Monday, May 25, 2009

Clickin' Moms for FREE!!!

My sister, Natalie is offering 1 month of Clickin' Moms for free during her 1 year anniversary celebration!!!  It is an amazing deal and a great opportunity to try out the forums.  

Here is a link to her blog if you would like more infomation -

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Milk and Water Concoction

I just started taking a class on Portrait Photography by Candice Stringham over at This is the second week of the class and I am loving it. I am learning so much already.

This week we are learning about lighting-specifically the use of window light indoors. I decided that I needed some practice. So I decided that while Emerson was busy with his concoction of milk and water (this is a pretty normal thing for the boy to do) that I would take some pictures of him and practice with the indoor window light.
This is a poor example of side lighting...but still a really cute picture.
To make side lighting better, you can add a reflector. Which will fill in a bunch of the shadows on the opposite side. So, here I practiced with the reflector. (Cute, huh?)
This is without the reflector:
These next two are with:
Here is Emerson without the reflector again.
And finally here he is with his new "funny" (a.k.a. super adoreable) face with the reflector.
I hope that you enjoyed looking at my practice photos. I had a really awesome model. I will be sure to keep you updated on his modeling career throughout this class.
If you are interested: all the pictures are straight out of the camera. NO editing. I think that they turned out pretty well considering.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Me and Mr. E

I just wanted to share a few pictures that I got with Emerson today at church. I love him to pieces!

Happy Mother's Day

I am one lucky girl. I am so lucky to have the privilege to be able to raise up this beautiful young boy. I love him so much!
This morning, he came walking down our long hall in this cute outfit and a holding bag of chocolates. It was so cute. Right now he is down stairs helping Daddy make some yummy chocolate chip pancakes. He is the best boy to be a mom to. I love him so much!
I also want my mom know how much I love her! Thank you for being the best mom. I only hope that I can be at least half the mother you were to me. I love you so much!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Still going strong...

Happy Anniversary, Jason!
I still love you!
Thanks for a great four years! I can't wait to see what this next year brings for us.

Monday, May 04, 2009


I am finally home for a little bit! I have been a travel queen this past month. First, Emerson and I went to Georgia, then the whole family went out to Idaho. It was a lot of fun visiting family, but it is nice to be home and to be able to get some much needed things done before we leave for our cruise later this month.

I am working on uploading all my photos a day up on my other blog- I hopefully will be caught up before I leave again!