Simon and his big sister Naomi…

…stopped by not long ago for a few pictures!

Simon was a little shy at first, as any self respecting boy probably would be when faced with a strange lady wielding a big camera! It was sweet to see Naomi sit by her brother and play and talk with him to make him more comfortable while he was getting photographed!

It’s always a treat when kids bring favorite toys to sessions, especially when they are fun vintage/antique pieces like this car!!

This session was geared mostly toward getting some good images of Simon, but every time I turned around, Naomi was being too adorable NOT to photograph!



This last one is one of my favorites from this session-could they be any cuter?

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Amy - July 7, 2008 - 8:50 pm

The last one is my favorite too, the colors are fantastic, and it really has a whimsical feel to it.

Chelo Keys - July 7, 2008 - 9:10 pm

I LOVE the last shot!! It’s beautiful!

Samantha Bender - July 7, 2008 - 10:10 pm

loooooooooooooove the last shot!

Lindsey - July 7, 2008 - 11:17 pm

I *love* the last shot! The vintage car is awesome as well!

Orange Cat Photo - July 8, 2008 - 12:31 am

I love that little car…how cute! You would think that these two *always* get along…they look so sweet in these images! Great job!

Sara - July 8, 2008 - 5:55 pm

The last one is adorable, and that light is dreamy!

Misty Dawn Photography - July 11, 2008 - 7:31 pm

Oh I just LOVE the B&W of Naomi! That little girl looks destined for stardom! What a great moment! Not to discount Simon’s photos because they are just as adorable! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Peyton and Karson…

…along with their Mom and Dad came over for a session a couple of weeks ago. It was a privilege to photograph this beautiful family. I thought their images looked really nice in black and white for some reason. Maybe it is because the black and white emphasizes that kissably soft baby skin!!! I love my job!

I can’t get over the sweet smile that Karson is blessing Peyton with! Such fun to see the love between brothers!!


I just love this family portrait…

Thanks, Sheri and Jerod-I really enjoyed meeting you and I loved photographing your family!!

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Amy - July 7, 2008 - 3:22 pm

Love the light in these, they look fantastic in B&W.

robin - July 7, 2008 - 5:24 pm

wow, beautiful shots. i love the first one… you are right, the b&w does emphasize the creamy skin!

Sarah Q {photography for happy people} - July 7, 2008 - 6:48 pm

Love the hands shot! SOOOOOOO sweet!

Tiffany Izatt - July 8, 2008 - 4:48 am

I too love B&W with babies, and the hands is so adorable!

Jessica and Sam…

…tied the knot on Saturday June 21! The bride wore her grandma’s broach on the sash of her beautiful dress, and her shoes were hot pink! What fun!


We had a few black clouds as we started photographing outside, but soon things cleared up and we had gorgeous weather the rest of the day.

It was a memorable day-moments before the processional, one of the bridesmaids noticed that the toilets in the church were overflowing. But it was less like over “flowing” and more like a gushing geyser!! After a few quick calls made to the custodian and plumber, the rest of the ceremony went off without a hitch!

Following the ceremony, the wedding party made their way to the reception site by horse and buggy!

Jessica is a teacher, and she nannies three adorable girls during her summers off. Two of them were flower girls. Check out this fun shot of one of them during the ceremony!

Here are a few more favorites…

Great brick wall on the north side of the church…

I’m lovin’ the look these two are giving each other here!

Jessica had the most beautiful full length veil…

We were able to sneak out of the reception for a few minutes and grab a few shots at the golf course.ย 

The girls…

…and the guys!

Sam and Jessica-thank you so much for letting me be there to help capture some of the fun of your day! ย I hope you had a great time on your honeymoon in Belize!!
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Mary - July 9, 2008 - 1:31 am

Really lovely wedding shots!

Kaitlyn and Dan…

…have some of the most contagious smiles I have ever seen! They plan to be married in December, and had their engagement session one day before leaving on a summer adventure working at Taryall River Ranch in Colorado. The family that owns the ranch is from Orange City!

Won’t she make a beautiful bride? Love that red hair!



This last one is probably my favorite of the day…

To Dan and Kaitlyn: Thanks for the fun session and for smiling through the rain! Have fun the rest of your summer!!

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Lindsey - July 7, 2008 - 5:38 pm

Awesome session– I love the umbrella shot!

Sarah Q {photography for happy people} - July 7, 2008 - 6:49 pm

That umbrella shot is ADORABLE!

Clare Day - July 9, 2008 - 4:11 am

i sound like a parrot…but the umbrella shot is just fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

Meet Brenda!

About six months ago, Brenda agreed to come and help me organize my office and take care of my bookkeeping. I think a lot of her because not only is she a good friend who I have known since college, but organizing my office and bookkeeping has been quite an unenviable task and she has done a wonderful job! ๐Ÿ™‚

Brenda is also quite popular with my kids, because yesterday she and her family donated three adorable kittens to the Bartels farm! Here is a picture of Brenda that I sneakily took when she came over to get her kids’ pictures taken!

Here is one of the kittens-Hobbes-“reading” a Calvin and Hobbes book. The other two kittens’ names are Calvin and Susie.

A couple favorites of Steve and Brenda’s adorable kids…


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