Saturday, November 25, 2006

12 Days of Christmas Celebration Special!!

Ok, folks. It's almost here. Only 30 more shopping days left till Christmas!!! So, have I got a deal for you! At dc portraits & imaging, we're celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with a SALE!!

special thanks to and for the products used to create this ad!

Beginning on December 1st through the 12th, we are offering you some great specials to help you with your Christmas shopping! Avoid the malls, long lines, and crazed shoppers, do your shopping from the comfort of your own home!!! Portraits make the most wonderful Christmas gifts, and they are so personal!

Here are the deals:

16 wallets for $12 (SAVE $8)
Limit of 80 wallets please
up to 5 poses!

2 5x7 desk portraits for $12 (SAVE $8)
Limit of 10 5x7s please
up to 5 poses!

1 10x13 wall portrait for only $23!! (SAVE 1/2 OFF!)
Limit 3 10x13s please
one pose!

Order by December 12th, and have your portraits in time for Christmas gift exchanges!!

Don't miss out on these great specials, only available for 12 days, from December 1st through December 12th!!

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, November 19, 2006

More Scrappin'

I love digital scrap booking. Can you tell? It's like the perfect companion to my photography. And . . . it's so fun, and relaxing. It's my new hobby. Since photography is now my "work," my fun is scrapping. I love that I can integrate two of my favorite things to share with you.

Here are two new pages I did using a kit from my friend, Claudia Cochran, of Claudia is a great designer, and I appreciate her great style! The photo is of a the little guy I posted of recently. He's such a DOLL!! I could look at him all day! I also used a chipwood action from on the letter A in the block. Thanks to Claudia and Atomic Cupcake for their great products.

This second page is from Whitney's second senior portrait shoot. This was the studio shoot, and we got some great stuff! This layout is a digital template that I got FREE from Christine Smith, a designer for You can visit Christine's blog to pick up this layout free at: Tell her I sent ya!

Enjoy, and thanks for looking!


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I Believe In Angels

This is a new digi scrap mega kit I got at It is a compilation of several of their designers, including my friend Claudia! I couldn't wait to get this out and start scrapping with it!

When I saw the colors they used, I immediately thought of these pictures I took a couple of years ago of Camryn and her little friend, Morgan. Aren't they just the cutest little angels ever??

Thanks for and for their super cool products!

I believe in angels, do you?


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Little Man

I had so much fun yesterday! I got to make portraits of the cutest little man!! Take a sneek peek at his session!

Cheesing it up for Elmo!!

Running from the camera . . .

I think he was trying to get rid of me! Bye bye nice lady.


Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Cubbage's and Fall Festival

Ok, I needed a break from proofing . . . and ran straight for my digi scrap cd's! I think I have a problem!!! Are there support groups for this?
This is a layout I created using Christine Smith's "Fall Festival," kit. You can purchase Christine's kits exclusively at (I will post the actual link later, for some reason the site is down and I can't get the link.)

I have used portraits I made of my brother-in-law and his sweet family last year. Aren't those kiddos just the cutest?

Thanks for looking! Back to my proofs!


Friday, November 10, 2006

Senior Proofs Galore!!

Well, it's that time of year, and I'm up to my eyeballs in senior portrait proofs!! But I LOVE every minute of it. This has been my most successful year to date with senior portraits, and I'm so happy that it's mostly been word of mouth from the seniors themselves that has gotten my name out there!
In fact, in our high school here in town, I hear that there are several classes who are logging into my BetterPhoto gallery every morning to check out who the post of the day is! Unfortunately, they can't access this blog at school, but I'm getting ready to launch my dedicated website soon, so they can find all my goodies in one place!!

This is the brilliant and beautiful Summer. Probably the sweetest person I've ever met. This one's got it all, beauty and brains.
This is the gorgeous, and talented Whitney. We shot these out in an open field. She danced around and played in the wind, and it made me feel like I was shooting a cover for a magazine or something. I think her modeling experience paid off!!

Ah, Amy. We had a BLAST! Ok, climbing the tree was my idea, but she actually did it! I held my hands out and hoisted her up and she climbed right up in this huge tree!!! I was in awe! She's much braver than I am!

Here she is again, with beautiful leaves she brought from her own yard!!! The leaves at the park we were at were really dry and brown, and she whips out this bag of beautiful leaves, and voila! Perfection!!

Now, this was all her idea! She wanted shots in the water. It's November. But like I said, she's brave. Brave and beautiful! I told her that her daddy was going to hate these pictures!

You can't tell she's freezing, can you? And if you must know, I was right there in the water with her. I wasn't laying in it though. I think it was worth it, I think these turned out just great. And the setting sun actualy made it look warmer than it was!

And a couple more of the lovely Summer.

Doesn't she look so sweet??? She's just as sweet as she looks! I really enjoyed our day together. We talked and talked about just anything that we could think of.
Well, I need to get back to my proofing! These girls are waiting on their pictures! I just couldn't resist sharing a few of my favorites with you.
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Catching Snowflakes!

I wanted to share my latest digital scrap creation! This is my lovely daughter last winter, during the only snowfall we got all year. She was trying to catch snowflakes on her tongue . . . but it wasn't snowing! It was her first experience with snow, so she didn't realize it had to be actually snowing in order to catch them on your tongue! Isn't that just the sweetest?? You gotta love 4 year olds!

This kit is available at, it is called Frosty The Snowman, and it was created by my friend, Claudia C. The fonts I used are Franciscan, which I used Atomic Cupcake's chipwood action on. A special thanks to Atomic Cupcake and Claudia C for their wonderful products! I also used LoveLetters font which I got from

I hope you enjoy my little trip down memory lane today! Got to get back to proofing!!


Monday, November 06, 2006

Oh Those Eyes!

Still busy proofing away, and I have another senior session tomorrow! But wanted to pop in and post an image that I proofed today!! Check out those eyes!


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Ooooh La La

Well, I'm off again on yet another senior portrait session! But before I go, I have to post one from my session yesterday with Whitney! I think this turned out so cute! And there are so many more great shots of her, but wanted to post this one, as it's one of my favorites from the day!
Whitney, I had so much fun on your shoot yesterday, you were so easy to photograph! I felt like I was photographing for a magazine!! Thanks for choosing DC Portraits & Imaging!


Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I finnally finished Christina's proofs. Here are a fe more of my favorite poses from her.

The book and glasses were her idea. Doesn't she look cute? I found it interesting that the book was, "Little Women," a favorite and classic!

Loved this one, once I cropped it at an angle and gave it a grungy urban look.

Thanks for looking!