Monday, January 23, 2012

The Boy Who Stole My Heart

My vivacious son, with his strawberry red hair and freckled face is about to turn 9 years old. He has such a tender heart and loves discovering new things. He has taught me to be patient and humble about life and I cannot wait to see what kind of man he will grow into but for now, we will just keep collecting bugs and thinking girls are just so gross, YUCK!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo Editing with Pattern Backgrounds

 This weeks inspiration comes from

This was just absolutely amazing to find this editing feature.
I took my ordinary white sheet background
and created a vintage textured background.
You can visit Rebecca's blog above to show you how she went from plain to wow.
Here I will show a little bit different method
using Adobe Photoshop Elements.

First I searched on for texture backgrounds that I could use.
Once I found a background I liked I saved it to my computer.

 Next I opened Photoshop Elements

Go to File and open up your photo you are going to edited

Now edit your photo to your liking.
I cropped my photo and cloned out the shadow in the background and then I edited the photo with a vintage effect.

Now go back up to File and open your Background Pattern photo

Now click on your photo in project bin at the bottom of your editor

Now drag your pattern background on top of your photo

 Stretch your pattern over your entire photo

Now go to the right of your screen in the Layers column
lower the opacity of the patterned background

Now Click on the Normal where it says Pass Through in the Layers column

Next travel to your left column and click on the eraser tool
start erasing the pattern from your figure

After you are finished erasing the pattern from your figure
click on Layer at the top of the screen and 
scroll down to Merge Visible

Your Finished!
If you are happy with your result
just click and save!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Feature Seller: The Crochet Cabinet

For all things crocheted, 
you must check out this super talented and soon to be mom who owns
The Crochet Cabinet.
Savannah is expecting her first baby girl in April and is also a very patient and wonderful first grade teacher who in her spare time crochets just about anything under the sun.
I have many wonderful pieces from The Crochet Cabinet with my newest addition
the fringe yarn blanket that I just used on my first newborn shoot.

Savannah has been so gracious to donate her
crochet mermaid costume
for this weeks giveaway to all my fans and followers

This is a wonderful photo prop to have for all you photography lovers out there.

Newborn Photos: Miss K

On Saturday January 7, 2012 I did my very first newborn session. 
This was quite the experience handling another newborn that was not mine. 
The feeling of joy and happiness was so overwhelming that I got a little teary eyed during the shoot. 
I am so thankful I was given this opportunity and pray that there are many many more in my future. 
I am very pleased at how well my first shoot turned and I know it can only get better from here.

If you are a professional photographer visiting my site, I would love to hear your feedback.

The absolutely adorable fringe yarn blanket is by

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The "Marshmallow" Texture Popcorn Baby Blanket by

The Vintage headband by

Monday, January 2, 2012

Ella is about to be 6 months!

I have to be one of the luckiest people in the world to get to spend everyday with this lovely little girl. She is just so wonderful to photograph.

Ella Rose is 5 1/2 months and full of life.
She has just recently discovered just how high her voice can go and BOY! does she love that sound.
She is also at that age where her feet are constantly in her mouth.