Saturday, November 29, 2008

{Good Things}


print:10x20 3 image sprayed and mounted $129

canvas: 16x32 canvas wrap 3 image- ready to hang artwork


I have a few new Christmas card designs....

email more for more details

cards available in pearl, art linen & watercolor

25 5x7 flat card $49





25-5x7 folded cards $85




'Cause this is a dream
Don't wake me
Help me make these memories
Take all of you
Take all of me
That's all we need

Friday, November 28, 2008

{Evening with an ADORABLE Family}

I recently payed a visit to the H family home. As always I walking away thinking that this must be the most adorable family on the planet. Note* Parents that roast marshmallows in the dinning room fireplace with their children rate pretty darn high in my book!

Daddy's home!

Meet Polly. Isn't she a doll!

Very serious gingerbread decorating...

Santa's coming to town...

Wishing all...

my clients, friends & family a happy Thanksgiving.

This year we decided to just stay home and enjoy the day cooking, playing games etc... Things have been so busy the last few months, this was a rarely opportunity to spend special time together.

*I made my first turkey and it turned out so tender and juicy...I'm still in shock to be honest with you. Thankfully this sweet elderly lady asked me if I needed help when I was at Kroger's picking out the turkey. She told me to rub sea salt and olive oil all over the turkey, stuff butter inside the skin, season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. I wish I could find her and give her a big hug;)
* Watched my all time favorite girlie-love movie (return to me). I cry every time...

*Payton and I woke up at 4:00am to go shopping. Over the years I've been asked to go shopping on black Friday and I would always reply..."no-way I'm never doing that" Never say never;) We got almost all our shopping done and we had a blast.

*On a personal level. I have so much to be thankful have the love of my children and to have experienced the absolute love without boundaries that goes with being a mom. I have never known love like theirs. I'm thankful for the love my husband and I have. We have a love that's like lasagna. Do you know how lasagna often taste better the next day because the seasonings have had a chance to be absorbed, the flavors have blended?? That's us. Tried and tested, we choose one another every single day. When I feel blue, he has a way of making me happy. When I am stressed, he rubs my back. When I am sad, he opens his arms to me. When I laugh, he laughs with me.

*I am thankful every day for all of the love that I have been given from all of the people who have walked into or through my life. I have friends that have became my family. My favorite kind...chosen family:)

* Professionally, I'm thankful that I do what I LOVE as my career. I work many long hours, weekends and have a never ending to-do-list, although exhausting and challenging, it is one of the most rewarding experience and it has enriched my life. A very special " Thank You" to all my wonderful clients for trusting me with your memories.

*I am also thankful for having been blessed with finding tremendous mentors & friends throughout my career. I’d be nowhere without them.

Wow...I just rambled big time. I would love to hear your comments on what experience you are thankful for.

Time to go put up the Christmas tree!!! Cheers ~Tracy

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Love this 3 year old....

Have you guys seen this yet? Love her references to Darth funny!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Meet Miss London....

Hi blogland! Do you remember this session?

Drum roll please









Meet London:)

Melt me heart! She is such a beautiful baby girl.

Mom and dad are definitely in love with their new bundle of joy! London is one lucky girl to have such loving parents.

What a very special time in this families life. Thank you for making me part of it. ~Tracy

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Anna & Mike

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Please if you can help it....

Don’t put your cake right next to the wall!
Let the venue manager place your cake far way enough from the wall so that when cutting, you and your husband can stand behind it and face your guests, as well as your photographer.

Wedding Day Tips- Photography

It’s your day, so enjoy it! You have spent several months planning and preparing, and now your day has come! You have six or perhaps eight big hours in front of you. All that happens will be unique and memorable for you. Enjoy every minute of that short time. If something is missing, done in a different way, or not perfect, just relax and let it be—don’t waste your time solving problems. A relaxed atmosphere will give your photographer much more space for his or her spontaneous creativity:-)

Friday, November 14, 2008

A few more from ....

Britt & Mike's Wedding- Part 2

A past "Tracy" bride assisted me at Mike and Britt's wedding. Sherri has started her own photography business:

Check out her landscape shots, they are so beautiful!

Sherri your more than welcome to come with me anytime! Thanks so much for your help:-)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Look: PicturesbyTracy/Blog

Just a quick post to officially announce our new pretty looking blog:) Out with the old and in with the new. It’s time for a change.... baby!!! Let me hear your thoughts.

Thank you Lee (my hubby) you ROCK!

New Project: Photobooth

PicturesbyTracy & SharonElaine Photography
Setting up a photobooth at weddings or parties is becoming “oh so” popular! Stay tuned for info & slideshow...coming soon.
"The Wedding Chicks PhotoBooth"
logo designed by: Andrea Andrea DePompei
Need a new logo for your business? Shoot me an email and I will pass along Andrea's info.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Gruber Family

June 03, 2006 I photographed Kerri & Shawn's wedding and this month I had the coolest opportunity to see them as parents. Their little guy Grady is just adorable & just celebrated his 1st birthday on Oct. 21st:)

When I found out Grady loves him some ballons we made a mad dash to Hallmark to pick up some for Grady. I think that these images are so sweet.