playing dress up with her

This first image, the lights behind her, are from my disco ball. The sun hit the ball at the end of the shoot. The photos with the disco ball ended up being of my favorites. Some images below, are fake disco ball I edited in for the fun of it. I had a shoot with this…

just playin’

You know, if one of my parents could photographed me like this, at this age, i’d think it was kinda cool. My kids? They’ve had a camera in their faces their whole life. The final photos impress them NOT at all! Have camera, must shoot. This is my soon to be senior in high school…

the unthinkable happened today!

I go my 14 year old son to sit for one minute, thirty seconds for photos!!? It was a battle. I won! He did get cocky (see his funny expressions) & i had to push him back down to the stool when he tried to escape (he is 7″ taller than i am). I sent…

cat won’t let me art

i have a commission to do, a beautiful little girl. Medium requested is pastel. As soon as i put the photograph on the table. Judah sits on it. Above is the photograph i took of her. Judah did leave me in peace once he realized how dusty pastels are. He knew i was finished &…

“hold me closer, tiny dancer…”

via “hold me closer, tiny dancer…” This is my daughter. She used to let me play dress up with me. Alas she is 16 & far too busy to let me take more. soon though…she give in.

her first music festival

This is day two. She walked into the art studio this morning, asking for my glitter. When i saw her, i thought, wow…before i say a word “mom, you should have seen how cool everyone looked yesterday.” and began to describe all that she had seen, or at least the best of it. i don’t…

a cure for blah hair color w/o dye

my mom, me & my daughter were (cursed)blessed with dark blond hair…or as my mom calls it, ‘dirty dishwater hair color’ more commonly known as ash blond. it has a blue shade to it.  i tend to color outside the lines…i bought my daughter ‘John Frieda shampoo & conditioner & colour gloss for Brilliant Redheads’…it…

you, through my eyes

i added make up digitally so that she could see herself in about 3 years. This beautiful, inside & out, girl is one of my art students. She is a very talented artist. While we were painting a still life via watercolor, i asked if i could photograph her. Because when you are a 12…

and she smiles

seeing my daughter this happy is soooooooo good. ~amy