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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 🙂

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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…


Curvy Sunset 67-73

Day 67: Curves

We stayed at this place in Wilmington that was amazing. Our friends rented the place and I can’t believe how cool it was! I loved this bowl. The color and shape of it was so pretty. Of course the babies loved it too and kept trying to touch it 🙂

Day 68: Vegetable

Here’s to the garden! Actually I had to go buy a bunch of green beans haha. But I learned how to can this summer. Really was worth it…knowing that we’re going to be eating pretty much garden fresh vegetables this winter. I canned as much as I could and hopefully still have a little bit more to can.

Day 69: Leather

Little buddy of mine again but this time he is in his daddy’s mustang. Sorry can’t remember the year but I think it’s a 65….maybe. Haha don’t know a whole lot about cars but I sure did love the interior of this one! Whoever did it did a nice job!

Day 70: Speed

Oh this sign cracked my husband and I up!!! Seriously! I think this is too funny. They made the sign so dramatic like people are really stupid and don’t know how to use their brakes on their bikes or even get off if they realize the hill is too steep. I’d say anyone brave enough to bike this area would at least know better but I suppose there is a world of stupid people and that’d be the reason for this sign! Just takes one!

Day 71: Black

This loft we stayed in was rebuild from an older building in downtown Wilmington. You could tell where they added on brick and in this case it looks like there used to be a fire place here. Actually it looked like there had been several fireplaces/chimney’s in the area. There were 3 black streaks on the walls. This place was amazing. I wish we could live in it! Or it was ours to use as a vacation home!
Day 72: Pencil
I’m working on a drawing…well sort of just when I have the chance and the weather isn’t gorgeous out!

Day 73: Sunset
The sunset for Day 5 From a High Angle will work for this one! I just need to post these or they’ll never get posted maybe one day I’ll catch up!


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!!!!


Emotions: Days 60-66

Emotions: Fear

Very good thing to have a healthy fear of lol. We were watching the staff feed them with these pointy sticks. And they looked pretty scared. I’m pretty sure that you couldn’t pay me enough to stand by the edge of the water and feed a bunch of hungry sharks!

Emotions: Joy

Pretty sure you can’t get much more joyful than a pregnant woman! Such a beautiful picture…love her expression and the pose. Pregnant women really do glow. I didn’t believe it while I was pregnant but I notice them more now and they certainly do have a glow about them.

Emotions: Disgust

Little Ethan was getting tired of getting his picture taken…haha he looks disgusted with us in this pic. Like seriously guys I’m supposed to think that’s funny!!! Love this little man so much!

Emotions: Surprise

My son had this awesome look of surprise on his face while watching the penguins. Wish you could see it but I’m sure you get the point! He was totally amazed and loved the aquarium!

Emotions: Sadness

This is one sad little boy! He was OVER being in the car and the car rides! He couldn’t wait to crawl around on the floor and be a little monster!

Emotions: Happiness

Gangsta baby! That says it all! Again can’t tell ya how much I love this little guy! Wish I could see him more but he is definitely my nephew if not in blood then in my heart!

Emotions: Anger

This little man was done. He didn’t want anything to do with his buddy or the grass or the picture taking 🙂 haha he was being a stinker! He wanted his mommy!


100 Fan Facebook Contest!

To thank all of you for ‘liking’ my page I’m going to have a 100 fan giveaway! When I hit 100 fans we are going to have a contest for a free photo shoot and 8×10 of their favorite photo! All you have to do is tell your friends about Whitehorse Designs | Photography facebook page by simply updating your status saying something about trying to win a contest on my facebook page using @whitehorse…… It will link to the photography page so I know you’re participating! And then post a comment on this blog post saying something like I just entered the contest! And please keep it clean or I’ll delete it! You can enter up to 3 times. But only once per day and you have to tag Whitehorse Design facebook page each time you enter and comment back on this blog post saying you have done so. The contest will start the day I get 100 fans and it will end July 6th at 10 p.m. I will then use random.org to select the winner! Thanks so much fans!


Days 39 – 41 Caffeine Break

Day 39 Beer

We had a pretty sunset tonight and I wanted the sunset to be in the background 🙂 silly I know! But take a drink! I’ve been having a lot of trouble keeping up with this blog! I want to remind myself to do it everyday but I either forget or think oh I can do it tomorrow. My excuse for this week is I’ve been sick with a yucky cold! But my plan is to try harder now. I haven’t gotten my camera out for like a week and I was out taking pictures with it last night and was renewed afresh with how great the pictures are!

Day 40 Coffee

I’m not a coffee fan. I found this baby spoon in that suitcase that we found in the shed loft in the woods and I forgot to put it back in there. Bad me. But it says it’s from Italy on the back of it and I thought it would look neat in this picture.

Day 41 Juice

I killed most of our fenceline with pesticide and didn’t realize it until it was too late that we have blackberries along our fenceline! So I probably killed most of them but there were a few that were left and some of them had some berries on them. I picked them and ate one of them but it was still too tart haha. But I squished it on the sink to make some juice for this pic. I put some texture in this picture. I’ve been wanting to try out some textured pictures. I really like the effect they make. I need to find and save some more to my computer!