Thursday, October 08, 2009

October 17th Family Portrait Day Milan Villa

Becky's Photography is offering a very special opportunity for anyone interested in family portraits for the holidays.

There are only 25 sessions available (many are already booked). I will photograph the whole family, childrens individuals and parents together. You will receive a dvd with a copyright release (minimum of 20 images) for $225.

Every family photographed will be entered into a drawing to win 2 prizes:

1st Prize : Overnight stay at the Milan Villa

2nd Prize: 25 Free Holiday Cards

You can schedule your session by calling Becky @ 216-973-0156 or e-mailing me @ or send me a message on Facebook.
Directions and info about the Milan Villa available at
Feel free to forward this info on to family and friends!!

Milan Villa Pics

One of the guest rooms
The master guest room

The grand staircase

The kitchen

Milan Villa Pics

The family room
The lake

Fall mums everywhere

The entrance

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Trevor for Treasurer

So stinkin' cute! Trevor is running for the position of treasurer of the Student Council. He needed to create his campaign posters and wanted me to snap a few pics of him with cash. If I could vote, he'd have mine! Good luck, Trevor!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


My day in a nutshell:

1) went to breakfast and threw my credit card away.
2) got bit by my cat on the lip...blood!
3) spilled my drink all over my leather couch
4) locked myself out of the house at 11:30 when I took the dog for a walk.

This day I do not consider to have been a success. Let's try again tomorrow...

Monday, September 14, 2009


A few weeks ago when I made a vow to myself to blog everyday, I said sometimes I would just post a picture. Well, this is it. This is what happens to be sitting on my counter right now. In between Photoshop, Facebook, e-mails, phone calls and laundry I managed to make a batch of cookies. This is what made me happy today. The best part was the look on Taylor's face when he came home from football. It said, "Who are you and what have you done with my mom?".
Mitch and Doreen's wedding pics are almost ready. I just needed a little fuel to keep me going. Have a great week!!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Title...

that I was going to put, I didn't put because I wasn't sure how to spell a silly is that?!?! I'm not a great writer and I'm behind in photography sooooo, I don't blog enough! I did want to post something though because I use this sort of as a diary. I received the best compliments tonight and I don't want to forget them.

First of all, everyone knows that the wedding photos are for the brides and usually the grooms could care less. They are interested in one thing and that is the honeymoon! Tonight I was sitting at my little table, working on the computer for the slide show and my groom made a special trip to the back of the room just to tell me thank-you. He thanked me for photographing their awesome is that?!?! Does he not know that I am the one thankful that they chose me?

Secondly, before leaving a reception, I like to say good-bye to the bride and groom and both mothers. When I said my farewells tonight to the bride's mom she was so sweet. She said, "Thank you so much. Your pictures were so beautiful! We have been planning this day for a long time and we heard you were the best. We are so glad we hired you because they were are the best."

What an honor it is to be a part of such amazing families on the best day of their lives! It is a privelage that I will never take for granted!!

Thank you...

Friday, August 28, 2009


has begun. Trevor's first game is tomorrow morning and I'm so exciting to be able to see it. I have missed so many games over the years because I shoot weddings almost every Saturday. Well, tomorrow I'm shooting at the Cleveland Botanical Garden tomorrow and the wedding doesn't start until 6:00. We are doing all of the photos before hand but it's still a relatively late day. It should be a beautiful day to have a wedding at the Gardens!!! Congratulations, Karen & James!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


The kitty is making HUGE progress. He is eating like a horse now (finally) and he is actually playing with Noodle. It's been so rewarding. I have to say to all of my clients that have been patient with me, THANK YOU!! Tomorrow will be non-stop getting caught back up. If you're getting anxious for your work and you haven't heard from me, feel free to call anytime.

I Wish I Could...

post the pics from today. It was such an amazing experience. When the judge asked if there was anyone else that had anything to add to the adoption hearing, it was all I could do to jump up and down and add how grateful I was to just be present to witness (and photograph) such an amazing family. My job is not a's a gift. I was too busy wiping my tears...must be PMS.

Monday, August 24, 2009

It's a White Box on Wheels

Well, after 8 hours I found a car. I feel like I'm 1 step away from being institutionalized. I have my 20 minute presentation that I haven't begun to prepare for tomorrow morning and I am late on my sales tax. OOPS!! I'm too tired now so I'm signing off...there's always tomorrow.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Kitty's Still Alive...

The van, not so much. I knew I should have gone back to bed today when I poured the coffee grounds into the Cuisenart before I put the basket in. 45 minutes later and a tablespoon of grounds in the bottom of my cup, I started to wake up.

I was going to spend the whole day enhancing Christen & Drew's wedding pics to post online when my sister called to let me know we better do her maternity pics. She was having strong contractions about 10 minutes apart. I fed the kitty, showered and met with a new bride. While fueling up the van (thankfully only a few gallons) I read a text from her that said to hurry up, the contractions were now 5 minutes apart. She even called to say she was in so much pain, never mind. She would just have George snap a quick shot so baby #3 doesn't feel cheated (like that won't happen anyway). I told her to just wait and I would be there in 10 minutes. We had a 3 minute session and flew out the door.

The nurse checked her, told her to walk the halls for an hour and she'd recheck her. She was 75% effaced and 2 cm dilated. NO LUCK! She said to go home where she's more comfortable and come back when she couldn't take it anymore. I think every pregnant women should experience that for at least one of their pregnancies. I did and it wasn't fun!

Anyhoo...on the way to the hospital my transmission started slipping and I knew I was in trouble. On the way home, I had to pull over and leave it in a church parking lot. I was just telling the boys the other day that I was going to drive that thing until the wheels fall off. Little did I know it would be the next day. After 190,000 miles and a 2 transmissions I think I should let it go...

Which brings me to tomorrow. I have no idea what it has in store for me but I'm hoping to either have a new baby niece, a new vehicle ($4,500 off MSRP), or Christen and Drew's pics posted online....oh and a much healthier kitty!!!
Hurry up Sophia, Evelyn or whatever your name is! I can't wait to see you!!!

Doreen & Mitch

What a busy weekend! I just want to say how much I love Doreen & Mitch and their families. Doreen's family flew in from Germany. They spoke VERY little English. I have to say it was quite challenging getting them to pose, in a hurry, how I wanted. I really hope they don't think everyone in America just pushes (literally pushes) people around like that. Maybe I should send them some sort of apology that Doreen could interpret for them. Now that I think about it, her mom smiled at everyone but!

I'll post pics from their fabulous wedding in a few days!

Thank you guys for picking me...I love you!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I almost forgot to post. This is just about the discipline for me so even though it's technically Saturday, it counts. I am just going to share a picture that made me smile the other day.

I was driving down the road and my allergies were KILLING me...I mean, I should NOT have been driving. I'm sure many accidents have been caused by people driving like that. You leave the air conditioning of your house, drive to your destination. By the time you get there, you're feeling your eyes itch and you start sneezing just a bit. Then, like me, you take a portrait session outdoors with ragweed in the air so thick that you'd swear you had a $75 filter over your lense. I'm not really sure how I got home but I do know that about 1/2 mile away I saw these flowers along side of the road and between sneezes and the tears, I managed to turn around and snap a few shots.

I love flowers...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

3 Days in a Row

Yay! 3 days of postings in a row! This will be super short as I am very sleep deprived. I'm in the process of editing Christen & Drew's wedding pics from July 27th. These are just a few of my favorite images from their wedding. They were so stinkin' cute and VERY cooperative to try a few new places off the beaten path.
BTW...the kitty is doing well. He seemed to be drooling earlier and Trevor said he thought it had rabies. He went online and read all of the symptoms and "Warrior" seems to have almost all of them. I think they are also symptom of an extremely mal-nourished kitty. We're going to wait it out and see...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Trevor's Big Heart

Wow! I never thought I would be here yesterday when I was writing this blog. About 5:00 yesterday when Trevor came home from Alex's to get ready for football practice, he had the most desperate look on his face I had ever seen. Alex had found this kitty on the side of the road and he was begging me to take it to the vet. He said it was just laying there with flies all around it. Toby warned me not to even look at it but I had to. Trevor is so loving toward Noodle and I really want to nurture his compassionate heart.
When I went down there, the kitty was in a cardboard box crying hysterically. Tonya and I got on our phones and made calls with no luck to different shelters. Thank God for Facebook because a friend (Judy Litten) answered my plea for help and had me bring the kitty over. She showed me how to bottle-feed it and stimulate it to go potty (who knew?).
I checked online and since it has teeth, I would guess it's at least 4 weeks but it only weighs 8 oz., the average size of a 2 week old. It's flea infested...I mean INFESTED! When I gave it a bath, the fleas ran to the only dry spot left, it's face! Such a pitiful sight. I probably picked 50 fleas off of it and there are plenty more to keep us busy for days.
I do have a total saint that might be interested in taking the kitty (Danielle Linden) but I'm not sure what would be best for "Trevor's Big Heart"...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What a Summer!!

It's pretty sad when you remove the "Happy New Year" heading halfway through the month of August. I'm actually not sure it's so bad since it means I've been extremely busy. I am forever thankful for that and for all of my clients/friends that entrust me with their capturing their life's milestones in pictures! It's an honor that I will never take for granted...

I did take a break the other evening to go see "Julie & Julia" with my sister, cousin and aunt. If you haven't seen the movie, it all started with a girl who kept a blog. It did inspire me to start up again. Since Facebook has sucked me in to it's sticky, tangly web, I have not been to my own blog since May.

I am making it a goal to post everyday. It may not be much but I will at least post a "photo of the day" (some of which will be just for me). It may be a wedding, high school senior, baby, my boys, my dog or just a photo of the moldy bread sitting on my counter. Whatever fits my "bi-polar" mood for the day!! One day it might be a shot that just makes me smile on the inside and the next day it might be ...well, you get the idea.

Anyhow, this first picture had me lol as soon as I looked at the back of my camera! Is she not adorable?!?! This is from Erin & Bret Kuhn's wedding. They were the wedding that "almost didn't happen" because the minister saw Erin holding a beer in her hand before the wedding (might I add that Erin doesn't even drink beer) and refused to perform the ceremony. I will save that story for tomorrow's blog...
Anyhow, I'm going to book club this evening (which should be interesting since I haven't completed a book in 7 years...since Photoshop stole my soul). I'll let you know how that goes...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Forever Friends Dock Dogs

This Saturday I had the opportunity to photograph a super cool event out at (Forever Friends) in Grafton. It was the Buckeye Dock Dogs and Open House. These dogs were so much fun to watch! Some of the big dogs couldn't make the leap and then there was this little one that jumped in numerous times. I love the look in her eyes!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Benefit / Fundraiser

A friend of mine (Tonya Kessler) is having a fundraiser for her brother, Kenny Lindsey Jr., who has had to have 2 brain surgeries in the last few months. Anyone interested should contact me or the #s below. It's a great way to help out those in need and have a good time in the process!!!

June 12, 2009 7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Aces Grill 32650 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville

$12.50 donation includes meal, draft beer and/or soft drinks

50/50 and other raffles!!!

The band Disco Inferno will be playing at 10:00 pm

Please call 440-315-3148 or 440-829-9321 for tickets

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Attempt at Nature Photography...

I can't wait to see flowers again!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

For Women By Women

By Women For Women invites all local women for an afternoon of free fun, food, pampering and prizes. Feel free to call Becky For more information. 216-973-0156. No reservations needed...just show up!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

So much more...

When I first have contact with a bride and groom concerning their wedding, the thing it seems they are most interested in is the dvd of images. I completely understand why and I do sell the dvd, but the reason I hate to do that is because your wedding photography is so much more than that. It's kind of like having your wedding at Windows on the River and serving McDonald's food. It might also be compared to wearing a $10,000 designer gown down the isle and having your bridesmaids walk down the isle in blue jeans. It just doesn't make sense.

As a photographer and artist, I go into every wedding trying to out-do myself on the last one. If you don't showcase those images in an album for your friends, family and children someday to enjoy, you're basically ripping yourself off (unless Uncle Tom is photographing your day and you might not want to show those to anyone).

Here a a few samples of wedding album pages, and remember,"bad pictures aren't a good deal at any cost".

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Art of the Cake

This weekend I had the privelage of photographing a cake decorating contest. Wow...these cakes were OFF THE HOOK! There was a special category called "tasting cakes". Of course when we photographed these, it was very important that the slice for the shot was "clean". Needless to say, we had to make a clean cut the slice. YUMM-O!

Becky Rink from About The Cake even let me take home the fish cake for my boys!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Show Enlargements

Yea...I finally ordered my 24x30's for the show this weekend. Better late than never!