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So it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “Mine on Monday”, but recently I had the chance to do a quick session with my L’s (the L’s stand for Laynee, Laycee, and Lori – my two nieces and my daughter).  It’s been about 4 years since I’ve photographed them in the pumpkin patch and I would say that they’ve grown just a bit!!!  Awww…I love watching them grow into beautiful young ladies, but there is a part of me that would just like to go back in time.


A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.  ~Author Unknown


The L’s from 4 years ago!!!


Lori ~ 2016


Laynee ~ 2016


Laycee ~ 2016

Here’s sneak peek of a personal project I’m working on.  I photographed this with a vision, but the vision is not surfacing as I edit.  So I’m not sure where I’m going with this image???  Sometimes that happens and the vision I had in the beginning just doesn’t work out – sometimes it takes on something completely different than I imagined, sometimes I just scrap it completely.  In this case, I’m not sure if I should switch directions or not just yet.  It’s still a “work in progress”.

By the way, my very handsome model for this was my Army nephew.  He was home on a very short leave before heading off to his next post.  He’s been overseas for a year and now we’re just glad to have him back of US soil!!!  This was taken on the day we had to send him back:(  But I’m so happy he made time to sit for me.  Thanks SeanE!  Love you!


I hope you all had a great time trick or treating last Friday!  We did and got tons of candy.  Lori’s not much of a candy eater (thankfully), but I am…my dentist will be so happy at my next check up:)

Below are a few images of my “little witch” & “Meow Meow” her new kitty … this was not her Halloween costume, but I couldn’t resist doing this.  Do you want to guess what Lori was for Halloween???  If you guessed Elsa from Frozen you were RIGHT!!!  And she made the cutest little Elsa ever.  I was Olaf…I love all things WARM!  Jason…well, we wanted him to be Sven (the reindeer from Frozen) but that didn’t work out as planned.  So he just turned out to be some sort of Amish guy – lol!



It’s BACK TO SCHOOL time!!!  Some parents are overly-elated that the kids are back in school and some are on the brink of a breakdown as they leave their sweet babies in a brand new classroom.  Me????  I’m a little in between…sad that my “little” is not here under my feet right now – it’s kind of quiet around here…no dance music coming from her room, no TV playing Doc McStuffins or Sophia the First, and no silly questions like “Do you want to build a snowman?”.   But on the other hand…change is nice:).  It’s nice to get back to work (catch up actually, it’s not like I took all summer off…just the last week or so).  I also love my routines and school time means we are forced (for a lack of better words) into a routine.  So here we go BACK TO SCHOOL…it’s only 177 days for us!

I hope everyone has a GREAT school year!

Here’s my weekly studio update…

Id like to report that a lot of work was done over the last week.   And that is true… A LOT OF WORK WAS done last week (at least if you add up all the hours).   But the progress pics really don’t do justice for the actual amount of work completed.

The work we started was laying our floor.  I can tell you that I’m in love with how it looks,  but no so much with the work involved.    “Snap & click” says the instructions and to that I say “Kiss My Asterick”;).   How about “snap, click, tap, beat , pull it apart & start all over”… that’s more like it!   But {not holding our breath just yet} I think we’ve found our rhythm.

And again, I use the term “we” lightly … have to give most of the credit to my husband!   He’s amazing {and tired of this project}!

So this week we’ll continue beating the floor in.  And sometime this week I hope to find the time to do a little touch up painting and maybe buy a toilet (funny how I keep forgetting about that until I’m out in the studio working – good thing I’m not too far from the house).   Not sure though how many hours I’ll actually get in there this week….it’s a busy, busy work week for me — two different days of on-location office staff photos, a maternity session, a couple of meetings, the normal everyday things I have to do and a wedding.

So until next time…ENJOY!!!


{ps…sorry about the blurry iPhone pics}


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