Sunday, November 15, 2009

What would you do with a story board?

Note: The title of this post must be said to the tune of what would you do-oo-oo for a klondike bar :)

Ok, now that that is out of the way, what would you do with a storyboard? I offer these with all my sessions and there are some really cute and creative things you can do with them. Unfortunately I think a lot of people look at them and think "well that sure is pretty, but what am I going to do with it". Here are some ideas:

As a lover of all things girly, including ribbons, naturally my favorite thing to do with them is to have them mounted on foam board and hot glue a ribbon to the back of them and hang them on the wall. This is super cute because it can be custom tailored to suit your decor style. Lets say you want to do this with a story board of a little girl and her bedroom colors are pink and green, you can find a cute pink and green ribbon to glue to the back of your story board and viola! you've got custom artwork to hang in her bedroom. These also make great gifts for grandparents!

So maybe you aren't a ribbon person, no problem. Another one of my favorite things to do is keep it mounted on foam board and just display it using a plate stand. This can be hung on the wall, or displayed on a shelf somewhere. I think using the plate stand adds more dimension when decorating.

And lastly, they do make frames for size 10x20 so you could always go the traditional route and hang your storyboard in a frame.

*The photo above is an example of a recent storyboard I did for halloween which was then emailed out to my family. The storyboards you will see in your session have a neutral, black, or white background color unless you request otherwise.

Reese -29 Palms High School Senior

Yesterday I met Reese and her mom at the 29 Palms Inn for a senior session. They were both so much fun to work with, very easy going and nice people. Here are a couple of my faves from the session:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

My daughter and I had a blast the other day carving pumpkins, unfortunately in this dry desert air they were wrinkled up and ugly within about 3 days. Oh well, I guess that means we get to carve more pumpkins!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Just for fun

My daughter and I had a blast with this little project we did on eyes and different expressions.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Christy & Dustin

Miss Mackenzie

Mackenzie had her 5 month photos done and since fathers day is right around the corner we did a special "daddy" storyboard that will be sent to Mackenzie's dad in Iraq.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Website

I have a new and improved website!

Baby Taylor

Talk about a cute baby! Taylor is beautiful and I think she's wise beyond her years, or month I should say, because it seems she knew I was in need of a challenge which is why she refused to let mom or dad put her down for some photos. We did the entire sessions while her parents held her :) Oh, and I am officially obsessed with black and white, just to be clear to any of my future clients reading this, I do offer all my photos in color also.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I just went through all my old files and found these beauties, had to post.


Nos is a friend of my husband, a Marine, a fellow photographer, and a little bit of a local celebrity. He takes amazingly creative photos that have been featured on the local news and in a few galleries in Palm Springs. Here is a link to his flickr photostream

Monday, April 20, 2009

Michelle's Portrait Session

Michelle wanted to try her hand in the modeling industry and I helped her out by being the first photographer to work with her so she could build her portfolio. While I will admit, I am not a fashion photographer by any means, it does help the model to work with a portrait photographer first to get comfortable in front of the camera. Michelle actually became a really popular model out here and only a few months after photographing her I saw a professional photo of her in a local magazine! P.S. The top photo really reminds me of Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, maybe it's the colors.

Couples Session with Courtney and David

Liz and Matt and Story Board

I photographed Liz and Matt last fall and came across their photos again today realizing that these are too sweet not to post online. Also, the storyboard pictured above is offered for all sessions and is included in all CD purchases. It is a 10x20 and is a great way to display photos.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shaunna's Family

Shaunna is a fellow photographer and friend and we tend to trade services. Recently I photographed her incredibly cute family before her husband Jason deploys to Afghanistan with mine. Ps. I know the one with the kiddos chasing the bubbles is a little blury, but it was too cute not to post!

Miss Haley

I took my daughter out to 29 Palms Inn the other day for a photo session. She loves to pose and model, she just doesn't want to pose and model the way I want her to, frustrating but I think she's beautiful regardless of how she chooses to pose.

Andrew & Chrisitne

If you follow my blog, you'll notice that I love photographing couples. Andrew and Christine booked with me to have their engagement photos done before they moved to Hawaii (where Andrew is being stationed) after the wedding. I know, how lucky is that? They get to have their wedding and then go on a 3 year long honeymoon!

Amber's Family

I met Amber through LINKS and was thrilled to photograph her beautiful family before her husband deployed to Iraq. This family has so much love for each other and was so much fun to photograph. It was incredibly hard for me to decide which photos to post, they were all so great!