Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lightroom Presets

Jess Cumbie is a photographer who I have always admired and who has been a mentor to me as I began turning my love of photography into a business. Her work inspires me! And now she has created truly amazing presets for Lightroom that are fresh, fun, edgy and super creative. They can be used for any kind of sessions from newborns to seniors and family to children. I simply love them all but here are a few examples so you can see how awesome they are! And they are so easy to use- plug 'em in and go! You can find more information and examples on her preset website Tell I sent you:)

Using "Today's News"

Using "B&W Newspaper"

Using "Florida Oranges" (one of my personal favorties)

Using "Memory Lane"

Using "Yesterday's News"

The Bilz Family

This adorable family contacted me to take some beach photos of them while in Florida on vacation from Wisconson. Brrrr.... Thankfully they had amazing weather while they visited family, the beach and the theme parks. Take a peek at Dan & Barb and their sweet little girls.

Sierra's Senior Session

I had the honor of photographing one of my great friends Lisa's daughter, Sierra, a few weeks ago for her senior photos. Sierra is not only drop-dead goregous but super smart too! We met for her session in the Ormond Beach Memorial Gardens which never disapoints. It's such a beautiful location for any type of session. For a special senior package I put together, I included make-up by the amazing Stephanie Mazzeo. Sierra looked flawless and perfect for her senior photos...take a look for yourself:) And best wishes to Sierra who will be attending UCF in the fall- go knights!

Layla and Luke

A few weeks ago I drove to Spring Hill for a photos shoot- not any ordinary photo shoot- a very special one. My friend, Jenny, whom I've know since elementary school wanted me to take photos of her adorable children. Layla, who is so sweet and girly, just loved having her pictures taken (I told her she needs to have a talk with Charlie, my daughter, who doesn't like to have her pictures taken at all!). And precious little newborn Luke was only a few weeks old. It was so fun to see Jenny and meet her beautiful family. I'm so grateful that my passion and love of photography has brought me to old friends that I haven't seen or spoken to in years. Thank you Jenny, Jack, Layla and little Luke for welcoming me into your home. All my best...

Jack is an exotic game hunter so this is Luke of one of his many (and I mean MANY) captures.

I just love Luke's sweet and sleepy expression in this one.

Look at Luke grinnin' at his big!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sweet Addalyn

Last week I took an adventure, and got lost, to Jacksonville to meet sweet little Addalyn. She is only 11 days old and so precious. I had a few new hats & headbands so I was really looking forward to a newborn girl session to give them to try. Addalyn's mom and grandma had a huge collection of head bands and hair bows too. Take a peek at this sweet little baby girl. And welcome, Addalyn!