Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mommy has them trained so well.......

cause these cuties just knew EXACTLY what to do when they saw my camera! Even little Miss N!

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Here's a sneak peek Melinda....You're kiddos are GORGEOUS and I had a blast today! =)
And Happy Birthday Miss A.....have a fantastic time today!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

What a green popicle bribe will get you.....

a green tongue! =)

And a couple more and my little mini wing session with her is it will be another 6 months before she agrees to another one. =(

Oh and I worked this one in color....I'm trying to get myself to like color better, it's hard but it's slowing happening (but I will always be a b/w gal)! LOL!!

You guys have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

As requested by Holly....and a couple more!

In b/w.....shhhhh, I think I like it better!! =)

And a couple more....she agreed to a little mini session as long as I gave her a popicle when we got home....bargining little turd! LOL!!! We have a wonderful old bridge by our house and every time I drive by it and tell myself that I need to take photos there....I finally had time to the other day. =)

And some in our backyard....I pulled out the angel wings again...they are about done with, I need to order another pair. You konw me and wings...LOVE THEM! =)

Lots of photos today! =)

A new fav......

I just love that little grin! =)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

From yesterday...

We didn't throw a big shin-dig for Gracie's B'day because we are taking her to Disney World but we did have family over for cupcakes, ice cream and presents. Here's just a couple.....

Sam was keepin' close watch on the cupcakes!

And feeding the baby...

Can you tell I LOVE BACKLIGHTING? =)
I don't think I'm going to take my camera to Disney World....I'll just stick with my point and shoot. It scares the heck out of me if I dropped it and I feel I wouldn't be able to enjoy the whole "Magical" experience because I'd be so worried about it. But in the same sentence, I know I'm going to kick myself later for not having it and I'll keep thinking of all the shots I could get so much better if I had it....ARRGGHHHHRRRRGGG!!! Anyone got any advice for me?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Look who is turning 6!

I can't believe the time flies! =) My baby is turning 6 on Saturday! I'm freaking out about how old she is looking....pretty soon she'll NOT want to talk with me because I'm not cool and I don't understand! =(
She's already boy-crazy....well, honestly she has been since she was 18 months, but now I'm seeing the girly-girl stuff come out....I'm dreading when she gets in her teens! LOL!!

Just an oldie that I had on my computer....way before I get interested in photography so don't laugh. It was taken with my p&s....
Look how little and sweet she looks!!

And a recent! WUB!!! She got into my makeup and put some lipstick on! LOL!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech....

I can't wrap my mind around why someone would do this and I really don't know what to say except I'm my heart goes out to the families that lost loved ones, the students and the staff there. The world is a little less brighter today with the loss of them.
God Bless!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Would you hire her.....

to cut your hair?

I walked in to find this little set up! LOL!!! And don't you like her hair...she did it herself along with picking her own outfit out today!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Being Brave.....

Most of you guys know, I have a comfort zone when photographing......definitely indoors natural light and outside with tons of shade or an overcast day. Direct sun scares me.....I just can't read it that well and I think I tend to over-think things.
Now Enter Deb and Dee.....I'm doing their workshop on creative light and they are really pushing me out of my comfort zone and I love it. I'm by no means anything near what they capture with sunflare and so forth but I'm sooo proud of myself to attempting these. They are by far not correct but I hold them dear to my heart because I feel I'm opening a new door in my photography. =)

This one is a daring for me....the sun was too her right and I actually got some flare. =)

I was talking with Deb yesterday and she said that by the time I'm done with the class she has vowed to get me comfortable with using sun outside that that's all I'll want to shoot and that I'll have images that leave people speechless. She said that would make her sooooo happy....I love they are doing these workshops because they are determined to help others and that's important to me. =)

If you guys are interested in their workshops, check out the Workshop link to the right. They have a just starting out workshop as well if you feel you aren't ready for tackling sun. I have to admit, we are only on assignment #2 and I'm having a tough time with it so it's not for everyone. If you want to just get comfortable shooting, getting to know your camera and getting creative, I'd definitely do their JSO workshop first. =)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Kristen Erwin and "Road Rage"

I was contacted by Kristen a couple weeks ago and she asked me if she could paint a picture of Gracie. She is doing a series on little girls...what they are made of, the lives of and all the fun stuff in-between. She says there is so much art out there that focuses on the negative aspects of the world whereas she likes to focus on the lighter side of life, like children running and playing...or in this case, Gracie full of spunkiness....she says it makes people feel good and I can't agree more.

Well, she had a showing of her work and she said Gracie was a HUGE hit and the painting was bought by a woman in her mid 60's. She told Kristen that when she saw it she about fell over. She said it reminded her of how she was when she was that age. "A little toot!" =) Funny thing is, I call Gracie that all the time!

Anywho, check out Kristen's portfolio, you'll love her stuff. She's going to paint another picture of Gracie for me and I'm having a heck of a time deciding which one! LOL!!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter Everyone!

Sam in her Sunday best! =) Yep, still not looking at me! She's watching Daddy, Grandpa and Uncle Grady hide Easter eggs.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Mass Craziness!!

Gracie had their Easter egg hunt at school yesterday and OMG, I laughed my tushy off at them! It was a free-for-all! LOL!! Each child had to bring 12 eggs and number them 1-12. So when it was time to look for them (and that's another story), they had to find #1 first and then #2 and so on and so on. So if they found a #8, they had to put it back until it was time to find that number and try to remember where it was. I tried my hardest to get photos of them hunting but by the time I was ready, they were long gone and I was left standing there! =)

It was a combination of 2 classes and I had to hide over 200 eggs! By the end, I was just throwing them all over the was quite much for the hunt! LOL!!

This is Gracie's "boyfriend!" Her main squeeze....

I am forever known her in class by the other kiddos as "Hey Gracie's Mom!"
You just gotta love that! =)
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! Here in Texas, it's suppose to be a high of 57 on Sunday.....CRAZY!! Don't they know it's Spring? I'm not complaining because I know some of you guys are suppose to get APRIL???

Monday, April 02, 2007

How luck can one girl get?

2 gorgeous kids, one fun family (and not to mention a cute little dog named Pico), and awesome natural light all equals one FANTASTIC session! =)'s a sneak peak! Thanks again for welcoming me into your home...I had a blast! =)