Archive for January, 2009

I’ve been making blog changes.  No really I have.  Seriously.  What do you think?  I like big images so this format allows me to plaster them up BIG!  Like 1000 pixels wide!  Whoo hooie!

I have a lot of new changes for 2009, actually – a few policy and pricing changes, some new products and a brand new look!  I’m working on a new logo as well and plan to do a dedicated site for teens/high school seniors and indie artists.  I realize ‘Little Britches’ isn’t exactly ‘mature’ sounding, is it?  I so love working with teens and adults that I really want a special place to showcase their portraits.  Keep watching for the new look and the new site!  I’ll be showing some product images soon, too!

And here is something to tickle your funny bone.  Taken from Fox News.

Zombies Ahead

Zombies Ahead

Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, “Zombies Ahead.”
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We did this mini session to show off the dress.  It’s all about the dress, you know.  Ok, this dress is nothing without the gorgeous girl in it!  She was honored with the nomiation for Freshman Homecoming representative and isn’t she stunning!





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Mark Hayes: Great images. I really love how the dress works with that vintage backgrounds.

lisa: I love the blue and brown the photos are beautiful!

Nikki Welch: Beautiful work!

Sam: Great job!

Jeni: gorgeous! I love the bright blue of the dress againt he first drop!

Sherrell: This is soooooo Beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Makoto: 194I would like to thnkx for the efforts you've put in wrntiig this blog. I'm hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming also. In fact your creative wrntiig skills has inspired me to get my own web site now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a great example of it. It's imperative that more people make this exact point.

I’m still a little foggy on the details, but it’s my understanding that the Little Lighthouse sponsored a number of Russian children to come to America for adoption.  The media attention wasn’t what it should have been for various reasons and now there are several children who didn’t get adopted who will be going back to Russia tomorrow unless someone steps in for them.  I really don’t know if my little blog can help, but I’ll certainly try by posting here! 

Here are the children’s profiles and their pictures.  The contact information is at the bottom.  If you or someone you know has been considering adoption, please consider these beautiful children or feel free to pass on the information!

Nikolai, d.o.b. 3/15/95

Nikolai is in 7th grade.  He likes physical education and likes drawing.  He would like to be a builder some day.  He has a best friend whom he appreciates for his reliability and trustworthiness.  Nikolai’s one wish is to go to America to see what it’s like here.
Dmitri, d.o.b. 12/16/95

Dmitri is in 6th grade.  He especially enjoys art classes and drawing.  He likes the color black.  Winter is his favorite season because the new year comes and children get presents.   He likes to eat potatoes and would like to have a cat.  He likes his best friend, Denis because Denis is a good student.  Dmitri would like to be a worker when he grows up.
Lima, d.o.b. 11/10/97


Lima enjoys math in her third grade class.  Her favorite season is summer because her orphanage sends kids to camp where they can swim.  She likes fairy tales; her favorite is a story about three pigs.  Lima is friendly and talkative, and she likes the color yellow; the orphanage social worker calls her the “sunshine girl”! Lima likes to help and receive attention.  She would like to be a doctor some day because she wants to help people feel well.  Her biological sister has been adopted by an American family; Lima dreams of seeing her again if she gets a chance to return to America.  She was able to speak to her sister on the phone Wednesday and she couldn’t stop smiling or saying, “I love you!” afterward.
Anton B., d.o.b. 11/25/95

Anton is doing well in sixth grade; math and Russian are his favorite subjects.  His favorite color is black; his favorite season is summer.  He is able to crochet anything.  Anton speaks a little English.  He would like to be a truck driver and have a family.  He believes in God, and told his interviewer that God tells us to forgive and be kind.  Because of this, Anton tries to be kind.

Please also feel free to forward this information to anyone else who might be able to help us help the kids.  Please pray that we find the families we need in the next two days.

God bless,
Becky De Nooy
Tulsa Lighthouse Project Coordinator
(918) 230-4504, through January 17
(918) 939-8325, through January 17

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Minnie: Diane,So the cousnnses is you need to quit your day job and open an etsy shop or fabric shop! Those ties are awesome and I love all your new fabric. You amaze me!! My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on several websites for about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform. I have heard excellent things about Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any help would be really appreciated!










I had so much fun with this large, blended family!  I got to set up in their home and take a ton of images.  It will be hard to narrow them down.  Here are a few to share, though lots more to come!  Thank you Miss P for allowing me to come photograph your family, and Happy Birthday!  I had a blast!

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bonnie: Great pics! Where can we go to get pics like that?

Riz Crescini: Greetings from Japan! Great portraits! Love the first image.

Jonah Gilmore: Nice work, cute kids

Sherrell: These photo's and the other ones that you took are GREAT!!!!! They are soooo awesome. Thank you so much for taking them. I don't know who you wrote this for but you helped a brother out.

This little darling baby ‘A’ was as sweet as they get!  Only 8 days old.  She just slept and slept and let me move her any way I wanted.  Mommy made sure to have the house nice and snuggly warm for her and made sure she was well fed! 

Thank you, ‘S’, for opening up your home and sharing her with me yesterday… to say it was a pleasure is an understatement!  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek, and much more to come soon.








Alfred: Beautiful work! The little one is precious!

Jan Vaughn: Shannon, What can I say? I couldn't even imagine pictures better than these. You are so beautiful and little precious and I see Aaron's little face in hers too. You must be so proud. It is wonderful to have been able to capture her at this age ...something you and Nathan will always cherish and so much more so as she grows up. The photographer should submit these to Hallmark Cards or something. They are worth lots of dollars. I am really serious. Well, Love Grandma

Anna: Awww, these are so sweet! Great work!

Liz: So sweeet!

Melissa: What a gorgeous little girl! And the shot of mom and baby is to die for! I love your use of color with the red blanket!

Paula Herko: oh goodness... these are beautiful! What a gorgeous little baby!

Shelly: Wow...Shannon these are just priceless and you look amazing! Little A is an ANGEL...seriously! What a Blessing! You guys are so BLESSED! I am happy for your family and your new addition. I am sure this is one of MANY photo shoots in her future. I look forward to them all. Shell

Sam: This are soooo gorgeous!! Great job!!

Fazackarley: These are stunning! Really nice, strong Black & whites - They must be thrilled with them! I love the hands shot!

Kriea: I love this entire set!!! How cute!

Pam: very adorable, great work!

Kevin Wynn: These images are so lovely! Great job!

michele: nice work! i love the catch lights in their eyes!

Audrey: These are marvelous. The baby is truly an angel and you have brought it in pictures. Really really awesome!

Pretty sisters!

January 1, 2009

I just love photographing these girls! 





Check this out!  She wanted pictures in her darling cowgirl outfit!!



Ahhhh – the truth comes out!  HAHAAA!!


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SaraJ: Oh my, these are gorgeous! The first one is just perfect, and the last one is so typical, haha!