Monday, September 30, 2013

photography: a royal affair

Just stopping in quickly to say hi!  I have been really really busy and I am not complaining, but it has reflected in my blogging.  I am working on several "how-to" pieces and a few other things, so stay tuned.

 For now, I will leave you with some pictures from my session this weekend...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Weekend happenings a day late

Sorry, to have sucked at blogging the past two weeks, I have just been extremely busy.  If you email me, I WILL get back to you, it just may be a couple of days.  Sorry, but sometimes real life prevails over blogging.


Is Tuesday too late for weekend happenings?  My blog, my rules?  K.

This weekend is my towns big festival...I know we all have them some are weird names.  Ours is the Spoon Bread Festival...and yes, you can get all the Spoon Bread your heart desires there. On Friday we always have Balloon Glow to kick of the festivities.   Here is one from that to give you an idea of what it is like.  Pictures could never really do it justice as there are even more balloons scattered out through a lawn area, but you get the idea. 

Then, on Saturday I was supposed to do two sessions of pictures, but it was pouring the rain, so I did one (the couples session).  Here are few of them.  As you can tell I am trying to play with levels, exposure, saturation, is all so much to learn and getting everything juuuusssstttt right can be hard at times.  I look at these and already see things I want to change before the final edits are done and ready to give to the couple. Any advice from all of you photography people out there on editing tips, tricks, or resources?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dear Future Skinny Self

Dear Future Skinny Self,
Wow, look at you now.  Do you remember how you felt when you were typing this?  Do ya?  Aren't you glad that you stuck with it and followed through?  Yes, there were times when you didn't think you could and there were times when you thought it would just be easier to be chubby, but you stuck with it and not only can you see the light at the end of the tunnel, but you are basking in it!

Now, let's talk about some things of importance.... 
  • Now that you are skinny you might be inclined to try to wear something tight on the top and bottom, but let us remember that this is not cute.  If you do skinny jeans pair it with a nice flowey shirt.  If you do a tighter fitting shirt make sure your pants aren't painted on. 
  • You still have hips and always will, so plan your clothing accordingly.  
  • Don't think because you are skinny now that you can eat whatever you want and not doesn't work like that.  This weight loss/ control thing is always going to be in maintenance.
  • Remember what it is like to be chubby don't be that person who loses weight an turns into a douche bag...I know you won't be, but I have seen it happen many times so go ahead and check yourself right now.  You good?  Okay, moving on.  
  • Just because you are skinny now doesn't mean you are above the use of Spanx those things will make you look all smooth and shit.  
  • Don't feel bad about buying some new clothes for yourself.  Believe in yourself enough to invest in some cute clothes! 
  • Also, realize that not all fads work for your body type.  You have a pear shaped body and that just doesn't look good in everything, even if you are a skinny minnie now.
                                                               Love your fatty, fluffy, chubby totally awesome self,

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Who doesn't like jewelry?!

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Monday, September 16, 2013

We'll just call it: Photography Monday

Mondays have kinda become the day I share whatever I did with photography over the weekend and I must say, I don't mind. It is crazy to me to think it was just a month ago that I was posting about what kind of camera to buy and now I currently have a session every weekend from here through October (with exception of Fall Break, which I don't know if I am going to schedule anything or not). 

I have three sessions next weekend: a pregnancy reveal sunrise session, a family sunset session with a 3 and 5 year old, and a 2 month old. 

I am still in kinda  a haze of it all.  I don't know if this is just beginners luck, as I know soon colder whether will set in and not many people want to brave the outdoors in the cold for pictures.  Nonetheless, I am loving it right now and trying to not think too hard about the what ifs of the future, but enjoy the journey of this. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

This is how we do it...

It's that time...Friday!   
This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan on Grooveshark

This shot from my one of my photo shoots this past weekend.  I just love the simplicity and timelessness of it.

Aren't we all?! Being in KY I get, what I am convinced is, the most beautiful falls.

These images from The Glitter Guide that make me want to plan a themed like this anything! 

These Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels are Ah-mazing and would make a great addition to any kitchen counter, or football spread. Find the recipe {here}.

 This entry way. I. WANT.
Song Obsession Right Now:
Tell Mama by Civil Wars on Grooveshark
Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars on Grooveshark