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!   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! You KNOW you want to sign up! Do it now! Seats are limited!  LEARN MORE HERE! 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.  
Sep 11

Family Lifestyle Photography | September 11 on 11

It’s hard to post something on September 11th without saying something…. But I am at a loss for words when it comes to 9/11. A day that changed everything. Forever. I remember 9/11. I was driving into work when I heard it on the radio. I didn’t know where it had happened yet…just the first words explaining the horror. I remember searching the San Francisco skyline for planes or burning buildings. I remember the horror of it all. Being glued to the television for days. Not knowing how to feel. Choking up at every American flag I saw hanging at half mast. I remember looking for comfort in the eyes of my family, my coworkers, my friends.  I remember. We all remember. But not my kids. They don’t remember. They weren’t born yet. When I tried to explain what happened 12 years ago, the looks on their faces…. Moments like that break a mother’s heart. On this day, I am saddened that we live in a world with war and hate, with school shootings, with hate crimes…. It breaks my heart. But do you know what? We are also people that live in a country of love, laughter, and freedom. […]

Underwater Portrait Photography | August 11 on 11

Let’s just start this off by saying that today is my 12 year anniversary. Happy Anniversary, sweetie! Thanks for sticking with me! I love you! Summer is in full swing here, which means, I hardly have time to get this blog post up. So let’s just see if I can keep this to 11 images this time. I’ve had this idea for a while, but finally took and edited the picture. See the original HERE. She cut 10 inches of her hair to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, but before I could send it off, I needed to make this picture happen. And I got an underwater bag. And I’m obsessed. My self portrait this month wasn’t taken by me, so it’s not really a self portrait. But, I had to share this beautiful picture taken by the talented Christie Hobson of Christie Hobson Photography. We were down in Orange County for our summer vacation, and I HAD to hire Christie to capture our family. I love her. Check out more of the session right here. If you like what you see here, come like me on Facebook! Up next is my amazingly talented friend, Taryn from Blu Hippo Photography […]