Monday, December 15, 2008

On the road again...

This beautiful family came in for some portraits before they move on from Irwin...I'm so glad I got to get these pics of their adorable little guy, and that the wind cooperated and stayed away for the outdoor part of the session! Very fun session going out to the satellites and getting some Tiefort shots in addition to the studio time. Safe travels (when this !!??snow??!! lets up) and glad we got to meet!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Beautiful Evening

Such a great evening shoot - little wind...some clouds in the sky...loved the green color scheme for the family with the settings out here. It was great to meet you all!

Frohe Weinachten

Had a fun morning for this photo shoot! We be-bopped around post and got a ton of great shots of this lovely young lady. It was hard for me to pick only a few to post! Frohe Weinachten....enjoy Germany-you're going to love it there!

Some wind to go with those smiles

Lots of beautiful smiles & a beautiful blue sky...and even more wind to go with it! We did a little tour of Irwin, getting shots at several locations to celebrate the whole family being together for Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Reverse order

So better late than never on getting this post up - a little reverse order on these as I like to post the blogs to give families a "sneak peak" before they see the online gallery, but it's crunch time for getting holiday orders in so I wanted to make sure they had their galleries first.
Three great sessions last weekend with three great families....three more this weekend. I've also been working on some customized cards and collages, so I'll be posting those soon and adding that info to the website.
Group art lessons are in full swing and I've really enjoyed working with those great young artists in the classes. Hard to believe the first block of home school lessons are almost done, but I certainly look forward to more to come with them! My private lessons are doing a great job on their projects as well! Busy, busy....needless to say I'm not out braving the malls today!!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Had a fun evening photo shoot today...but Shhhhhhh!!! If you know this sexy lady, don't say a word to her hubby! Today's shoot was to get some fun & flirty pics as a surprise for her man :-) We got some great shots at several locations on post, as well as in the studio. It was great to find some more spots here to use in upcoming shoots,too.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Some other goodies...

As many of you know, I also give private art lessons & love to do paintings & other "artsy" things. This week I did a wedding gift for a client - she bought a large platter and I used glass paint to create the design based off the couple's "save the date." A few weeks ago I did this alphabet themed table & chairs for another client. Her kiddos were so cute when I dropped it off - they starting singing and counting as they pointed to the letters & numbers. (Sorry 'bout the photo-it was one of those "oh shoot! I forgot to get a picture!" moments as I was loading it into the car)
I am incredibly thankful to be as busy as I have been!! In addition to the private art lessons I've already been enjoying, this week I start group art lessons with some home-school families. We'll be creating some Matisse-inspired self portraits for this first session & I can't wait to get started. In a couple weeks I'll be setting up at an FRG event to take family portraits at their holiday party...and of course I've got all the portrait sessions. When we moved here I really thought I was going to be bored out of my mind...I'm so glad to have been proved wrong on that!
I gotta thank my awesome hubby,Mike, for being as great as he's been about me starting my own business...and definetly gotta thank photographers Ali & Scott back in Kansas for all they've taught me. (check out their websites-links are on my "about the artist" page on my site) As with anything else in life, it's an endless amount of learning & growing I've got to look forward to, but I've learned so much from them and I hope I'm making them proud :-) If you find yourself in the Fort Riley area, definetly look them up!!
Thank you again to everyone that I've worked with so far-I've been having so much fun, and I really appreciate how many of you have told your friends about me.
Smiles! Missie

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Growing family

I am so excited about these ... congratulations to this beautiful couple and the soon-to-be big sister!!

Pure love

So many sweet moments ...
We did a photojournalistic studio session, and even got the four legged family members in on the portraits, too. Very cute!
Look for some changes coming to my website ... my portfolio is really growing, and I'll be changing my online portfolio to showcase my favorites!

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Favorite Prop

LOVED getting to use a helicopter for my "prop" for some family portraits! Thanks so much, you guys! This family was a lot of fun...and great sports for waking up early on a Saturday. Fun family, fun props, fun shoot!
Busy weekend for me...more posts to come from my other sessions...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Holly Bird Jewelry

Local artist Holly makes gorgeous jewelry...check us both out at the Women's Conference next week! I've been working with her to get images of her designs for her website. Hmmm....hubby, are you reading this? Christmas is coming...hint, hint. hehehe