Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekly Photo Challenge...

... is posted at my blog's new home :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Adventures of Kate and Mindy :)

I've been doing a lot of hiking in Red Rock lately with my friend Kate. Check out the post with some fun pics at my new blog :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New location!!!!

I'm in the middle of updating my website, and part of that update includes moving my blog. Here's the new address:

Check it out and let me know what you think so far :)

FYI - The photo challenge for this week has been posted at the new location, so now you have to stop by!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Weekly Photo Challenge - "Painting with Light"

Painting with light is awesome... in fact it's so great we have to do this again soon! I had so many thing I wanted to try, but time didn't permit... so I ended up finding something to shoot around the house, which was still great fun :)

Here are the results, starting with my shot:

ISO 100
Aperture f/22
Shutter- approximately 45 seconds
Focal Length 65mm
A pitch black room and an LED headlamp :)

Monica's shot:

ISO 100
Aperture F3.5
Shutter 10sec
Focal Length 18mm

Jessica's shot:

ISO 200
Shutter 6 seconds
Aperture f/3.25
Focal length 50mm
LED flashlight

Leisel's shot:

ISO 400
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter 3.2 seconds

And our challenge for this week:

"Use your Bulb setting"

I'm having way too much fun with these long exposures... and I have so many ideas, so hopefully I'll have more time this week :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Biggest sale of the year!

I'm having a huge sale on family portraits, and you're the first to hear about it! The holidays will be here before you know it... so take advantage of this offer, avoid the stress, and SAVE yourself some serious cash :)

I also create custom Holiday cards and postcards!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekly photo challenge - "Overexposed"

This was fun... atleast I thought so! Here's the results beginning with my shot:

ISO 100
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter 1/320
Focal length 27mm

Monica's shot:

ISO 100
Shutter 1/125
Aperture f4
Focal Length 50mm

Jessica's shot:

ISO 100
Aperture f/1.7
Shutter 1/1600
Focal length 50mm

Leisel's shot:

ISO 100
Aperture f/8
Shutter 1/50
Focal length 100

Heidi's shot:

ISO 400
Aperture f/3.8
Shutter 1/50
Focal length 22mm

And our challenge for this week is:

"Painting with light"

Here's more info if you have questions :)

Rochonda and Chauncey

This gorgeous couple flew in from the east coast for a romantic getaway, and I was lucky enough to be a part of their vacation plans ;)

As you can see, we hit up the strip for their engagement photos and had a blast! After our incredibly long walk, Rochonda and I were both dying of thirst, but it was worth it :)

Thank you for an amazing time guys, and congratulations again on your engagement!

Best buddies :)

These two kiddos were so cute! I had such a hard time choosing which ones to post because there were so many great shots :)

I loved their little daddy dolls! Their mom said the dolls have been a life saver since daddy is away :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I love kids!

Seriously... children are so much fun to photograph! I love catching those little moments that really show off their great personalities. These three kiddos were super cute, and I had a blast with each of them!

More baby smiles :)

These sessions have been so much fun! All of these moms are so inspiring to me, I don't know how they do it. Look at how beautiful these two are :)

Sweet baby girls :)

This little girl was such a sweetheart! It was so much fun to take pictures of these two :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weekly Photo Challenge - "Food"

I've always wanted to do a shot like this, so I finally made the time to do it! It was a bit trickier than I expected, but luckily I had my four year old daughter around to help me out :)

ISO 200
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter 1/60
Focal length 57mm
Two flashes, a reflector and lots or white paper!

Monica's shot:

ISO 100
Aperture F5.6
Shutter .65
Focal Length 135mm

Grace's shot:

Aperture f/1.8
Shutter 1/125
ISO 200
Focal Length 85mm

Jessica's shot:

ISO 400
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter 1/100
Focal length 30mm
Light from window + her husband's white t-shirt used as a reflector :)

Leisel's shot:

ISO 100
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter 1/1600
Focal length 100mm

Heidi's shot:

ISO 200
Aperture f/10
Shutter 1/400
Focal length 38mm

And our challenge for this week is:


Should be wild... happy shooting!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

All smiles

These two boys were so smiley, they loved the camera! Mom definitely has her hands full while daddy is away :)

Endless energy!

I just loved this little guy! He would not sit still for anything, lol. Photographing him was kind of like shooting a football game... except that I could never predict which direction he would go! I wish I had that kind of energy :)

I'm sure his mommy can't wait for her husband to return home... especially with baby number two almost here!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cute kiddos!

These two were so silly and fun! Big brother was having a blast showing me his karate moves, and little sister had so much spunk. We did some shots of mom with the kids too, but I'm still working on some photoshop magic... swapping heads and such :)

I hope their daddy enjoys these pics when he sees them. What a lucky guy to have such cuties!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Photos for daddy!

Today I photographed little baby S. and her gorgeous mom. She was absolutely adorable and she just loved my enormous camera... and my camera definitely loved her too!

Her daddy is currently deployed overseas with the Air Force, which is how I met these two. I'm currently offering complimentary photography sessions to families of deployed personnel. This is the first of many to come!

I think her daddy will be excited to receive these pictures in the mail :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Matt and Ashly :)

Yesterday my cousin Matt got married! For once I was actually a guest at a wedding, and it was so fun!! My husband and I were able to dance the night away, and celebrate with some of our favorite people :)

Of course, I had to take a few shots... and now I just have to show off how adorable these two are :) I'll post a few more tomorrow morning, because right now I'm just exhausted after all the traveling...

Anyway, they're such a gorgeous couple I had to put something up tonight!