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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Busy Week!

Busy week... more like busy month!

It's been wonderful though, and its making me very excited for the new year! Here is a StoryBoard (thank you Elena from EW Couture!!!) of the beautiful E-session that I just finished up today! This two are real gems, and SO LOVELY together!

And another one of my cute brother in law and his sweet girl (and my friend!), Alex!

I'll be taking the rest of this week off to finish preparing for Christmas. I'm actually more excited for AFTER Christmas because my sister is coming home for leave from the Navy on the 29th. It is indeed... going to be a great New Year!

So till the next session... Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

I Heart Faces- Pet Faces - Meet Gunner

Friends, meet Gunner. Or Goober, as known to close family and friends! ;) He's our goofy 7 year old Lab who, as you can see by his picture, adores being loved, and only wants to be as close to you as possible.

I love my pets and take as many pictures of them as I do people, so it was a hard choice between Gunner, my horses, or my cats, but for me, this picture depicts the truest character of all them. Enjoy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

I Heart Faces- Scenic B & W

B & W..... My favourite! When looking at a B & W photograph, I see a story and character. Not just colours. Room for the imagination to breathe life into the photograph your looking at.

This young lady captures the mind and spirit. On vacation to our beautiful Bitterroot Valley in Montana from California, she decided that the Bitterroot River was the perfect place to capture beauty of nature and grace she wanted in her session. I had to agree.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fun Senior Rep Session!

So excited for my first senior rep!

Keller is an amazing and beautiful girl from Frenchtown High! She braved the cold Montana rain, snow, and cold to do this session and here is a small sneak peak of the fun!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Heart Faces- Orange Contest

For my "Orange Contest" entry, I'm choosing some baby magic and wonder. It's all about the little miracles of life that make it so amazing!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MMMM... a delicious fall giveaway!

Tis the season for thanks and giving!

I am so thankful for all you who have given me the opportunity to capture your family and special moments this past year, and because of that, I'm giving you the opportunity for a free mini-session (1-hour) featuring my favourite designer, GracyLu Originals!

*session must be held within 20 miles of Missoula, MT*

This session is specially tailored to showcase these beautiful handcrafted GracyLu hairpieces! They are wonderful for young girls or women!

Here's how you enter!

1. Like VioletRay Photography on Facebook

2. Like GracyLu Orginals on Facebook

3. Share this giveaway on your facebook!

Come back here and comment that you completed the 3 about tasks. Comment only once. Contest ends Friday, October 22nd @ 10pm MST.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lil Butterfly!

What a sweetness this little one is! Getting ready to celebrate her first birthday made these pictures a special treat! We were very lucky during this session because the rain kept trying to come, but it held off long enough to get the perfect shots! Happy Birthday Gracie!

Sweet lil butterfly, how do you fly! On wings of promises, found in the sky.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Catching up!

So, lots has been going on for us! and there is LOTS to catch up on! Between my site and facebook, I've got to admit, my poor blog has taken the backseat. =( Poor thing. Well this should make it happy!

I'm in the process of enjoying Nichole Van's Workshop in a Box. I already feel its making a difference, and I've only read 2 chapters! I <3 her stuff! She is nothing shy of amazing, and I hope to be half as good as her here sooner than later! =D Here's a small sample of the product of what I'm learning.

Use of correct lighting and aperture, with a lil flare of some couture creativity in there!

And an exciting note for VioletRay Photography!, I'm now a member of OperationLove: ReUnited! A service that photographers perform for our servicemen as they are being deployed on their tours. Check it out at: for more details!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy New Year! I can't believe how fast January has gone by. It's been crazy busy here for me. Started off my New Year by taking my sister's wedding pictures as well as being a part of the wedding at the Matron of Honor. I'm proud to have done her pictures. She was a lovely bride and she did a beautiful job picking and setting up decorations for her New Years Wedding. Here's a glimps:

As well as doing my sister's wedding, I have had the pleasure of capturing the cuteness of baby Elise. She's an adorable 4 month old whose blue eyes show only wonderment and beauty. Such sweetness in a precious bundle. She was such a joy to photograph only getting slightly cross once when we thought about doing some pictures while she was on her tummy.