Went on a run tonight and got blessed with rain....and a double rainbow.....So despite that I hate getting wet while I workout it was worth the rainbow. Now I bet you are all asking, Wait, you run with your heavy DSLR around your neck? hahaha, NOPE! I took these shots with my phone. I love that I can turn a cell phone image into something that looks so professional. I must be getting pretty good at this photography thing. LOL!
So usually when Kayann asks to take a picture it means that she wants me to take a picture of her. So I decided to try something different. I went and fetched my 35mm film camera out of the closet. The first camera I bought when I graduated was a Canon EOS Rebel KII 35mm film camera. Which of course I no longer use....since well film is expensive to develop and I liked using the darkroom over taking the film in and having someone else develop it for me. So I thought it would be fun to have my daughter put the strap over her head and have her look through the camera at her mom and play with the camera. I took a few shots. But with the indoor lighting I had the image below was the one that turned out best. Plus I was too lazy and didn't feel like popping on my external flash. So below is the final product. I think it came out kind of cute. :)
Put the new slide on and let her go out to play on it today. She went down it yelled wahoo I went to go get the camera to get a photo and found her well under here playing in the dirt....lol. Kids.
What little girl doesn't like playing with sticks???? mine sure seemed to like it.....she liked playing in the dirt too. Funny how she hardly got dirty I think I was actually disappointed. So the trees in our yard were literally out of control and now they are all over my yard.......so I decided why not stick my daughter in front of the sticks and then blur the background cool backdrop? what do you think? I kind of like it! I guess you know you're a photographer when your husband is in a man lift and you are on the ground looking at the debris thinking to yourself. I wonder what it would look like if I stuck my daughter in front of those and took a few shots...lol.
So I have decided that for the next 365 days I am going to take a photo a day edit it in Photoshop and post it. Just like I would s normal client session. I feel like this way whether it is a client, my kiddo, or just something cool I saw during my day I can keep my skills sharp and have a new found love for being behind the lens. So I started yesterday so today you will get two posts.......Post one is some still life flowers I shot that came out GEORG! and shot two are some cute ones I took of my daughter in front of some tree debris in our yard but I will get to that in a bit. So I was sitting outside enjoying some Vitamin D with my neighbor while my husband was up in the man lift trimming back our evil Hawthorne tree.....which I love when it flowers every fall....but other than that I just can't stand the tree. The branches are sharp like a rose bush. It's messy......it drops red berries every where and has the tiniest leaves.....lots of tiny leaves.....it's a stinking mess....so needless to say he pretty much cut it all the way back which is fine with me. Anyway as I was enjoying the view I noticed my neighbor had some pretty flowers blooming already must be nice. Since everything in my flower bed thinks it's still winter. So I took a few shots. Hope you like them. :)
Hey everyone! So I decided to order a photography contest. Please go check it out and vote for me. I would really like to win! I would win $15o gift card for photography prints it would be so awesome I could finally get some canvas prints of our wedding. Please go vote it only takes a minute! Here's the link! http://woobox.com/fedbnn/vote/for/2192065
So I joined a local photographers network in Enumclaw and they are awesome. A bunch of us had been talking and had realized that we hadn't shot in the graffiti garages. I had mentioned they were going to paint over them. So one thing led to another and we decided to set up a shoot. So, I set up a stylized senior session in the Tacoma graffiti garages. I heard they were going to paint over them this last fall and was instantly saddened. In fact I thought they were already gone until a few weeks ago when a friend of mine had her family photos done there. I immediately started looking for models for this session and began talking to my friend Sarah. We found some great girls who attended Enumclaw High School and were totally excited to be doing this shoot with us. :) The garages make an incredible backdrop! For the first time since doing photography I actually fell in love with manual. I had so much fun changing all of my manual settings in fact I think I learned how to adapt to light quicker than I ever have before. What an amazing difference shooting in a colorful garage makes. I can't believe they are going to cover up such a creative backdrop. I hope I will be able to get in a few more shoots before they paint over this garage. So if you like what you see head over to my contact page and drop me a line and book a session something tells me come this May or June as soon as the weather is warm and the rain manages to stay out of the forecast for a week and there are no events on antique rows calendar for a week and the stars all seem to align that they will paint over this. So time is ticking away quickly. I hope you enjoy these AMAZING images, as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Crystal Spear is a local photographer from Enumclaw, Wa who specializes in natural light and outdoor photography. She loves photographing, weddings, couples, families, seniors, and much more!