

Just wanted to drop in and say hello and also to encourage you to jump over to my etsy page and see what I have going on there. I have been adding digital downloads to my shop and I plan to add even more as the Christmas season approaches! I am going to do some digital "stamps" for Christmas cards and other holidays as well. I plan on launching a new line of printed Christmas cards as well!!

I will also be adding custom initial embroidered necklaces as well. These are so much fun for me to make and I would love the honor of making one for you or a loved one. It doesn't have to be just an initial could be anything really!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who has ever said a kind word, purchased my art or encouraged me along the way. I am where I am today because of your support!! Keep it coming! ;)

Here are a few samples of some of my work that you can get on etsy...

 Have a blessed weekend! See you next month!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

some recent photo shoot sneak peaks!

My blogging is sporadic at best...but I'm having a blast living life and sharing it mostly on instagram. So make sure you follow me there if you're interested to know what I'm up to these days. The days don't slow down, I just do my best to make the most of them!

I am keeping busy with my five beautiful kids and doing my best to help our family make ends meet with a lot of custom painting and hand lettering work. I've also been able to get behind the camera again which has been a blast. I had the opportunity to photograph my friends from college and their beautiful family while on vacation and I was fortunate enough to photograph two gorgeous young ladies who will begin their senior years of high school in August. While I don't actively market my photography I am always up for capturing these memories for people...and I haven't lost ALL my skills so there's that! Here are a few of my favorite shots from my last three sessions!

Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully it won't be five months before I'm back again!!