Monday, December 29, 2014

Let LOVE Shine

Holiday Celebrate
Holiday Celebrate


If we took a holiday
Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice

Everybody spread the word
We're gonna have a celebration
All across the world
In every nation
It's time for the good times
Forget about the bad times, oh yeah
One day to come together
To release the pressure
We need a holiday


You can turn this world around
And bring back all of those happy days
Put your troubles down
It's time to celebrate
Let love shine
And we will find
A way to come together
And make things better
We need a holiday


Holiday Celebrate
Holiday Celebrate


Holiday Celebrate
Holiday Celebrate

Holiday, Celebration
Come together in every nation

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays 2014!

Happy Holidays in whatever form you celebrate it!
Thank you for being a part of my 2014.
Cheers to the New Year!

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch-
His heart Grows!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bella travels

                                  All packed!
                                   Excited for my trip!
                                        Sit Bella sit.

Bella. Meet this sweet pea- she's a Terrier/Chihuahua mix, possibility a border terrier.

"Her favorite colors are pink and green. We can tell as her favorite toys are her green monster, pink elephant, pink dinosaur and green snake. She's a big fan of snuggling, licking people directly on the lips, belly rubs, peanut butter, and any/all squeaky toys. If it doesn't squeak, she's not interested.  She's not a huge fan of car rides.  She doesn't sit down in the car unless she is on a plush blanket or someone's lap. She will stand and balance until the trip is over. She also seems a bit too scared to put her head out the window, but she stands close enough to still catch some of the outdoor smells.  She loves going to events with people and kids. She is a great dog around other people, meanwhile, she is still trying to get 100% comfortable around other dogs. This summer she did a number of exciting things- attended Fido Fest at Hart Park, went camping and hiking at Devils Lake, WI and went on a number of long hikes and walks around the city of Milwaukee. Taking Bella out for a walk is like being out with a celebrity, everyone stops and gawks and wants to pet her- and she loves every minute of it."

Sometimes you need a dog trainer on set to help you get the k9 to look or sit a certain way. Laura Holder, is your gal for that! You may recognize the name since I highlighted her on my Photo Monday not too long ago. As you can see she has fun with her job!

Also, in need of a unique gift? How about a photo session and/or a PIXessory?
414 453 2060

Monday, December 8, 2014

Santa Rampage 2014

          Trying my best to photobomb

            Suzanne and Father Time

            Two Santas and a PBR
           Santa taking a smoke break
             My friend Suzanne and I
              Da boys I work with
                     A Christmas Story

                      bike parking
               Snow & Heat Miser

This is the Santa Rampage( unofficial ride since 2000)  where Santas on bikes start at 3 different locations in the Milwaukee area. Wauwatosa, East side, and Bayview. I've been wanting to do this ride forever. And this was the year! My friend Suzanne and I put on our best Santa wear and rode from Tosa to the first stop Lakefront Brewery. Yes, technically that is a tree skirt I'm wearing around my neck.Was it cold you ask? Umm YES it's winter outside sillies! ;) Some parts of me felt the crisp cool air but after a while you get so caught up in the silliness you forget your face is frozen in a smile.  Otherwise, it was one of the most fun times on my bike I've ever had. How can you not smile and laugh when people are wearing such silly, creative, and fun costumes? This event is a photographer's dream. Suzanne(also a shutterbug)  and I were both torn as to whether to ride it in vs to document it with our good cameras. Our conclusion do the ride, take some snapshots.
Maybe next year you'll join us?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sky Art

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it" 
Ferris Bueller 

Personally one of my favorite movies.

Please to enjoy Ferris Bueller's Day Off - twist & Shout video

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sydney sitting pretty

Meoooooooooooooooooooow!  Everyone once in awhile I get commissioned to photograph a cat or two. I loved how the lady of the house would tell her cats to "smile".

Monday, November 17, 2014

Barcelona in the 414

                         Lynita Santora Wolf- artist and owner  

                                  5827 W. Vliet St. West Milwaukee

This summer Lynita commissioned a local artist, Kim Loper, to paint this beautiful mural on west side of the building.

Lynita is one talented woman that works in diverse mediums:  jewelry, collage, mixed media, painting, upcycling, and teaches classes as well! She's a warm and inspiring person that loves to talk and show art and is a huge supporter of local artists, such as myself.

Get your shop on this Holiday season and beyond! I hear Santa will be in town on the Westside this weekend- 21st-22nd. 

She has another shop in Hales Corners, My Table Gallery.

 Both stores feature a selected collection of locally handmade artisan works, mixed with vintage finds and vintage- inspired new items. 

My Table Gallery and Barcelona are the exclusive Southeastern Wisconsin stockists of the popular and sought after Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.

Popular, hands-on creative workshops are offered at both stores. Recent classes demonstrate how to use Chalk Paint®, "Funk Your Junk", and much more. Visit the Web site for upcoming classes:

5827 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Barcelona Hours:
Tuesday-Friday - 10am-6pm
Saturday - 10am-3pm

Monday, November 10, 2014

Calvin and Nolan




Brothers. Boys. Trouble.  I KID!  Calvin and Nolan. Calvin is the more out-going, likes to talk kind of kid. And talk. Which I enjoyed completely. Nolan on the other hand, was a bit shy but did warm up  once we had our little one on one time. Both of these sweet peas were the combo of me as a kid, even now, sensing that  helped me bring out their personalities best. Their parents, Dawn and Matt, allowed me the freedom to work in my style " rolling with it " and making it as fun as possible for everyone.  Made for a fun early morning shoot!

Did you know, I photograph;
kids of all ages
high school senior portraits
dogs, some other 4 legged animals
business portraits
artists/crafter's hand-made goods
kids-k9s-grown-ups on location
414 453 2060

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sarah and Stella

Stella and Sarah, two peas in a pod!  Both are talented artists, fun/funny, smarties, and beauties inside and out! Stella is the youngest in the art group Sarah and I are in called W.I.P. I always look forward to her drawings and art updates at our meetings. Stella has over the years designed some of her clothing with the help of her mom, Sarah. Both are just a delight to be around.

Shameless plug ------ there is still time to book me for a photo shoot.

Also, Sarah Mann and I collaborate to create beautiful keepsakes called PIXessories.