Film Fridays | November Edition + Project 52 | Silver

Okay, I know this is like cheating big time...but gonna be away from my computer for a while and wanted to make sure I got both my Film Friday and Project 52 posts up :)! 1. Shoot a roll of film and share on the last friday of the month...its called...film fridays! You can follow the entire group of us filmies by clicking on the blog links in each post. I'm looking forward to learning from everyone's film adventures. Grab an old film camera and start shooting :).

As film shooters do you ever get crazy when trying to decide if you want to shoot color or bw film? Well, that's me ALL DAY LONG...I always want to shoot both and I'm not one of those who can see whether a shot would look awesome in black and white at that particular moment or not...not to mention trying to juggle 2 cameras at once. So I've been playing around with b&w conversions on some of my color scans lately and really like vsco film's hp5- preset. What do you girls do to convert some of your color images to b&w? All images fuji 400h color scans converted with vsco film's hp5- preset, Contax 645. Don't forget to visit Hampshire Wedding  Photographer, Jenny Owen's blog next :).

2. Week 48 Theme: Silver...Does b&w count?...sure it does...I think I'm doubly cheating now!! So for my Sunday Project 52 group, please follow Alison Crane's link next. Thank you girls for indulging in my madness! Have a wonderful week! Alison Crane's blog: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Film Fridays | October Edition

Shoot a roll of film and share the entire roll on the last friday of the month...its called...film fridays! You can follow the entire group of us filmies by clicking on the blog links in each post. I'm looking forward to learning from everyone's film adventures. Grab an old film camera and start shooting :). During my styled shoots with my friend Tina, I snuck in a few film shots...of course I wish I would've shot more!! Contax 645, Fuji 400h, Image Source

Now continue on and  visit Hampshire Portrait & Wedding  Photographer, Jenny Owen's blog next :). Have a good weekend everyone.

Bloom | Project 52 | Shoes

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 43 Theme: Shoes...plain & simple, I just want these, LOL!

Don't forget to visit Alison Crane's blog next: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Bloom | Project 52 | Steep

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 42 Theme: Steep...My husband and I enjoy a good night's cup of tea just as much as we do our morning coffee. Peets Tea, a ceramic teapot, instant hot water from the Keurig and a little steeping time...this is how we do it at our house :). Iphoneography, processed with VSCO cam.

Don't forget to visit Alison Crane's blog next: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Film Fridays | September Edition | My Lil One

Shoot a roll of film and share the entire roll on the last friday of the month...its called...film fridays! You can follow the entire group of us filmies by clicking on the blog links in each post. I'm looking forward to learning from everyone's film adventures. Grab an old film camera and start shooting :). I actually shot a whole roll of 35mm film at the Steelers' game that my husband made me me go to (ahem, I mean brought me to) this past weekend. However, I've been missing the colors and creaminess of my Contax. I actually just got these scans back after holding on to this roll for like forever! And lo and behold, that Fuji 400h + Contax color that I adore...a shot that doesn't really mean anything to anyone else, but means the world to this mama. This was his first day of football practice this year and he graciously gave me a 5 second pose. And to show you that sometimes straight scans may need a little bit of adjust to your taste processing, I've included a before shot (straight from lab scan) and an after shot (a little bump in midtones and a color balance layer in cs5). I think I needed this as a reminder to not give up on film...keep on shooting, keep on sending those rolls in...keep on keeping on...I heart film and I'm so grateful to this group for keeping me on track! Now keep on keeping on by following our entire circle and visiting Hampshire children and family portrait photographer, Jenny Owen's blog next :). Have a good weekend everyone.

Bloom | Project 52 | Complementary Colors

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 39 Theme: Complementary Colors...two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Nature has the best way of showing how beautifully this works! Also a few images to illustrate how it can translate into our home decor. Oldie, but goodie film shots from our last trips to Apple Hill and Jamestown.

Don't forget to visit Alison Crane's blog next: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Bloom | Project 52 | Underneath

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 38 Theme: Underneath...Steadied underneath by his own two feet and hiding underneath the brim of his new hat, sweet lil Wesley...already walking and venturing out into a year full of new adventures :).

Don't forget to visit Alison Crane's blog next: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Bloom | Project 52 | Props

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 37 Theme: Props...we used a few yesterday! Look who turned one already...Mr. cutie patoobie, Wesley!!

Next...Alison Crane's blog: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Bloom | Project 52 | Dirty

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 34 Theme: Dirty...Birthdays should not be such a dirty word! Every year I celebrate my 29th bday, ha! I'm so glad that my friend Lehua did this birthday shoot with me...I think I've always seen this in her...this sultry, sexy side (yes, Lehua...sexy, lol!!!) and I'm so glad that she let me capture it and show it to her and everyone else. She has the fiercest stare in the camera too...kinda gives me the chills looking through her images...And I hope this week's theme name didn't catch you off guard Lehua...cuz there's nothing dirty about you...well maybe the fact that you were making Marina and I all hot and teary eyed with your fierceness...you hot lil mama you!!!  xoxo

Next up...Alison Crane's blog: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

 

bloom | project 52 | stripes

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 13 theme: stripes / n 1.  A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.

So I've been meaning to do another selfie for my fb profile pic and did take one of me wearing some stripes, but I chickened out posting it today and decided to post a few more of Kayla from my NOLA trip. If you can't tell from the pics, she's wearing a pinstriped vest and hat and she's 1 billion times cuter than I am!!! So here's my version of stripes for this week's theme. If you're just dying to see my selfie stripe version, ha!, you can still check it out on my fb biz page...but first head on over to Jen Bruss, South Carolina Photographer 's  website to see what's stripey in her neighborhood.

bloom | project 52 | green

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 12 theme: green / adj 1. Of the color between blue and yellow in the spectrum; colored like grass or emeralds.

I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day!! Yesterday my husband decided to move my whole office from one room to another, we did a little wine tasting, had a few sips of green beer and now looking forward to a nice dinner in Carmel tonight. Hopefully I get to pick up my camera again some time soon! So for today's post I thought that I'd try re-editing a few older images that I immediately thought of when prompted with "green"...my beautiful friend Alexys in a vintage green coat...and actually I don't think that I ever edited the image on the right, so technically that one is new :). Enough of my March shenanigan's (which btw, was one of the names of the wines that I tasted yesterday, ha!), I'm most likely going to be green with envy when I see what  Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer came up with this week!! Happy Sunday.

 

bloom | project 52 | extreme

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 11 theme: extreme / adj 1. Reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.

For the past few months my son has been preparing for a science olympiad competition with his middle school's team. One of his events was titled "mission possible" ...an extreme contraption consisting of a series of tasks triggered by each previous task. His coach and teammate, Alex have contributed an extreme amount of blood, sweat and tears into this project and I'm glad to report that they took third place in the event and both earned medals in all three of their events!!! It was a very long journey indeed, but I am extremely proud of them! Kyle's 7th grade team took fourth place overall and the 8th grade team took 1st place and will now be heading to the State competition!! Thank you to all the parents for making this competition such a fun success and good luck Team Blue!! Don't forget to read Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer's project 52's interpretation this week!!

bloom | project 52 | distressed

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 10 theme: distressed / adj 1. Suffering from anxiety, sorrow, or pain.

I'm actually in New Orleans this weekend, so a quick ipad snap from above Canal St of a somewhat distressed rooftop... Continue on over to Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer's post and see what's distressed in her neighborhood.

bloom | project 52 | grounded

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 6 theme: grounded / adj  1. Mentally and emotionally stable 2. Admirably sensible, realistic, and unpretentious.

I know for a fact that my husband and boys keep me grounded. They are bluntly honest with me on a daily basis :)...and I love them for that. I know, I know...this is not an image of my family (they have 3 adorable girls...I have 2 crazy boys), but it reminded me of how peaceful and grateful I feel when I'm with my own family. Thank you boys for keeping it real for me and keeping ME real...xoxo...now let's head on over to Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer and see how she interprets this week's theme. Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone...I'm spending it with my 3 fave boys!