Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Self Portrait

I heart faces photo challenge - self portrait -

Yes! That is really me. I started a diet on Thanksgiving 2009, so I took a before photo of my self. Then after a little more than 70 pounds lost, I set up the camera again and got the "after". Notice my 3 year old running circles around me while I was waiting for the timer to click.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baby Portrait of Fiona at 17 days old

There she is, Fun Fiona, at 17 days old. I have better lighting these days and I'm all recovered from my c-section. Otherwise, she might have had her photo session at a younger age. ;)

Monday, October 18, 2010

In The Orchard

Week 42 - iheartfaces - In The Orchard Photo Challenge

We go every year to the apple orchard to pick our own apples. We usually go with another family or two to make it even more fun. Every year I take a photo of my daughter biting into an apple and naming it "Fiona, apple" as a play on words as my DD's name is Fiona and well, if you've heard of the singer, then that might sound funny.

This photo is of a boy, "K", with his mom. "K" does not appreciate his photo being taken...usually, EVER. Got him to smile in this one! Neither are looking into the camera, maybe the candid nature of this makes me like this photo so much. Hope you like it too.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Week 38 - iheartfaces - Smirk photo challenge

My 2nd child, Lars, smirks, winks, and flirts frequently. This one is one of his most handsome smirks, (if you ask me). I am a little biased.

See more smirks at iheartfaces.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Photojournalism - Downtown Philly

Week 35 - iheartfaces - Photojournalism Photo Challenge
Downtown Philly
Entertaining street dancers cause pedestrians to pause, smile, and have a general 'good time'. The dancers add to the excitement in the air on this July 4th, 2010, while people gather, eventually watching fireworks together in the city of brotherly love.
See more photojournalism photo entries at iheartfaces

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beach Fun

Week 34 - iheartfaces - Beach Fun

Fiona as Bo Derek in the movie "10"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Got To Wear Shades

Week 33 - iheartfaces - Got To Wear Shades - photo challenge
My boys were lighting these 'snakes' with a magnafying glass. The girls found their shades and watched. We thought it was so cute that they thought of shading their eyes from the 'fireworks'. The grandparents were in town visiting Ohio from Utah.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Enter to Win one of these!

Enter to win this amazing Work Scrap Box at Obsessed with Scrapbooking!
Imagine how organized we would be if you or I owned an Original Scrapbox?!
They have fabulous finishes like the cherry one here -- "Limited Edition Workbox "
I am just drooling over here~ Check out the Obsessed with Scrapbooking blog to enter to win. ;)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fix-It Friday #64

My "After" - Fix-It Friday #64 - iheartfaces - photo editing fun
Here is my "After". I love my Creative Memories Memory Manager 3.0 program. I clicked "Auto Contrast", then "Auto Color", then "Sharpen", then I warmed it up by 5 little notches, and matched a color (to white). That's all. It was quick, painless, easy. You can either download or order the CD from my website and it costs a mere $40. Here's the link.
And here is the "Before":

Check out iheartfaces for lots of variety and more spectacular edits.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Over My Head

iheartfaces - Week 29 - Over My Head Photo Entry

One stop of our summer vacation this year was the beach in Wells, Maine. We had a great day July 9, 2010. Fiona has a seagull over her head as we were feeding them the extra squid we had from crabbing the other day. Photo auto-adjusted with Creative Memories' Memory Manager 3.0 (my program of choice).

Monday, June 7, 2010


Week 23 - iheartfaces - Play photo challenge

Playing dress up. I have lots and lots of "Play" photos and maybe this one isn't the best, but I love it for some reason. It was taken at the Toledo Zoo for dress up day, around Halloween time.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Week 21 - "Yellow" - iheartfaces Photo Challenge

Happy Yellow Princess, age 3

Not much explanation to go with this. Just a cute, happy girl with ketchup on her face and so proud of her hat and tiara and boa. Where have those curls gone? We used to call her "Curly Top".

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Faces & Flowers

Week 20 - "Faces & Flowers" Photo Challenge - Lilly with Flower
My neighbor friend that likes to come over and play with my kids also likes to be a model for me whenever she sees me with my camera. She's quite the model, either making up her own poses, or she'll let me pose her just right for the lighting, etc.

Friday, April 16, 2010

SCAMPER Artistry's FaceBook "Cutest Kid" Photo Contest May 2010

SCAMPER Artistry's first ever online photo contest! Here's how it works. Email me a photo of your child or children at scamperartistry@gmail.com. The photos will be posted to SCAMPER Artistry FB fan page. Your friends, family, and anyone else can vote for their favorite. The photo with the most votes will will a free photo session in my studio. Voting will end on May 31st, 2010.

Deadline to enter your photo for the contest will be May 7th, 2010. Photo submissions are being accepted immediately. Start sharing SCAMPER Artistry FB fan page right away so your friends and family can get ready to vote starting May 2nd, 2010. There is no limit to how many contestants participate -- tell everyone!

Photo Submission and Contestant Rules:

One photo per contestant. No limit on how many contestants, so please tell everyone.
You must be 18 years of age or older to enter, but anyone who is a fan can vote!
You must be okay with having your child's or children's photo up in a SCAMPER Artistry Fan Page Contest Gallery.
Photos should not contain nudity. No nudie-butts. They may be cute, but not for the whole world to view.
Any rude/offensive/etc comments will result in your removal from the page.
Photographs from other studios will not be posted as they are usually copyrighted.
You must be a fan of the SCAMPER Artistry Photography fan page to enter and also to vote. So spread the word.

Grand Prize will be a free photo session with a free personal online gallery, one free original size digital image download, one free 8 x 10 image (glossy, lustre, or metallic finish).
First Runner Up will be a free photo session with free personal online gallery, one free original size digital image download.
Second Runner Up will be a free photo session with free personal online gallery.

The winning prize package is transferable, great for out of towners to give away to a relative or friend that can use it. Prize package must be used by May 31, 2011.

Please send your photo submissions to scamperartistry@gmail.com

Please title the subject line: SCAMPER Artistry Contest May 2010

Please copy and paste the following sentence in the body of the email:

I hereby grant and assign SCAMPER Artistry the right to use and publish for SCAMPER Artistry Facebook Fan Page and SCAMPER Artistry website, photographic images of my child and/or children.
[Your Full Name]
[First Name or Names of child or children in photo submitted]

Monday, March 22, 2010

Focusing on Angles

iheartfaces - Week 12 - “Focusing on Angles” Photo Challenge

Children can climb places that I just never would have dreamed of. But I can stand below, aiming up at his face full of wonder...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hands-On Fun

I Heart Faces Week 8 “Hands-On Fun” Photo Challenge!

Being the subject in front of my camera so often has prepared my five year old not only for face poses, but hand poses as well. This was taken just a couple of weeks ago. I was playing with the "high key" function. Then just for I Heart Faces, I played around with the photo even more. The "before" photo is here, http://scamperartistry.com/People/SCAMPER-Artistry-Blog, if you want to see it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I Wanna Dance!

Week 7 - “I Wanna Dance!” I Heart Faces Photo Challenge

My darling daughter's early beginnings of dance class. OK, this IS still her first year. But I love how she's airborne!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Best Face Photo

i heart faces entry - 01/11/10 - Week 2: Photo Challenge - "Best Face Photo"

This was taken January 8, 2010. She's Fiona (just 3 years old). I call her Fun Fiona. Her sister calls her Frosting.
If our family was a cake, Fiona would definitely be the frosting!