Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Pics

I took a few pics over the Holida weekend. These cute little feet belong to my good friend's baby girl who is two months old!
Brooky is mesmorized by our tree, especially at night. She can't leave it alone. It's so wonderful to know that it's such a magical time for her.
I did a sandstone edit on this one of Brooky. Not totally sure I will go with this edit for scrapbooking, but I thought I would share it here anyway.
Gotta love Thanksgiving leftovers! I set my camera on the table for this shot. It makes for a neat angle.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~South Central Oregon Trip~

We took a trip to south central Oregon in August, so that my hubby could hunt for antelope. Don't worry, although he got a trophy size antelope, I will not post the pic of it here. I just wanted to post some pics of the trip itself. My older girls didn't come for this trip, so it was just our youngest two. Brent caught a small trout that we released back to the water.
I love this pic. Something about how Brooklyn is standing lol.
Here is the "LOBSTER" that came out of the water lol. Of course you all know it's not a lobster, but to a three year old it was.

Monday, November 15, 2010

~Fall Fairy~

These were a few of the pics I took of my daughter, Tyler, for the Fall season. She is a fall fairy or Goddess of sorts. I photoshopped some wings on her in one and she wanted one like her sister with the butterflies as well. TFL!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Some More Dress Up Shots

These are some pics of Rylee that went a different direction than planned. I was going for more of an old fashioned look and it came out a bit more modern Goth. However, we still had fun and and Rylee was once again an awesome little model. Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm SOOO Impulsive!!

Do you ever get an idea and you just can't wait to do it later, so you do it right then and there with whatever you have on hand. Well I had a very impulsive moment today. I was looking at the G45 papers for Halloween which feature an Alice in Wonderland theme. SUPER CUTE!! Anyway, I got this idea that Brooklyn would be so dang cute dressed up as this style of Alice. Of course, I don't have the costume, so I go digging in drawers and my bag of costume stuff and manage to pull off this rag-a-muffin version of the G45 Alice in Wonderland lol. Anyway she and I had a total blast and here are some of the photos. Oh and by the way, she totally improvised in every one as far as her expression went. As you can see from a lot of the shots, she went with the same look :)!
I pulled this off using, a pink tutu, my 13 year old daughter's blue t-shirt, I cut up one of my black tanks that was already messed up to make the apron, the socks were super huge on her because they are adult size and she's wearing unlaced tap shoes that are about 5 sizes to big lol. Luckily I had a small enough witch hat that I tied some green ric-rac around. To get the sleeves to bunch I took a rubber band for each arm to hold the sleeves in place.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Aww the Joy of New Babies

I took these Thursday of my good friends' brand new baby girl. The couple wanted me to do a series in black and white for them. Here are some of the photos I took.

This last one is a pic of Grandma meeting her first grandbaby. Baby Kaylee is absolutely perfect and gorgeous. Babies are such blessings from God and it's so wonderful to witness His glorious miracles!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

All About The Eyes

I've been playing with enhancing eyes and having a ton of fun doing it. I've used some actions and have also been learning how to do it without an action, thanks to StarSailorScrapper aka Lisa Gregory over at She has shown me a lot of great tips. Here are several before and afters of a few photos I just snapped.
His eyes are SUPER dark so I wasn't sure if I could do a lot of change, but I was happy with how they turned out.
I chose this pic because of the highlights in her eyes and I just wanted to enhance them even more so I washed out most of the photo using a Florabella action and adding texture. My goal was making her eyes pop.

The actions I used were from MCP Actions. The coloring actions I used were from Florabella. Then don't forget Lisa's tutorial over at Swirlydoos!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dirty Faced Country Girl

Sometimes the opportunity just calls and you have to snap some shots even when your subject is sportin' a dirty face. The funny thing is, I'm not really sure how she got it lol. I tried playing around with some to see what I could do, but that face was just way too dirty.
This is one I tried some texture on. I highlighted her cheek as well and it cleaned up pretty nicely.
This one I tried to blur out. Not my fave, going to print this one without the blur, but I thought I would show my attempt.
This one was nice because the shadows hid the dirt. Look at her messy hair lol.
Tried an intense B&W which really made her eyes pop and it hid the dirt pretty nicely.

Expecting Mommy

This is my good friend, Kelly, who modeled for me recently. She is expecting her very first baby and she looks absolutely amazing! These are some of the photos I took of her on a shoot out at my place.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

~SteamPunk Attempt~

I am loving the new Steampunk trend in scrapbooking, so I decided to take some pics to go along with some of the awesome upcoming papers that I've seen. Here is my daughter, Tyler, dressed up in a sort of Steampunk fashion. Again I used several different actions in Photoshop.

Thanks again for stopping by and God Bless!!