Big Announcement!

So it is now official. I am no longer a “be all things to all people, shoot anyone photographer”! I have discovered in my photography, over the past two years, that I am passionate about photographing some things in particular. Pregnant women, births, and little ones just light up my desire to photograph and create. I have grown a lot in these areas and have decided that in order to really perfect my skills in this niche the best thing to do is to shoot these clients exclusively.

In the past I have taken any photography jobs I could get to help pay the bills,  get all the experience that I possibly could and to see what niche I loved the most. Now I have found it. And now that I am staying busy shooting with these clients I am officially making the switch in my business (which by the way is officially part of Taco Lamp, LLC with Brian’s videography and design business).

I have loved the brides I have worked with and I have one more wedding this month, but after that my weddings will be mainly events where I am hired to second shoot for another photographer or imagine this: ones where I am just a guest!

This is not to say that I will not ever shoot a bride or senior again, but it is to say that I will be very selective and will be doing a lot of referring to other photographers who are great wedding and senior photographers and have passions for those specific clients.

And this brings me to my website. My dear husband Brian hand coded my website, mainly because I am picky and hate Flash sites that take forever and a day to load and force me to open them in a new window and blare annoying copyrighted music at me (sorry was that too much?).  Anyways, my site is all up now, complete with pricing, info and new galleries that feature only maternity, births, newborns, the first year and children and families. Weddings, brides, engagements and seniors are all gone now.

Thanks honey for your hard work!

Say hello to the new me!


Late night blogging

Somehow in my sleepiness I missed posting my favorite image from Jill’s shoot. Here it is to go with the others:


Jill Maternity

Jill was reluctant to get maternity pictures taken, but once she made up her mind she was full of ideas for them! Jill is an artist too and we had a good time talking Photoshop over the courase of our shoot. Thanks for the fun afternoon Jill, I can’t wait for your birth!












Beautiful Backyard Wedding

Last weekend I shot and edited the sweetest little backyard wedding. I LOVED it! A no stress bride, beautiful yard, outdoors and at the PERFECT time of day.







A Free Saturday!

This morning we loaded up the kids to head out to MedCamps to meet up with our church family for a workday to get the grounds in order so that children with disabilities can have fun summer camp expereinces. Afterwards we all ate together and then we headed home to put Josiah down for a nap while Autumn did some posing for me. Tonight we will be celebrating my little brother Josh’s 15th birthday with my family and eating together. What a great Saturday!






My honey can rake some leaves, it is one of his gifts :).


Yes this is my lovely friend Claire (also my former college roommate) wheeling my kids (and Autumn is sleeping) around while I take pictures of the work. She’s an awesome auntie.



I love these girls, they are the most wonderful high school girls on the face of the planet and they make me wish I was in high school with them so I could hang out with them! And the third one in is Josiah’s favorite Wednesday morning babysitter!