March 6, 2014

Friday Feature with PhotoBiz!!!

While visiting all my vendors at ImagingUSA this year, ramping up on everything NEW and upcoming, I had a nice chat with my friends (Vance) at PhotoBiz.  Not only did I manage to help them get a couple of sales while at their booth (namely one that was outstanding!!! - Diane Costello Photography), but Vance wanted to feature my work on a new and upcoming web design created by extradinaire, Chelsea... honored, truly honored.

Introducing their NEW FEATURE FRIDAY!

And the NEW Manilla Bay HTML 5 website design.

And a little bit "About Me".  Oh I LOVE how Chelsea totally out did herself using the custom html feature!!!

January 27, 2014

my interview with Jan...

I just realized that I never posted this wonderful interview that I had with Jan Schmidt of Tomato Baby Lifestyle Photography.  We met on Facebook being attracted by a common last name (in case many of you did not know, my maiden name is Schmidt).  It took me awhile to come up with something logical to say, but Jan did a splendid job of putting in the spot light...  enjoy!!

Click the link to view the interview:  MY INTERVIEW WITH JAN.

february mini sessions

September 6, 2013

a little of Groton today...

I was asked by my mom-in-law to take photos for the Groton Women's Club of MA time capsule.  Groton, founded in 1655, has a population of 10,873 (2012 Town Census) and is located in the Nashoba Valley area in northwestern Middlesex County. The town is governed by Town Meeting. With an area of 32.54 square miles, Groton is the largest town in Middlesex County. There are 106 miles of plowed or maintained roads within the town. Town Hall is 320 feet above sea level and the highest elevation is at Chestnut Hills at 516 feet above sea level.  Here are just some of the photos that were taken (All images are copyright of Denise Marie Olson).  More about Groton's history can be read HERE.

Groton Town Hall

Groton Historical Society

Groton Main Street

The Parker House

Groton Public Library

First Parish Meeting House
Built 1755

September 4, 2013

summer adventures at the lake...

This summer I had the opportunity to photograph a family wait....four generations of family up at Keuka Lake.  The little man was the highlight of my session...2 years old and ready to go!!!  And his big sister who has her hands full helping mom, but enjoyed posing for the camera.  The session was full of adventure capturing the family's moments at their cottage on the lake.  I even got a bonus!!  A boat ride up and down the lake!!!  Now if only I had a water housing for my camera..... enjoy the session!!  And here's to summers up at the lake!!
Got in some water the rain.  Loved it!!!

Four Generations of Family

We even had sisters and aunts visiting for the weekend.

Good day sunshine!!!  Feeding the ducks Duncun donuts.

Meet "little man"....  what a ham!!! Loves to drive.  He did great for the camera.

Meet "big sis".... full of life and loves to dance!

Meet mom - aspiring writer, teacher, mom, wife, gorgeous....

Meet dad - dock builder on Keuka Lake (you know those glorious boat houses on the lake), wonderful dad and husband, loves to drive water transportation.

August 20, 2013

holidays with the family

The holidays are right around the corner and have you thought about your holiday session yet?  Session dates are being assigned now, and due to the busy football season that I'm so excited for, availability will be limited.  Check out my calendar on my website at (select "portraits" to get to my website...) and don't forget to sign up for my eNews, for updated information on promos and just chat.
Featured below is the Mower family.  Dan was our realtor when buying our first home in Corning.  Check out his listings HERE.  We went out on an adventure around Keuka Lake....even got to snap a few while the kids were sleeping....had an early dinner and headed back.  What a grande day.  We even got snow!!!

Photos taken last Fall on Keuka Lake 2012...

circa april 7th 2011

just doing some archiving and found this one of Grampy with kids at our house in Pleasanton.

July 31, 2013

coming to the 'burgh....

Pittsburgh FRIENDS!!! I'm coming to town!!

Booking SESSIONS on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Sunday morning in Pittsburgh, PA on these following weekends in 2013:

September 13 - 15
September 27 - 29
October 4 - 6
October 18 - 20
November 1 - 3
November 15 - 17 

Contact me if you are interested!!!! Derrick plays his games at 1PM in West Liberty, so sessions on Saturday morning need to start at 8:30 to allow me enough time to spend time with you and to get to his game to photograph.

Also if any 'burgh peeps are interested, West Liberty is playing Duquesne this year on October 5th at 1PM at Duquesne.   I recommend a Downtown tailgate, stagger up the hill, and then back down again for a night out.


PS. This is Derrick's last year of Football!!!!

July 29, 2013

its been raining softballs....

My last few months have been busy with softball action...
Here is a little about me and my other photography passion.

Of course, my sports blog has also been neglected, but you can few all the action HERE in "my closet" or HERE on my Facebook Biz Page.  But hoping to get caught up.  In the meantime, juggling the biz with the family, so thank you for your patience over these busy summer months.

Speaking of vacation, my hubbie and I will be going on a StayCation for the August 4th while the kids, YES BOTH KIDS, are away at camp!!  I'm so excited!!  So work will continue beginning on August 12th.  Will try very hard to get any outstanding projects done beforehand.  Also, the week of August 26th through Labor Day will also be enjoying our last days of summer as a family.

In the meantime, if you are thinking of booking a fall session, call now.  My weekend availability is very limited due to FOOTBALL (my oldest son plays DII football for West Liberty University in West Virginia!!), and I'm taking last holiday sessions before Thanksgiving.  Of course, you can always take advantage of my weekday school hour special...check out the PROMOS for more information.