Wednesday, April 29, 2009

{Greg & Valerie Engagements}

We have LOVED working with this couple. They were so comfortable with eachother, with being their true selves, being in love, and were so easy to talk to. We hung out for about 3 hours. Greg is a journalism major and Valerie just signed her first teaching contract. Wouldn't you love to have her for a teacher? And Greg is clever, witty, loves ska music and his girl too:) It was fun, and lucky for us, we get to keep hanging out for their bridals and wedding day in June! (It will be here before we know it!)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Today is the day. We reached a total of 100,000 hits on our blog today. Thanks to everyone that comes by to check out our latest and greatest. We are so thrilled to have the greatest fan club and hope you'll stick with us for the next 100,000!

Monday, April 27, 2009

{Girls just wanna have Fun}

These girls are all about fun! They were kind enough to let us try out some fun, new things for Senior pictures. It was a perfect Spring day and I just loved all of their colorful outfits! They all just made Cheer and will be such great cheerleaders- Best of Luck for the next year...they'll be graduating 2010!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

{Happy Earth Day 4/22}

If I had the time today, I would have rode my bike to get to places, but I don't have that kind of time, and let's be honest, we all know I'd be panting by the corner of every we took pictures instead...we live in a Beautiful World! (Listen to Coldplay...they have a song called Beautiful World).

And if anyone has a camera and would like to celebrate today with us, take some earth pics and post them on your blog too...then we can all hold hands somewhere and sing some songs from elementary school:)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

{Garrett & Makell Engagements}

Sometimes I feel like I am the proud parent behind the camera. I could not stop smiling and laughing out loud with these two. They've been dating long distance for a long time and are just excited to be together. They both play soccer, love the outdoors, and enjoy any time they get to hang out. If we can get the sunshine to stick around, we'll be doing their bridals this weekend- it's going to be really fun, especially with Makell's laugh and Garrett's sense of humor!

{Goal Setting}

Growin’ up in the Ward home, looking back, has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. I have used the things I learned in my youth countless times in my early adulthood, thus far. I remember being frustrated at times of course, like most teens or kids at home do. But I wouldn’t trade the principles taught or lessons learned for anything.

My Dad always made a point of meeting with us 5 kids on a regular basis to go over our personal goals. He would divide it into 6 area's and tell us the importance of not having all of our eggs in one basket. Well, at 23 years old, I’ve been through cycles of having all my baskets equally balanced, and times where they were all in one, and maybe even a few broken, splattered or scrambled. Today, I’m setting a goal for myself to get my life organized, to evaluate the important stuff.

So, here it is: Feel free to use this theory. It works, and makes life better. Keep things simple, start out small. ("By small and simple things are great things brought to pass"...)
P.S. Summer is right around the corner, let’s all list some things to look forward to!

6 areas of Goals:

Home: Organize closets, line up shoes:)
Business: Finish up organization for at home studio office, finish marketing
Social: Meet new people at church, have people over for game nights, say hi to more people
Physical: Go running every day, at least go walking and enjoy being outside, enjoy the world!
Spiritual: Read Scriptures daily, Pray more often, read a spiritually uplifting book, write in my journal more often (I read through my old ones on Sunday, it really is so fun to look back on the things we've been through.)
Mental: Read a book about great attitudes, Start school 5/8/09

Summer Goals:

Lose 6 pounds (just to feel a bit slimmer)
Do really well in school
Travel to Europe (This is an absolute dream come true, we’re going this summer from Aug. 4th-Aug. 18th)
Photograph life- capture photographs and moments that really matter to me (Europe is going to be amazing)
Enjoy time.
Have more fun.
Go to the swimming pool at least 1 time. (I don’t think I swam at all last year)
Go to the Beach at least 1 time (This happened 1 time last year)
Go to a concert, maybe even John Mayer again
Take on some cooking, grilling, new recipes (Be a better housewife)
Laugh more
Love more

…More to come
What about you? Any plans, excitement, goals???

Monday, April 20, 2009

{Laura & Eric Bridals}

These two lovebirds are tying the knot in a few short weeks! We had so much fun with the old fashioned truck they brought- it looked fabulous against that gorgeous St. George red rock! And how about their rings? Just beautiful! They were so excited about the bling on Eric's band too- it was really sharp looking! Laura's dress is a Maggie Sottero and it looked stunning with her matching heels- Well guys, we're on the countdown!!! Can't wait to do their wedding day post, it's going to be a beautiful day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

{Almost May...}

Spring is trying so hard to poke through this wintery weather...hold strong little roots! (Although, the contrast of blossoms and white is awesome!!)