About Me : for you mom

no i wasn't taged...haha - my mom loves blogging so this is for her.
check back tonight for an engagement session post.

What was I doing 5 years ago?
graduating from CFNI, working at American Airlines Center, and dating Beto.

Five things on my to-do list today:
1. stay awake
2. make my bed
3. go to the health food store for some Yogi Tea
4. work on my new website
(everyone get excited there are new thing brewing over here!)

Five snacks i love:
1. peanut butter m&ms
2. fruit salad - especially this time of year
3. kettle cooked sea salt and vinegar chips
4. chocolate chip cookies
5. anything homemade and sweet - i love to bake!

Five things i would do if i were a billionaire:
1. buy my parents and sisters (each) a house
2. move to spain or mexico for a few months:
live the culture, love people, and perfect my spanish
3. fund the much needed renovations at my church
4. support missions endeavors - right now - specifically mary & andrew
5. give and make dreams come true

Five bad habits I have:
1. saying 'yes' when I need to say 'no'
2. biting my nails (thought I had gotten over that one, apparently not, must be stressed)
3. having too many e-conversations rather than a real phone call or cup of coffee
4. not cleaning my bathroom as often as I should
5. wanting to stay in bed longer than I should

Five places i have lived:
1. Hudsonville, MI (3 houses)
2. Dallas, TX (5 apartments and 1 house)
5. sorry people, my life is not that interesting

Five jobs i've had:
1. Graphic Artist for a local newspaper
2. Suite Attendant @ the AAC
3. Server at Palomino
4. Executive Assistant for KFI
5. Photographer

If you're into tagging and have some free time today, be my guest.

No pressure.


edit : last night blogger was having some issues. After multiple attempts at uploading the promised e-session, I finally called it a night. Hopefully, it will work tonight.


Texture: Before & After

I love spring!!! There is no better time of year in Dallas. Everything is green, the temperature is a perfect 70, people are outside, and the sun is shining... it's drive with the windows down weather - it just doesn't get any better! I am going to soak up all this sun and mild temps. before the 100 degree Texas summer hits.

Last weekend was no exception - a group of local photographers got together down in Deep Ellum to shoot and network. What fun! Due to some last minute schedule changes only three of us were able to make it. Paul (needs a blog!), Jenae, and I went to CFNI together and it was great to reconnect and catch up. We also had the privilege of meeting and photographing Sean and Laura. What a fun couple! Here is a sneakpeek of our shoot last week - a little before and after texture action!!! The first shot was processed in photoshop and the second has some Lindsey lovin'!!!!


Mary: Sneakpeek

Wow - five years ago... that sounds like a long time... It was the winter of 2003 when Beto and I started dating. We met at CFNI and since I wasn't from Dallas (and didn't have a car), I went to church with him and his family on Sundays. Beto was the youth leader at the time, so when I had a night off from American Airlines Center I went to youth group with him on Wednesday nights as well. Back then the group was small and one of the faithful few was none other than Mary Shay! Seems like such a long time ago that Beto was teaching Mary and her BFF Jenn how to play guitar....
All this time later Mary has graduated from HS, CFNI + 3rd year, and is now about to graduate with her bachelors degree from DBU!!! Five years and lots of schooling later - here is a sneakpeek at our night with Mary!!


Textures: Part 2

You can find the original here.

I LOVE TEXTURES!!! They make me want to buy huge canvases! I love the rustic feel this texture gives. Whitney rocked out this photo shoot and she is smokin' hott in this photo!!!