Wednesday, January 28, 2009


A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of photographing one of Andrew's friends from work, and while I wasn't sure Jumana wanted to go outside, the results were amazing. Freshly fallen snow, and her beautiful eyes and skintone, I just knew she would love the end results! With the snow falling again today, and most of the kids being out of school, now would be a perfect time to come on out to the country and capture some incredible snow shots! It doesn't have to just be for seniors....make it a welcome Valentine's Day Surprise for your honey!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Happy 1st birthday Payton!! For the past year, I have been photographing sweet pea, "Payton Reese" and she was born on the biggest party day of the year, December 31, 2007!! Her parents are Steve's cousin's son and daughter in law, and there is no question that this sweet baby girl came from her gorgeous parents because she looks just like Dane when he was little, and you can see so much of Mommy in her too.
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 changed so much in her first year of life!

Sunday, January 4, 2009



Happy 2009 to all of you!! It has been crazy busy around the Siders house, and I am sorry I haven't been too faithful with my blog. Of course being a photographer means being there for family pictures for the Christmas season, and this year was no different! I enjoy our families getting together for the holidays, and I kinda feel like Santa myself, when I am photographing families just 4 days before Christmas!! When my friend Lisa called to find out if I would be willing to photograph her kids and stepdaughter for a special surprise for her husband, I just couldn't resist. Check out these adorable kids!!!
Happy 4th Birthday to my GREAT nephew~Lorne Michael Anderson, who actually turned 4 on December 19th!! Uncle Steve and Aunt Lisa bought him some spiderman pajamas, complete with webs, so now he can shoot like Spiderman,.....even while he sleeps!!!

Our boys were totally into "Spiderman" when they were young as well, and its so much fun to "relive" Spiderman with Lornie! 
We were also blessed when Lorne and big brother Darrin (11) came over to our house to spend the night. The boys all had a ball being together, and we enjoyed a game of Scattergories with my nephew and his wife. (Mike & Brandy). Andrew received a waffle maker for Christmas, because he's been saying for at least a year now that we needed one. So....Santa brought Andrew his very own!! I tested out on everyone and my nephew Darrin says they are better than his Mom's!    Yikes.....sorry Brandy~he's got to have ONE favorite thing about his Aunt Lisa!! Check out Lornie enjoying the waffles!!