Monday, January 28, 2013

Self Rescuing Princesses... Please Apply!

I just received this crown for some 2013 photo sessions and LOVE it!  
It's actually a pretty cream, and is so gorgeous in person, I can't wait to try it out on a little (or big) princess.Princess_Crown
I envision this gorgeous crown on so many princesses...
ones who dream of their prince charming,
and ones named Buttercup...
and even the self rescuing kind.  (Such as Elizabeth in "The Paper Bag Princess".)
What's your favorite Princess story?
~ ~ ~ And boys, don't worry...  this crown is actually white, and when reversed it would rival Max's crown from Where the Wild Things Are! ~ ~ ~ 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Creative Couture

I recently took an amazing free course through Creative Live, and LOVED it.  I was looking to bump up my game in 2013, and the intense three-day "workshop" was just what I was looking for.
The first day they had a model with a gorgeous gown, and I was shocked to learn it was made without sewing! I decided then and there I had to try this for myself.
Unfortunately my internet connection crashed during the "How to Make the Dress" portion, and so I was flying blind, so to speak.  (This colorized image reminds me of Twilight for some reason.)
Thankfully my willing model was more than happy to help me try, and we had such fun! (Isn't she gorgeous?)
Since I was already in a creative mood, we pushed the envelope and did some more creative shots as well. I love this one above, even though the light is a tad harsh. (she loved it as well)
She was channeling Grizabella from CATS for this shot. I loved the rusty old bridge and back lighting. The blurry effect was created with my Lensbaby lens and a creative aperture disk.
This image is one of my favorites. I just love how her gown turned out, and how gorgeous she looks.
As luck would have it, they did a free replay of the course on Friday and I actually managed to see the "How to Make the Dress" section I missed,
and I can now use that info for the next creative session I do.
This session was such fun, I am still smiling when I look at all of the creative images we managed to capture.
As if that wasn't enough, yesterday I was featured on another Blogger's site, Holly Clouse Photography!
Do stop by and check it out, there are likely a few familiar faces there.

Friday, January 4, 2013

A Great Start to the New Year

One of my goals for this year is to give this blog a bit more attention.
When I'm in the middle of client sessions I sometimes don't take the time to post here.
So to start 2013 off on the right foot, I'm featuring this cute little newborn.
She was SO active, and didn't really want to sleep through her session.
Her idea of fun was to be held or fed.
But when she did fall asleep she looked quite angelic.
Tiny Toes
 There's something about tiny toes that just make me smile, and I'm so glad she held them still long enough for a few captures.
I can only wonder where these feet will take her during her lifetime.
Happy Family
Welcome to the world baby O, your parents (and big sister) are truly blessed.