Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sneak Peak : Aberra Maternity Session

Here is an absolutely wonderful and tantalizing sneak peak to a maternity session I just photographed this weekend.

How in the world do I have some of the most stunningly beautiful friends?

Much more to come. . . ;)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fraziers in Love-Covington GA Lifestyle Photography Session

Funny how things work out. You think that someone is doing you a favor, and it turns out that they think you are doing them a favor. At the beginning of the summer, I asked some good friends of mine let me photograph them all about town because I had been wanting to experiment in a few places around town.

Finally, I am getting a post up of this delightful photo shoot that my dear friends obliged me with.

I love how much they laugh together.

We had fun trying out several new locations that I had had my eye on.
I had posted this picture before but love it so much I wanted to include it with the whole set.

The picture above and the one below are perfect examples of my favorite type of images from any photoshoot. I love that moment when the subject forgets that I'm there taking pictures of them and starts to act natural and/or interact with the their spouse and I get genuine smiles and laughter. It makes my heart go pitty pat. :D

See what I mean? {{happy sigh}}
This was me laying on the ground playing around with shooting against the sun. I have a lot to learn yet but the results are not wholly unpleasing.

"You best be moseying along and stop flirting with my wife young man."

LOVE how this experiment turned out. Lee decided he wanted to show off his Spiderman abilities. NOT bad. I would never attempt it...because I would fail miserably.
I hope all of my clients humour me with as good of a nature as they did.

I was so brokenhearted when they took these chairs away from this old gas station. At least I have shots like this to remember them by.

Me standing on top of our car to get a somewhat aerial view of this scene. Have I mentioned I'm 5 foot 2 inches?

This tree was so beautiful in full bloom that we had to figure out a way to incorporate it somehow.
Definitely one of my faves.
I love the quiet peace of this one.
But the smiles couldn't hold out for long.
Want to know why I would choose a parking garage for pictures? One of the many reasons is as you see below. . .Yummy lines. ;)
I have a whole slideshow of these two lovelies featured here.

Hope you enjoyed these. I have so many more posts lined up for the next few weeks that you won't know what hit you. ;) Have I whetted your appetite?

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Promises, promises

Just a quick preview to show one of the posts I have in the works for sometime hopefully in the near future.

These will not be new to those that are my friends on facebook as I have already shared these on there.  I have a few friends who keep asking me for more but the problem is that the files are so large that they take so long to load onto my computer from the CDs. 

I also intend on getting the rest of the pictures from my last sneak peak up soon.  Time and I have not been on speaking terms.  Neither have concentration and I to be honest.  I think that they must be collaborating a coup behind my back.  :(

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Saturday, September 19, 2009's a way of life

Ahhhhhh life.

My evening has been a sporadic amalgam of different activities and I find it amusing how they don't mesh but must. I sat on my laptop working on a new slideshow to put on my site while I watched the 2007 version of "Persuasion" put out by Masterpiece Theater on my husband's laptop on Youtube.

After that, I get out the two baskets of laundry that need to be folded, plug in my earphones to listen to a little episode of DaneSanders.TV as seen below:

Midway through listening to the tips about how to gear my mind towards making a business more productive to the point that I can maintain it doing what I love, I finish the laundry, pause the video and get out the vacuum cleaner. Then I put the vacuum away, start up the video and decide to do a little blog post about the randomness of it all.

Suffice it to say, I have a lot of work ahead of me, not to mention getting over the fear of being successful at what I do. Yeah, I'm messed up in the head.

Well, thank you ever so much for listening to the sometimes strange and random thoughts of Abra Michelle. For your patience, I will reward you with a lovely and much overdo sneak peek to a session I shot OH so long ago.

I promise I will get the rest of these up soon. :)

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stuff and Nonsense

Ever found yourself working on something and not even sure why?

The other night when I was aimlessly wandering the internet, I stumbled across this cute little advertising gimmick that Lay's has come up with here.

Webisode #11 is my favorite.

They also offer you the fun little time waster of creating your own avatar. I created several. This one is one of my favorites.

A little while back I discovered this amazing website called This wonderful lady offers all kinds of little free goodies and kick butt fonts and so forth and so on. Among these fonts are incredible little doodles that people draw and submit for her to make them into fonts.

Yep, I am a sucker for fonts and doodles so I downloaded several sets of them...and wasted quite a bit of time playing with them as can be seen from the evidence below:
So what do these two things have to do with each other?

Well, I got into my head that I wanted to create a lovely little world for my cute little avatar. So this evening, instead of doing anything useful...I did this:
Needless to say I was unable to concentrate on anything actually worthwhile. What can I say, it was fun and I think it turned out rather cute.