Thursday, July 30, 2009

I wish I'd had my camera...

Tonight we went to "Last Thursday" on Alberta and it was so much fun. The perfect summer evening activity. Yummy food, local art and music, superb people watching. Superb. If you live in or visit the area- go. I highly recommend it. It was a fun way to feel more connected with the people in our city. When you're all standing around listening to the same street musician, it feels like life can be simple and all can be well for a moment. On our way out of the neighborhood, we patronized the coolest place ever:

That's right, The Grilled Cheese Grill. They serve a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches out of an Airstream Trailer (ours was delish) and you have the option of sitting at a picnic table or in a school bus that's been renovated with tables covered in old yearbook photos. I wish their website had pictures cuz it was seriously brilliant. You must go and partake. 

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm back... token pregnant picture... and a WINNER!

Home from Girls Camp. Trying to catch up on sleep and rest my weary fingers. I probably braided no less than 40 french braids this week. We had a blast, ate too much and slept too little. That's me in our cabin... 33 weeks along. Can I really get bigger to the tune of 7 more weeks? Yikes!

Now on to more exciting news... We have a WINNER! I had The Mr. randomly choose a number that related to one of the lovely people who so willingly supported my fun contest. He chose.... drum roll please.... Dear sweet Natalie!!!! I was lucky enough to meet Natalie when I moved into a house full of 7 other girls back in my BYU days. Coolest girls ever, I love them to death and Nat is a total rock star. Talented, beautiful, stylish and funny funny funny. And now the owner of a pendant necklace + print. Nat, please email me which ones you'd like and I'll drop them in the mail! ALSO, to all of you who participated and so generously mentioned me on your blog (or still plan to) - email me your address and which print you like and I'll send you a mini-print as a THANK YOU

Monday, July 20, 2009

If you happen to be in Portland...

Please come and see me here:

Now excuse me for a few days while I head off to Girls Camp with a hundred teenage girls. Me and my belly will be sleeping on a cot and getting up in the middle of the night to go to the outhouse. Yaaaay. No, but really, I'm super excited. We have so much fun every year I couldn't stand to miss it even though EVERYONE says I'm crazy. I say crazy is the only way to make it through the day.

PS- and seriously, where's the love? Does nobody want free stuff? I know I gave you till the 26th but only 1 comment so far? Ouch.

Another Family Shoot

One where babies came in two's...

So precious!

Friday, July 17, 2009


My little shop got some fresh new pretties today! 
Go on over and take a looksy. 
Some new prints and some pendant necklaces. 
Now you can take a piece of my art wherever you go!

And in honor of this new addition, I'll be having a GIVEAWAY! (Yay for free stuff). Just (1.) mention my shop/new product on your blog and (2.) paste a link to said blog in the comments for this post. You'll be entered to win a pendant necklace with any photo you fancy (that I've taken, that is) AND an 8x8 inch print of your choice. I'll draw a winner on July 26th. Thanks for the love and good luck!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I have a confession...

...I'm really good at eating sweets. No, really. You might think you are, but I guarantee you're a total light-weight when compared to me. You probably eat half a cupcake and then say "This is so rich, I'm going to be sick." Or maybe you finish it but then you say "Wow, why did I eat that? I feel sick." I know you. I've been to dessert with you. You share with your husband. You even let him pick and then "just have a few bites". Pathetic. Me? I ate a three-course dinner at St. Cupcake tonight. No lie. My friend (who requested she remain nameless) came over, we took a walk, we stopped at aforementioned bakery, we closed the place down. Course #1- Pumpkin Spice. Course #2- Fat Elvis (involves banana, chocolate, peanut butter). Course #3- Pumpkin Spice. Now if that's not a balanced meal I don't know what is. Totally satisfying. You will not hear of any "feeling sick" on my part. At least not until my next doctor appt. when I have to step on the scale... eek.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Up to my eyeballs in digital images

I wake up every morning feeling startled. The only thought in my head: "I have so much to do". A major deadline is looming... a new baby. So much work and so many projects going on and I want to share them all with you. Just too darn busy to take a blogging break. The time will soon come but until then, enjoy this photo I am oddly attached to. It's one of the thousands I'm sifting through as my current project in an attempt to get organized and ready for the thousands more I'm sure to be taking once Little One arrives. And speaking of baby photos, I get to photograph some brand new twins tomorrow. So excited. I promise to share. 

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Real Cute Family

I rarely post pictures from my portrait sittings but decided now is a good time to start. Consider me officially getting the word out... The "word" being that I do portraits. Word. I had the privilege of working with this real cute family last week. Have a looksy, they don't mind.

All prepped and ready for his mission. Leaving in just a few days!

And meet the latest victim of my "repeat" button. I adore this song. While it plays, it takes all the discipline I have to stay at my desk and keep working on editing photos. Sometimes a girls just gotta do a little lyrical dancing in her living room. *I hope you didn't just picture that cuz it's really not pretty- me being 7 months pregnant and all. btw, I think I might get the courage to post a prego pic of me by next week. Just to satisfy the curious requests I've been receiving. 

ps- I really will be updating my shop very soon. Promise.