Beautiful Inside

Hey guys,
Because I am in a rush I am re-blogging this post that I just posted on Beauty In Simplicity. The post explains the ‘story’ behind the portrait.

Beauty in simplicity


“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

~1 Peter 3:3-4

I found out just yesterday that my office’s light isn’t awful, after all! I was so pleased. I had my model hold a white dry erase board so that the light from the room would reflect. All that was left was to set a custom white balance and get my exposure correct. I am pleased with the result, though it is far from perfect.

“I walk this road alone And always, I wish that you could see. That I am afraid of being who I am. I don’t want to disappoint you.

It’s clear now we can…

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30DPC| Day 17| Movement

Day 17- movement


The reason I like this photo is mostly just that the movement wasn’t frozen completely. I actually sort of like the motion blur in this photo. I think it conveys the sense of motion. Besides, most everyone knows that boys play. 🙂 I also like that my main subject is in focus (maybe not in complete focus though 😦 ).


Gallery Blog

Hey guys!

So, you know how I mentioned that this blog is running out of space? Well, my decision was made to only post my top 5-7 photos from ANY photo shoot. So what if I want to post more? Well, I just made a portfolio blog. ANOTHER blog? Yep. I already posted some new things on there so if you want to check it out you can do that here.


This is a photo I took a few weeks ago that I was going to post on a different post. But…I’m not doing that post anymore. And so I just decided to share this one, as it’s my favorite.

Happy Valentine’s Day, btw. 😉



30DPC| Day Fifteen|High Angle

In an effort to both follow advice (that I read in a photography book) and also save my blog from having to go to a paid plan (I am already 50% done with my 3GB picture space and I’ve only been doing this blog less than a year!)– I am cutting my posts shorter. This will probably just mean I will share my five favorite photos from each shoot from now on. Plus, the ‘expert’ said it was better that way… 🙄 . But because this is a challenge post…you only get one!

Day Fifteen- high angle


This is the moment where you look at the colors in the image and give me a look: “You did a LOT of editing on this photo, didn’t you?” and I get to look triumphant and say: “No, actually. My camera has settings I can use in manual mode where I can boost the colors of my photo, including color tone and saturation.” . 😉 I loved that fact as soon as I discovered it. I love the depth of field on this one. This plant is rosemary, btw. It’s already very silvery green. I took this photo whilst standing on a bucket. Well, the challenge is on! Will I remember to be regular with this challenge, or not? That remains to be seen!


Aliquotiens Adventure #2.

“Aliquotiens means ‘several times’ or ‘many times’.”

Time for another adventure! This time we will roam all over the Figura property and beyond during the golden hour. Expect to see dogs, nature, a barn, and lots of golden light + some black and white (I am a poet, and you did not know it 😛 ).

This is Mae, our beagle. While I love her to death- this picture makes me sad. She looks so much older than when we first got her. I am sad thinking that she might be gone soon 😦 . 



Sunset and Bokeh


“There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.”

~Carlos Santana

I am so very behind on posts. I have about three posts besides this waiting to go. I will catch up…sometime 😉 . Right before I was going to post I came upon this quote:

“The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.”

~Catherine Opie

So I felt wonderful about myself for posting this lovely photography cliche 🙂 . But really, sunsets (and sunrises) are so beautiful and a huge testimony to the creativity of our Creator. So I don’t feel bad posting this at all. 😛



Sorry it’s so much of the same thing. But at least it’s pretty, right ❤ ?