Monday, September 1, 2014

Song and Photograph of the Week - September 1, 2014

September already?! I am so glad I still have a WHOLE other MONTH till school starts! Starting later is more fun than getting out early, I think. Not excited fall is coming, I like summer the best. BUT for those of you that like getting fall portraits done, now is the time to start planning and booking sessions!

Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend. Ive been painting, cleaning my room, and school shopping!

Song of the week....hmmm I've been listening to American Dream a lot, but that was last weeks song of the week. Chandelier by Sia is really good. I listen to lyrics and not just badly sing them in the car. So I really like her lyrics, "I'm gonna live my life like tomorrow doesn't exist." I don't think people live like they don't have a tomorrow to do things, like say you're sorry, love on people, or tell people about Jesus. I've been reading Jefferson Bethke's book Jesus > Religion, and really like a quote from it, " if Jesus’ grace has radically collided with a heart, I believe that person will begin to align themselves with Jesus’ image, looking more like him every day." I think that pertains to living like theres no tomorrow, living as a walking image of Jesus every day, because you never know who is looking or doesn't have tomorrow to live. Just a thought!

The photograph of the week was taken on my phone, but I love what I painted (wasn't finished at this point)! 1 Corinthians 13:8

Monday, August 25, 2014

Song and Photograph of the Week - August 25, 2014

As many students are returning to school this and next week, I still have a whole other  month left before I have to go back. I am excited to still have a month left to relax a little bit, including a week long trip to BEND, OR! Which I am so excited about if you can't tell! I love it over there.

Over the past week or so, I have kind of gotten a little obsessed with listening to MKTO. American Dream, is the song of the week. It is a mix of pop-ish/rock and rap. I always love it when I find a song that has a deep meaning and relevant lyrics. These lyrics if you listen closely point out how the American Dream has changed in the last few decades.

"This ain’t the same summer song that you used to know
Cause Jack left Diane thirty years ago
The world is spinning too fast for you and me
So tell me whatever happened to the American dream?"

"Honey take my hand and follow me, cause
I don't want to hurt you and he does
I just want to give you some real advice
Never take candy from stranger
And keep your eyes open for danger
Because this right here is a twisting paradise"

"This ain’t the same summer song that you used to know
So baby, let's live and die before we're getting old
You know that nothing is the way it used to be
So tell me whatever happened to the American dream"

Divorce rates are up; people are moving too fast; people are out to hurt other people; you are successful if you have house, car, and yacht; you have a higher social statue and better life than the one do not have. The world is changing at a very fast pace, everything is getting way too complicated. We don't take enough time for ourselves, to step back and enjoy living.

So, for the Photograph of the Week, I am giving you one from 2011 when I got my first DSLR with graduation money! It still remains to be one of my favorite nature images I've taken! This was back before I edited anything, so here it is unedited :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Handmade Jewelry - Spring Term Projects

Totally forgot to post this! In Spring term, yes, I took yet another jewelry making class. It's sad I can't take it again for credit. BUT my teacher, who is so sweet, said I'm more than welcome to come in and work in the fall! I will definitely be making some time each week to go in there to finish my 8 or 9 rings that are still in process, and probably make more!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Song and Photograph of the Week - August 18, 2014

If you're looking for a song that makes you want to dance then Popular Song by Mika and Ariana Grande is one for you! It is super catchy, and upbeat. I have been listening to it quite a lot over the last week. It's been getting stuck in my head!

I changed the photograph of the week from what I had originally planned. I took some photographs of some rings I had finished a couple months ago so that I could list them in my Etsy shop. This is my favorite, mostly because I think its clever! Sun, moon and star! The sunflower is from my family's garden, it is gorgeous!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Song and Photograph of the Week - August 11, 2014

I have had so many good images to edit from several sessions this past week, which means lots of music!! I have been anticipating the return of The Walking Dead since the finale several months ago. So in honor of that, The Zombie Song by Stephanie Mabey, is the song of the week! Such a catchy zombie song ;)

So, my sister and her boyfriend are celebrating their 1 year of dating anniversary on Tuesday. We had the best session ever last night! They are cute in every single image! Even the one on the right :) I encourage personalities to come out during sessions, including goofyness! Best part is Josh knows shes making this face, and he's still smiling!

Yeah, I am convinced they are secretly models, their serious faces.... oh man! These are the photographs of the week.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Prodoehl | Family

It took us a year, but we finally got the Prodoehl family's mini session done! Sweet Tirzah is now over a year old! She is so sweet, and I am lucky to have her in my class at church. I met her when she was 5 months old, I was looking for people to practice on. You can see her 5 month old session HERE. Then, when I started working on Saturday nights in the childcare at church, I got to see her every week! And guess what?! She is FINALLY getting hair :D

 Haha this one below makes me giggle. Tirzah sure knows what she wants and doesn't want. SO cute!

 Even though this one below has Tirzah out of focus, it is so precious!

 Next 5 images, she is such a little model!!!! <3 br="" her="">

Below.....DYING! HAHA! She definitely was not in the mood for kisses, and looks horrified they are kissing her in public. :P

 She was definitely done/distracted by a cute dog in the one below.

Sydney | Just Because Session

Back in June, yes JUNE, it has taken me a while to get around to getting these up :(
I asked Sydney to come with me as a model to help me scout Edgefield for some different places to shoot for an upcoming maternity session. We got some great shots, and I got a good ideas of where to take the Wolbert family, during their maternity session. Which if you missed their post, look HERE. It was so hard narrowing it down to several to post, we got so many awesome images! Sydney was so easy to photograph, I had a lot of fun with her!