Thursday, April 30, 2009


I am going to London for a birthday party! Mine ;-) Two dear friends are meeting me over there. Many people have asked me what my plan for the trip is... I tell them that I have an airline ticket and hotel reservations. That is my plan so far. I will attempt to catch up on my guide book reading on the very long flight from Chicago to London. Then I might have a little more detail in my plan.

I have a layover in Chicago tomorrow and get to spend a little time with my cousin and her husband there. Then across the pond on Saturday with my good friend, Lorrie. I will try to blog while I am over there, but I can't guarantee any photos because I am not taking my computer.

And because it is always nice to add a photo. Here is Tills. I took the fasted senior photos ever yesterday. He was awesome.

A Little Photography

I had a little photo adventure with some of the senior girls last weekend. Here is a shot from the coffee shop when we hung out afterward. And a couple of demo shots that turned out fun.

Monday, April 27, 2009


I am excited to announce that my website is done! I have spent countless hours in the last four weeks building my website and officially launched the site last Thursday. I am very happy with the results. Check out my labor of love at

Many thanks goes out to my site testers who helped me work out the bugs. Thanks for making me look so good.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Meet some of 'my girls". These beautiful ladies became my girls when they were little crazy 6th graders. I have had the honor of being a part of their lives for 7 years. It blows my mind that this weekend was their senior prom. After teaching a 3 hour photography class Saturday afternoon, I ran over to grab a few shots before the handsome boys with corsages swept them out the door. What fun to be a little part of that fun day. I love you guys and I am so proud of you!

The Ryans

Last Sunday I had the honor of taking the Ryans family photo. It isn't very often that they are all together, so it fun to be a part of the celebration. I was so impressed with their great attitudes for our shoot. It it made it a fantastic afternoon and a blast to do my job. I have to add a shout out of thanks to Jeff and Luanna for being my crew. I couldn't have done it without you guys.

I really love how this shot turned out.

The guys wanted a 'band' shot. Little Elise really wanted in on it.

I think Will suggested this shot so that they could stay warm.

The new treehouse was a perfect outdoor spot for the formal shot.

So many blue eyes and beautiful smiles.

All the girls

Sisters. And they really will sing the song for you if you ask.

Thanks Ryan Family! I can't wait to do it again!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

From my mom's chickens to you... hand-dyed by God this Easter just for us.

I hope you had a blessed day!

He is risen!
He is risen, indeed!

Monday, April 06, 2009


I made it through selling my car, packing and shipping boxes, past the volcano and landed safely in the Last Frontier.

Yesterday I:
~ was surrounded by loads of wonderful friends that I have missed dearly
~ gasped at the stunning beauty of the snow covered mountains
~ savored the long twilight at 9:30pm
~ ate mac and cheese with one of my favorite people
~ was dwarfed by a 140lb great dane that thinks he is a pup
~ had wonderful coffee at my favorite coffee shop in the world... yep, I said world and that is a lot coming from me
~ remembered all the reasons that I moved back to Alaska

It is good to be home.
(and I do know that reality is going to be a bummer in about 2 weeks)

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Going North

I have been in Boise for a week. This is only a temporary stop on my way to Alaska. It has been a busy week of hanging out with kids, catching up with friends, packing and mailing boxes, and selling my car. I don't have a flight to Alaska yet, but I am planning to be up there by Monday. I have been making plans for some digital photography classes in Wasilla in April. Let me know if you are interested. Now if the volcano will calm down enough to let the flights resume like normal.

I did get to do a fun little shoot with these cuties yesterday.