Monday, December 22, 2008

I made it an image!

A while back David came over and took some images of Vic and I together. It was way overdue. The last professional image of Vic and I was taken when I was 3 months pregnant with Grace. Before that, I think it was our wedding day...yikes. I vow to not let it go that long again.

Thanks DB for putting up with us! (Get used to it!) ;)

taken in our backyard:

I just got this one framed up and ready to hang:

Saturday, December 20, 2008

N.Y.R | 2009

I'm a bit premature to post what my New Years Resolution is going to be, but what the heck...

Overtime I've gotten away from taking simple snapshots, forgetting the technical and just shooting. Looking back in Gracie's scrapbook one of my favorite images was taken the day after she was born. I just wanted the moment captured and did exactly that.

taken on our 2005 Sony cybershot and scanned in which probably explains the strange lines:

this is another favorite taken after a morning of minnow fishing:

Last night I snapped this moment between Gracie and Miao. It felt good to just take a picture and throw a little bit of my perfectionism out the window. Taken on my Nikon D700.

For 2009 I want to refocus on what made me fall in love in photography in the first place: capturing a moment & creating a memory. I'll always strive to become better and better as a photographer and I'm excited to see what 2009 has in store...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reindeer in Training

For those that didn't get our Christmas card this year, here is my e-card to you...

And when he had enough, he played dead.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I declare a snow day!

It's about time all that rain turned to snow!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wall Art

Before I deliver this canvas (tomorrow, J!!) I had to share a few images. This is a 20x24 with a 1.5 inch frame.

Curious what size you need for a wall space? Use masking tape or painters tape to mark the corners or border of the size you think you want. Seems like common sense, but a friend just mentioned this to me and I had one of those "ah, ha" moments! Just don't blame me if the paint comes off your walls in the process :)...I haven't tried this yet!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

little moments

Gracie has crossed into the land of imaginery lately and sometimes doesn't come out for quite some time! Tonight our loveseat was a castle, the swiffer was decorated with a Christmas bell and served as the tower, and the dog was a dinosaur protecting the land. ( I think the Backyardigans is to thank for all this). I love these little moments when I can sit back and quietly watch her.

But, I couldn't take it any longer and picked up my camera (my NEW D700-more later!!).

we started with some upside down giggles...

and ended with a very bubble filled bath!

Gracie, you rock my world. love, mom.