Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Week 13- Dramatic B&W

I ran out of time to take a more current photo. But this one was taken back in January of my niece for her 3rd Birthday. I love the photo... I love it in black and white, the girl's eyes... I just think it is a great photo all around. McKynlee (the birthday girl in the middle) has this face of... "Are we done yet so I can finish my cake!" LOL!

To see more great photos go to http://www.iheartfaces.com/ and join in on the fun!

Monday, March 29, 2010

McKee Family Photos - Part 1

I enjoyed working with you taking photos of you and your beautiful daughter. I will have another sneak peak available tomorrow!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

WCE Fundraising Night at the Nampa Civic Center

These girls were amazing, talented and gifted and their coaches dedication at Western Cheerleading Elite really shows! It was a great night and a great cause!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesday

This will be fun! I LOVE http://www.iheartfaces/ for it's unique themes but this will be fun to cause sometimes you take a great photo that you love but can't enter... and then lose it away in the archives! So here we go my shot of the week!

I love her eyes, her conentration... and I wonder what she was thinking when she big down! LOL! The joke is we can't afford fruit so we keep fake fruit around the house for the kids to eat! Maybe that is the reason my father in law insists on bringing apples for the kids once a week! I thought maybe it was excuse to see us...!

So head on over and see more "sweet shots!"
Sweet Shot Day

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tilt Shift Photography

Quick Tutorial on Tilt Shift Photography... I realized in the end that I probably didn't choose the best photo to do this with, but I didn't want to start over so your stuck with this one!! :D

This is totally fun! It makes things look miniature. I just learned myself how to do this and when I saw how easy it was I wanted to share! All of these were taken in Puerto Vallarta Mexico a few years ago on vacation. I included two others I did the same thing too.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Week 11 - “Bundled Up” Photo Challenge

This week's theme at http://www.iheartfaces.com/ is "All Bundled Up".

This photo means the world to me because it was taken this year of my son Jacob who just this year learned to ski. He is fortunate enough to have an uncle who was able to teach him. My son is so good in fact that just last night during family dinner his Uncle Jack asked us to put a budget together so that next year we could get him on a ski team. Jack says that he is so amazing that he thinks he could go to the Olympics if given the opportunity....

Now the other story to this is Jack has been letting him watch extreme skiing videos on youtube.... YIKES! My son is fascinated... while mom is.... well... scared to death! My son wants to jump out of a helicopter onto a mountain that is seriously a cliff and ski down it....

But back to reality here... my son is so good that he is going down "Black Diamond Hills" which here at Bogus Basin are the most advanced and difficult hills. He ski's backwards down the hills, he started recently going off some of the jumps. I guess Jack took him to the area where snowboarders do all their cool tricks, and Jake watched a few times, got up and did the things they were doing....

To say he is amazing is no exaggeration. Considering he has had no formal training and just learned this year to ski plus he is only 6 years old is absolutely amazing. He loves it.... it makes him happy and I couldn't be more proud of my little man. So maybe this isn't a winning photo... but he is a winner to me! He truly is a gifted boy and I am so proud to call him my son! I love you Jakey!

Dear Lord
Please take this idea of extreme skiing out of my son's head... and keep him safe.... his mommy wants grandchildren some day.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Fix-It Friday #47 - Hands-On Photo Editing Fun!

Fix it Friday at http://www.iheartfaces.com/. This is short and sweet and a super quick edit. Got my hands full with a bunch of other kids today! :D

Here is the Before

Here is the After... It is my version of a Fisher Price Advertisement! :D

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How To Get Larger Pictures On Your Blog

Before you read... remember I am self-taught... I am sure there are other ways to do this that may be easier to do... but this is how I redesigned my blog. Since I am a VISUAL learner and I love pictures (obviously) :D here is a step by step to a new blog with larger photos.

Oh and one more thing... keep in mind this will not fix your past posts. This will only make your photos larger on your future posts... Just letting you know so you don't think it is not working!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Week 10 - “Jump For Joy!” Photo Challenge

Just when you think winter is ending... and spring is around the corner... I have to remind you of this! LOL Yes oh yes... the dreaded snow picture.... So whether you like it or not... here it is! Here we are jumping for joy over http://www.iheartfaces.com/. Okay so weren't really but let's pretend because I honestly love that site! I haven't found a more fun blog then them... (as far as photography goes anyways!) So "jump" on over to their site and see other great entries! I am going to do that myself!

Jen and Carson Sneak Peek!

Oh I am itching for Spring! We are just around the corner and it was a beautiful weekend in Boise Idaho. This is one of my favorite locations to take photos. We are lucky to be able to enjoy this beautiful park here along the Boise river.

This is the second time I have had the opportunity to photograph this little man and his beautiful mommy. They are so fun to work with! These are some of my favorite pictures from the day.

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