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Thank you for taking the time to check out my little photography site. I have been a photographer for years, but now I find myself working in a library. It sounds strange, yes, but what I am doing is helping create digital archives. Makes more sense now. Right? On this site I'll share with you images, and stories about the people, places and memories that go along with these images. I hope you enjoy the time you spend here.


Sneak Preview-- Missy & Johnny

Okay, I know. From a technical standpoint this isn't the best image, but I keep coming back it.

Congratulations Missy and Johnny! Have a wonderful time on your honeymoon. I'll have more previews soon.


back[b]log | Missy + Johnny

(Did you notice the skinny crop? I told you. I'm really into that right now.)

Here is more from Missy and Johnny. I guess this also falls into the back[b]log category as we did this session way back in October. Fall is Missy's favorite time of year. When Missy asked if we could do the photos at the Arboretum because that is where Johnny actually proposed. I said "I think that's perfect."
I'm not going to lie I was a little nervous before doing this session. Missy and Johnny both are photographers. Admittedly, Missy doesn't do portraits, however Johnny has his own studio business, and even though we're all friends I was still a little intimidated. That is....until we got started.

As I'm sure you can tell Johnny is a bit of a nut, which made any sense of intimidation fly right out the window. These guys were so much fun to photography. I don't think I've ever laughed quite that hard during a session. And this is how they both are naturally...laid back, smiling and laughing. Like I said before, they are perfect for one another.

One thing you should know is that Johnny isn't just marrying Missy. Missy has a daughter named Sophia. It's a package deal. So, of course Sophie joined us for the session too.

One thing I've always said about Johnny is that he's such a nice guy. I think he has as much love for this little girl as he does her mom. It was so awesome to see how Johnny and Sophie interact on their own.

This session was full of smiles and laughter. So sweet and playful, exactly like Missy and Johnny. These guys were up for anything...including a silly, little dip at the end.

It was so much fun for me to be a part of.

As I said in my previous post, Missy and Johnny are getting married on Saturday. It is so wonderful to see two separate friends of mine both find love and happiness in each other. I am so happy for them both. I can't wait until the weekend.



Yesterday I came home excited to see a tiny package waiting in my mailbox. Now I know this looks like a big old pile of pictures when in fact they are my new business cards. I've been putting of having cards made because of my lack of formal logo and website. Finally I said to myself, "This is stupid. People are always saying 'Do you have a business card?' " I like the idea of these because they are a photo and a business card all wrapped into one.

I had become enamored with skinny mini card at a photo trade show last spring. I ordered these through and on-line company called Moo. I found out about them from another photographer's blog and when I went to their sight I was thrilled to find the skinny mini. There is just something about this shape that I'm really into right now. I am even finding myself intentionally cropping my photos to a 5x10 ratio.

With Moo the cards are sold in batches of 100 and you can have up to 100 different images. Perfect for people like me, who find choosing their favorite photo is like choosing their favorite child. They also offer a variety of products including postcards, traditional business cards, greeting cards and accessories. I just LOVE the Mosaic Frame. How clever is that? They even have pre-designed cards that are oh so cute. I know I could come up with many uses for those guys. Check out their site and enjoy. The Moo Ideas page is fantastic. Their prices are reasonable, the turn around time was nothing out of the ordinary and I do say I'm impressed with the quality of the product. And let's face it. Who wouldn't like a company named Moo? It just sounds fun. Doesn't it?
I can't wait to start handing these out so I can order more.

(moo) :-)


Back[b]log -- Meet Patrick and Liz

You'd never know how excited I get over doing a photo shoot.  I come home and almost immediately start going through the photos on the computer. (This is after I've already scrolled through the images on the back of the camera at least five or six times.)  As I go through them I make mental notes to myself. "This one would be great to blog."  Have you seen these sessions on my blog?....no. That's because something more pressing comes up and simply life gets in the way of blogging, and before you know it I figure what's the point because it's been weeks or sometimes months now. 
I know I've said it before, but I'm going to try really hard to not let that stop me anymore. Just because these images are from a few months ago doesn't make they or the people or places in them any less special or that I don't have stories to share about them. In fact sometimes the an image will be come more meaningful with time.  Therefore I'm introducing the back[b]log.  

Patrick and Liz.  

We did these photos back at the end of last summer. I believe it was around ninety degrees that day, and these two were troopers.  We spent the warm afternoon strolling through Gratz Park, one of my favorite spots in Lexington.

At the time we did the session these two were not engaged, but my dear friend, Ashleigh (Patrick's Sister-In-Law) told me she thought a proposal would be soon.  She teased me about keeping my calendar open...just in case. 

Sure enough, he did. The couple got engaged over the holidays and I almost immediately got a phone call, asking to come share their day.   (Thanks guys. You make me feel special.)

The wedding is this Friday in Huntington, WV, which is where they both live.  I can't wait!

 More to come soon...

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