Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Craig and Lora

Craig and Lora were married in November on my birthday!  So I spent the day celebrating by getting to do what I love....take pictures :)  What a sweet couple these two are, and we had a great time with them!  I also photographed one of her bridesmaids' Lisa's wedding a few years ago in Seattle, so it was fun to see her again!  These two didn't have any trouble smiling.  Even hours later...the smiles were still real!  Here are a few of my favorites from their special day.

 The guys....

 and the gals...

The cakes were made by Bruce Wuollet, and they were to die for!

The table beautiful!
Congratulations again you two, we wish for you many many years of happiness!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A wedding post!

Can you believe it?!  I know it's December, and I know it's busy....but my blogging has been pretty darn pathetic :)  Today is my catch up day.  On the blog, on laundry, on cleaning, on wedding pictures....we'll see how much I can get done!  I've got my running shoes on, and I'm raring to go :)  Only three days till Christmas, so I gotta make them good productive days!
Here are a few pictures of Melanie and Glen...They got married back in October.  Melanie has a sister right under her named Gwen, so everyone is used to saying Melanie and Gwen, now we gotta change it to Melanie and Glen!  I gotta think about it everytime and make sure I'm not saying Gwen to Glen!  LOL
Isn't she beautiful?

 LOTS of people came to their wedding....the church was packed with friends!

And probably my favorite :)

Monday, December 6, 2010


Hey, is anyone out there??  Or did I lose you all since I have been M.I.A so long?  Anyways....I'm here. I have been meaning to update on here this whole last week, but as you can see....that didn't happen!  Do you ever feel like life is just whizzing past you and you are just hanging on tight hoping you don't fall off?!  Well, that's how I've felt the last few months, but now looking forward from here....things should be slowing down a bit!  Thank goodness!  I have a few weddings to share, but that will have to wait for another night....for now you are going to get lots of  P.A.D. pages :)  I am still playing catch up on these....I got so far behind when I went to I am only 7 days behind!  I just cranked out 4 pages today, so at that pace, I should be caught up in a few days!
Hope everyone has a great week!  I am planning to get some wedding pictures worked on, some baking done, I've got another Norwex party, and in the mean-time, I hope I can get some grass to grow :)

Some of these are kind of old, but wanted to share them anyways....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Birthday girl....

My Trina is now 3!  And I am hoping that the terrible two's will completely be a thing of the past!  J/k, she's not all that bad, but she can sure throw a good fit when she wants!  She was just loving all the attention on her birthday!  Isn't she so cute!?

I am off to Seattle until Tuesday!  I still can't believe that I am going by myself....And I am hoping that once I get on the plane, my guilty feelings for leaving are gone!  It's hard leaving....gotta get myself packed up and make sure I'm not forgetting anything, as well as make sure everything is in order for the ones at home!  Babysitters lined up, meals planned, etc....
I have a wedding on Saturday, and two Norwex parties!  It will be a fast, busy, fun five days!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Lloyd's

Halloween afternoon found us on a photo shoot with my cousin Robyn and her family!  What a great bunch of people, and isn't little Rion just the cutest little one year old boy around?!  (Notice I said 'boy'....I do believe I have got the cutest little 1 year old girl around! I am just a little biased I know! )  He was so awesome the whole time, and was such a trooper :)  Here are a few of him and the crew.....
Love his big blue eyes!
Love this of Robyn and Rion!  I can just hear the giggles....
Daddy had all the right tricks for getting him to laugh!
Love this picture too with the sun flare :)

Lots of Love surrounds this little man!  Robyn's parents on the left, and Eric's on the right.  Wonderful people that I am glad to have met!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I've got lots on the "To Do" list, so I'm hoping I'm able to cross some of them off!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Robert and Sheena

Robert and Sheena were married at the Radisson at Fort Mcdowell...and what a gorgeous desert backdrop!  The weather was perfect, and we had a great time!  Here are a few of my favorite photos of the two of them.  Congratulations again Robert and sheena!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I have some serious catch-up to do on the ol' blog!  I've got wedding pictures to share, family sessions to share, and some P.A.D pictures to share!  I better get all caught up on these things tomorrow, because with still a wedding and two family sessions to edit, and three Norwex parties this week, it will be friday before I know it :)
The news is claiming that tomorrow starts our cool down here in Phoenix....hmmm....I wonder if that will turn out to be true!  Still running my A/C over here, and I'm just trying my hardest to keep the thought "it's November!" out of my head!  Unbelievable!  Crossing my fingers that it really does start cooling off!
Does anyone in the Phx area know where I can find a piano teacher who is reasonably priced to come teach my girls to play the piano?  They are actually pretty good at plunking out several tunes by ear....but I would like to get them in lessons soon!  This piano has such a beautiful sound!  (And huge thanks to some wonderful friends for making it affordable to have it!)  My mom and dad came over last week, and my mom actually sat down and played a song!  She is a great piano player, and we are lucky when we can get her to play even one song!  But I do have memories of her playing a lot while we were growing up. :)  Who knows, maybe I will even take lessons along with the girls! 

 This weekend was fun just hanging out at home with the kids!  I think it was needed by them just as much as us!  It feels so good to just 'chill' every once in a while :)
 Have a great Sunday everyone! 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

and a few more....

Here are a few more for you Anita ;)  Now I am caught up on all but one!
This has been so fun (and yes, a bit of a challenge too) to do this picture-a-day project, but at the end of the year, the book is going to be so awesome to look through!  I challenge all my readers to start doing this!

Happy Monday everyone!  And can you believe it is November already??  Two birthdays this month, 4 norwex parties lined up, two weddings, a trip to Seattle, Thanksgiving....I'm going to be busy! :)  But it all sounds so fun!


Ok, I have really been slacking on the blog business!  But I have been so busy, that my computer time all together has really been pretty minimal!  Here are a few pages from my P.A.D project Anita!  I have been good about staying on top of this until the last three days!  I have the pictures, I just haven't put them into scrapbook form!  Tomorrow.  After church. before a photo shoot.  Hopefully! much to do, so little time!  I need a day to regroup :)

And I know this is more than 'one' picture....but I thought the three together was so cute!   We got this outfit from Lindsey's teacher, and Taryn thought she was just great wearing it!  But she would not stop for a picture!

Looking thru all of my pages that I have done so far, I realize that  most of them are of Trina and Taryn.  And while I guess that makes sense because they are the two home with me during the days....I really need to get some pictures of Toni and Alanys too!  That's my goal for next week!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Simonson Family {Phoenix Family Photographer}

Here is a sneak peak at a few pictures from our photo shoot today with the Simonson's.  We had a great time at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, and the kids were all so good!  I got my workout in too chasing after little Paylin trying to get some good pictures of her!  What a doll she is, but she wouldn't sit still for more than two seconds at a time :)

Such pretty girls!  After looking at their pictures on my computer, I decided that the twins each have a different look even tho they are identical twins....but I just don't know what name goes with what look!
And a half-ways smile out of Trey....I'll take it!