Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Zack!

I can't believe you are 20 years old today! So grown up! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer's Bounty

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to my wonderful Daddy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Today's Faves

This morning I got to take the last of the United Way campaign 2010 shots. The gentleman is Winthrop and he was just a crazy, sweet man! We had lots of fun and finished just before the rains came.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Amy's visit to Cascade Lake

Amy and Sheldon came home this weekend to camp at Cascade Lake with some of their friends. We loaded up the truck with the grill and headed to no-cellphone-ville. It was weird to just be in touch with nature for a little while. I didn't realize that Hooker Falls was part of Cascade Lake. I'm sure Mom & Dad took me there before but I just don't think I ever put it together that they were the same place. I got to ride a boat up to the falls and take some pictures, too. We grilled brats and had a wonderful afternoon. Here are a few of the shots I got. I was so happy to see Amy!!!

What the Duck

This guy nails the photography humor. I love it when people ask me technical stuff about my camera because basically even though I use a big pretty camera, I'm just a point and shoot ... and shoot ... and shoot .... and shoot kind of girl. Sure, I would love to have more and better equipment but the truth is, it's not the camera, it's the person behind the camera and this cartoon gets it!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Today's Favorite Photos

Of course, this is my number one favorite!

Cousin Francine visiting from Nevada; Frank, Helen, Art & Tiffany

Above are the nieces of Karen Snyder ... see below pic with her mother and her daughter ... I was asked yesterday to take her wedding photos after her first photog bailed on her. What a lovely family.

The Newlyweds - Karen & Michael

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Princess Harmony in Cinderella

Friday, July 09, 2010

Live United ... and catch up on your blog!

Okay, I know there are those out there who want to read my blog so I'm going to try and catch you up. I have been sick with a nasty cold for two weeks. Last Saturday, I discovered I had lost my taste buds and my sense of smell. This is not fun. I'm hungry but nothing satisfies me. The other bad part is I don't smell things cooking ... or burning I should say. I was making garlic bread one night last week and Frank started sniffing and I said what's wrong and he said, "I think something is done." Sure enough it wasn't burnt but it was quite crispy. I never smelled it at all. Then you know how you ALwAYS smell milk before drinking it or even giving it to someone else to drink? Uh, yea, that doesn't work either. Like I said, not fun!

So what else have I been up to? I was chosen for two photography assignments. The photo up top is from one of them. Pam Daubert and Ruth Birge (our former TN Publisher) have hired me to shoot the environmental shots promoting the United Way. I have had so much fun doing them.

Two weeks ago I got to shoot the Live United 10K run and two of my photos were used in the monthly newsletter. You can click that if you want to see them.

Then on Thursday, I got to take photos of Jan King, the principal at Glen Marlow. What an awesome lady.

Then we went to a house being built for Tristan and Lilliana in the Three Seeds neighborhood off Oak Grove Road. Such a beautiful mother and daughter. They are both so excited about their new home. That's them in the top photo. Stunning, right?

I also photographed Pat Kennedy the director of Housing Assistance. He was funny and with Pam's help we got the exact shot we both had been hoping for.

I love it when a shoot comes together.

I also learned yesterday that I was chosen to lead the World Wide Photo Walk in downtown Hendersonville this year on July 24 (my daddy's birthday). Now I get to put together a one mile walk and gathering afterwards for up to 50 people who might join me. I think we will start at the Historic Courthouse and walk up and down Main Street. So let me know if you want to come walk with me or just click here to taken to the sign up page. The walk is going to be in the late afternoon so we can avoid the harsh lights of a bright sunny day. There will be prizes involved so sign up today!