I am still loving the bright colors from this photo shoot and I am also loving the fact that I was able to get a lot of great pictures of them. They were seriously all being so good... maybe it was because I haven't done a big shoot like this with them for quite a while and so they weren't actually sick of me! :)
I keep forgetting to mention that the January kit at Studio Calico is available now! It is a great kit and I also got to play with some of the products from the add on kits - fun stuff!! You can see and purchase the kits here.
Just popping in really quick to share a couple of photos.
Here's what we are up to today:
work on some scrapbook layouts for an assignment
emily's physical therapy appointment
work on some photography stuff - edit photos and design a wedding anouncement
clean the house
... all mixed in with the regular stuff of the day - breakfast, lunch, dinner, bath, play with the boys and emily jane...
One thing that frustrates me throughout the summer is that I feel like my house is a constant mess! Even when I have it clean at night before I go to bed, it is a mess by 8:30 the next morning!! Eeek!! Does anyone have any great suggestions on keeping your house clean during the summer when all the kiddos are home from school? I try to ignore it until the end of the day and just pick up in the afternoon before dinner. Otherwise I feel like I could just follow the kids around all day picking up and telling them to pick up. But, on the other hand it drives me crazy to have a messy house all day!! Let me know if you have any good tips!! I need all the help I can get!!
I took these photos of Emily Jane when we were up in Utah back in April. I took them with my cheap little point-and-shoot that my husband got me for Christmas. On one hand, I hate using it because I have become such a perfectionist with my photos, but on the other hand I love having it because it keeps me from missing so many shots when I don't have my big camera with me. I guess it is a love/hate relationship! :) I played around with these in Photoshop - used my actions (lighten up, color pop and vintage), then I did a little more fine tune editing and added a texture. I can't wait to use these on a scrapbook page!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!
.... the winner of the give away is:
I am a scrapbooker, but through this have become very interested in improving my photography skills. I love to see your work. What I would like right now is for you to develop your actions for Elements users, as I for one would love to purchase these.
Thank you for the chance to be entered into your giveaway.
Posted by: kathy (kathyb) | June 03, 2008 at 02:45 AM
Congrats Kathy! Email me your address and I will get your package sent out next week!
Thanks to everyone for playing and for all of your feedback/comments! I am glad to know that you all do feel inspired when you come here! I am going through all of your comments and will plan some fun things to do on here in the future, including some more give aways!!
We are heading to the pool today! The boys are already in their suits and telling me that they are going to go hop in the car even though we are not going for a couple of hours! They must be excited! Tyler loves the waterslides this year and he goes down them about 100 times every time we go! He and Matthew are both a lot less afraid of the water this year - jumping in more and not being afraid to put their heads under. We start swim lessons next week and I think they will do really well this year - hoping for lots of progress. When you move here from Utah, it is hard for the kids to catch up in the swimming department since most Arizona kids basically live in the pool from the time they are born! :) We are getting there!
I will leave you with a few more photos from a session that I did a while back. This little girl is just too cute!!
Have a great Saturday!!
Oh, one more thing. When you purchase my actions, the only email that I have to send the actions to is the email that is linked to your paypal account. So, it is critical that you make sure the email on your paypal account is your current email. I am trying to email the actions to someone that purchased them on June 6th and the email keeps getting returned to me. I have no other way to contact you so hopefully you will see this and email me with a new email!! If you have purchased my actions recently and have not received them, please email me!! Thanks!!