Posts tagged ‘photography’

November 17, 2010

Cutesie Onesies! Oh My! | Mesa Baby Photographer

Recently I have been noticing a lot of custom made onesies on the Internet and decided to take a shot at making some.  What you are about to see are the results of my efforts and the SASSAFRAS-iness of one sweet little muffin who modeled the onesies for me.  Introducing little Miss P and all her sweetness modeling onesies custom made by Little Tree Company!

If you are interested in purchasing custom made onesies email me at


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!


September 27, 2010

…cutest costume contest…

Halloween is just around the corner…and that means it is time for decorations, costumes and candy!

I remember when my children were little.  I had their costumes planned out months in advance and I made each of them  until they were about 5 years old.  My kids have been bubble bees, pumpkins, scare crows, and sponge bob, just to name a few.  And I have everyone of them captured on film.  Those photos make me smile and laugh every time I look at them.

I want to give you the opportunity to keep those same memories alive and participate in a contest as well.  Teresa Hill Photography is sponsoring a contest: The Cutest Costume Contest for children ages 0-8.  Each entry to the contest will be judged by your families and friends via facebook.  The winning entry receives a free family photo session.  Contact me via email, comment, or text message for more details and to schedule your session.  Space is limited so act fast to secure your spot.


September 27, 2010

…the person who you cannot live without…

“You don’t marry someone you can live with, you marry the person who you cannot live without.” ~Anonymous

I had the opportunity to assist Millie Southworth of Amelia Kate Photography with a wedding recently.

The afternoon was brilliant with the bright Arizona sun, but nothing compared to the bright and happy smiles that radiated from Ashley and Kody’s faces as they stepped out of the doors of the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple as husband and wife.  Their families greeted them with joyful cheers as they gathered on the temple steps for a group photo.

Later that evening the happy couple gathered with family and friends to celebrate their new lives together.  The DJ was a delightful part of the evening.  Just prior to the first dance he asked Kody to kiss Ashley the way he wants to be kissed every day.  Later the DJ asked Ashley to do the same.  Both kisses, like their first dance, were beautiful and full of tenderness.

The DJ kept the dance floor rocking all through the evening.  Some of my favorite moments from the evening took place on the dance floor.  Here are a just a few:  The bride with her father, the groom with his mother, and one of Ashley and Kody showing everyone how to be rock stars!

Lasting Impressions did a fantastic job with the wedding decorations. If you are interested in contacting Marlene of Lasting Impressions send me an email and I will send you her contact information.

A huge congratulations to Ashley and Kody and a BIG Thanks to Millie for taking me on as an assistant photographer for their special day!


September 24, 2010

Ms. A…Back to School Session


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Double Trouble…Back to School Session


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Mr. L. A. | Back to School Session


September 23, 2010

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~Robert Fulghum

I love a good cookie!  and I have been wanting to bake and eat a good cookie all week.  So today that is just what I did…baked and ate a good cookie.  I also gave some away!

I came across the recipe for these peanut butter cookies by chance the other day while searching for a good recipe for oatmeal raisin muffins.  In my search for the muffins I happened upon the blog The Way the Cookie Crumbles.  This blog is full of delicious food photography….and I am a sucker for food photography.  It was while I was admiring the photography that I found the recipe.  Well, I did not find the actual recipe on her blog, just the images.  She shared a link to another blog which hosted the recipe, Jasmine Cuisine.  Jasmine apparently participates with Tuesday’s with Dorie and it was her turn to host a Tuesday’s with Dorie recipe and she chose Peanut Butter Criss-Cross Cookies.  When you go to Jasmine’s link for the recipe you need to beware that Jasmine is French Canadian and her blog is in French.  However, the recipe for Peanut Butter Criss-Cross Cookies is posted in English at the bottom of the post.  Okay, so now that I have that all out of the way I will share with you the pictures of the batch of these delicious cookies and the way in which I shared them.  Grab a glass of milk and ENJOY!

So, jump on over to Jasmine Cuisine blog and try out the recipe for these Peanut Butter Criss-Cross Cookies.


September 17, 2010

who inspires you?

Who inspires you? For me it there are many people that do, some of which I have never met. For instance, I recently started reading the blog of Ashley Ann … an amazing woman! She is such an inspiration and so talented. She is able to give of herself and talents in great ways. I have been inspired to do more for my family and others around me…simple things…like baking cookies and taking them to the neighbors, create simple little gifts to give to family members…just to let them know you are thinking of them. She shares so many ideas on DO-It-Yourself projects and is a wonderful photographer. She is the mother of 3 boys and one sweet little girl. I would love to know her secret to keeping up with them and all of her other projects… I struggle keeping up with the four I have.

Today she is sharing some amazing thoughts (and a giveaway). Stop by her blog and share some bloggity love.

So who inspires you?

This post would not be complete without a picture….


Cherry Oatmeal Crispies, originally uploaded by