Monday, March 21, 2011

First Annual Special Needs Miss Sweetheart Pageant

Through a series of events that God clearly had his hand in, I had the honor of photographing these sweethearts at the First Annual Special Needs Miss Sweetheart Pageant, in Keller, Texas.  You can see the entire gallery here.

The pageant was a benefit for Special Olympics;  specifically, to help Colby Bannister raise money to help pay his way to compete in Greece.  He is the only male gymnastics athlete selected from the state of Texas.

Please consider making a contribution to help Colby.  Also, if you would like more information about how to participate or help with next year's pageant, please contact Rhonda Bannister:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Some Lessons Are Tougher Than Others

I came across this photography blog today.  This lady hits the nail on the head. 

"Nothing hits a photographer’s confidence more than someone saying, “I don’t value your work enough to even pay you” . . . . even more detrimental when we say that to ourselves."  ~Skye Edmonds

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Congratulations, Cheri and Jeff!

There are several things I love about photography. 

One is the connection to people.  Getting to know someone better than I did before is fun.  When I photograph someone, I always learn something about them that I didn't know before. 

Like 'Cheri' was originally pronounced as 'Sherry'.
And Jeff always has something funny to say.

This shoot was full of laughs!

Another thing I love about photography:  An accidental location find that makes my photography heart go pitter-patter.  This shoot was done in one of those accidental finds.  And it turned out perfect for these lovebirds.

To see all of Cheri and Jeff's photographs, go here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I had the pleasure of spending time with Gabriel, who will be turning 3 soon.  Look at his sweet face!

See all of Gabriel's photos here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Candace and Brian

I had the pleasure of photographing Candace and Brian.  They are engaged to be married.

I'm still working on editing, but here's what I've got so far.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I'm Published!

I'm so excited! Today was the release of Radical Love, authored by my friends Kimberly Parker and Donna Lowe. I got to travel to Canada back in June to take their photo for the back of the book.

What an awesome experience! I am so thankful to Kim and Donna for allowing me the honor of taking their photo.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Before and After Blog Hop: Silhouette Love

It's Before and After blog hop time.  My daughter took this photo of my husband and me using my Nikon D70s.  Below are the 'before' (straight out of the camera) and 'after' (edited using Photoshop CS4). 


Head on over to Pixel Perfect to see more great shots.