Friday, February 29, 2008

That hurt big time O'dell

Sorry if you stopped by and there are no pictures today. Here is a 30 second complimentary video that cracks me up though.





Wow I am easily amused.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Soundtrack of Life

Sorry I haven't had a chance to take any new pictures. Here are a few more of my favorites from the other night though.
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Since I haven't had time to take any new pics, enjoy this random survey by moi ( I love the surveys everyone has been posting lately)
Soundtrack of Life- Put ipod on shuffle and fill in the answers

Opening credits- Just Like Heaven -The Cure (great song)
Waking up - The Distance- Cake
Average day - Hide and Seek- Imogen Heap (playing on my blizog now-love that song!)
First date - One More Try- George Michaels (hmmm...guess it didn't got to well)
Falling in love - I go to Extremes- Billy Joel
Love scene - Jungle Love Morris day (ahaha)
Fight scene- Breakdown- Jack Johnson
Breaking up- Hella Good- No Doubt
Getting back together- Hungry Eyes- Eric Carmen
Secret love - Hangin Tough- New Kids on the Block (NKOTB IS my secret love!!)
Life's okay - One Step Closer - Richard Cheese version (if you have never heard him he is hilarious, he does lounge version of great songs like Baby got Back and such)
Mental breakdown- Overboard- Ingrid Michaelson
Driving Drive- The Cars (for reals that came up, that is hilarious)
Learning a lesson Bring It- Cobra Starship
Deep thought- It's the End of the World as We Know It- R.E.M.
Flashback - Walk Away- Ben Harper
Partying - Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Taylor
Happy dance - Just What I Needed - The Cars ( I love the Cars)
Regreting - Welcome to the Jungle Richard Cheese version again
Long night alone Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
Death scene - White and Nerdy- Weird Al (what can I say my son loves that song...yeah my son...going to stick with that)
Closing credits Dancing with Myself- Billy Idol

Monday, February 25, 2008

Holy Blue Eyes Batman!

Just a little sneak peak for the family of my session from Sunday. This girl is such a doll. She has the bluest eyes, and they are so huge.

I ordered some girly color paper but it didn't get here in time so I was stuck with my neutral gray color. She was really working the camera though.
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I love how it almost looks like she is praying in that b/w above.

Last one for now!

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Haircut?

So after looking at yesterdays pictures I cut Keaton's hair. Ok so I just trimmed his bangs because they were in his eyes, it is all I could bring myself to do.

Still working on getting to know my 40D. The setup of this one as far as wheels is so awesome. I don't know if I like that my LCD screen doesn't stay up with my info...maybe I should read my manual and see if I can change that. terrible I know but I did skim through it.

Sorry if you are getting tired of seeing my Keats, he's my only willing subject right now and he works for cheerios. Someday I will be able to get over having to convert everything to b/w too..someday.
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This one was taken with my XTi as I was performing an experiment to see the difference between the two cameras. In this completely scientific experiment I used different settings and processing techniques...which means it was pointless. I did seem to get some better skintones w/ my 40d today. I love this "who me" look.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

A little bit better

My baby is feeling a little better, yay! He even let me put him down for a bit instead of just sleeping in my arms all day. I took the opportunity to take a few more pictures with my 40D. I really have not got to practice with it as much as I should.

Disregard the background I just threw an old quilt up rather then seeing my messy room. What can I say I am ghetto fabulous.

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If your sound is on- how great is this version of Hey Ya, love it. Random note- I have a shoot tomorrow, can't wait!

Poor guy

Thanks for all the comments on my website and thanks to Jess for prelooking at it for me!

Not much going on in the way of pictures cause my baby is sick. He is doing a lot of sleeping which usually I would be so thankful for but when it is interrupted by coughing fits it is so sad. He looks peaceful though doesn't he? Get better baby, I need to see your smiles.
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Since I don't really have many pictures I filled out my 10 things below. Don't judge me ;)

10 things about me

1. I was not so secretly(actually quite vocally) excited when I heard about the possibility of a New Kids reunion.

2. I am very, very sarcastic and have to make a joke if I think of one...maybe too often.

3. I love celebrity gossip and read Perezhilton... a lot.

4. I have way more in life then I think I deserve sometimes.

5. I was a complete vegetarian for 9 years until I got pregnant. I really wish I could get back to that.

6. I say, "oh snap", "your mom", and "that's what she said" way too much.

7. I have multiple tattoos, all of which can be hidden.

8. When my kids aren't in the car I listen to Howard Stern.

9. There is nothing in this world that can make me laugh like my husband and children.

10. I am very anti-drama in my life. I don't have time or patience for people who create drama on purpose.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ta da!

Sorry no pictures today...cause I have been working on my website :) But I would love for you to check it out if you have the time. This is kind of a big step and makes me a little nervous putting it all out there but I am ready to jump in so here goes. I haven't put any searchable tags in in yet so I am thinking it will just be passed around by my word of mouth so I can start out kinda slow.

My Website!!

I know there are a few things I need to fix still (putting my slideshow on a loop) and I plan on doing that this morning. I am so excited!

Ok I lied I can't do a post w/out pictures lol. Here are the business cards I made too w/ Renee's template (thanks Heather for telling me about it and thanks Renee for being awesome) I had to rework it a couple times to make it work for me and on my last version I noticed I forgot to put my email address and such...after I had them printed. C'est la vie.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Some 40D lovin!

Finally! It has been really cold so I have been uninspired by indoor shots. I had to play though.

Ok so I really think I am going to love my new camera. There might be a small learning curve cause this thing is h-e-a-v-y. Now if I could only get that 24-70L.

Here is a mostly SOOC pic (just cropped/resized/sharpened for web)

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I didn't realize my red paper was still down so that is kinda reflected on his face.
Hence the quick b/w conversion.
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Now could someone please explain to me why my 5 year old looks like a teenager already?!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Baby Love

Thanks for all the comments on yesterdays picture- I <3 it.

Here is another shot of my baby from Tuesday's pictures. I knew I would not have time to take any yesterday. I love his little innocent look here.

I am also really loving texture now. For the longest time I didn't get it till I read about doing it on a soft light layer. Shout out to Heather (Dewey)! I read this from something you wrote:)
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Also my 40D is here!!!! Too bad it is dark already but I am stoked!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I Love My Levi's 501's

There is something so cute about baby jeans! Seriously if I saw this in a store I would buy them...and not just cause I took it or it's my baby's booty.

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I have a feeling this is going to become one of my favorite shots. I don't know why but the weird random ones stick with me as favorites...like this converse picture from last summer. I just love it so much.
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Sidenote- Big Brother is back!!!! Hands down greatest reality show ever- Chilltown for life! (ok I am a little obsessed)

Happy Vday!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Be Mine

I tried taking some Valentine's type pictures but I wasn't too happy with the color. The good thing is I figured out why it went wrong, part of my paper was actually in the sun instead of outside of it so the red was very reflective on his clothes. I always love a lesson learned. So now I know what I need to do different the next time.

They also felt a little "posey" to me...I know their are some winter lovers out there but I cannot wait for nice weather again. For now I here is some b/w versions and I might try to reshoot some other time.
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And of course where there is a Blaze there is an outake.
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Saturday, February 9, 2008

In due time

I wonder how long it will take this little guy to get from this in pictures:
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to this:
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My oldest will not smile in pictures! I am going to have to try to be more sneaky, it will be my goal to get some real genuine smiles from him.

This is what he usually starts doing when he sees I have the camera which is equally cute in a different way.
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Of course Keaton is an extraoridinarily smiley baby. so maybe that will stick with him (fingers crossed)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Family

It is so nice to have nieces who will volunteer to get their pictures taken when your son says "No camera" Even when it's just snapshots.

For some reason the color looks different here then in my photoshop? Do you see a bad color cast or have I been staring at it too long? I really need to get an expodisc or start carrying my grey card around.
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When in doubt always convert, but I love her red hair so much.
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Monday, February 4, 2008

Random Post!

I have absolutely no idea why I took this picture :) I think I was inspired by Jess's big little things post...plus I was home alone with nothing to shoot.

This is our wedding cake topper. My husband makes custom action figures for fun, so of course he would alter a couple of action figures to look like us and use as a cake topper...and I really loved it. The figures are from corpse bride and he painted the guys suit and the girls hair and dress. I have this sitting on my shelf in my living room so I can see it everyday. I probably should have left it there for the picture instead of this bright green but what can you do?
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Here are some of the pics of it from my wedding day. I have to note here per my sisters request that the cake looks like that on purpose. I really wanted a topsy imperfect cake cause I am quirky like that. I loved it and think she did a great job, but she was so upset that she thought people would just think she messed up my cake.

All my wedding pics were by Steph Carson who is truely amazing. If you want to see some one of a kid super fun wedding photography check out her site.
(http://stephaniecarson.com/)
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About Me

I am a 27 year old wife, friend, and mother. I am a take it one day at a time kinda gal. I love to have fun and capture memories. I believe that a positive attitude makes a postive life so have a great day and enjoy my blog :) Thank you for looking and taking an interest.

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