So excited to announce that JRB Images will be working in conjunction with Photography by Pheonix for 2 days of mini session just before Halloween! I love this red-head and am so inspired by her work - can you image how much fun we're going to have working together?!

Check out her stuff HERE!

I'll have a flyer drawn up with times and locations, but keep yourself kind of free for the morning of 10/28 and the afternoon of 10/30... We've got great print packages in store with optional effects and artwork, all very affordable.

We do ask that you reserve your time, but will be happily accepting walk-ups as time allows. 30-min sessions go quickly, but the memories last a lifetime.

 
 
I really let this site lapse... and for that I'm sorry!

As is common in creative fields, I hit a bit of a wall recently. The lifestyle I've created for myself wasn't allowing for much time to focus on my photography and it had frustrated me to a point where I just wanted to quit!

But the weirdest thing happened...

I booked four gigs in 36 hours.

OK, so I'll take that as a sign that I should keep with it and rededicate myself. I've rearranged my life to make room for more time to experiment with new techniques and time to perfect what I already know. My confidence is boosted by the kind words of some dear friends and I'm excited to be "back in business!"

Now... if only I can get th
 
 
UGH!!! Looks like the portfolio page isn't working - AGAIN!!!
I'll fix it as soon as I am able to...
Life has been hectic with this Nazi diet, one kid prepping for Kindergarten and another on the brink of potty training, not to mention a full-time job! I'm grateful that I've been kept so busy, even if it means neglecting my web page for a bit.

I promise I will get it updated soon! Thank you for your continued visit
 
 
Is it just me, or has the website been acting strangely? Can't say exactly why I feel that way, but I do... Let me know if you guys are experiencing any issues, please?

Had a few wonderful sessions with some great people, lately, and will get some bits up in the portfolio soon. I've decided something desperately needs to happen with my laptop - it is just entirely too slow for the work that I do! Don't have the money to replace it, so I'm going to have to call in some favors and get the hard drive cleaned up. Those of you that are waiting for your CD, please bear with me as it takes at least half an hour to edit any single image.

The Annular Solar Eclipse was really cool this last weekend. I tried to shoot it through some welding glass and will put up my shots on the Facebook page. Mostly, I just tried to enjoy the spectacle and made sure my kids got to look safely at it for a moment. Bring on 2045 so I can have another go at shooting it! Maybe by then, I'll have a really great zoom lens that will capture some awesome details? Ha, ha!

Hot August Nights is just around the bend, as is the Reno Rockabilly Riot. I hope to get shots of some great vintage cars and beautiful people at both events! Maybe I'll see you there!
 
 
Really excited to be doing school pictures again this weekend! Twice a year is just right for us... I promised the 4yo we would do some wardrobe changes and background changes and I may even get them both outside if the weather cooperates. If you're in the area and want someone to shoot your kids, call or email and we'll save some time for you, too!

April's monthly special is posted, but remember the weekends book up quickly.

May is going to be all about Mother's Day - pictures of the kids, grandkids, the whole family, or even just her. Mom is the center of the universe for most of us, why not show her off a little? She deserves it!

Hope to hear from some of you soon!
 
 
Halfway through this class offered by the local camera store, and my confidence wavers. I don't feel I executed  the assignment very well, but I guess we'll see what my classmates have to say. If nothing else, I cannot lose because I will learn from their evaluations.

Then yesterday, I shot my 2-yr-old in her Easter dress. Nothing worth posting (she had a 15-minute nap and was CRAZY,) but it really re-affirmed that I can take really good pictures - maybe not of the Reno Arch, but other things.

At the end of July, barring some natural disaster or financial crisis, I'm headed to North-Central Colorado for time with my best friend. I haven't seen her since before Kathleen was born. We are WAY overdue! Hope to come home with some fabulous pictures of the Rockies and leaving her with memorable family portraits. She has four kids from 2 to 16, so I'd like to do individual portraits as well as group shots in a number of locations and themes. Also, her youngest sister is getting into photography and I really look forward to shooting with her!

Let's close on the note asking for your comments on this website. If you find a page doesn't work right, or if you have suggestions on how I can improve, please use the comment form! Thanks!
 
 
Someone should have mentioned that my portfolio page wasn't working - LOL! I think I have that fixed, now. Please take a peek and see if it works for you?

Been sick with some crappy upper respiratory thing that the kids brought home. Yuk... Hope it clears up before next week's class.
 
 
Jenn sure made my job easy this last weekend in her maternity session. There were some very minor color corrections, but really all I'm doing is cropping, selective color and B&W... all the really fun and creative stuff. I'm glad she left the mustache belly picture up on her Facebook, because that is really cute!

I should have these laid out in a day or two and can get the CD to the expectant parents. Once they've had a chance to work with them, I'll post a few in my portfolio.

If anyone from the shower is reading this - my schedule is fairly open. Give me a call if you are looking to have family, kids or even pet portraits done. Thanks for reading!

 
 
While prepping for my last engagement shoot, the bride-to-be was showing me some examples of what she wanted. We were huddled over her iPhone and I realized she was look at Pinterest.

If you don't know what "Pinterest" is, I can't say if I'm shocked, or jealous... Pinterest.com is an online collaboration of things you like. You sign up, create "boards," and "pin" images to these boards as you find them... both on Pinterest or the rest of the web.
"On Pinterest?" you ask? "What does this mean?"
You can choose to "follow" other people with similar interests and when you log into Pinterest, you initially see all the recent pins of the folks you follow. So if they have pinned somethign you like, you "repin" it. There is a function you can install on your browser that allows you to pin images you see as you are floating around the rest of the web, though there are some restrictions - ie: can't pin directly from Facebook.

On the down side... It's really, really easy to look up and find out that an hour has gone by and you've done exactly NOTHING. But you now have plans to mix your own homemade laundry detergent, redecorate the kids' rooms and will cook something amazing this weekend. Oh, and you've seen about a thousand images of exotic locations that you just repinned to your "Someday" board.

Makes my eyes hurt just thinking about the hours - no, DAYS I've killed flipping through Pinterest!

Anyway, cut back to my engagement session... I ask her to create her own board of pictures she likes and I will follow it so I have an idea of where to go once we get into our session. This was brilliant! I knew exactly what she wanted without having to translate her words and risk getting it wrong!

I will now instruct all my clients to utilize Pinterest to get the most out of their sessions. And I give many thanks to Photogenic Possibilities, from Sierra Vista AZ, for turning me on to it in the first palce! (visit her page here: http://photogenic-possibilities-photography.blogspot.com/)
 
 
With brand new camera in tow, we headed for the Animal Ark in Reno this last weekend. Technically, they are closed till Spring but the opened for the weekend to take advantage of the nice weather, I guess. We watched the Cheetahs, the foxes, the coyotes and the bobcats. The Kit Fox was my favorite and I got some really great pictures! We plan to go back in the Spring when the bears are awake...

In the meantime, I have a maternity session lined up for March 4, maybe a new baby session in the next few weeks and another maternity session in August. Let's get some weddings, school pictures and Senior sessions in here folks!