Sunday, August 29, 2010


Just a few of my favorite photos from our Jamaica trip (I'll save the other 175 photos for another time!). The trip was amazing and so relaxing. I would go again in a heartbeat!

We stayed at Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios. This photo shows Tower Isle. We never visited the island's an "au natural" island and you can only go if you are going to fully participate.

Happy vacationers!!!
View of the resort from the glass bottom boat tour.

View of the Caribbean Sea taken during our horseback riding excursion

The view from our balcony. I loved waking up to this view every morning!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Still here...

It's been a while since I have updated. I'm still here....just playing catch up!

-Jamaica was amazing. Seriously - I was spoiled for a week. I have lots of photos to share someday.
-The week after our trip should have been spent getting ready for school. I managed to squeeze in a few hours to get my classroom ready, but most of our week was spent enjoying the sun at our neighbor's pool.
-I had FIVE photo sessions last week - 2 senior sessions, 2 different 3 year olds, and a family shoot. I loved every minute of it and wish I could be that busy with photo sessions all the time!
-Four out of the five sessions are more to go. Not bad - less than a week turn around time!
-School started today. I can't believe my kids are in 7th and 3rd grade. I wish they would stop growing up!!! (photos coming soon!)
-I came home and took an hour long nap. Guess I haven't adjusted to getting up early yet.
-Check out Cartwheels today - I have 3 different things being featured there today ( a photo of the day, a project, and an organization article). It kind of makes me feel like a mini-celebrity.

I'm off to do my homework - lots of school forms to fill out for Jacob and Jenna!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Lake Day 2010

Each year my Aunt and Uncle try to have everyone come to their house for a Lake Day. They live in Huron - right on Lake Erie - and it's always a fun day!

Two days after our trip, I took Jenna to the dr. and found out she had mono. Looking back at these photos, she definitely didn't have a lot of energy that day...but still looks pretty relaxed just floating in the lake.
My Grandma D., who will be 94 in October. I just hope I have her energy when I'm that age and am sitting on the beach enjoying the day with my family.

Chris....practicing his beach relaxation for our Jamaica trip!

My cousin Kara's daughter, Kinley.

My cousin Lori's son, Quinn....he provided entertainment for me all day!

Kara's daughter Rylee....
Quinn sporting his Sponge Bob sunglasses....

Definitely not her usual, perky self....

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Matt & Teresa {7.23.10}

Last Friday I had the privilege of taking wedding photos for Matt and Teresa. The wedding was held at her brother's beautiful home in Findlay. The whole wedding was so perfect and I love how there was such a focus on family. It was truly beautiful and I'm so honored that I got to capture photos for them of their special day.

Matt & Teresa - Best wishes as you start your new life together. I know you are going to be so happy together!

Walking down the aisle with her dad....I love how excited she is!

The wedding took place in her brother's backyard. It was a gorgeous setting ...and perfect for a wedding!
I love how the sun was shining on them during the whole ceremony ...

I love all the little details of the wedding and always try to photograph them. I know a lot of thought went into planning each little detail, and it's fun to look back and remember them.

Cutest flower girls and junior bridesmaid ever - they were beautiful!

I was seriously in love with the flowers. All the colors worked so well together with the outdoor setting!

Teresa and her girls....

Matt and the guys....

Matt, Teresa, and Matt's 2 sons - Tim and Paul

Matt & Teresa and all her nieces and nephews ....I love that she had all of them involved in the wedding.

First dance....I love how happy Teresa look here...