Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Reba & Bryan's HAUT slideshow!

Reba and Bryan's shoot was a while ago, but I wanted to add their slideshow. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ginger & Craig ~ e-session in San Antonio, TX

Ginger and Craig are getting married in Austin, TX and wanted to do their engagement images down by the Riverwalk here in San Antonio. I thought it was a great idea and really enjoyed shooting with them. They even brought along their very own personal assistants, Ginger's mom and dad. Below are some of my favorites and a link to the slideshow. I'm really looking forward to their wedding in November! Congratulations you two!!

click here for the slideshow

Monday, September 24, 2007 ~ down

My website is currently down. I am currently working with my hosting company to get it back up and running as soon as possible. It has also effected all of the images on my blog that are hosted on my website. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me via email at with any questions or inquiries. I apologize for this inconvenience! It will be fixed as SOON as possible!


Friday, September 21, 2007

the REAL reason for being blog absent...

I know I have been a HUGE blog slacker lately. I tried to play it off as if it was because I was traveling a lot... well I was. BUT the real reason I've been blog absent lately is...................

I'M PREGNANT!!! and REALLY tired. Here is the first picture of Baby DeYoung, aka "Sunshine", "Lil peanut", "Gummy Bear" (as the ultrasound tech referred to baby). I am almost 10 weeks along and due April 20th! We are very very excited!!! Today was the ultrasound and it was so fun seeing the wee little wonder hop around and watch it's heart beat. Look at it's cute little arms and legs! Amazing. Truly a miracle. The tech said that when mom laughs it often makes the baby move around a lot. I told her I'm concerned this baby is going to come out with shaken baby syndrome because I laugh so often. She assured me this would not happen. Did I mention? ...I'M PREGNANT!!!

Pay Phones... done the right way

For those of you who saw my previous post on pay phones...

"Total off the wall thought. For those of you who know me well, know I have these often... like did you ever think how funny it is that while in a car we are traveling at high speeds like 70mph, but yet we don't move? Here's todays: So I'm sitting in the Chicago Airport and I'm wondering why in a day of over-obsessed cell phone use there are 14 pay phones within 10 feet of me. Haven't these become pretty much obsolete? Surely this many are slight overkill."

I came across this in the LA airport on my way home :)

L.A. ~ been home for a week and finally blogging...

I had an amazing time in L.A.!! Not only did I learn a ton that will help propel my business that much further ahead, but I also got to catch up with my amazing friends Millie Holloman and Davina Fear. The three of us roomed together and had a great time! Davina's birthday took place while we were there, so Millie and I had the pleasure of being her birthday dates :) These two ladies are two of the fabulous four putting on the Love Affair Workshops, which I won't be missing!! Davina spoke at the conference and her talk really has helped me start to organize my life and my business. I'm really excited about everything I took away from L.A. I also got to spend time with my Florida friend TimCo and Stacy Cross from right here in Austin, TX. What a great trip!

Davina, Millie and I

Stacy Cross and I in the photo booth

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

On the Road Again... Here in L.A.!

I'm in Los Angeles for my first time in California! I'm here for the Pictage PartnerCon. Loving it! I will be checking my email as often as possible, but please be patient if I don't get back to you right away. I promise I will get back with you as soon as possible. I'll be back in the Lonestar state by the end of the week. Until then, LA here I am!! Now off to bed since it is after 1am my time...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Reba & Bryan ~ HAUT session @ the Lake!

Reba and Bryan have been married for almost a year. They wanted to do some fun pics since they never had engagement images done. Reba came prepared with several outfits. My kind of girl! We had fun at the beach in Frankfort, MI. I have good memories of that place as it was one of the frequent stops on our family sailing trips along Lake Michigan. Afterwards, Bryan and Reba treated me to their favorite - Toasted Coconut ice cream at Kilwin's... YUM! Check out this HAUT couple!!

I can't decide if I like this one better as black & white or sepia... what do you think? Leave a comment!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Tricia & Jim ~ Traverse City, MI 8.25.07

I knew Jim when he was a boy, so when he called to ask if I'd photograph his wedding I was honored! What a beautiful bride he chose in Tricia. Not only on the outside, but also on the inside. Jim and Tricia have such an obvious deep love for one another. It truly was my pleasure to capture their day. Congratulations you two! And thank you for including me in your wedding. God Bless!!

click here for the slideshow