Saturday, November 26, 2011

Coming up for air to give thanks!

It's been a busy fall - and I'm blessed with work. So much in fact, I've fallen behind on keeping this blog filled with projects and photos. This is the perfect weekend to take a breath, and reflect on my many reasons to be thankful for all that I have... 

for my beautiful family,

my amazing clients,

my health and keeping good humor (most of the time at least...)

for opportunities

for my history - and my family's future

for technology that allows me to work & share stories (including our own)

for pomegranates and goat cheese (together) with good wine

for a life partner who puts up with me.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Beautiful Baby...

Remember this beautiful canvas?  Well... the little one inside, has been welcomed into this world, and I had the fortune to create these images for mom & dad.

Dad (Chad Fox of Cindercone Clay Center) created this amazing platter for his little one to rest upon.

Unusually wide awake - here she is making faces at me. 

Don't let her fool you. She's not sleepy.

LOVE this. Holding hands with mama....

Toes. {love}

Have patience... and you are rewarded. The best kind of reward.

Friday, November 11, 2011

This photographer is grateful...

It does not go unnoticed that I am a very lucky lady. 
I live in an amazing place, have a beautiful family and enjoy freedom to live and choose my lifestyle.

I'm taking a humble moment to thank the men and women who have served our country. 

Thank you.

This image was photographed at Broken Top Club last year, as the Marine ROTC color guard passed during a wonderfully patriotic day. If you'd like to enjoy a moment or two of patriots honoring marines... click here for a slideshow of the day.

Monday, November 7, 2011

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Enter by November 30th, winner will be announced December 1st, and session must be scheduled by December 15th... and you'll be able to get prints in time for  Christmas!

*** OFFER CLOSED -  Congratulations Kim Martin! I'll be in touch soon for scheduling details!

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Friday Diversion...

I had a post all ready to share - and then I got an email from my dad.

I couldn't help but sharing this image – it's too yummy not to see. So, enjoy this bit of the Oregon Coast, by way of my photographer dad, Gary Irwin!

Check out more of his work HERE. Leave a comment on his site if you like what you see. It would truly make his day... And if you are interested in a print - let me know. I think I want this on MY wall...

{love ya, dad - I KNOW you'll see this!}