Saturday, December 5, 2009

Trying to Win

Blogging about this generous contest offered by The Vintage Pearl.
If I win, I have a certain special someone that I'll give this gift certificate to.

Click the picture to jump over to the VP blog and the contest.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Reminder: Live with Passion

I saw this sign in my friend's garden when I was visiting a couple of weeks ago.
Words to live by.....

Wishing you a peaceful, passionate day,

Saturday, October 24, 2009

An afternoon at the beach

I have already posted one of my favorite picture from this session, but tonight as I finished the images, I found that the last six images may have been the sweetest of all. We'd found some beach flowers and sat on the little bench at the entrance of the beach.

These girlies were a lot of fun and tolerated a very windy time at the beach.
Thank you, J&J.....I'll see you soon!

Wishing you a peaceful day,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Got to love a contest!!

Jodi at MCP Actions has been having some great contests lately!! Hope I win a one of the prizes offered by her and her compadres.

Are you confident?? Do you lack confidence?? Come share your thoughts on confidence at MCP Actions Blog @ and have a chance to win $380 in WordSmith What to Wear, How to Sell, What to Write and How to Price Guides.

I cannot end without a picture. Check out this precious little girl and with her daddy. More to come from this session....

Friday, October 16, 2009

A few of my favorite things

For those you you who know me well, I suspect that you can guess some of my favorite things.
Let's start with coffee-good, strong coffee (usually hot); an organized calendar; in general...old, of kids and pets and nature; and, last but not least, good mail in my mailbox. That being said, it's time to start thinking about holiday cards.
I have several new lines of photo cards, all of which are customizable in terms of color, text and the photo(s). Please note that the photos used in these cards must have been taken by me.
I chose this card as an example as this is one of my favorite pictures of A. and I love the unpredictability of the colors. This cards was designed by Simply Couture Designs (

I'll be updating my website in the coming days with more of the cards available.

Wishing you a peaceful day,

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm a contest maniac lately!

Once again-the madness needs to stop-I'm trying to win something fabulous for myself. By promoting one of my favorite blogs, I get an additional chance to win one of these fabulous necklaces.

Check out these pretty pieces. Once again, the holidays are rapidly approaching and we can all use a little help with gift ideas =)

I'd love to end with one of my own pictures, but my new computer doesn't have any pictures on it. What a sad state of affairs. Soon, I promise soon.

Wishing you a peaceful day,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Packaging

Well, once again, I'm shamelessly trying to win a contest offered by In this case, my clients could really be the winners. There's new Boutique Packaging being offered by a printer. It's really a nice presentation and it could be a real time saver with the holidays rapidly approaching (and you know how much there is to do and how little time there seems to be!!)

Whether I win the new packaging or not, check back.....I'm going to try the new packaing and I'll let you know all about it.

Wishing you a peaceful day.

I'll leave you with an image of one of my babies........where did the time go?

Friday, October 2, 2009


October is designated as
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

I thought I'd take a moment from my busy life to share some of the organizations who help families who experience the loss of a child. You may be fortunate enough not to have personally experienced a loss or even know someone who has, but please be aware that these groups exist.

M.I.S. & P.A.L.S. Groups at Women & Infants' Hospital
Miscarriage, Infant Death & Stillbirth Group, Inc. (M.I.S. Group) is a non-profit organization for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, infant death or stillbirth. Begun in 1986, it is a refuge for the bereaved to obtain support and information from facilitators who have themselves gone through the grieving and healing process.
Pregnancy After Loss Support (P.A.L.S.)

Affiliated with the M.I.S. Group, Pregnancy After Loss Support (P.A.L.S.) is a self-help organization for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death, and who are now in or considering a subsequent pregnancy.
Offering friendship, support, and understanding, P.A.L.S. is a safe haven to obtain support and information whether you’ve had a loss and are pregnant again, are trying to conceive, or are simply exploring the idea of becoming pregnant again.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Pregnancy and birth are miraculous journeys. This amazing time of life is full of mystery, anticipation, joy, hope, and wonder. Feeling the powerful energy of birth and new life, watching as a new family is born unto each other. These things humble and amaze. These are the things that we celebrate when a baby is born.

But there is another aspect of pregnancy and birth. There is an unexpected place in this journey where some families may find themselves. When a baby dies, a world is turned upside down. There is confusion, sadness, fear, and uncertainty that cannot be explained. There is sorrow where there should have been joy. During this time, it might be impossible for families to know what they might need in order to heal in the future.

This is the place where the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.

I will post specific details of each event as the dates draw near.

The Compassionate Friends has a worldwide candle lighting in December.
For more details, check out

Night of Remembrance
An annual Night of Remembrance service sponsored by the M.I.S. Group and P.A.L.S. in conjunction with Women & Infants’ Hospital is held the Friday before Thanksgiving at 7 p.m. in the Women & Infants’ Hospital Auditoriums. Parents, relatives, friends, and caregivers are all welcome. Respectfully, please no children.

Thinking of all my friends and acquaintances who are bereaved parents.
Wishing you peaceful moments today.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MCP actions

Soooooo, I always think I have so much to say, but when it comes to actually blogging it, I'm quiet. WHY?? Stage fright, I suppose.

Well, today, I'm blogging shamelessly to increase my chances win a new set of awesome actions: "Bag of Tricks" being released soon by Click here to see the contest for yourself. You'll understand completely why I'd love to win this new set of actions once you see their power.

I'll leave you with an image I took recently. I just love it!!! It was a tender moment for mother and daughter. Don't you love the feeling of the "Chocolate B&W" conversion??? It's an MCP Actions action. Thanks Jodi!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

a fresh start

I decided at the beginnning of 2009 that I would stop talking about starting a blog and JUST DO IT. In February I took the leap, I spent hours determining my theme, toiling over what to write, uploading pictures. I was pleased to show the photos I had taken at a maternity session of an amazing couple; I blogged the pictures from their newborn session.

To my dismay, I got 20-60 spam comments a day! These messages bogged down my email, my iphone, my mind. Discouraged, I stopped blogging.

It's time I started again.

I'll start with a few pictures from the beach since we haven't been able to get to the beach too often lately due to this crazy New England weather.

Wishing you a peaceful day.