Thursday, February 28, 2013

I've Moved

Well, I have some exciting news. It has been verrry quiet around here because I have been working on a new website/blog and business. You all know of my love of photography and taking photos of children and I have finally decided to make my dreams a reality. I have been working very hard and you can find my new site here. I am working on building my portfolio, so that includes working for reduced rates for a limited time. If you are interested in booking me, please contact me. Thank you for your support in this exciting time!

Oh, and all of my old posts have transferred over to the new blog, so you can browse there too!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Last Macro Share (this week)

Ok, sorry. I'll mince words- here is vintage lace. My favorite so far. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

More Macro

As I promised, here are some more of my macro shots. I am practicing holding my camera by hand instead of by tripod so some of these are not as clear as I would like. Because you get so close, movement is very obvious macro photography and it takes a ton of practice to get those beautiful crystal clear shots. Ultimately I would like to use this lens with newborn babies, and you can't really use a tripod in those cases, so I figure I had better get practicing!

I think I might like this one the best. Something about the petals meeting the stem is so unexpectedly beautiful. Hope you are liking my sharing...

Monday, February 11, 2013

My New Lens

So, I have been debating a new purchase for a while and I finally bit the bullet last week. A couple days later, this lens showed up at my door. I have been wanting to take macro photos for a while and I ordered the 90mm Tamron. I LOVE it. I have been examining the world from a new perspective lately and have grouped things in two categories. Things that are interesting in a macro lens and things that aren't. Oh, who am I kidding, everything is more interesting at macro level.

 So yeah, I would say rocks look pretty good close up. I hope you liked these, because I have been taking lots more. Up next: the obligatory flower shots.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Jake and Mommy

Jake is not a great napper. Usually they are around 30 minutes long and then that is it. By the end of the day he is a total mess (and so am I). On this day, Elise was still napping and Jake was up early so I decided to try a self portrait on a tripod and remote. Wow. That was hard. The focus was really off. I will try again, but thought I would show you the results. 

We both were cracking up.

Jake was so excited he tried to gouge out my eyes.

They are not technically perfect, but I love the moments that we caught. I definitely will treasure these. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Stampington Goodies

Recently I got a big, and I mean big, order from Stampington & Co. Resin, alcohol inks, and tons more, but these were the things that I was inspired to photograph. 

Part of my order. Yum. I can't wait to jump into those French papers!

I have been wanting to read this book for a while.

A pack of creamy, dreamy vellum envelopes in various sizes.

All tied up with a beautiful bow...a present for me...

In other news, I have been loving this magazine. It is brand new and just amazing. I feel like this what I have been looking for. The first issue had an article about an amazing prop stylist that creates vignettes kind of like me (although much much better than I). I was completely hooked. 

Check it out, you won't be dissapointed!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Riding Our Bike

Just a normal day. Riding our bike around the driveway. My little girl is getting so big. 

I don't know when she learned to pedal, all of a sudden she was riding all over the driveway. Crazy.