Summer Fun Picnic ~ Photo Faves

I love teaming up with my fellow lady bloggers on creative photo shoots.  It’s always fun to see everything come together too!  Recently I collaborated with Melissa Creates, The Flair Exchange and Sarah Hearts for a Fun Summer Picnic.  You never know what unique things will come from a brainstorming session when you get some… Read More »

Lakeside Holiday with Melissa Creates and Tiny Prints { Holiday Cards }

Lakeside holidays are always fun, from bonfires and hot cocoa to smores and holiday cheer.  Recently, I teamed up with Melissa Chambers of Melissa Creates to capture the essence of this for Tiny Prints holiday cards. The non traditional color scheme and the unique special touches like the piñata (by Katie Franklin ) are things… Read More »

How to create a fun themed photo booth for the holidays!

Are you having family over for the holidays?  What fun it would be to have a family themed photo shoot?  These have quickly become a huge trend and are now used in weddings, parties and conferences.  It is really simple to make.  You can create a very elaborate one or keep it basic.  Here are… Read More »

Welcome to my blog! Where creativity happens!

Welcome to the blog!  This is a collection of my favorite posts.  For some of them, I give a behind the scenes look, and for others I offer helpful tips regarding how I did certain things.  In several of the posts, I mention Pam Grimes.  She was my business partner for many years and Originality,… Read More »

The Ever-So-Sweet Christmas Candi!

This was one of my first professional themed photo shoots. I had been doing product photography for Originality for about eight years prior to creating this whimsical Christmas shoot. With Originality, everything consisted of white backgrounds and quite a bit of masking in Adobe Illustrator. For me, this shoot was very different. I wanted to… Read More »

Big Game Day – free printables!

“Big Game Day” was a Persona fav! One of my roles with Persona was creating and doing the themed photo shoots. Pam has a wonderful business mind and was always a forward thinker. She said we needed to come up with something for the “Big Game”.  When I created the graphics for this project, I… Read More »

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – garden themed free printables!

  “The Garden of Love for Mother’s Day” was Pam’s brain child. She created all the printable graphic elements, with the exception of my hand drawings on the seed packets (my attempt at coloring like a child). I purchased props to match the overall theme and directed the color scheme so that everything coordinated beautifully… Read More »

A Persona Birthday Party ~ {free birthday queen printables}!

  I strive to make my sets look completely different from one another. Sometimes I would be photographing three different themed shoots in one week’s time. Birthday Betty was our first Persona Pail, I took many photographs of her and made her environment fun and exciting. For this themed shoot, I used what I like… Read More »

All That Glitters (free printables)!

What’s Christmas without a little sparkle or glitter?  I wanted to do a shoot that showcased how you could decorate the pails using inexpensive Christmas decorations, with a little glitter and sparkle thrown in of course!   Each of our (Persona’s) Christmas blogpost contained a different style of graphic gift tag great for wrapping gifts for… Read More »

Giveaway and Patriotic Picnic ~ with special event touches!

I really enjoy doing product shots.  So when Carmen from the Flair Exchange invited me to guest blog,  I was thrilled.  I love Carmen’s hand made products.  I have been a fan of hers for years now with the handmade pom poms and now the balloon tassels.  One of my all time favorite photos was… Read More »