Sunday, November 30, 2008


If you know me at all then you probably know about my little Lauren. She is the daugther of my cousin Jessica. When Lauren was born, for some reason I just really took to her and love her just like one of my own, our bond doesn't waiver with time. She's got a special place in my heart and always will. It's easy when you see her! I have had a lot of comments about past shoots I have done of her, but wow seeing these today it really made me realize how fast she is growing up! She is the famous little girl from my blog with the purple coat and hat that people always talk about... yes, even a year later!

I picked her up last night and took her shopping. It was great for me because Kenedey (my daughter) is really outgrowing the "girlie" stuff and is way more into "tween" type things. Lauren fills that little void for me with her LOVE of pink and clothes shopping! I've taught her well!

She stayed the night with us last night and I throughly enjoyed having her. I gave her a bath, blew dry her hair, curled her hair and dressed her up and let me tell you she SHINED for her modeling session!

I put her up on my little studio set up and she cooperated SO WELL! She was all about it! Carson kept trying to get up there with her and get his face in front of the camera and she was NOT having it, she kept saying, "no Carson, this is my beauty show"!!! Too funny! I need to take her home in a little bit... I keep hoping the snow keeps falling hard so I can just keep her again! :-)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Flashback Friday

I STILL love this movie, but this song is one of my favs! Ask me to recite it sometime... oh yeah I can... I'm lame like that.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This cannot be possible...

Already??? Wasn't it just yesterday that we spent the entire day waiting to hear from Kayla to hear if that baby was born yet? It honestly feels like it! He's ALREADY ONE?!!!!
Drake's mommy asked me today if I would make a birthday invite for his big day. His actual birthday is a few weeks away. I can't wait because I have BIG.PLANS. for that picture!
I will never forget walking into that hospital room and seeing this perfect sweet little guy. One of the first things I said to him was, "Hey buddy, your gonna look great on my blog!"
Thanks Drake for never letting me down with your adorable smiles, sweet hugs and the ultimate gift of watching you grow into such a cool little guy! I love you!!!
Oh and I should probably tell you thank you too Kayla! You are the best at picking his holiday outfits with my blog needs in mind (;-) wink wink!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Custom designed Christmas Cards

So as most of you probably know by now, I really enjoy designing cards. I have an INCREDIBLE print company that I use that is #1 not only reasonable, thus making me able to pass the savings along to my clients. But #2 I can do just about anything! I will be displaying some holiday cards over the next few days for you to view. If you are a past, present, or future client, and would like to have a ONE.OF.A.KIND Christmas Card designed for you, you can use any picture that I have taken of you or send a photo in and I will design a card for you. The best way to do this, is to send me an email: and let me know what your thoughts/vision for your card design is and I will get to work and have a 1st design for you within 24 hours. When you email me, we can talk about cost also. I promise it is extremely reasonable for one of a kind cards!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Officially Introducing...

I have gone round and round with myself for when would be the best time to introduce this official kick off of Boudior Photography. Well... it's obvious that I have decided that now is the TIME!! Just in time for Christmas. Girls, this will make a fantastic gift for that special guy who is so difficult to buy for!
I have done a few Boudoir sessions and I can honestly tell you my clients leave feeling so glad they did this. My passion is to make you feel comfortable, feminine, and glamourous. My artistic approach is simple: Capturing the beauty of women; Capturing a look, a moment, through fine art photography.
Boudoir Photography is really catching on in the Photography world... that can only mean one thing... I am here to help you capture just what you are looking for!
Planning a Session
Whether you are looking to give a gift for a birthday, wedding, anniversary or just because.
A pre-session consultation is held before all sessions to discuss your vision with regards to poses, clothing and location options. This consultation can be held in person or over the phone and helps facilitate a better portrait session by discussing your expectations in advance.
Additional Services should you wish to have your makeup professionally applied, or hair styled, are available for an additional charge.

The Session
Please alot plenty of time to enjoy your session. The photo session typically lasts between one to two hours, with unlimited images captured, clothing changes and scene changes as time permits.
All sessions are personalized to your wishes. Boudoir means different things to different people and can range from being fully clothed to semi-nude to nudes. Please remember this is ALL in good taste and elegance. My goal is to create a comfortable environment for you to express yourself the way you want. If you're looking for intimate and tasteful photographs that capture your true beauty, call Touch of Love today!
The Boudoir session is a place where inhibitions disappear, a place where your allure and sensuality are revealed in elegant and tasteful fine art portraits. Boudoir photography is all about attitude and little to do with your age, figure or clothing. Body language and facial expressions are the key to having beautiful portraits. Your session can be at my home (Touch of Love), your home, or a private location of your choice. Sessions last up to two hours and are customized to meet your wishes--it's your time to let loose and have fun. Before your shoot, relax in a setting dimly lit by candles, while enjoying a glass of wine.
Now you can probably see why I hesitated on launching this option, however, I feel that this is a very important avenue where women should feel proud of who they are and create a special treat for their spouse, signficant other, or themself!
Lastly, my final hope is that Boudoir Photography may even branch into couples sensual Photography. I realize this is not for everyone.... however... if you are intersted... Give it a try. I promise your expecations will be met and the last thing you will feel is disappointed in your session! Come on girls! This WILL be fun and HE will be amazed at the incredible gift you have created JUST.FOR.HIM.
Please contact me @ or by phone 517-315-1115

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Goings Family

Such a fun family photo shoot! I met up with this cute little family and let me tell you I could completely relate to a fraction of the busyness this family must endure everyday! These kids were all just as sweet as could be and their personalities varied greatly!
Little Brandon reminded me so much of my little guy whos is the same age. He was NON-STOP I am amazed (I think dad will be too :-) that I was able to catch him when he wasn't moving... good thing my camera is FAST! I had to use the continuous shutter of 6 frames per second to catch him NOT moving! LOL Told you... fun times!
The easiest one of the bunch had to be sweet little Catherine. She is 11 months old and just about as happy as they come. I felt super relaxed while shooting her pics, you can tell she is just a go with the flow kind of girl.
And last but not least is little miss Delaney... one of my favorite names in the world! Delaney is just turning 4 and look how little and petite she is... just precious! She wasn't crazy about being in front of the camera, however every now and then she would let loose and we would get a true Delaney smile!
It was an absoulte pleasure meeting you all! Your proofs will be available today!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I took Carson over to my grandma's farm not too long ago to run off some energy and see the animals. This kitten was absoultely crazy about Carson! It would not leave him alone. I have pics of him running away from the kitten and the kitten is following him! I wanted to bring the kitten home.... almost! Then I remembered how much I hate cleaning litter boxes!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Im offering...

Ornaments this year!!! For all my clients who are intersted in an ornament for your family, these are a beautiful custom handmade piece that will last forever. I will not be profiting from this at all, however I wanted to do this mostly because of the donation they pass along to the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. The cost for the ornament with the picture is $42.00

One of my favorite things that my parents did while I was growing up was to give me an ornament every year with the year on it, and sometimes my name too. When I left home I had a box of ornaments that I still get out every year. My kids LOVE to look at them when I get them out every year. We also do a family ornament every year and this year we are doing the square one below! I wanted to pass this beautiful ornament opportunity on to you. I will supply the photo from your session that you chose!

When you order the ornament, a portion of the proceed will go to the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. The company I order them donates back to the Foundation, so of course I am exstatic about that!

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