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6 weeks old this time

Went to visit my hubby’s sister and her family. Can’t resist their new little baby boy! Had to take some 6 week photos of him 🙂 He has got to be the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen besides my own of course! I had to reformat my computer due to a virus ughhh and had to redownload all of my actions/presets for photoshop! Took me forever to find the facebook action I love. But I get all of my actions from and the facebook one that I love is from so at least if I lose it again I can look at this blog post instead of searching everywhere for it. I am also interested in trying out lightroom but don’t have a clue how to use it yet! Will probably do the 30 day trial and see if I like it better than photoshop!

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Does he just look like a little native american baby? Haha my little boy sure didn’t look this native!


Merry Christmas Friends


Our cute little Christmas card.  I was very pleased with the way it turned out.  I’ve been doing a little bit of obsessive crocheting which of course fanned out over the last few days.  And I’ve all but given up on my 30 & 365 day challenges lol.  I’m terrible.  So much for trying to make it and get better!  But I did get my studio lights a few weeks ago and have been playing with those.  I also bought the photovision DVD’s in an effort to help myself build up confidence and learn some tricks I would probably otherwise not have learned.  And they are helping tremendously 🙂 I have a few pics to post though as I have been very busy.  I wish I could post my boudoir photos I did last week but she doesn’t want them public and I can’t blame her even though she looks beautiful in all of them!  I took a few Christmas photos of Kedric, 3 month photos of my nephew Bryson with a new hat I crocheted, family photos, some one year old photos and of course the boudoir that I can’t post 🙂




Welp the Thomas family photos will have to wait until next time.  They’re on the portable hard drive and I’m not sure what my son has done with it!  Speaking of hard drives….I’m glad I got the Sam’s Club extended warranty on my computer because here about two weeks ago my computer told me it needed replaced.  So luckily I was able to get what I thought were a few pictures (turned out to be around 8500) off of my computer and onto the portable and the few documents off of here in time.  And to make things even better they were able to transfer everything onto the new hard drive so I didn’t even need to reinstall anything!  So that makes me happy but I do need another portable hard drive.  Mine is full!!!  Merry Christmas every one 🙂 and Happy Holidays! 

Whitaker Family Outing

Well we joined the Whitaker’s today for a photo shoot. We brought our son along to help get their daughter’s attention 🙂 My son snuck into one of the pictures and I had to edit him out! It was sooo cute though!

Two of my favorites. This is a natural sun flare in both of these photos…well all of them that have a sun flare! Just a little color editing to brighten the rest of the picture up!

I love love love these two outside pics! I think they are so adorable!

How can you not love this little cutie 🙂

What a fun beautiful day! Not too many more days like this so it was good we took advantage of it! First time I’ve tried these web templates and I think they turned out great. They’re from the coffeeshopblog! Sure made them fast to upload and didn’t eat up much of my internet 🙂

Day 14 – way behind

Day 14 Eyes
My husband thinks this is soooo gay but I couldn’t do it to myself or my son because I couldn’t get my camera to focus just on my eyes and my son’s eyes are way too dark. Mine are pretty brown too so it wouldn’t have looked as cool. My husband’s eyes have this ring around them and they’re lighter than ours. Pretty simple trick even if it does look gay…just add a new layer. Harden the brush and paint rainbow circles inside the eyes then gaussian blur it til it is pretty fuzzy and change layer to overlay and wahlaw! And of course erase any mistakes 🙂

Day 6 – 8

Day 6 From a Low Angle
I had to put two up because I loved them both. I wanted to do this while it was sunny and even waited an extra day or two but alas no sun just rain! But rain means rain droplets on the leaves!

Day 7 Fruit
My son loves bananas! But now that he’s turned one he’s decided to protest quite a few foods so we have to keep something he likes on hand!

Day 8 A Bad Habit
UGH I feel like I’m on facebook ALL the time! Checking my business page, checking my email, checking facebook, and it’s so hard to not be addicted to it! I’m trying out Google plus though and hoping it’s a little easier to use. It seems like I miss out on a lot of my friend’s goings ons. Haha…

Day 5 From a High Angle

We went out to Brown County today to take some family pics. And it was absolutely beautiful out! It’s too bad we haven’t had more fall weekends like this. Brown County was packed with people taking pictures and just sightseeing watching the leaves change colors. And this is definitely from a high angle. It is Hesitation Point on the mountain biking trails. Called thus because I believe the view is worth a hesitation and breather. It is quite the climb up here. I actually hate this particular trail because of the rocks. I’m not very good at mountain biking over large rocks. I usually have to get off and walk or kick my bike down the hill!!!

And I thought I would add our family picture as well. We really need to have pictures done but alas the life of an aspiring photographer and lack of money! So we copy and paste to get a baby smile!!

Day 3 Clouds

Day 3 Clouds
Ok so I’ll admit I did forget….and it was a beautiful day. But it’s also a beautiful night. Not too many clouds out but still pretty. 30 second exposure with horses moving in the bottom part of the photo there.

30 Day Photography Challenge – Getting out of a photo rut!

I found this really awesome website while researching camera problems I was having with my camera. User error problems that is. Just trying to learn as much as I can about my camera so I don’t just ‘point and shoot.’ So I found this completely awesome website and I’m in a terrible photography rut especially where my 365 day challenge is concerned. I’m WAY behind and when I think about it anymore it doesn’t seem to matter as much as before so here’s to another challenge that I will hopefully keep and then try to continue the 365 if that works!

Hopefully I get get my Day 1 self portrait in tomorrow! See ya tomorrow!!!!

Day 22 – 24 Button your Frog

Day 22 Button

This is too cute! I ordered this outfit because my wonderful husband bought me some baseball photo props for our son for Mother’s Day. And the buttons have baseballs on them =) can’t resist the cuteness. Hopefully I will be able to post some photos of him in the baseball outfit soon…I just need my husband’s help to hold him still since he’s a wiggly little squirt!

Day 23 Fill the Frame
Pretty flowers that came up down the road at the church.

Day 24 Shallow Depth of Field
Ahh this will be the froggie I saw outside. It’s a little tree frog that was just hanging out on our fence that we were in the process of tearing down. Froggie!!! I love the macro zoom option on my lens. It is a little annoying that I have to switch a button and have to focus/refocus to switch the button but I still love it.

Day 9 A Sign

Day 9 Sign
I knew the moment we found this house it was meant to be ours. The name Whitehorse Road gave it all away for me =) we missed our first opportunity to buy the house. We got an appointment to look inside the house and the day we were supposed to look inside of it the realtor called to tell us and offer had been accepted on it. We were very disappointed and continued our search. A month later I saw it pop back up on the search results and we jumped on it. It took us about 2 months to close on it because our realtor Kelly Johnson (quite the a**hole) working for ReMax (so don’t get him) was too busy playing golf and whatever else he was doing that was more important than selling a house. It was meant to be. So I thought this was the perfect sign to take a picture of.