Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday

The weather was in the 100's all week. On Wednesday it even reached 108 degrees.

Then on Saturday, just in time for Grant's 4th birthday party, the weather couldn't have been a more perfect 85 degrees.

In my opinion, there is only one person who could have had a hand in this... his Daddy.

Thanks Blair.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cousin Pics

I had yet another person actually ask me to take picutures of their kids.

Me? I thought.

Yeah, I was delighted and jumped at the opportunity.


just a couple of my favs...

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Newborn

Wow, those newborn photoshoots are not nearly as easy as they look.

I scroll through the works of other newborn photographers for inspiration thinking, I can totally do THAT!!

Then, there I am, taking pictures of that precious little baby... wondering if any of the pictures I am taking are even turning out.

Granted, I am rather hard on myself as I am my own hardest critic, but none-the-less, I am lucky to get only ONE, or on a good day, maybe TWO that I kinda like.

So, here's the deal...

Keep having babies (you, NOT me) so that I can keep practicing.

I hear, practicing makes perfect.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Action Shots

When I look at the work of other photographers, I notice that a lot of pictures are highly photoshopped these days. Photoshop can make a great picture look amazing with the right effects.

I have been rather green with envy lately at:

1. Those who actually know how to utilize photoshop for making these changes to their photos

2. Those with the full version of PS5 who are able to utilize the free actions on the Pioneer Woman's blog.


I may still not know how to fully use and understand my skimpy little version of Photoshop Elements but the Pioneer Woman has converted her actions for PSE!!

Can I get a "Woooo HOOOOOO!"?

Woooooo HOOOOOOO!!!!!

Was just playing with a recent picture I took at a "7 Year Itch" Anniversary Party.

Kinda cool... ya think?