Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mini shoot around town...

I really love working with this kid! My daughter is such a sport when it comes to letting me experiment with different locations that I scope out around town and letting me get some homework done! 
She loves being in front of the camera...I have no idea where she gets that from (wink wink)! When it comes time to drag her out for a little mini shoot I don't even have to bribe-beg-plead for cooperation. She is all poses and grins.

Can I just say that as a mom of four when you experience cooperation at any level from any child it is truly a gift. So saying that I am thankful for it is an UNDERSTATEMENT!

Here is a little sneak peak of our mini shoot around Washougal. 
I have so many more places I want to experiment with so I hope she never gets tired of me buggin' for a shoot!

I am just scratching the surface with this photography stuff and by no means am I a pro or consider myself one (should the logo make you think I have gone mad and pronounced myself a professional). I am aspiring right now and reveling in everything I am learning.

 From classes to self teaching to getting out and messing up entire shoots this has been one of my greatest experiences. 

Have a beautiful day~

Monday, May 2, 2011

i heart faces entry.

I really love iheartfaces. (<--Click on that link to check em out!)

Every week they host a photo challenge for photogs of every level. Hobbyists, mom-parazzis, semi pros and full on pros. They provide so much inspiration, tips and helpful tutorials that I am known to lurk around iheartfaces on a daily basis! 
I decided to enter just for fun this week. The theme is "soft and sweet." I chose to revisit my Pillow Pet photo shoot for a couple reasons: I had a homework assignment for my portraiture class that required me to use natural window light as the light source and because there is only four northern exposure windows in my home (my messy office, the laundry room, the messy teenagers room and my 9 year old daughters bedroom) I really only had one choice in location that was decent for my shoot. Also, I got a new camera this weekend (the uber delicious Canon 7d) and I thought I would redo the shoot to see if I could spot a  difference in quality or otherwise PLAY WITH MY NEW TOY!

So here you have it. My "soft and sweet" entry:) The Pillow Pet as the "soft" and my sweet little Lily as the "sweet!" I hope you enjoy! If your a photography nut like me then you should head on over to iheartfaces!

Have a wonderful day!