This little girl just melted my heart. She's so darling in her little outfit from Little Lorraine Co! You must check this site out. I had to move fast, as she wasn't too thrilled to stand alone for a quick shot. I improvised and had her stand in front of her mama, holding her hand tenderly. It helped calm her little heart, and I took a few shots as fast as I could, which is how you work with very little ones. I just love this:)
Let's take a moment and enjoy some beautiful morning sun spilling into our hearts. The joys of a girl in her pajamas waking up to play with the flowers. Another test shot from my new Fujifilm TX20 camera. Have a beautiful week!
Hello, friends! My curiosity over mirrorless cameras was peaked recently, and I began researching like a mad woman, gaining lots of insight on this 'mirrorless revolution'. So many pros about these cameras being lighter in size and weight than DSLRS, yet delivering just as beautiful images, to which made me think 'Oh, really?'. Well, I was blessed to sell some old camera gear, and purchase a Fujifilm xT20 with a 35mm 1.4 lens, equivalent to the great 50mm lens on Canon. Now, the learning exploration truly begins.
I have no intention of leaving behind my Canon DSLR and lenses, but I'm intrigued to dabble with this new little friend, and see what it can deliver. I have questions; how is the bokeh on the Fuji lenses? Do they match up to the wonder of 85 1.2 lens, and other portrait lenses? How are the colors coming out of the pictures? Is it really worth it to leave DSLRs and go with mirrorless? Only time playing with this camera will tell, but it's fun to have something light and small to travel with and document more of every day life.
I had my first photo session with the Fuji camera with my daughter in the early hours of the morning, the best weather in hot Las Vegas summers. I'm exploring different ways to edit color, trying to find what makes my heart sing. I used a VSCO filter here, and I love the softness of this image. Soft focus, soft colors, everything.
Looking at the final result, this pictures speaks to me. First off, I love that my girl adores flowers and being tender with nature. When I look at this, I am reminded how important it is to slow down and notice the world around me. Take time to see and touch flowers, to hear a bird singing its morning praises to the rising sun, to see the light filtering through the leaves of a tree. All these things remind me how important it is to be alive, and how blessed I am to have another day here on earth. There's a wonderful song by Avi Kaplan called "Quarter Past Four" that has a beautiful line:
Thankful every day I get to rise again
When my eyes start to open as the sunlight warms my skin
That just sums up everything I feel! Just simple and beautiful. Go and explore the world in some small way today.
My beautiful friend, who is growing up into a lovely young woman. I've been so lucky to take her pictures now for some time. It's always humbling to me on each photo session, as I see the growth and think about how my own children are growing fast. Time just goes by too quickly. Hooray for pictures that can save a moment a little longer for us to treasure.
Nothing like getting a picture with your best friend out in the beautiful mountains! Mt Charleston sure is a great place to go in the fall for a photo session. These girls dressed so darling:)
Oh, it's nice to begin again with something, to start over and continue growing. I took a break from my photography business and slowed down with my sweet baby, but I'm ready to create more pictures again. It's just too much fun!Read More