Monday, November 23, 2009

J.A.G. - Final Batch - Sugar Factory Photo Shoot

Well, after lots of hard work trying to decide which pictures to professionally edit, here are a few more. There were so many cute, fun and nice pictures, it was hard to choose. I won't give much commentary, so here they are:

I will say that I wanted to experiment with this picture and make it look old fashioned. I took some pictures of cracked concrete and superimposed it over this picture and did some other editing techniques. The "Before" is below:





And last but not least...
This handsome guy!

Check out the rest of the batch here:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

J.A.G. - Next Batch - Sugar Factory Family Photo Shoot

Here is the second batch of the J.A.G. family photo shoot from yesterday at the Sugar Factory.

I decided to start this entry off with a cute picture of this fun loving couple. Can't you tell they are in love. I wanted to see what it would look like in several differnt formats (Sepia, Colorized, Lomo, etc.). They all look pretty good. Which one do you like? Let me know by leaving a comment.

Can you say "Fly like an eagle". I couldn't believe what a perfect shot this turned out to be. His arms are stretched out just like he is in mid flight! So much fun.

This family is going to move out of the country soon, so they wanted to make some fun memories with Grandma and Grandpa. Can you see the love in their eyes? Can you see that they will miss this cute family?

What a fun memory! Three Generations!

I uploaded another 18 pictures to my flickr account. Check it out here:

Still more to come....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

J.A.G. Photo Shoot - Sugar Factory - Teaser

Today I took met the J.A.G. family at the Sugar Factory. This is such a fun place to do a photo shoot, AND this family is such a fun family to take pictures of. They love to play with their cute little kids. This is the second photo shoot I have done with this family.


You may remember this little angel from their last photo shoot. She is so easy to photograph. All of the pictures turn out great.

This little guy is an entertainer. He and his daddy went to watch a fight last night and today he wants to practice his swing. This series made a fun story board.

More to come at a later time...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Baby D - Photo Shoot - Babies, Newborn

I haven't done a photo shoot with a newborn in quite a while. This one was a handsome little dude that was perfectly mannered. He was an angel.

Don't you just love how peaceful he looks?

As I was trying to get him to smile, his mom said he hasn't really ever smiled before. WOW! This might be proof of his very first smile! I love the gleam in his eyes.

I love it when I can capture those special, unexpected moments. I also decided to make this one look like the "Seventies" with the color and the rounded edges.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Knit Hat Models - Etsy

This afternoon I did a photo shoot for a friend who is selling knit hats. These hats are so cute. I will be adding some of them to my bag of props to use in the future.





Make sure you check out my Flickr account for more photographs of these darling knit hats. Each hat is carefully hand made and includes a knit flower or other accessory.

When I find out the places she is selling them I will let you know. For now, if you are interested, just leave your e-mail in a comment on this blog and I will forward them on to her.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Photoshop Tutorial - Textures

Well, I decided to apply some texture to one of my earlier photographs. This is a beautiful flower I found growing in my neighbor's front yard.


It really is amazing with it's own beauty and color. I also love the bokeh in the background (especially the red bokeh).

After applying some textures and changing the hue/saturation and burning the edges a bit by hand, this is what I got...

Flower Texture

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.