Midsummer’s Storm


We don’t get very many lightning and thunder storms here in the Puget Sound.

However, tonight we were able to witness an amazing summer storm happening about 30 south-west of our home.

My husband and I ended up on an impromptu date on our back deck trying to capture just one lightening bolt.

Well…..I got lucky and got the best shot of the night.

Now, first let me preface this with: It isn’t an “amazing” shot. I was just too low to really capture the fullness of its beauty.

I did however between a many tree branches and across a neighborhood roof top capture the bolts coming out of the sky.

Unlike those in the mid-west, we do not have flat land with nothing to obstruct our view for hundreds of miles on end.

No, we have many….I mean MANY trees.

Also, because I was so far away I had to zoom in

(good thing I kept my ISO very low or this shot would have only been good for the destroy button).

My special shot of the day, week, month, summer.

Nature’s Theater July 13, 2012
Front Row Seats over American Lake!

How cool is that???? I am excited at my lucky timed shoot!

Wishing I would have had better seats in Nature’s Theater; but that’s alright, I still captured a bit of its magnificent performance.

Summer Treats!


Today I was trying to think of what is my favorite treat during the summer.

I have to admit that I love a good sun-tea.

As a kid I knew summer had arrived when the giant pickle jar (cleaned out of course)

was sitting on the back porch basking in the sun.

There is just something about sun-tea.

I am sure that when I drink it

some of that sunshine

gets inside me

and it just makes me feel happy.

I like mine a little sweet.

How do you like your sun-tea?

Congradualtions Josh E.


One of my favorite things about shooting families is that sometimes, as the children grow older and graduate high school, they come back to you to document this amazing time in their lives.

Such is the case with the Edgren Household.  You may remember about a year and a half ago I did their family portraits.

What a blessing and honor to play a part in this monumental moment for their family history.

Their oldest, Joshua, asked that I do his senior shoot this June.  I was so excited when they called me and we had a lot of fun.

(If you are wondering if it took me this long to edit the photos? No, it just took me this long to have time to post them on my blog.)

Joshua, you have grown into an amazing young man of God!

You have accomplished a great deal at home and now have a new adventure of your own choosing to explore.

Joshua, continue to contend for the faith!

And stand guard always!

I know God’s favor and blessings are you, His faithful servant!