Gray in May

Some of you who follow me on Instagram or are friends with me on Facebook may remember how I wore “Gray through May” for my dear friend, Melissa Broz, as she battled her way through brain cancer. Some of you may also remember our community’s heart wrenching loss last August when she lost that battle here on earth. Melissa was so much more than I could ever write about in a blog post – her smile, her energy, her love and compassion. These were all things you felt immediately when you were around her. I went to see Melissa before she died, and as I walked in and saw the sparkle in her little girl’s eyes – I vowed to her that I would NEVER forget the life and love she brought to this world, and even more so that I would do everything in my power to make sure her kids remembered this about her as they grew up.  I swore that she would not just have been a small part of my life that I grew on to live with out – but that her small time in my life would make big, ever-lasting changes in me. And she has. Her love for people and life, her steadfast Faith, her commitment to her family, have all changed me.

The Broz Family

Melissa and her family. This is one of the many beautiful and treasured pictures taken by Cara Yates.

So this year for Gray in May – I will be sporting my gray – but also wanted to do something more – something to honor Melissa.  I contacted her best friend, Cara Yates, who is a phenomenal photographer, and who is the reason Josh and the kids have gorgeous pictures and memories to hold onto. I asked her for ideas of what we could do this month  – and she suggested we each pick a family who has a family member battling cancer – and donate a photo shoot to them. I loved her idea – and so that is what we are doing! I will be posting more about these shoots – so make sure to check back to see these shoots we are doing in honor and memory of Melissa.


A few pictures from our 2013 Gray in May

If you want to join us in remembering our sweet friend and too many others that are battling brain cancer – wear your Gray in May and share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #grayinmay #melissasmission


Everyday with Lulu

I have a confession to make. I’m a professional photographer and have been for almost seven years. I have some pretty nice equipment, and I believe God gave me a unique way to view his world. But when it comes to my every day life – I’ve been trapped by the ease of my iPhone camera. It’s everywhere I go, it’s easy to use, and even easier to share and upload our every waking moment. (You’re welcome…) But every now and then I try to remind myself to get out my “big camera”, with the good lenses and to use that to capture this awesome time in my life. Lately – Lulu’s been the subject, because while the other kiddos are gone at school – we are faithfully hanging out together, playing barbies, eating, doing crafts and painting.

Miss Luella has a little attitude of her own sometimes…

I was chopping up onions for dinner and she insisted that she wanted to eat one, and that she would like it… obviously – she was wrong. 🙂

It’s really the little every day moments that I want to capture in our family. Those things that go by without us even noticing.

Spring Mini Shoots

Because you all have been asking…

We will be holding spring minis at our studio – one day only – on Saturday, April 12th. As always the spots are limited and will fill up very quickly!! If you are interested make sure you visit to book your shoot!

Mini shoots are $175.00, and last up to 20 minutes. You will receive ten digital files, sized at 2200px on the long side, to use as you wish. You will also have the option to add on an 11×14 canvas for an additional $25.00. For now the times listed are for studio shoots. If you are interested in an outdoor mini on April 12th, please email us and we will be in touch if that becomes available.

As always – thanks for being so supportive of Bosley Creative! We would love for you to share this great offer with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn!

We’ve all been there… right?

This morning as I was packing up our bag to head down to the Children’s Museum, I contemplated whether or not I should run back up stairs and grab and extra pair of clothes for Luella, ya’ know, “just in case”. “Nah”, I thought – “she never needs them”…

**One side note I should point out here – the Children’s Museum intimidates me. Not the place itself, or the activities there, but the other moms. Because I only go during the week, I am there with all the  full time stay at home moms, the really good ones. You know the kind – they sew their kid’s clothes from organic fabric, have juice in glass sippy cups that they juiced themselves that morning from the fruit out of their backyards, and homemade hummus and pita bread for snacks made only from the finest and most natural of ingredients. They scare me – so I put on my best show there of “healthy-ish snacks” and hide out in dark secret corners when I have to change a disposable diaper or bottle feed my baby”**

So there I was – being a super mom.  We painted, did crafts, painted her face, milked a pretend cow, I even dressed up in butterfly wings and danced around on the stage to keep the giggles coming from my bubbly, imaginative two year old. I was rockin’ the whole mom thing.

And then Lulu said “I have to go potty” – and as she was “going” on the miniature potty chair, I heard those dreaded words: “Uh-Oh”.  It turns out she wasn’t sitting all the way on the potty – and was actually going potty everywhere – right down into her adorable purple plaid rain boots.  Remember those extra clothes I didn’t need to pack? So I calmly thought (because of my experience in being a mom who is unprepared for such situations – I have mastered remaining calm in them) – what are our options here…

I removed my “long and lean tank top” that I had on underneath my shirt, and put it on Lulu, put her top back on – and “voila” – instant maxi dress… The problem was – she still had no shoes, and no panties on and it was 20 degrees outside. So we gathered up her art work and crafts, and scrambled the heck out of the place trying to ignore the judging looks as I raced to the car with a half naked two year old in the middle of winter.

Lulu kept saying, and I quote, “It’s too strange”. I know baby… I know.

Here’s the thing – I share these stories because it’s HARD being a mom sometimes. Sometimes it’s hard because we make it hard, and sometimes it’s things we can’t control. But regardless – I think it always helps to be able to laugh at the situation and helps even more when we realize we aren’t the only ones.  I will never ever ever be that perfect mom – but I sure do love my kids more than I could ever explain – and I hope as they grow up they will feel like that was all they really needed.


This is my buddy Henry.

He loves to chase his cat.

And climb the stairs.

Henry loves to be swung.

And he LOVES chocolate cake.

I’ve gotten to spend the past year watching Henry grow and change.

He is a really lucky little guy.

He has a mommy and daddy who love him so very much.

And who love each other.

Henry I hope that I get  to continue to watch you as you grow up. You sure are a sweet little guy.
Thank you for letting me hang out and celebrate your first birthday!

Mini Shoot Day!!

Give your wife or mom an amazing gift this year!! This mini shoot not only includes digital files, but a canvas as well!

The details:

Our mini shoots are 20 minutes each.

There is limited availability for these shoots. Once we are filled up you will be placed on our waiting list in case of cancellations.

These mini shoots can not be booked on our online calendar and can only be booked by emailing me at

This is only for mini shoots that take place on April 13th.

Thanks! We can’t wait to have some very surprised and happy mama’s come Mother’s Day this year!!

(And even if you aren’t up to pulling off the surprise – we can guarantee they will still be very happy!)

We will have your digital files and canvas back in time for you to pick up for Mother’s Day.

Worried that a mini won’t be enough time? Here are a couple notes we have gotten from clients after their minis…

“They are so wonderful.  He was being such a stubborn boy and he has such a charm about it that you captured all of it.  I actually teared up!  I also wanted to get photos before he started losing his teeth and he lost his first tooth last Wednesday so the timing was perfect.  Thank you, Catherine.”
Marina G. {Kids Mini Photo Shoot}

“AWWW! Love love love them! I can’t believe it only took 20 minutes and look at all those good ones! Thanks so much Catherine!”
Megan R. {Kids Mini Photo Shoot}