This weekend marks my nieces 5 ½ month mark. She amazes me every time I go home and get to see her. Because of the circumstances surrounding her birth my sister was not able to announce that Lilly was born. I know this was a really hard thing for my sister as it would be for any mom who is excited about having a baby come into this world. So I offered to do a shoot with Lilly and get something that can be passed out at her 6-month mark.
Lilly is the sweetest thing ever and I love her to pieces but she is a little diva. I was only able to get about 10 minutes with her in a decent mood while not crying about having to lean back instead of sitting straight up.
I also took some pictures of the tulips and trees that are blooming. It was a refreshing weekend. Have a great week!
Hello, my post for this week is a successful mini photo shoot. I did it in celebration as the weather finally improved and spring is on it’s way. I used my boyfriend as the subject and took some spring pictures of him outside in the beautiful weather. Below are a couple of the shots we had a lot of fun and I look forward to doing it again. I am looking forward to shooting my nieces 6-month photos this next weekend and I will keep practicing and getting better.
“Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.”
– David Ogilvy
Make it a great week!
Hello again! I’ve been suffering from a cold all weekend and didn’t get to work on any craft projects or any photo shoots which I had been planning on doing. However, I did do some long term planning and I am sharing some of my thoughts on long term project planning. Here are a couple of tips for staying on track for your long term projects and a long term project that I am starting.
1. When working on my long term projects I find it is fun to sprinkle short term projects in and around the long term projects. This keeps you from feeling like your project has gone stale.
2. It is important to be organized, to have a plan, and to have specific goals to keep you on track and so that you can meet those goals. Write your ideas down in a journal. Make lists of the materials you need prior to starting. It’s not fun to postpone your afternoon of scrapbooking because you forgot the glue.
3. Set aside time in your week or month to work on your personal projects. If you keep hoping that you will have the energy at the end of the work day or after a day or running errands it will be harder to bring yourself to work on your projects.
This is just one of my long term projects and I still have lots short term projects in my journal; which I can complete in one sitting or over a weekend.
A personal Style Book.
This is a project that I have wanted to start and then put off and wanted to start and then put it off for too long. Now, I am making it a goal to get it done. In the past year my closet has been converting from a college closet of jeans, sweatpants, and sweatshirts to a closet that has a lot of style possibilities. Which is very exciting to see what I can pull together with the clothing I have purchased. I plan on putting as many outfits together that I can with the clothing that I have (I might even get some more pieces!). Once I get all of the outfits on my camera I will get them printed and put them in an album of some sort. This way I can easily flip through my possible outfits and be more creative with my clothing choices.
I am thinking about doing it one of two ways. The first way where I wear each of my outfits like the girl who runs this blog.
Or I was thinking about just laying out all the pieces of the outfit and taking a picture like this site.
Look for pictures of the final project!
Hello everyone! I am going to try my hand at a weekly feature. I am enjoying planning for my posts and coming up with new ideas and projects to complete and put on here. I think it might be time for me to try this out. I am going to start posting each week a post called the Inspiration Folder. Here I am going to post pictures and their links from places around the internet that spark a fire in me. So here goes my first one!
Have a great weekend!