i have some happy news, this little blog of mine is moving

it's time to go onto bigger and better things.

please please please update your bookmarks!!!

please please please visit me at my new blog

just add /blog to my photography website and you will find the new location!

thank you so much for your continued support of my photography and blog




{felt food}

good news! felt food is now available on my etsy
every piece is hand stitched, hand sewn, and nothing is glued.
what a wonderful addition to a child's play kitchen


a favorite picture form our trip

have a great weekend!


{val & ryan}

bling bling
hello fun bridesmaids :-)
ready to get married? thumbs up.
my favorite. such an awesome moment.

val was the most relaxed bride, she made taking pictures easy & stress free
they had a string of most unfortunate events leading up to their wedding including a car accident, flowers being left outside and destroyed by dogs, the cake maker backing out, & a birthday party claiming rights to the shelter where they planned to get married at...yet they were still cool and relaxed. that's pretty much amazing.

thanks val & ryan for letting us be apart of your day



my favorite.

love this.

location: sydney, canada

this was a very small town with not much to do
coming out on this dock was the boys idea - i didn't trust it because it was old and abandoned..
but we didn't fall in, so that's good.
with nothing else to do we decided to take pictures.
love these.


tweet tweet

a little birdie decided to make a nest at our house...
on our front door wreath!
it was hardly noticeable until the momma got really made when you opened the door
it was also really hard to take pictures of the pretty little legs because it was up so high
i saw the moment when all the birds flew away from the nest..i may or may not have scared them (they scared me too) ... they were rather big so i bet they are gone for good now.

(wreath made by my mom)




family photos are priceless
these mean so much to me
(even if my hair is goofy & my brother is missing)
memories forever
book your family photo session with a photographer today. go.


{where oh where have i been}

i've graduated (diploma came in the mail yesterday!)
i've photographed a wedding
i've been on a boat convincing the boy it's fun
i've been discussing the future and what's to come
i've been editing pictures
i've been (unsuccessfully) applying for jobs
i've welcomed back summer with the start of working another waterpark season
i've been wondering how to balance 4 jobs this summer, none of which being what i really want
i've been frustrated not knowing how to gain new interest in my photography
i've been exhausted, hoping to catch up

more pictures to come

*picture taken in Novia Scotia


{etsy update}

slowly but surely i am adding items back into my long lost etsy shop
now featuring a bright colorful handmade apron
& a button bracelet
both new items handmade by my mom and one of a kind


{what i wore week 4}

sweater - Macys
pink ruffled shirt - eddie bauer
jeans- goodwill via target
shoes - goodwill - not sure of brand
watch -fossil
necklace - made by me with fossil charms hanging



i haven't scrapbooked in forever and now that school is over i finally have time

found objects:
buckle - cut off a pair of shoes i threw away
coaster- from outback
old music paper
old ticket



this little girl is such a firecracker
3 years old. lover of dolls. explorer.



love their house in the background.

love it so much.

he got wallets of this pose. good choice. all the girls will want one. ;-)

so proud of this picture. my favorite.

senior 2011.
rensselaer high school

ben loved his first photoshoot so much, he decided to have a second ;-)
he was great to work with, i think we got some awesome shots!



from left to right: claire, chelsea, corienne, collette, coty, & caleb

now say that 5 times fast ;-)


{taking a break}

sorry folks but we need to take a break
from our regularly scheduled updates in order to graduate

that's right, just 3 days of going to class (one week left)
a lot of loose ends, tests, and projects to finish in this time

i'll be back blogging at you again soon!


{one year}

one year with this boy
we visited 9 states together
we went on 5 or 6 camping trips
we climbed mountains & rode bikes down mountains
we photographed 5 clients together
& liked each other {almost} the whole time.

happy weekend!


{what i wore week 3}

sweater: american eagle
tank top: gap


{what i've been up to}

6 more days of class

4 weeks till graduation

trying to find a job

handmaking envelopes & designing a portfolio

the end is near

the pressure is on


{windows down}

this little guy thinks its the best thing in the world to ride with the window down
he keeps his little hand perched on the window the whole time
loves to point out the "city bus", trains, "yellow bus" over and over and over...
i just wanted to capture this little detail of everyday life
(no i was not driving while taking this picture, we were stopped)

it was also about 70 degrees this day, way too warm for a stocking cap
but he wanted to wear "cars hat, cars hat" and i didn't want to argue over it so i let him win

have a lovely weekend!


{what i wore week 2}

dress: target brand via goodwill
leggings: forever 21 {hate them, itchy, & had holes first day}
sweater: kohls



the boy doesn't believe in giving flowers
but "potted plants" he can do..
aren't these pretty?


{well hung}

i make a lot of jewelry
i dont wear the jewelry unless its out and the open and i see it
storing all of this jewelry is sometimes a challenge
i'm loving this coat hanger turned jewelry holder
(no not alllll of that jewelry is mine, the black holder is my moms & white is mine)
(mine is at a funny angle that is hard to take a picture of)
keeps everything in plain sight and tangle free
of course i also hang some in other random places like on my inspiration board