Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Love Your Shot Link-Up

It’s been sooo long since I’ve made a blog post!  I seem to suffer from major lack of time lately ;-)  I do, however, seem to have time for facebook (mostly when I should be cleaning my house), which is where I found the link to this great blog.  I absolutely LOVE Florabella’s actions, so I just had to enter this!  This is a picture I took of my sister, who is getting married next year.  We did a bridal shoot with her horses and I got this great close-up of her face.  I used a Canon 85mm 1.2 lens on my 50D and used the Florabella actions Ambrosia and Center Fill Light during processing in PSE 7. 
The winner this week receives a $100 gift certificate to Florabella, a source of amazing actions and textures.  The awesome Amy & Angie of i♥faces are guest judges this week.  Go check out love that shot and enter for your chance to win!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

You Capture - Vehicles

The You Capture theme this week at i should be folding laundry is “Vehicles” so I had to participate because my sister-in-law bought this very cool car this week.  She let me drive it and I relived my younger, pre-minivan days…I’m only 28, but my van and my 3 kids make me feel pretty old sometimes! ;-)

These are all SOOC, as I shot my first wedding this past weekend and have had zero time to edit these! 199 201 204 206 212 214

I wish I had gotten some shots at night…you can change the ambient lighting in this car almost any color you want – it’s so cool! 216197

Head over to Beth's blog for more fun vehicle photos!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

You Capture - America

The theme this week at i should be folding laundry is “America.”  Fitting, of course, since this past weekend was the 4th of July.  I had the pleasure this week of photographing this family.  We are the land of the free and the home of the brave because of people like the father of these children, a soldier who has been deployed multiple times and will be deployed again this fall. 

I should say, in this first pic, that the kids are actually standing behind a real flag...it's not something I photoshopped in...
Happy July everyone!  Head over to Beth's blog to see what represents America to others.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


The You Capture theme this week at i should be folding laundry is water, something there is no shortage of around here right now!  We live very near the Missouri River, which is flooding at the moment.  These photos are from earlier today, but I know that some of these places already look completely different – everything will be much worse by tomorrow.  We used to live on the bottom, but moved to the hills about 2 years ago…thank God!  Please keep everyone else in your prayers though, as a lot of people in our area will be affected by this flood.
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Head over to Beth's blog for some happier water shots!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

You Capture - Sweet

The You Capture theme this week at i should be folding laundry is “Sweet” which is perfect because I took a lot of pictures of my sweet baby girl this week, who turned one month old on Sunday.

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Check out some more sweetness at Beth's blog and make sure you look at her sweet new baby also…he’s a cutie!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Dramatic B&W

The theme this week at i♥faces is “Dramatic B&W”.  This is a photo of my 4-year-old son meeting his now 11-day-old little sister at the hospital.  He insisted we were having a girl my whole pregnancy, even though we didn’t know which we were having, and he loved her before he met her.  I love the look of love on his face.

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Be sure to check out some beautiful entries at i♥faces.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

You Capture – A Moment

This week’s “You Capture” theme at i should be folding laundry is “A Moment.”  One week ago today I had my beautiful new baby girl.  We knew she was coming, as it was a scheduled c-section, but we didn’t know she was a “she” as we wanted to keep that a surprise.  As soon as one of the doctors said they saw lots of hair, I just knew…both of my boys were completely bald.  Needless to say, we’ve had lots of moments in the last week…here are a few…

My husband took these two of her first moments…

156160 Here is another moment in the hospital… 054 My little family…026She is already much loved by her brothers…006_edited-1A “smiley” moment with my grandma…001_edited-1Daddy’s first moment dressing his little girl…02265 degrees the day she was born and 2 days later we came home to this…031Her first bath at home…046_edited-1The boys had to watch the second bath…068_edited-1I love these moments…034_edited-1My oldest showing her the doll he bought her…040_edited-1My 19-month-old’s first time holding her…he is now obsessed!057He thinks she always needs a paci too!060A girly moment…my oldest son keeps putting bows in her hair, “so she’ll look pretty”… 064_edited-1  A sleepy moment on Grandma’s shoulder…070_edited-1  And finally, a rare moment where both boys were sitting quietly!079 

Be sure to check out other moments at i should be folding laundry and wish Beth good luck, as she will be having a baby next week!