Friday, April 25, 2008

Back in October last year, I met a man in the library where I work. I thought he was quite an interesting fellow, so I asked him if I could take his picture. He readily agreed. Here are some of the results of that photo shoot.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Here is another interesting character I met at the Festival. He had a show for the kids. His long hair was piled on top of his head. By the way, this look on his face was his idea. I just asked him to get ready for the shot.

I met this man at the Foothills Fall Festival last October. I decided I liked the way he looked in his "fan hat", so I asked him if I could take his picture. He was flattered and told me he felt famous. He seemed like such a nice man!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I had a great time at Foothills Elementary School yesterday. I took pictures of their Art Harvest. There were about 200 people there, parents and children. The kids had some very nice artwork displayed and we heard music played by area students. Also, a local artist, Heath Claiborne, came and shared his artwork with us.

I probably took over 150 pictures of the young students, their art, and their families. If you were there and want to see your pictures, just email me ( and I'll get them to you.

Thanks so much to the school and the families for letting me be a part of such a nice event.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Nothing is more important to me than my faith in God, and photos like this make me want to praise Him. I am drawn to steeples, because they remind me of the One to whom we owe our lives. God has redeemed me; to Him be the glory!

This "little guy" was just hanging off my porch one day and I decided to grab my camera and get his picture. I was fascinated with how this spider wove his web and then "stitched" it together. God has made so many interesting creatures!

At first glance, this may be a boring shot, but I think it's kind of fun to look at because of all the color in it. I love to take photos with lots of color. It makes a picture come alive!

Here is one of my favorite photos of my ds. He had just been playing in the yard with his sisters and a water hose, and I asked him to stop a minute while I took this shot. You never know which picture will turn out to be one of the best.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Another Destin photo. I love how the sails on these boats look against the city skyline and water. This one always gives me a sense of peace when I look at it.

Sometimes changing perspective can yield very interesting photos. I was in the park one day and decided to look up. This is what I saw.

This is my dh. He works for the county sheriff's department. He is a correctional officer. Doesn't he look tough? He's my knight in shining armor!

A photo taken this summer at one of our church's softball games. I like to photograph still lifes that depict our everyday lives.

This one was taken in Destin, Florida. My daughter decided to take a little snack break while soaking up the sun. She looks so happy and content.

I finally found a few minutes to add some more photos. Hope you like these.

This one was taken during the Fall Festival in our city a few years ago. I noticed how the sign in front of the portable potties made such an incongruent picture. It looks like the hose from the hydrant (which has a faucet connected to it) is running directly into and/or out of the potties. I like to call this one "Potent Potable".

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

This is one of the few pictures I have of my oldest child, my 18yo ds. Of course, he thinks he is no longer a child, but the jury is still out on that one. He is, and always will be, my baby. And so handsome!

Although I mostly like to take pictures of people, I also like beautiful landscapes like this one. It was taken while we were in Destin, Florida, at the beach. Such gorgeous water and clean, white sand.

This photo shoot was a fun one. I took 10yo ds to a local park and he sweetly posed for me for about an hour. Of course, it didn't hurt that I took him to Chick-Fil-A for lunch before that. (Obviously, I am not against using a little bribery with my kids!)

I think this photo says a lot about my son's personality. Almost all of his jeans look like this. On the one hand, it is frustrating to try and keep him clothed when I know this is the result. On the other hand, I don't think I'd want to change a thing about him and his rough and tumble ways. I love it!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My sweet tree hugger. This was also taken in our front yard. I didn't ask her to hug the tree, but when she did, I took this shot, capturing what I think is quite a cute, pensive expression.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I took this picture in my front yard. We have a nice place to take photos, with several trees and lots of beautiful green grass year round.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

My precious 8yo dd. If you look closely, you will see why I decided to shoot this one in black and white. She was wearing a leopard print vest, a hot pink shirt, and a red bandana. Quite a combination, but very common for this child. If you have a young child in your home, you will probably understand how unique their fashion sense can be.

Another one of my 12yo dd. This was taken behind the public library, where I work part time. Behind her is the greenbelt and a glimpse of the park that runs throughout our beautiful city.

When we went to the park in January on an unusually warm day, I took several pictures of the members of my family. This one is of my dh and 10yo ds. Sometimes some of the best poses are spur-of-the-moment choices. I wasn't sure how this one would turn out, but I like it.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My 10yo ds. He is such a handsome fella. This was also taken in the park. We have many beautiful places in and around our city to take pictures. East Tennessee is such a wonderful place to live!

This is another one of my sweet daughters. We went to the park a few days ago and took pictures. The older daughter held up a jacket for shade while I took this one because it was too sunny. We also had a little trouble with the wind. I kept having to fix her hair and get it out of her face. Isn't she beautiful?

This photo is one of my all-time favorites. We vacationed in Florida a few years ago and I took this picture when my daughter was digging in the sand on the beach. I realized then how much she had grown. I didn't have a girl living at my house anymore - I had a young woman!