Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Art Of Photography

I am amazed everyday that goes by at what my camera can capture. I really feel that what I do best is Portrait and Wedding Photography and that is what I have focused my business on. However, Every so often when I am not really working but just out with the family and my camera of course (Never leave home without it ;)  I capture natural beauty that is God's Creation..

Who knew that a simple Log on the edge of a lake could look like THIS. It's in those moments that I appreciate looking at things differently.  I am not a Fine Art Photographer, I can only someday aspire to be one, but I do Consider my Photography a form of ART.

A photograph is life distilled and preserved for eternity. An expressive face, a fleeting moment in nature, an abstract shape ~ these are the fundamentals of photography. A photograph conveys, in a way no words can, a sense of the mystery and beauty of life, nature, and the achievements of mankind. 

I will continue to grow my business in Portrait and Wedding Photography, but if I come across that fleeting moment in nature I will enjoy capturing that too =)

May The Lord Bless Your Day!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Perfect Pumpkin....

I Love Autumn It's my favorite time a year.  We don't celebrate halloween but we do celebrate the Harvest.  I Love My Children they are my life.  I love taking them out to pick out a nice pumpkin or two even if I have to explain all the way home why they can't carve them into Jack -O- Lantern's.......
Everyone has their beliefs but it's my responsibility as a parent to teach them mine.

This was a very nice sunny day that we enjoyed as a family....

I Love The Orange and Blue hues......

Happy Saturday!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tougas Farm....

Finally a free SATURDAY and all of us at the same time....Woo Hooo!!!!  
The plan was to take a break away from the edits and all the hard work I have endured in the last couple of months....but well I just can't take a break from Photography it's my passion and my Life.  So we went apple picking :)  and I created more memories to edit.  I think I should own a nice little point and shoot for my days off, because who wouldn't want memories like these =)

We had a really Good time, ate lots of apples, enjoyed the sunshine and the fresh air =)

Happy Monday!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

He asked what we've been up to..........

My Brother called, he always does as most siblings do....when he called he mentioned that his daughter and I were spending a lot of time together lately. After he asked what we have been up to.....that's when I realized it....

He was right...I don't know when it happened really, that we started spending more and more time together, we just did. I mean she's really fun to have around, you might remember her from my previous post MEET ERIKA.  I mean we have sooo much in common...that her mom has actually told her she's my daughter not hers (kidding of course).

So I was thinking, we ARE doing lots of things lately......Like searching for jobs, studying the driving manual (she's almost ready for her permit), watching Grey's Anatomy, making and eating pies & cakes, she's learning Photoshop in school, and learning to play with my camera at home, she's babysitting my kids when I have to work and we take time to facebook in between it all!!! Best of all she likes listening about Photography and giving her opinion on my work. 

So this week she came home needing a picture for her school Photoshop Project...we went outside to take just one picture....

Let's just say...I can't just take one... So here are a few from our mini ~ Session

I think she is strikingly beautiful.....but I might be a little biased.  ;) 

I wanted to make this last image very Edgy So I added a lot of grain. I think she's gonna Love it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Baby Boom......

Is it me or are there A Lot of babies being born lately??? It might just be me but I've had a few expectant mom's come before my camera this year.  I have been debating about when to open a Maternity Portfolio on my website, but after this shoot I am convinced, I'm ready.

I must say that I LOVE this type of Photography Session. As I may have mentioned in a previous post I loved being with child all three times ;)  Having a baby is one of the most wonderful experiences in this world and certainly worthy of  documenting.  I take great pride in capturing these images to be cherished not just by the couple but by the unborn child still in the womb.  One day their child will be showing these images to their own children. 
I had the opportunity to have these first time parents-to-be in front of my camera to document some of those precious quiet moments that will soon be just a memory.....

Congrats to the Mom and Dad to be. I look forward to meeting the baby real soon :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010


It was one of those opportunities that don't just happen by accident.  Lou Goodman e-mailed ME!  He wasn't looking for a Photographer, but I jumped at the opportunity and let him know what I had to offer.  He liked my attitude and agreed to meet with me.  Boy was I excited to rub shoulders with such a seasoned Photographer :)  I heard from him that same week and let me know I could shoot with him at his next event, and it was being held at the CHARTER OAKS Country Club.

It was quite an experience.  I was SUPER excited to see the wedding colors, everyone knows I love the color VIOLET it is my name after all ;)

They say that every instructor has a different Style. That is why I audited my wedding class in school several times with different wedding Photographers. I knew then I wanted to concentrate on wedding and Portrait Photography. I am in the process of developing my very own style and the way that I am doing this is by working with and learning from the Best Wedding Photographers out there.  To name a few, Felix Rust, Jenn Hudson, Lara Woolfson, Louise Michaud, and now I can say I shot a wedding with Lou Goodman ;)  Thanks to all of them.

Here are some of the images from the Wedding and keep in mind that identities can not be revealed yet, that'll have to be a whole other blog post ;)

Congratulations to the happy couple.  I wish You a Long and Happy Marriage :)