Valentines Day Challenge

As promised, here are days 2-6. I’m having A LOT of fun with this challenge!


Day #2 – Box of Hearts


Day #3 – Pink Cocoa


Day #4 – .10Cent Valentines


Day # 5 – Frosted Hearts


Day #6 – Sweet Cupcakes



Remember I have a Mid Winter Sale going on right now in my Etsy shop were all of my prints are buy 2 at regular price and get a third of equal or less value for FREE!  I add new items all the time and if you have seen something on my blog or Facebook but dont see it in the shop, message me and I can make a listing just for you!

I have also recently signed up with Society 6. Here you can purchase framed art, iphone covers or covers for your laptop with my art work on it! Pretty cool eh?! Be sure to check it all out! I appreciate everyone continued support! XOXO

Manuella Pararas-HulbertFebruary 9, 2012 - 3:37 pm

I think I tell you this everytime but its true, you are a the QUEEN of macro. Just LOVE love love your shots.

MaggieFebruary 10, 2012 - 9:28 am

These are great! I really want some hot chocolate now.

Winter Sale in the Etsy Shop

Happy February! Can you believe we are already one month into 2012! I thought I would have a mid winder sale in my Etsy shop. For the whole month of February buy any 2 prints at regular price and get 1 of equal or less value for FREE! Put the 2 prints in your cart, then upon check out specify which image and size of the print you would like for FREE! That’s it! Enjoy! If you have any questions just email me and I will be happy to help you out!


Here is the link to the store:


On another note, myself and another amazing photographer friend, Evie of Evie Curly Photography  who lives in Greensboro North Carolina and Renee who’s blog is called Nana’s Emtpy Nest have decided to have a Valentines Macro Challenge. Sort of like what I did for the 25 days of Christmas, this is 14 days of Valentines. I will do the same, post of facebook everyday and then make 2 or 3 posts on the blog (hopefully);) !! If you don’t follow me on facebook, why not? Ha Ha, well you should, I post a lot of recent pics and you can stalk me because I am super interesting, lol! I wish! Anywho, here is my Facebook link, in case it’s not plastered on my blog enough!


Here is day 1 of the challenge: Love notes



Happy Love month!








Renee@Nana'sEmptyNestFebruary 1, 2012 - 3:20 pm

What a fun idea! Do you mind if I play along?
And, you know, your macros rock!!

A new year — A fresh Start

The thing I love most about a new year is there are always so many new opportunities. A time to start over, a time to start something new, a time to try and make things better. I love the new year. With this new year I have made myself a new blog. Well technically I didn’t make it, but I made it my own! And I am IN LOVE with it! There are many new things on here and things that I can change all by myself! Which makes me very happy! If you get a chance, sit back look around and enjoy! I have realized through all this new blog business just how  terrible I was about  blogging last yr. There’s  a ton of personal images and a lot of client sessions that I just didn’t have time or should I say make the time to post them! It’s hard to find the right balance. Hopefully I can post some of those shortly because I had some AWESOME session with some beautiful people in 2011. And I know 2012 is going to be even greater! Every year I vow to make it better then the last as I am always learning and growing myself, not only with photography but with life. I am so excited for the 2012 yr and can’t wait to capture more amazing memories for old clients and new! Thank you to everyone in 2011 for letting me capture your beautiful moments. It really is an honor and I can’t thank you enough!!!


And because every post needs a picture or two or three, lol, here is one of, if not my FAVORITE personal images from this past Summer! We took our big boat out to Grand Haven to do some fishing and then docked the boat for some beach fun! I absolutely LOVE LOVE these images of my family! My whole entire world is in here! Oh how I love them all!


evieJanuary 16, 2012 - 10:04 pm

Beeeeutiful!!!! I love everything about your new blog. It’s so YOU!! And these images are great. You have such a gorgeous family!!

summerJanuary 16, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Thank you so much :)

MaryJanuary 24, 2012 - 8:43 pm

There is so much inspiration in everything that you do! I’m so inspired by you!

25 Days of Christmas – Days 13-25

What can I say except these are SO LATE, lol! I swore I had done 3 posts on the 25 days of Christmas, but apparently not, opps! This is why it’s a good idea to be a fan on my Facebook pg:  just sayin;)


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and even though the holidays are over, I hope you enjoy the final part of my 25 Days of Christmas.



Reindeer food: SUPER easy & SUPER delish! A new favorite! – Day #13


Winter Berries – Day #14


Dreaming of Winter – Day #15


My Bedroom View –  Day #16 – I was very sick w/ strep throat for about 4 days, at least I had this to look at!


Same Tree – Night Time Version – Day #17


Christmas Cards – Day #18


Cookie Houses – Day #19


Gifts of Hot Coca (pinterest inspired) – Day #20


Homemade Ornaments – Day #21


Star – Day #22


Gingerbread Men – Day #23


Ready to Wrap – #Day 24


Homemade Garland – Day #25



I did a lot of crafts this year that I found on Pinterest. The Ornaments, trees, garland and more were all inspired from Pinterest! It’s really an amazing site full of ideas, endless possibilities and inspiration! You can follow me here:


I have also updated my etsy store. Added a few new prints and switched some things around. Remember you can order an image that you like in the size that you like. If you don’t see it listed just message me and I will add it to the store! There are still a few 2012 calendars available, not to late to order those! They have been a HUGE hit this year! To see all of the prints I have for sale please check out this link:×14-fine-art-print


evieJanuary 7, 2012 - 11:13 pm

You are making me wish it was Christmas all over again!!! These are absolutely gorgeous pics. It is so warm here. :( I would love to look out my window and see a snow-kissed tree like that!

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