Tuesday, September 28, 2010

She is my child!

Does any other mommas out there get down when someone says their child doesn't look like them or am I the only one?
I don't know why I feel this way but I do.
Anyway Ava looks just like me, and so many people say that they don't see it. 
Well I'm a little taller then her...and slightly older then her.  My voice is way different and I can totally take care of myself when I go potty.
So I guess when you look at it that way, we might not look alike.
But look at this....

Don't tell me you don't see it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

For Sale

I just upgraded my camera and my new camera came with a fantastic lens, however it's kinda obsolete cause my lens that I spent BUCKS for is better and covers a better range so I'll just keep the lens I love.
SO I'm SELLING this new lens.  FOR A GREAT PRICE!

*click above for the link to see more about this lens*
It retails for $499.95
And I'll sell it for $350.00

ANY TAKERS before I list this to the masses?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Today I learned....


I am so HAPPY that I pretty much have always been a nice person!

I'm sure I've offended people in my time and burned a few bridges that I didn't mean to burn however, I'm glad I've always had good relationships with people.
That is one reason why when I vent on this here bloggity blog I don't say 'names'.  One because they are little petty things and two, because they are little petty things they aren't worth losing relationships over.

I'm glad that in High School I was a nice girl to everyone.
Because people I wasn't "friends" with are now seeking me out as their photographer.
I'm glad as a dumb high school student I didn't burn bridges!



Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Oh I'm so bothered!
So there was this girl, I've never personally met her, but she booked a session with me.
Then she had to cancel.
THEN she re booked GREAT!
I checked with her last week to make sure we were still on for a shoot with her and her husband.
YES we are!
I emailed her earlier today to see if we could shoot a tad bit earlier, cause it's getting darker earlier.

She says she's a photographer herself and really likes my work and ideas and compositions, but then takes stabs saying "my husband says......" (insert criticizing remarks) blah blah blah!
The thing that she booked a SATURDAY!
I booked others after her who I could have booked for this Saturday.
I really should start charging a cancellation fee!


So I'm now glad she cancelled...wanna know why? BECAUSE I BOOKED TWO SHOOTS FOR SATURDAY!
One evening family shoot, and one afternoon newborn!
HA! I'll show her huh?! *wink*

Monday, September 20, 2010

Two Openings!

Hey Friends!
I had two cancellations for October....bummer right?! I know!
I should really start charging cancellation fees!
Anyway I am offering right now this to YOU!
If you want one of these days 
October 2nd (we can do this between conference and priesthood!)
or October 23rd
You will get ALL your digital images not just 20-30 PLUS I will give you a FREE 11x14!
(the sitting is $150.00)
So hurry and let me know if YOU want it!


P.S. I'm glad I don't live in Herriman right now! Bummer right?! SO SO SO SAD!

Update: October 2nd BOOKED!
October 23rd  BOOKED!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Advice please

Help me out here.

Sooooooooooo.....I love doing photography!  As a matter of fact, I think the reason I've been doing so well in my recovery with ED is because I've found something that I am so passionate about and somewhere to focus my energy.  When I first started I did a bunch of free stuff and I'm glad I did.  It gave me a portfolio, plus it gave me experience.  I've told Dave that I need to shoot once a week in order to grow.  So sometimes I take my girls out if I don't have a shoot scheduled, or I'll call one of my former YW to play around and practice new techniques.  I don't mind doing this at all....in fact it is fun, cause it's stress free.  

So this is where I need advice.
I start to feel guilty when friends need photos done.
I feel like because we're "friends" I should do them for free or give them a discount.  I don't want to feel this way.  I mean there a few 'bests' that I don't have a problem doing this for.  And there are some situations that I want to do them for people etc.  But for the most part I want to make money.
So is this just me, or does people feel this way?  I feel that friends expect a discount or a free pass.
  What do you think? 
What should I do?
Should I have a standard when it comes to friends, or do it case by case? 
If you were my friend what would you expect me to do for you?


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bring on the grapefruits!

I was reading this study about men and grapefruit and I just knew you all would find this awesomely interesting...and you'll want to start squeezing those citrus fruits on you right now!

So this study said these two things.
1. Men who smelled the scent of grapefruit on a women made her appear to him about
2. Men who smelled grapefruit on a women saw her as 
I'm going to go take a bath in grapefruit juice right now!!!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Remember!

I can remember so clearly where I was September 11th, 2001.
Dave and I had only been married a few months and he was working.
I was in our little apartment still sleeping.
{I had rolled over to his side of the bed}
The phone rang and it was Dave.
Dave said to me "turn on the news a plane hit the World Trade Center in New York."
So I leaned over where our dresser was because the T.V sat on it.
Flipped on the T.V and as I turned it on the second plane had hit the second building.
I kinda just watched and didn't understand what I was watching.  Partially because I was still groggy.  I didn't know if I was watching a replay or if it was another plane.  
I sat in front of the T.V all day watching everything.
I was scared to go anywhere.
I had never heard of Osama Bin Laden.
I gasped as the towers fell, and cried thinking about all those children who lost their parents.
In the days to come I remembered the quite skies.
and the flags in every yard and on every car.
I remember the feeling of unity felt.
I remember the sorrow as more and more were declared dead in the rubble.
I remember hearing of more and more collapses as the rubble settled on ground zero.
I remember the fear.

Today I am still feeling the same emotions I felt that day. As I've listened to replayed stories of children who lost their parents I am still sad for them. As I've listened to the story of the HERO'S who brought down the plane in Pennsylvania I admire their courage. I can't imagine the fear they must have felt, but how selfless they must have been.
Today I remember those who went in to rescue those who were trapped but became trapped themselves and eventually lost their lives.
Today and Forever I stand proud to be an American.
Today I promise to never forget to give my husband and my girls kisses when I leave the house.
I promise to say I love you more to those I love.


Friday, September 10, 2010

I love this man!

Oh Dave is such a goof nut, and I just love his strange quirks!

Dave is a sleep talker!
And it is hecka funny!

I'm telling you I wish you all could hear some of the things he says.

Last night he said 
"babe, babe...wait wait...I took it out to the curb, you can go out there and get it."
And then he mumbled some kind dialect of Chinese I'm pretty sure.

One time when we were first married he told me this in his sleep
"don't touch it, you'll break it!"

Then there was the
"Shamus, grab the ladder and put it over in the bathroom"

Most the time he just gibbers the official language of the moon.

But it is so funny, I might just have to start recording him while he sleeps to catch anything blog worthy.

So I'll leave you with the funniest one of all.

Right after we were married we were trying to figure out how we were going to pay all our bills and tithing.  Tithing is 10% of your annual income to our church...{tithing=blessings}
Well he must have been worried about it because this is what he said.

"{sigh} Tithing {sigh} MONEY MONEY MONEY!"


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Safari Party

My Nephew celebrated his 7th birthday this past week, so we went out to his party this past Saturday, and let me tell you what my SIL knows how to through a party!
She comes up with the cutest ideas!
And makes the most delicious treats!
In a recent conversation I learned that in her R.S good news minute one girl always says "I'm trying to be like Janet, I'm doing......(insert whatever here). Anyway my point being is I want to be likeA Janet too!  {sorry Janet if you're now blushing or fuming mad at me}.   I'm serious she is one of the neatest, craftiest, thriftiest, amazing-ist (yeah I know that's not a word...but it is now!) people I know!

Anyway back to a few pictures of the party.
Such fabulous ideas!!!!!!
She needs to be a party planner for real!
This was the Pinata! FOR REAL! HOW CUTE IS THAT?
Holy Moly this was the best frosting ever! I can't wait to try to make it myself!

My Sweet Sunshine

After two cancelled shoots in one day I was itching to take some pictures.  So I quickly dressed Elle in something girly, grabbed her chair from her room, and headed out back our families orchard.  

Enjoy a few of my favs!
Oh and you can see more here, and you all should follow Wish Photography on Facebook..
that would make you so cool!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


We bought a bunch of Big Boy tomato plants from a high school FFA and they messed up and instead of 40 Big Boy we got 40 cherry tomato.  So we told them about it after they gave us 20 more big boy.  Well guess what they really gave us 7 big boy and 13 cherry tomato plants.  Needless to say you can't do much with them cause they are so small that blanching them to peel them is a pain...so I might just make juice out them.  Any ideas?