Saturday, July 30, 2011

~Won't You Be My Neighbor~

I was so excited to photograph our neighbors today!  We are so blessed to have had amazing neighbors the entire time we have lived in this house!  While this little guy made me work up a sweat and earn my money, his cuteness factor makes it all worth it!  You guys are awesome and we are really thankful to have you as neighbors!  Enjoy your sneak peek!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nolan ~ 1 week old

Mr. Nolan came to visit last week on his one week birthday! This big guy weighed in at 10 pounds 9 ounces!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Surprise for Grandma

Had a great session this morning on a lovely property with 8 sweet children...really, they were some of the best behaved, most cooperative kids I've worked with! Really appreciate that guys! You were awesome! This is a big surprise for their grandma's birthday coming up next month, so if you happen to know these kids...your lips must be sealed!!!

and because I couldn't decide which I liked better with this brown sugar edit too! Isn't she adorable!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fix It Friday

There is a great online resource for photographers called I Heart Faces. One really awesome thing they do is called Fix It Friday. They post an image from a photographer SOOC (straight of of camera) and then ask members to edit it how they edit it and then share the steps they took to edit. I don't do it alot, but I just LOVED this weeks picture so I thought I'd give it a go this time!

Here is the original SOOC image:

The first thing I did was open the photo in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). Then I bumped up the exposure, increased the blacks a tad to add some contrast, also boosted the saturation slightly. That alone made a huge difference. Then just for some extra kick I added clouds! =) I learned how to do this from an awesome tutorial from Kristen Caldwell.
Here's the final edit:

And a side by side before and after:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cuteness overload!

I had the privilege to photograph a precious family today that I met two years ago ~ it's always so fun to do repeat sessions! These boys could not be any cuter and considering they were up late last night watching fireworks, they rocked it! Thanks "B" family for welcoming me to your neck of the woods again! It was so great to see you!

And my favorite shot of the day...pretty sure mom and dad will agree! =)