Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Beauty of God's Creation!!!!

Here are some pictures that I took last summer at a really lovely place called Cantigny. It is beautiful and I just went crazy, as you can see, and took lots of pictures. Besides portraiture, nature photography is probably my next favorite. God's creation is marvelous, and I can't help but photograph it. Sometimes it's easy to forget how significant God's creation really is, but when you take a moment to slow down from the business of life, relax, and look around you, there is so much that declares the beauty and creativity of the Lord. Our God is so incredible that I can't even begin to explain!!!

Hehehe, sorry for so many waterfall pics. I tried to pick my favorite, but in the end decided to put them all up. :) Waterfalls are so amazingly beautiful. They remind me of God's unending, abundant, and overflowing love for us.

For any of you who do not know this, I absolutely love pathway pictures!!!!!!!

Though this picture below is not quite in focus where I had intended it to be, I love how this turned out.

The other day I was browsing on a few photography blogs, when I came across a picture similar to this one. I loved it so of course I wanted to try and imitate the idea. I was going to use my Bible, but it's too small for what I wanted the picture to look like, so I used my mom's Bible. I LOVE this picture!!!

"My country tis' of thee, sweet land of libert, of thee I sing...."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Phil is coming home today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are just about to go pick up Phil from the airport!!! I am reeeeaallly happy to have him home!! We've all missed him so much and are very excited to hear how his time went. When he was there we had no way of contacting him, so we were praying for them constantly!!

I am very glad to have my silly brother home! :D
Here's a picture of him at one of his promotional tests last year!! He is almost a black belt. :D'd betta WATCH OUT!!!! :P

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dave's Senior Pictures

Here are some of the best ones from Dave's senior shoot. We had an awesome time and I loved how the pictures turned out!! I think they really enjoyed them as well. An important thing about portraiture is to make sure and capture the person's personality in their pictures. Not to brag or anything, but I think I did a pretty good job of capturing his personality through these images. It does help when you know your subject though. ;-)
Anyways, Dave is my brother Phil's best friend, and is the rhythm guitarist for his band. Our two families have known each other since our parents were in college so our families are pretty close, especially Phil and Dave. It was a privilege to take these and I hope y'all enjoy looking at them. :D

This one below is the one that they ordered. This one is another one of my favorites.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Logo for My Photography Business!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's my official logo!!! It was my first attempt and I really like it!
Please feel free to comment because I loooooove getting feedback!!! (even bad feedback :p)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sneak Peek {Dave's Senior Pictures}

Here is a sneak peek of a senior photo shoot I did with my awesome friend Dave. I had posted some of these pictures before, but I realized that I probably should ask him before I just put up a bunch of pictures of him that he had no idea about. :) So in a few days I'll post some more, but here are two of my favorites.

Yep, he's pretty awesome, and he plays the guitar too!! ;)

New Camera!!!!!

Soooooo....I just ordered a Nikon D90 today!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo excited and very happy!!!! When it comes, I'll be sure to take a picture of it, so you know what it looks like, ok! ;-) Right now I have a Nikon D60 and a D40. I'm probably going to sell the D40 to my brothers because it's a little damaged. It works great, but there is a little scratch inside the camera so when I take a picture a little speck shows up on each picture. It's easy to remove on photoshop, but it wouldn't sell very well to anyone else because of it, and I know my brothers will enjoy it. :) Well, that's all so hope ya'll have a wonderful weekend!!!

.....and since a blog post is more exciting with pictures, here are some random black and white photos that I've taken within the past few months. Enjoy!!! :-)

I really like this picture!! I love the reflection, I mean c'mon, I'm in the picture!! ;) Just jokin'.

My pointe shoes. They've taken quite a beating!! ;)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A couple of weeks ago on our way to church, we passed by a refinery type place. As we went by, my little sister Cassia saw the billows of smoke and steam that was coming out ot the tall smoke stacks and exclaimed, "Oh! So that's how they make clouds!!". :D
I thought that was pretty funny!! We quickly explained to her how clouds are really made, so no worries. :p

I took these two pictures of Cassia last summer.

The younger boys have been working on some puzzles lately. This one is a Thomas Kinkade one that is 1,000 pieces. It is really pretty!

On Sunday, I attempted to make some chocolate cookies. I had never made them before, but they ended up turning out pretty well. All the cookies I made that night were gone before the night was over. :)

Leftover Candy Canes from Christmas that have been slowly and mysteriously disappearing. Hmmmm.....:P

Little dancin' girly

C'mon, just ONE more smile...please?????

Say CHEESE!!!! ;) I did not tell her to smile!! I just was trying out different things with my speed flash so I plopped her in a chair and told her just to look at the camera. She didn't even need to smile for goodness sake!! ;) Just kidding, I LOVE this smile!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pray for Phil

My brother Phil, along with his friend Jack, left for Africa this morning so please pray that they will get there safely. They are going to Zimbabwe to help build an orphanage, and will be there for 2 weeks. I am very excited for him and I hope that he can be a blessing while he is there.