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And the WINNER is…


And the winner is comment number four (generated by by Stacey Renea Spaw!!!  Congratulations!

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Thank you everyone for your participation.  I will be hosting another fabulous contest in a few months!!!



1st Annual Nursing Mama’s Mini Session

So I and a few friends will be hosting our 1st every Nursing Mama’s Mini Session!  We are so excited about this!  I can’t tell you how much I miss breastfeeding.  I stopped at 12 1/2 months for two reasons….one because I thought a year was the norm and it was ‘time’ to quit and two because I was below my pre-pregnacy weight and looked like hell!  I still do haha but am slowly gaining it back.  But I have only one photo of me nursing my little boy.  Just one and guess what?  It was taken with my phone in the hospital right after he was born because I was so proud of the moment when he had finally latched on by himself without help.  I did try to take some ‘nice’ ones but I was too embarrassed to ask my husband to take them and so used a tripod and absolutely none of them turned out.  I deleted them.  Yep sure did.  Wish I hadn’t now though!

This photo shoot is for you.  You who know breastfeeding is beautiful and aggravating.  Those beautiful moments when your heart swells with pride that you only you nourished this little person and aggravating when he bites you or kicks your drink out of your hand and spills it all over you 🙂 all of those moments.  Of course I’m going to get the beautiful ones so you’ll always have them to treasure!!!  =D

Birthday Giveaway

The Birthday Giveaway

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I will announce the winner on this blog one week from today (March 1, 2012)!  You must claim your prize within 48 hours of us contacting you or we will draw another winner.  Prizes do not have cash value. You may not exchange or return your prize.  And of course, this giveaway is in no way affiliated with, or sponsored by Facebook or it’s entities, and all entries will be made directly through Whitehorse Design | Photography here on this blog post. Winner will be posted on the blog and notified via email.

James Donald Blogged

My adorable nephew!  He was amazing for these photos.  I’ve been waiting awhile to get pictures like this….the more artsy kind.  And finally I was able to get them!  I’m only going to post a few though…I have kind of crappy internet with a 5GB limit….sigh.

Update for the Night Owls

Well I’m thinking about buying a domain name finally.  I’m a little stuck on which name I should go with though.  But is available and so is and  I like the first one best obviously but am wondering if it is too long? 

I really wanted to post a pinterest thingy that I did but it has too much information on it so I can’t!  BUMMER.  I can describe it though!  In photoshop I made a little plaque thingy.  It has my sons name, birthday, and newborn stats.  I’m going to have it printed and glue it onto a board painted grey or black and hang it in his room.  I’m going to use that modge podge stuff or whatever it’s called.  I can’t remember.  You can go to my facebook page and view it I just didn’t want to put it on here.

I’m really sad I’ve given up on my photo challenges but I just couldn’t seem to keep to them with a toddler running around!  His naps are getting shorter and shorter!  When he does nap all I want to do is sit around or clean house!  But one good thing is I’m almost to 200 fans on my facebook page.  I wonder if I’ll ever make it to a 1,000.  I think it would be amazing to be that busy taking photos.  That is my dream/goal.  I want to make this a full time professional business but still time to spend with my family.  I love everything I’m doing so far.  In fact I’ll post a few newborn photos since I haven’t been on here in awhile. 

Merry Christmas Friends


Our cute little Christmas card.  I was very pleased with the way it turned out.  I’ve been doing a little bit of obsessive crocheting which of course fanned out over the last few days.  And I’ve all but given up on my 30 & 365 day challenges lol.  I’m terrible.  So much for trying to make it and get better!  But I did get my studio lights a few weeks ago and have been playing with those.  I also bought the photovision DVD’s in an effort to help myself build up confidence and learn some tricks I would probably otherwise not have learned.  And they are helping tremendously 🙂 I have a few pics to post though as I have been very busy.  I wish I could post my boudoir photos I did last week but she doesn’t want them public and I can’t blame her even though she looks beautiful in all of them!  I took a few Christmas photos of Kedric, 3 month photos of my nephew Bryson with a new hat I crocheted, family photos, some one year old photos and of course the boudoir that I can’t post 🙂




Welp the Thomas family photos will have to wait until next time.  They’re on the portable hard drive and I’m not sure what my son has done with it!  Speaking of hard drives….I’m glad I got the Sam’s Club extended warranty on my computer because here about two weeks ago my computer told me it needed replaced.  So luckily I was able to get what I thought were a few pictures (turned out to be around 8500) off of my computer and onto the portable and the few documents off of here in time.  And to make things even better they were able to transfer everything onto the new hard drive so I didn’t even need to reinstall anything!  So that makes me happy but I do need another portable hard drive.  Mine is full!!!  Merry Christmas every one 🙂 and Happy Holidays! 

Day 15 & 16

Day 15 & 16 Silhouette and Long Exposure
Ok I know this is cheating but eh…I’ve been wanting to do the silhouette outside and never got around to it and ditto to the long exposure. I should have done it the other night or so when the moon was a sliver. But here comes the shadow puppets. The exposure wasn’t that long but I couldn’t find my tripod anywhere so I couldn’t do one for very long. My husband was doing this in an effort to catch our son’s attention but alas he has toys to play with! They are so much more important and cooler mind you 🙂

Stay at Home Momdom’s

Getting kind of bored here lately! I know it’s hard to be bored with a toddler running around but I think it’s the stuck in the house boredom…not looking forward to winter! 😦 I love the snow…I mean if it’s going to be cold it might as well snow right? It’s better than rain anyways. But here lately I’ve been craving female company. Facebook, cell phones/texts, and skype just aren’t doing it for me anymore. I’d love to join MOPS or one of the MOM’s Club groups in town but we’re on the Dave Ramsey budget and well extracurriculars really aren’t in the budget right now. And it doesn’t help that I’m kind of shy…not very good at approaching people and generally get nervous when I do and talk a lot 🙂 so if anyone has any suggestions hit me up! I’m open for anything really. I’ve lived here for about 3 or so years and haven’t really made any friends my age. I’d just love to find someone that’s close to my age with a child about the same age as mine (13 months). I feel like I should place an ad on or something haha. You would think in the digital age it wouldn’t be so hard to make friends but apparently it is when you’re a stay at home mom and not out in the working world meeting other women/men. And most of my husband’s friends…ok well all of the 2 or 3 that live here in Columbus are single. We joined a church group awhile back and it’s great I love our social times as well as the time we spend studying the bible but I’m the youngest in the group and most of the other women work.

I’d just like to go on walks or go to the park or something simple like that just to spend time with another person other than my husband and son 🙂

Days 9 to 13

Someone you Love
This should be really easy 🙂 He’s really going to hate me when he’s older but isn’t he the cutest!!!

Childhood Memory
I got this when my aunt and uncle married. I was really young. I think I was around four. So I’ve had this for a long time. It’s kind of sad because they’re going through a divorce right now. I’ve always treasured this mainly because it was one of the first pieces of jewelry I had ever received.

Something Blue
I immediately thought of my wedding day but couldn’t find something that I wanted to take a picture of that blue on it so I wandered around outside and realized well…the sky is BLUE! So I went across the road to the neighbor’s house and wanted to see if my old dog could still jump on the round bales. She could of course haha. So she went nuts on them and almost fell off but had fun 🙂

I was trying to get a good picture of my husband throwing my son in the air but it was harder than I thought…maybe people do it with more light out because all of mine were blurry.

Me with 13 Things
Took me awhile to figure out how to do this one…I didn’t want to just use random things around me. I wanted these 13 things to sort of represent me. So they are all horsey related 🙂 bridle, bit, spurs, boots, horse chest, brush, saddle, girth, halter, vetrolin (pretty spray & sunscreen), blanket, breast collar, and saddle cover. That’s pretty much everything I need to ride a horse and a little extra!

Day 4 Something Green

Day 4 Something Green
Ok so originally I was going to take a picture of something ‘green’ like earth friendly but apparently we’re not hippies lol. I looked and looked and well to be honest the only thing we do is recycle plastic water bottles so I suppose we’re not really that ‘green.’ So here is a pretty little weed that the bees and butterflies love.

And since it was absolutely gorgeous out here today here is a picture of our beautiful pond and trees in our backyard. Sometimes I love it so much out here I wonder how we’ll ever be able to sell it. Hopefully when we do sell it we’ll find something not too far away 🙂 so we can stay in this area. I took these pictures using the vivid image option on my camera and I wish that I had left it on JPG images only instead of basic and RAW. When I shoot this way the RAW version is plain and has to be re-edited to try to match the vivid version. So sometimes I see it’s better to switch to JPG instead of always shooting in RAW. It would save some editing in some cases anyways.