Behind the Author

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Our Perfect Sunday

Nothing beats spending the morning at the park, then enjoying a picnic style church service, followed by more park play with friends. All before a big thunderstorm passed through. It ended up being a beautiful relaxing Sunday. Much needed! :)



My gorgeous friend, who is half way through her pregnancy with TWINS! Aww, so exciting!

The world is so fresh and beautiful after a good rain. Doesn't it?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hello Summer...
















As much as I love photographing emotion and people, it's nice once in a while to step back and get in touch with nature!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AD Education


A few months ago, I signed on up for an AMAZING learning experience, After Dark, and it's HERE! Four days of intense learning, creativity and FUN! While my body is slowly adjusting to no sleep, my mind has become a sponge absorbing all this information!

I've been learning studio lighting, posing, on location lighting, pricing standards, and more! And I have taken part in some of the most amazing photo shoots! It's amazing how much you learn with a group of peers with the motivation to help each other grow. I can't wait to come back home and implement all these things I have learned!


Here are some snap shots of things I've worked on so far: 





All firsts for me! It's been so much fun expanding my knowledge and learning who I really am as an artist and photographer.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Website is Up and Running!

I am so excited to announce that my photography business,  That's Life Photography now has a  website!! And it's now up and running! It's a work in progress, but it'll get there in time. Please take a moment and go check it out! :)



Monday, April 15, 2013

Praying for Boston


My heart is heavy tonight... Those poor families and friends. This quote hit me tonight. In a world that is so cruel and appears heartless, there is still good. And there are still good people. 


Monday, April 1, 2013

Oh Happy Day! Easter Sunday

After a crazy busy weekend, Sunday came like a breathe of fresh air. Relaxation, uplifting church service, family time, and some gorgeous weather! It was the perfect day!


















Sunday, March 24, 2013

Welcome to Spring, Here is your snow!

Only in the Mid-west (St. Louis area) will you have shorts weather the day before and thunder snow the next morning! Ah, but the boys are glued to the front door, memorized by the snow fall.





12 inches and counting!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Giovanni!

Yesterday,  our little Giovanni turned 2 years old!! 

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BOY! 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Feb. & March Catch Up - Pictures & Life Update

I'm back, well I'm briefly here. ;) Feb and March have both been crazy busy.

Mid February, Tony & I got sick with the flu. BOO! It was horrible.. Luckily, the boys NEVER got sick! And oh, I'm talking influenza, NOT the stomach flu! We were done for 10 days, then I got an ear infection, lost my hearing, then got a sinus infection! It was a horrible 3+ weeks of being sick! But we are finally all on the mend and doing great!


Here's our Feb. recap, basically before we got sick and didn't leave the house for weeks..ha!

Fun with friend's at the local Children's Museum..








Building a snowman..then watching it melt the next day..hehe



And random favorites :)


Hmm..there seems to be two little boys sleeping in our bed! ;)

Business wise.... I'm still getting used to juggling home life with this new photography business, however I'm really loving it! I just did my first huge mini session day and it was a huge success! 7 sessions and they all turned out great. It's such an amazing feeling to wake up and do something you truly love. :)

Now BIG news! GIOVANNI will be TWO Saturday!! Seriously?!? How did that happen so fast!! Oh my! We are having a big party at our house with family and close friends. It is going to be so much fun, can't wait to celebrate this little guys big day!


That's about it folks! My life has consisted of hospital trips, photo shoots and birthday planning! Ah, the life of a mom! :)