Wednesday, December 29, 2010

custom damask for rileyjane designs

I had a great time working with RileyJane Designs to create a custom damask design for her etsy shop.  I was excited about this job because the client wanted a black and white design with accents of green.  The design is based off of the curtains I have in my living room, and, ironically enough, the green throw pillows I use in the room!  It was fun to design something based on my own interior surroundings, and I think that the end result is great.  Visit RileyJane Designs shop at: for doll clothes and other gifts.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

logo for GJR designs

Thank you to Ms. Russell who was the first person to give me a chance to test my skills at custom design through etsy!  She has a great idea for something I know I would have loved as a little girl, quilted diaper bag sets to play with your dolls!

I chose to model the design off of GJR Design's Lorelai bag, and added baby toys to make it fun. Visit GJR Design at!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I love bluebirds!

indigo bunting in my backyard

Moths enjoying the coneflowers in my backyard.  

As always, you can order your own copy of my photos through my etsy shop, chickadeesbylj.
Watermarks are removed prior to printing.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

the making of a johnson family christmas card

The mystery is revealed... I was looking through old images, and I believe this sequence represents the process of the making of a Johnson family Christmas card. It takes help from my husband, getting the cats in a good position for the photo, and then I just quickly snap as many frames as my camera can handle, hoping to capture just one! I don't know who hates this process more, the cats or my husband. No cats were harmed in the making of any holiday cards.
wait for it... wait for it
arrgh, we have a runner
there goes the big guy
what's over there?
let's try a different angle
that'll work!

Friday, April 23, 2010

boone & renee's wedding

We traveled down to Roswell, Georgia for Boone and Renee's wedding. The celebration was held at beautiful Primrose Cottage, an historic mansion.
most amazing groom's cake!
megan, courtney, and me

Thursday, April 22, 2010

spring is here!

Spring is here, which means that there are all kinds of flowers and wildlife and people out and about and shaking off those winter blues. A great time of year for photography! I’ve been meaning to start this blog for a LONG time, and I’ll be posting photos, old and new, over the coming weeks!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

body shot

I'm posting this photo to show the true scope of the size of Cinnamon. Everyone should appreciate his greatness.