Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Books, Blankets & Berries

Pair off a good book with a healthy breakfast and you're set!

Reading is one of my favorite things to do. If I'm ever in a bad mood or just don't feel like dealing with reality at the moment, a good book is a great way distract me from the daily struggles!

This particular book is "The Happiness Project". I'm sure you've heard of it... I'm really enjoying it so far. It reminds me to stop and smell the roses when things get tough.

Have a fantastic day!

Soft Kitty Warm Kitty Little Ball of Fur

Just some photos I snapped of my kitty, Minni, today when she was actually being calm for once!

I was taking some photos of her because it's currently -40 outside right now (aka freezing!) so naturally I thought it'd be a better idea to stay inside.

These are actually taken with John's Dads DSLR camera.. let's just say I hate the one I'm currently using now :(. I love this camera so much which means I definitely need to make an investment on a good DSLR. Eep!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


I think I almost got frostbite tonight when I had the bright idea to step outside my door to snap a few neighbourhood shots.

Let's just say I grabbed a few quick photos and ran back for my blanket in the livingroom!

I was supposed to take out my sisters after work today to do a snow bunny photoshoot and I'm so glad I cancelled because it's FREEZING.

I really liked the way the lighting turned out in these photos and that's why I wanted to go out to practice some early evening photography! If it wasn't so damn cold, I would've gotten some better shots.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Portrait Session: Tamara

Photos from my very first photoshoot with an actual person!
Considering these were taken in her backyard, I think they turned out really nice!!
I sure hope Tamara is happy with them.

Since posting these through Facebook, I had a couple of people ask me to shoot for them and while I warned them I'm very much an amateur still, I'm super excited... and also very nervous.

Wish me luck. I really look forward to sharing the final results with you which should be within a few weeks time.

I also want to say that I'm super happy with myself that I finally found "my thing". I've been looking for it for quite some time and photography just sort of stumbled upon me without my really looking for it. But, of course, the best things usually happen that way. :)

My First Portrait Shoot!

I've got to be honest.. I hate winter!
Once Christmas has gone and passed I itch for the summer season to take over!!
So naturally, I haven't been feeling very inspired over ho-hum nature photos of bare branches lately!

You can imagine why I was beyond pleased when my BFF Tamara agreed to participate in a little photo shoot for me.

Here's just a little sneak peek because I want to get Tamara's permission first before I start posting photos of her on the internet!!!

Stay tuned for the awesome photos from my very first portrait shoot! Woot!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Always Sunshine

Another print I made tonight.
What can I say? I'm feeling inspired to lead a happier life!


Pretty Little Liars

This one is for all you Liar fans out there!
I myself am a huge fan of this show...  I honestly think it ruined every other television show for me because this one is just too good for words.

I decided because I didn't go out and take pictures today (oops!) that I also need to practice my photoshop. So when I have no photographic material, it's sometimes fun to practice by making prints!

I just took one of the opening screen images and then created my favorite quote from Pretty Little Liars overtop!

I honestly think I could sit in front of Photoshop all day if my body would allow me (and if my house didn't build up with dirt if I did!)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Rocks, Plants & Drops

I know some of these are similar to other posts but sometimes I just can't pick which one I like best!!
Sometimes I think I need to be more cut-throat when editing and pick ONE image when there's duplicates.


Hope you're having an excellent Sunday!

More tomorrow.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Natural Beauty

I think I'm doing a good job with not over editing my photos.
The thing is, is that when I take a photo and upload them onto my computer I think of how much I love the lighting or the detail.. and then sometimes it loses that natural beauty when I over edit.

So overall, I'm really happy with how these turned out!

I still have a few more on the way tomorrow!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Some of my Faves to Date...

Today we had a freezing rain warning so instead of being cautious about the roads I took it as an awesome photo opportunity!!!

I hadn't yet shot any pics in the rain so I'm glad that these photos turned out beyond my expectations. Every piece of nature had rain dripping off of it or had this sad damp look and to some, that may be depressing, but to me I think it makes for some beautiful photo capturing! :)

I love the way these turned out! I have so many more so keep an eye open!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Last of Them...

Here's the last of my photos from the Friendship Gardens.
I'm going out again tomorrow to take more.. just gotta find a good place. First world problems, right?

Wish me luck!