Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I Heart Faces...Eyes

Using this lovely pictures of my sweet cousin for my entry for I Heart Faces photo challenge theme: Beautiful Eyes!


A quick note, I host a weekly photo link up along with 6 other ladies, called Project 64: Out of the Box. It's a fun weekly photo challenge where we hunt the colors selected at random at of a box of 64 count crayons! It's a fun and challenging project, we feature weekly favorites who then are entered in a vote off where the winner is selected by the readers and participants of Project 64. The winner then receives a fun prize from one of our sponsors! Speaking of sponsors, we are getting ready to introduce some new ones, so make sure you come on over and join the fun!

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Bug hunting...

This crazy Oklahoma heat finally decided to take a break and my boys and I decided to spend some time outside! With all the poor dry grass and dead flowers there were grasshoppers everywhere, this little guy decided to stay around long enough for a photo shoot!

 They turned out a little grainier than I wanted, I keep forgetting to change my ISO on my new camera, it's very frustrating! Linking up with Sweet Shot Tuesdays!
Sweet Shot Day

A quick note, I host a weekly photo link up along with 6 other ladies, called Project 64: Out of the Box. It's a fun weekly photo challenge where we hunt the colors selected at random at of a box of 64 count crayons! It's a fun and challenging project, we feature weekly favorites who then are entered in a vote off where the winner is selected by the readers and participants of Project 64. The winner then receives a fun prize from one of our sponsors! Speaking of sponsors, we are getting ready to introduce some new ones, so make sure you come on over and join the fun!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Review of color

Hey guys! This week over at the weekly photo challenge I host we are having a catchup day! So if any of you out there have been following our project and wanted to join in the color hunting fun head on over and link up!

We currently have two link ups open, the weekly color find link up, this week's color is Cadet Blue and a catchup linky, for anyone who wants to catchup on past colors or share a blog post of your favorite past color finds! If you've never linked up or visited our blog we'd love for you to come on over and join the colorful fun!  We feature weekly favorites who then are entered in a vote off where the winner is selected by the readers and participants of Project 64. The winner then receives a fun prize from one of our sponsors! Speaking of sponsors, we are getting ready to introduce some new ones, so make sure you come on over!

In honor of our catchup link up I thought I'd share a few of my favorite color finds from the first half of the box of 64 colors! Hope to see you all soon!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Swept away....

I had another get together with some fellow photographer friends and it was so fun! I love these little get togethers and I LOVE searching for the locations and styling the sessions! So far this location was my favorite!!! Not to mention we had a great model, thanks to Malisa of Morgan Street Studios for sharing her senior rep!

Even though we had a great time, I think we might wait until fall gets here to meet again, this 110+ degree weather is getting kinda crazy!! Although looking at the pics of our awesome model you wouldn't even know it, she was  trooper!  Ok, just a few more of my favorite shots from our evening of fun and shooting!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A sweet get together!

Hey everyone! This last weekend I got together with two of my local photographer friends and we met to have a little fun shooting then grabbed some lunch! It was sooooo much fun and nice to visit about photography, motherhood and everything in between (I think we even got some Justin Bieber in there, haha). Well here are some of the shots we got this weekend (the session was styled by me and my bargain and vintage finds)...

This first set of photos are my FAVORITES from the day, this gratified wall made for an amazing background and worked well with this little vintage black dress and fascinator headpiece...

This next set has some of my favorite close up shots of your beautiful model Savanna...

Well, since today is Tuesday and this session was just so sweet I thought I'd enter the shoe picture into Sweet Shot Tuesday over at My Three Boybarians! They also happen to be the newest color we are hunting over at Project 64 Colors, so come on over and linkup YOUR red finds on Sunday, (We are still accepting submissions for GOLDENROD)!!

You can check out the Facebook profiles of my photography friends who joined me in our get together here:

Monday, June 27, 2011

I Heart Faces, A Touch of Whimsy

Got together with some local photographers and a model this weekend for a just for fun photo shoot! Gave us a chance to get to know each other, learn from each other and find some fun new locations! Not to mention I got a chance to dress our model up in some fun vintage pieces I found recently at the antique store, a little black dress and super cute veiled fascinator! I always feel that a veil over the eyes adds a little whimsy to any session! So I am entering this shot I got from this weekend to the I Heart Faces photo challenge this week!

A Touch of Whimsy!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

People's Choice-I Heart Faces

It's photo challenge time over at I Heart Faces! This time around its people's choice, best May face! I picked one from the San Antonio Dream Big workshop I attended hosted by I Heart Faces. I thought our lovely model, Sarah, just look gorgeous and the light, courtesy of an overcast day was just lovely!

It's people's choice so head on over to I Heart Face and enter your best May face!

It's also happens to be Sweet Shoot Tuesday over at My 3 Boybarians!
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I Heart Faces-Dream Big San Antonio Workshop!

I am FINALLY getting a chance to go through my photos from my wonderful trip to San Antonio! I had the opportunity to meet a talented group of ladies and take part in a whirlwind of photography filled goodness! During the workshop we had the chance to breakup into groups and have mini photo shoots with our lovely models. Today I had a chance to work on some of my photos of our gorgeous model, Sarah. I hope to get more done soon, so stay tuned!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I'm still here...

Just popping in to let you all know that I'm still here! I just haven't been here here, I've been spending most of my blogging time over at my collaborative blog, Project 64:Out of the box. Besides being busy hunting colors, I've just found my self busy in general...plus I've been trying to figure things out. I find myself pulled in so many directions and not fully devoting myself to anything. Photography, blogging, motherhood, being a wife, they all have sort of taken over my life and all at once and if I was to be completely honest with myself I've sort of put them in that order...Which makes me feel extremely guilty and sort of like a failure too! So, I've been trying to take it all in and figure things out.

So that is where I am and as a result I've been MIA on this blog and in all my favorite photo challenges! Even flickr is missing me, with the exception of posting for Faith Raider's ecourse Simply Bliss: Childhood Photography, which is a great class that I need to get caught up in since my computer is working again and the rain has gone away and decided to wait for another day. Which reminds me! Did I tell you that I'm going to the Dream Big workshop host by I Heart Faces in May!!!! I am super excited! I also plan to join in at Creativity Boot Camp: Spring Training in May! May is full of lots of exciting things, including a much needed family vacation, so I am hoping May will bring some much needed balance, inspiration and renewal!

I hope you all are doing well and life is finding you happy and inspired! Until next time I leave you with some recent photos!


Not sure if you noticed it, but I sneaked one of myself in there...thought it was time for a new pic and liked this one that I took of myself after a recent session.

See you all later,

Friday, February 25, 2011

A little time to myself...

This past weekend I had the opportunity to have some much needed girl time. An old friend from high school came down to spend some time with me and my men went to visit their Nana (my hubby's mom). My friend and I spent most of our day antique shopping and stopped to grab a bite to eat. We then headed home and did a little bit of crafting and watch Pride and Prejudice. It was very nice to be able to visit with her and to not be surrounded by toys and boys. I rarely get time away from my family, not that I want to run away or be without them, but sometimes its nice to be with company that "gets"you and can talk about things other than toy cars and winning video games. It is also nice to not always be "on", no dishes, laundry or refereeing. We didn't even cook, just a frozen pizza for dinner and ice cream for dessert

We had a nice time during our girls day...my friend had to leave early the next morning, as duty calls for us mommies, however my men were not due back until late afternoon. So, not only did I get much needed girl time, I got me time! I did a whole lot of nothing, I watched movies without interruption and took a nap. I even took some time to take a few pictures without little fingers moving in and knocking over my setups or jumping on my back right as I click the shutter.

My girl time and me time was nice and very much needed, but it was equally rewarding when tiny feet ran into the house and jumped into my arms. Their warm embraces and affectionate words just made me love them even more!

Hope you are having a good week,

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Traffic Jams and Speed Races

The last few days I've been so busy working on the business side of my phoography that I have hardly picked up my actual camera. I have however utilized my iPhone to get some fun shots of my boys cars. I love seeing the lines they make and the senarios they set up! A few days ago there was a traffic jam on the way from my oldest's room into my youngest's room. Today we had sprint races and a huge crowd showed up to watch!

 It's nice to have my phone around to capture fun stuff like this! I played around with these in the free Instagram app on my iPhone, do you guys have photography apps on your iPhones? Which on is your favorite?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Help me please!!!

Hey everyone! I am currently in the process of trying to narrow down some of my favorite portraits to four, but it is just so hard!! I managed to narrow it down enough to compile them in a poll and ask you to help me....would you? Please, help me out? You can vote for four of your favorites....it's hard criticizing your own work...sometimes I like one of my pieces and my husband doesn't, so this poll is a mixture of some of my favorites and some of his, thanks for helping me out!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just wanted to drop in and say Happy Valentine's day!

I will be a guest muse today over at Mortal Muses, so head on over and check it out, I will be musing on evidence of love!

Also, the linky is up over at Project64, so feel free to share some Apricot love!
Have a lovely day,

Friday, February 11, 2011

A little photo challenge love!

So, it's almost Valentine's day so why not jump on the love band wagon and get all mushy! Ok so I'm not going to get mushy, but I did want to share some love and heart theme photos!

That one little word...LOVE

A few days ago I heard my little munchkins giggling and playing together, with out throwing punches...so, I snuck in and tried to get some evidence that they DO play nice. I got busted and the oldest took off once he realized I had my camera. My youngest was playing with his ABC puzzle and thought it would be fun to get a few shots, plus I just like the two different perspectives of him playing!

The Sunday Creative: Perspective, MCP theme: Words

You drive me crazy! {6/52}

I'm calling this one, you drive me crazy! Because these little suckers do just that, they are everywhere and often find my feet when I least expect it. You'd think by now I'd consider not always going barefoot! My son is always lining them up making rows and patterns, so  I thought I would too. Even though they are a hazard to my feet, watching him play with time or seeing them left behind after a day of play always makes me smile!


Challenge/theme: Hearts

I hope you all have wonderful Valentine day weekends! Filled with lots of love from and for all the loved one's in your life! P.S. head on over to Project64: Out of the Box, we just announced a monthly winner and will open the link up on Sunday for your Apricot isnspired photos!

Happy Vday weekend!


Monday, January 31, 2011

A little natural light

In the past I've shown you how I setup my shots and I think all of them were examples of my late night shots using my handy bedside lamp. However, I don't always wait until the late hours of evening to get my shots...actually I typically shoot during the day, utilizing the natural light flooding in my backdoor window. Normally I just use the table cloth on my table as the backdrop, its a nice neutral color and fades quite nicely into the background, but this time I wanted something on a fresh white backdrop, so of course I pull out my handy dandy...FOAM BOARD! I'm telling you this stuff is great and tucks away in my coat closet and is a super cheap way to manipulate light.

So, here is the setup...
Sometimes a little shadow works well with a photo and gives it the creative feel you are going for, but for my photo the natural shadow lost some of the detail on the cars..so I simply used the third piece of foam board (laying under my phone) and placed it on the left side of the cars at an angle to soften the shadow...here is the resulting photo...

Now if you follow the Project64 blog that I host you've seen this gray colored photo, but if you don't follow Project64 you should head on over there and check it out. There are more photos on my color reveal post using the same exact set up, one with more shadow (a result of not using the third piece of foam board). This week we are accepting submissions for robin's egg blue and hunting for gray to share on Sunday. I hope you join us in our colorful journey!

On another note, I received two blogger awards over the last two weeks from two of my favorite bloggers! Tammy Lee Bradley from Bliss and Folly passed the Stylish Blogger Award along to me and Faith from Simplicity awarded me with the Trendy Treehouse Trendy Blogger award! Thank you ladies for including me among a list of wonderful ladies! I am honored and grateful for your kindness!


Well, the rules for the trendy blog award are to tag 10 more bloggers with this award and for the stylish blogger award the rules are 1. Link back to the person who gave you the award, 2. Share seven statements about yourself, and 3.Award fifteen bloggers....

I'm going to modify the rules just a little bit and pass BOTH awards on to 10 bloggers. while I could easily pass this along to many bloggers, several of my favorites were on Tammy and Faith's lists (I linked the post about the awards to their names, so go check out their lists of fabulous bloggers).

Alright, I've linked back to the lovely ladies who awarded me...now seven statements about myself...hmmmmm....

1. I'm a mom to two crazy energetic monkey boys that are both under the age of four and drive me crazy most days, but wouldn't trade being their mother for anything!
2. I'm currently on the road to finally losing four years of to busy to take care of myself my boys are two years apart baby fat before my 10 year high school reunion this summer, wish me luck, there's a lot of neglect to this young body of mine!
3. I'm currently turning my hobby into a business
4. I hate doing dishes and pretend not to see them pile up in the sink
5. I secretly like watching the tv shows meant for kids and tweens
6. I have yet to finish my 2 year old son's baby scrapbook, but have all the pictures printed off
7. I dream of traveling the world, but love cuddling on the couch just the same!

Now, to pass the awards along...some are bloggers I've followed for awhile, but many in my list are new bloggers I found through Project64 that have joined my journey though the crayola box!

Hope you all have a great day!
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