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    Archive for November 2010

    Little "E"

    Nov 30, 2010

    I love love love new little babies!!

    <3 this one  :)

    more coming soon!...

    T {squared}

    Nov 27, 2010

    Meet Little "T"

    And then meet littler "T"

    ♥ little baby toes!

    Mini Vacay

    Nov 19, 2010

    Last weekend I had a few days off so I took my daughter up to Heber!  I lived there for a few years, but that was a loooong time ago! ha ha.   While there, we did a little sightseeing and drove up to Midway.  I can't wait to take her ice skating up there!  While we were there, I saw the most perfect location for a photo shoot!  I dragged my tired little toddler out to snap a few pics...

    Don't mind her little Belle doll...she had Arielle too, but I convinced her to leave that one in the buggy  :)

    Jeffs Family

    Nov 17, 2010

    This shoot was a bit of a challenge.   The family is amazing and they all looked great, but our light was fading fast!  The whole 'Daylight Savings Time' is really throwing me off with the afternoon golden hour.   We basically lost an hour of light  :(  And to make matters worse, it was a very cloudy night!  So we had about a full half hour of "decent" light.

    Ok, enough complaining!  lol  and take a look at this gorgeous family!

     Little Ezra off by himself.  I love this age when all they want to do is explore and be independent!

     One of my favorites  ;)
     Keira playing with the leaves.  I think this was the kid's most favorite part of the night!  lol

    This photo made me laugh when I saw it.  I think it's so typical!  The oldest has to hold the youngest down and the middle child tries to make her escape!  And somehow they're all still smiling!  lol

    This one is so sweet of you and Cohen, Rebecka!  ♥ it!  :)

    Warren and Rebecka, you have such beautiful family!  Thanks for sharing the fun with me  :)


    Nov 16, 2010

    This little girl is so shy!  It takes her a little bit to warm up to me, but by the end of this session, I think I made a new friend  :)

    I think the suckers helped her to become my friend a little quicker  ;)

    Isn't she just G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S?!
     She wasn't too happy about her costume...
     She was Boo from Monster's Inc!  Isn't that just the cutest?  She unfortunately didn't think so and would NOT keep the hood on...I'm surprise I got this shot!  lol

    Jeffs family {sneak peek}

    Nov 8, 2010

    I love Rebecka and her family!  They are so fun!  I met Rebecka through her online boutique "Little Qties" and we became better friends when we both became interested in photography.  We started swapping sessions and I've learned a lot from her! 

    Not only is she a boutique owner and fabulous photographer, she's a great mom to 3 beautiful kids (and she's also a bit of a fashion guru! lol).  Rebecka, you are amazing and so is your family!!

    I just love this one of little Ezra!  :)


    Kairi {sneak peek}

    This little girl is the epitome of gorgeous!

    Stay tuned for this little cutie in her Halloween Costume!!!  She was 'Boo' from Monster's Inc. dressed as a monster  :)

    My Bag of Tricks

    Nov 6, 2010

    One of my favorite things about photoshop is the ability to use and create actions!  They really make my editing life easier  :)  Although it does take me longer in some cases because I just can't decide which one I want to use! 

    I also became intrigued on how to make them.  I have a certain style and found that I was constantly tweaking other actions because they just weren't "right."  So, I've decided to experiment and make my own.  I'll be honest, I made about 50 of them and I didn't like a SINGLE one.  But I finally came up with some that I liked enough for me to use....and to share with you!

    I made a set of 3 actions:  pOp! (a little boost for your photos), berry sweet (a sweet vintage), and Bliss BW(my take on a more soft black & white).

    I added a vibrance layer to my pOp! action for a little extra "umph."  Every photo is a little bit different, so feel free to adjust or turn off any layers to suit your needs  :)

    In my berry sweet action, there is an optional layer called "warm me up" and it does just that.  In the above photo, I had that layer turned on.  In the photo below, I had that layer off.

    The Bliss BW action flattens your image at the end.  It is undoable.  So please make sure you save your file before using this action!

    *tip* - use the berry sweet action before the Bliss BW action to get a 'softer' feel to your photo.

    You can download my Bag of Tricks here.

    Also, if you'd like, feel free to share some of your photos that you've edited using my actions!

    New Year, New Changes

    Nov 2, 2010

    I realize it's not quite the new year...yet.  But it's getting closer and closer.  I will not be doing any sessions in December (unless you have already booked a session).  I will be making some fabulous new changes, so expect a lot of new things for 2011! 

    In the meantime, don't forget to schedule your fall mini session!  I only have a select few spots available!  contact me for more info!