June 27, 2012

What's Your Mantra?

Today, while watching television on the Tia and Tamara reality show (yes I'm addicted to reality shows), a lady asked Tia, "What's Your Mantra?"  I immediately Googled what the heck is a mantra???  So for those of you wondering I took care of the guess work for you.  A mantra is a group of words that create a transformation and is internal to you or your business.

So that got me thinking, what is MY mantra for my photography business?  I would have to say that it is Capturing Memories for a Lifetime.  My goal and mission in life and for my business is to try and capture life through my lens.  Memories that will be forever ingrained in a photo for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to remember.  Capturing a feeling or a story that when you look at the photo it takes you back to that memory in your lifetime.  That is my mantra (at least for now)!

Flowers make me smile and feel good.

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June 26, 2012

Oh me oh my... GG is as cute as a pie!

Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing baby GG.  She is 8 months old and was an absolute delight!  There are so many great shots that it is hard to choose my favorite, but this one is definately in the top 3 for little baby GG.

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June 23, 2012

Marina Molly

My sister-in-law has a black lab and she loves being at the marina and laying on the cool green grass.  This is one of my favorite photos of her.  She always poses so nice for the camera!

Have you taken a photo of your pet lately?

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June 18, 2012

Up, Up and Away

I have the best husband in the world! For my birthday he did something very special. He knows how passionate I am about my photography business and he wanted to make something for me related to photography. So....he went and purchased me... this beautiful basket because it reminded him of a hot air balloon, blew up balloons and bought me this backdrop to add to my studio. Now how great is that? Thank you Mike, I so love you and love how you know me so well. AND, he even had it all set up for me when I got home from work today. Of course, I had to use Mocha as my model since I don't have a baby here.
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June 17, 2012

Grandchildren are a blessing

Last night I had the pleasure of keeping my grandson, Aidan overnight.  He is a little over two years old and is just so adorable.  We played outside, he wanted to keep playing hide 'n' seek, once he hid in the shower and I told him, "I can see you" since we have shower doors and we watched LOTS of Mickey Mouse! 

It's funny as I sat and watched him how much he reminds me of his dad, Jeremy (my son).  Life has truly come full circle and I still can't believe I'm a Grandma.  I am truly blessed.

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June 13, 2012

Golden Girl

So here is the story, there is this vacant yellow house with green shutters that I drive by daily.  Each time I say to myself, "I need to get a photo in front of that house."  The other day the lighting was just right and my daughter was in the most adorable outfit for work. So....as she was walking in the door I said, "you need to be my model today."  Of course, she didn't hesitate and wanted to know when we were leaving.

I shot this with my 50mm and used the gold reflector to give me that golden and warm look that I was wanting.  I couldn't be more happy with these photos.  I was only going to post one, but I love them all so all 7 are getting posted!

I am now on the lookout for some other cool places to shoot at.  What cool places have you found during your adventures?

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June 6, 2012

Venus Transit - 2012

Hopefully you were one of the lucky ones to remember that the Venus Transit was happening last night.  This event happens in pairs that are 8 years apart; so the last one occurred in 2004.  The next one will not occur for another 105 years, so basically in most of our lifetimes we won't see it again.

I set my alarm on my phone, had my tripod set up outside and was ready for this rare event at 6:10pm EST.  These are some of my favorite shots with my 500mm lens and 300mm lens.  All I can say is AWESOME!

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