I will be doing outdoor sessions for Spring/Easter portraits. These are mini sessions, so they might be a little different than others if you have had a session with me before. Here are the details:
Where: All Saints Episcopal has graciously agreed to allow us use of their grounds for the portrait sessions. It is located at the corner of White Station and Quince. Parking is on White Station side.
When: Sessions will be scheduled for 20 minute slots at the following days and times:
Friday, March 16th 9am-noon
Saturday, March 17th 10am-noon
(some slots are already taken, so call or email for availability.)
Who: These sessions are set up around the children, so any number of siblings participate in one time slot. Mom and Dad can jump in, but there will be an extra $20 sitting fee.
What: There are two packages to choose from.
#1 $135 You will receive a CD with 5 high-resolution, fully edited, printable digital files. (You will receive a print release, and may use these images for cards, prints, online, etc.) You will also receive 3 5x7 prints on our signature linen finish, decorated with a digital mat. (You can choose pink, cream, or green.) Any other prints or products you wish to order can be purchased at 25% off the regular list price.
#2 $85 You will have a private online gallery with 5 images fully edited. Choose up to 3 poses, and receive 3 5x7 prints on our signature linen finish, decorated with a digital mat. (Your choice of pink, cream, or green.) Any other prints or products you wish to order can be purchased at 25% off the regular list price.
Details: Here are a few of the fun ideas we have planned: Babies in a basket, Bunny Ears, Live Spring flowers, and a more traditional pose with ivy and stone.
How: Book your spot by calling or emailing Suzanne Barber
You can also contact me through my Facebook page.
Your time will be reserved when payment is received in full. (Paypal or credit cards will be
immediate-checks will be after the check clears.)
Here are a few shots from the last mini sessions (Fairy Day.)
Here is the basic edit I did for the I Heart Faces editing challenge today. It didn't seem to have any major problems, so it only took a few steps...
I also did a black and white version. Here are the easy steps (in Photoshop Elements):
I thought I would share a little vintage treatment from a recent session. I love these old frames from Rita's Coffee Shop blog. So cute! They are free for a web-sized download, so give it a try!
This is baby Judson peeking out for his first photos with me. He is just a doll!
It's definitely not my usual style of portrait editing, but it was a fun experiment!
It has been a long while since I have entered into an I Heart Faces challenge. I suppose being too busy is both a good and a bad thing. But I saw on facebook today that they were doing the Face of the Year challenge. I wanted to go back and take a look at my faces and try to pick one...that was tough! I kinda wanted a soulful, pondering look in black and white. But in the end, I chose this one instead :)
Check out more Faces over at I Heart Faces.
I tried something new last year...in fact, I tried a lot of new things. As I was reflecting over the past year and looking ahead to make my plans, I remembered the experiment I tried last New Year, and realized that it had actually worked! I read about the One Little Word project on Kim Klassen's photo/textures blog. If you are interested in learning more about the origins, I believe it came from Ali Edwards.
For those of you who weren't around here then, my word for last year was 'stretch.' Not the most glamorous choice, but very fitting for my year.
You see, I cannot make resolutions. I have a horrible fear of commitment, and a tendency toward perfectionism. I can get over-involved in elaborate plans for my year, then beat myself up mentally for failing to follow through. But I can use a word to help remind me where I want to go throughout the year. I would have liked a prettier word that would make a lovely calendar page or something, like 'believe' or 'grow'. But, I eventually came to not only accept my word, but to embrace it, and incorporate stretching into my thought-patterns.
Did all of my stretches turn into golden trophies of victory? Um-no. Some bombed pretty big. But I was still successful, because I had done what I set out to do, which was stretch beyond my comfort zone. I stepped out on a lot of limbs, and I feel really proud of that today!
Sooo, this year's word? I pondered this while in the shower (which is where I do my best thinking-possibly because it is the only time I am alone for long!) And I tried on a few words for size. Integrity. Discipline. Plan. None were quite what I was trying to reach. I need to focus in a little more, but still keep taking action. "Intentional" came pretty close. But, in the end, the word became "step."
Step means focusing on the next thing to do. Not snoozing or hiding. Not a leap, or a fling.
I have heard that God does not show us miles down the road, but only the next step we should take. I will be trusting that each step is guided, even if I can't see exactly where I am going.
Steps also seem to be orderly, which is an aspect I desperately need in my life right now. Chaos reigns often in the Barber world, and a little order would be very welcome.
Baby steps. I will put one foot in front of the other, and hopefully be able to look back on an amazing journey a year from today.
I finally used one of the many many pins i have collected :) Hooray! This tutorial gave details for how to get the glowing Christmas Tree effect. I have tried before, and not been thrilled with the results. Turns out, I was just too timid with the ISO and aperture. I have never tried to take anything on my highest ISO before--guess I just needed someone to tell me to do it. LOL
So, I thought I would link up my first Pinterest usage for posterity. (And maybe to prove to my husband that it is somehow productive to stare at virtual pins for hours.) Read the tutorial and give it a try!
I love taking pictures of tiny babies. This little guy gave us a challenge. He was a strong little baby! Had to keep mom close by, because he kept jumping LOL! Isn't he beautiful? Plus, I got to use a crate my sister brought up from Dickson. Love it! Thanks, Wen.
Mother of four. Wife to Steve. On an amazing journey through life, and taking photos along the way.