Monthly Archives: March 2012

Things I loved about today.

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Things I’ve loved about the weekend so far…

I know it’s only 5pm on Saturday, but it’s an early list of things I’ve loved about this weekend.

Newborn session.

Yesterday, I took some newborn pictures for my friend, Shama, and her little girl, Lily. It was my first ever attempt at photographing a newborn and it was definitely challenging. I’ve read where it is best to shoot between 4-7 days old because that’s when the newborn still loves being swaddled and sleeps most of the day. Well, Miss Lily was 21 days old and it was the first time her family wasn’t sick with a stomach bug or cold since she was born. I was so happy to photograph Lily because I felt comfortable with Shama being a friend of mine. I knew she would be patient with me and wouldn’t think I was a moron, haha! Anyway, so far I’ve noticed that editing newborn pictures is just as challenging as the actual session. When babies are first born, they have red, blotchy skin because their circulatory systems are still working things out. When you have a picture of a mommy holding her baby you really see the difference in skin tones. So, I wondered how on earth all of those adorable newborn babies I saw on photographers blogs all looked so perfect with even skin tones. After some googling, I found a way to help even everything out.It definitely is time consuming, but I love what I do. Even though I am always unsure of myself when I’m taking pictures, I enjoy it. I enjoy the editing process a lot too. Here is an example of a before and after.

    

It gets time consuming, but like I said…I love what I do!!

Countdown…

We officially only have 9 days until our cruise…8 days until we leave. It’s going to be a bittersweet experience. I’m going to have so much fun with Jeremy and being on the cruise…getting out of the country for the first time in my life, but I’ll be leaving Ollie behind. My mom is watching him the first few days we are gone, then Jeremy’s mom and dad will take over until Saturday, and then my dad will watch him until we get home later that evening. That’s 8 days without seeing my precious son’s face or hearing him laugh and talk. Ah, it pulls at my heartstrings. I know it’s good to get away every now and again and to just spend time with your spouse, but it’s hard! I know Oliver will have a ball with his grandparents.

Trip to Ritter Park while Jeremy was on a break.

Things I love…

Dresses over capris…

Severe thunderstorms causing Ollie and I to head to my mom’s school for safety..He loved playing in the empty hallways!

Reading late at night with my husband…we’re big fans of all things Zombie…

Naturally curly, undyed hair since before I was pregnant with Ollie…

DIY projects while Ollie naps…

Eating healthy…

Chai Tea…

My old mirror I painted over with white spray paint and chalk paint…