Happy Holidays!

I will be away from my computer for the remainder of the year taking time to be with my family.  If you send me an email, I will get back to you after the holidays.  I look forward to an amazing 2012!  We will have been in Asheville for one year in January!  So hard to believe!   I hope you all have wonderful holidays and a happy new year!  Cheers!!

Contest Winner!

Wow, this was really close!!  And it’s funny but the two families that were running neck and neck are actually family members!  Congratulations goes to Beth and Josh with “Perfection”!  I have to say, I do really love this picture!  I will be contacting you guys about how to get your free prints!  Congratulations!  Thanks for all of the votes.  This was fun!

Photo of the Year Contest 2011!

Okay so here it is again!  This year is going to be super hard for me because I loved so many pictures from my sessions this year.  As a photographer, I feel like I grow and learn more and more over time so I can see improvement in my photos and I look forward to learning even more in the upcoming year!  So here are the rules!

-Each picture has a caption under it.  When you or someone else votes for your picture, they must put that caption in their comment, on this post, no other post.  (Not sure why, but in the past people have posted their comments under other posts.)  So scroll to the end of this post and that is where you can leave your comment for who you want to vote for.

-Each person may only vote one time.

-This contest will end a week from today, on December 23rd at 2:00, so email everyone you know and have them help you vote!

-The winner of this contest will win a $30 coupon to order prints from their gallery (not just their winning photo).  This may not sound like much, but I’m making print prices insanely cheap!!!

4×6’s will be 19 cents

5×7’s will be 79 cents

8×10’s will be $1.99

11×14’s will be $5.49

16×20’s will be $15.99

8×10 wrapped canvases will be $30

So get to it!  Time’s a wastin’!

Pretty in Pink


Baby boy

Gorgeous momma


Fall Leaves

A Living Doll

Sweet baby

Christmas baby girl

Little man

Christmas time

What fun

Beautiful girl

So beautiful

 Ready to be a momma

Why Not to Marry a Photographer!

Saw this on Facebook and thought it was too funny not to post.  *  Guilty  **VERY guilty!  😉

They rather hold their bulky camera, than hold hands with you.
*On a romantic date, you’ll watch the sun go down and think “Wow this is gorgeous” and they’ll go “mirror lock, tripod, and stop down f/8 at 1/125.”
**You’ll never be able to enjoy tv, movies, or magazines because they’ll point out all the visual flaws.
**They like to sit in obscure coffee shop and voyeuristically watch people for great lengths of time.
**If you’re taking a walk outside and you come across some “interesting light” they will make you sit/stand/pose in public so that they can take a photo.
You’ll never get to enjoy freshly cooked meals because they’ll spend 15 minutes taking 20 variations of the same dish with their iPhone.
*They get angry when your friends go up to them and say “I am interested in photography, can you recommend a good camera for me? Nothing professional I just want to take pretty pictures.”
You’ll wait longer for them to finish analyzing art in a museum than you’ll wait at the dmv
Same goes with old used bookstores.
*When you think they’re giving you their undivided attention, they’re really wondering how they could fix you with a little Clone Tool and Patch Tool.
Or they are actually using you to not look so creepy as they people watch everything going on around you.
**They rather drop $1,000+ on new glass than a purse.
**You can’t take a photo with them without taking at least five more.
If you ask them if you look fat, they’ll say “don’t worry I can photoshop you later.”
**They’ll never photoshop something simple for you if the content is not up to their “standards.”
That photo they randomly took of you yesterday? Good luck getting them to send it to you.
**They spend all their time on the computer (and not for porn.)
They can’t have a normal conversation with throwing acronyms and random numbers.
They still use film cameras.
They spend a lot of time with people cooler than you i.e. models, actors, musicians, successful rich people.
**They’ll be fussy over the position of a common household object, like a coffee cup.
*They won’t return your calls or text messages, but you can bet they’re still posting pics on Instagram.
They like watching old films that you’ve never heard or will ever understand.
They like looking at weird things in general.
If there’s a natural disaster in a far away land, they’re already on a plane going over there.
Everything is watermarked.
They think everyone else’s photos suck.
*They want to color correct a lot of scenes from Twilight and Jersey Shore.
They hate rainbows, especially ones spinning in a circle.
**They like trespassing into old abandoned buildings filled with health hazards.
*They always want to show a new photo they took, but don’t really care if you like it or not.
**They hate your n00bie friend’s new artsy profile picture.
*Bright, sunny days make them sad, but cloudy, overcast days are apparently great!
They’ll take you into places that have “culture” as well a high chance of getting mugged.
Your birthday present will be a portrait that they’ve taken of you.
You can’t go anywhere new without them stopping to take a photo of everything and anything.
They will always bug you to be a test subject.
*Nothing can ever be naturally pretty, everything must be fixed in Photoshop.
Bringing their camera means, bringing 50lbs of equipment.
If you break any of their things on accident, you’ll owe them thousands of dollars.
You can’t get them a birthday/Christmas present without spending at least $500
**They are natural hoarders, collecting and keeping piles of old newspapers, packaging, magazines, and other things that “inspire” them.
They are weird and geeky.
They have hard drives of photos, but probably have printed 10 images.
They are always secretly judging your creativity.
If you’re ever in auto mode, they laugh at you.
**They orgasm every time they learn a new lighting technique.