Yes, it’s true! I’m actually updating my blog! I’m kind of sure there’s no one left that reads it since it’s been SO long since updating, but oh well! So where have I been for the last few months? Ummmm….pretty much just being a mom, wife, photographer, teacher, and a million other roles that have been keeping me super busy. Oh yeah, and I had a baby in July. FOUR boys. I still wake up some mornings and have to remind myself that yes, it is in fact true that my life will be forever changed with four boys. Boys are dirty, messy, unorganized and rough. But you know what? I love it. Sure, I’d enjoy a tea party here and there, but that’s what nieces are for, right?

I obviously have a million pictures and stories I could update this blog with, but I’ll start out slow and for now just show you a couple of pictures of my newest little bundle of joy, who is now TWO months old already! I hate hate hate how fast time goes by when you have kids. And oh my…this boy is adorable!

Leanne posted the following on September 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm.

Wyatt is adorable!!!

Monica Brown posted the following on September 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm.

So cute! Congratulations!

I have four boys…9,7,4 & 2. Life is definitely crazy, loud, busy, messy & sticky in my house. I still can’t believe I have four boys. I grew up the oldest of four girls. What happened???

Glad to see your update. Happy fall!!!

LAUNCH PARTY TONIGHT!

May 3, 2013

Today is the big day! The Everyday Storyteller 2 book will be available to purchase tonight at 9:00pm EDT (7:00pm MST). Click on the banner below to be a part of it!

Don’t forget to sign up for the VIP list if you haven’t already! Just click on the image below.

I just couldn’t go to bed tonight without sharing this photo with you. I’m dying over it.

I seriously wish I could share every single photo from this session (but there’s about 300 of them and I’m having a hard time narrowing them down!). LOVE these girls! And LOVE their moms!

Claret posted the following on November 6, 2013 at 11:16 am.

This is priceless! I have some grandbaby photos with her best buddy and now that I have seen this photo, I have to scrap them. Thanks for the motivation

It’s Almost Here!

April 30, 2013

I can’t even tell you how excited and honored I am that I was asked to be a contributor to the new book, Everyday Storytellers, Volume 2 (available this Friday)! Seriously, the list of artists in this book is impressive and I feel a bit humbled to be among them! So what will you be seeing from me? Photos, of course! I’m offering some great tips and trips for capturing real emotion in your photos.

 

Here is a little bit more information about the book: Everyday Storyteller 2 is a brand new idea book offering more than 100 tips, tricks and techniques for scrapbooking. Go behind the scenes with 33 of your favorite memory keepers to see how they capture moments, tell stories and document their best memories. Sign up for the VIP list to be the first to know when the book is released and receive an exclusive discount.

Each book contributor participating in the blog hop is giving away an eBook copy of Everyday Storyteller 2. Use this entry link or click the graphic below to complete your entry form. You must enter by 11:59pm PDT on April 30, 2013 to be eligible. You may enter from each stop. Winners will be contacted directly as well as posted at everydaystoryteller.com on May 1, 2013.

 

Following is a list of contributors participating in this giveaway. Be sure to visit each one for your chance to win!

Tangie Baxter
Kerri Bradford
Joscelyne Cutchens
Catherine Davis
Patty Debowski
Lisa Dickinson
Karla Dudley
Leah Farquharson
Karen Grunberg
Jenni Hufford
Donna Jannuzzi
Amanda Jones
Mandy Koeppen
Riikka Kovasin
Kami Leonard
Amy Mallory
Amy Martin
Ann-Marie Morris
Celine Navarro
Lynnette Penacho
Kelly Purkey
Krista Sahlin
Linda Sattgast
Cindy Schneider
Wendy Smedley
Elisha Snow
Amy Sorensen
Neisha Sykes
Jill Sprott
Laura Vegas
Allison Waken
Crystal Wilkerson
Jennifer Wilson

Don’t forget! Be sure to sign up for the VIP list so you can get an exclusive discount when the book is available! T-minus 4 days and counting!!

Monica posted the following on April 30, 2013 at 6:45 am.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Lisa F. posted the following on April 30, 2013 at 9:59 am.

Thank you for the opportunity to win! Looking forward to reading your chapter. Photography is something I long to improve!

Dawn posted the following on April 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm.

Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

Lana Fischer posted the following on April 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm.

Thanks so much for the chance to win this great sounding book!

KellyRae posted the following on April 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm.

Looks like Vol 2 is going to be just as fabulous as the first! Thanks so much for a chance to win a free copy.

Colleen posted the following on April 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm.

This looks like a really great book and I hope I am lucky enough to win one. Thanks for the chance on this blog hop.

Another Adorable Newborn

March 19, 2013

I’m loving all these newborns I’ve been photographing lately…and I have a few more scheduled in the next few weeks! Little Dallas made me seriously so excited about having another little newborn boy of my own in just a few short months. And have you ever seen a more expressive, smiley baby? LOVE!

Newborn Love

March 14, 2013

I so love photography, and it’s usually the littlest things (like sweet baby Calvin) that truly turns it into a passion for me.

 

 

Valentine’s Day Announcement

February 14, 2013

The poor blog has been neglected for so long! But I do actually have a pretty good excuse this time. :)

Monica posted the following on February 16, 2013 at 10:32 am.

Congratulations!!!! :) I have four boys. It is always busy and loud at my house, but so much fun! Yay!!!!!

Leanne posted the following on February 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm.

Hi, I read your blog for years now, but rarely have time to comment. I just want to say a huge congratulations! That’s very exciting news!

Alesa posted the following on February 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm.

Congratulations! Hope you are feeling well! What a blessing.

Janet Kemper posted the following on March 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm.

Congratulations! What great news!

Abby P posted the following on April 26, 2013 at 9:10 am.

Congratulations! I always wished for 4 boys…I got 2 that are 4 years apart…but the 4 male dogs…1 male bunny…and several male turtles…lots of testosterone around our house!

This month at I Heart Faces is the 2012 Best Face Photo Challenge. Oh wow, I had such a hard time deciding on this one. Just ONE favorite face of 2012? I think I spent WAY too much time looking through all the thousands of photos I have from the last year. But I finally settled on this one. It will forever be one of my favorites.

My little Kyler was asking me how to be a photographer so I said, “Well, you first try framing your photo with your fingers to see how it will look.” So after helping him position his fingers just right, this is the photo I ended up with. My little brown-eyed boy. Hopefully he really will follow in my photography footsteps.

 

I was seriously blown away by all the other entries for this photo challenge. Check them all out HERE!

 

Photo Challenge Submission

donna posted the following on January 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm.

absolutely love this!! so glad you shared!

Lyndee posted the following on January 11, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Love this. I love it when the focus is so strong on the eyes and everything else just kinda falls away.

Michelle posted the following on January 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm.

This photo rocks my world a bit (a lot, actually). Love it!

Cindy posted the following on January 12, 2013 at 9:18 am.

Oh, I love this! This little guy has some piercing eyes!

Kimberly Fowler posted the following on January 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm.

This one caught my eye because it’s unique. Makes me think wondering what he’s doing. Nice focus in on eyes.

http://tinyurl.com/0577flynn00312 posted the following on January 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm.

Many thanks for applying some time in order to compose “Elisha Snow
Photography”. Many thanks once again ,Elva

A Week of Firsts for Ry

January 6, 2013

Ryan had quite the eventful week this last week, which seemed appropriate that it all happened at the beginning of a fresh new year. Last week he lost his first tooth! He’s been waiting a long time for this momentous occasion, since most of his friends have lost their baby teeth long before now.

 

After examining it he said, “Mom, it looks like a tiny little piece of string cheese!”

Last week Ryan also started piano lessons for the very first time. He is SO excited and I actually have to ask him to STOP practicing! I know that enthusiasm won’t last forever, but I’ll take full advantage of it right now, and figure out down the road how to keep encouraging his passion for it.

 

Love my cute boy!

I’m excited to be linking up this week over at Simple As That’s Simple Things Sunday Photo link party! I’m always blown away by the photos that everyone posts there. There is seriously some amazing photo talent all over the world!

 

Rebecca Cooper posted the following on January 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm.

Love these photos Elisha! He is getting SO big! :)

Kim Loewen posted the following on January 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm.

It’s so exciting when they lose their first tooth! Love his comment :)

Deirdre posted the following on January 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm.

Love how you capture both a close-up of his mouth and of the tooth. Great boken in that second shot!

Emerging

December 27, 2012

Well, I’m pretty sure no one reads this blog anymore since it’s been about…oh…3 months since I’ve last posted anything. Whoops. I had the busiest fall season ever with photos this year, which was AWESOME but very overwhelming! My time was spent every single day either taking pictures or editing pictures. I thought it would slow down a bit for December but it didn’t. I stayed very busy! I’m hoping that now that Christmas is over I can breathe a little again and finally post a few updates to this little blog of mine (if anyone is still out there to read it!)

Oh…and I’ve also been working on a NEW class for Big Picture Classes! I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this class. Details coming soon!

But for now, I wanted to start sharing a few photos from the last few weeks, starting with a couple of this tiny little miracle. He arrived just a few days before Christmas and is simply the sweetest thing ever. He was so easy to photograph. A newborn photographer’s dream! Congratulations Josh and Shanae!

 

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