Wednesday, July 1, 2009


a little test to see how it looks watermarked on an image of Miss R taken today (managed to sneak in some shots while the sun broke out for all of 10 minutes)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

just love this two year old

pig tail love

future el capitan climber

the barber

"if she screws up my brothers hair, I'll squirt her!"

In addition to the million other titles I have as a mom, you can include barber to that list... that is until today. For the first time in four years someone else cut my son's hair. There was no screaming involved, no movie playing on the portable dvd, no lollipop (well afterwards, yes) and no contorting my body with cheapo hair scissors while my son sit in a bathtub. Hallelujah! He was ready, just finally ready to overcome his fear. woohooo!!! He held Daddy's hand the entire time- it was precious. I'm a little bummed at how much was cut off- he doesn't quite look like my little surfer dude anymore, but it will grow, this much I know. Oh yeah, I'm soo proud of him!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

beach fix

The beach is my vice and saving grace. I wish I could bottle up what it does for me and my children. Time outs don't exist here.

fun with chinese finger cuffs

This is how I was able to get the dishes cleaned up this morning without interuption. I'm not sure which is better... the morning light streaming in the kitchen or the expression on my daughter's face when she got the finger cuff to shoot up and land right into the pot of soapy water?

Friday, May 29, 2009

how did i get here?

So here is my first official post to my blog. When I first heard of blogging a few years ago I never would have thought that I would have my own, mostly b/c the idea of them was ludicrous. Who the *&%^ has time to write one, much less read one? Those were my thoughts... of course this was while both children were in diapers and an uninterrupted night of sleep was unimagineable. Now that my life as a mom is a little easier (yes, laugh all you want- i know there is a lifetime of craziness to come) I am super excited to get my little photography business off and running, hence the reason for the blog.

Photography has been a love and passion of mine since my highschool days (20 years now... thank you Shirley Rosicke!) I even had a darkroom in my parents garage where my best friend, Brigid, and I would spend hours on end photographing one another, then developing the film and prints. It was bliss!! Now I spend so much of my time photographing my children everywhere we go. My camera is part of me. I look at it like photojournalism, hoping that those who see my photos will be able to understand the story and feel the emotion behind my images.