mem oirs (mem'warz) 1. an autobiography 2. a record of events based on the writer's personal observation and knowledge

Sunday, February 26, 2012

All in the Family

Do you recognize the location? It was my favorite spot for a few weeks... until the leaves fell and left a not-so-scenic spot. Until next fall...

We had fun at this shoot-- I even had a couple of my kids with me to help get some sweet smiles out of their cousin. I've found that strategic plan to pay off more than once!

I loved their colors with this. And can you believe the inspiration piece was sweet little one's red jacket that mom found at a thrift store? Amazing. Read more about her frugal finds on their blog here.

We love family, and I love shooting them too!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Family of Four.

For this next fabulous fam I went scouting for a new location and found GOLD!!! My tunnel of trees. I fell in love with the locale and had fun making the pictures in my brain become a reality with this lovely family.

As big Coug fans, they wanted to encorporate their alma mater/employer into shots, but not with the obvious "everyone else does it" photo next to the cougar sculpture. I think the railroad tracks at the edge of the university suited them well.
What do you think?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kylie Genevieve

My sweet niece was born in August and I was lucky enough to get to shoot her newborn shots. :) She was getting a bit "old" for the sleepy newborn shots, but we managed to get some pretty cute shots of her.

Isn't she beautiful? Of course, I'm biased. :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Honorable Mention


(But it's still a photo post... I sure hope you like looking at my photos!)

Have you heard of the Spokane Ag Expo?Yeah, I didn't figure you have. But I remember attending the show at an early age, and now I send my own kids with Dad and Grandpa.

It's the big event every year for local farmers. Products, networking, business, services, big equipment... and I found out this year, photography. When I heard about their photography contest, I knew one of the many great shots I've taken of my family's life on the farm should be entered. Up to 4 entries were possible, and I sent three of my photos in.

Whaddya know, I received an honorable mention for my favorite of the three! The top three entries got cash... but I get mentioned and a ribbon. :) Still an honor, for sure.

First shot: the Honorable Mention

Second and Third shots: My other entries

But also a challenge to myself-- I gotta shoot for the cash! Next year, I'll be entering again. I already have three new photos picked out. And that 4th entry? I plan on taking many more shots between now and then to pick another new entry.

Focus and click! :)