Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to get on here and wish everyone who follows me, as well as everyone who stumbles upon my blog, a very happy and healthy new year.

As for new year resolutions……I’ve got nothing. 🙂 Any suggestions?

I haven’t posted anything in a few months (I apologize for that), I had a very busy autumn and holiday season. Now that it’s all over, I’m hoping to get my groove back! (Maybe that can be my resolution!) I’m hoping to have the time again to go out and shoot some photos. I find myself in the middle just at the beginning a dreary winter here again, so I’ll have to get creative. Sometimes you can only photograph snow so much….

I did manage to do a couple of shoots – one of my brand new neice, and one of my sister with her boyfriend. I don’t have much experience at all doing portraits, but I am proud of some of these!

My sister Laura and her boyfriend Derek

This one is fun

And here’s a few of my new niece, Elizabeth. Who doesn’t love pictures of a beautiful baby??

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Happy fall :)

Ok, I’ll admit it, I do like fall. I love the colors, the break from the crazy heat, bonfires and definitely pumpkin flavored everything! What I don’t like is what comes after fall! So we’re trying to enjoy the last bit of decent weather, especially this weekend with 80 degrees and lots of sun. 🙂 My husband and I went for a drive to look at the changing leaves and hit up a War of 1812 fall festival yesterday, and I got some great photos.

Love the gold color of the beans

 

Taken from the top of a reservoir, any time of year it's a cool view

 

With our "Indian Summer" going on, the wildflowers are blooming again

 

I don't know what kind of tree this is, but they are everywhere

 

 

Lots of this going on right now in Indiana

 

I like the bright yellow trees

 

This is kind of a brag photo - I'm kind of proud of this one 🙂 These are up at a little church in my town.

I need a vacation.

To somewhere warm and tropical. It’s getting colder here and I don’t think I’m ready for that, because before we know it, we’ll have a foot of snow on the ground!…Anyway, I’ll just look at old photos I took in Hawaii 3 years ago. 

Hanalei Valley in Hawaii

 

Waimea Canyon

 

Another one of Waimea Canyon

 

the Na Pali coast on Kauai

 

 

Kilauea Lighthouse

 

Sunrise

 

 

One of my favorites

My kiddos :)

I wanted to post some photos of my 2 dogs. I got a few good shots of them, which is really hard to do! And since I found some new Photoshop actions this week, I wanted to try them out. Love them!

 

Tinker - I can never get her to sit long enough to take a photo!

 

Maya - added a texture to a photo for the first time in Photoshop too!

 

Pretty girrrrrrl

 

Action called "Seventies" by http://www.thepioneerwoman.com

ZOO!

Spent a day at the Fort Wayne zoo with my sister this week….here are some of my favorite shots: 

Sleepy lion. On the other side of thick glass.

 

My favorite - the orangutans

 

 

HUGE giraffe!

 

 

DINGO!

 

 

This bird posed for me

 

 

Does this fish have buck teeth?

 

 

Jellyfish. I think?

 

 

This red panda was ADORABLE

 

 

Inside the Indonesian Rainforest (aka BIODOME!)

 

 

This little guy was cute. Just relaxing on a branch.

 

 

Another one of the orangutans. They're entertaining

 

 

One of the MANY peacocks walking around