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St. George, Utah
I'm just a woman with a camera, having an outrageous time! I carry my camera like most women carry a hand-bag. I especially like (and see) beauty in forgotten things. I love OLD buildings, rusty vehicles, fences & posts and details. When I’m photographing people, I love: natural expressions. relationships. simplicity. smiles. emotion. sweetness. laughter. shyness. grumpy frowns. silly giggles. stubborness. bare feet and a neat personality that just shines.

9.23.2012

BACK TO SCHOOL

"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in
any direction you choose ..."
~ Dr. Seuss

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What a great bunch of little people
these kids are!!
I had such a fun time taking
their photo's for their mom for
BACK TO SCHOOL.
They wore me out, don't get me wrong,
but how can I not love being around
so many pretty little people!!!
I LOVE this part of my job!!!

















9.20.2012

WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY ... PART II



"Let's make this thing into a party
instead of a memory ..."
~ Will Rogers


Yep, you guessed it ... 
he went out of town again!!!

So ... we did it,
we had another girl's night out

at Janel's house!

Because
 - after all - 
when the cat's away, 
the mice MUST play!!!

Another fun night of friends, food, 
chit-chat, alcoholic beverages
dogs, shoes and FUN!

 THANKS for the fun Janel!!!



"I'm tellin' ya ...."

REALLY??





"Two for one"
(they know what I mean)






And sometimes, a little snooze is needed mid chat or mid drink
and it's perfectly OK.





ROXY

Janel with her favorite pups


One of my favorite women in the whole world!



Big sister/little sister





 Someone ALWAYS has an out of the ordinary
pair of shoes to show off.

8.31.2012

Anthony's Green Smoothie

 "The greatest wealth 
is HEALTH ..."
~ Virgil

My grandson, Anthony is learning young to be a healthy little boy.

Well, it helps that his dad works for the Vita Mix Corporation.
When Anthony gets up from his first nap of the day his mommy asks him if he
wants a smoothie and he squeals with delight and excitement!! 

He can hardly wait for her to get the spinach and kale out of the fridge!




I must say: Josh & Kathryn are VERY SMART parents to give Anthony smoothies!!
 Not just any smoothie either but, a GREEN smoothie!! A little bit of yummy fruit is added too so, it tastes fruity ... it just doesn't LOOK fruity!! 
Anthony even insists on helping with the tamper-stick.






I mean, most kids wouldn't dream of having a smoothie for a snack when they get up from their nap!! (more like peanut butter & jelly with potato chips??)


He's not only cute and sweet 
~ and I love to hug him
but he's smart too; 
he loves the taste of spinach and kale!!


Here's his recipe; I don't think his mommy & daddy will mind:


Anthony's Green Smoothie

Fill blender jar 3/4 full of fresh kale & spinach
Add any fresh or frozen fruit you desire:
(pineapple, strawberries, blueberries)
Add ice.
Blend thoroughly & serve.
~ YUM ~



It gives a little boy LOTS of strength for a long session of Church
on a Sunday afternoon.


{isn't he the cutest little man you've ever seen}??

*WATCH OUT girls*




6.13.2012

LOVE & MUSIC


  This is a little story about Karen & Hal ...


"Music fills the
infinite between
two souls."
~ Rabindranath Tagore


Karen & Hal are both involved in music ... music of every kind!  They each play AND teach different instruments. 
Karen even gives voice lessons.
I met Karen when I took piano lessons from her a couple of years ago.  I've been impressed with her in every single way since that first day!! She's beautiful both inside and out and has talent that just doesn't quit!
They have been married nearly 30 years and have seven children!!  Karen has patiently home-schooled their kids and I know that they both are and have been great influences and examples to all of them.
It was more than obvious to me during our photo session together that even after their having been married so long,  they  still have crazy mad love for each other. They were really cute, fun and flirty during our time together.
I'm IMPRESSED by everything these two do and think that everyone should pattern their lives after this awesome pair!!
I had a really fun time taking their photo's and hope to get the chance to do it again someday! *THANKS GUYS*