I seem to always take so many pictures of my muse (Dahlia) that Milana seems left out but she too seems to love being in front of a camera (how did I luck out twice???).
Monday, January 31, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
My bent is to go to the extreme. (Did I surprise anyone?) And with black and white I automatically boost the blacks, the exposure, the contrasts and shadows and highlights. See.......? That's a lot of boosting.
So, I deliberately went the other way. Not too much 'cause........somebody cue the intro to "I gotta be me"! Ahem....sorry.
But enough so I sat back and said "oh, that's just so purdy and soft" and I don't say that a lot when I look at my pictures. I usually say something like "yeah....BAM.....and Bam again!!!
One things for sure - I could never get tired of looking at "that face"!
I still pinch myself that she's mine.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Ms N. had her baby and I again had the pleasure of snatching some images of the wee one and his Mom. I'll soon be doing their "family shoot" as well with their three children.
(Tried some vintage style editing here.)
Could there be a lovelier sight?
Monday, January 17, 2011
Did I surprise anyone?
I caught her looking just a little too cute in her jammies and ran for my camera.
Well......run is not really true. More like hobbled. I tore the meniscus in my "good" knee (did the same thing to the other knee two years ago and had that operated on) just before Christmas and am now waiting for my MRI and another operation. Oh yah!!
Ahhh........but looking at this face is medicine to my soul!
That's my little corner of the world.
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Sunday, January 16, 2011
(kiddos in a real police car)
(where to Sis?)
I need to remember to just grab the moments and not worry about the perfect shot.
This is the stuff life is made of!
Have a wonderful week.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Well.....maybe some of that and maybe a lot more stuff that we don't always talk about.
I know I paint a picture of sublime bliss with my girlies on this blog and I also know that most readers know that we all have good days and bad one too. But sometimes my lens only tells a very small part of the story.
And for awhile I've wanted to kind of tell it like it is. For a couple of reasons - first, if you know me and us you KNOW the real us but also, I think it's important to share what we know and what we've learned so others can be more prepared and at ease with the knowledge that they're not alone.
So....here's the dirt.
See these sweet girls of mine? (I softened the edit on purpose to really bring out the sweetness.)
Since last summer in particular - we've hit some pretty rough patches in terms of their sibling relationship. (I know - you're shocked.)
Well, last summer Dahlia began expressing how this was all making her feel. And for quite awhile I let her vent and explore how she was feeling. She naturally doesn't share nor is in touch with how she's feeling so I indulged it.
We required civility and that's what we got most of the time - but civility does not warm the heart nor do anything for attachment - so I worried.
Well.....I'm happy to report that situation has done a 180 degrees. We had a really low-keyed Christmas holiday period and both girls were off school for 18 days. (I know - unbelievable.)
We made almost no plans during that time and many days just stayed in our pj's and played, lounged, watched TV and really had fun together.
When school let out just before Christmas, Dahlia checked to see when Milana's school re-opened (a week before hers) and laid out her plan. "Mom, can Milana go back early so we can have the last week together?" Well........she must have forgotten that this was what she wanted because she never mentioned it. Each day she enjoyed her little sister more and more.
....but I'm so relieved that we turned a corner and they really enjoy each others company now.
I edited these black and whites in varying degrees to kind of prove a point (I know, I'm really deep ;)
Join with Lisa for some great black and white photography.
And I know you all will excuse me 'cause I have some grinning to do as I watch and listen to the yelps of glee....ooops.....was the a good shriek or a bad one?