Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

I love that feeling when the Christmas tree goes up and the Christmas music is playing in the background. There is nothing like holidays to make you feel snuggling super close to your loved ones.

Our Christmas tree:
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

When Boredom Strikes...

I don't know why by I was insanely bored today. I was working on getting some pictures done but needed a break. I knew if I left the computer though it would be so hard coming back.

So what was I to do?? I found a really crappy picture of me with a bad crop(chin chop-it's really hard to do a self portrait with a 50!) and just started playing with it. I don't know it amused me for like 5 minutes.

Here are the results,ready for some extreme close-ups.
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Little closer crop in color:
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The eyes have it, note the reflection of my outstretched arms here, self portrait style:
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And the other side of my face, just cause I love my nose piercing:
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I used to hate my freckles which you can see here, but they have grown on me.
I hope your day was more productive then mine. I always forget how sharp that 50 is! I really need to use it more.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone ate enough turkey to make them feel this good:

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I am thanks ful to the Lord for the most beautiful, loving family and friends a girl could ask for. What are you thankful for?

New fave song playing by Thriving Ivory-loves them!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Do you believe?

I cannot get over how cute this girl is, it's a pleasure taking her picture everytime. She has the most gorgeous eyes I have ever seen.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holy Moly

I actually did it, I actually got a picture of my two boys together...looking at the camera and smiling none the less. I couldn't be happier. It is so hard shooting your own kids. Individually I am good, but the two of them together is a bit tougher. Especially if I have a specific look in mind, i.e the Christmas Card shot.

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Oh you didn't think I was put it on my blog did you? ;) Lol, I am still debating if I want to put it up before I send the cards...I probably will. For now you get yoda.

If you are saddened by the lack of adorable boys in this post here is another Flight of the Conchords video to cheer you up, Part Time Model:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tagged

My awesome friend Jess tagged me. The rules were to post my 4th picture of my 4th month of my blog...yikes I am scared!


Let's keep in mind that I had only had my camera 3 months at this time, it was the first time I even shot anyone other than family(not for money of course) and I wasn't to savy about custom white balance.

Here goes:
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Beautiful girl, lets just convert that to b/w and pretend that color never happened.
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If I was the cheating type I would have prented I just started my blog this year, since I didn't really blog that much last year. And it would have been this picture:

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I guess I am a kinda cheater ;)

I tag:
Becky,Donnah,Amy, and Pat

And now a random Teen Girl Squad!!

Cheesin It

I found a memory card in my bag today that I didn't even know was missing. I must have just stuck it in a pocket. I am glad I found it cause these pictures were on there. They were taken a couple of months ago just when Keats was running in and out of the room being a goofball.

He kept giving these super cheesey smiles and running out.
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Man I love this kid, he is growing up way too fast :(

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pics from the Past

I am trying to catch up from my editing (and give my readers a small break from my kids) so I am going to start sharing some pictures from the past that I have not shown yet.

A while back I shared this picture from a session but never got around to sharing a few of her sisters. Here is the willing model again:
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And the unwilling but adorable twin models ;)
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I adore this picture
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But once I broke the ice, the beautiful smiles came out.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Say Goodbye

The last of my 70-200 pictures. I was so sad returning that lens, if I don't buy it soon I really might cry. I love, love how it handles full body shots.

Did a little more funky/fallish processing on these:
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Strike a pose

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Jess this pose remind you of anyone ;)

My adorable niece Kaitlyn, who in between extreme poses manages to give me beautiful smiles.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

LumberJack Keats

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Completely unrelated to my pictures whatsoever. Do any of you watch Flight of the Choncords (Becky and Jess I know you would love them). I have watched a few of the songs here and there on youtube but I watched like 5 episodes these weekend from their DVD-so so funny!

A little clip(warning-curse word towards end@ 1:19) :


Yeah another one:

Monday, November 10, 2008

All the people at the zoo are very nice Mr. Penguin

Hey look it's not pictures of my kids ;) We went to the zoo a couple of weekends ago and I just now loaded some of the pictures. I am not the best picture taker at zoos. I always give up after 20 minutes and put my camera away to just enjoy the animals. One of these days I am going to have to go without the kids to just take pics.

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Ok I lied one picture of one of my kids! Weirdest expression ever, but I really love that effect the telephoto lens gives.
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I am so sad I had to return that lens...I want it so bad :(

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Keaton's Hat

Finally got to do Keatons pictures in his hat!

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Well kinda, he wouldn't keep it on.

But how can you be upset whenhe looks at you like this?

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Gosh, I love this kid! I know it's not tecnically perfect ( a bit bright but I kinda like it here, though I may tone it down before ordering) but I want to print this one for sure. So do you think color for those golden greeen eyes?

B/w:
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Or a moody b/w?
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Yup it's the official mark of the holiday season.

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The eggnog latte of course. I have waited and waited and it came back yesterday...and I have already had two. You don't know me! Let the Christmas music begin!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Now tHATS Adorable!

See what I did there with the small t and the emphasis on hats...cause these pictures are hats. This is what happens you you marry an admitted dork people, it rubs off. You say things like the above and "Trek or Treat" and wait for the laughs..and wait....and wait.

Seriously though could this hat not be any cuter, gotta love Children's place.?
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He can barely contain his excitement!
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Ah there it goes.
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I got pictures of Keats in his matching hat coming tommorow :)

I had to come back to add this video my husband found on an old camera card. It's not great quality (neither was the camera) but it's the "Blazey" dance that he used to do to this song all the time when he was 3/4. Still cracks me up, he's got moves. I love James in the back trying to keep it together too.

So hit play, and brush your shoulders off.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ahhh, the photgraphers child...

They give you little subtle signs that they are done having their picture taken...signs like this:

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Lol, unfortunately this was the first picture I took. I bought Blaze and Keats some super cute hats and I just bought a different color seamless paper (charcoal) and wanted to get some pictures with both. I just wanted to do some headshots, to explain the diaper. I did manage to get some cute ones I just edited this one first cause it cracked me up.

I am starting to really love seamless paper...which makes me really want to invest in studio lights. And my husband said I can have one of the basement rooms or the garage for a studio now I just need to win the lottery ;)

And I was tagged by my 6th sister Jess(seriously I think we are related) I am supposed to grab the book I am currently reading go to page 56, 5th line and post the next couple lines so here goes:

"We should run away, " says Iris fiercely to Ruth. They hold hands and leave the noise of aggressive housecleaning behind them. Along the lane a crippled old dame comes poking with the aid of two sticks. Her back is gnarled nearly double, and her horny hands are tied to the canes so she can't drop them"

I am actually in the process of rereading "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister". It's by Gregory Maguire, the same guy who wrote Wicked and its the "true" story of the ugly stepsisters from Cinderella. Highly recommend it.
And I don't know who else has been tagged so you are safe for now....until I come up with a different tag(insert evil laughter)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trek or Treat

Get it??? Anyways so my family is Trekkies (minues moi), I have resigned myself to the truth. Blaze was Captain Kirk for Halloween, James was Spock, and James transformed Keatons costume into the Mugato which is a villian from Star Trek...though Keaton got called an ice cream cone the most, and a unicorn the 2nd most.

The lighting conditions were not great and I was in a hurry but here are a bunch of snaps from Halloween. (Btw, Keats did end up enjoying his costume more than the pics from my previous post-yay!)

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My friend Shawna had told me a long time ago that James looked like Zachary Quinto from Heros.
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And I was like Yeah I don't see it.

Then I found this picture and was kind of like...hmm maybe I do see it.
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And then the new Star Trek poster came out and wow do I see it.

Star Trek Poster:
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Tried some photoshopping and made James a poster:
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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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