Monday, December 24, 2012

A very Cheesy Xmas!

I just wanted to thank you all for all the love and support this past year!
 I'm grateful for the silliness that I still have in me, bacon, love and support of family & friends, bacon- oops said that already, and the start of the new year/beginnings........

Happy Holidays! Cheers to the New Year!
 the cheesy elf

Monday, December 17, 2012


You may recognize Wendell from a few posts ago, when he modeled some cool dog collars.. There's just something about his personality that says, "Hey check me out, I'm kinda a big deal." What a dapper fellow.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hope Springs Pet Beds


                                             T helping out
Sam discusses the process               
                               Archibald over-seeing the sewing
                                        Archibald warming my lap

 I met Therese years back when she hired me to photograph her sweet family, greyhounds Sam and Essie, the lead dog - Archibald(kitty).

We had a blast then. You can not not like her. She's got such great energy and so fun to be around.

This is her newest venture that she does on the side (for now) when she's not working at Children's hospital or volunteering. 

Hope Springs Pet Beds-
We create high quality hand-crafted pet beds that dogs and cats love, and we are proud to be a small business that supports local adoption groups through promotion and donation.
 At Hope Springs, we have two goals: our first is to create a high quality, hand-crafted pet bed that is loved by both pets and their humans; and the second is to support local rescue and adoption organizations through promotion and donation.
 Our most popular product is the CuddleBed. We offer custom crafted beds, quotes can be requested at our website

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Lovely Poppy



Nicole Berlowski, is the talented creator behind these fun and modern dog collars. It was great fun to photograph her pup, Bailey, on a beautiful fall day. The company is called The Lovely Poppy. You can buy her work on Etsy.

Thanks to the other two models, Clove, my neighbor pup, and Wendell, a Tosa k9 as well.

Monday, November 26, 2012


                           Snowflakelicious  goodness made by moi!

Some eye candy for your Xmas tree? Some bling for your holidays?
These beauties(4.5" & 6") are for sale this holiday season at the shops listed below.
fa la la la la

 Visit me at the

Buy Local Gift Fair

Sunday, December 9, 2012 | Noon – 4 p.m.
Lakefront Brewery Palm Garden
1872 North Commerce Street  Milwaukee
Free admission
40 LOCAL vendors
Beer and other beverages available for purchase from Lakefront Brewery
Food available for purchase from a variety of vendors

MARN Artibles Holiday shop

5407 W.Vliet St.
West Milwaukee
Thur & Fri. 11-7, Saturdays 10-5

The Waxwing- Art & Handmade Gifts

4415 N. Oakland Ave
Shorewood, WI
Tue-Fri :11am-7pm

Monday, November 19, 2012

Wild boys- Raiden & Wolf

Just another day of play with Raiden & Wolf. Two rambunctious little boys! We started out with a couch fort of sorts, then ending up at a nearby park. The last shot, with mama Shannon, is one most parents can relate to. Plus it shows off Shannon's easy going personality.

BTW- Shannon and her hubby Geoff, own an amazing bakery in Wauwatosa.  a must stop by!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cute doesn't even begin to descibe these photos...

First there was Annie. Then Margaret. And now James. I've had the honor to photograph these sweet little ones over the last 4ish years. I have enjoyed getting to know their unique personalities. Laura & Jim, the parents, are just as much fun as their kids. The apple, they say, doesn't fall far from the tree.

Monday, November 5, 2012


First off, Jessica's mom, Sandy, and I had such an easy conversion on the phone ( we could have talked for hours!), that I knew my photo shoot with Jessica was gonna be fun & relaxed. And I was right. One thing, I noticed right away about Jessica was her confidence. She had such an ease about her. Normally, she's the one behind the camera surrounded by nature. Once again, I'm inspired by the young adults I meet while on shoots. They give me hope for the future, as cheesy as that sounds, it's true!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Announcing my shop on ETSY!

               Wake up your hair with a kitty or k9 barrette!
                                           Bling it on!
                                 Laura, Monae, and Stephanie
                                 Sarah and Stella
                                  Sydney and Lori

 I'm pleased as punch to finally announce that I have a shop on Etsy. Right now, I have my "For the Love of Dogs" wall calendar and book, PIXessories: rings, hair barrettes, pendants, and cuff links.  I will be adding other goodies yet this year.

Etsy, is the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace.

BIG THANKS to my friends, Pamela, Lori, Sydney, Laura, Monae, Stephanie, Sarah, and Stella for being such good models and posing with my PIXessories.

BTW- Sarah is my business partner who works in sterling silver PIXessories.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Beamer, Susan & Danny sweet times 3!

This was a beautiful sunny fall day, to spend "working" with my dear friends Susan, Danny and their sweet pup Beamer. These two were so relaxed which made my job super easy. Beamer was such a good boy, not diving in after the ducks swimming in the pond. Geez, what was I thinking when I scouted that location? To be fair there weren't any birds of any kind near or in that pond!

I was fortunate enough to meet Susan years ago through art. She  hired me to do her head shot for MARN's Art Treasure Hunt event we were both in. She's a sweetheart and we became fast friends. Danny too is a sweet guy. Beamer well, he's just too adorable for words. His whole body wiggles when he greets me. Sweetness all around!

The bubble photo (top photo) I asked Susan to explain to me about the bubbles Beamer creates. "When I go to the bank he starts blowing bubbles when I pull up to the drive through."

Susan's an incredibly talented illustrator. Check out her art here.
You can see by her stye, you just know Susan has a big heart.