Tuesday, February 23, 2010


It's been a long time coming but I finally dove in and finished my NEW blog. Don't get me wrong blogger I will miss you but we have to go our separate ways sometimes.

Tiny Sparrow Foundation

The Tiny Sparrow Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing lasting memories through the beautiful art of photography to the families with children who are facing life threatening illnesses. With the help of photographers worldwide, we are able to give a beautiful album that will carry the love, joy and everlasting memory of each individual family.

I am going to give away a completely FREE session (kids, family, engagement, or bridals) to a lucky winner! You must donate at least $5 to this donation. Please email me your paypal receipt and I will choose at random the winner on March 6th!

Please email to: simplicityphotography@yahoo.com

The winner will receive a free session & 20 full resolution images for you to print to your hearts desire! This is worth $1000!

Please, please donate to such an amazing organization!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

And the Winner is...

Okay- Thanks for all your hilarious comments, so fun to read! Jones' is the winner- please email me at simplicityphotography@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Template giveaway!

Leave a comment and you will receive my newest book template (The Dreamy book) for free! Winner will be chosen at random!
In the comment write where you are from and the craziest thing you have ever done, c'mon we gotta make it a little fun right?

Winner will be announced tomorrow morning before I leave to Houston!

The DREAMY album... 30 page flush-mount album $65- On sale for $55

Loving this album, so simple, so versatile and so easy.

This album is designed for the 9x9 DREAM album.
It is also designed for the new WHCC 8x8 Press Printed Flush Mount album as well!
**Separate folder and files for each book.
** Price will go up to $65 on Feb 24th at midnight.

Instructions included. Fully layered PSD files.
Designs (Illustrations) are editable, colors can be changed as well as background color.
I have included examples of full opacity illustrations and even the illustration in a different color.

I just sent in my album to WHCC and will post pictures of it soon!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

all caught up

house is clean, clothes put away, editing all done. kids aren't killing eachother.

I feel good, it will last for about 2 hours and then all chaos will break lose again. Relishing this moment. I took a few photos of my kids today on my bed, I really love soft window light. Skye, thanks for the tip on this headband, LOVE it!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tenative Dates for Travel sessions!

San Diego: March 19-21st
New York City (Manhatten): June 10-13th

Please email me to put your name on a waiting list until I have reserve my plane tickets. I will open 5-7 sessions per location.


Nifty Baby- $45 on sale

Announcing the newest product to SP Design! Baby announcements that can be used for other occasions as well! Fully layered files, so you can change colors of patterns, backgrounds and fonts.

***Price will go up to $50 on Feb 22nd.

5- Folded cards
5- 5x7 flat cards

Includes instructions, examples, and where to download free fonts.
WHCC specs, but can be printed almost any lab that offers press printed products.

Add to Cart

Thursday, February 11, 2010


my kids website was SO out of date!
now, not so much...
take a gander HERE.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Promo Code... Sale!

If you are thinking of stocking up on some templates you can get 25% off if you buy 3 sets or more, just use the promo code bundle at checkout. Happy shopping!

Print Sale! 20% off!

This sale is for all my customers that have already made their initial orders from their sessions last year or even this year! You can get 20% off any additional prints, canvas, books, everything from Feb 10th-17th!! Please email me if you would like to make an order and I will get your gallery up asap.


Thank you for supporting my business and being great customers!


Monday, February 08, 2010

a day at the office

I have been working away in my office all day trying to be productive. I am trying to make up from last week of having two sick children and a dog that had to have surgery. Needless to say I got nothing done last week, so hopefully this week will be better.
Here is a photo I edited today and fell in love with. Have a fabulous Monday and keep your chin up, that is what I am trying to do!


Sunday, February 07, 2010

Personal Project

I have a photo shoot/ project that I have been dreaming up and I need a couple of willing models.
Either a bride/groom duo (you can be engaged, newly married, or married for 10 years even) or teenage sisters with long hair. This will take place in the mountains so you will be COLD for 60-90 minutes. In return you will get 10-15 fully edited images on CD with copyright release, plus it will definitely be an adventure!

Shoot me an email with a recent photo and I will make my decision in the next few days.
The shoot will take place on Friday, FEb 12th around 4pm.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Baby #2

Andrea is my fabulous OBGYN and I was so excited to photograph her cute little family. She is actually almost 9 months pregnant and looks about 5 months pregnant, not fair. And look at how big her little boy is! His personality is so cute and I can't believe how well he did for a 2 year old!

peek for models.

I did a group mentoring this weekend, these are a few of the images we took and edited. Thanks so much to the willing and fun models!

The cute 3 girls I got to mentor!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mazatlan 2010

Okay so here is a HUGE peek of our vacation. It was SO perfect and surpassed my expectations. Usually I think, well we are taking a huge gamble with taking the kids, you just NEVER know they will act like or if they be nuts at any given time. We have been on many road trips, California, camping... and never really came home and said, "oh wow that vacation rocked!" Well, this one was different, I just assumed the kids were going to be crazy and that we would just have some fun family time without any relaxing.... well my kiddos suprised me like no other. They were so good, so happy, and so fun the whole time. They were even champs at our horrible flight home (it took us 3 days to get home because of bad weather, 2 hour plane flight turned into 9 hours!).
So here are the photos, this is us... don't be jealous of our chiseled abs and supermodel looks... we can't help it.
I think I'm so funny. really.

I am a little embarrassed at how many pictures I am showing, I just couldn't narrow it down, so if you get bored just click that little exit button and get yourself an ice cold drink or something.

future canvas in my house. I forced them to kiss and hold hands in many of the pictures, don't be fooled... they don't like each other that much. but I like it anyway.

Um Tate you are cute. Love the feeling of this one.

we ate ice cream every day... nothing different from home really.

Downtown Mazatlan was a bit shocking but it made me really appreciate what I have and made me feel guilty for what I have as well.

On the boat to Stone Island... we loved it there.

Every day we dug for China.

Oh Chloe, don't grow up.. please?

We went to the aquarium and it was so fun, there we basically no rules there, you could chase the peacocks, hang out with the parrots, kiss the sea lions... it was fun.

The next few Tate and Chloe took of us. I love when kids take control of the camera, expressions are real and funny.

self timer...

no naps the entire vacation=

Me and my bumpkins.

Friends we met there and their kids club teacher

fake smile central. this is SO tate, he usually won't even look at me for pictures or he gives me this:

I love that we were allowed to gallop down the beach on the horses there, it was so much fun.