My Top 10 Favorite Movies

People are drawn to the art of photography for many reasons. For some it is a way to paint a picture, for others it is the challenge of manipulating light. For me, I am drawn to telling and creating stories. I suppose this is why I have always been such a movie and literature buff.…

Let’s Go To The Movies!!!

You all know I am the queen of themes. From the camera room, to the final packaging of your portraits, when it comes to our seasonal and magical limited edition sets, every single detail is designed. While having a drink with friends over the holiday break we were joking about my theme obsession and how…

How to Make your Holiday Cards Merry and Bright!

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to send out holiday cards to your friends and family!  As a photographer, I send out photo cards every year and I love receiving them as well (shocking, I know). To me, seeing all my friends and family and how they have grown and change each year is one of…

5 Problems I Overcame to Create our First Family Portrait!

“You must have the most amazing family portraits!” – That is the statement I hear almost daily from my clients. I guess it would make sense as a photographer that my own family would be photographed often. Well, ever heard of the shoemaker’s kids? LOL … Now if you have followed me for any length…

Wizarding School Portrait Sessions Wrap Up

Wingardium Leviosa! And with that quick little spell there were books and feather quills floating in mid air at Cloud 9 Studios! Our Wizarding School Portrait Sessions kicked off a few weekends ago and were a roaring success with the kids and parents. Between choosing their wands, drinking butter beer, mixing potions, experimenting with dry ice and…