Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Miss "A"...

MISS "A"!!!

               Isn't she lovely.  Last night I wanted a challenge. The light outside was hot and harsh. It's not my favorite time to shoot. I've been working on areas I want to improve in lately, so what better time? Most of these images are straight out of the camera, other than a tint change and my logo. They could be better, but I feel good about them. How can you go wrong with a pretty girl :) We had a lot of fun. Let me know what you think. More to come...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Still life

Can you tell I was home bored today :). I decided to try some still life shots. I haven't done any with a purpose in a while. I love the color of the purple orchid and it almost made me sad to turn it black and white, but when I did I noticed the texture stand out. The ribbing on each petal that gets lost in the color photo, because all you notice is that beautiful purple color. It is a flower from my husband and when I look at it I'm happy. I always try to do work that makes me happy:) Keep shooting!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Overcoming objections...

               Miss "K"      Image 1

                                 Image 2

                                  Image 3

                                 Image 4

                                 Image 5

This is the gorgeous Miss "K". She is my middle child. The one and only. :) The hater of having her picture taken, the wearer of ripped shorts, the queen of having her hair undone, the lover of all animals. Gotta love her. Let's just say she was opposed to having a photo shoot with me. I finally talked her into it and look how pretty she is. She is in a bright summer color, and she looks so happy. I was so pleased how this shoot went. I just can't decide on my favorite picture. I need your help. Please let me know what you think. I'm leaning toward Image 4, but I love the others as well.  This is her best shoot to date and I need a good photo of her to hang in my home. They are all so similar I can't choose. This is a problem for me that I'm working on. I need a little more variety in my work. Always room for improvement. Thanks for helping me out. Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A beautiful start...

            Today my family took a little fishing trip up to a reservoir not to far from home. Now if you've ever been fishing you know you have to get up at the crack, and I mean crack, of dawn to catch the big fish. My husband woke me up, not to gently this morning at 5:30 am to get kids up and ready to go. Let me just say I wasn't a happy camper. I dragged myself out of bed and proceeded to go wake up three children. On my way through the house I looked out my front window and this is the sight I was greeted with. I was dumbstruck. I ran and grabbed my ever ready camera and started snapping away. Now remember it's 5:30 am and I'm in pajamas standing in the road with my camera. The farmers thought I was crazy. This is their time of day to be out and about. I apologized for being not to nice to my hubby, loaded up the kids and off we went. 

          We were on our way when all of a sudden it started to rain. I thought you've got to be kidding me. It was on and off all the way up the canyon. We finally arrived to blue skies. That didn't last long. It started to rain a little ways away from us and I was just about to tell the kids to take cover and snapped my next favorite shot of my girls enjoying those first few rain drops. It's moments like these that make me happy and feel complete. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Happy Snappin' :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spur of the moment...

I love these new photos I just shot of my middle child. We were just sitting home on a sat. morning bored as usual. I jumped up and said, "Who's up for a photo shoot?" Of course they could hardly contain themselves. Ha ha. I don't get my middle one to take very many photos. She absolutely hates it! She was just playing around mostly, but I was able to capture some great shots! I was thrilled. She is such a beauty. Have a great weekend. Stay tuned for more coming soon...