Sunday, December 27, 2009

DVD Slideshow / Video Montage

So, the Holiday's are winding down, and we come upon a new year.  I've been busy.  Did I mention I'm not a good blogger?  Ok, well here I am, and I know it's been a while! 

This last month and a half, I've had a couple of photo shoots for Christmas Gifts...a photo book order, a few greeting card orders, worked in the Santa Booth at Victorian Country Christmas (not as photographer, but using my eye for cropping and printing pictures), and I've done a few DVD Slideshows! Two short ones, and one 30 minute one for a 40th Birthday Surprise!

This is what I wanted to tell you about today, DVD Slideshows!  What length can they be?  I've made slideshows from 3 minutes up to 50 minutes.  I have a couple of short examples here:

You can set an appointment to see examples of longer ones.  No matter what the occasion, a gift to a loved one, a Wedding, a special Birthday, a Graduation, or a Memorial Service.  Whatever the occasion is, this is perfect to show a moment in time or a lifetime.  Slideshows spark so much emotion.  It can be serious and loving or fun and playful!  It can also be ALL...wrapped into one. 

No slideshow is the same, each one is custom tailored for you, with music and custom animations.

I can use photos from a session with me, your digital images and your printed images.  I can scan them to digital files and touch them up, or you can scan them and give them to me.

Don't delay!  Order your slideshow TODAY!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pierce County Family Photographer

What a fun day!  I met with 2 families today for a photo shoot at Bradley Lake Park.  This was such a great place!  Thank God that it was a nice day, I really started to worry after the horrible rain yesterday.  The photos turned out great, haven't had a chance to do any post processing yet, but will be starting that in the morning.  I am so excited, and wish I could post photos for everybody to check out.  Since these are for Christmas, I have to wait until the end of December!  Check back for posts.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunrise in the Lake Tapps area!

So my husband woke me from a dead sleep and said "Honey I know you don't like taking pictures of the sky, but you've gotta come see the sunrise and the clouds!" (don't get me wrong, I do like taking pictures of the sky if they are cool, but sometimes they all start looking the same) So I appease him, and my groggy self gets out of bed and grabs the camera and stumbles outside. I was shocked...WOW, this really was beautiful. I don't even think the pictures grab the true beauty, but here is a couple! I really love the view from my front door.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Danielle ~ White River Senior Photo Shoot

I had lots of fun yesterday shooting my neighbor Danielle's Senior Photos! When I woke up, the weather was beautiful, and as the day progressed it got worse. I prayed it held out until after our shoot. Especially since Danielle cleaned her horses just for the shoot. I had to wait til 3 when she got home from school. As I saw the overcast I thought 'this is PERFECT' as long as it doesn't rain. When she was ready, she called and I walked down to her house. Lots of fun with her horses and dogs who didn't want to cooperate like she did! I said that's what it's all about, capturing the moments as they are...dogs rolling around and all. Just after the shoot, I walked home...and within 20 minutes it POURED! Thank you God for listening to my request. :)

I had some fun in photoshop with this one... It just seemed fitting.

Here is a few sneak peeks...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Do the Puyallup ~ Washington Photographer

My family took a trip to the fair last week. We always go on a weekday so we can get the dizzy passes for the rides. It has become a tradition that my husband and I go during the day to look around at the exhibits. When the kids get out of school, we come home and get them and go back to get our Dizzy passes and ride the rides for the rest of the evening. Of course we have to get all the classic fair food... Krusty Pup corn dogs, corn on the cob, elephant ears and of course scones! I didn't have alot of time for picture taking, because we were having so much fun on the rides...but here are a few.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Maternity Photo Sessions ~ Lake Tapps Maternity Photographer

Are you expecting, or do you you know someone else who is? Don't let this important time in life slip away without capturing the precious moment! Pregnancy is beautiful, and it should be documented as the start of the baby's life. I have designed several packages to document from your Beautiful Belly all the way to the Bassinett and beyond. Check out my website at to see all the new options available to you. I think I covered it all, but if for some reason you don't find what you're looking for, let me know and I can custom design a package just for you. Maternity Photographer serving Lake Tapps and surrounding King County and Pierce County communities. Reserve your session today!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Double Rainbow ~ Lake Tapps Nature Photographer

I was just sitting there yesterday working at my computer, it had been really dark and dreary, then all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I saw brightness. The clouds broke and the Sun was shining so bright down on the field. I thought to myself...'I wonder if there's a rainbow out there' I jumped up, opened the front door and couldn't change the lens on my camera fast enough! (I had my zoom lens attached) This is what I saw...a beautiful Double Rainbow! Well, it was pouring so I stayed on my front porch and didn't venture to get back and get a view of the entire rainbow...but I wish I would have.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Editors Pick ~ Northwest Landscape Photographer

So today I am pretty excited! I try to be enrolled in a class at all times. This pushes me to get out there and get creative. My last course was developing your creative artistic vision...and it was awesome. Well, with Better Photo (who I've taken courses through) there is a monthly photo contest. What the heck I thought... So I submitted a photo. There is something about this photo that I love, hopefully someone else will too. That was two days ago. Today, I went online and for some reason clicked on that photo, and underneath it was a 'editors pick'. This is so exciting. When you enter a photo, first thing the judges go through and eliminate photos that don't work for them. Then they can go through and pick pictures that they find visually appealing. This means my entry moved from round 1 of the judging. Yeah! That was something to smile about for me. :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Booking Special - Lake Tapps Baby Photographer

Baby's First Year! Book by September 30th! $120 (add me as your friend on Facebook and you only pay $99) for Newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year. 1/2 hour each session at my location and 4 sheets to be split up as you wish amongst your session. Sheet is 1 8x10 or 2 5x7 or 4 3x5 or 8 wallets. If your baby has passed one of these milestone months, you may add the time to another milestone session or schedule another appointment for any other stage you want to remember!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flower Power

Had a fun weekend, and today I went to the track to watch my Step Sister Monica race her bike. Took some pictures, but nothing to write home about. a) it takes practice getting pics of someone going 150mph or greater, b) I lack the proper equipment [a fast zoom lens] c) I just wasn't able to get a good spot optimal for shooting. I guess I'll leave that one for the guys who's primary profession is such, and they have probably invested thousands of dollars on a single lens for this purpose. The do a fantastic job! Afterwords, I went to Mom's house for dinner. We walked over to see her neighbor, and I got some fantastic flower shots in her yard. I also found this great bee hive! It was pretty cool looking, but I am very allergic to bees, so that was a little scary! I only walked over w/one lens, I should grabbed my zoom so I could get a better shot and stay far away. Well, the shot below is good enough. Funny, because 'good enough' is NEVER good enough for me...BUT IT WAS THIS TIME!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Bella and I had some fun yesterday at my Mom's house. She lost a tooth, so we were documenting that with pictures. She got bored real quick with having her picture taken...especially once her cousin's got there. Here are a few cute shots we got.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Peek~a~boo! King County Baby Photography

Natalee hasn't seen the camera much since June, so this past Wednesday when she came for her weekly visit, I decided it was time for a mini-photo session! She had lots of fun, and as soon as the camera came out, she started putting on a show. Some serious, some smiling, but for sure, all for the camera!

She gives our Mickey Mouse bobble head a kiss after having fun and bopping his nose so his head shakes.

We play some "Peek~a~Boo"

...finally she says 'enough of the paparazzi!' and trys to grab my camera. LOL

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blissful Baby! Pierce County Baby Photographer

I did a baby photo shoot in July! Meet Connor, he was about 4 months at the time of his sitting. I had lots of fun! I have to say there was something about this little guy that was so sweet. I don't even think he cried once. Here is just a little peek of a few photos we got out of many! Thank you Kari for letting me photograph him!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happenings this Summer

So the other day I showed you some pics from the Senior Photo shoot I did, and said I would be updating on some of the other things I did this summer. So I'll start off in June. The end of June I finally wrapped up a web page for some good friends of mine. I was excited, and they were pleased as well! I decided that the web design side of my business will pay for the photography side, as right now there is so much I want! So I invested that into more equipment.

Check out the website

Stay tuned for more from my summer.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Danica ~ Senior Class of 2010 - Western Washington Senior Portrait Photographer

So I haven't been so good about blogging. In fact, it's been nearly 3 months. Alot has gone on in that time, I've been fundraising for my youngest daughters Cheer, finished up a website, did baby portraits, shot a friends wedding reception, went out of town and got some great pictures, had my annual Luau, shot pictures at a friends annual party, and I will probably take time to catch everybody up on all of that. Right now I want to share my most recent photo shoot! Meet Danica... She is a Class of 2010 Senior. We had a great time! I arrived at 5pm, and to start we spent time at the house. She even talked Grandpa into letting her have some photo's done with his Classic T-Bird, as well as getting some shots in her Soccer gear! Then for the part of the shoot I was most excited about (and I think she was too) the Railroad Tracks! Danica posed in front of train cars, on the tracks and even climbed on the cars. That made her Dad nervous, and I have to admit I was too! To end the day, we headed to Lake Meridian just in time for Sunset. I've finally finished editing the photos, and can't wait to start working on the photo book! Thank you Danica, I hope you had as much fun as I did!

Monday, June 1, 2009

A morning Wakeboarding with Anne and Jeff - Lake Tapps Action Photographer

We took off about 7:30am Sunday morning and it was beautiful... It officially feels like summer to me getting out on the boat! Anne and Jeff like to wakeboard first thing in the morning, because the lake is like glass. We were one of only a few boats out on the water at that time. What better setting than beautiful Lake Tapps. Where else do you get to see all the trees and the wonderful backdrop of Mt. Rainier? Here's a few shots of our morning out.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Senior Photo Shoot!

Sunday was a fun day! My first Senior Photo Shoot! This Princess met me at my house Sunday morning. From here, we went to the entrance of Tapps Island and took some shots and then over to the entrance of Quiet Water. After that it was back to my house to change outfits, (the night before was my brother's 30th bday and one of our friends stayed the night. He has an old car, and kindly allowed us to use it.) That was great, and she LOVED it, and the pictures turned out great. We then made way to a park downtown Sumner, and played like little kids. I can't wait to do more photo shoots at that park. Here are a few of my favorite shots.