Monday, December 21, 2009

Sweets for a sweetie

Note to myself for future shots... if I want both sisters in the same photo I'd better have TWO lollipops!  :o))

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Greetings

Wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Holiday Train

The holiday train went thru town this weekend.  If you've never had a chance to see it in person, it really is spectacular with all the lights.  Here's a few of my favorites I took.   

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."

(a bit fuzzy enlarged, I know, but it was one of those "grab the camera quick, there's no time to adjust the settings, just use the existing light and hold as still as possible" moments)  :o)))

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday full of good food, family and friends.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wanted: Baby Girl who loves Ducks!

Okay, so I need a baby. More specifically, a baby girl, between the age of 7 or 8 mos to a year, or so. (I can hear several of you saying, um, Juli... huh? right now, so I'd better explain!) LOL I found the cutest bright yellow stuffed duck wearing a pink hat the other day. This thing sits about 2-1/2 feet high and I thought it would look adorable with a little girl of just-sitting-up age. Problem is, all the little cuties I know are now past that age. They'll still look adorable with this duck, I know, so I'm sure I'll be taking photos of them with it too soon, but I get this image/idea in my head and of course I want to try it out right away! So. If you have or know of anyone who has a little girl who loves bright yellow ducks and is interested in a free 30 minute session, let me know! :o))

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

This weekend I also got to try out the other idea I had in mind when I bought this chair. I think this is about the only dirt road left in town - I hope they don't decide to pave it!

I had the pleasure of photographing two lovely sisters this weekend. We started indoors then moved outdoors to take advantage of the beautifully warm weather. Here's your sneak peek, girls! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Art Miniature

I finished this miniature graphite pencil drawing last night. The image size is 2" x 2" and the frame is 5 "x 5". (I scanned it into the computer rather than photographing it first, so unfortunately a lot of the detail is lost in the scan process, sorry!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Two brothers

I had the opportunity this weekend to get out and enjoy the warm weather with some friends while taking photos of their adorable boys. I picked up this chair at a thrift store a couple weeks ago and thought it would work great for a vintage look.
Then we went over to a nearby park where we found one remaining tree with fall colors still on it! Thanks boys, for letting me take such fun photos of you. (and sorry, B, for cutting into your Vikings/Packers game time!!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holidays and Snowflakes

I should be designing for Halloween, but this winter idea just popped into my head so I had to lay it out before I forgot it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fire Truck Visit

Last week my daughters daycare group had a surprise (planned!) visit from the fire department. Everyone had a great time - thanks for arranging it T!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Miss M

I spent a quick half hour with Miss M yesterday to take her one year photos. I haven't had time to go through them all yet, but I just HAD to post one of my favorites this morning for her mom. I'll get some more posted here soon, so keep watching! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Only 94 shopping days until Christmas!

Now that I've reminded you of that oh-so-happy fact... :)

Does your holiday season always feel stressful trying to come up with that perfect gift for the people on your list? I know mine usually does! This year, in addition to my framed graphite pencil miniatures, I'm also introducing Mother's Portrait Pendants. Each pendant has an image size of 1 1/4", comes with convex glass to protect the drawing, and is on a 16" chain. Or you can remove the chain and display it on a miniature easel if you prefer.

Interested? Send me your favorite photo(s) - or book a mini photo session if you're local! - and let me take care of one or more people on your list! But don't delay... although you may have 94 RETAIL shopping days left, I don't guarantee any orders for Christmas delivery if received after November 24th. I like to try to make MY holidays stress free too! Email me at for more information. Now back to my list.............

Black and White and Color?

I've been playing around with the reverse black and white option in Photoshop. I posted two others in my last couple posts, but here's another one. What are your opinions?

Baby N is 3 months old!

Where does the time go, anyway? It seems like just last week I was taking this little guy's newborn photos. Now he's already 3 months old with a personality all his own! These are a few of my favorites.

Miss E

Time to catch up on posting some more photos again! :o)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pigtails at the Park

I don't know who had more fun yesterday, Miss A, giggling like crazy because I was chasing her around the park, or me giggling TRYING to chase her!

I was a little dissapointed at this one because it ended up being a bit blurry when I enlarged it, (trying to keep your camera steady to get that "perfect shot" while running backwards because your subject is charging at you excitedly to show you her dandelion IS rather difficult, especially when you're laughing at the same time!) :)

But I played around with it in PhotoShop and added some texture to it to help somewhat.

Blech! Dandelions don't taste so good!