Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I have been practicing Bokeh because the Holiday lights make it all so beautiful. Enjoy.

Lunar Eclipse 2010

I don't own a tri-pod but really need to get one. It was late, I was tired and it was cold so these shots are a little shaky.

Baby love

I recently had the honor of taking some photos of some dear friends baby the day she turned 1 month old. I have chosen a few to share with you all. Enjoy

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Let it sno, Let it snow, Let it snow!!

Images taken yesterday, December 1, 2010. We got somewhere between 6-12 inches of snow all around the Treasure Valley. My neighborhood has a lot of beautiful snow covered pine trees scattered around the area. My poor little dogs belly was draggin' in the snow, I got a great shot of him running for the door.

Sunday, October 31, 2010








Happy Halloween!

Last weekend in Boise...I took my girls downtown to see a few Zombies...and some great performers at the Fall for Boise Finale. We had some parking issues and we missed Boise's part of the 'Thrill the World' performance, but we watched a variety of talented performers and thoroughly enjoyed a chilly evening at The Grove. After all of that it was time for the walking dead to go on their annual stroll through Boise....the Boise Zombie Walk! Here are some pictures I snapped during all of the excitement. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Penny Black Blog Candy

There is an awesome Blog Candy give away featuring Penny Black products.Check out the amazing cards being created in THIS blog post. Good Luck and let me know if you win!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wedding Pictures

Beautiful day for a beautiful occasion and a beautiful couple!

How fun and flirty is this shot? This really captures their spirit and fun loving personalities!

Here is one of my fave pics I took on September 11, 2010. I was playing with some editing in PSE 6 and this is what I came up with. I love this shot and I love this couple!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Camera is fixed and back in action!

My camera was sent off for repairs and was returned just in time for me to photograph a wedding for some dear friends, those pictures will be uploaded as soon as I am done doing some basic editing...I took over 300 shots!
Today I was at a Baby Shower and shot the usual shower pics of all the gift opening, but it was at a fabulous local Bistro and there were some great elements in the decorations for the shower that i wanted to share here. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Lens....

I got a great deal on a new lens for my camera. I have a digital SLR, Nikon D40X it came in a kit with the standard 18-55mm lens. I just purchased a 55-200mm lens online. I of course tore it out of the box attached it and began to shoot anything and everything in my path. Here are a few shots of random things around my house. There will be plenty more pictures in the near future, I promise ;) The picture above is my daughter, Maddie hiding from me.

This is Jack our cat, he is a character.

This picture is something one of the kids did in elementary school, it sits on the plant shelf, above our living room, I took this from across the room aimed up and zoomed in.

I just love being able to see all of the dust and cobwebs on the items adorning the plant shelf at my house...lol There are some details that I maybe don't want to see.

This is MaryJane, trying to nap on the couch while I bother her with taking pictures.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A day in the Mountains

This is my dog, Rascal, he is a short legged JRT, he loved exploring through the tall grass today. I drove the kids to Crouch, ID today for a little get away. We stopped at a primitive camp site and spent the afternoon wading, lunching and taking pictures.

My 12 year old son, Nash, and Rascal sat down for lunch, I was trying to quickly sneak this picture and didn't check the settings on my camera, so the grass is in focus and they are the background...I liked the effect anyway and this is one of my fave pics from today.

Nash just thought these wildflowers were the best ever! I got up close and personal to capture as many details as possible.

Rebecca was kicking back on the roof of my SUV. I wish she would just once look at the camera so I could try to capture how beautiful she is.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Track meets

My daughter, Rebecca was in track for both 7th and 8th grades. She is not a fan of me and my camera showing up at her meets. I am however a fan of trying to capture her in action.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Full Moon

These were taken in February sometime. I love to try and capture the beauty of the full moon. Night pictures are the hardest for me. Practice, practice, practice! They may not be the best quality pictures but I love them anyway. i know the moon was exceptionally large and bright this particular night, which is why I felt compelled to capture it in pictures.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

jan 2010

Old Barns and buildings

I travel to Pendleton, OR several times a year, it is the pick up drop off point for my 12 yeard old son who lives with his dad in OR. Along the way we always see old buildings, houses and barns. I love the character in these structures. They are a part of history and I love to stop and snap pics of them as I travel. Here are a few of the buildings/barns I have been able to stop and shoot so far.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My picture hobby became more serious when it was time for my daughter, Maddie to have senior portraits and we had no money for professional portraits. I was convinced that if we went out and shot enough pictures that surely we could come up with a few that we could use for senior portraits. Here are a few of my favorite ones from dozens of pictures.

About The Way I See 'It'

This is my blog about my hobby of taking pictures. I love to take pictures, I carry a camera with me most everywhere I go. If I don't have a camera I always have my Blackberry Storm 2. All of life's events are reasons to take pictures. I have taken one photography class at PCC a few or actually several years ago. I own 2 cameras, a Nikon digital SLR and a point and shoot Canon digital. I follow a lot of photography blogs and am always reading about great photography and the latest cameras and equipment.
I shoot pictures the same way I attack my papercrafting/.card making...to hell with the 'rules' I want to know how it looks....if it doesn't look good then I don't like it. I create by 'eye'....it's just me and how I do things. I am always learning and never claim to know it all, I probably know very little to be honest. I hope you will enjoy looking at my photo's and reading about the stories that go along with them. Watch as I improve my skills, feel free to jump in with tips and advice. Let me know how you see 'it'.