Archive for November, 2008

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

I will be working this afternoon and then of course taking off Thursday and also Friday.  Friday morning I will be dancing to the song below with the kiddos for sure!  It is the Goetz Family theme song.  Brandon always asks to hear the WoWoooo song.  It Rocks!!!  I am waiting for Bob to get sick of it, we listen to it alllll the time.  Sugarland – All I Want To Do

Then on Friday we are heading to Hensler’s Nursery to get our tree.  I just love that place.   Hopefully we can meet up with Jackie who will be in town from Houston.  Jackie-Do you think you can manage to snap a family photo of us while we were there (nothing like putting her on the spot huh!) Wish me luck getting some great pictures of the kids.  (ummm, I still haven’t made my christmas cards yet, so fingers crossed I will get some useable shots)

Saturday I will be shooting all day.  I still have one session left for 4:00.  If you have to have a weekend time slot of pictures before Christmas you really need to grab that spot, I don’t think I am going to have any more time slots for weekends after that.  I do have several evenings left the first couple weeks of December but please don’t wait.  I usually get a ton of calls right after Thanksgiving.

Family Craziness with Eric, Sara, Maddison and Cole

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

First things started off great…


Then things got alittle goofy… (I can’t stop smiling, this photo makes me laugh, Eric, only you can pull off a hat like that) Oh and Sara, I think I know were Maddisson got her cheesy smiles from.  LOL 


And then Cole decided he was tired and that was the end of it…


Last night was hilarious.  I still laugh when I think about it.  I think if we had taped the session it could possibly be on America’s Funnies Home videos.  Of course as I am laughing Sara says that it isn’t funny, but really it was.  Cole is two, need I say anymore.  He did great at first, better then any other two year olds, then he just decided he was done with pictures.  But then when I was shooting just Maddison by herself he decided he would sit right by her.  Oh how I love my job.  Thanks crazy gang for the fun.  And after the session I went to the OD/Washington Twp game to see the girls kick butt on the court.  It was such a fun game to watch, I should of dragged Sara’s gang to the game with me.  Go Bobcats!! 

Family Fun with Ernie, Cindy and their kiddos…

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Changing things, gonna post pictures first and talk later…




I told the kids to go pile up on their dad…hmmm well you shouldn’t say that to kids that listen really good unless you mean it.  (sorry Ernie that is what you get for raising kids such good kids)


I learned from my mistake with dad and then told the kids to take a nice photo with mom. (see I told you they listen)


This was one of my favorite family sessions ever.  The kids were amazing!  I think their parents threatened them with no Christmas presents or something, because kids just aren’t that good on their own.  Another reason this was a fave session is I got to see Cindy.  I just love her.   She was one of my nurses when I had my kids.  And for those of you that know me, know I spent alot of time in and out of the hospital with my pregnacies.   Luckily I had awesome people like Cindy taking care of me.(Cindy is even in Samantha’s baby book!)  Anyways, Cindy has one of the best personalities and her kids are just like her.  Thanks you guys for such a fun evening.  Next time you have to come back when we can shoot outside and aren’t stuck in the studio.  I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I almost forgot to post my favorite picture….


Family: Mike, Shelley, Ryan and Shandee

Monday, November 24th, 2008

When Shelley emailed me about pictures, she mentioned dogs, but really I didn’t realize there would be 5 dogs total.  Although we did take some seperately and really only ended up taking a couple with everyone together, although I don’t think I got too many with all dogs in it, one of Shandee’s dogs kept running off.  So on the blog dog wise, Bella Rae, Koko, and Miley are on the only ones making online apperances.  Ellie Ma and Elmer Roy just didn’t perform as well, I have alot of butt shots of them.  LOL  (aren’t their names so darn cute!!)

Before I post pictures I have to mention that Shandee was one of my first seniors and she was one of my first weddings.  (I actually told Shandee and her mom no at first because I wasn’t doing weddings back then, but she talked me into it and I am glad she did).  Thanks guys for always being so nice to work with, just makes my job so much easier, and makes me enjoy what I do.  And now here are some of my favorites.  (I LOVE the ones in the snow!!!)

Did this one in sepia because their mom has lots of bw and sepia in her house….



I just love how little Bella Rae is looking at me in this next shot…



I LOVE this next picture of you guys…


Family: Betsy, Carter, Jayla and Layla

Monday, November 24th, 2008

First off, huge thanks for traveling all the way from Fort Wayne to have me photograph these little ones.   Before I post pictures gotta tell ya about Carter… for those of you that know Carter you will chuckle.  He walked into the studio and said something like this.  “You’re not going to take my picture!”  But of course it didn’t take long and then he was my best buddy. (and it didn’t hurt that I gave him a toy and some stickers, and it didn’t hurt that I talked about basketball to him).   Here are a few of my faves…





Don’t worry I got good pictures of the girls by themselves too, but thought everyone would get a kick out of Carter.  Make sure you tell him I said thanks for being so much fun and I am glad he likes me now.

Christmas Cards

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

For now, check them out here….

2008 Holiday Cards  (I just realized the cards towards the end don’t enlarge when you click on them, I will work to fix this on Tuesdays… sorry, I had trouble uploading this but thought it went thru)

I have more to post in a couple days, the ones towards the end on page three are the newer ones.  When you order just select the announcement cards and then put in the notes which card you want and what text you want on it, along with what image or images.  Keep in mind I may change slightly from what you selected to make image and text fit.

Family: Trisha, Kylee and their doggie

Friday, November 21st, 2008

This was so much fun!  Photos speak for themselves….






**Christmas cards and the capability to order them will be done by this weekend!!!  (sorry I am so slow)

Where to buy the calendar…

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Here is a link for the calendar.  Sorry guys, I didn’t think to post it before because really I didn’t think people would be interested in purchasing it other then my family.  It really is an awesome calendar and I am not just saying that because one of my photos is in it.  It contains photos from TX, KS, OK, all over.  Kinda crazy that there is a photo from Knox, IN in there when you think about it.

And just because I want to add a photo to this post here is another image I captured that day (Jan 1st 2008)…

I am gonna head out today to do some more shooting of him!

Lou Ann from WKVI radio

Friday, November 21st, 2008

As I type this I realize that I wonder if Lou Ann cares that she is always referred to as “Lou Ann from WKVI”???  Didja know I actually knew her before she was famous.  We use to roller skate in my basement (remember that?).  We grew up a mile from each other.  She attended Oregon-Davis until junior high and then lived with her mother and attended high school in LaPorte.  Anyways, it was awesome seeing Lou Ann.   She rarely gets to see a basketball game in person because she is always at the radio station while Harold announces the games.  She said the state game by far was the best experience because she got to watch the game live on tv.  She also commented how welcome she felt at the school during the game and how the girls team took the time to say hi to her.  (she doesn’t realize that she is famous LOL).  I am like of course the girls are sweethearts, heck I am related to two of them (Sam and Alivia).  Anyways the school took advantage of the fact that she was in attendance and had her announce the game so I grabbed a couple shots of her.  I like this one because it has the scores table in it. 


Just one shot of Samantha during the victory over Tippy Valley. 


Down Country Roads Calendar publishes one of my photos!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Just call him Mr. January.  We have been having alot of fun with this the last few weeks. (yeah I said weeks, we have known about this for awhile but I have been too busy to post about it, plus I had to wait until we were done playing a trick on the girls at the Brems Co-op, inside joke but basically involves me digitally putting my dad’s head on a a HOT bodybuilder guy’s body).  Anyways…. My favorite photo so far of my dad in my “Project Dad” series was published in a national calendar. 

Here is what the cover looks like …


and when you open it up it looks like this…


So if you see my dad (aka Ed Jernas), make sure you call him Mr. January.  LOL

*Wanna Win one of these here fancy calendars?  (that is my fancy talk)  ONE lucky person will get one.

All you have to do is comment on this post.  Just click on comment located just below here and then fill out the info with your email address so I can notify that you are the winner, I think it would be neat if everyone puts where they are from.  I think this will be a neat way to see where all my blog stalkers are from and reward one of  you with a calendar.  Anyways I will put all the names in a hat and let Samantha pick a name out and that will be the winner.   Family you can play along too, yes Cindy that means you.**Also gang, I have my blog set so I have to approve comments so keep that in mind if your comment isn’t added right away.

The drawing for the calendar will be December 1st, so make sure you comment before that date.

Pictures with Santa in Culver, Indiana

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008


Pictures with Santa on December 6th- no appointments.  ***Please be aware of the time 10:00-1:00 eastern is 9:00-noon starke county time!!!  This will be our third year.  It is always so much fun, plus it is a reason to head over to Elizabeth’s Garden of Culver and do alittle shopping.  (they have Vera Bradley there!!)  I hope to see everyone there!

Senior: Brittani from Knox High School

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Brittani is soo much like her mom it is crazy.  I had so much fun with you Brittani despite that terrible weather.  Thanks again for helping make Bo smile during his family session, oh and for putting up with my cat.  (tickle, tickle, LOL)




Thanks for doing this Brittani despite it starting to rain.  I think it looks pretty cool for the first one..