Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pictures at the park

Teenagers are funny. One day they don't want you to take their picture, and the next they are standing in the bathroom mirror taking a picture of themself on their cell phone. My teenager has finally gotten to the point that she actually enjoys having her picture taken. This is of her boyfriend and herself at the park the other day.

This child has always loved the camera. The camera loves her as well. She always seems to know how to pose and to give me great shots.

This child was crying in this picture. Her sad eyes say it all. She is very sensitive in her pre-teen years.

And my little poser once again.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Boys. That is a small word for something larger than life. At least my boy is. What a character! He often throws fits and carries on. When he does this, I ask him, "Are you a Sweetie? Or are you a turd?" He always responds with, "I am a sweetie." Then I say, "If you are a sweetie, you need to act like a sweetie. How does a sweetie act?" He calms down most times as soon as I make that statement and things are fine. If I tell him he is acting like a turd, he gets all mad at me and screams and screams. Gotta love a little man! So funny!

The kids had a lot of fun burying each other in the sand, at the park, yesterday.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tonight at the park

So, I wanted to try out a new lens this weekend. I have been wanting to rent it for some time. Well, I took the plunge, and rented it from a local photography store. Well, we headed out around 5:00 p.m. We stopped at one location that I have used before, and liked. Last time I went there, I ran into the owner of the property, and got permission to take pictures on his land. Well, this time, I nearly got run off, by none other but his brother, or so I believe that is who it was. Anyway, then B decided to fuss, and we promptly left that location. We headed up the road to an old barn that I have seen from the road side many times. I always ask before just taking pics, if I am going to be on somebody's property, I mosied on up to the door. I knock. A man of maybe 50 years or so answers. I tell him what I want and why I am knocking on his door. At first, I thought the guy was putting me on. He stated that there were land mines on his property, and he wouldn't think twice to shooting someone for placing one foot around his barn, truck, or any other thing that he owned. I smiled, and joked back, as I thought he was pulling my leg, so to speak. The more I joked, the more this man looked serious. I told him it was unfortunate that he has had to deal with people trespassing without asking, and that he had been unfortunate to have his possessions stolen. I thanked him for his time, and shook his hand. I wished him well, and told him to have a good day. I think he was taken aback a bit, when I shook his hand and told him thank you. He acted as if nobody had ever thanked him for his time. So, up the street again we went. All in the name of photography. I get to a park that I have eyeballed many times before. Though it is over crowded with people, I was hopeful. The spot that I wanted was taken, we ventured deeper into the park. We had already been chased away from two properties, and I was not about to give up now. So we settled into taking photos. This is a sample of what we were able to achieve, in spite of the efforts of others to discourage us. We had a great time, and even rescued a duck.

I almost forgot. Now, after using this lens tonight, I think that I am going to have to have it some day. It is so much fun, and I love it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The cutest pets on earth

When God created the animals of the earth, he must have had me in mind. He created the cutest animals ever, and they are right in my backyard. Lionhead bunnies just have me tied around their little back feet. Some people think they are lucky by carrying around a rabbit's foot, I am even more lucky to have several bunnies, and they didn't have to die to make me feel lucky!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Summer is always fun. I love it when I can get out and just shoot some pics for fun. We enjoyed today, and I took lots of pictures. It was the first real warm day this year. I believe summer has finally arrived.

He really isn't this innocent. He has his moments, let me tell you.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wedding photography

So, I have found a new fav from my wedding shoot last weekend.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brooklyn and Ben

So, I was happily surprised when I got a text on Friday night. The text was asking if I was available to shoot a wedding on Saturaday. It was short notice, and I was not able to be available for the whole day, but I was able to fill in for a couple of hours. Congrats to my dear friends. What a beautiful couple! I am so happy that I was able to be there.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My little Military Bratt

Big shoes to fill.

My baby bunnies are growing

I just love babies. Baby bunnies, baby puppies, baby kittens, baby birds, you name it, I love it. Babies are just sooooo lovable. These babies are already a month old. I can't believe it. They are growing up so fast. Just one left for sale. Reserve yours now, before they are gone.