Archive for March, 2008

Bloggin is hard work

March 13, 2008

It has come to my attention that I have been slacking on my blog the last couple weeks! I have realized that blogging is NOT an easy thing to do. And as much as I love to blog between work, family, friends and being sick,I am not updating it on a regular basis! I am hoping to get back into the swing of things once my cold goes farewell!

SOOO for todays post I would like to of course share a couple fun pictures :)

I thought the fact that there were SO many different reflections all at once was neat and I just HAD to take a picture of it :)

Reflections

And I love this picture of my daughter! When we left the penguin exhibit at SeaWorld it dropped us off in the gift shop! My daughter happened to pick up this adorable little penguin and when my husband noticed that the brand name was “AURORA” he couldn’t resist her sweet little face asking please! After all it DID have her name on it lol! Well she couldn’t have been more thrilled when she realized she got to keep this furry little guy!

Daddy PLEASE

Got milk?

March 10, 2008

Yes we are crazy! Yes we got strange looks doing this! Did we care? NO! ok I didn’t but after one shot they decided they’d had enough lol My husband’s T looks more like a W what a loser lol
Got Milk?!

Why Editing is important

March 8, 2008

I took some headshots early this morning for Frank.

I have been doing the [b]school and I really liked [b]’s idea of showing before and after pictures. I am going to use this morning’s session in hopes that this will help some of my friends, family, and clients understand why editing is so important. I take pride in the pictures I take and I want to make sure that I deliver the best possible images to you. When I take a picture Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) it is a decent shot but that extra little bit of editing can really make that picture ‘POP’.

Here is a SOOC picture not a bad picture and fine until you see the edited version
Frank SOOC

Here is that same picture edited
Frank edit

Here is a SOOC picture
Frank SOOC

Here is the same picture edited
Frank Edit

Now this is what happens when you take a SOOC picture and convert it to black and white using typical programs
Frank SOOC desaturate black and white

Now here is the edited version converted with a typical program. It is slightly better than the SOOC picture but it is still lacking something.
Frank Edit with desaturate black and white

And lastly here is the edited version converted using several different methods to make a nice contrasty black and white
Frank Edit black and white remix

I think that you will all agree that the fully edited pictures are much nicer than the SOOC images. They all tend to look brighter and more lively. I hope this example shows why it takes me so long to edit your pictures :)

Lazy Sunday

March 3, 2008

Well not really, I have been cleaning almost ALL day! I stopped by my parents house this morning to pick up my order of Girl Scout Cookies YUM! They must have given me a sugar high, because as soon as I got home I started cleaning!!! I have a lot to do and only 30 days to do it. My friend is going to be moving in with us and I need to clear out the room she is going to be staying in. Sadly I haven’t gotten around to that part of the house yet! I did the living room, kitchen and a TON of clothes folding. Once I get all of the clothes off of my bed I plan to get rid of our bed and use the bed in the spare bedroom. Overall there is just a ton to do. Who knew renovating a house would be so much work! ;)

Anyway I just wanted to share a couple snap shots of my kids today :)

My babies!

my babies :)

too much?

Time outs seriously do NOT work in my house! My little ones ban together! Originally I stuck Rory in the corner but shortly after I would find Logan crawled up right next to her playing with her. So I decided that I would start putting her in Logan’s play pen for time out. Well so much for that idea!

time out