Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Gill Ohana

Aren't they beautiful?  This gorgeous mom and I met back in Tucson in our old waitressing and bartending days.  Now... look at my girl!  I am so happy for the wonderful life she has found and  am so happy to still be part of it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Girls like playing in dirt too!

I am dying here!

Playing in Lightroom

The nature of having young children makes the endless play and discovery of new toys for us parents difficult if not impossible.  I dl the trial of Lightroom and have been quite impressed so far with it's intuitive nature.  I love Adobe products, but have been giving Aperture my faith lately for non Photoshop editing and file management because it can support multiple libraries.  I overall have not been very impressed. 

Being an Adobe girl, all the keyboard shortcuts that now are second nature to me, do not apply in Aperture, and this just slows my workflow more than it's worth.  I've spent a few hours in Lightroom and so far just love it.  Here are a handful of photos that have not been edited but have been "developed" with an Light Antique process.  I am loving it! 

Friday, August 22, 2008

Growing curls...

These curls just keep coming... I can barely stand it!  BTW- they are mirror image twins rather than identical, so just by looking at the direction of their cowlick, I can tell who is who!

Being a grrrl

At age four, there is really nothing more important than pink, sparkles and princesses.  Her she is, doing what she loves and allowing me to do what I love.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The kiddos

So... as a mother, I obviously shoot my kids more than any other subject.  One may think that this means I have an endless supply of "perfect" shots of them, but this is totally not the case!    They are easily irritated with me and the camera, especially my 4 year old.  Most photos I have of her are priceless of her eyes rolled in the back of her head, her lower lip (or tongue) sticking out etc etc....  

But every now and then.. I get what I envisioned the shot to look like.  Not to say that I don't cherish every mood I can capture, but after hundreds of photos where you'd think my kids are the most unhappy and/or un-photogenic bunch, and would imagine that I was most definitely torturing these girl's most treasured toys above my head as they scream at the camer... getting a handful of good ones are priceless.

I just love these girls... I could eat them up.... so delish!

PS The last 2 are not the same baby... I got TWO of them!