Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Prom 2012

 Beautiful, professionally done hair. 


This year, I had the opportunity to take pictures for TWO proms! The first set of pictures is from my older brother's prom. And the next set is from my cousin's. My brother's a senior (graduating in a few days!) and my cousin's a junior in high school. My mom is a make-up consultant, so she was asked to do my cousin's makeup. I was blessed and was invited to go! So, we headed over to their house {about 20 minutes away}and I just watched everyone and helped where I could. I personally like taking pictures at prom because it's one step closer to photographing a wedding.

So for my brother's prom, he went with a good friend, not someone he's declared as dating. Sadly, the weather was absolutely terrible. It was a group of about 36 people, so we wanted to take pictures outside at a park. Luckily, we found a hotel that generously let us use their lobby with a waterfall-looking thing. Better than being outside, right? 

I also liked these "sessions" because it was the first dance I could take pictures of with my new camera (purchased last November). When I say dance, I mean my brother's high school dance. Next year, I'll be the one who's getting pictures done! :) Well, one can only hope. :P

P.S. All of these photos are SOOC. I haven't been in the mood to edit... anyways, my edits probably look kinda bad anyway.

Monday, May 28, 2012

I Call Them Bumblebees

The other day, I was outside taking pictures when I came across a bunch of bees. So, I naturally took a ton of pictures of them. Lately, I've been finding wildlife really fun to photograph. Oh and by the way, these are all SOOC and with my kit lens. :)

Do you like photographing bees?

Monday, May 21, 2012

8-Month Old | Baby S

I've never done a 8/9-month old before, so this was really a fun session. It was my first paid session. I really enjoy the results. The whole process was hard because I also had to look after 3 other kids (ages 2, 5, and 7), but again, LOVE some of the photos I got. Isn't she adorable?!? It always looks like she's frowning, but it's just her chubby cheeks that make her mouth droop. :P 

Which photo is your favorite?

P.S. She was also my first newborn session. See those pictures and how I've improved HERE.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Glimpse of My Spring

Eep! Look at that bokeh!!!

~flowers budding
~flowers blooming
~bees buzzing
~bubbles blowing
~sidewalk boiling
~balls bouncing
~skin burning
~mouth babbling
~crafts building
~sun beating
~dandelions breaking
~birds bellowing

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sporting Event (plus me blabbing)

26. Take pictures at one of my brother's sporting events

Lately, I've been attending quite a few of my younger brother's baseball games. I haven't been to them all, but I've been to a couple. 

Baseball/Softball is {what I consider} to be the only sport I haven't done. I've done soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track and field, karate, tennis, ext., but I've never had the nerve to go out for softball. Why? I'm not exactly sure... First off, the games {can} be boring to watch, in my opinion. Two, my the time I realized I maybe should try out, I didn't think I would ever become that good at it.

Wow, enough of my babbling. Anyway, those pictures are of my brother. I've been shooting a manual mode a lot now... My pictures turn out 10x better sometimes! Yah! I can assure you that all of the above pictures were taking in manual. How do I know that? Because they turned out! :P No joke, my 70-300mm lens makes everything over-exposed, so I have to shoot in manual to even get a decent picture.

ANYway, I hope y'all have a good weekend! Guess what? I have a lock-in tonight so I'll be SUPER tired tomorrow! :/

P.S. Today's my 1/2 birthday! :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Confirmation 2012

41. Get confirmed

42. Receive a new Bible

I look kinda creepy in this picture...
Last Sunday, I got confirmed. It was such a blessing to be surrounded by the people that love and care for me and my faith in Jesus Christ.God invited me to partake in Holy Communion. For a gift, my wonderful godparents gave me a beautiful Bible. It explains verses and it also has my name inscribed on the back. :) Overall, it was a really great weekend!