Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
I am so grateful to my recent clients, specifically the SENIORS who are graduating later today! Hope your graduation ROCKS-just like each of you!!!
CONGRATS CLASS OF 2008!
"The biggest risk in life is never taking one"
Isn't this the best quote in the world?!
I'm working on some major blog changes...please hang in there for me in the coming days.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
It was a delightful day, beautiful ceremony and fun reception. Bet you can't tell it was in the 90's!
There was a soft breeze rolling through which kept everybody comfortable.
Here is the first set, hope you enjoy them.
More on the way...including some of my favorites!!!
(remember to click to enlarge each photo for best viewing)
Married at "The Grove".
Natalie & My Nieces and Nephews as They Arrived~
I like her expression and the way everything else is out of focus around her.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
creative overlays for your own work.
Here are the two samples I came up with this week. The first has one texture overlay applied and the other has two textured overlays applied on it. The model is Tess, a senior from a recent shoot. See more of her photos here and here. Find more of my free textures from past weeks. using my "Quick Search Labels" link titled "Free Photography Textures".
Not sure how to add textured overlays to your photos? Click here for a simple step by step.
Now-Go texture something!
Also, how many of you out there would like me to continue with Tuesday Textures?
Let me know if you're getting use out of these or not. Thanks!
Download these FREE texture overlays at full resolution now. Click and Save!
Link back to me if you happen to use one.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
The first is "Born to Run" and the second is "Purple Haze".
When browsing Gary Love's Photography make sure and click on each photo to hear in Gary's own words how each fine art masterpiece came to life and his views on them. I couldn't believe what happened to him right after he shot the "Simple Twist of Fate" photograph.
The book cover shown above is titled "Artist of the West". It was a juried coffee table book for Western artists only. Gary Love has four pages in the book as well as one image on the cover titled "Break on Through" (panorama aspens). More on his published work here.
Gary Love's fine art collections are sold as Limited Editions in series' of 300.
If you see one you love you need to move fast. What's not to Love?
Each piece brings you in and grabs hold of your very soul.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
We covered a lot of ground that day and have plenty to show for it.
We went for a variety and I think we did it. I had such a terrible time narrowing these down...just playing-it was soooo fun searching through the awesome mounds of files finding just the right ones for this post. :-)
My Pick of the Day! Of course, since it's the 1st time I've shot somebody wearing their cap & gown. She looks so beautiful here and so HAPPY to be GRADUATING!
Isn't the setting just splendid for this? Chillin out by this cool wall we found. Goodness her hair looks perfect...
and you can't even tell it was cold and windy out.Digging the framing on this one...stylish.Lovely in Vintage! The bricks remind me of school.A different look with a cool vibe!The classy and sophisticated shot of the day with a little extra texture flavor & text on it.
Gigantic THANKS to my dear friend & faithful blog reader Alisha for pointing out a grammatical error on this next photo and post title.
What would I do without my good friends to help me out?
I appreciate you spotting it and letting me know right away.
The original post had Class of 08' instead of Class of '08! OOPS!!! :-) The softer side of a gorgeous young lady...I so love this shot. Don't you???I am so grateful to Dinora for picking me to take her photographs...thank you girlie!
Good luck in College next year & Happy Graduation!!!
These rocks tickled me. I burned the edges some, but other than that all of the following SRP photos are unaltered.
(Be sure to click each photo to see them bigger)
"Hardness Amongst Amber""A Stiff Path""The Fallen Comrade"My Very Own "Gentle Warriors""A Hushed Vista"
It was such a beautiful sight to see this beautiful flower pop out again this spring. The first time I saw it I figured would be the last.
What a happy reminder of our
soon to be
1 Year Anniversary in our new home!
So for my 100th post I give you..."A Beauty All It's Own"!
(click on the photo to enlarge it to it's full loveliness)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Need I say more? Didn't think so!
Gorgeous Light + Gorgeous Girl = This Awesome Photo Below (A favorite of mine)
(click each photo to enlarge)
What a Sweetheart!Loving the Game & Looking Great!Another favorite of mine...totally cute!The Entire Family-now we see where Tess got her good looks from!Thank you Jim, Debra & Tess for a great time yesterday...it was such a fun time meeting you all. See more of Tess here.
Come back for more...you won't want to miss what's coming up in the last set of Tess! I'm having such a hard time narrowing down which ones to post. :) That's a good thing.
Also, Texture Tuesday will either be pushed back to Thursday or next week to accommodate for Senior Class of 08' postings before graduation.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Look for more coming soon...
(click to enlarge-much nicer enlarged) :)
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Just thought I'd post this sweet rose to remind us all to savor our mornings and keep them rosey and cheerful. Sad news came last night; my sweet and smiley Aunt Tina passed away a little after 8pm. She was ill for the past few months and rather weak for several years in a row now. That never stopped her from sharing an encouraging story, lending an ear, helping out those around her or having family get togethers on her enormous property. I remember years and years full of parties, Thanksgiving dinners, baby showers and just for fun BBQ's at her home. We would all play hours of vollyball, cards or horseshoes together. Tina would usually be cooking for everybody or in deep conversation with others at her custom giant banquet table.
I will always remember her sweetness, soothing voice, easy tempermant, love for children, bright blonde hair and famous cheesy potatoe casserole (1 with onions and w/o to please everybody). That was her way. She was one of the most pleasant people I've ever met. Her kindness and loving spirit will be greatly missed.
My heart goes out to all those who loved her as I did.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Have yourself a looky loo. You're going to love, love, love the stream of inspiration and color her blog exudes. Don't stop there though...Jen Ramos is a powerhouse and has her own company MADE BY GIRL. Check it out! Do a little shopping & bookmark it because like I said you're going to LOVE her stylish & colorful creations.
GO GET INSPIRED ALREADY!
Oh...my photograph posted yesterday called "Lavender Bliss" was taken during my visit to SRP.
This sign was posted at the exit of the trail head we departed from.
If you look closely you'll notice the tree in the center-bottom half of the photograph had fallen over. It was just a massive twisted heap perfectly centered between the branches of the healthy tree I was photographing. It looks dinky in this photo, but it was NOT dinky at all.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Jason-thanks for featuring me earlier this month! I don't how I forgot to mention it sooner. Your blog rocks and I'm loving your photographs from Paris!
Have a look at my profile featured on Jason Moore's Blog earlier this month if you fancy. And make sure to check out Jen's profile and blog as well.
I'm so blessed to have great friends that brighten my days!
A quote to learn by,
“When you have come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown…Believe that one of two things will happen to you…Either there will be something solid for you to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.” Unknown Author
I couldn't help myself from capturing this photograph.
For miles there was nothing but dullness and suddenly about an inch and a half of lovely lavender brightened up the path.
Truly breathtaking (at least I thought so)!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Remember you can download the original size here and use it in any manner you'd like.
These were some quick edits. I personally love the texture #6. It totally looks like water drops!
Free texture #5 & Sample