Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MarLee Cain Designs

Hey everyone!
My amazing friend Kari - whom makes the most fabulous jewelry for ANY featuring my photography in her work. Check out her website to learn more about her outstanding talant. Her jewelry makes the best gifts!


Today is the launch and GRAND OPENING of my NEW WEBSITE!MarLee Cain Designs!I am also launching a new collection of photo pendant featuring Jana Carter Photography!Jana is an incredible photographer, and I am honored to be working with her on this collection!

source:MarLee Cain Designs

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Happy Birthday"

Well, it's been a few days I guess....welcome back to me! I was thinking.... a year ago I began this journey with very little hope that anything would come of it. Now, after re-locating back to AZ - I have found a new light. A light of hope, A light of faith, A light of a new beginning. Thanks to being around old friends and making new friends I see the positive light of what I started. I am so thankful that what I started has made me become a person of my own interest. In a professional aspect, I am learning to appreciate my own talent. Now don't get me wrong, I don't think I'm "all that" but I believe that one day...I will be. I'm not out to conquer the world with my pictures...but I am out to conquer my own insignificance and inferior complex...oh yeah, and doing what I really love doing doesn't hurt. I am so excited to see what year 2 brings. Happy Birthday to Jana Carter Photography....1 year old today.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mobile Mixologist!

Hey everyone! I met a new friend today and she is great!
Kristen runs a Private Party Bartending Service....a Mobile Mixologist if you will....
Take the worry and cost out of your next even by hiring Kristen to pour your drinks!
Email her: or give her a call: 928-768-POUR.  Affordable and can't go wrong!
"Alcohol doesn't get you drunk...bartenders do!"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Please Help our friend

Friends, I ask that you follow the blog...
Shae has been missing since Saturday 10/23 - all details are on the blog. Her mom Kari is desperate to get her home safely. Please - pray for the family. Spread the word - tell everyone you know. If you see Shae, contact Kari or the El Paso PD Immediately.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


It's important to know that when you are searching in your soul that you look beyond your imperfections and those of others. Today...all I wanted to do was look for something. Some way to get the negative thoughts out of my head and search for the good in what I do. I love what I do. I love finding the simplicity in things, the beauty in others. Open your mind and let creativity flow. You never know what you will find when you just look around the room. Today, I found a few things in my closet and after I looked through my lens, I found a certain beauty that wasn't there before. Keep searching my friends for the beauty in everything.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Number!

Jana Carter Photography is moved and settled in and ready to book some Christmas sessions!
Prices have been slashed! The weather is gonna be perfect! I can't wait to tell a new story for someone.
My number has changed - so tell your friends!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back Home in AZ

Wow! All I can say is...Boy it's HOT! I forgot how it can get here. The nights only get into the low 90's and the days a scorching 115 degrees! I can't wait for winter! LOL! Although it's hot enough to burn the eggs on the's so good to be here. So happy to know that this is home for a long time to come. It's only been a week or so and we still haven't done any exploring. Can't wait to spend a day on the river...a day in on and on. Pics to come for sure! Last night I managed to capture a glimpse of lightning - AWESOME!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Can you believe it? Moving, again! Back to the hot AZ sun. I really can't wait...missin AZ..cheaper Happy to get things started in a new place. AZ has the most amazing sunsets and I can't wait to share my new findings with my friends, family and fans. Hangin in there momentarily. Make your world a beautiful one! Smooches!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Shop now!

Beautiful Jewelry, Affordable! I love the colors and simplicity of Marleecain Designs....Jewelry just perfect for any occasion!

Marleecaindesigns - ArtFire Artisan Studio


What an adventure...everything I had planned in my mind flew completely out the window once I got to the shoot. I was so very nervous I couldn't think straight. I messed up a couple of shots, but for the most part, I got some great pictures! I sincerely hope the couple / family is happy with what I came up with. Once I relaxed a little, I was completely in my element...I just couldn't move around as fast as I wanted...I didn't want to miss ANYTHING! The grounds and house were amazingly beautiful, the flowers, the colors, the pool, the marble...simply extravagant! Definately a photographer's dream. For being my first time, it was fabulous! I am so grateful for the family to allow me to be a part of their day to expand my portfolio and experience. My friends and family have been SO supportive and wonderful - I am forever thankful. I can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tomorrow is the BIG day!'s finally here....I have been waiting two very long weeks to make my dream a reality. My first wedding reception shoot is tomorrow afternoon. I couldn't be more excited and nervous than I am right now. My heart is pounding and the butterflies in my stomach are going crazy and it's only the night before. I know full well that I am my own worst critic and I just don't want to let myself down. This is the moment that will build my confidence and make me into someone that I never thought possible. I have the most amazing support team who cheer for me on a regular basis and I am so very grateful for their kind words of encouragement and love. I can't wait to share my work with you and see where this new road leads. Much love!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Making it all worth it!

 At what point, I wonder, do I get to call myself a professional? I certainly don't think of myself as one. Other's have said otherwise. All I know is that deep down, I know what I can do and when I take that ONE picture where I even amaze myself - do I then feel a sense of confidence. I absolutely LOVE what I do and I look forward to the future...trucking along. I am so very grateful for the support system that I do have...without them...where would I be? Next week is my first big party shoot...for little or no money - it will be worth it!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's beginning....

Today has been a great day! Secured my first wedding reception shoot for a couple weeks from now. I am so excited! The home and the grounds are gorgeous inside and out! The family I will be shooting for is wonderful and have so far made me feel very comfortable. I couldn't ask for a better place to start. I really hope that even more doors open and positive leads come from this. Im so nervous, but know in my heart that this is what I want to do. For the first oldest son told me today, that he is proud of me, he thinks my photo's are amazing. Of course in the middle of Walmart..this sends me into tears. Gotta love those special moments with the ones you love the most! Im a proud mama!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I met this wonderful lady this morning and her very vivacious happy that I did. Deanne makes cakes! NOT just any cake...the cake YOU are looking for! If you are in need of a cake for your special event...give her a call.
Serving the greater Chino, CA area.


June 2010

Here is all cards are made, flyers are getting distributed...Im off and building my portfolio.
Im on my way!
I have many fans and hope they find joy in my work.
Im looking forward to the future - bring on the weddings, the maternity shots, the babies, kids, birthdays and engagements..Im ready!
Thanks to my fans, friends, family for your ongoing support. Love you!