Friday, September 30, 2011


Okay... I am going to admit that I rendered the sky into this photo.  Did anyone even notice?  I tried to make it as natural as possible.  The day that I took this photo it was cloudy and the sky got blown out in the photo.  I wanted to try to put it back in a bit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Shutter priority is still my weak spot.  I am still figuring out speed vs brightness. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Maternity Session: Jaime and Chad Moore... and the future baby Cason!

I loved... LOVED!... shooting this maternity session!  Jaime and Chad are the perfect clients.  She was willing to do almost anything to get a great photo.  She braved ants, sharp rocks, a broken flip-flop, and melt your face temperatures with a smile.  There was even talk of her climbing a tree... which of course her husband and I quickly rejected! 
 I am looking forward to when baby Cason joins us.  It will be soon now.


Our historical downtown street in Springdale, Ar.  I have to admit that it does look much better in this photo than it does in real life.  In real life I am very disappointed in my town for letting it become the way that it is.  It is run down and over half the buildings are empty.  It is so sad.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Bean pole.  There were no beans left on the poles though.  I have been trying to experiment with different compositions, angles, and subjects. 

Friday, September 23, 2011


In an effort to pull myself out of a photo funk I am forcing myself to do some editing and blog posting.

Monday, September 12, 2011

So upsetting...

Once again I am so far behind.  I have been so overwhelmed lately with everything going on in my life that I haven't even been able to make myself open photoshop to do any editing.  I have taken photos.  I feel almost like I have writer's block... only it would be photographer's block I guess.  I think that I have lost my inspiration.  I had my husband drop me off on the far end of our "historic" downtown area the other day and I walked the entire thing taking random photos.  I transferred them to my computer and that is as far as it has gone.  Mentally I am lacking focus... on everything in my life right now... so I have made a decision... my 365 will be just that many photos, but they are not going to be consistently that many days.  I am not going to try to catch up from this point but only to continue forward.  I am hoping that if I remove the pressure of having to catch up my brain will allow me to move ahead.  Here is hoping.