Monday, December 21, 2009

in the sprit of Christmas....

Nathan and I were finally invited to an ugly sweater xmas party this weekend-and we WON!

I think the funniest part was prior to the event after raiding my adorable mother in law's closet she quite serious said, "now don't get it dirty because I'm wearing it tomorrow to the family Christmas gathering"


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweetie Pie Makenna

Just a quick peek at 1 of the mini shoots I've did this past week benefiting my Team In Training campaign!! Thank you to everyone who participated! It is a HUGE blessing!!!!

I've been photographing this little cutie since she was a weeeee little baby:

I must say one of the BEST parts of my job is getting to build relationships with the sweetest children (sometimes while still in their mommy's tummies!) and receiving the honor of documenting their little lives as they grow and change! Last week I photographed a little boy who the last time I saw was just a cute little smiley blob cozy in his mommies arms and now I'm running all over the place laughing with him snapping away!


What's with these kids growing up?? It needs to slow down! I'm too young to feel old...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

because I love supporting small businesses everywhere...

This woman not only is one of the kindest I've met but also AMAZINGLY talented!!! She's up in Washington but has everything on plus has a site (obviously) and a Facebook!

If you're looking for some fabulous decor or a wonderfully amazing way to turn your shoot images into amazing art for your home I will happily work with her to create your perfect piece from your shoot roll!!!

Check it out! If you're a fan, become a fan ;)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How much photoshopping is too much photoshopping?

Check this out...

my thought? (not that you asked) An interesting photoshop filter doesn't make you a photographer. You can tweak the heck out of a disposable camera and no longer tell that it's a disposable camera-or what the actual vision ever was. If you're spending more than 5 seconds processing a shoot probably need to relearn your camera. 10 years from now, don't we want to see the REAL beauty & sprit of the actual person or scene? Something even I need to remind myself of from time to time...

I anticipate very soon there will be a revolution....professional photoshoppers vs. professional photographers (and there's a huge difference). Don't get me wrong, I don't think there's anything wrong with enhancing images, but there is a serious line that has been crossed so long ago...

here's a good quote I saw recently:

question: is it possible to over photoshop?

"yes. it is possible. and a necessary phase. almost everyone goes through that stage of experimentation. some stay there. I guess it's a bit like discovering the spice rack in the kitchen. At first you dump great wads of spice into the dish. Eventually some learn the value of subtlety and complexity or simplicity. I personally have a tendency to over-spice. Still learning the art of subtlety." Paul Green-

interesting or cute links:

What do you think?