Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thought of the Day
I made a goal to be totally engaged with my children all day and all I can say is, "How in the sam hill do mothers for whom this is normal, do this? I can only take so many games of Duck and Goose!" My 2 year old insists on calling it, "Duck and Goose" and insists on playing it constantly. He even plays it in the car...he pats the heads of his sisters', seated on either side of him. And for the running part? We yell, "Run, Run, Run!!!!" while he laughs hysterically in his carseat. It's a riot. Don't you wish you had my life? He is pretty cute, buck teeth and all.

Image of the Day

Challenge for tomorrow
Get my fat rear end on the treadmill and off of facebook. I'll let you know how that goes. Thank goodness you can hide yourself when you are on that stupid addicting site.

P.S. How many hours of the day do you estimate you are engaged...I mean really engaged with your kids?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Seniors 2010!

I have one goal when I take shoots for seniors-- I want to capture their true style and personality at this time in their lives. I want their picture shoot to reflect the person they are at this age. For "C", I chose a downtown urban location for the bulk of our time...can you see why? Can you stand what a doll she is? She really is as beautiful inside as she is outside. Know any seniors that need their pics taken? Send them my way, I love shooting them!

The K family....

One of the things I love most about what I do is that I get to see old friends again. For friends that live far enough away that visiting often is impossible, I am able to get to know their families when I take their pictures. It is strange, after editing 10 photos of my friend's child, I feel like I have connected with them all over again. Of course, they probably don't feel that way...but I enjoy it. I love these pictures! My friend really likes urban locations so we headed to downtown Salt Lake!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The C Family....

So photography is an interesting little career. Of course, one's professional work will eventually speak for itself but initially, it is all about who you know. It has been difficult for me to get my business going because I don't really know many people in the area where I live.

This family was one of my very first clients. It is strange, the better you know someone, the more you see in their pictures. The more I know about their lives, the more their faces speak to me during their shoot and in their photographs. HHHMMMMmm deep thoughts by Carrie Elton. Now for a few samples....

The S family

You know when you first meet someone and just have the feeling that you were meant to be friends? This is how I have felt with this girl. She is really one of the neatest people around. And the best thing about her (well not the best....but one of the best) is that she willingly plays the piano for me when I sing. And her family....well, the pictures speak for themselves.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I finally did it! I am now going to have a blog/website for all things me and my life as a mother and photographer. For all of you who might be wondering if I am going to journal about her life and photography in one blog, my answer is yes. I have decided that I can only do so much in my life. Maintaining two separate blogs makes me want to stick needles in my eyes so, one blog it will have to be. For those of you who have any interest in my life (for what reason I cannot fathom), come here. For those of you interested in my photography, come here too. I hope you enjoy. Until I figure out what I am going to put in my first post.....


Welcome to my new blog!

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