Sunday, November 18, 2007

I can see the Light!!

There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like I have been living at my computer for the last few weeks working like a madwoman trying to finish up Christmas orders. Several days I have sat here for 12 hours or longer editing into the early hours of the morning. I have almost everything ordered and then I will just need to package it up and deliver it, which is the fun part. I LOVE seeing people's reactions when they open their orders. It is like Christmas morning! All of the hard work and heart that went into the pictures really pay off!

Since I have been pretty much abandoning my kids the past few weeks, we headed out of town for the weekend for some much needed family time. So what do I do as soon as we get out of town??? Well, take pictures of my kids of course! I know, I know, it is an addiction. We were in the cutest old town and I just could not pass up the opportunity to let this beautiful location not be photographed. My wonderful family, sister, and in-laws humored me and walked around the town camera in hand. The could not believe the places I wanted to stop at--old brick walls, tin walls, old doors. Junk to most people walking by, but a photographers dream!! We just don't have cool locations like this here in the valley so I have to take any opportunity I can get. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

This is my cute nephew, Hayden. He HATES getting his picture taken, but I torture him anyways because his mom loves pictures almost as much as I do. I LOVE this picture of him so I guess it was worth the torture!

Isn't Brigham just getting SO big??? I can't even believe it! Time really flies.

Troy was behind me on this picture making Brooklyn laugh by pretending to wipe boogers on me (well, at least I hope he was pretending :) ).

I definitely want to head back in that direction for another weekend because we had a great time!! I will share more about what we did once I finish downloading the rest of my pictures.

Monday, November 5, 2007


I spent the weekend at a photography workshop in Phoenix with Skye Hardwick. I learned so much and met so many wonderful photographers. I am grateful that my wonderful husband was willing to keep the kids for the weekend so that I could go enjoy myself. And not only did he have the kids, he cleaned the house which was a HUGE mess and did probably 20 loads of laundry!! What a wonderful surprise to come home to. Thanks again, hon, it really means a lot to me!!!

Here are a few of the pictures that I took while at the workshop. We had wonderful models to work with, which made it a lot of fun.