Saturday, March 30, 2013

Celebrating 50 years of marriage

In January, I had the pleasure of being part of a 50th wedding anniversary celebration! My presence there capturing the surprise was also a surprise to the guest of honors. The festivities  included a hired chef and plated meal for all the guests as well as family portraits. Reaching 50 years of marriage is a huge accomplishment especially in today's times. Congratulations to the Dunbar family!


Snow Day!!!

I'm like most people and have had enough with the snow this season and am looking forward to seeing colors other than white soon. Before we forget all of the snow we did get, I went out to take some sledding shots with my family during the last "snow day". Lucky for me, my sister has a garage and four wheel drive and was able to come pick me up, as I was "snowed in" and off to the hill we went. It was a beautiful time to be sledding, snow falling quietly  and kids squealing around me.

Sledding Fun

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mother's Day Contest 2013

Mother's have such an important role in people's lives that I decided to do something different this year to honor those we love.
I am going  to hold a Mother's Day Contest. Mother's are always the last to do things for themselves ( as I can attest to), so why not recognize a deserving Mom.

Please read the details and rules below and don't hesitate to ask me any questions
that you may have.

2013 Mother's Day Contest

Contest Rules:

* Mother needs to be nominated

* Person nominating must be a fan of my Facebook Photography page  

*Submit a brief essay or letter or example of why she is deserving.

* Submit essay to by April   14, 2013 with essay in subject.( Extended to April 30th, 2013)

* I will narrow down the submissions to two Mom's and then my Facebook fans will be able to vote for the winner!

* Please remember that the essay will be posted to my blog, so please be considerate with the information that you provide.

* The winning Mom will be notified by email by 5-13-2103.

* Please follow the rules or your submission will not be counted.

* Sitting will take place at a mutual location for immediate family members only of 6 or less people.

*  Eileen

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Hi, my name is Eileen Nelson and I am the owner of Eileen Nelson Photography

For those of you who don't know me, I am a lifestyle photographer who specializes in natural light, simply meaning the outdoors is my studio. I am a small business owner, a mom and a registered nurse.  I love to laugh and smile a lot and I find it challenging to get my clients to do the same! Like many photographers, I too wanted to start a blog to reach out to many of my friends and clients in a more personal way. These days many people have cameras and can take pictures, although not every picture represents a photograph.  “There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.” – Robert Heinecken.

 Many photographers have developed their own plan to blog and mine is to start by blogging details about each of my client’s experiences and provide a sneak preview of each event. (Maybe I will surprise myself and be able to blog more often). Feel free to subscribe to my updates and follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

I encourage comments, feedback and visitor interaction that will be beneficial and helpful to me growing my blog and business. I politely ask that people refrain from comments that are disrespectful in any manner, as people off all ages will be reading my blog, including my children.

Here are a few examples of my work.






Thank you for taking the time to read my new blog and come back and vist.