Friday, January 26, 2007

A fun and very candid session......

Well, I've been proofing like a crazy woman the past couple of days....hence the blog being boring! LOL!!

I did a session with this lovely family that I had a ball with......they were so much fun and I can't thank them enough for welcoming me into their home.

Here's just a couple of my favs.....

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And now it's game time....the winner gets my set of actions! =)

I'm sooooooo stinkin' excited the Colts are finally going to the's about time! LOL!! So in honor of them finally going to the BIG GAME, I have a couple of trivia questions for you and whoever gets all of them right and the first to post the correct answer in the comments wins! So here goes....

1. Who's the quaterback for the Colts?
2. What number does he wear?
3. What college did he come out of?
4. What company does he do his funny commericals for?
5. What's his brother's name and what team does he play for?
6. What's their famous dad's name?

Can you tell I'm a HUGE fan of his? It's just not normal for a girl to know all this stuff.....why do I know all this stuff? LOL!!


Anonymous Nicole said...

WOW these rock! They are amazing!!! What were your settings?

5:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Great shots!

I'll play the trivia game -

1. Payton Manning
2. #18
3. U of Tennessee
4. Mastercard:) Priceless
5. Eli, NY Football Giants!
6. Archie Manning

Best of Luck to the Colts!
We root for Eli and the Giants.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

oops, I misspelled Peyton.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Given that I live in Chicago now... I'm not allowed to answer these questions! :-)

Great Shots (as always)!!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Ok, I have to ask...did this family's home just have a ton of available natural light? These are all just stunning, and I adore them, as all your work, and was wondering how you shot with the lighting. Gorgeous!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Ha know what...I like the Bears's going to be a good game! I won't be dissappointed if they win. =) are correct!! I LOOOOVVVEE the Mastercard commericals...I laugh everytime I see them. =)Were we seperated at birth or something? We know way too much about football! Email me at and I'll send them too you. =)

Nicole...thank you! =) My shutters varied between 1/125-1/250
and my aps were between 2.8-3.2 and my ISO was between 400 and 800 because I was fighting with the sun going behind the clouds. =)

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am having a ball with the actions I purchased from you!! Enjoy reading your blog - - Kim from Indianapolis, IN - Home of the Colts - Miami here we come!!!!! What a game!!!

1. Who's the quaterback for the Colts? Peyton Manning
2. What number does he wear? 18
3. What college did he come out of? University of Tennesse - Vols
4. What company does he do his funny commericals for? Sprint Cell Phones
5. What's his brother's name and what team does he play for? NY Giants - Eli Manning
6. What's their famous dad's name?
Archie Manning

7:09 PM  
Blogger Joy Kaminski said...

great pix, once again, brenda! Really great lighting! But I have to say, as a BIG FAN of the 1985 Superbowl-shuffling Chicago's about time for us Chicagoans, too! It's not the same without Walter, Jim McMahon, Willie, Otis, the Fridge....etc., but we'd love a big win with these guys, anyway. GO BEARS!

8:24 PM  
Anonymous --cherry said...

Brenda these photos are beautiful as always!!

11:34 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

The one of Mom with the Girls is Amazing! They are all just beautiful!

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Haylee said...

I LOVE THESE!!!! The storytime pictures are my fave. Great candid shots!

12:50 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

The pictures looks awesome, Brenda. I love the candid shots. As usual, the lighting is so wonderful!!!

Hope you enjoy the superbowl!

I live in Chicago, though not a football fan, but my husband is a Bear fan second. Cowboy First, of course. So I will keep my silence or the kids I borrow will not sit for me for practice shots(They are Bear fans First. LOL!!!)

Thanks for always sharing, Brenda. The lighting is just awesome.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...



How do you reduce noise on your pictures? do you use just CS2 to do that since your ISO is above 100 or you also use noiseware(or others)? Your pictures has no grains at all.

Pictures are gorgeous, thanks for sharing your exposure. Love the pictures.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Beautiful family photos and I love your new blog header. Where did you get all the great brushes for it, or did you design the header yourself?

12:21 PM  
Blogger samcousins said...

Can i ask where you got those angel wings? I am on a search...

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Joyce Smith said...

These are exquisite photos . . . lovely as always.

I am happy I already have and adore your actions b/c I could never attempt to answer those questions!

10:24 PM  
Blogger Phoenixdoula said...

F a b u l o u s. awesome stuff.

I'm also curious about the new brushes, really like them. I really like the new banner....I've been hating mine and have not gotten around to redesigning yet....someday:)

10:01 AM  
Anonymous amy said...

Those are gorgeous photos! The lighting is incredible!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thank you everyone! =) am I! I can't believe it's been that long since they've been!!!

If you have good exposure you can jack you ISO up high. Now I know some cameras don't do good with high ISO....I remember my friend saying she struggled with her XT at 400 but the newer ones really did a good job at fixing that problem. I don't do anyting in CS to reduce noise (if I have any) and if I do, I'll run it through Noiseware. =)

Shelley and Jeanette...thanks girls! They are actually digi papers that I got at'll LOVE them! =)

Sam....check out have them there. =)

Thank you Miss're soooo sweet!!

2:31 PM  
Blogger lynne said...

Sorry if this is a duplicate post, blogger went erased my message for some reason. Anyway, as I was saying, no wonder I love your blog and photos so much, I didn't know you were a Colts fan! GO COLTS! Yea, I'm from Indy.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Katelyn said...

I just have to say, again, how floored I am by your photographs. It obviously helps that your daughter is one of THE most beautiful children i have ever seen.. but you are so talented.. i pretty much aspire to be as great as you.. thinking about trying your actions...

9:49 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

This may be a double post:(

Excellent images! I love the lighting & what fun family!!!!

If only I were a football fan...hehe!!! My DH & boys are though! But they're in bed right now so I can't answer the questions...hehe!

I spend way too much time on this computer to have a past time...hehe!!!!

12:49 AM  
Blogger Shenanigans said...

Brenda I love your use of light here. You really know how to use your camera. Beautiful, beautiful images.

Jodie G

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Angelique said...

What a beautiful family and beautiful photographer! Your work is just wonderful!

2:18 AM  
Anonymous jen said...

i love these shots! what a beautiful family.. and these are great conversions!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. peyton manning
2. 18
3. Tennessee
4. Mastercard
5. Eli NY Giants
6. Archie Manning

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Lanne said...

Love the blog header.. and the photos are gorgeous. I am so insprited to make a new blog header tonight. I NEED a new one..LOL. Between your stunning brush work, and the movie poster for Miss Potter I saw yesterday I am convinced! Thanks for sharing.

3:00 PM  
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8:41 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

These are gorgeous.. wow

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Julie C Butler said...

I know nothing about football .. so I am not in for the contest!! LOL!!
These photos - stunning work Brenda .. you are so talented!! you did a fabulous job with these!!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous jael said...

gotta tell ya...these are fabulous!! i just love the way you captured them...just gorgeous brenda!

8:07 AM  
Blogger Robin Marie said...

I like those pics, they're great. However, I'm not a Colts fan, even if I live in Indiana (and grew up in Illinois). I'm definitely a Packer's fan.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Joni said...

I am a huge fan of yours AND a HUGE fan of my own Indianapolis Colts... this entry made me smile and then kick myself for not coming by sooner because I SO knew all of the answers!:) I am an Indpls girl and a football freak... so much so that my dd was conceived during halftime of a colts/packers game 3 yrs ago. I am preparing myself for my postfootball depression that I go into every year when the season is over.;)
LOVE these pictures... you use your available light so well.:) Thanks for sharing!

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Alissa said...

You did such an awesome job on this shoot!! You just keep getting better and better, and I love seeing your work. Thanks for sharing!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous tanya said...

So happy the Colts won! I'm a huge New Orleans Saints fan, so the Mannings are close to my heart - plus those Bears knocked us out of the payoffs this year....boooo. I think it's great that you are a football fan - so much fun.

Your photographs are gorgeous - the lighting is so amazing!

6:48 PM  

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