Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

 Hope you had a spooky time! We sure did!
And since I was lucky to even get a couple pictures of my Halloween kiddies since they like to run circles around me when the camera comes out, I figured I share a couple quick snaps. I just can't get enough Halloween!








Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby Scarlett

Newborns really just are the sweetest.
This pretty girl is such a lucky gal. She has 3 big brothers and an awesome Mom and Dad. She is gonna be one loved little lady!
Here are just a few from our session:









Saturday, October 22, 2011

He Said She Said Workshop

A few weeks ago I had the great great privilege of attending the He Said She Said Workshop by Jean & Travis Smith in Michigan. I was so fortunate to win a spot being given away to the workshop from the MCP Actions blog. I had been eyeing the workshop for a few months, admiring Jean & Travis's work and when I saw the giveaway I never thought I'd get the spot, but I DID and I could NOT have been more thrilled!!! I promptly booked my flight to Detroit and a few weeks later I was on my way.

The Workshop was really an incredible experience. So many talented people. Two AMAZING teachers who not only were so full of knowledge and had such great content in their class, but they were also so inspiring and completely open about everything. Not to mention FUN! And the nicest people you'll meet on the planet. They shared so many great ideas, tips, techniques, etc. my brain was literally on overload and I'll be lucky to take in half of it! But I truly loved every second and couldn't soak up enough. My passion for photography was completely renewed and I remembered all over again why I really just LOVE, love, love love taking pictures. It makes me so happy.

Honestly, if you are at all considering investing in a workshop or training in the next year, don't walk, RUN to their class because it will be well worth your time, investment, and the networking opportunity. Enough said. :)

The first day of the workshop was all about lighting. So many awesome suggestions and ideas with new lighting equipment! I'm already loving playing with Off Camera Flash I can feel an addiction coming on. Yeah!!! The next day we covered everything under the sun, from lighting (natural and artifical) to editing to business topics. So helpful and so informative. Both days we got quite a bit of time to shoot models and try things out. It was great to attempt some new things, ask questions, and just take pictures of some really beautiful people! :) Here are some of the photos I came away with.

















These next few pictures were super fun for me because they are TOTALLY different than anything I've ever done or attempted to do. All off camera lighting with a high fashion feel. So fun to go out of your comfort zone once in awhile!





I still have so far to come and always want to push myself to improve, so this was such a great way for me to take a step in that direction. Such a great experience!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

For Lu

Just a little peek of who I got to meet tonight.
Good job to my dear friend Lu for making such a perfect little peanut.

Fall Madness

Can't BELIEVE it's already October. It's amazing how fast life speeds by when you are having fun. :)

I also can't believe that I'm almost completely booked up for the fall and family sessions. I haven't even had a chance to put a note up on the blog yet. SO....if you are really wanting a family session, PLEASE email me this week to check availability as it is VERY limited and I won't be scheduling anything during the month of December. Thank you to all my wonderful clients who make this time of year so fun!

And of course, so much blogging to catch up on AS ALWAYS. I know, I know. But when life gets crazy the blog is on the back burner for a bit. :) So don't fret, SO much good stuff coming soon. Here are just a couple peeks to prove it. And there is lots more where these came from. :)

Happy Fall!!!