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Thursday, December 17, 2009


"other things may change us, but we start and end with family” anthony brandt

just finished editing the a family session.  i picked a few of my favorites to share with everyone... hope you like them!

the a familly

the a familly

the a familly

and no family session is complete without a foot shot...

the a familly

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

i have a dream.

i do...it is to someday soon own a canon 7d ... not too much to ask is it? i am going to dedicate all proceeds from photo sessions to this cause. i also hope to sale some prints of my work as well. i will be posting prints that are available for purchase on my blog on a regular basis...so check back often to see what is available. up first is a trio of 5x7 prints i like to call rusty ford...these would look great in a den or on the fire place mantel...a great gift for dad or grandpa...what do you think? the price for the trio is 22.oo plus 5.95 for shipping and handling in the US(USPS priority mail). international sales please contact me for shipping. email me at littletreecompany@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing these prints. they are available in black/white or color. if interested in a size other than 5x7 send me an email to discuss the pricing.

...so here are the prints...i am showing the entire set in black/white and just one in color. if you would like to see the other two prints in color send me an email.

hope you enjoy :)





notice the small child...

"life is full of beauty. notice it. notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

~ ashley smith 

little miss j.

little miss j.

little miss j.

little miss j.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Another find on our out and about adventure yesterday...


mmmmm.... B A C O N

Out and about yesterday...here is one of our finds:

mmmmm... B A C O N

Saturday, December 12, 2009

it was here yesterday...

Went for a photo safari around campus where I live...this is just one of the many gems I found...

it was here yesterday

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Sweetest Gift...

How sweet is this?  I just love these kids <3

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Woot! Woot!

I have been waiting for days to get the following news....

I will be starting back to school in January at Arizona State University...I am officially a Sun Devil now!

I would now like to go have some cookies and milk...to bad I don't have any cookies :O(  ...This picture will have to do...

Giveaway for High School Seniors...

I am expanding my photography portfolio to include High School Seniors and I need MODELS! Are you interested?  If so, I have a GREAT opportunity for you:

A chance to win 1 of 2 Basic Senior Portrait Packages (AN $80 VALUE) or 1 of 2 $25 gift certificates that can be applied toward the Basic Package or the Plus Package.

Contest is open to Seniors that attend high school in the East Valley (Arizona)

What to do:

Leave a comment telling me why you think you deserve to be one of the Seniors chosen for this giveaway.

The contest will close on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm.  Upon closing all entries will be put into a random generator to choose the winning entries.

Your name may be entered into the drawing up to four times.  Here's how:

  1. Just by leaving you comment here
  2. Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter user name in your comment here.  There's a twitter link in the sidebar to the right.
  3. Join my fan page on facebook and leave a comment about it in your comment here.  There's a link to the fan page at the bottom of this page.
  4. Become a follower of my blog and let me know in your comment here.  There's a link for that in the sidebar to the right as well.

So...what are you waiting for?  Get to commenting and best of luck to you!

The Basic Package Session includes 60-90 minutes at 2 locations of your choice (East Valley), 2 outfits.

The Basic Package winners may upgrade to the Plus Package for $30.00. The Plus Package is the same as the Basic plus an additional 60 minutes which may include a 3rd location plus 1-2 additional outfit changes.

With all packages you receive the copy right to 20-30 (amounts may vary depending on the package purchased and many times includes more than 30) images on a CD. Included in the price are edits done in B/W, sepia, vintage and textured to 10-15 images...additional edits start at $2 per image.

**Please Note: The prize packages DO NOT include the free 8x10 or 2 5x7 prints that come standard with the purchase of one of my packages. Contest is only for the session and the copy-right to the images on CD.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Beautiful People...

Last week I met up with the Lee family in downtown Gilbert to take family portraits.  I have taken photos of their cute little ones before and really looked forward to doing their family session.  I am lucky enough to be related to this family.  Here's one for now...hope you enjoy!  

Holiday Special

The Holiday Season is off to a good start...do you have everything taken care of on your list? What about family photos? NO??? I'm here to help:

I am offering mini-sessions Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 10 - 12th. Thursday and Friday's sessions will be on ASU East Campus in Mesa and Saturday's sessions will be in Downtown Gilbert.

Here's the breakdown of these sessions:

For $30.00 you get:

  1. a 30 minute Portrait Session
  2. 7-12 high resolution images on CD for you to print at a photo lab of your choosing.
Send me an email letting me know the day and what time you would like to book.

*With this special you may also choose a Holiday Photo card design from my etsy shop. I will customize the card design with a photo from your session. You will then receive a high resolution file of the card for printing at the lab of your choice.

What are you waiting for? Send me an email and schedule your session today!

Previous Posts....

For a short while I was blogging over at Wordpress...I wasn't happy with it so I have moved back here to blogger. Unfortunately I can not transfer my Wordpress blog to blogger...so I am providing a link to my postings over there.

Check out Little Tree Photography & Designs on Word press here.

Christmas Card Designs in my Etsy shop...

It's not to late to get your Christmas photo card designs ordered from my etsy shop.

Below are a couple of samples from my shop:

Red, White and Blue Christmas

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sneak Peek for the A Family| Gilbert Family Photographer

I had a photo session with a very fun family of three this past Saturday.  We met in downtown Gilbert and I believe we got some wonderful images.  There is more to come but I had to get a sneak peek up for them to she.  I am excited to get the rest edited.  Hope you like this peek:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A new day...

I have always thought of myself as a positive upbeat individual but lately I feel like I am the opposite…so, Today I start a new day…one that I am going to focus on the positive things in my life. I am going to start each morning with a gratitude list. 3 Things, each day. In doing so I hope to incorporate my photography into this list…if and when possible I will post a picture that correlates with my list. So…Today I am grateful for…
1. My husband…he is a wonderful man. He has supported me through my hard times and moody times. Last night he just let me cry and talk about somethings that have taken place in my life recently…he truly loves me unconditionally. He is an effective communicator and has help me improve in that department (and I have a lot of improving to do!). So Thanks to my Pete, who’s name is Tim.
2. The silly jokes my son shares with me from his joke book. I bought him this book last summer and it is just filled with silly jokes. When he reads it he always shares jokes from it with me..and he then shows me the joke in the book, I guess in case I want to read it again.
3. Fall weather in Arizona…okay, so Arizona doesn’t have a fall…but I love the weather here this time of year! Perfect days in my opinion. The evenings are starting to get cold and it’s time to throw another quilt on the bed to cover up at night…perfect cuddle weather!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

...having a dog makes you rich...

I'm not doing to well in the sleep department tonight...husband had to work late and I just don't sleep so well without him around. I have spent a lot of time this evening browsing through other photo blogs...lots of eye candy out there. It has made me appreciate the talent that I have and the ability to improve. I know I am not the greatest photographer out there but as I look at my own images and look at others I do appreciate that I have a gift and it gets better as I take the time to practice and gain more knowledge about my craft.

I was inspired to dig back a couple of months and pull out a few pictures of my kids to post on my blog. This is the first one I would like to share...it is of my son and my sister-in-laws dog. My son loves animals and quickly falls in love with them. Bella is this beauty's name. I'm not positive what mix of breeds she is but I do know she does have boxer in her. My sister-in-law, I guess, inherited Bella from my brother (not her husband). As with any animals in my family, Bella has become well loved and cared for.

I love to find quotes that fit the photo...with this one it was no different...I found this:
"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich" ...Louis Sabin
I know my son will agree.
So I present to you...My son, Mr. LA and Bella...

Monday, November 16, 2009

How sweet it is...

I have finally finished editing photos from a shoot I did a couple weeks ago of this sweet little redhead...I was so excited to hand the finished images over to his mom this evening. There are so many that are my favorite so you may have sweetness overload here:

...and last...this one if my favorite...mostly due to the story behind it. This cute little man kept trying to pose just like I was. He kept turning around to see if he had it right.

Thanks for stopping by!
Little Tree

Location, location, location...

It's all about location right? ... I do believe a great location helps to make a great photo shoot. Here are a few locations in the Gilbert/Mesa/Chandler area that I think make a great background for portraits. Maybe these locations will also jump start your brain to come up with ideas of your own.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dose of Inspiration...

For the past few days I have been working on my application for graduate school. Part of the application requires a personal statement of 500 plus words. I have had the hardest time getting started with this statement. I have tried several different angles but nothing would flow as I would like it to. When I write something I have to have some sort of inspiration to get going...when I do my writing just starts to flow. Once I found a source of inspiration I was able to get started but still was having a difficult time in completing the process, so today I took a mental break from the statement and went outside to enjoy the beautiful Phoenix weather we are blessed with during this time of year. I packed my camera bag and headed to Discovery Park in Gilbert. What falls is the result of this break...and I am happy to say that it worked...I came home afterwords and was able to finish the statement. Now I just have a few finishing touches to the application and I can submit it and wait (so much fun!) The first photo is what got my brain into writing gear...what follows the redhead is what came from an afternoon of seeking inspiration...hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Basic Senior Portrait Session Giveaway

Contest is open to Seniors that attend high school in the East Valley (Arizona)
Enter to win one of 2 Basic Senior Portrait Sessions!
What to do:
Leave a comment telling me why you think you deserve to be one of the chosen Seniors for this giveaway. Don't forget to leave the name of your East Vally area high school.
The contest will close on November 24th. Upon closing all entries will be put in a random generator to choose the winning entry.

Your name may be entered in the drawing up to four times. Here's how:
1. Just by leaving your comment here.
2. Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter user name in your comment here.
3. Join my fan page on facebook and leave a comment about it in your comment here.
4. Become a follow of my blog and let me know in your comments here. **See link in the right side bar that you can click to follow me on blogger and twitter**

So...what are you waiting for...get commenting.

Portfolio Building Specials

The Holidays are upon us, the time of giving! I am running a Portfolio Building Special for the entire Holiday season. Sessions need to be booked in November, December, or January. See below for details. Looking forward to capturing precious moments with your family. Teresa

email: littletreecompany@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Miss JoJo and Mr. P Sneak Peek

Update to this post:

I am finished editing photos from the Miss JoJo and Mr. P. shoot. I wanted to share a few more of my faves:

I love Miss JoJo's eyes in this one:

This one just begged to be edited in vintage:

I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot of a family members adorable children last weekend. I had a blast following Miss JoJo around the park in her beautiful bright clothes and a smile to match. Both kids are super cute with the most beautiful eyes ever! Here are a few photos that I have edited already:

Friday, October 30, 2009

Baby N

I had the opportunity to do a fun photo shoot with a 4 week old baby boy. I am working hard to understand lighting and this shoot gave me the practice...and I know I need more. I am happy with a lot of the shots...here are a couple of my favorite ones...

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