Sunday, December 12, 2010

Late Summer Session 2010

These 10 yr old girls are sisters and twins! I had so much fun with them, and we met at my favorite location, my neighborhood!

Fall Session in Washington Historic Park in Pa.

This shot is grainy since I was running out of daylight. So my ISO was up to about 400.

This is my 3rd time photographing This lovely little 7yr old.  I traveled up north for this session, and was able to visit a lot of family all in one short weekend.  Driving is a good 8 hrs so I don't make that journey very often, maybe 2 to 3x per year. I am planning a trip for Easter to see my family in Delran NJ ( I'm from Pa) and maybe I will do up to  3 sessions while I visit.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Portrait Fun!

I had my heart set on doing a Christmas photo session with my daughter today. We only did this one dress because it was about 43 degrees and she was freezing!

We arrived at our location too early so the light was a bit too bright to capture what I wanted. The tone on the skin is too yellow and you can't photograph eyes as well in the blaring sun.

We did not have much time to wait for better lighting since she was so cold. I had an idea to take some of our Christmas ornaments and hang them in the trees as a backdrop. I love how it came out! But next time we will do our Christmas pics in 60 degree weather so it is more relaxing.  So I will keep some Christmas balls out all year just to re do this session in better weather. Our regular temp is actually 57 at this time!

The dress she is wearing is $19.99 from target, I thought it would look richer in a photo, but I think I was wrong. The hat is from Nordstroms, love the white fur!.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Entry to Win as a tester for Florabella textures!

"My Secret Ocean"
My recipe for this image
Florabella Luxe Action: Ambrosia + Sweet Sunshine
Texture: Mai Tai
I love Florabella Actions and textures so much. I use them exclusively, and know that my work looks more beautiful and interesting since I started to use them. These actions take my photography to new heights and gives my images a romantic vintage timeless quality that I would not be able to achieve other wise. I am so grateful  to Shana for giving me such an amazing gift! I have only been taking pictures for a 1 year professionally and I only shoot with a 50mm 1.8 and a Canon Rebel, unless I do a wedding then I rent the must have lenses. If  I were to advise a new photographer what to buy I would say, get the 50mm 1.8 + Canon Rebel xs and most importantly buy Florabella Actions and Textures to set your self apart and give you a professional edge!  Florabella is the best investment I have ever made. I started out with all the freebies you can get on line, but I must say in all honesty Florabella Actions are soooo much better. That is why I bought the Vintage Actions, Vintage Spring Actions, Luxe Actions and a set of gorgeous textures! You can never have enough and Shana's Actions just get better and better! The Luxe Action set is now my new favorite!

 "Vintage Autumn Bride"

This image is of the first bride I have ever photographed in September 2010!

My Florabella Recipe:
Luxe Action: Pandora
Textures: Vintage Moss + Vintage Autumn

There are sooo many entries to win this contest, but I figured I have nothing to loose and it is my way of sharing Florabella with you and how much Florabella has enhanced my business and how it can do the same for you if you want to start taking pictures! Florabella is also amazing with floral photography! I use Photo Shop Elements 8, and LOVE IT! It is easy to use and since Florabella creates gorgeous actions for PSE users there is never a need for me to upgrade. So I will keep buying Florabella and eventually fill my camera bag with lots of great lenses and an additional camera body. That's all I will ever need.

Wish me luck!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Entry to I Heart Faces - " Orchard theme"

Princess Picnic ~ Entry into I Heart Faces
Actions used to edit this image ~ Florabella Luxe Actions: Starlet + Sweet Sunshine + Childs Play Warm up

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I heart faces: a forum and resource for photographers

Copied from the I heart faces site:
I Heart Faces is a photography web site that focuses on the art of capturing faces and their various emotions.
Every Monday and Tuesday, all levels of photographers have the opportunity to enter their favorite face photos into a themed photo challenge. A judge will pick winning photos to be displayed on Saturday. Each photo challenge has 500-1,000 entries or more per week! Also find great photo editing tutorials, camera and photography tips, plus exciting giveaways each week.

Beach Portraits ~ Childrens Photography

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Matt Alegre ~ Personal Trainer

This was a promotional photo shoot for Matt's new web site and new PT studio in Chapel Hill. I am also a trainer and met Matt through a common studio. Matt is really a one of a kind. He has the skill, credentials and a genuine enthusiasm you just don't come across to often in a life time. If you would like to contact Matt to train with him, you can go through me. Once his site is launched I will link him.

Finding Matt under "Life & Love", I know, I know... I need to add more links:O)

My Girlie Sessions from May 2010 ~ Trying out my new blog it templates!