Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dining Room Decor Shots

For the longest time, I've been trying to figure out what kind of photos I want to put up on the dining room wall.  I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate on the wall, but wasn't sure what type of photos to do.  Originally I was thinking photos of family, as the dining room is a great place to gather with family, and seeing their lovely faces would be a great reminder of good times around the table.  I also contemplated doing some sort of abstract photos, though I wasn't sure of what.  I contemplated shots from around Nashville, though I wasn't exactly sure what.

So that leads us to what I actually took pictures of.... FOOD!! And food related objects.  See below for the winners.  And yes, a couple were duplicates that I used for my recent photography class.

Love the detail of how close up this is!!


Mmmm!  Love the texture in the green onions!

Funky take on coffee.  My husband may be a coffee addict.  Just saying ;)

My grandmother's cook book and the recipe we make the most often from it. 

Ok, so popcorn is MY obsession. ;)

Favorite local vineyard.  MMMM!

Jalepeno plant from my dad's garden

Funky silerware

Monday, March 17, 2014

Photography Class Studio Shoot

The last photography class I had was a studio shoot with models.  LOVED IT!  I can completely understand why people have their own studio (aside from the obvious reason of weather and seasons).  Below are a couple of my top pictures from the shoot.  Since I was only able to shoot one or two of each pose, I didn't get quite as many fabulous photos as I'd hoped, but the experience was still fantastic!!

This pose had a spotlight. LOVE it!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Photography Class Pictures

A couple of months ago, I took a couple week long photography class to gain some more photography and camera knowledge, as I'm always looking to better myself and my skill set.  Throughout the course, we were required to submit a handful of photos as "assignments," based on what we learned over the previous couple of weeks.

Below are some of my favorite photos from the class.  Thoughts?

Classic Landscape

Person (my hubby, Josh.  Whoot!)


Favorite Person or Thing




(I can't remember what the theme was for this one, but ultimately it's one of my favorites!!)

Interesting Angle

Time; Leading Lines

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Photo Session: Hannah Senior Pictures

I was so excited to shoot some senior pictures for Hannah.  She is a big book lover, and as a lover of books myself, and the beautiful and huge Champaign Public Library, I couldn't wait to get some pictures inside.  I couldn't be happier with how the library pictures turned out.  And Hannah was a great sport while we stood outside under some umbrella's and shot a couple of images at a local park.  Unfortunately, we couldn't stave off the rain for long.

Take a look.....

One of my favorites

Friday, September 6, 2013

Morning Moon

The other morning the moon was still out bright and beautiful, so I decided to snap some pictures real quick. Now, my large lens only goes up to 250mm, so it's not a super large zoom, but I still wanted to try to get some pics with it.

Below are a couple shots. Still slightly blurry, but not bad considering what I was working with. I love that you can see dark spots and craters. :)

Saturday, August 17, 2013


I don't know about you, but I love flowers!  Especially when I come home on a random day to beautiful, big sunflowers from my hubby. I love random. It makes me happy. It also makes me want to take pictures. Which is actually very convenient because my mom is redoing her bathroom with sunflower pictures. Why not have her daughter's pics displayed?!
So, here are some of the sunflower pictures I took recently.

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Photo Session: Emily Maternity Session

I did senior pictures for Emily a couple of years ago, and had such a fun time with her.  she's super relaxed in front of the camera, and typically will go for any crazy ideas I come up with....

Lady Bug was the theme of her baby shower and nursery, and she had nails to match!!

My Favorite!!!

Emily's idea... LOVE!

Such a cute baby belly!