Monday, April 25, 2011


I hope you had a happy Easter.
We sure did.
We attempted to snap a family picture to document the day..
it was lunch time, nap time, and the boys wanted nothing to do with it.
But we did it.. sort of.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oh, April

I love this time of year.
 Image Copyright: Dancing Toad Photography. Prints of this image are available to purchase on our website, in our Adoption Fundraising section.

I really love it.
The weather is warming up (for the most part).
Flowers are starting to bloom.
It's the time where we start thinking of all the amazing things we can do over the summer.
We constantly get to smell that wonderful rain smell.
It's Easter time.
I love Easter.
Not just because of the adorable children in their cute Easter Sunday clothes,
or because of Easter bunnies, baskets and candy (but oh how I looove the candy),
but because it's a wonderful opportunity to stop and think about the real meaning of Easter.
To think of the immense love our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, have for us.
How lucky we are.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Utah Photography-Senior Photo Sneak Peek

I recently had the pleasure of shooting this adorable lady's senior pictures.
It was a beautiful day.
And she rocked the session.

Here's a sneak peek.. more pictures to come..

Friday, April 15, 2011


We are really getting the adoption ball rolling now.
We have decided to adopt through LDS Family Services for our next sweet little one.
They only allow you to adopt through them if you already have 2 kids or less so this will be the only time we go through that agency.
So, for those of you that have been sending us adoption info, keep it coming.  We are always up for learning about people's experiences, about all the different agencies and I love to read as much as I can about adoption in general.
We still want a big family, with a bunch of little ones running around.
By "big" I do not mean my mamacita's idea of a big family, just several more than we have now.  Maybe someday I'll do a post on my family... hmm.. something to think about..
So, we'll keep chugging along, taking one step at a time, doing what we feel is best for our little family.
And right now that is filling out paperwork like crazy so we can be an active/"waiting" family through LDS Family Services.
I will do the best I can to record the process here for those interested.

In the mean time..

I nearly swallowed my gum when I saw these cute little things.

I don't know anything about the company that sells these shoes other than the fact that they are located here and they have quite the variety of adorables like those shown here.

**Please note that there has been a date change for one of our mini session days. We had a time conflict so.. there will be one in MAY now!
See this post for Mini Session details.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mini sessions...

Mini session time is upon us!

I am so excited for our upcoming days of mini sessions!
Each session is 30 minutes and you will each receive a disc of 10 high resolution, edited images as well as a black and white copy of each of those images.

Hurry and book now!

Saturday, May 14:  
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 22:
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM

Session fee: $55
(pay via paypal at the bottom of this post, or by check, your payment will book your time slot)

Sessions can be family, newborn, senior, couple or individual sessions.

We will be shooting at an outdoor location.

Please contact me if you have any questions!
(via e-mail, phone, facebook, whatever works for you)


It's going to be a lot of fun!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Heaven help me.

This is going to be my day today (and every day for a while)..

Potty candy,

Sticker Charts,
and "big boy" underwear.
He was standing in time-out for doing something naughty, it was a great opportunity for the underwear shot.

Here I go..
into the unknown world of potty training.
Any advice?
I need all the help I can get.

On another note...
I am starting a new series of photography tips over on the Sugar Bee Craft Blog!

I will post once or twice a month and
the first post is today, so head on over there for some lighting tips!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Born this way

I really like this.
And not just because they are both adorable.

Came across this video on this inspiring blog.