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Family Lifestyle Photography | November 11 on 11

On the 11th of each month, I post 11 images shot in the past month, with the 11th being a selfie. You can read more about it HERE.

If you follow me on Facebook, I’m afraid many of the images you’ll be seeing here are repeats. I’ve been super busy and haven’t been shooting as much as I like. But, here I am on the 11th hour the night before the 11th, getting my post together. I just couldn’t stand to miss out on being part of this amazing blog circle with my talented friends.

So without further ado… 11(ish) pictures shot in the past month, posted on the 11th, with not one, but TWO self portraits. Go me.

The boy melts me. LOOK AT HIM. Looooove.

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This little guy is Mr. Personality. I swear.San Francisco Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer | Laura Morita Photography

Does this count as a selfie? Those are my legs. LOL.San Francisco Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer | Laura Morita Photography

I love his little Adidas. That guy has put a hole in a shoe in 6 weeks. The Adidas hold him. Solid shoes. But I warn you not to get too close to them. They smell like death.

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We went to Trader Joe’s. We love that store.San Francisco Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer | Laura Morita PhotographyHe had a lot of fun at school on Halloween. Here’s a mask he made during class. I love how he put the spider riiiight in the middle.

San Francisco Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer | Laura Morita PhotographyAnd let’s not forget about my pretty gypsy. She melts me too. Such a sweetie. Here she is at school.
San Francisco Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer | Laura Morita PhotographyAnd then at home right before we left for Trick or Treating.
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We had some gorgeous weather this month. And she discovered those rubberband dealies that you make into bracelets and stuff. Dang, I wish I had thought of that. I’d be rich.

San Francisco Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer | Laura Morita PhotographyAnd I know he doesn’t have a helmet. He actually grabbed his dad’s skateboard and rode VERY slowly for about a minute. Skateboards sort of freak me out. lol.
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We played at the park, then lay down to read for a bit. My sweetie and me….

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Next up is the beautiful and insanely talented Marie Sant from Bloom and Grow Photography.  I just had a peek, and OMG, so many beautiful images. Go check her out!

And if you like my work, you can follow me on FACEBOOK!

If you want to learn how I edit, I teach editing workshops. I haven’t figured out my next one yet, but if you sign up for my NEWSLETTER, I’ll let you know when I know!

 

 

Reena - I just love when it’s the 11th of the month and I know the blog post goes up. I think my favorite is that shopping trip at Trader Joe’s …. love your selfies — it is good you are in the pictures with your kids, so awesome! and maybe ONE day I will get to take your editing class! :) November 14, 2013 – 4:45 pm

Marie - You never disappoint. So colorful, gorgeous and full of beautiful emotion. I love how happy I always feel after looking through your pictures. You are amazing and your selfies are priceless.November 11, 2013 – 1:40 pm

Before and Afters | October 11 on 11

For the most part, I am not following the rules of this month’s 11 on 11. It’s supposed to be images that I shot in the past month, but with my upcoming workshop and recent return back to work (I’m a home health physical therapist), I haven’t had much time to get out there and shoot. I’ve been spending so much time marketing and getting ready for this workshop, that my poor camera has taken a backseat. Sorry, sweet camera. Add onto that that I recently did a presentation for Canon and am gearing up to a a few more (squeal!)…life has been busy.

But I hate missing out on the 11 on 11. So I decided to share some before and afters. I love editing. Like, it might be a bit of an obsession…. I just love looking at an image and unleashing all the awesome. It’s fun!

And hey, I did shoot a little bit, so I’ll share those images too.:)

Let’s start with an image of my amazing mama and my son. Words cannot express to you what this image means to me. I had it printed and hanging in my house within a week of taking it.

I love them.

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So, I’ll share some of the more recent images I have taken. This was shot on the tenth. One day before this blog post goes live. I’m taking pictures of my best friend’s family this weekend and wanted to scope out my location and make sure the light was gonna be good. I dragged my kids there after school, and my bookworm daughter just walked around with me from place to place while I snapped some images. I thought this was a nice transformation.

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And this one cracks me up.

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I see this image every day. It’s a 20×30 canvas in my house. This was shot a few years ago, but I still love it. I had forgotten what it looked like straight out of camera. Pretty big difference!

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And here’s some from a couple of years ago that still really make me smile. Are they not completely adorable?

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This little girl is so full of wonderfully bubbly personality, I could just eat her up.

SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome ~ Laura Morita Photography | Online Lightroom and Photoshop editing workshop | October 27, 2013.If you have followed me, you know I was OBSESSED with underwater photography this summer. I thought I’d share some of my underwater edits. Editing underwater images is challenging since the skin tones are very blue straight out of camera. But I’ve gotten pretty dang good at getting the color right.

And I love me some creative editing….

The black area around him on the left is from the port of the underwater bag. I was shooting with a 15mm fisheye, and it’s such a wide angle lens, the port made it’s way into the image.

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I loved the splash of my daughter doing a cannonball, but just wanted it to be MORE. Thank you, Photoshop.

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After shooting this image that I loooooove, I decided I wanted more space around them. I like it better like this.

SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome ~ Laura Morita Photography | Online Lightroom and Photoshop editing workshop | October 27, 2013.And yes, I did point her toes in this next one. I’m crazy like that.

SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome ~ Laura Morita Photography | Online Lightroom and Photoshop editing workshop | October 27, 2013.Hmmm… maybe I should straighten her knee too?

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I’m bummed I didn’t pull out my big camera for a self portrait this month, but I did get some phone pictures that I sort of love. Just me being silly with my kids. A rather common occurrence. I love them. My finest accessories.

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So, if you like what you see and want to see more, please follow me on Facebook!

And if you are dying to know some of my editing secrets, you really should check out my workshop! The introductory price is almost over! Save some cash and register today!

Next up in this blog circle mania is the one and only Sally Kate Photography.  Her imagery is all sorts of beautiful. Go check it out!

Taryn Boyd - you are really amazing at what you do. you’ve got mad photoshop skillzzzzOctober 13, 2013 – 6:04 pm

Alison Janki - Oh wow… I love the image of your mommy and son. She is just so happy and his eyes are so proud. Gorgeous.
And my fav from the editing has to be the pool picture which turned into a superhero sky shot.. holy crap you’ve got skills!October 13, 2013 – 5:07 pm

Lynn - FABULOUS before and afters! I love how you approach each picture and make great images become absolutely incredible ones. You’re definitely a photoshop genius and anyone looking to improve their skills would be doing themselves a great favour by taking your class!October 12, 2013 – 9:38 am

Marie - Um, how do you even have any spots in your workshop left?? You are crazy, amazingly talented and uber creative! And I love you being silly with your kids. You are a gorgeous mama – they are blessed to have you!October 11, 2013 – 8:28 pm

Leah - Holy wow, your editing skills know no bounds. You are goooooooooood!!!!! I can’t get over the transformation of A’s leg and toes….seriously?? Amazing. This is going to be a stellar workshop.October 11, 2013 – 2:30 pm

Reena - Laura, I always look forward to your blog posts! The content is always great! Love the editing, amazing what a difference it makes! I am in AWE. Totally love the one of your son and mother, it is stunning.October 11, 2013 – 8:23 am

Tonya Teran - Wowzers, you are a Photoshop god! Those before and afters are crazy amazing! (you straightened her leg?!?!!) So much talent xoxoxOctober 11, 2013 – 7:56 am

11 on 11 {October} | Rockville, MD Studio Baby Photographer » Tonya Teran Photography - […] click HERE to see what the faaaaabulous Laura Morita Photography has in store for us this month! Her SHINE […]October 10, 2013 – 8:41 pm

Online Editing Workshop using Lightroom and Photoshop

I’m getting geared up for another SHINE editing workshop! I’m really excited about this one. I have lots of cool things to teach you!

 

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Check it out right HERE!

And if you want to see another example, check out this.

Are you wanting to get more creative in your editing? You’ll love this workshop! I’ll show you how to take this picture from straight out of camera to Lightroom and into Photoshop where some fun magic happens. Take a close look at that final image: lovely skin tones, the bright tip of the nose on the mask is recovered, completely different background, the cropped off tip of the mask on the right is now there, the tucked in collar on the right is now un-tucked. How did I do all that? Sign up and learn how!

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OK… OK…. one more. I have perfected the art of adding a fake sky to a blown one. It’s a pretty cool technique, if I do say so myself.

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