I feel so completely THRILLED! that I was chosen to come take part in the Lime Ricki Swimwear party!

In case you have never heard of Lime Ricki- they freaking ROCK! Seriously!  Womens, Mens and little girls swimwear that is modest, well made, durable, colorful and totally stylish!

Check out their website here:

http://www.limericki.com/WOMEN?_oskwdid=5966357&_engineadid=7556223155

Three sisters,

by the names of Nicole Bruderer, Colette Callister and  Jennifer Anderson wanted to design modest suits for themselves and their daughters.  Realizing there were a lot of people out there who wanted the same thing they got to work.  From that, Lime Ricki was born!

For the first 3 years they sold the swimsuits out of their homes.  Until they opened their first store.

This Blog Party was to celebrate!  Bloggers came and chatted, and got to know these sisters.  They checked out the swimwear, and even got to take home a suit!

Now I would like to add for all you moms out there who are tired of swimsuits falling apart, or your girls bottoms getting shredded the first time they sit on cement, these swimsuits are SO well made.

My own girls have tested it out and the suits look as good as new!





Jayme and I had an awesome afternoon/evening Bridal Session. Starting off inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and working our way down to the beautiful park under the shadow of the Capitol Building.

There really are no words needed here. Jayme, you are absolutely stunning.  You have a beautiful glow of happiness. I am so thrilled that I have had the chance to spend so much time with you!





I suppose it’s because it is fast approaching 3am here, and my 35 weeks of pregnancy has caught up with me, that I have been inspired to make this session my next share.

I have had the privilege of knowing Kate and Will for several years now.  A couple full of talent and tenderness.  For the years I have known them they have always wanted children.   Like many couples, this did not come as they had hoped and tried for.  I sat and watched as they struggled.  I felt pangs of guilt as I was blessed with 2 more of my own as they fought to get even one.

I watched as they went into foster parenting and when things looked so great for adopting, it came crashing down. I wanted to cry for them.

Then I cheered  AND cried at the news spread of their own miraculous joy!  Could this really be happening? Indeed it was!

Kate and Will.  You are both so sweet and so beautiful.  Words cannot express to you, what my heart feels seeing you get that chance to be parents to your own beautiful little girl. So deserving you both are.

Kate you emanate every ounce of the word RADIANT





Some people just have that natural flow about them.  Annie was no exception.  This girl just emanates fierceness.

We started off our rainy October day inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building downtown.   One thing I do LOVE about rainy days, the dramatic atmosphere and lighting. Absolute perfection!

How about this dress? I mean textures galore! So stunning you are Annie, really.

Dress is from Bridal Image in Bountiful, UT.

A touch of personality

We were having so much fun! Then the Groom came, and it was an all out super model session :)

As if I haven’t shown you enough, we headed out into the streets after the rain left us and we were graced with some beautiful sunshine!

Greg, you are such a handsome charm!

All this red could not have been more perfect! Did I mention her wedding colors were red, black and ivory? :) I love red!

Two of my favorite shots from the urban streets of Salt Lake….

There is nothing better than a day full of love, and capturing that love for the keeping!





A little while back I had the awesome chance to spend a cold (but not quite freezing) evening out with Spencer.  An awesome young man who is preparing to serve a mission.

He comes from the sweetest family, that I have had the privilege of knowing for the last few years.  His mom is a total sweetheart and funny to boot.   His dad is absolutely hilarious, and genuine too.  And Spencer is the perfect combination of it all. One of the most well rounded young men I have ever met.  He has already spent time over seas and has no fear of going to unknown lands.

I wish him the best of luck to where ever he is called to Serve. Though I have no doubt he will do awesome!





Cabin Fever?

Posted on January 12, 2011

I think the winter is really starting to weigh in.  And not just for me, but for the kids too.  Definitely testing my patience. Especially around 6pm when they should be starting to wind down for the evening. Instead, they become insanely hyper!

I need summer. I need heat, sunshine, lakes and hiking. *sigh*

Sadly, I have a feeling that is still so very far away.  Yesterday I went to Heber, UT. Where this time of year you would expect to see mounds of snow.  They didn’t have much more than I do at my home. Granted, it was literally 5 degrees there :) So they win for coldness!

(sad phone picture. I know)

I actually wish I had taken my camera.  When you break through the mountains into the valley it opens to this gorgeous meadow with a river running through it.  The trees were just dripping in frost and the river was billowing steam.  It was stunning. I am honestly contemplating a trip back when it’s freezing just to get some pictures.

I am betting on another two and half months of winter here. Maybe more.  So I have time to get back! And even more time to figure out how to escape this cabin fever.

So what do you do to escape the cabin fever?