Archive for October, 2010

October 29, 2010

a sheriff, a firetruck, a horse and a little boy who is just too busy for pictures…

A couple of weekends ago my mother and two sisters came to visit my little family in Mesa.  One of my sisters brought her little family along.  While they were here we took a little trip to Goldfield Ghost Town. I had been there previously that same week with my kids and thought it would be fun to head there with my visiting family.  My sister was wanting to do a family photo session and I thought the ghost town was just the place.  We first stopped at a little white church and happened to catch a gunfight.  The kids got to meet Narley, the sheriff.  All of the kids were deputized and warned that they may arrest anyone but Narley.

My youngest nephew, as you are about to see, really had no interest in having his photo taken.  He is just way to busy checking out the world around him.

I believe the following pictures capture his exploring nature rather well…

My oldest nephew puts on a different show in front of the camera…he’s all smiles!

I captured some beautiful images of my sister and her husband…

My favorite images of the entire family were captured beside this old firetruck at the ghost town…


October 29, 2010

Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes…

Like many kids will be doing today, my son is having a Halloween Party at school.  He wanted to make cupcakes that looked like dirt with worms coming out of the dirt.  We made cupcakes that look like dirt with bones and skulls coming out of the dirt instead…and the best part is that the cake is red velvet to represent dirt soaked with blood.  We had a great time working together on these cupcakes.  I wanted to share the process with you because I thought they turned out pretty SPOOKTACULAR.



October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

Tis The Season…

Holiday Specials will be announced soon.  Be sure to check back in the next few days to see what is in store for Holiday Photo Sessions.


October 27, 2010

Love is in the air…Chandler, Arizona Wedding Sneak Peek…

Recently I had the opportunity to assist Chris Paxman of Paxman Photography with a beautiful Catholic Wedding in Chandler, Arizona.  Here is a sneak peek of the love between Lindsay and Ron…



October 27, 2010

Too Cute to Spook…

Are your little ones too cute to spook?  Do you want to capture the memory of their spooktacularness for years to come?  Book a Halloween portrait session with Teresa Hill Photography.


October 20, 2010

I ain’t afraid of no ghost…

I have been so into decorating and crafting this Halloween.  My children and I put together a real quick, cheap and easy Halloween craft last week using white muslin, styrofoam balls and wooden dowel rods.   The result was a spooky ghost family greeting our front door guest.  Here’s a quick tutorial of the process.

Materials for 4 ghosts:

1 yd of white muslin

4 styrofoam balls (Ours were around 4 inches)

Liquid starch and large bowl for soaking muslin

2 dowel rods

Black craft paint and paint brushes

Some sort of container to prop your ghost up in…I used a tin bucket used for planting…repurposed as a ghost planter.

Cut dowels to desired lengths.  Poke one end of each dowel into a styrofoam ball.  Place dowel into container.

Cut muslin into 4 square sections…long enough to drape and hang down and cover all if not most of the dowel.

Soak muslin in liquid starch.  Wring out and drape over styrofoam ball.  Allow to dry completely.

Once starch is dry paint a face on each ghost with black craft paint.

Place container at front door as a greeting for your Halloween guest!