Practicing Painterly

I love to take pictures and I love to edit them just as much.

Today Chris took Maeve to do errands for the afternoon. After doing laundry and washing windows for an hour I took a break to do what I actually like doing instead 😉

This is following the “Painterly” style as taught by Shannon Squires from Summerana.com

My model was not as thrilled about the arrival of this new unicorn dress as I was and this is literally the only image she let me capture.

Seeing as she lives with me and works for free, I made it work 😉

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It’s Apple Orchard Season

It was 30 degrees and every bit still summer but Maeve was a trooper and wore her “fall outfit” to the apple orchard. Not because I forced her but because it was a new outfit and that meant she just HAD to wear it.  Kids are so awesome. And I am now fully convinced also don’t feel things the same way us adults do.  Long sleeves AND a VEST in 30+ degrees with ZERO complaints? Common.

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A little Mermaid fun to end the summer

I am part of an awesome online community of photographers and artists that create incredible photographs and creative edited images. I have been so inspired by this group this year and have worked really hard to learn different editing techniques and push myself to try and do things I have never thought of doing in the past.

This week I took Maeve to the beach and got her to pose for a few pics. From that little session I was able to turn this,

BEFORE

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Into this!

AFTER

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I am kind of over Cake Smashes

Cake Smashes are INSANELY popular to document the 1 year milestone.

Don’t get me wrong, I love icing covered toes as much as the next mama, but it’s just so over done.

That is why I did a “Strawberry Smash” for this little June baby.

Happy 1st Birthday, Miss S.

xox

My photography

I have been working on building up my technical skills and editing skills since last fall.  I am so happy with what I have learned. It has brought me back up to the standard of images that are being taken by professional photographers these days.

I have gotten a few jobs here an there, portraits, product photography, newborn stuff.  It’s been so great to have a camera in my hands again.  I was able to upgrade from my Nikon D5100 to the Nikon D750 and I still can’t believe I own it. I also can’t believe how BAD my old camera had gotten! It needs servicing for sure but I’m not into spending hundreds of dollars and an essentially obsolete device right now.

I have been saving up for a new lens and tomorrow I am finally getting the Tamron 24-70 mm 🙂 I currently only have one lens. A Nikkor 35mm f1.8. It is a crop lens so it acts as a 50mm on the D750. It’s a beautiful lens and I have been so happy with it.  My next big purchase is already on my mind, the Tamron 70-200mm.  Why oh why is this stuff so expensive?!

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Here are a few of my recent shots:

 

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