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  • Hi There!

    I have been married to my high school crush for 17 years. I can honestly say I'm as much in love today as the day I convinced him he wasn't getting rid of me :) We have 3 amazing kids. 2 boys and a girl. Each of them are completely unique and as individual as can be. I like that. It would be boring if everyone was the same. It may sound cliche but they truly are my inspiration.

    I have been told I have a gift for seeing babies and kids the way their parents see them. I like that too. I want to be a trend setter, I don't enjoy the view of someone's coattails. While wanting to constantly be challenging myself to come up with new ideas my main goal is to give you images that you will treasure for years and years to come.

    I really do have the best clients on the planet, so many have become dear friends. Thank you to those of you who have trusted me with your precious memories. I look forward to making many new friends in the years to come.

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Valentine Mini Sessions 2016

I don’t do a lot of mini sessions, typically only a couple a year.  This year we have two kids traveling for sports and it seems days go by that we aren’t home.  I was dragging my feet on doing them this year, but thankfully one of my clients gave me a little nudge and here is what I came up with.  I can only do 2 evenings next week.  These will be Wed. Jan 20th and Friday Jan 22nd from 4-6 pm.  They are 20 minute sessions, 2 sets to choose from and 5 digital images retouched with a print release.  The 4 pm on 20th and the 5 pm and 5:40 pm spots have been reserved already from my business facebook page.  The cost is $75.  The session fee reserves your session and an invoice will be sent to the e-mail you provide.  Please e-mail me at with a day and time frame that work for you.  Thank you to these two brothers for helping me test my sets!  Aren’t they adorable?!  The grey wall with heart is also great for girls.  In fact, I have Valentines of my daughter on that background and a large canvas printed.  It’s one of my favorites.  We don’t have to use the truck and the truck in the images was brought by my clients.  I do have a really great little red truck we can use.  “A truckload of LOVE”.  Have a great weekend!


**Update** Friday is FULL!  All slots are open on Wed except for the 4-4:20.  Thank you!

Miss “K” is 4!

I’ve been photographing this little doll since she was brand new!  She’s a bit shy but good golly she’ll turn on that smile for sucker like no one else!  Loved her outfit and I especially loved those adorable boots!  I have pretty small feet so when she changed into the ballet outfit it was temping to hide them in my camera bag.  I hope you all had a great holiday and new year.  I went back to shooting yesterday with a brand new baby born on Christmas.  Thanks for your patience as I catch back up and tend to a sick kid at home.  I enjoyed the lazy days, lots of food and time spent with my family, but I am definitely ready to get back to creating some images.

Happy Holidays from our home to yours!

I fail at this blog thing.  Like really fail.  I’m trying to make a better effort but FACEBOOK is so easy to get images out there and I just get lazy.  I however have changed my photo and updated the top image in an effort to start posting again.  I wanted to share our family Christmas card with all of you.  We’ve been planning this for quite some time.  As you can see, sports, school, business and work keep us on the go most days.  This winter has been especially hectic.  This card is totally us!  We are in the place where we gather, doing the things that we love and make up our busy lives.  My family LOVED doing this.  Usually family photos are not their favorite day.  This time they each put in their input, decided what we’d wear and executed it with smiles on their faces and loads of laughs.   I love it so much!  It is the Walton family 2015!  Thank you so much to each and every one of you for another amazing year.  Merry Christmas and Happiest New Year to all of you!

Rainy Day Mini

Happy Spring!!  I love this time of year!  I’ve been confined to the studio setting all winter and it’s always refreshing and gets my creative juices flowing to be able to get outside.  I noticed this yellow tree on my way to the studio and it inspired this last minute mini session.  I don’t do many mini sessions, and they always sell out so I don’t see these lasting long.  I’m also trying this sign up thing for the first time so hopefully it goes smoothly.  I only have 10 slots available.  A fun umbrella, some rain boots and this gorgeous tree will be the perfect art for your walls!  I will send an invoice when I receive your sign up.  Payment holds your slot!   Sign up here:


Early bird/last minute SENIOR mini!

Maybe you didn’t get those class of 2014 senior images yet or you’d like to be ahead of the game for 2015.  This mini is perfect for both!  Since we will have a Class of 2015 SENIOR in our house  I thought it would be fun to do a few more senior sessions this year.  This is FANTASTIC deal.  I don’t do many mini sessions and I have never done a SENIOR mini.  The fee includes the session fee.  Sessions must be paid when booked and there are only 5 available as summer/fall is my busiest time of year.  All sessions will be photographed at the studio Monday-Friday.  No weekends.  All images you see below were photographed outside at the studio and I have a large selection of backdrops inside.