My Keto Journey – The Beginning

This is me around 217 lbs. I'm overweight...a lot. I never intended to ever get this big. Do any of us? Yet, here I am. When I was growing up, I was one of the lucky ones who never struggled with weight. That all changed when I had my 1st child. It's like my body threw in ... [Read More]

What I learned when Mom was gone

A few weeks ago, I got a phone call saying my mom was dying. We were expecting it sometime in the near future but not 3 weeks after Christmas! Five days later she was gone. Do you know what we did the whole week she was on hospice?  We went through all the photos, pulling out ones with ... [Read More]

10 Gift ideas for the shutterbug in your family

Christmas is just around the corner! Only 5 more Fridays! I don’t know about you, but I can also use gift ideas, especially now that my kids have outgrown the toy aisle at Walmart. So here are some ideas on what to buy for your photography obsessed family member—in no particular order. Pretty ... [Read More]

6 tips to take better photos

Since last week we talked about what photos to take during the holidays, this week I’m going to give you a few tips to help you out. You don’t have to have a fancy camera—a point & shoot or a phone camera will work, too. Remember, the goal is to record the moment!   Don’t be afraid of ... [Read More]

What are you paying for when you hire a photographer?

It gets so confusing when you are in the search for a photographer and everyone has a wide range of prices and products. The terminology we use isn’t always helpful either. So what exactly are you paying for? A lot of people assume that they are just paying for the hour or two a photographer is ... [Read More]

Why DIY newborn photos is not always a good idea

  Babies are special little creatures! They turn our world upside-down…in a good way! We have waited months (sometimes years!) for them to get here and then we can’t remember life without them. We will do anything to care for and protect them. We don’t want to forget anything, so we take ... [Read More]