Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from Simply Enjoy

Wanting to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!  I hope you had a great day celebrating our Savior's birth wherever you were and whomever you were with.  Thank you to all the GREAT families I had the privilege of working with this past year.  I am looking forward to what's in store for 2010!

**Please note, not all photos used in the cards featured above were taken by Simply Enjoy Photography

Thursday, December 3, 2009

In production

I am here but the winter slam of '09 is upon us!  Lots of Christmas cards to design and photos to edit.  A good problem to have but not so good for updating the blog.  I'll be back, I promise.

A little update on the Auction for Olive.  Over $12,500 was raised!  What a blessing and the sweet little girl just keeps doing better and better every day! Thank you to all who participated!!

And here's just a little peek at a little crafting we did on Thanksgiving.  It's still in production, too, but thanks to Ali Edwards and my Grandma who kept a can of buttons around (don't we all have a button can?).  And really blurry in the back of the picture is another project I'm working on thanks to a some photos of Chrismas' past and an old window from my Grandparents chicken coop.  Hopefully I'll be  back soon to show you that, too!

But for now I better head to bed before my husband gets up to go fishing.  He said he's got to catch some Christmas presents.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Auction for Olive is open for bidding!

If you need to do some Christmas shopping or just want to help out a great family head over to Auction for Olive this week to bid on some awesome items.  I am overwhelmed by what God has done with this so far and anxious to see where it goes!   Little Olive continues to be a little fighter!  Check out their blog, for the latest on how she and her mom and dad are doing.

I've got a few items posted over there so if you were wanting to schedule a shoot with me during the next year or if you were interested in me designing a Christmas card for you, head over to the Auction blog and bid on it to help benefit Olive and her family.   You can find the free shoot and photos HERE and a free Christmas card design HERE.

You will also find a few classes generously donated by Jessica Sprague, too.  So if you haven't taken her Photo Editing class yet, you can bid on it over there!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you, Stan and all those who serve or have served

I thought it only appropriate to post these pictures from my shoot last month with this incredible family today, Veterans Day. Stan has been in the Navy for over 10 year and next week will start his 6th deployment. This family was so much fun to spend the day with in Seattle! When I first got the e-mail from Noel I had to read it a few times and make sure it was really from her. This is where the amazing power of the world wide web comes into play. I have stopped by Noel's blog for a long time. She take beautiful photos and is an incredible scrapbooker. She is filled with great ideas! So when she contacted me I was a little surprised. I have since learned that another wonderful scrapbooking friend of mine, Angela, sent her my way. Thanks, Angela!! So the date was set, the weather was beautiful and the photos, well, lets just say, she's got plenty to choose from!
After leaving Gas Works and heading to downtown we stopped at Dick's for a burger. It was my first time there and it didn't disappoint!
This picture is probably one of my favorites. If you would have seen who was coming down the alley by us you too would have had a hard time keeping your eyes on the camera!

After wandering through Pike's Place we ended up by the fountains and the girls got to cool off. Needless to say a FULL day in Seattle taking pictures the entire time led to LOTS of photos. I just could hardly narrow it down. I'm sure I still missed some favorites! When I was chatting with Noel later on about the day she said "I just smile thinking about that day." Me, too!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Her futures so bright

I got to hang out with Kirsten and her mom one morning at Boulevard Park. We had a great time chatting and snapping and chatting and snapping!
As much fun as I have photographing little kids, these seniors have been a fun change of pace! Thanks Kirsten for the opportunity to photography you your senior year!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lending a hand

Many of you know of our friends, Rusty and Lynette, who are misisonaries over in Thailand. But those of you who do not know them or their story can read about if over on their blog, They've got quite a story and it isn't finished yet. One tangible way we are wanting to help is by reducing some of their medical bills which are quickly accumulating. If you are interested in helping as well head over to and find out how!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Back when the weather was warm

I did my first senior shoot! I hung out with Hilary and her mom on a beautiful September evening. It was great to meet them and I learned that Hilary helped in the pre-school class my boys were in last year. When I was loading her pictures on my computer that night the boys said "we know her!" Cool!
Thanks, Hilary! You made my job easy tonight. You are a beautiful girl who has a bright future ahead of you!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seriously, Take 2

Do you remember this post, Seriously, from a few months ago? I was attempting a group photo of my kids and the results were rather typical. So, true to form, we headed to the pumpkin patch after school today and I asked for 1 group picture, that's all, and this is the result, once again! :) They're a little more animated than say when I took THIS picture!I've got lots of sunny weather shoots to post yet so be checking back for those. I'm just getting a little bit behind lately! Such is life, right!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kim and Dave's Big Day!

Kim and Dave had a beautiful September day for their wedding. Dave had so many family and friends here from out of town and everyone was so excited to celebrate this huge occasion. What a great day!Thank you, once again, Wendi, for being so awesome and making my job way easier! We make a pretty great team!

I really could keep going and going and posting more. Thanks again, Kim and Dave, for letting us share in your big day! You were so fun to work with!

Because everyone needs a little sunshine

and it doesn't look like there's any in the near future, I thought I'd add it to my blog tonight! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

One Sweet Family!

I got an e-mail from these cuties mom to schedule a shoot and she said she needed new pictures "because E and C both had birthdays coming up and Baby G, well, he's just new!"Melis, this one just makes me laugh!

I heard these shoes were compliments of Grandma! Aren't they great!Adorable! Simply Adorable!! Thanks, you guys, for the fun evening.