Thursday, September 30, 2010

~Photo of the day~

          Well, I'm sorry I haven't posted a photo of the day in a while. Life has been busy. Although, I wouldn't have it any other way. I wish I could fit a few more hours in my day. :)
            Now, back to this beautiful photo. I love the look they're giving each other. It makes me wonder what they're thinking. You can almost feel the snap-crackle-pop! I love to sit and just look at photos like this. Your total attention is on the beautiful couple and the love between them. Maybe he just told her something she will remember forever. I hope a photo like this will keep memories alive.
           I have many more shoots coming up. Stay tuned for more fun photos. I do still have a few openings, if anyone is interested, please contact me. Fall only comes once a year. What a better season to get outside and spend time with your family. We'll make some great memories. Thanks everyone. Have an awesome day!!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"One of those days"

        Have you ever just had one of those days? Looks like my little man was having one last night. I love this picture. It's not fake or phony. I captured his real emotion at the time, and I love it. We often don't keep photos when our kids or family aren't smiling. I do. Not just because I'm a photographer, because I love to look at a picture and feel the emotions coming from it. Be it good or bad.

        He wanted to go play on the playground and I wouldn't let him until we were done taking family pictures. I promise his mood improved as the night went on. He finally got to go play. :) I got some great shots last night. As soon as the editing is done I'll show you a peek. More to come....

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Silver lining...

          Hello everyone. Happy Tuesday. No one ever says that, so let me be the first today to say Hi. :):) Here are two of my beautiful kids. They are my youngest and middle ones. Gorgeous babies, aren't they? We were on our way to an apt. for my middle girl and I had a few minutes to spare. So what did I do you ask?????? Um, hello... it's me were talking about, PHOTO SHOOT!!!! My children love me:) There is a silver lining to this cloud. I promised them if they went with me to check out a new spot, I would let them catch guppies in the pond when we were through. This worked like a charm. Who doesn't want to catch tiny little fish and get dirty, right?
            It was a fun spot, but the lighting was kinda tricky. Lots of beautiful trees, which means shade. I think for the most part they turned out ok. I have been having issues with my lens, and have been looking into getting a new one. I think I've narrowed down my choices and am so excited to get it and try it out. Yeah!!!
           I love poses #1 & #2. The rest are just cute cause let's face it, they're my kiddos. I'm not partial, am I? Have a wonderful day everyone. Looking forward to all my fun family sessions this week. :):):)

Monday, September 27, 2010

One Pose, Different angles...

          Happy Monday Everyone! I had a very busy and stimulating weekend. I got to try some new techniques that I've been waiting to do. This is just one of four shoots I was able to participate in this weekend. *sigh* This is my very beautiful sister. :) She has just had a major milestone in her life and I wanted to capture it on film for her to remember. I also had a secret project of my own while on this shoot. I wanted to see how many great and visually different shots I could get, and like, from her staying in one pose.
            Here's how it went. My all time favorite is pose #2. Look at her eyes :) I have a few more in this sequence, but you get my drift with these four. It took me less than two minutes to get these great shots. She really only had to move her head and I did the rest. Minimal subect movement with maximum results.  I threw the last one in just for fun. So pretty. I was having an issue with the bright light of day, but I like the look as it turned out.
            Now the fun part. I challenge all of you to try something different. Be spontanious while doing it, and have FUN!!!! Let me know how it turns out. Have a great week!!! :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

~Photo of the day~

"Ready to Rope"

        I just love the way the steers are back lit in this photo. I was trying some different techniques and this was one of my favorites. I went on the funnest shoot last night. It had all the things I love. Horses, steers, cowboys, friends and family. What an awesome way to spend the night. Roping and working. Seriously it doesn't get better than this. More to come soon from this session soon...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

~Photo of the day~

Isn't he a pretty boy. I'm a sucker for a nice looking head shot of a horse. Have a great day!!! More to come soon.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

~Photo of the day~

     I chose this photo for today's photo of the day for a very sweet reason. This is my very handsome husband. *wink wink* Today happens to be our 14th wedding anniversary. Wow!!! Time has flown by. Happy Anniversary Honey! :)

     One of the reasons I like this photo so much is the expression on my husbands face. He looks truly happy. He never, ever smiles for me on camera, unless I just happen to catch him unaware and get an awesome shot like this. I don't remember what it was that made him laugh, but I'm so glad I have this shot to always remember him happy. Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

~Photo of the day~

     This photo is from a few years ago. This was our family dog Jackson. As you can see he was very loved. This is my youngest hugging him. There was a bond between these two that I have yet to see again. We lost Jackson to cancer a year ago. We were lucky to have him for 13 wonderful years. He has been greatly missed. I don't think I will ever have another dog quite like him.
      As I was trying to decide on a photo of the day for today I kept coming back to this shot. I remember the day so well. It was a gorgeous afternoon and we were out pheasant hunting with my husband. The air was cool and fresh and my boy and dog were loving every minute of the day. They were running through the fields without a care in the world.
      I think maybe that is why this picture kept coming back to me. I remember the feelings and the smells from that day like it was yesterday, and maybe if I didn't catch this shot I would have forgotten that. It makes me realize why I do what I do. There is no better way to capture a memory than through my lens. I love making memories every day. I enjoy looking back at all our family photos from different times in our life. I think one day my children will be so grateful for me packing my camera with us everywhere we go. I am giving them memories for the rest of their life. I would love to make memories for all of you too. If anyone needs a memory or two let me know. Thanks :) 

Monday, September 20, 2010

~Photo of the day~

           These are definitely the cutest boys ever...... Don't you think? :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

~Photo of the day~

             This photo is of my middle daughter. It has always been one of my favorites. I happened to catch her just as she hooked her fish. If any of you know her, you know how much she loves to fish, and she's good at it. She is always out fishing her Dad and any else who goes. I love how the morning sun hits her just brilliantly.

              I am starting to book up a little more now. Schedule your sittings now for the best time selections. Have a great weekend everyone :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

~Photo of the day~

        I was awake late last night editing some older pictures I have on file and haven't really done much with. This photo straight out of the camera was pretty bad. For some reason I like to take the bad shots and see how I can improve them. I like how it turned out, not necessarily my best, but I like something about it. More to come later...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

~Photo of the day~

          So today I was talking to the smartest girl ever (my sister) and she had a brilliant idea. We were talking about our blogs and how to improve them, when she said, "You should do a photo of the day."  MAGNIFICENT! Why didn't I think of this? So I plan to try my very best to post a photo of the day every day. It may be short and sweet, but you will all get to see a glimpse of my work and my world this way. Today I couldn't resist. Look at our sweet sleepy girl. She thinks she's queen of the house all day when the kids are at school. Yes that would be my daughter's pillow she's laying on.  Thank you to my wonderful thinker. :) Have a fabulous day all.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

~Before & After~

Before & After...

          I've been giving a lot of thought to how I edit my pictures after I get them home and uploaded to my computer. I like to keep things fresh and natural as much as I can. I just want every photo to be as perfect as it can be. I love things to live up to their potential. Sometimes I can get a little crazy with my editing process. I'm trying to be a little better at it. I've been crazy studying all things photoshop for the last 4 days. I have lived and breathed it. My family has not been happy about this, but they know how much it means to me and they are being very good sports about my whole obsession.

            I thought what better way to find out how I'm doing than to ask you. Let me know what you think of these before and after shots. Are they too much, do they look right, what should I do different? After all, I am trying to please all of you, right? My wonderful family, friends, and customers. Thanks for stopping to have a look. More to come soon....

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The "A" Family

I was so excited to be able to take a shoot with this cute family. They remind me of my husband and I when we first started out. I was taking pictures watching them with their son and it hit me how much we were like them. Ready to take on the world together and make our dreams come true. It really inspired me and I think the shoot turned out great. I love it when I can get up and go to work knowing I can be inspired and love what I do. I can not tell you what a feeling of joy I get when I realize this. I am doing what I love and getting better every photo shoot I take. Let me know in advance if any of you are wanting your holiday pictures done. I am booking sits now, and getting pretty busy. Prices are still low so take advantage. More to come....

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Itty Bitties...

      Happy Thursday Everyone!!! I am so happy to finally show you the cutest shoot I have done in awhile. How could it not be with kids as sweet as these. I haven't had the opportunity to do very many newborn shoots, so I was so happy to have the chance to try some things. Some things worked out just as planned and some did not. That's the way with babies. :) He was such an angel. I think they all turned out wonderful. Thanks so much to the "M" family for letting be a part of your day.  Hope you all have a great weekend. Go do something fun!!!