Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Slice of Life

Haha, I wrote all of this below and realized that I was a day too late. So I will not enter this in the i heart faces challenge. I'll post it anyway.

There are so many photos I thought about entering in the "i heart faces" photo challenge. Yesterday I was trying my best to get some shots of Evelyn during her ballet class. This involved shooting through a window covered by a filmy curtain. Something about the girls, barely able to be seen through this haze, sitting in a circle chatting spoke to me. Truly a "slice of life". So maybe you'll have to squint to get a good look...
(Evelyn is the one whose back is to the camera:)


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sweet Family!

I took some photographs of this beautiful family over the weekend. I've just begun the editing but I'm in love with their photos! Seriously beautiful children, and sweet too.
Mom, hope you like the few I post here. There are lots more, these are just some of my early favorites.
Love this expression!
And they said he wouldn't cooperate! I've got tons of great shots of him!
And I just love this next one: I have included the black and white and color here because I like them both.
Thanks so much for letting me practice on you, it was a blast!

Friday, March 18, 2011

and my middle child

Evelyn. Can be surprisingly polite. Comic relief. Intense emotions. Peacekeeper. Love her spunk. Just something special about her.


Coming up next...(you guessed it) My firstborn!

just a sweet little boy to brighten your day

Mac. 3rd child, most flexible, happiest. Loves trucks and cars. Has mastered a few Thai words/phrases (thank you Thai au pair!) Wish all my children were 3rd children. (ok, not really. They are all amazingly unique and I love that!)


Monday, March 14, 2011

What I've been up to lately


I attended a fun workshop where we got to shoot a few Mom/Baby pairs in different lighting conditions. I learned so much!

And a couple of my own littles.
and sweet Miss Charlotte


Looking forward to dry weather (highly unlikely) so I can begin some fun weekend photo shoots. Big change may be in the air around my home. More to come (no. not pregnant.)

All in the Details

I'm linking up with a new blog called "Love that Shot". The theme is "All in the Details." I think every detail about this guy (fuzzy hair, necklace, beautiful eyes, long eyelashes, I could go on and on) adds up to one particularly beautiful capture.


Go on over and check out the other entries @

Friday, March 11, 2011

Just a quick note to say...

I'm going to the i heart faces "Dream Big" Photography workshop in San Antonio on May 20th! I put my name on the waitlist and didn't expect to get an email back inviting me to register. I am beyond thrilled. I am going to get busy and learn as much as I can before then, and hope to really make some serious progress at the workshop! So excited!!!!! Can you tell?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

i heart faces

Best Face of February. I looked back through my February pics and I didn't really do a lot. However, I loved this sweet shot of my girl.


Head over to www.iheartfaces.com to check out the other participants! Sorry, tried to use their button, but I couldn't get it to work!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Before and After Blog Hop

Haven't done this for a few weeks. If you check my blog, you've already seen this pic. I'll show you what I did to salvage it.

Here is the BEFORE: The kids were playing and had there feet over the edge of the bed. I grabbed my camera and snapped, not bothering to change any settings at all. At first this looked like a "delete" to me.

AFTER: Then I just loved Mac's adorable little eyes popping up. I decided to give it whirl in PS. Yes, it's grainy, and way overexposed, but I saved it and I love it. (I already posted this pic in the previous post, you can tell I love it:)

All I can say is, digital photography is amazing!

Have a great day! I am enjoying a morning smoothie of spinach leaves, almond butter, banana and blueberries. I have a trip to Hawaii coming up in May and I am trying my best to look presentable in a swimsuit. The Smoothie? Is actually delicious, for those of you who don't like fruit textures, you should try this.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

This makes me smile.

All three kids were laying on Charlotte's bed last night, with their feet, adorably propped on the footboard. I thought, "what a great shot that would make. Just the feet from down on the floor!" I grabbed my camera tried to quickly compose a shot. It was nighttime and my camera settings were not correct, but I did it anyway. This is what happened the second I snapped. And Wow. This is not the picture I was aiming to take, but it is to me, that sort of once in a lifetime photo. Didn't plan it, and I'm in love. I don't care that there is incredible grain and there was a terrible blue color cast. I played around with black and white actions and came up with this look.
This is the kind of photo, that I, as a mother will treasure. It makes me smile.