Archive for July, 2010

i met corrine at the relay for life event and knew i HAD to photograph her. she was so just perfectly photographable! so glad she signed up! she is a beautiful, uber talented artist and all around great girl.  it was just a wonderful session topped off with a visit from her gorgeous sisters, mom & dad at the end.

My first name is: Corinne

I go to school at: Sycamore High School

My graduation date is: June 2011

The last thing I ate was:A sandwich from Panera

My dream job:freelance artist

My favorite music/artists:Classic Rock

My favorite thing in my closet:My Steve Madden black slouchy boots

My favorite high school moment: becoming a drum major for the marching band

I have never…been stung by a bee

If I had $1,000 I would…Donate half, and give half to my parents. They spend a lot of money on me.   And maybe I’d buy some shoes.

I love Big Shots Photography and working with Marla because:  She’s really fun and makes taking pictures easy! She understands that senior photos are an important experience for us, and she makes the time we spend totally worth it 🙂

the l family


what a pleasure it was to photograph this family.  if you are at all familiar with my work, you’ll notice nicole.  she was an amazing big shots model last year.  she worked her tush off and has been such a great part of the big shots family.  since i was so involved with nicole, i got to know her mom well and have grown very fond of the entire family.  we’ve had lots of laughs over toes and the weather.  they are a fun bunch for sure!  i hope to see you all around and wish nicole the best of luck at osu this fall (go bucks!!!).

it was dad’s birthday so he got all of the attention!

i love couples in love.  especially those who have been married as long as these two have.

sister love 🙂

my first official client post.  not sure how it’s all going to stay but this is it for today…alexis and i had a wonderful time exploring the park.  i even discovered a garden of wildflowers and tall grasses.  anyone who knows me knows i love tall grass.  alexis probably thought i was crazy to get so excited over them!  she is truly delightful as is her sister.  they obviously get it from her mother who joined us.  they were all just very laid back and easy to be with.  when you click, you click.  i am very much looking forward to seeing you again soon.

My first name is:  Alexis

I go to school at:  Sycamore High School

My graduation date is: 2011

The last thing I ate was:  Pesto Pasta

My dream job: to be an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter

My favorite music/artist: I love any type of music and my favorite band is Maroon 5

My favorite thing in my closet:  my blue jeans that I wear almost every day

My favorite pastime:  I have discovered a new love for painting

My favorite word: haha I don’t know why but I love the word percolate

My favorite website:   Facebook

My favorite magazine:  Seventeen

My favorite place to shop: I like to get things from a lot of places like Delias, Pacsun, Aeropostale, and Kohl’s

My favorite high school moment: when I got my first boyfriend

I have never… been able to touch my toes

If I had $1,000 I would… donate it to an organization that helps stop animal testing

I love Big Shots Photography and working with Marla because: She really helps you loosen up and just have fun with it. I was a little nervous going into it, but she just makes it almost impossible not to have soo much fun! I would recommend her to anyone who loves to have amazing pictures and a great time! Thanks so much Marla! 

starting fresh


grab a cup of coffee and take a seat.  it’s finally done and i want you to take it all in!  i mean,  i’ve been going on and on about this new blogsite and here it is!  it’s not perfect but if i wait until everything is JUST so, it will never be done.  so, i’ve decided to launch at 99% “doneness” so that you know i actually really have this blogsite and so i can start posting and using this as i’ve imagined for so long.

what is a blogsite?  it’s a website and blog rolled into one.  i was tired of having my two worlds existing in and looking like two different parts of big shots.  so, i combined them and came up with this.  the possiblities of a blogsite are really endless.  i can have pages for anything and everything.  there’s no need for me to send multiple emails with information cluttering up your inbox when you can now find it here.

so, welcome to my blogsite!  a few tips for getting around: navigation is in the drop down menu at the top of this page to make searching for particular categories or other items super easy and fast. you can use the search feature found on the homepage to find any entry in this blog.  sorry, it does not include my old blog which is permanantly  here. comments are waaaaayyyy easier to add on this blogsite so i want to hear from all of you!  it’s more like a chat than a message so let’s have some fun commenting away!  it makes me feel less lonely in blogworld.  also, please do bookmark this site.  seniors; you’ve got your own site.  click on “seniors” to be taken there where it’s way cool!

i can’t believe it took SEVEN months to get this together. part of it was due to the fact that i took weeks off from working on it at a time and part of it is that i am a perfectionist.  i had this idea or this change and you know what?  it came out JUST as i imagined.  i couldn’t have done it without theresa from blogs for photogs.  she is seriously the most patient woman and talented blog designer on the planet.  we started with nothing but a few small ideas i had and she turned it into this!  there’s a lot here so make sure you check it all out!

and lastly, a big shout out to my husband who runs the back end of my biz and who supported me through this blogsite journey.  he has touched each and every part of this blogsite.  thanks josh!

enjoy your stay and come back often!