Posts in the ‘Photography’ Category

31 August 2012

We waited until golden hour when the warmth of the sunlight is at a peak to get these shots for the Six Angles “Faceless Portrait” theme.

Artist at Sunset

Artist at Sunset

Artist at Sunset

This is an artist at sunset. She loves to paint for the glory of God.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
—Colossians 3:17

P.S. These were taken with the new Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 lens (a very sharp lens) paired with the Nikon D7000 camera body.

27 February 2012


I remember first delving into the world of photography and wondering what “aperture” was and how could a “wide aperture” be f/1.4 and a “narrow aperture” be f/16 – when the numbers seem to contradict their name?

Or why would I shoot manual – I’d just be adjusting the settings all the time, right?

If you’re in that spot, do not fear. Enter…

“The Beginner’s Guide to Portrait Photography”, an eBook by Lauren Hope which offers wonderfully helpful information which you can apply to improve and excel in photography.

Although this book was not available when I started learning about photography (as much as I wish it was), it is available now as a most valuable tool for all of you who are interested in portrait photography (even if it’s just a hobby!).

A snippet from the foreword, which Lauren so graciously gave me the opportunity to write:

[Lauren] covers the basics from the technical side of camera functions, to helping your subjects feel comfortable and relaxed, to making the most of your surroundings for captivating and engaging portraits… read more.

Click here to learn more about this tip- and technique-filled book! Save 25% through February 29th and purchase this eBook for only $6 – just a couple days left to save!

Keep smiling and keep practicing,

20 October 2011

Abby | Class of 2012

On Monday evening I enjoyed taking Abby’s senior portraits in the park (it was so nice to catch up with her!). The temperature was rather chilly, but the warm autumn colors surrounding us and her complimenting wardrobe made up for the cool breeze!

Abby | Class of 2012

Abby | Class of 2012

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8 December 2010


A very pleasant and simple way to brighten the home: a single rose in a vase.

30 September 2010

Breezy in Sunshine


Breezy. Follower of Christ. Daughter. Sister. Artist.

9 August 2010

Old Door

. . . in unbelief, but grow strong in faith, giving glory to God, and be fully assured that what God has promised, He is able to perform.”

‎{Based on Romans 4: 20-21}

5 August 2010

A Family Portrait: Natural

While Sarah Mae and her family were vacationing at our home, I had the opportunity to take portraits of their lovely family.



Sarah Mae

Jesse & Sarah Mae


Sarah Mae

The H Family

26 July 2010

A Place for the Books

There once was an old dollhouse looking for a new home. It was handmade with love, for a special little someone . . . but she grew up and no longer wanted it.

It went to the garage sale, hoping for a new family.

A treasure-seeker found it, and saw the love put into creating it. She bought it with plans to revamp it, re-furnish it, and refine it, so that one day it would could be a dollhouse again.


But, sadly, the treasure-seeker did not have the time or opportunity to bring about her plans. It was time, again, for the dollhouse to find a new home, where hopefully it could be cherished. And that is how I come into the story.

In Piles on the Shelves

Although I do not play with dolls, or create miniature furniture . . . I do collect old books. And those books were in need of a happy place to reside – a place where they could be seen and enjoyed.

Old Binding

That dollhouse is where the stories in those old books now sit.

Old Pages, Many Stories

An old dollhouse, handmade with love, now filled with old books, being treasured anew.

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10 July 2010

Jack Fetched the Stick

Jack Shook the Water Off

Jack Smiled

Jack Watched the Water

Jack is a part of the dear Devine family, who we visited last week. While we were there, we went to Indiana Dunes for the first time – it was breathtaking!