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Moldiv’s Instagram Photo Contest #ILOVEMOLDIV

If you don’t know, I am addicted to sharing photos on instagram! If you are too, I have an awesome contest to share with you! Moldiv is sponsoring an Instagram photo contest where you can submit a collage of your baby photos OR your favorite selfies made with Moldiv and be eligible to win some […]

ThisLife Giveaway

ThisLife by Shutterfly + Giveaway

I don’t know about you but I have a really hard time keeping all of my photos organized. I mean, I have my DSLR, my phone, then I share photos on facebook, instagram, etc. My computer photo folders are a complete mess! I have a hard time finding the photo I am looking for most […]


Catch the Moment 365 {Week #35}

Hope you all had a great week! Dustyn had another awesome week at school, still no homework. Which has been nice. Next week Carsyn will be the start just like Dustyn was last week.  Catch the Moment 365 – Week #35 239. We grilled a pizza for dinner. So yummy! 240. Took photos of sweet Karoline […]

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Flashback Actions Giveaway!

Have you heard of Flashback Actions? Deanne is the creator of the actions. She is also a photographer.  I recently was able to try out some of their actions. I have to say I really love the feel of the actions. They are simple, yet add a lot to a photo. I have been using […]

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Foggy Sunrise – bp4u presets

Yesterday morning I glanced out my front door and the foggy sunrise was gorgeous. I grabbed my D600 and headed out the door and across our yard. Lately I have really been trying to take more photos with my DSLR instead of just with my phone. By the way do you follow me on Instagram? […]

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Hello friends! Really glad you stopped by. I will be enjoying this gorgeous day because it is going to be freezing tomorrow! I will try to visit you back this evening or tomorrow. Unusual Crop Meet the new members of our family Wyldstyle and Emmet from The Lego Movie. Dustyn picked out their names, but […]


Lomo Actions by Life-n-Reflection

Lately I have been experimenting with the Lomo Actions by Life-n-Reflection. I love that these actions are different then how I normally edit. It helps me to expand my horizons and try something new. The other day I went outside and took some random photos of Dustyn’s toys, our air conditioning unit, and some weeds. […]

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Hello friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and weekend. Ours was pretty low key. We had a date night at home and then relaxed with the boys for most of the weekend. This is my favorite type of weekend. Although next weekend will be the opposite. Dustyn is having his birthday […]

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I used to participate in Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley Sisk all the time. Then I got busy and stopped joining in. I have decided I want to get back to taking photos for myself and stretching my creative skills. Looking Up Our dog Dudley looking up at me. I love the details of the […]

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Snow Day

I never imagined being in North East North Carolina and getting so much snow. Usually we get a dusting to one each once or twice a year. In just a week we have gotten two substantial amounts of snow. These pictures are from the snow day last week. It was a gorgeous sunrise so I […]

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Learn To See It | Week #1-My Style

I am taking the class Learn To See It, taught by Lisa from The Long Road to China. I am sooo excited. I just love her style and I can not wait to learn from her. This weeks assignment was take photos to show My Style, where it is right now. So Dustyn and I […]


Memories, Dreams and Reflections | 2013

Hey everyone! I know it has been forever since I posted. Only one and a half weeks, but still. I will be back to posting more this year! I love doing this list with Ashley Sisk each year. Here are mine from 2012 & 2010. For some reason my 2011 post and photos are missing. I am so […]

Ralphie Elf Snapshots

Ralphie Elf Snapshots

I was about to set Ralphie Elf like he was taking photos, when Kenny had a brilliant idea. He said you should take photos, as if Ralphie was taking photos. Then Dustyn can look through the photos on the camera. Anyways I didn’t go all out but here are a few of Ralphie Elf Snapshots. […]

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Recently From My Camera

Things have been a little quiet here on the blog, but there is a reason. I have been busy shooting and editing photos. The shoots below happened just from this last week. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites from each session. If you want to see more from these shoots make […]


My Test Model & BlogStomp

The other day I got an umbrella and light stand, so I wanted to test out my OCF (off camera flash) skills. So I pulled out my backdrop stand and backdrop and asked Dustyn to be my test model. He did a great job with some silly faces in between. These are basically SOOC (straight […]


A Fall Song

A Fall Song by Ellen Robena Field   Golden and red trees Nod to the soft breeze, As it whispers, “Winter is near;” And the brown nuts fall At the wind’s loud call, For this is the Fall of the year. Good-by, sweet flowers! Through bright Summer hours You have filled our hearts with cheer […]

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Busy Little Bee

Lately I have been a busy little bee. I second shot a wedding with Melissa on Saturday. Next I had  a maternity shoot early Sunday morning. Then a newborn shoot Sunday afternoon. A break on Monday, where I just laid around and got caught up on some sleep. This evening I had another newborn shoot. […]



I took these photos of Dustyn this evening. I am trying out RAW files again. I have been an aspiring photographer and then professional photographer since 2009. If you can believe it I normally only shoot JPEG. RAW files are just soooo huge and take so long to process. Now that I have this fast, […]


Photo Pizzazz Club with Life-n-Reflection

It is getting to be that time when I am obsessed with anything and everything Fall. My recent fall photos were perfect for these templates. I love that these photo canvases templates and textures came with September’s Photo Pizzazz Club download. These are perfect for scrapbooks, project 365 layouts, or mini canvases. I plan to […]

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Loving Lately

Here are some of the things I have been loving lately. It is just the beginning of my favorite season and I am so excited. I can’t wait for more leaves to change colors and capture some amazing photos. Cotton Candy Cookies These were made from a Betty Crocker package. They are sooo delicious and […]


Horse Photography – Cisco {WW#109}

This past weekend I had my first little dip into horse photography. My cousin’s girlfriend, Carter, asked me to take photos of her and her horse Cisco. Recently Cisco was diagnosed with cancer. She has had him for 12 years, to say she is sad is an understatement. Carter wanted to make sure she got […]

Beach Photo Shoot

Beach Photo Shoot

A couple weeks ago I did this amazing beach photo shoot. I am in love with the photos. Here on the east coast it seems like the best time for beach sessions is in the morning. Beach Photo Shoot using Be Sassy Quick Pages The Be Sassy Quick Pages from Life-n-Reflection came out today. If […]


Best Photoshop Actions

I wanted to share the best photoshop actions, at least from my perspective. Below are the actions that  I use on 95% of my pictures. Some of them are free or cheap, but the florabella set is kind of pricey but comes with a lot of awesome actions. Here is a before and after of […]


Capture Silly Faces

I received a new solid colored backdrop and asked my favorite model to pose in front of it. Figured it was time to capture silly faces. I love doing this with Dustyn. I did it awhile back and captured some good ones. He has grown sooo much but he still makes some of the same […]