Thursday, March 24, 2011

As simple as black and white- {Life's Tidbits}

Some photographers are getting away from black and white pictures, they think its to old fashion. You see a lot of bright bold colors everywhere. Now dont get me wrong. I love bright bold colors myself and tend to edit this way a lot especially when there are colorful flowers, bright green grass, or a beautiful orange glow from a sunset. But every once in awhile, while your editing pictures, you come to a picture that makes you stop. Its a picture in which the couple (or family, or child) forgets your there, they forget that their every move is being captured. They forget where they are and get lost in a moment. Something thats real, something thats well... life. And when I come across a picture like this, sometimes nothing else will do it justice. It needs the simplicity of black and white. Because really, thats what makes life wonderful, those simple moments where everything else just melts away and you can be happy. And these moments, are why I love being a photographer. ~Sara

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's Not You. It's Me! --{Britney's Ramblings}

It’s not you. It’s me. No really. It’s me. It’s ALLLL me.

What? Noo! I’m not breaking up with you! I’m trying to tell you. That really awkward uncomfortable feeling you’ll have when we first meet. It won’t be you. It’ll be me.

I have this incredible ability to be awkward. I can’t help it. I’ve always been like that. In school I was the quiet girl simply for the fact that I knew if I acted like my normal self…. well, I’d be shoved in lockers, and hiding from the cheerleaders.

I’m a very shy person. For those that know me you may feel free to roll your eyes and laugh abruptly out loud. For those who don’t know me, please ignore them. It’s true. I’m shy. And how do I deal with it? By being awkward. Yes I have mad skills, no reason to get jealous ;)

The prime example of this, my first job interview. I couldn’t tell you how nervous I was. The other jobs I had never required these silly things which others referred to as “resumes” and “interviews”. It was at a doctor’s office. Early in the morning. There I sat playing with my thumb ring, swaying my legs back and forth. Praying over and over I wouldn’t come across like such a dork.

I was called to the back, to find out I’d be interviewed by the doctor herself and some other lady. (I know, I pay such good attention to detail.)

The interview went great! She was so sweet! I even got both ladies to laugh a little. (it may have been polite chuckles, but I took what I could get!) She was ready to hire me on! I got so excited I uncrossed my ankles to cross my legs and stubbed my toe. Ouch. But, then when I found out they couldn’t accept me part time..well. I apologized for wasting their time. (I felt so dumb, I realized after 20 minutes in, this was something I should’ve mentioned first.)

So she got up and went to do the very professional thing of shaking my hand. But I went in for a hug. Why? You’re not a huggy person! So she switched to match what I was doing and went to give me a hug in return. Quick! Shake her hand! Maybe she won’t notice you were about to hug her like she’s you’re long lost aunt. I put my hand out, trying to get out of some awkward hug with the Doctor. Trying to hold back a laugh, she goes to shake my hand now instead. Oh! She was going to hug you! Don’t be rude! You should just hug her! It won’t be that weird…maybe…

So I.... Hugged her handshake.


Wish I could say that was the last awkward moment. But I of course wanted to grab my purse and run to the car. Unfortunately, it stopped at "grab my purse". I got pulled back when I realized it was stuck around the leg of the chair. And almost knocked the nice ladies over. If only I knew how to work my feet!

So. Just know. That awkward moment when we first meet? Rest assured. It’s my fault. Not yours. :D

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Kiss of Sun Flare

Sunflare. It makes our heart sing. It soothes our soul. Brings a smile to our faces. So when we found out I Heart Faces challenge this week was "Sunflare" we got all excited and maybe danced around a little bit. Maybe. ;) So please, check out the awesome entries! This photo is from one of our favorite couples! They were so much fun and put up with all of our antics! (I'm using fancy words today! ...antics...did I use that right?) Now to spend my morning ooing and ahhing over sunflares.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Click it. Remember it.-- {Britney's Ramblings}

When words fail. Pictures pick up the pieces. When thoughts are fuzzy. Snapshots prove truth.
There comes many times when we become at a loss for words. When something so tragic happens, we know there's little we can say to make it go away. Or we see something so beautiful, trying to describe it with words seems disrespectful to the creator.
I'm by no means a writer.
Or the best photographer in the world.
But what I love is having my camera attached at my side.
To capture the moments I'll spend my time daydreaming about.
SO. Let's set a goal.
Try to capture a timeless beautiful moment in your life.
One that would be hard to put in words as perfectly as you want.
But, with a little help from your trusty sidekick. Your Camera.
Click it. Remember it. Maybe Share it?
*cough cough hint hint*

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Carousel Kisses

This week on i heart faces is people's choice! So we let our fans choose their favorite picture we took in February and this is the one they chose!! And we're pretty excited they chose it! :D Head on over to to vote for your top 10 favorites!

It has it's ups & downs.
It gives you butterflies in your tummy.
It makes your head spin like never before.
It'll always make you smile!
No, silly, not riding a carousel,
Being in love.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The (not so terrible) twos - {Life's Tidbits}

For those of you that dont know, I have a two and half year old. Lately he has been living up to the name of "Terrible Twos". Testing his boundaries(and mommy's patience) on a daily basis. You that are(or have ever been) mothers of a two year old know what I mean. But today, we were playing outside and he looks up at me with those big blue eyes and smiles and says, "I love you mom..." and everything melts away and I remember how much I love being a mother. I love you too baby, and I always will... ~Sara