Sunday, April 29, 2012

Creative Family Portraits

     Like any other art form, photographers develop their own styles. Some have the soft vintage look, others decorate their images with artistic flourishes in Photoshop, and then there's my husbands. His style emerged immediately. My guy knows what he likes and does it well. I like to describe it as classic dramatic because his images are clean with a high contrast in color, light and dark. He doesn't go too trendy which is great if you want your pictures to have a timeless look to them. He also loves to be creative and fun, especially with family portraits.
    I love how this image shows the personality of each of us. I will admit, I'm probably too relaxed in my parenting. My son is crazy and lives dangerously. Our little princess is 100% girl and can easily spend the entire day in her dress up attire. Our little dog just tags along and is a constant companion for all of us.
   I think it's great when you can capture the silliness of kids to always remember the fun of being little.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Starting Over - Again

     The last month has been CRAZY.  I made a big job change and switched to a new salon. It has been stressful trying to notify my clients, order product, try new products, make sure I have all my supplies on hand, buy supplies I'm lacking, (so far there has been more cash out than in), get a business license, and adjust to being an independent contractor. Right in the middle of all this I also got into a hit-and-run car accident. Madness! But at some point, you just shrug your shoulders and press on. I'm hoping this change will simplify my life in the long run. Since I will no longer be an employee, I can go home early on a slow day and pointless meetings will be a thing of the past.
     I may be stressed out and tired, but this brings us one step closer to achieving our long term goals of owning our own little salon/photography studio. Hooray for that!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Feather Headband Tutorial

It's been a long time since I've done anything crafty so I made a point to make SOMETHING for my daughters Easter outfit. Joann's finally has this really fun netting and I bought a couple yards just to have on hand a few months ago. Everything else was already in my craft stash so I  used whatever looked appealing to me and hot glued it all together. I hope you like it!

I hope you all have a blessed Easter!