Sunday, February 28, 2010

Black and White Headshots {Omaha Professional Photographers}

I absolutely adored this session.  The model was fun to work with and I was able to shoot at a new location which I fell in love with on the spot!  I cannot wait for the weather to turn nice to get out there and do some lovely outdoor shoots. Gorgeous!  These images were done inside with natural light.  Don't you think she's super photogenic?  Her eyes just pull you into the photographs!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

More Fun Facts About February {Omaha Professional Photographer}

I have really enjoyed looking about facts about this month.  Kinda silly, maybe, but I like to learn new things. My husband is the King of Meaningless Facts- or so I tease him- so I figure maybe I should try and impress him with some February knowledge.

1)  February 15th was the date of the Roman festival of Lupercalia - where young men held a lottery to decide which girl would be theirs.
2)  The Taj Mahal at Agra, India is perhaps the most splendid gift of love. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beautiful wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Work on the Taj began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years. It took the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.
3)   In February 1847, the United States Post Office introduced adhesive stamps, which simplified post office operations along with one's mailing process for Valentine's Day, February 14th.
4)  Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. Lincoln's most notable act as the United State's 16th president was freeing the slaves. Lincoln has no surviving heirs to date, although he fathered 3 sons all of whom passed away before the age of 20. Many know that Lincoln was a tall man standing 6' 4", and he was also physically adept as both a wrestler and axe man. Lincoln appeared even taller because of his top hat where he supposedly stashed cash.
5)  February 22, 1924--In the United States, Calvin Coolidge became the first president to broadcast from the White House. The speech was broadcast on 42 stations.
Do you know any cool trivia about February?  Leave a comment and share if you do have an interesting fact about this month. :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

GPOYW {Omaha Professional Photographer}

I learned something new yesterday.  I subscribe to Photojojo's feed and yesterday they featured GPOYW which stands for Gratuitous Photo of Yourself Wednesday.  It sounded like fun to me. :)  I thought I might participate this week on my blog.  Here is my photo for this Wednesday!

You can read more on Photojojo's blog about GPOYW here.  Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day! {Omaha Professional Photographer}

What are you doing on this day of designated love?  I hope whatever you are doing that your day is a great one!  Happy Valentine's Day; I *heart* all of you!

Did you know.....?

1.)February's birthstone is the Amythyst.
2.)February's flower is the violet.
3.)February is Bird Feeding Month.
4.)February is also Candy Month!
5.) Febraury doesn't stop is also Grapefruit Month, Bake for Family Fun Month, Friendship Month and Creative Romance Month!
6.) I like the song "Stupid Cupid" which you can listen to it here.

Happy Valentine's Day <3

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Portrait Session {Omaha Professional Photographer}

You may remember this model from this blogpost in November 2009.  I had the opportunity to photograph her again!  This time, Lynette asked for a session because it was time for her to have some nice portraits for herself; no modeling corsets in this shoot. :)  Here are just a couple of my favorites.  I do believe I am jealous of her flawless complexion...doesn't she have the greatest skin??

 Did you see those greeeeeen eyes?!

I heart this one.

I will be sharing some more of Lynette's session on my facebook fanpage soon so if you're not a fan, what are you waiting for?--sign up today and follow me on facebook to see more of this shoot and others!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

One more reason I need a Mac {Omaha Professional Photographer}

So I was blogstalking Totally Rad Photoshop Actions Blog the other day and they featured the Bookbook.  I am drooling over this product!  *swoon*  I think the universe is trying to tell me it is time to switch to a Mac. Seriously. *sigh*

Btw, I love this photo of my youngest. She wasn't aware I was photographing her at the time. I like this image because it makes me wonder what she was thinking about at that moment and it also makes me think about daydreaming as a child myself.....when my nose wasn't in a book. ;)  Did you daydream a lot as a child?  Do you remember what those daydreams were about?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February, I *heart* you! {Omaha Professional Photographer}

I love the month of February!  I might be a tad bias, it's true.  February is my birth month.  So, for fun, I think I will periodically share with you throughout the month some fun facts and perhaps fancies from and about the month of February!  Here we go....

Did you know....?

1.) February's name comes from the Latin word "februum" which translates to "purification".
2.) February is Black History Month in both Canada and the United States.
3.) I was born in February! ;)
4.) February is the most commonly misspelled month.
5.) February is National Cherry and Chocolate Month.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Black and White Image {Omaha Professional Photographer}

I went downtown a couple of days ago with Lynette (a photographer friend) and Imagene (my camera-that's right, she's got a name *wink*) to visit a couple galleries and take in the sights at the Old Market.  I knew when Lynette asked me if I wanted to go that I would definitely be bringing Imagene along with me.  The Old Market is one of my favorite places to shoot; I really enjoy street photography and the Old Market is, in general, a very picturesque place.  Anyway, on this particular day I photographed the inside of the Jackson Street Booksellers Bookstore (with permission, of course) and ended up with an image that I shared on my 365 blog.  This photograph has been haunting me. It seems to be demanding more attention from me so I am caving in and it is getting another whole blog post over here on this blog.

When I photographed this area of the bookstore I was first drawn to sheer amount of books and all their different colored spines and how they covered the walls like fine adornments and seemed to wrap around the space endlessly.  This is where the nag started.  I knew when I was composing the shot that although I was drawn to the color originally, I might be seeing in black and white. I came home, downloaded the photograph and converted it to black and white. I fell in love....  *but* ...... I posted the image in color because I was trying to be true to all those colored spines. Now, I feel compelled to share with you the same image in black and white.  Which one do you prefer?  Why?

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