About Me

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I'm Andrea. I'm a wife, mother, full-time computer software developer who seems to never have enough time to do everything I want to do. I married my high school sweetheart, who also happens to be my best friend. I love photography and am a total "mommarazzi" to my son Dillon. I grew up in the South, so I have always been loved, and also love others, with food. So my idea of a good time, is getting together with family and friends, eating some great food, and documenting the whole thing with my camera. So, "food, family, and photos" pretty much sums it up!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Red - Rock the Shot Contest Submission

My entry for the "Red" theme contest at Rock the Shot! (

Week 20: Ladybug

When I saw this cherry-red ladybug nestled on a cool, blue hydrangea flower, the contrast immediately caught my eye! I don't have a macro lens, so used my Canon 28-135mm lens and zoomed in as close as I could. This is one of my favorite shots!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

My first post at Everyday Elements!

You've probably seen me recommend the Everyday Elements website for Amanda's fantastic photography and editing tutorials. I'm excited to announce that today I am introducing myself over there as a new contributor to help out with Canon-centric tips and tricks.

Check it out and leave some love over there!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How could you not love this face?

It's pet faces time at I Heart Faces! When I heard this, I knew immediately what photo to choose. I mean, how can you not love this face?

Murphy has been such a blessing in our lives for many years now! For anyone new to my blog, Murphy is our almost 8 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix. He and 2 of his siblings were found as puppies alongside a road in our county after they had apparently been thrown out of a car. We adopted him from a local pet rescue organization in January 2005. He is such a huge part of our life and family. He watches TV with us on the couch and sleeps in our bed. He's a big mooch and NEVER misses mealtime. He has brought us so much joy! If you're looking for a pet, be sure to check out your local shelter or rescue organization. There are so many wonderful animals out there that need homes!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Boy and His Box

I'm not sure why we even bother buying Dillon toys, he seems to have more fun with the boxes than anything else.
It's a good thing I love shopping at have a pretty decent box supply at this point.
Dillon said this was his kayak and you'll notice he even decorated it with a few fish!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Crave Mentoring Giveaway!

Oh how I would LOVE to win this! Crave Photography is giving away a 2 day, all expenses paid, in person workshop along with amazing prizes from 10 other vendors! Don't miss out, enter today here!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Crave Photography is giving away an 85mm lens!

Head on over to the Crave Photography blog to check out an awesome giveaway! My favorite photographer Andee Tate is giving away some awesome prizes. The top prize is either a Nikon 85mm 1.4 or Canon 85mm 1.2 lens. The winner gets to choose which one!

For those of you who aren't entering....please keep your fingers crossed for me!