Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mountains in Utah

I was asked to photograph this family for a cover of a magazine for a company. When they told me who it was, I said, "I would rather not." I have known Virginia Dixon for many years as a well-known photographer and nervous?, paranoid?...yes, but.... I was honored to meet this humble, happy, and grateful family. The mountains were stunning and the evening sky was cool, clear...perfect.

Photo Tip-wished I would have bent the little boys other leg. Feels a little to "leggy" in the one spot. Also, his right arm should have been pulled back, maybe in his lap. Watch the little things. Other then that, good.


This was a bridal I shot over the week-end. I was messing with the sun and really got it heavy on this one. I don't even know if I intended to use it...it was the first one, but I thought it might work with a filter on it. You can see that the original was really washed out and quite milky, but after the filter- "color toner" it worked, or at least worked better.

Photo Tip- I wished the bouquet was in her other hand, bummer. I didn't leave enough room around the photo to crop it more at an angle, but then again it was just a shot to see how strong the sun rays were. Next time.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

mom and me

Hard age....keep going and put your camera on multiple shots. (right now my mind just went blank on the correct name)... in-between the crying you will eventually get a grin. It is exhausting, but worth it. Nik Color Efex Pro- Old Color filter-opacity to 70% and erased on the skin at 10% opacity. The fonts I used were Thirsty for Souls and James Fajardo. You can find them on freefonts.com. I used to use a font and a texture brush and erase tool to get the same effect. This is much easier!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Beautiful Maddie

This beautiful child's mother is from Peru and her father's side is Hawaiian and Italian. Awesome genes! If you are photographing a child around 10 months to one year....always have another person along to help get the child's attention. Betsy brought her mother, which was very helpful. Their attention is only a split second, it seems and with the grass and rocks to grab, we were all exhausted when we were done. Happy Birthday Maddie!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Kaitlyn & Kyle

Oh, how I love "smilie eyes" and a future groom that is crazy about his future bride. She had some great places to photograph around her home which resulted in some fun shots. These filters are from Nik Color Efex Pro. The following were just a few of my favorites.