Sunday, May 27, 2012

Family Photos

Yesterday was family photo shoot day. It was the first Saturday in a long time that we were all going to be home at the same time. My husband and I set up the backdrop and all my lights. All the girls in the house were primping and curling so we could be in a million fabulous photos together.

Well, in the true form of how my family rolls, it wasn't long before things began to fall apart. My oldest daughter didn't show up and when I texted her she told me she was working later then what she originally said. Now she wasn't going to be there. So the family picture was out of the plan. 

Why waste the set up? I started shooting anyway and everything was going fine until a couple of my lights started to fail. Then no matter what I did I couldn't get the lights to pop. I tried using a sync cord and it failed too.

The shoot just spiraled down hill from there. It's so odd to me how so many things can go right and in the next shoot everything can go wrong. This is where I believe, my background in law enforcement and maybe just having three daughters pays off. I just don't stress about it. I noticed the nice light coming in the dinning room window and if I opened the blinds it was even better. I changed up the settings on my camera and turned off all the lights. Low and behold we redeemed the photo shoot.

Here are a few images from yesterdays shoot. Close to what I wanted but we'll be revisiting this soon so I can get all of us in the pictures.

 Too cool for this photo shoot.

 Love this!



 I love this image of Emma. It's
just so her. I love that I'll have this
 when she's a grown woman. 

How could I B&W an image that has a red 
balloon in it?

 We moved outside as the shoot
became too boring for everyone.

Thanks for coming by, hopefully we'll have some new family photos full of more people in the near future. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mt. Vernon

So I recently went to Photoshop World in Washington DC. My girlfriend, Kim and I went together and as usual, we had a fabulous time together. 
So, here is a quickie post of our first day there. We had one day to spend sight-seeing and we chose to spend it at Mt. Vernon. This is George Washington's homestead. His family built the home and lived in it for years. It was the place he lived and died and his body is still there.

Enjoy the tour, through my eyes. I've had amazing memories of this place, and was thrilled to be back even for just a day!

 Cherry blossoms!

 Kim, doing her thing!

Pictures of the family! I just captured them the way I would on 
a family shoot. lol

 An amazing stained glass window in the information center.

 The house! 
And us!
 The kitchen. Now I've been here in the summer and it makes
perfect sense to me to have the kitchen out of the house, especially
before the days of air conditioning.

 The trees and shrubs, and flowers here were 
ridiculous and gorgeous!

 Waiting to go in the house. No Pictures allowed! 


The smoke house! Yummm! Awesome smell!

I love all the tress, fences, gates, walkways, and all the other fabulous
details here that remind me of how long it's been here.

 Overlooking the Potomac River.

Sheeps, and more sheeps!

 It's not easy to take a picture of a moving ant.

 A clulck cluck.

So in love with the grounds, and all the gardens!

 Caught Kimmie sneaking the shot!

 Even the moss and fungus were beautiful.

 How amazing is the texture of this tree!

The docks at the Potomac.

 At the Potomac

I was loving all the old

 It was a wonderful day and three hours just flew by as we got lost in the history and beauty of this marvelous place! I hope you enjoyed the photos!