Thursday, July 17, 2014

Get Moving

Okay, I've been wanting to get myself in shape and moving again.  I did so well last year bike riding and I just hate that I stopped. Yesterday Michael and I went for a bike ride in the neighborhood. I kind of don't like riding in the neighborhood because of all the hills. (killer) We biked 7.3 miles in just under an hour. Usually I can bike 9 miles in the same amount of time, on the bike trail in Georgetown. (no hills) Oh well, still happy that we rode! 

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain,  

but all the happiness and growth occurs while 

you're climbing it. 

Happy Trails

The Whitten Sister Photo Shoot

I'm so happy I got to shoot these two beautiful sisters. It was a total casual and super relaxed session, shot at their ranch. 

Even got mom in a couple of shots. I'm excited to shoot them again later this summer with their horses! Well, I know that I'm not including much journaling with these photos, thought the photos could speak for themselves. Mainly I blog for my own person "failing" memory. But if you're here, thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a relaxing Summer. 

We find comfort among those who agree with us - 

growth among those who don't.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Photo Shoot For My Mini Session

I've been wanting to photograph this cutie for a while now. Her name is Navy and she is the older sister of my daughters best friend. Here are a few shots from our session. 

She was so much fun to photograph. She's only 11 years old! She kind of reminds me of Brooke Shields. Anywho here is the ad that came out of our shoot....

I've already booked a couple of sessions with this so that'll keep me busy in between chauffeuring my kids to their summer stuff. 
I've been doing a lot of shooting lately just so that I feel I'm doing all I can to better my skills at this hobby that I LOVE. I booked another photography class on lighting! I'm super excited about that, can't wait.
"Dreams only work if you do."

Monday, June 2, 2014

Painting Because I Love It

So with the whirl wind of photography gigs slowing down, it feels good to do something different. I decided to pull out some canvas and get my paint on. I've had these blank canvases for a while now only because I always stock up on them when they are on sale. I'm frugal and a hoarder like that. lol Anyways, here are a couple of them that I painted last week. It felt so good to paint!

This one I started with the idea of just circles that flowed and swirled together. I worked on it and walked away and came back about 30 minutes later and decided it needed red.

 When I added red, I just thought it seemed more right. Who knows how my mind operates. I just went with it.

Here is the finished photo of my painting. 

This idea I got from scrolling through pages of art pins on Pinterest. I think I have the technique of getting a nice smooth blend, shown above the flowers. 
You can see it better in this photo. Anywho, all I know is that, I love to paint!

"If you get stuck, draw with a different pen"

Monday, May 19, 2014

Baby Gus

Last week, another first for me. I got the pleasure of photographing KC's newborn baby boy. KC was my first maternity shoot that I shot two months ago. She had asked me if I wanted to do the newborn shots once their baby was born. My answer was, "ummm, YES!"
Baby Gus was born on May 6th. I've read that the window to photograph newborns was between the fifth and fifteenth day. So once he was born we set the date for May 15th. Yeah, nine days old. 
So when you think about newborn shots, you think about naked babies in baskets and such. Well, not so in my case. I consider myself a lifestyle photographer all the way. I want to tell a story, their story, in such a way that the photos will bring them back to that time, bringing all the memories along with it. Anyways, here are some of the photos from that day.

I'mon! I LOVED everything about this shoot!

If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop 
working for it!