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A New Summer

Woooo! It’s been a good minuet since I’ve updated this. I am horrible with writing online in extensive excess. But alas I do feel the need to put a few things up! I apologize for being away so long.

Alexis In The Sky With Diamonds

Alexis

This has been a long time comming. I’ve gotten the pleasure of watching this girl grow up. She’s had her hardships like every teenager, but I feel that this girl has worked the hardest when it comes to completing school. I am so proud of her! I can’t wait to see her become a nurse so she can take care of my kids! These were also my first set of senior pictures and they were a joy to do, we had a lot of fun running around that day. Once again Alexis, congratulations! Keep it up!

Been doing alot of reading this spring, and into the summer. I have been going through books like they’re candy! The Mortal Instruments series is amazing, Do your self a favor and go pick thoes up! The last one in the series City of Heavenly Fire came out last week, I can’t wait till it comes out in paper back.

Shoo Girl

So this is just a small update for now, I do have more pictures to post but I have to finish some edits, to be continued!


Being Creatively Stifled

Oh goodness, a new year. And for me, not many photos. You see, I’ve almost been angry with my camera. My Cannon, she takes great photos, but she’s too slow for me now. I’ve had my DSLR for two years, and I out grew her quickly, and now because she is not fast enough, I do not use her at all. Which is a shame because she takes beautiful photos and never let me down, but because I have become so advanced, she frustrates me to no end. And so now, I do not use her. I shot a wedding in September, and she just was not fast enough for me. And since I have not used her because I am upset with it in general.

I’ve also had alot going on here at home. And it’s such a shame because my family keeps up with me here on WP, but I have not had the want to write or be creative at all. I’ve become so introverted that I have not been putting myself out there for any reason to do any photos of any kind. But then, there are people who know and love you who find you and demand pictures regardless. And I’m so great full for those people. In September I shot the most amazing wedding, and last month I took photos of two amazing people bringing a little angel into this world. And I just haven’t had the want to share anything. I guess we all get anxiety and we all get depressed over what we do. But I’m back  now. And I’m ready to share with the world once again.

A Lovely Bride

Tiffany

Tiffany was amazing, Stressed out like any other bride I would think, but she and her family were amazingly sweet and just ready for that day to just happen. I had just great happiness and honor to be able to share that day with them. Shooting a wedding was just so close to my heart, to see families come togeather, and to see everyone so happy. It was just a blessing. She was SO beautiful and the touching moments I was allowed to share with her a her family, nothing can describe it. I cannot thank them enough for giving me the chance to take their photos, and I gave it my all! All there is now is to wish them many happy years together and the hopes that they enjoy the hard word I did for them. I would do it for anyone. But for a photographers first, it means alot. May you make beautiful babies and may your final days be filled with joy and tequila!

Desi6

Oh my goodness, I don’t have words for how happy I am about this. One of the best friends I’ve ever had finally found the most amazing woman I couldn’t even ever envision for him!!! Two of my most best friends ever and there is now a baby! I LOVE BABIES! And let me tell you this child (whom I don’t have pics of yet… just wait…) is the most BEAUTIFUL baby girl I’ve laid eyes on since my own. This session was made of laughs in cold weather. As a photographer I love to keep my clients laughing, it makes for wonderful photos and makes the smiles REAL. There is no “say cheese” in my photos. I get you in a position we like, and then the jokes start, and then while your laughing, thats when I’m shooting. I love REAL smiles, the kind you don’t think about. And I couldn’t be happier to have done this for them. Congrats on the baby yall!

And maby that should be it for the night. I’ve been dreaming of a new camera, which I should have in my hands by the end of this month. And possibly a new computer too to be able for me to do my work on. Stay tuned!


And The Stars Shine For You

Whew! I am SO happy that June is over. This summer has been kicking my butt! It seems like Louisiana gets hotter every year, it makes me want to stay inside, I can’t stand the heat. But the down side is, if I do this, I’m not out taking pictures. I’m so jealous of you norther people, I’ve never even seen snow.

StarFlower

StarFlower

My most wonderful hubby let me go and get my Canon 40mm pankcake two weeks ago, and might I say this is one amazing lens! The blur is creates is so natural and soft, the auto focus is quick, quiet, and right on the money. This is most definitely going to be used, and the color, oh the color.

Blur Flower

I wish I had more friends to photograph, I guess such is the life of a introvert. And I wish my own children would allow me to take photos of them , they would just rather give me a hard time and throw their hands up to their face when they see me coming. Luckily next week I do have a session planned with the most adorable 9 month old. I cannot wait for this bubble photo date!

Cricket

So I just wanted to add a few pictures, and just be thankful that June is over. I want to paint my house! Any way, over and out from the bayou!


A Readers Mind Is An Endless Vault

Evenin there! Jamie here, coming to you from down the bayou, the swamp if you weren’t sure. Good ole Louisiana.

I am terribly sorry for the lack of updates! I just so happen to have had my nose lodged in a series of books and I just haven’t stopped reading since I picked up the first.

allthreeOmg am I the only one totally obsessed with this series?!! I finished the first two within a week, I could not put them down. This would be the prequel to Cassandra Clare’s New York Times best selling series The Mortal Instruments. Set in a Steam Punk victiorian era, gaslights and clockwork automaton, the setting in itself is romantic. Supernatural too, Shadowhunters who are really half angel and half human superhuman ass kickers! Who else loves a big o’ demon killing? Her characters are simply wonderful, and you just want to learn more about them. I’m ready to start reading City of Bones after this, it gives you a setting that you want to live in.

Music for your brain, I got music for your brain.

iamx   One of my most favorite artists, ever. IAMX dropped their newest album last month, The Unified Field. The first album that Chris brought in a producer so he could have more freedom to work with new sounds and just be more in the creative zone. It is amazing. The first single “The Unified Field” is an all out lets dance till we drop electronic harmonies,  and then he shows you his softer side with tracks like “Quiet the Mind.” Then when you think you can’t take anymore, he throws “Animal Impulses” at you and you can’t help but move your body. An excellent album, I will be pumping this in my car for a while.

TOMORROW, I will be doing some video of a friends radio show tomorrow night at KNSU. I will be posting links so everyone can get the online feed and listen in to all of the hilarity. Untill tomorrow, I leave you with this video. Dance.

Feel free to comment below, I love to hear what anyone thinks about the books I read and the music I listen to. I always like to get suggestions as well!


Books and Flowers

Evening yall!

frowerFirst I would like to update that there is a virus in our house! Its seems myself and the little ones arnt doing so hot. We can’t seem to keep anything down, and on top of that, I found an ant pile the hard way whilst taking this picture here.

Lovely, isn’t it? I mean our situation, not the flower.

I finished The Host. Personally, I LOVED it. I’m not going into details about the book. I did have one of my friends try and tell me that she compared it to Twilight except with aliens. I wouldn’t say that at all. This is a novel that made me cry from happiness and joy. It was wonderful. Now I really hope they don’t screw the movie up..

Beautiful-Darkness

The book for this week, Beautiful Darkness! I so enjoyed the first. I can’t wait to dive into this one. I pray to god the series can keep me interested the whole way through. I love the characters so much. Lena isn’t weak, I love how much of an individual she is. And Ethan is a strong source of power for her. I just get giddy thinking about it. The book covers themselves are very appealing and catch the eye. I recommend this to anyone who loves a bit of supernatural with their love story. I certainly do, but that’s just me.

photoshop Adobe offerd free downloads of CS3 a while back, and because I have a family and cannot afford a full copy of any of them, I jumped on this deal. Not having seen the program and normally do all of my workflow through LightRoom, I feel like a newcomer to Photoshop. I picked this up this week at our local Books a Million. It’s just enough to get your toes wet with the program, this book won’t take you too far. But for simple tasks, it’ll be a nice help. Not too bad for $14.99.


Just To Say Good Night

flower2 (1 of 1)

All girls love flowers. Well, at least the ones who have any sense in their heads. I’m no pro, but I’ve been working a bit on how to shoot flowers.

This would be a bush in my neighbors yard, well, it’s a salon.

flower (1 of 1)

I’m no expert, but I love how they look like their glowing.

Good evening.


Starting To Get the Hang Of It

Evenin there!

I’m starting to get the hang of WordPress. I’m really enjoying the dashboard and just the way the site is put togeather. I will say that I was really really confused about everything for a while. Which is why I invested in this really awesome book I found at Books A Million.

wp

This guide is amazing. Its easy and has high gloss paper inside that makes your insides all gooey. It has helped me and is helping me build this blog. I’m not much on the programming side if that’s what your into, but it has great information on themes and plugins. It’s been sitting on my coffee table and desk for over a month now, I’ve been reading through it alot. I would recommend this book for anyone whos serious about WordPress. You can find it in the magazines around the photography and digital art section in any Books A Million or Barnes and Noble.

host

Yeah yeah, don’t start with me. Now I read the Twilight series when I was 18 working at a B. Dalton bookstore, before it became a fandom and was underground. Stephanie Meyer came out with “The Host” in the middle of the Twilight series. I never read it untill now. Currently working on it, it has grabbed my attention. I love the idea behind it, aliens that consume our bodies and live through them. Her writing style is enjoyable. I should have this finished my next week.

warm-bodies

Did anyone know this was a book?!! I know in my last post I had mentioned that this was a book, and my god I enjoyed the heck out of it. If you love and very unconventional love story, and a way out of left field take on the zombie Apocalypse, this is for you. Dosn’t take long to read either, a very short novel. But I loved the way Isaac takes on how a zombie possibly thinks to themselves. Hilarious. Totally a chick book, totally..

I’m also an avid gamer. If anyone cared.

laura

AMAZING.

Currently my husband have been working on games togeather instead of on our own. We have found it good time to spend. We are almost done with this, a VERY short game if you run right on through. We do enjoy finding all of the hidden temples the have, alot of  exploring. I love the redesign of Laura, they brought her into 2013. You can upgrade your weapons and whatnot, a very very good Tomb Raider.


Music In My Brain

I usually have music playing in my mind at all times, and this evening I felt like sharing just a tad of electronic music with you.

Now I just finished watching Warm Bodies, which was an amazing movie in which I read the book first. I enjoyed the book quite a bit, the banter that goes on in R’s head cracks me up. And they did a pretty good job with the movie too, totally went off to left field for the ending though.. But alas, a great soundtrack was born! Here’s my personal favorite from the Warm Bodies soundtrack.

 

Speaking of electronic music, IAMX dropped their new album this last week, which I’m sure is amazing from the singles they have released. Here’s the first single off of the new album.

 


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More New Years Photos!

I just can’t stop taking pictures today.

fireworks

Wine


Its a Scary Scary World

First post for a new blog!

It’s been a while since Ive kept one, but I’m hoping to put my heart andJadie soul into this one. I would love to post all of my shots, may they look good or not. But I wan
t to talk about photography, what Ive learned and what others think.

May it begin!

To start off, going through a folder of pictures I did, found this little gem to edit. I love her pose, and the not giving a hell attitude!