• Crazy Kids,  Critters,  Family,  Gardening,  Holidays,  Home,  Martha,  Photography

    Resolve

    Dear Paulette, Remember when it was January? Like, just yesterday? And everyone was telling you Happy New Year, and you were in your usual blissful state of all-things-are-new-again? And let's not forget all those New Year's Resolutions, which included this beauty: Blog more. And this one: Take pictures of things besides pets. It's probably best if you stopped resolving things.…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Photography

    Hold that Pose.

    Sophie and I headed out to the wooded area by the lake last week so I could take some photos, and I had such a fun time with her.. despite how self-conscious she is when I'm taking her picture, she manages to have a little fun and gets me to laughing. I told her that I would say the name…

  • Photography

    Patrick’s Day

    Jaime, Bre and I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding on St. Patrick's Day for a gorgeous Irish family. And how perfect that the groom's name was Patrick. Here are some moments from the Bridal Suite… And the groomsmen, attempting to get ready… The groom had a twin! The bride and groom opted to have a First Look, which…

  • Family,  Good Things,  Photography,  Ramblings,  Weblogs

    Blog Fodder

    When I first started blogging back in 2004, I had intended to write just about my stitching endeavors – sort of a way to keep myself motivated by posting my plans and progress reports. Then I started designing, and it went from my "Cranberry Crossing" blog (the name coming from the primitive/folk art craft business I had for a few…

  • Photography

    PB&J

    While recently discussing the possibility of Jaime and Bre and I going into the business of photography together, someone suggested we name ourselves "PB&J Photography." I doubt anyone would take us seriously if we called ourselves that, but I thought it was a clever suggestion. 🙂 Last week, we three got together and shot another wedding. What a perfectly fun…

  • Photography

    High School Sweethearts

    Just last week, Sabrina said to me, "Mom? I'm really bummed. There's only a week left of school, and I never had a sweetheart. Which means I can never say, 'I married my high school sweetheart.'" I didn't feel the need to remind her that there were plenty of sweethearts begging to be hers, but she poo-poo'ed every one. Can…

  • Good Things,  Photography

    A Spring Wedding

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of being my Canon-sister Jaime's second-shooter (a backup shooter/assistant) for a lovely outdoor wedding. I'd never photographed a wedding before, but had always wanted to… and now I know why wedding photographers are so expensive. This was the most grueling experience ever. (In a good way, of course.) For nine hours, Jaime and I…

  • Freebie,  Good Things,  Photography

    Woot! Woot!

    I have never won anything. So you can imagine my utter shock (if you've been so lucky as to experience it) when it was announced on Tara Whitney's photography blog that I won a camera bag! A Ketti bag, to be exact! I. Could. Not. Believe. It. ME??? Did her announcement actually read "And the winner is…. PAULETTE STEWART!!!" I…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Photography

    Work it, Girl

    A few days ago, Sophie and I walked Mike out to his car before he left for work for the evening. I noticed that the sun was shining beautifully on Sophie's hair, and I asked her if she minded if I took her picture. She agreed, and then I asked her if she wanted me to take lots of pictures…