Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Lins Family

                          I had so much fun photographing this family, I was the perfect fall day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Iowa City West High School, Homecoming Dance

Me, Emily, Trevor & Todd

Emily and her parents, Becky and Rick Graf

Trevor & Emily

Saturday night was Homecoming dance at Emily's high school. Trevor wasn't allowed to attend the dance this year, I guess it was due to the fact that he is a Sophomore in college and is so much older than some of the young high school students. We all thought this was odd considering that he has gone with Emily to Homecoming for the last two years. Anyway, they all got dressed up, we were invited to come and snap a few photos, then they all headed out for dinner. Todd and I went out for dinner with Emily's parents, Becky and Rick Graf, at a restaurant called Bob's Your Uncle in Iowa City. A good time was had by all!
Don't they make such a cute couple?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Puppy Love!

He is our new neighbor. Well, he belongs to our neighbors, Josh and Traci. He's a Saint Bernard pup and he's about 13 weeks old now. Porter is so sweet, he's a snuggler and he's so fun to play with. We try to get over there and hold him every couple of days because very soon he is going to be to BIG to hold!! Trevor and Emily (our son and his girlfriend) just love spending time with him.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mama's Got a New Ride!

Oh, I am sooo excited and so lucky. We have been looking for a new car for a while, since our minivan blew up in the mountains of Tennessee on our way to visit our daughter Monica this past June. And, last week we finally found just what we wanted. Isn't she pretty? A sparkly Glacier White exterior with a gray/black soft leather interior. And a SUNROOF, I've always wanted one!  It has been so well taken care of, not a scratch or dent anywhere, just like brand new, only better because it's used (and so much less expensive). I think I'm in love.....

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Few of my Favorites

Hello! I have had a few people asking me to do senior pictures, family pictures, cards etc. And they have asked to see more of my work. So, since I do not yet have a blog or website for only my photography, I will display a few shots for you here (there are a few scattered through my blog on previous posts) this way you won't have to search. I have included several that I have not shown before. Enjoy!

Trevor's Senior Pictures

Iowa City West Homecoming

Trevor and Emily

Wiles Family Photo Shoot

Marshall Allen's Senior Pictures


Graduation Invites, Christmas Cards Etc.

Just a note, I did not take the photos for Alison's invitations, I did design her invites.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Day at the Park with Stephanie and her Girls, Jaeden, Caitlin & Lauren.

It's been about a month ago, I am kind of behind on things, this summer seems to have flown by so fast! Anyway, I spent the afternoon at the park with my cousin Stephanie and her three little sweeties. We took some photos and played on the playground, a good time was had by all!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Our Little Tybee Beach Cottage, Omm Sweet Home

Well, we had so much fun on our trip to Tybee Island and many people have asked about the cottage we rented. So, I thought I would share a little bit more about that with you. I rented the cottage through a company called Mermaid Cottages and you can visit their website at They have so many cute cottages, ours was named Omm Sweet Home because it was owned by a yoga instructor.
This is where Todd and I slept, it had 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, enough for 5 people to sleep. Everything was so comfortable and decorated so cute. I think our bed had a memory foam mattress, I had never slept on one but it was so comfy.
I think my favorite spot was our nice big screened in porch, I love how it was all lit up at night with these cute little lantern lights! Wait, I take that back, my FAV.OR.ITE. spot in the whole place was definately the outdoor shower. I loved talking a shower outside, I'm not sure why I liked it so much, maybe because it is something we would never be able to have at home. (Can you imagine a great big icicle hanging off the spout on those winter Iowa days!) Probably just because there is nothing like being outside, smelling the ocean, feeling the breeze and listening to the birds while showering. I. Loved. It.
We also had a little library room, fuuly stocked with dvd's, cd's, games and books. That was a nice idea but besides listening to a couple cd's, we really didn't use much of those. We really just wanted to be outside at the beach as much as we could. I just couldn't get enough of the ocean and the sand and the breeze!
The entire upstairs was one bedroom and private bath, Trevor slept here, isn't it cute!?!
I love those light above the bar and you can't see it very well but there is a little teapot collection on the shelf behind the lights. The kitchen was fully furnished with everything we could need and a few surprises!
On another note, this is not a picture you really want to see ten hours into your fifteen hour trip! That's right, we said good bye to our faithful old minivan. Not a good day, that first day of vacation. We broke down on the side of the highway, in the mountains in Tennessee. Not good. So, we waited for a tow truck and the only place open was the Wal Mart service center, the people there were so nice and so helpful. But, the van was going to cost more to fix than it was worth. So, we rented a car and we went on our way and we actually managed to put the car on Craigslist and had a buyer for it by the end of the week.
Anyway, our sweeeeeet little cottage and the rest of the trip was so fun, it more than made up for it!!!