August 30, 2008

Busy Day

Just got back from a full day. I covered one football game and two soccer games today. Now I am going to start all the proofs. No sleep until they are done. I hope everyone had a good day and managed to stay cool.

August 29, 2008

Mt. Notre Dame At Lakota East Soccer

On Tuesday the 26th, Lakota East played host to Mt. Notre Dame. Even though these two teams are not in the same league you could feel a little bit of a rivalry in the air. There was definitely no slow start the game as both teams were full of energy. Here are some images from both the JV and Varsity games.

Love this expression.
Nice trap.

One of many saves made the keeper. She was kept busy most of the night.
See the friendship:)
And then it got dark and I had to wait for play to get in the lit parts of the field.

August 28, 2008

A Treat For Me

I definitely got treated to some really great volleyball matches last night. Talk about intense! Through my camera I saw great action so I can only imagine what it was like being in the stands cheering on the teams. McAuley took on Mason last night and from the start of the freshmen match to the end of the varsity match there were amazing plays. How do you know it was intense? Here is the scoreboard from the first varsity match. (play to 25 must win by 2)

Here is just one moment from the games. More to come in a later post.

August 27, 2008

Senior Session

Had a great senior session late last week. It was the short session but we managed to squeeze a bunch in. Even had a few minutes to go up the street for a couple quick car images. Best of luck to this senior as he starts his last year of high school year next week.

Got to use my yellow wall for this image. Just fit so perfectly.

A little don't mess with me.

I was excited that I got to sit in the car because I love this little convertible.

August 26, 2008

Baby Session

I had a cute little one in the studio last week. She may have been my tiniest baby yet. Not fussy at all. Here are some images from the session.

So peaceful and sweet.
You may recognize the brother from previous sessions.

I wonder what she is thinking here. Probably, who is that stranger with the camera in front of her face.
A collage.

August 25, 2008

Harrison At Oak Hills Football

How about a little Friday night football? On a nice steamy Friday night I was walking up and down the sidelines of the Harrison vs Oak Hills football game. As hot as I was, I can only imagine what the players were going through. Oak Hills came out strong and definitely pumped up by the home crowd. They held off an attempted comeback by Harrison at the start of the second half. As well as a goal line stand in the 4th quarter. They kept Harrison out of the end zone from the 1 yard line on 4 straight plays. Talk about feeling the tension during that series of plays. So here are a few of my faves from the game. As always, the entire collection of proofs are available through the Game Proofs link on the right.

I set up in the end zone towards the start of the game with Oak Hills driving towards me. Here is a breakaway run.
An extra point attempt after another score.
The defense trying to break through the offensive line.

I love this one. If you look closely under the arm of number 78 you can see the ball carry peaking through. I basically had his vision from the other side. (you can click to enlarge the image)

A touchdown pass. (my image of the reception is a blur of white - the ref running in front of me)
The band performs at half.

A kick-off catch with the fans cheering in the background.

August 23, 2008

St. Xavier At Lakota West Soccer

The St. X. freshmen team traveled up I75 to take on Lakota West. (that in itself can be a challenge at times) I was excited to have this match-up as my first game of the new sports season. Of course the weather could not continue to be nice. It was hot and humid but luckily there was a breeze coming across the field. What an intense game from the start! Both teams came in prepared and each team took turns dominating the game. Here are a few of my favorites from the games. All images from the game can be seen through the Game Proofs link on the right.

August 22, 2008


A preview of the little one I got the pleasure of taking images of the other day. Just one month old. So tiny and precious.

August 21, 2008


Today is a very special day for me. It is my wedding anniversary. We have been married 9 years now. It truly does not seem that long. Mike, I love you and am incredibly thankful everyday that I met you. Here is to many more years.

August 20, 2008

Where Will I Be Tonight

I officially start my next sports season tonight. You can find me at the Lakota West field for two freshmen soccer games.

updated 6:33pm: Correction - only one game. The girls game did not occur as scheduled. Makes it an earlier night for me than planned. Off to get all the proofs from the boys game done and online.

August 19, 2008

Strange Bug

As you probably know, I like it when I see things on me various flowers. The other night my husband and I were enjoying some beverages on the patio and saw this strange thing flying in the air. We thought it might be a baby humming bird since it was so small and quick. It never stayed around long enough for us to figure it out. Then Sunday afternoon we saw it on the butterfly bush out front. Still no idea what it is. I took a few images first through the screen and then sneaked out again to try to get one unobstructed. Anyone have an idea what this bug is? You can click the image to get a bigger image.

August 18, 2008

Broken Washer

Yesterday did not start out so well. I was on my second load of laundry when a horrible noise started coming out of the washer. After some investigating I realized the inside of the tub would not spin. That is when the noise would start. As luck would have it the soap had already dispensed and all the clothes were soapy and sopping wet. A quick call to my brother turned up a free washer. I was able to complete the washing process at his house which was so great. No way did I want to have to try to get the soap of the clothes myself. All was really not bad though. That was my last load of the weekend so we have all clean clothes right now. And for some reason I actually bought the extended warranty and they are coming to service it on Thursday. Hopefully they can fix it and everything is covered under the warranty.

August 16, 2008

A Pepper

It seems like I have been waiting forever for my pepper plant to start producing. It is still pretty small but has a lot of buds on it. This morning I noticed that I have a really small pepper growing. Very exciting! So here is hoping that it continues to grow and no animal takes it:)

August 15, 2008


I love it when butterflies come visit my butterfly bush. Last night there was a beautiful one that I caught a glimpse of while walking past the door. Luckily it did not fly away while I went to get my camera. I took a few through the screen door before very slowly and quietly squeezing out the door to get a closer image. Here are my uncropped images.

I like all the things going on in this image.
This was the last image I got before it flew away. I think I got too close and scared it away.

August 14, 2008

Portrait Session

I am finally sharing the rest of my favorites from the portrait session last Saturday morning. It was the perfect weather for an outdoor session. I have been photographing this little guy since he was born and it was time for his 18 month pictures. He is sure growing fast. And he is all boy. Loves the outdoors so I was really glad we could do the session in a place where he could be himself. So here are some of my favorites.

What a great smile!

I like the alone feeling in this image.

My new marketing angle - I will wear your child out during the session giving you some quiet time afterwards:)
A little peek-a-boo

This family image just makes me smile. It is so them.

He was done with me. Taking his blanket and going home.