Monday, November 29, 2010

Scenic Black & White with I Heart Faces

This is one of my all time favorite photos I took. And the best part is it was taken with my old (5+ years) camera and a kit lens. I get so annoyed when people say "oh your camera takes nice pictures" I'd like to answer back "your mouth makes nice complements" (I can't take credit for that line I read it somewhere before but it stuck with me). I can hand over my expensive camera to my husband and let me tell you he can't get anything better than if he took it with his iPhone. It's not about the equipment it's about your vision.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm Finding My Holiday Joy

This month will be all about documenting Christmas memories for me (and finishing up that 365 project I started at the beginning of the year). It all started yesterday when we got the stuff out and decorated the tree and the house. This is one of our new ornaments this year

This is our Nutcracker and he reports to Santa on the happenings in our house, we always know who is on the naughty or nice list!

And this is why the kids can't decorate by themselves. They don't yet understand the concept of spacing.

And from Finding My Joy, I've learned to include myself in some pictures. Because if I don't do it myself I'll end up in no pictures of me and I fear my kids will wonder if I was really around.

And a couple of my favorite ornaments.

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming holiday joy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Heart Faces--Paper

This week on I Heart Faces the theme is paper. I thought I would be a little corny and do the whole colorizing thing. We call this piece, Color on Paper.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bel Scriba

So have you heard that mQn Photography has teamed up with Bel Scriba ( They are the makers of these wonderful and I mean wonderful; so wonderful I think I'd like to have another baby now! blankets & burp cloths. The fabric is so soft and washes so well, you're going to want them all! She's re-doing her website and wants me to take all the new pictures. I'm super excited. The best part of this deal is for my clients with babies (children under 3). Any newborn/baby (under 3 months) that books a session with me will get their very own personalized Binkeez (blanket with their name and birth date embroidered) and a child under 3 years will get her newest creation Bloomeez (bloomers with sayings on the butt). So cute! Here is a sneak peak of what is to come!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Silhouette--I Heart Faces

This week's theme is Silhouette. I thought I would pick one that included me and Jack. I'm never in any pictures and last month my goal was to include myself a bit so it's my self portrait silhouette.

Go check out some of the other entries at I heart Faces!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Guglietta Boys

I'm so excited this family had another baby. I've taken pictures of their first born twice before who I'm telling you I've never seen such a great personality on a child before. Unfortunately he wasn't having much to do with me this time around. But I got to meet the newest addition and I can't wait to watch him grow this year! If this new brother turns out anything like the first one this family is going to watch out for all the girls lining up (after my daughter of course)! Haha! Guglietta family here are your random selection peeks to hold you over until the rest are done in less than two weeks from now!

Monday, November 8, 2010

i heart faces--Orange

This week's challenge on I Heart Faces is orange. This is one of my favorite photographs but I use it in Black & White so when orange came up I remembered that this camera was in fact the color of choice. Make it a little retro feeling and I actually like the photograph in color.

Head on over to I Heart Faces and see how others love Orange!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fix It Friday!

Here is another Fix it Friday from I Heart Faces. This photograph was taken by photographer Michelle Johnson:


Cosmopolitan Process:


Feel free to take a look at how others edited this photograph.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wall Displays

I get a lot of questions for help when clients want to place orders for prints. They want a display and don't know where to start. Well fear no more! I have Wall Displays for you! Do you want to go big but not sure what picture you want to use or you have a few you want but don't know how to arrange them or know what size to use? Here is just a small sample of what I can do for you. I will try to custom something just for you, just tell me where you plan to hang your images and what the dimensions of the space is. We will work together to get the perfect image for your walls. I really think you're going to love these! I do!