Holidays

New Years’ at the Coast ~ 2013

This New Year’s Jay and I got to go visit his family and stay at their beach house in Shell Beach. It was wonderful to get away for a few days, enjoy the breeze and sun, and the fun company. What better way to start the new year? My husband Jay relaxing with our puppy […] Read more…

My Favorite Moments from Christmas 2012

I love Christmas. It is such a sweet time of celebration. I love the Christmas story and taking time to reflect on how our Savior came into this world, and the journey He went on to make a way for us. Its neat to think about something so big and significant coming from such humble […] Read more…

Family Photography | Roseville, CA ~ The Rigdons Christmas Portraits

Eeeek, Christmas is just around the corner! So excited. …And the Ridgon family wanted some photos for their Christmas cards, and this was a great excuse to create some precious family memories with sweet Lily Kate at just 8 months old. I LOVE-LOVE the bright red and black theme, mama Amberley chose for the shoot! Everyone looked so fancy […] Read more…

Christmas in the Country

I got to visit the Central Valley of California this Christmas when I visited my husband Jay’s family. His family owns a large property in the country with orchards of plums and grapes, as well as an area bordering the riverfront. We helped watch little Allygan and River, and frolicked through the fields and dirt […] Read more…

Dyck Family ~ Christmas Portraits

This Christmas Family shoot was a last minute session for our old family friends, the Dycks’, New Year’s cards. It was a quick shoot, and my husband assisted by helping cover up the sunshine from one of the side windows. We had fun and got some cute pictures! Read more…

DIY Paper Snowflake Guide

So last year here in Southern Illinois we got a ridiculous amount of snow well before today, but this year our snowy blanket of white is continuing to elude us. Luckily I came across this great guide by Vintage Junky for making your own decorative Paper Snowflakes, and even includes a few printable templates to […] Read more…

Free Printable Holiday Tags Anyone?

This impressive design and printing blog is giving away this awesome free PDF download of free printable holiday tags: http://www.sassandperil.com/blog/2011/11/24/giving-thanks-free-holiday-gift-tags/ Stinking Cute! And they walk you through the whole process. Super easy! Use this for as designed as gift tags for store-bought presents, or take your creativity to the next level, try your hand at a […] Read more…

The Adams Christmas Portraits ~ Family Photography (Fairview Heights, IL)

We sure had to scramble for this shoot. Christmas Cards had to be sent out and we wanted to get the shot before it started snowing. And amazingly it held off just long enough, so the first tiny flakes fell just as we were packing up. It was freezing cold, and you can probably see it but I was so happy to get this shot with the fall colors and the old barn.  Read more…