Saturday, March 28, 2009

Investment

Senior Photoshoot
- 1-2 hour session=$150.00
- 2 locations
- 3 outfit changes
- includes disc of edited images with copyright (printable up to size 8x10)

Portraits:
up to 3 people (children & newborns)
1-2 hour session: $150.00
- includes disc of edited images with copyright (printable up to size 8x10)

Families:
up to 10 people
1-2 hour session: $250
- includes disc of edited images with copyright (printable up to size 8x10)

Engagement:
1-2 hour session: $150
- includes 4 images w/copyright
- includes disc of edited images with copyright (printable up to size 8x10)

Bridal:
1-2 hour session: $135
- includes an 11x14 print
- includes disc of edited images with copyright (printable up to size 8x10)

Monday, March 23, 2009

yes...

Not only could I handle it, i'd soak up 120 degree weather and be fine living in this.
My homes away from home. You may know how much I adore these two places...St. George & Palm Springs. Both have played a large part in my life. Nearly every year since I was born we've been. I would consider them both "home." That's how I feel when I am there.








P.s. this is why I love photography. An abundance of beauty I never want to forget.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Holy Temple

I enjoyed this video put together and posted on the church website about the sacred temple and the blessing it is.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Simplify.


This picture has quite a bit of meaning when it comes to me and the topic of "simplifying." 1. When it was taken I was on a walk, by myself, with little on my plate to worry about. 2. I was doing what I love doing - capturing the beauty of nature, in sight, smell, sound, and on camera. 3. the way in which I shot the pic put all distractions around it out of focus and magnified the simple beauty of the tree. - and still yet, that has more meaning than you know.

The topic of simplifying my life has been on my mind a lot recently. It all began when I heard a wonderful message given on gratitude from our Bishop. It hit me more than ever that gratitude is more than just being thankful for something. I've always known there was a difference, but I needed to have that brought to my attention that day. I decided to take a look at my life and determine those things I was grateful for, measured by where I spend my time. All feelings set aside, I looked merely from the surface - and realized that my priorities did not reflect the measure of gratitude I thought I had in my heart. This is where the change began.

We all have 24 hours in a day and the way in which we spend them says a lot about who we are. In order to make more time for those things that are most important to me, and of which I am most grateful, I knew I'd have to simplify. I can hardly jam another thing into any of my days - no wonder important things get pushed aside.

In my studying I have found much to be inspired by,

Elder L. Tom Perry said, "In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test..."

Elder Dallin H. Oaks said, "We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families."

I believe there is more power in simplifying our lives than we know. I also believe that to simplify can come in many different forms for everyone. For some it may be de-junking, doing less by letting something go, keeping a home clean, paying off debt, planning meals ahead, or waking up an hour earlier.

I have many plans on my road to simplify, and I know it will take time. But I am excited! I think it will allow me more time for those things I am most grateful for, and allow my priorities to become priorities.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Decor.

My mom and I went shopping on Saturday to find just the right fabric for baby's room.

Found.

This was my inspiration. My mum-in-law and I spotted this ribbon a year ago at a little boutique in St. George, UT and fell completely in love with it. I have been planning ever since to use it for my baby...boy or girl. Some may not agree that it works for a girl, but I think so!


The fabric.


I cannot wait to get going on it. So glad my mom is amazing on the sewing machine and that she's agreed to help :)