Saturday, November 27, 2010

Some of My Favorites From this Shoot

Well, what can I say about this particular photo shoot?  It has to be my favorite so far, however I do have one up for editing this week that should be just as good.  What else...most of the pictures I really liked, so it was hard to pick my favorites.  There were a lot that I have already posted in the last week that I really loved also.

I think that I will add a picture of these two to my "Sessions" tab that talks about what to wear.  I love the combination of their dresses, the jewelry, the boots, their make-up, and well...everything.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Finished with the Cutest Teen and Her Stunning Mom...

I had the hardest time with this particular picture!  The reason was it was one of the last taken that night with no flash and it was getting pretty dark.  So, I had my ISO up to 800 or so, I think...but I think that caused my picture to be crazy red! Who knows what caused it, but it was really RED!!!! I tried all my usual tricks to get rid of the sunburned look, but didn't have much luck with it.  I used a texture and ran an action on it called Ashley Vintage.  I still like it despite my issues, but I wonder how it will look in print after ALL the edits I made to it.

Tomorrow, I plan on posting my favorites from this shoot.  After that on to the next family in line, which should go by pretty fast.  They were just looking for a couple of shots to choose from for the Christmas card this year.  I told her I would try and design the card too for her, so I might be posting that in the next couple of days also.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Favorites From a Shoot at the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA...

Here are my favorites from a shoot that I did a couple of weeks ago at the Sundial Bridge.  I am always a sucker for sun flare and silhouettes, so I think that one is my favorite.  Plus, the one I posted a little while ago where she is touching his face as he looks into her beautiful eyes.  Thanks again you guys for letting me practice on you and I am so glad that you two are together.  You two seem PERFECT for one and another!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Cold Rainy Saturday Spent By the Fire Editing Some Pictures...

How adorable is this mother daughter duo?  I love editing their photos, they look like models to me!  Thanks again you two for letting me practice my photography on you, I really am thankful!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Win a Spot in Lisa Harrision's Photoshop 101 Class...

How many of you would love to learn how to edit your photos correctly in photoshop?  I know that I would kill for a spot in this class...well maybe not really kill somebody, but maybe an indian burn or something along those lines.  Anyhow, here is the link to learn how you could win a free $300 value spot in Lisa's Photoshop 101 upcoming class over at ClickinMom's website.  Good luck to you all, but I kinda hope I win! :)

If you are wondering about this game induced coma child, he is my nephew and I will have that very same look of concentration if I am lucky enough to be chosen at random for the extra seat in this class.  Yes, I am a huge dork who loves to learn anything and absolutely everything about photoshop or camera related topics!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Playing Around Tonight....

What can I say about these two?  So much fun to edit, so stinking pretty!  There are so many from this shoot that I love, it is going to be hard to narrow them down!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thank You Rosi (Heidi)...

I was trying to make a logo tonight and hopped onto Jessica Sprague's site to get a refresher on brushes and read some of the have been plugging my little trials and errors photography site!  Thank you so much!  I noticed some increased visits and was thinking, "What the heck is going on?"  I don't even know that many people...

Thanks again!

Starting a Young Teens Edits Tonight...GORGEOUS!!!!!

Wow!  That is all I can say about this mother daughter duo!  they are breathtaking!  It is so nice having such beautiful friends around me, makes it that much easier to build a portfolio!  Here are a couple edits from tonight and I added a little logo again.  I think I like this one better plus, it is a lot easier to work with in Photoshop as a brush instead of a .PNG file.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Baby All Done...

So, baby is all done.  These were a few of my favorites plus the others I had posted individually in older posts.  Something I learned from this shoot was that the best pictures stem from the simple bond between two people.  As you can tell from these photographs that there is quite the bond here.  I think that is what really makes a great photo. 

Thank You Amber and Your Amazing Family...

I just had to jot down a quick thank you to Amber and your awesome family.  I was lucky enough to meet Amber through my sister about 2 months ago.  She was kind enough to let me practice taking some pictures of herself and her cutie pie daughter Addison at the Caldwell Park.  We had a blast, I learned a lot, she got some new pictures, and all in all it was a great experience.  Then last Friday we met on the other side of the Park and took some family pictures with her hubby and two boys.  I think we got some great shots and I got to meet more of her family.  Her oldest son showed up with this crazy mullet style monster hair and those fake hill billy teeth, I knew this family was perfect for me right away!  Anyhow, she and her family gave me a gift for taking their pictures and I am so excited, plus a super great compliment about my photography.  Thank you so much for everything you guys!  I loved the goodies and already have relaxed with some of them!  Thanks again!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Couldn't Help Myself....

So...I have to stop looking at my newest sessions until I finish my edits for my older sessions!  This is one from tonight, and I have to say that this family so rocked it!  They were dressed PERFECTLY!  They were FUN!  They are all crazy ATTRACTIVE!  So, here is one image to check out today.  Thanks again you guys for letting me practice on you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Talk About Love Between Two People...

This is just a little sneak peak into the session I am editing tonight.  This couple was generous enough to donate their time to help me with my new obsession.  This so far is one of my favorites from this session.  I have to say that out of everybody I have had the fortune of to take pictures of...these two couldn't keep their hands off each other!  They seem perfect for each other and I am so glad to see that they will soon be sharing their lives together as one in marriage. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Moving on to an Adorable Baby Girl and Her Beautiful Mother...

How cute are these two?  So, I have started editing yet another session.  This one I have been looking forward to, since this little angel is the newest edition of our friends.  Plus, her mama is one of my closest girlfriends.  I am having issues on my post editing on the baby's skin.  I think I am seeing a lot of yellow and red.  So, I might have to do a little more research on that before I continue.  More to come soon!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Finished With the Doyles!!!!! On to the Next Family!!!!!

Here are just a few of my favorites from this family.  They are too cute and were a lot of fun to take pictures of.  Thanks again you guys for letting me steal you away!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

On to Another Shoot...

What can I say about this family?  They are some of my closest friends and I was super lucky to have them be my models for an hour one day.  What I learned from this shoot....that downtown the type of light I like to shoot with usually vanishes REALLY fast.  So, the next downtown shoot I will have to take that into consideration.  What else, kids are crazy easy to edit.  They are so perfect to begin with, so the editing goes a little faster than with adults.  I think that taking pictures of kids that are 3 and older are my favorite group to take pictures of so far.  My last shoot I had a 13 year old and she was so easy and fun to take pictures of.  I will keep you posted with some of my favorites from this family as the week goes on.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Finished with Crystal and Michelle's Shoot Continued

I want to tell all of you how thankful I am that you guys let me practice on you.  It was fun to have such pretty girls to model for me and see what troopers you guys were.  These girls were all glamed up to go to a wedding and allowed me to photograph them in some interesting places in HEELS! Troopers I tell ya!  To the guys, a very special thank you to the both of you.  Most guys hate to have their pictures taken and you both were so friendly and helpful.  I can not say enough what an attractive bunch you all are and how happy I am with some of these photos!  Several of them will make the cut to be in my portfolio one day when I know what the heck I am doing and become a professional photographer! :)  Thanks again!                                                

Finished with Crystal and Michelle's Shoot

Monday, November 1, 2010

Give Away!!!!!

You have to go check out this link to try to win a beautiful camera bag from Epiphanie.  You will not be sorry you entered, and if for some reason you are...I will take that bag off your hands for you! :)

Sneak Peak at Tonight's Photo Shoot

How beautiful is this girl?  Crazy pretty!  I really shouldn't be editing her pictures yet, but had to do just one really fast and post a sneak peak into her session.  Yes, I have 3 other shoots to edit before I get to this one...but I just couldn't help myself.

Some other little highlights coming this week:
1. Crystal and Michelle's finished shoot collage, I have to say they are breathtaking!
2. My hubby dressed up as a french man picture
3. My Halloween costume picture
4. Some edits from the next shoot which is a good friend of mines children.

So, we will see if I can stay on top of it this week!