Sunday, May 26, 2013

Prom Dress photos

We lucked out on the weather today.  It was sort of raining all week and today was iffy.  Well the weather turned out perfect for our Prom Dress photos.  I had a professional photographer come to take photos of my daughter and her friends.  I went along to watch, learn and to take some of my own photos.  I wanted some behind the scene shots and to be able to practice my own skills as I am constantly trying to better my photography skills and stay away from the auto setting.

I am so happy that I went along.  I know the photographer got some unreal shots and I can't wait to see them.  However, I am very happy at what I captured from the day as well.

I love detail shots

Those teens are never to far from their phones

Fun shots

The girls looked liked little girls tromping through the field lifting up their dresses... love the boots on on girl!

And of course some casual portraits that I captured as well.  What I am most happy about I did very little photoshopping and on most of them NONE!  Which of course means that I am starting to grasp this photography thing.  Now, that being said, I am sure once I see the professional ones, I will see where I need to improve, but for now, I love what I captured today.

Just a side note, it is a total coincidence that the girls have 'matching' dresses but it sure worked well today!

Mom's new puppy

On Tuesday when asked if she wanted a puppy, my mom said no, she didn't want another dog.  This is what arrived at her house on Tuesday - guess her 'no doesn't always mean no' - wish I would have known that when I was a kid ;)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


The photo prompt for today is wet.  Well the rain has begun again so that was an easy one to get.  Looks like we are in for a rainy week.  Good thing I got my gardening done.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gardening Day

I spent a good three hours in the flower gardens again - weeding, rearranging, planting.  I can't wait until more of the items are filled out and blooming.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Love her artwork

So proud of her, she completed two of her art pieces.  She planned, primered and painted all on her own - upcycling some thrift store plaques that I purchased for next to nothing - some artwork for her room.  

Love the silhouettes and the grass, well done Danica!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Another crafter???

Somebody else has caught the craft/upcycling bug... yay!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

First Day of Swimming

Although they weren't in for hours or anything, we can say the first swim of the year was on May 4th.

Someone else had a bit of fun too.