hi i'm cheryl.... welcome to my blog! just a few of my favorite moments from each session. i had no idea you could have SO much fun turning a passion into a business. thank you to all those i've had the chance to meet and photograph over the last few years! it has been a blast!

ATTENTION class of 2013: it's time to start thinking about senior portraits! can you believe it? i have an almost senior and am so excited to start thinking about locations and capturing this amazing time in life! summer can be the best time to get that senior portrait thing done so take a peek at some of my seniors here on the blog and CALL or EMAIL ME!

Friday, September 30, 2011

adi turns one..... :o)

definitely a cute warning for this post!

this was a mini-session with little miss adi who recently turned one!  so we had a ladybug cake party in my little front room studio.  she was pretty calm, cool & collected about the whole thing.  not extremely smiley...  just very focused on the adorable ladybug cake you'll find towards the bottom of these portraits.  amy you outdid yourself!  SUCH a cute idea!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

the lyons family

i had the chance to do portraits for the lyons a couple of years ago...  senior portraits too - so they may look familiar :)  great weather & beautiful colors at eagle island!  i will say the mosquitos are horrendous there right now.  it was really hard to just smile and pose while herds of mosquitos were swarming about.  didn't seem to matter too much that we all bathed in bug spray.  dang mosquitos.  i told them they wouldn't see 'em in the portraits, but i have to admit that i had to photoshop SEVERAL of them out of the pictures?!?  (on arms, faces, flying by)

don't they look just fabulous though?  all that blonde hair and every one has blue eyes....  fun shoot!  thanks lyons :)  so great to see you!

Monday, September 26, 2011

abby turns five!

i have been sooooooooooooo busy taking portraits but i wanted to take a few minutes to share a few birthday pics -

we've been celebrating abby's 5th birthday this past week.....  she invited a few of her very best buddies over to help her celebrate.  they all received a little pampering :)  she enjoyed lunch at mcdonalds and dinner with her family that night at fuddruckers!  (don't you just love their sliders?)

anyway- here'a the top five things abby is in love with at this her fifth birthday anniversary:

1.  bubble gum - she can almost always be seen (not in preschool or church) with a big piece of bubble gum in her mouth.  she has become an expert bubble blower.  she's very careful not to get it on her face, in her hair, or on the carpet
2.  the hot tub - she and nate LOVE LOVE to sit in our hot tub!
3.  riding her bike WITHOUT training wheels (she taught herself)
4.  the movie "Annie" (the old version, classic!)  she sings the songs all day long
5.  she has an interest in barbies now - better late than never :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

megan...... class of 2012

have i mentioned how much i love doing senior portraits??  megan is awesome - she's bright and has this relaxed, easy-going personality.  she was great to work with...  and she has these golden brown EYES.  beautiful eyes!  we found a couple of new places to try too - i think they turned out great!  thanks megan :)  and best wishes for an awesome senior year!

Friday, September 23, 2011

the westover family

i forgot how beautiful katherine albertson park is... and the fall colors haven't come out yet! we sure have had some warm weather :) i love it! this family is dear to my heart. another one of those arizona transplants - so happy they live here close to us. i look forward to doing their family portraits every year! their littlest one was sooooooo perfect this time too. she's little miss personality!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

learning partners preschool

ATTENTION: CUTE WARNING! these cute kiddos belong to the learning partners preschool.
PARENTS: orders and payment due MONDAY, September 26th to Learning Partners