Don't wait... Life is too short

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hot Chocolate on me

Baby it's cold outside
come warm up with a tasty cup of Hot Chocolate 




Looks yummy doesn't it ?


Well why not call me and we can have a cup or two after we take beautiful pictures of you and your family outside in the pretty snow.


It will be so much fun. Plus you will have memories to last a life time !!!




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Love a.  :)








Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday

Wishing you from the bottom of my heart to you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas. 
May you have a beautiful day 
 with all the things you wished for. 


Love a.  :) 





Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Theresa

Sweet little Theresa....my gosh can she get any cuter. 
I don't even have words other then take a look. 
Just love this girl. 


love, a. :)


























Sunday, December 6, 2009

What to give for Christmas





Are you having problems on deciding what to give your loved ones for Christmas this year ? 



  • When was the last time you had a family picture done? 
  • Generation pictures with the new baby that arrived. 
  • What about  grandma or grandpa?  Don't they deserve it too. 
  • Does your child have a passion or a sport they LOVE? Don't they deserve to have it captured?  
  • How about your wife and her passions ?  Or your hubby and his? 
  • A pregnancy with the first baby
  • Anniversary pictures 
  • Cousins 
  • How about your son and all your sons buddies or your daughter and her  girlfriends - They'll love it. 

There is so much out there that we neglect to capture. What is it we always say to our selves " We should have, why didn't we, now it's too late " Don't wait anymore. Give that gift certificate. 


There are so many options we have during the year what we can do. I am flexible and love to have fun. I love taking pictures and it comes from the heart.  I am not a what you call normal, sit pretty and force a smile. I can do that if that is what you wish, however  I try to capture the true person. How they are, who they are and what they are. Their feelings and their essence. 


Call me and I would be more than happy to help you.

A Gift Certificate is the perfect gift. 
Mine do not expire   


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Love a.   :) 



Thursday, December 3, 2009

In Remembrance



I wanted to share with you "my little soldier"
That is what I called his pictures anyway.  
 He was my first soldier I ever photographed I thought it was okay to give him that title.
However, 
to me he was Jason McLeod 
a family friend I've got to known, fell in love with, adored, and honor 
and so much more.
I did multiple sessions together with his beautiful wife Aimee and daughter Jocelyn


The three of them grew on me quite a bit to say the least. You see he is an Army man and one would never exactly know when he was in town. So shoots were sometimes spontaneous with lots of fun and laughter. 


 Jason was killed in action in Afghanistan November 23, 2009 


I will miss my little soldier 


~ Thank you ~ May you rest in peace ~ 


Sgt. Jason A. McLeod
was 22 years old




Please enjoy the pictures. He did. He loved them. I love them. 





                                          











~  Please support our troops   ~


Saturday, November 28, 2009

: ~ : Now Available for Purchase : ~ :

~  Products are now available for purchase   ~    
Go check  it out. I would love for you to see them.  After the holidays I will change things a little here on the blog to make it more fun and organized. It will then be here too for viewing. 


Just click on the header and it will bring you right to the purchase site on my webpage. 


They do make great christmas gifts :) 


Love a.  :) 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving from the bottom of my heart. May god bless you all. 

xoxoxox  

Love a.  :) 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A little of everybody

I have been so bad on posting new pictures. WOW. Really really bad. 
So here is a little of what has been happening. I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I do. 


Everybody is such a pleasure to work with and to get to know. I am looking forward to many more sessions with  you all. Thank you so very much for letting me be part of your lives. 


Since it's the season to give thanks, I want to Thank my husband and my 3 boys - I love you all so much, my family and friends for being always there for me. Without you I would be lost and not where I am today. Thank you to my clients for being my fans and love my work and that you keep coming back. It makes me proud and work so much harder at what I love to do. 


Wishing you & your family a wonderful & happy Thanksgiving. Lots of turkey with mashed potatoes, Stuffing and laughter too. A nap to follow with a pumpkin pie, of course the whip cream too. Hugs and kisses with lots of snapshot and a video or two.   
Happy travel
Happy Thanksgiving  


Love a.  :) 




























































Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's News UpDaTe .....

Yesterday I took pictures of 20 or so ladies from Silpada to help raise food for Food Pantry. Wow what a hoot that was. If you never had a Silpada party or seen their jewelry, you've got to do so now. WOW.. I love their stuff. Call me if you need a Silpada lady. 


Tomorrow is the big day to help raise more food for the food Pantry. I am so excited and can't wait. It'll be fun. 


My Christmas stage is all set up and ready to have pictures taken with little kiddies and babies ready for the holiday theme. Thank you to my wonderful hubby who has helped me build the stage and my wonderful friend and neighbor Kay who is always there for me when I need her. 


If you want Christmas cards you got to hurry. I am extending my dead line from the 20 on November to the 15 of December.  The sooner you get the order in the better will be. 


If your still looking to get pictures done for the holidays call me asap. 


New products are going to be available very very soon. I am so excited and cant wait to show you. 


Have a wonderful week and get ready for a busy few weeks. 


Love a. :) 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Free Sitting Fee

If you bring me a food for the 
Local Food Pantry


NOVEMBER 18, 2009 


ONLY !!!!!




Call to schedule your appointment




This is for a good cause and you will get amazing pictures as well. Just in time for Christmas !! 


This special can not be combined with any other specials or coupons !!
Sales Tax will be added 



Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Winner is......





Baby #3 


Aleks K. 









Congratulation Aleks you and your HUGE Fan Club did a wonderful job




Second In place went to Baby #2 Ryan B. He was a very close runner up to Aleks. Way to go!




Third in place went to the girls Grace and Samantha. Awesome job. 




Congratulations to all the contestants and of course the wonderful parents and 




lets not forget a    GIGANTIC ThAnK yOu   to all the voters out there that made this event so interesting and happening 




I hope you all had some fun and enjoyed this little adventure 




Love a :) 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baby contest is open to votes

Baby contest is open for votes

Cast your votes by dropping me an email to
Photobyad@att.net

tell me which baby should be 1, 2 & 3

All images are numbered.
Voting is open until October 30, 2009 midnight
Winner will be announced
October 31, 2009

Multiple votes will not be counted !!

Good luck to the contestants

love, a. :)

 baby #1



 baby #2



 baby #3



babies #4




Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Update Update Update

Here is some quick info for you all..... Stand by .... there is so much,  my brain is on severe overload right now,  yet  I am so excited and thrilled all together. I could jump out of my skin out of excitement.  I will post pictures and more info very very soon !!! 
I promise !! 
Love a :) 












Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Christmas Cards 2009

Here they are ~ 2009 Christmas Cards  


There are a total of 4 different designs. You may choose 1 or all 4. Which ever one you choose I know you will make a lasting impression on the person receiving one. All cards are a flat print, meaning they do not open, there is a front and a back. Each can be personalized with your message. White envelopes are included.  Sizes are 5x7 except one is 5x5. All cards are printed by the the lab I usually use who I feel are the best in photographic and press printing in the industry. Cards come in a pack of 25. The dead line to order cards are November 25, 2009. No exceptions !! For Prices, you know it, call me. 




This year I will try something new and have 2 days available for mini sessions.  More info will be available in the next few days. So check back soon. 


For now check out the NEW Christmas cards for 2009


Many thanks go to:  beyond red and green.   Thank you so much can't wait for more !! 













Front of card 



Back of card










front of card 5x5 white back ground 





back of card -  5x5 white background 









front of card 




back of card







front of card 




back of card







Aren't they just beautiful  !!!


Okay scroll back up and have another look :)


love a. :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

For Susi

For Susi,


I love you and I am happy your here with us today. You will always be a big sister not just a cousin. 


Love you so much


For all the other ladies out there,  May you be blessed everyday, may you have lots of strength, power and courage, laughter and support for the rest of your lives. Your all incredible and beautiful. 


God bless you all. 






October is Breast Cancer Awareness   - so go check em and get em checked !!! :) 







Thursday, October 1, 2009

Leaves are falling ......

The leaves are falling 
what a good time of year
Colorful leaves
and so many pretty trees
My favorite season of the year


Call me soon to make your session appointment before it's too late
We'll have lots of fun


This is the best time make beautiful family portraits


Fall/Winter package is available


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The girls

You've seen the girls ... remember the identical twins ? Grace and Samantha. Well if you haven't, go flip back a few post and you can see. Well they have grown. Smiling and trying to talk. Almost rolling over and before we know it they'll be running and driving a car. :) 
Their Mom has her hand full... that is for sure. But ohh are they cute. Go check them out. I just lovem both. 


Thanks Kelly and Billy !!! 


Love a. :)