Sunday, December 28, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
On Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Kasandra & Maik for their engagement photos! I had such a great time with them & they were so cute together! I can't wait to shoot their wedding New Years Eve! I'm still working on their pics but this is a little sneak peak! Thanks guys!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
My Grandma passed away 10/25/08 at home surrounded by loved ones. They say she smiled as a tear rolled down her face & then she was gone. I know she is in a better place, but that doesn't make me miss her any less. My Mom, Ashley & I flew to FL from VA for the funeral in Valdosta GA. I'm glad I was able to see her earlier this year in March & then again in Oct. She was the sweetest funniest person I know outside of my Mom of course. That is because the apple does not fall far from the tree. She lives in all of us from her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. There is a piece of her still with us everyday all we have to do is look in the mirror & she is there.
Monday, October 13, 2008
On 9/25/08 I flew to Jacksonville, FL b/c my Grandma was in the hospital. My Mom picked me up & we drove the 2 hours to Valdosta GA. My Grandma was at zero percent kidney function & it was hard to see her in the hospital, not too mention my Grandfather has Alzheimers. We are not sure if he really knows us anymore. That is hard. I used to spend the summers with them & I was his shadow. I always wanted to be where he was in the barn, on the tractor or fishing. I'm losing the only father figure I have ever known growing up and it saddens me. You walk on eggshells being careful to try not to set him off. The only person that he is still sweet & kind to is my Grandma. All you can really do is say "it's the disease" it doesn't hurt any less just makes you more sad that the "disease" is stealing the person away from. It was nice to spend time with my Grandma.
I always love spending time with my Mom as we make each other laugh. For example, we were taking advantage of the free wifi at Chik Fil A & my laptop chill pad marked up the table. My Mom told me I better clean it up. I tried with some water & a napkin with no luck. Then I told her "hey I think I heard somewhere that mayo will take off scuff marks" so I ripped off the tab & proceeded to squirt it on the table & rubbed it with a napkin. Sure enough the scuffs came right off. So impressed my Mom picked up the ketchup package & said "what will this do?" we both laughed our butts off on that one! Then the Chik Fil A gal told us that mustard is supposed to take the sting out of a burn! Who knew condiments could be so helpful!
My Grandma was put on dialysis & after 3-4 treatments her kidneys started to function on their own. The day before my Mom & I left she was moved from the hospital to a nursing home for rehab. It was good to see she was better. Sad that we had to leave. My Mom is my best "Gal" friend. She knows when I am sad or upset she can hear it in my voice. If she cries I cry. She gets me. After all she has known me all my life! So today I am thinking about my Mom and the time we spent together in GA. Along with some pictures that she allowed me to shoot!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This weekend had had the privilege of crewing a hot air balloon! It was awesome & I really enjoyed seeing all the balloons from land & air. It was a great experience & the Pilot, Dave & his wife, Sharon were super nice. I felt very at ease & so did Mike (he's afraid of heights!) So a good time was had by all & Thanks to Tammy & Alex for asking us to be part of the crew!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Salinas family came to town! I was great to see them all! The kids have grown so much & I finally had a chance to meet the baby, Lily! They are all so cute! They rode into town about 6pm 9/9 & then headed out around 11am the next day. Then they called to tell me they had gotten about 10 min down the rode & the moving truck their friends Jose & Amanda were driving for them had started acting up. So they were still in town. I headed over & after many phone calls & deciding what could be done the Penske company sent over 3 guys to help unload & reload ALL of their stuff onto a new truck. By this time of day they decided to stay another night here in lovely Alamogordo. When they tried to get a room they were all booked due to Transformers 2 being filmed here at White Sands. They ended up crashing at my house for the night & were off the next morning to make up time to get to Vandenberg AFB. I called that night & they were about 50 miles from Phoenix, where they planned to stay the night. They should be in CA by now! LOL!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So this past weekend I had a chance to work with a model named Kristy. We have worked together previously & she is always a lot of fun & up for anything! We tried some vintage hats, a parka, & a Red dress! She was great fun to work with! Looking forward to today because my friend Liz Salinas is going to be passing thru with her family as they are moving back to Vandenberg AFB in CA. We are supposed to do pics at White Sands. Should be fun!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
So last night we went to the rodeo for the Otero County Fair. Towards the end the wind picked up & rain started to pelt us. Finally we had to give in & head for the car. While we were at the fair we ran into our neighbor & his K9 patrol partner. I love German Shepherds! So here are some pics of Jim!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So yesterday I had a family shoot with the Harris Family & we had a great time in Tularosa. We had the downtown area pretty much to ourselves with the exception of a stray dog & passing cars. They were great sports & we took advantage of all the texture the street had to offer!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
So life is pretty quiet here in the little town of Alamogordo. So I decided to take a drive 16 miles up to Cloudcroft & then past Sun Spot to take in some of the greenery of the mountains. You don't see a lot of green here in the desert so it's almost like you have escaped to a different state in the mountains. I found the coolest location for taking pics. It's like a meadow with a waterfall near it. Talk about a little slice of Heaven! Ahhh...a new place to take people other than the same old White Sands! I am currently looking for Senior Reps for the 2008-2009 school year. If you know of any Seniors that might be interested please have them contact me at email@example.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
So I was going to take a roadtrip but now that is cancelled! :( Oh well. Maybe I will roadtrip somewhere else! So recently I worked with another photographer in town Diana Hay of Diana Hay Photography to shoot some models. It was a really fun day & then it rained! So we even had some shots of the models posing in the rain!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I just loved this one of Olivia in the chicken suit! She is too cute! Patiently awaiting my new camera too! Yippee! I am finally upgrading my 20D to the 40D & using the 20D as my backup. So I will be selling my trusty old Digital Rebel that I bought Dec. 2003 that restarted my passion for photography from my high school days. I am also working on some newborn pics from a recent session. I watched the Batchelorette last night & was pleasantly surprised she picked Jesse the snowboarder. I like both guys, but there was something about Jesse! :)
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
So last Sunday we went to dinner in High Rolls at my new friend Amanda's house. They have some great stuff in their area such as tall grasses, wooden fences, a horse, & so on! She has 4 very cute girls & I had a chance to take some snaps of them. They were too funny!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
So my Mom is going to check off an item from her bucket list today & going SKYDIVING! I so wish I was in Virginia today at 1pm to see her take the leap! She amazes me! I can't wait to see the video & pics. Thank goodness my little sis Ashley is going with her too! Well to watch, not jump out of the plane! This pic is one from a maternity session I did on Friday. The couple was a lot of fun & I really enjoyed working with them. I made up 3 tags with sayings on them & let them decide which they wanted to use. I just thought this was funny! LOL! Hope she likes it too!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow photographer that lives in Indiana. She was visiting her parents in El Paso with her daughter & we were able to get together at White Sands. I had a great time & her daughter was too cute! Here are some of my favorites from the afternoon!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
So recently I had a chance to photograph my friend Laura's step-son, Matthew. He was a great sport & I think he should look into some modeling gigs in GA. He has an intense "James Dean'ish" look that would be awesome for it! Yet, he is such a sweetheart! Also have been hanging out with my husband who returned from being deployed to Iraq for 7 mos. I have also updated my website with some of my latest work since moving so feel free to check it out!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Little Olivia is sooo much fun to photograph. She has got to be the happiest baby I have ever seen. I had gotten this vintage baby carriage on Ebay & plan to use it for some newborn sessions or baby sessions in general. Also gearing up for the possible return of my husband from deployment! Woo hoo! Hopefully will be sometime soon!
Friday, May 2, 2008
So the other day I was strolling around town & came across this chair. I have cleaned it off, but I am thinking it could really benefit from some new fabric. Yellow is not really my color. Once redone I think it will make a great chair to photograph people sitting in it. Hey you can't beat $5, because that is what I paid for it! :)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
This is little Olivia! She is just the happiest baby I have ever seen along with sparkling blue eyes that twinkle when she smiles! Her mom & I have become friends so I am sure you will be seeing more of her for the next 3 1/2 years that we are stationed here.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Especially when it is for US Soldiers returning from Iraq! A friend & I along with her girls had coolest experience by going to see all of these guys returning to Fort Bliss on 2/28/08. It was such an awesome site to see them all & to support them by being there. The Boy Scouts handed out flags to people on the street. It was something I won't forget!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I went to Colorado for a little over a week & stayed with my friend Dee Dee! We had the best time & I met some new friends of hers that are fabulous! I took some pics of my friend Casey's kids & also Dee Dee's kids.
I'm attaching Cody & Cami. Cody is my Godson! He sure has grown up! Cami has gorgeous eyes! So pretty! Well off to work on baby shower stuff for this weekend.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
So this week I went to Tularosa which is about 15 minutes from my house to take some pics of my neighbor's daughter who is a senior in high school. I hope she had fun b/c I sure did! Also proofing some maternity shots as well! Trying to stay busy while my husband is away! :)
Thursday, January 3, 2008
So for that last 2 1/2 weeks I have been hanging out in Virginia. Soon to fly back home to New Mexico this Saturday. While I have been here I have photographed some great parts of downtown Richmond, as well as, some of my friends & family. This is great as it will add some items to my growing portfolio. One of my favorites is of Ashley's little niece, Lexi! She is a little doll & her brother Sonny is too cute too! Well the holidays were really nice, but I was missing Mr. Stu! I was able to talk to him so that was nice. Oh well back to proofing some more pics!