my photography

So some of my photography is going in the slideshow below...check it out and if you are interested contact me to book a session!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


So Grey is just over 2 months old now! He weights close to 12 pounds and is growing so fast! He changes or does something new every week and we are having so much fun with him!

I have been booking photo sessions still and if anyone wants some good Christmas gifts, a family portrait would be great! Contact me if you'd like to book a session! I have also been making onsies (see the picture of Grey with the owl) If you need onsies for a baby...let me know! :)

So I said I would update about the church and the financial situation there...well the roof will be paid for! That is something that is definitely needed! So yay! Unfortunately there is still a huge need for many other things, but God will provide when He sees fit! :) Please continue to pray for the church in every way: spiritual growth of the people there, financial burdens, a way to put more people on staff, patience during this period of growth and change, etc.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

9 pounds and a prayer!

So Grey's one month doctor appointmentwent well! He weighed in at 8 pounds 15ouncesputting him at a gain of a little over 2 pounds! Yay! He is definitely filling out and changing every day!He had to get ashot...which he handled with a scream, but surprisingly was not effected by it after theinitial shock. Whewww!!! Ihave received an awesome owl candle holder from cute and unique! It goes great with the decor for Grey's room!

In other news it would be awesome if everyone would pray that Seth could be hired on at SWCC soon. Please pray that the church body continues growing (in every way!) and that Seth's passion to lead worship and help meet a need at the church would be fullfilled! Seth's dad is meeting with the district office people in the next few days to discuss needs at the roof, sound/media (you name it, the church needs it!) Pray that the needs would be met because SWCC is such a diverse place for people to meet together! That's about all for now! I will post updates on Grey and the church as they come!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Grey is 1 month old....already?!?

Well today Grey is 1 month old! The past 4 weeks have consisted of A LOT of change for Seth and I...but we would not trade it for anything! We are so blessed to have such a sweet little baby! He is eating well and sleeping pretty well too. He is so stinkin' cute and acts so great! I wasn't sure how well I would adjust to being a mom...especially the first bit of time home with him. Needless to say, I was exhausted the first week. I was so worried I would just be a big hormonal mess, but my emotions have remained under control and I've not had any meltdowns (thank goodness!) And fortunately I have been blessed with an incredible husband!!! Seth has been the BEST and takes the late shifts at night so I can rest which is fantastic. Each week has gotten a little easier and I've been a little less tired. Seth is an amazing dad and just thinks Grey is the coolest thing ever and I must agree! We have been on several outings with Grey...out to eat, target, kroger and church. (most of the time he never even knows he's been anywhere because he just snoozes the whole time!) My body feels almost normal again and this week I actually did a senior photo shoot. Tuesday we go to the doctor for Grey's 1 month check up. I am anxious to see how much weight he has gained! He is changing everyday!

Friday, September 10, 2010


So on Friday the 27th our little boy made his arrival! The day started out normal enough for me...the only thing that seemed a little different was that my stomach was a teeny bit upset. I went about my day as usual...had to make a run to hobby lobby for some supplies to finish up a painting and then I when home to do just that. About 3 or so Seth came home and I started to feel a little crampy, no big deal because I thought you usually have contractions several days before and this was no contraction, just a crampiness. However, about 3o minutes later I began to notice a pattern and a stronger feel to what I though were "cramps." Seth and I needed to make a run to the bank so off we went! My "cramps" were closer together on our trip to the bank so I decided to call the medical exchange because my doc was out of town for the weekend. Seth was ready to take me to the Baptist as soon as we got back but I was NOT about to go to that hospital just for them to say "you are no where near ready to have this baby so go back home!" After talking to the nurse on call, I sort of knew what to look for...I guess. I didn't think this was really going to happen so I started a load of laundry when we got home. Mistake. Not long after I did that we left the house and where at the hospital at 5:30. I knew this was the real thing because I was hurting pretty bad. Apparently everyone and their dog were having babies at the same time because they sent me and another woman in labor to wait in the WAITING ROOM! I was there for a good 30 minutes. Just after 6 I was put in a room, told to pee in a cup, but my water broke before I got the chance so they just let me get in the bed. Well Grey's timing was fantastic because it was a SHIFT CHANGE! So Seth and I are freaking out ALONE in this labor room. Finally the nurse (thank you nurse Lezley you were so sweet!) came in and checked me...I was at 5 cm... I got my epidural around 8:20 or so because the anesthesiologist was swamped giving drugs to all the other women in labor. The nurse checked me again right after they laid me back down and got this big-eyed look on her face and said "go get the doctor because she's already at a 10!" (No wonder I felt like something was going to come out of me when they set me up for my epidural! Ha! Ha!) So about 15-20 minutes later Grey was here! The only part that wasn't so great was because Grey came SOOO fast, my epidural BARELY had time to catch up...felt everything until the last 2 or three pushes...ouch. But I wouldn't change it because I'd prefer a quick delivery over a long drawn out one! Seth was a champ the whole time...he kept me fanned off and even watched! (He had to sit down right after Grey came out but only for a minute!) Needless to say we are so proud and love our little Grey so much! He is such a sweet baby!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ohhhh the month of August!

So lately I've been EXTREMELY busy! I have had so many photo shoots to squeeze in before baby Grey arrives and I have finally got them ALL done! I had a blast taking pictures of the Benton Cheerleaders, Natalie and David's engagements, baby Kale, baby Truly and Hillary Quinn! Not to mention in the middle of photo shoots and editing, I've been working on a few art pieces and designing announcements and business products for people too...and sewing baby bedding for Grey's room while Seth finished sanding and staining the baby bed and dresser!

This month we also celebrated our 4 year anniversary (I cannot believe that the time has flown by that fast! But it has truly been the BEST 4 years of my life!) Seth's birthday was the 13th, not to mention SEVERAL other family birthdays within the past week or two! Crazyness!!! Now that nearly all the photos/business products have been finished and delivered and baby Grey's room is complete, I can stop and relax! Yay! I do believe I will enjoy these last few weeks (if that long) that Grey is in my belly...I have absolutely LOVED being pregnant and cannot believe that it is already time for him to be here! Seth and I almost cannot stand the wait to see his little face! The whole experience is quite unreal, but so magical! I am going to post a few of my favorite pictures from the photo shoots from this month as well as baby Grey's room! Hope you enjoy! Hopefully I will have new photos of Grey by my next post!

Monday, August 9, 2010