Tuesday, August 9, 2011

tuesday challenging...

my husband is quite the trooper. sometimes the kiddos aren't good subjects because they move a lot. so lately, the hubs has been my test model. and he's doing such a great job.

but shh don't tell anyone. he really LOVES getting photos of himself done, he just HATES posing for them. he used to always ask me to take and edit pictures for his facebook. lol so whenever we take any he's always hounding me to get them up for him.

before SOOC:

1. Because I can't figure out how to install/run Noiseware, I just reduce the noise using Filter > Noise > Reduce Noise.
2. Sharpen the photo a bit using Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask.
3. Ran Pure Photoshop Action's Summer Haze and Warm and Soft Baby actions.
4. Brightened his eyes a bit with the Pioneer Woman''s Bring Out The Eyes (dialed the opacity down to 65%...might even dial it down a bit lower to prevent that "300" affect. lol)
5. Used the Pioneer Woman's Quick Edge Burn action (opacity at 46%) for a slight vignette.

I've never used several actions at once before...I'm kinda liking the effect it has. I might just put that in my post-processing arsenal. :D

linking up with touch-up tuesday 

what do you think?

and i'll close out this post with a cute pic of austin i took tonight during bathtime. lol he was really intense about throwing this toy turtle.

linking up with sweet shot tuesday

Friday, August 5, 2011

50mm Friday | Fort Lewis Sibling Photography

quite easily the funniest picture i've taken to date! lol

linking up with Hallie Westcott for 50mm Friday.

and tips? i'm having trouble with getting crisp shots lately. is it my settings?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Random {Sumner Lifestyle Photographer}

I had a scheduled shoot today, but the client didn't show! *shrugs* Oh well. Instead, I walked around and took some great shots of the Puyallup River near Sumner, WA. It was so beautiful out today!!

My Little Bean.

My Bella-bean turned three months not too long ago! I just love this shot of her! 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Anthony and Jina: ENGAGED! {Seattle Engagement Photographer}

Seattle couldn't have been more perfect for this shoot! Two of my best friends from high school finally got engaged and headed over to Seattle for this engagement shoot with me! We went to Gas Works Park and Discovery Park and I had an absolute blast with these two. It was nice to catch up on what has been happening in our lives, but more so it was so much fun getting this exciting time in their lives on film. 

Jina confided that a lot of her friends are all engaged right now and she wanted something different. I think the different locations and just their overall chemistry made for some great photos! I'm super excited for their wedding in 2013! They have lots of time to prepare!!!

-taken July 10, 2011.

Bella's Mini-Newborn Shoot {Tacoma/Fort Lewis Newborn Photographer}

My daughter spent her first two weeks of life in the NICU due to prematurity and other liver complications, so we weren't able to do a legitimate newborn shoot for her. Instead, we chose to do some freelensing with her and her dad. It was a lot of fun trying to be creative indoors and at eleven o'clock at night! . I love freelensing. I hope you enjoy!

-taken May 11, 2011.

Kirisha and Nephew- Family {Fort Lewis Family Photographer}

For spring break this year, my sister, husband, Austin, and I all met up at my dad's house in San Diego for a week long visit in sunny so-cal. Just before my sister left to board her plane, we went around the property and took some pictures of her and her favorite {and only} nephew! It was windy, but perfect conditions otherwise for a shoot. These two are so fun together! 

-taken March 19, 2011.