Thursday, April 29, 2010

Senior 2010- Lydia

Lydia, a senior at Zachary, came and did her senior portraits with me in a location I'd been wanting to shoot at- some really colorful buildings on the side of the highway in Slaughter, LA.

Lately I've been thinking about the influence of positive thinking, which leads to positive words, which leads to positive actions- not only on ourselves, but it also rubs off onto the other people we're around. Being positive is something I strive for every day, because frankly, the opposite is no fun for anyone! It's not that bad things, worrying, bad moods, and general grouchiness never happen. But, we are able to choose who we share those with and how we let it influence our day. I challenge each of my two readers (or more, if you're out there), to not let any negative words come out of your mouth, and see how it affects your day today....


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lighting party pics

Kaylynn Clark hosted a photographers' lighting party at her upstairs studio area a while back, and these are just a few of the fun pictures we played with that day.

On a different note, I've been working on senior portraits, finalizing some upcoming weddings that I'm photographing, and also working on the baby room at my house. I have only 10 weeks until the baby arrives, which means approximately 16 weeks until I can ride my horse again. It may seem crazy that I'm counting down to riding my horse, but to me, it's the most torturous thing about this pregnancy- having a 3 year old horse who needs to be ridden, but I can't do it. Next time, I plan to have my horse (hopefully the same horse) well-trained so I can ride him some during pregnancy. If you want to know more about my horse or the adventures I've had with him, see my other blog, Adventures With Tex.

As far as the baby goes, I'm getting to the point where I'd like the baby to shrink or just come on out. It's making me groan at random times in public, when it sticks an elbow or knee or foot into my belly with a nice jab. Plus, my husband's shirts are getting tighter.

At least I'm allowed to take and edit pictures while I'm pregnant!!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jessie [super] Sweet

These are a small sample of Jessie's senior pictures, taken all over Central, LA. Jessie, I must thank you being willing to do anything, for being so gorgeous, and for choosing me to do your senior pictures.

I think I fell in love with this old Ford truck during the photo shoot. My first vehicle was a 1972 Chevrolet, faded gold, stick-shift, long wheel base, 3/4 ton truck that sounded like a school bus when it ran. My dad and I worked a little bit on it and got it running. Then I blew up the motor. Oops. After the new motor, I continued to drive it during high school, with all of its 11 miles per gallon. The inside of my truck always smelled like old gas, which is why I think I love this Ford so much- the inside smelled just like that.

Thanks, Kylie, for being such a great wardrobe helper/light holder/entertainer!
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