Monday, July 27, 2009

1st Birthday Preparations

Well, my baby girl's first birthday is coming up fast. Over the past few weeks, I've been buying things here and there to decorate for her party. The theme is vintage Alice in Wonderland, so I've chosen fabrics and papers that have pastel color themes. I'm using pearls and rhinestones to accent each piece. I bought a beautiful vintage copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and plan on using the illustrations as artwork for the party. I'll be sure to take some pics of the book when it comes in the mail.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wedding Bells Were Ringing!

Last Saturday, I had the extreme pleasure of being a second shooter, for a wedding, for Forever Endeavors. The family was so much fun to be around. The bride was absolutely gorgeous and so easy to work with. The ceremony was held in a Greek church, so the setting was absolutely breathtaking. After the ceremony was over, we went to the reception, where EVERYONE had a blast. I'm telling you, every age you can imagine was out on that dance floor. They really knew how to PARTAY!!!!!

This being my first wedding to shoot, I was really nervous, but I had a FANTASTIC time. Thank you Forever Endeavors, Sandy, and Joe for letting me be a part of that special day.

Here are some 0f my favorite shots from the day:

Baby Ansley is 8 Months Old!

Last weekend, I had the privilege of photographing beautiful baby Ansley again. She is 8-months-old now, and getting prettier by the day. She had a great time eating rubber duckies, picking flowers, and getting lovin' from mommy and daddy. Here are a few of my personal favorites from her shoot.

You wouldn't believe the amount of coaxing we had to do to get Brutus in this next shot! Man, I love that dog; he's just so handsome!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chikadeez Moo Cards

I had been reading and hearing about the wonderful Moo cards, so I decided to order some for myself. I plopped myself in front of the computer and started picking out images. I was able to pick up to 50 different images to feature on one side of the card. The other side of the card was to feature my logo and contact information. Once I was done with the layout, I chose the recycled paper (matte) version . . . I was feeling green that day. However, don't worry if you are a gloss lover, they do offer that! Everyday, I would sit by the mailbox, biting my nails in anticipation . . . not really, but I was excited. Finally, they came in . . . I ripped through the packaging, opened the sweet display box they come in and light poured out of the box. Here, see for yourselves:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Oh yeah, I got a 50 mm Lens!

I had a lot of fun today using my new 50 mm lens. I was able to take pictures in my house in the evening, which was virtually impossible (without a flash) with my other lens. I decided to get the cheap Nikon 50 mm 1.8G lens to start out. Here are a few shots that I took today.