I just want to thank everyone for a GREAT 2010!
All of my clients, salon & photo, are the BEST. truly.

we got all moved in....... it's been a very stressful, but exciting 2 weeks! we just feel so BLESSED by all the help we got from friends & family. we LOVE you guys.

We also celebrated my 21st birthday this week---iowa pulled off a great football game that night.

I also want to especially thank my parents for keeping me in line this year, they are always making me try to be a better person. I love you guys. My mom is a GIVER & my dad has the biggest HEART. I really cherish you guys.

and finally I want to thank Caleb & Mason (my boys) for making everyday a good day. no matter how rough the day, week or year.....it's always a good one, they put an instant smile on my face & warmth in my heart :)

I hope everyone has a BLESSED 2011 and can be thankful for many things of 2010. God is in charge & I can be confident because of Him.



family [the Mills']

This little guy sure is a smiley one!
You can tell his mommy & daddy take very good care of him :)

Hopefully everyone is nearing the end of their Christmas shopping, I am thankfully!
5 days until we move into our house.
Don't feel bad if I don't post for a few weeks! :)

MERRRRRRY Christmas!

engaged [Drew & Keri]

My big brother is engaged..............
their session was adorable.
here is a sneak peek!


family [the Miller's]

You guys were great to work with....
what a great holiday photo!

happy thursday everyone!


Personal [my ring]




my husband picked this out all by himself.

I'd say he knows my STYLE. :)

2 years ago (november 4th---election day) I got this ring.

and I still love it.



Hope everyone had a wonderful & relaxing Thanksgiving.

Remember to CHERISH family---each & every day!



a day at HOME

today was a great day at HOME........
I got a lot of stuff done on my list for the day, which feels awesome.

I got my HOLIDAY SPECIALS sent out for the salon via e-mail.

I got Mason's baby book finished.

I got a picture cd finalized for a client.

I ran errands.

I got the last batch of Mason's 1 1/2 year old photos printed.

I got our Christmas photos printed.

AND I made dinner.


now some RELAXATION..... maybe.

here is another photo of the BECKER's.
they have so many beautiful photos & I'm excited to give them their photo cd tomorrow!

have a good night everyone!


family [the Bailey's]

This family was such a joy to be around!
Their boys were FULL of energy, & so cute!
Here are a few sneak peeks..... :)



personal [family]

I am so very excited for the NEW ADDITION to our family!!!!!!!!

My brother Drew is getting married to this beautiful lady--Keri!
They haven't been dating very long, but when you KNOW, you just KNOW!
She just fits in so well with our family, to the point where you just feel like she's always been a part of it, we just never knew she was missing!
Plus--Mason loved her instantly.
That's a good sign.

They are planning a Summer wedding for 2011 :)

Congrats you two!!
Love you both.

-lil sis

personal [halloween]

Mason is obsessed with Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear...........
so he got to be him for Halloween this year!
He was SO SO excited when he looked in the mirror & saw "Buhz"!

We visited Great Grandparent's in Washington & 2 Farms to see both sides of Grandparents and an aunt & uncle! Mason loaded up on candy (he's got such a sweet tooth---like me)!!

have a HAPPY thursday everyONE!


Family [the Yoder's]

I had a wonderful time with your family at Willow Creek Park.
What beautiful kids you guys have---It was easy to take their pictures---when i could catch them! I'll put some "look at my eyes" pictures up soon!

Look at those ornery faces!



Engaged [Jeff & Lindsay]

Congrats on your engagement you two!

I LOVE her RING.....
I'm looking forward to shooting their wedding this summer!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!



Senior [Dylan]

Dylan is my "little" cousin.
He is actually in fact though, a foot & a half taller than me! :)
I cannot believe he is a senior already...
Dylan is a sports fanatic, ask him anything about sports--I mean ANYTHING--and he can tell you.
He is also very, very smart.
& check out those blue eyes! [I like to call them 'Hochstetler blues']
okay, enough bragging...
Here are some pictures from a couple weeks ago at our family farm:

Happy Thursday Everyone!


Family [the Becker's]

Here is a sneak peek of my beautiful friend Sharla, and her little family.....
I will post more with their daughter later.
These are just so sweet!

I just love the way Brett looks at Sharla! So cute!!

more to come...:)


newlywed's [craig & asenath]

Craig & Asenath got married last May,
I had the pleasure of doing Asenath's hair & makeup, and being her personal attendant...
I was thrilled when she asked me to do some artistic shots of her & Craig.
You guys are so much fun to be around, & it's nice to have young married friends!

I will post more photos from this shoot later.....


more EMMA....

Doesn't she take beautiful photographs?!
It was so much fun editing & sorting her photos.

Good luck with the rest of senior year Emma!

until next time.....