Friday, December 31, 2010

A Year in Pictures..

Is it just me or as the older I get the quicker the years go by? I mean,wow,as a kid I couldn't wait to get bigger. This year when I put up my Christmas decor I got teary eyed thinking how quickly this holiday season went and how my kids keep getting bigger and bigger. I love the stage they are in right now,so appreciative of anything they get and have. I will treasure every moment with them. As 2011 approaches I looked back at some of the pictures I took this past year and wanted to share a few of my favs of my family.
I have big plans for 2011 with my photography,I hope and pray this will be the year it will happen.
I hope your 2010 was great and that 2011 is even better:)

 My oldest sister Natalie with our niece Bella.
My youngest sister Danielle,we were playing dress up;)Isn't she beautiful?
 My other sister Andrea and her daughter Bella,I love this mommy daughter pic
 My awesome nephew,Andrew.

 My beautiful sis in law,Beth,channeling Veronica Lake;)
 My good balls.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Phootbooth...

I can't believe Christmas is just two days away! I haven't blogged much these past two weeks due to being so busy,I am sure you all can imagine. Baking,sewing,shopping,wrapping,baking,shopping,wrapping,family dinners,and more wrapping. I love the holidays but I believe once Christmas is over I will take a glass of wine into the tub and no one will ever see me again. Ha. 

This was a very fun Christmas family shoot we did this year. We just draped up some material and set out a bunch of props and had fun goofing around. I am not big on the 'normal' Christmas family shoots. This was fun and will be memorable.

I wish everyone a VERY Merry Christmas!

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Bokeh

I wish I could take credit for coming up with different shaped bokeh,but I can't. Ha. A few years back a lady,who I wish I could remember,posted some tutorials of different shaped bokeh. It rocked my world. So every Christmas since then I take pictures of my tree using this technique. Seriously the most easiest thing to do in the world. 

All you need to do is cut a piece of construction paper that will fit over your lens. Cut a little shaped tree,star,heart,etc.. in the middle of the paper then tape it over your lens. Thats it. Get creative,you can create all kinds of different shapes.To make it easier you can use some of those craft punches.

So easy.
Tips: If you have a DSLR I find it easier with a shutter speed below 1/40. A low aperture . And you may wanna bump up your ISO.I also find it easier using manual focus.
If you have a Point and Shoot turn your flash off,set your setting to macro,make sure its dark then set an object in front of your camera,like a pencil,so its in between you and your tree. Focus on your pencil till the tree in the background blurs and take the picture. Play around and have fun=))

Monday, December 6, 2010

Yes ,Virginia,there is a Santa Claus..

Ok,so if there really is a Santa, I will be putting my wish list right here;)

A super chunky green crocheted cowl neck! QueenHeronCreations

Skeleton Cameo. CatherinetteRings

Oh how I want my own workspace like Heather Bailey

I want this pretty plaid dress! strawberrykoi

I love this print by Camilla Engman

Love love this wooden bunting necklace! lucie0ellen 

I want need these shoes. topshop
Oh how I love this jacket by Anthropologie

I have to have this,as a photographer it cracks and freaks me out at the same time! Photojojo

I know as a mom we usually focus on our kids for Christmas,but I am curious to know whats on everyones Christmas list!?;)

Macro Monday..

Not much to post on right now,but over the weekend the hubby and I had fun with a ladybug that was found on our cilantro plants. ha. we are such geeks.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It was a cookie kinda a day...

I can't wait to have a Christmas cookie day with them! They are getting way to big way to fast. I am trying to enjoy every minute I can with them.These we did during Thanksgiving week vacation. Not very Holidayish but I let my kiddos pick.=))

Lovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at Aspire