Meet Bear. Isn't she precious? She's stylin' those shades!
This was a really fun shoot with Bear and her family
I met Daniel at a wedding I second-shot with a friend. You can see some of those pictures three posts down from this one.
I was really happy when he contacted me about doing family photos.
A relatively new family. And they are crazy about each other!
Of course, we had to have a shoe shot! It's a requirement for one of my photo shoots!
We started on this beautiful bridge! I loved the bright fall colors!
At least as fall-ish as they get in our state.
We were able to slide in a few shots of Daniel and Lyndsey together :).
Lyndsey's just so beautiful!
Thanks for letting me shoot your family pictures!
And i love the one of Bear asleep in my red bucket!
You can scroll down in the blog and find it - it's a Christmas photo :).
Thanks, Daniel! Thanks, Lyndsey!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
This week's photo challenge at i heart faces is Furry Faces. My first choice was this shot of my son with his ferret Avery. Jason and Bobbie raise ferrets and love them like children. The ferrets even have their very own room in the house. To check out more furry face shots, head on over to I Heart Faces here.
To edit this photo, I used photoshop and added some film grain, followed by MCP Actions' Finish It action, then added a burn edge in MCP Actions Frosted Memories action.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The groom, the groomsmen, and the ring-bearer were awesome at this wedding!
Loved to get their photos taken!
The ring-bearer was my favorite!
He was all like, "get your act together, guys!"
And his jacket was so hard to unbutton! He needed help!
So, we went with the unbuttoned GQ style.
There was a whole lot of laughing going on!
The perfect place for photos!
Probably my favorite picture from the entire wedding!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
We were at the ranch just before sunset tonight. I wish I had my camera there because the light shining through the trees was wonderful. Oh well. Cell phone photography, here we go! The above picture is of Sawyer - with his face in a feed bucket, as usual.
This is Gus, Mark's bad boy. He's actually behaving better lately, so I can't complain.
Rascal. Kali's horse. Kali is coming home in a couple days. I imagine seeing Rascal is going to be one of our first stops!
I'm trying something new this week. It's This or That Thursday, which you can find here, or by clicking on the box above.
You post photos of this or that, I am guessing from your week. So, this is what I did earlier in the week.
For the past couple months, I have been teaching a photography class for a group of local homeschoolers.
I teach a lesson, then we do some hands-on shooting to apply what we (hopefully) learned in class that day.
This week we worked on animal/pet photography and we had some special guests with us for the day to be our models.
There were two beautiful little pygmy goats that belong to one of the students.
They were so sweet, and were happy as long as they were getting treats.
"All this posing is hard work! Hey! How about a treat for me???"
We had some beautiful little dogs visit with us to have their portraits shot.
We also had a chicken, a fancy foo-foo black and white chicken with awesome feathers, BUT I neglected to get a photo of him. So sad. :( Sorry. I love my students! They are becoming awesome photographers! You can check out some of their work on Facebook, by liking the page "Photography Rocks".
To check out more This or That, or to post your own shots, please visit here.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Original photo. I took this picture a couple days ago during a hands-on portion of a class I taught on pet photography. I've been working with a group of wonderful homeschool students this fall. We've been studying the basics of photography. On this particular Monday we studied pets and animals in general. Several of the students brought pets to be our models. This sweet little puppy belongs to one of the students.
All the students know to watch for background distractions, but due to the circumstances of our shoot, some distractions were necessary. I used photoshop for my edits. I brightened, I sharpened, and I used brushes to take out the owner's legs and shoes in the background. This is a relatively new technique that I am trying to perfect and I am happy with the way it really makes the animal stand out. What do you think?
Friday, November 11, 2011
Recently I was in Louisiana and came across this memorial garden.
Located in Gonzales, Louisiana, I absolutely loved the statues located around the gardens.
Hope Haven Memorial Garden. Primarily a mausoleum.
I found the gardens as I arrived in Gonzales. I went looking for it the next day, so I could take photographs.
It was beautiful!
They have one thing we don't have in my home state - above ground burials. Much of Louisiana is covered with water or close to sea level, hence the above ground burials. I had a fairly interesting visit at Hope Haven.