Appreciation

I want to give a special thank you shout out to Emily.  Your awesomeness amazes me.  Reading those Harry Potter book’s has quickly helped you master almost all of the amazing things on a MacBook! You are such a little wizard! 😉  Thank you again for all of your help and it is truly appreciated.

It is true; a client can turn into a true friend.  I have experienced it many times and I only hope to continue doing so.

Emily totally caught me off guard with this last shot; it was completely unscripted, unplanned…a total Emily moment!  That’s why I love her! 🙂

Emily, it was time for your face to make it onto my new blog!  Thank you so much for all of your help, assistance, hard work, sweating, patience and downright creativity.  Thank you for being you!

I hope everyone has a Happy Thursday!

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Who doesn't love a great giveaway?

Without Lightroom…I would be lost. 😦 Seriously…my editing has been cut in half by LR but I have also fallen in love with LR Presets!  What you do not know about LR Presets?  Are you living under a rock? 4 The Love of Focus is giving away an amazing $75 gift certificate to Amy McMaster Photography’s amazing store! I have tried the AMP’s Serendipity action and it is absolutely lovely. I have also tried Amy’s AMP Squeaky Clean, On the Edge & the Beyond Shades of Gray Lightroom Presets and they are editing favs! They have helped cut my workflow by so much time and enables me to mix my own recipes to create a unique look that is polished! I have nothing but good things to say about Amy’s products and you should definitely go over to her blog, read and go over to her store and check them out!  Like now!  😉
Enter to win a $75 gift certificate from AMP Actions with @4theloveoffocus http://www.4theloveoffocus.com

Here is an example of an image I processed using Amy’s Lightroom Presets. They are wonderful, help get that tone curve just right, helps get rid of those shadows and pops your colors!

I simply used Amy’s AMP’s Squeaky Clean LR presets and as well as the On the Edge that comes along with that set for my border.  I did smooth her skin to eliminate some of the redness due to the fact that we were outside in the lovely Texas heat [and humidity] but she was not Photoshopped to look unnatural!  Until next time, I hope everyone is doing well and had a wonderful weekend!  Monday workout here I come! Oh by the way, if you were curious as to how the finished image turned out…here is my final shot of Katriana.  I simply used  Kevin Kubota’s Fashion Passion, as well as his Magic Sharp actions…lovely! Her eyes are simply enticing! 😉

Who doesn’t love a great giveaway?

Without Lightroom…I would be lost. 😦 Seriously…my editing has been cut in half by LR but I have also fallen in love with LR Presets!  What you do not know about LR Presets?  Are you living under a rock? 4 The Love of Focus is giving away an amazing $75 gift certificate to Amy McMaster Photography’s amazing store! I have tried the AMP’s Serendipity action and it is absolutely lovely. I have also tried Amy’s AMP Squeaky Clean, On the Edge & the Beyond Shades of Gray Lightroom Presets and they are editing favs! They have helped cut my workflow by so much time and enables me to mix my own recipes to create a unique look that is polished! I have nothing but good things to say about Amy’s products and you should definitely go over to her blog, read and go over to her store and check them out!  Like now!  😉
Enter to win a $75 gift certificate from AMP Actions with @4theloveoffocus http://www.4theloveoffocus.com

Here is an example of an image I processed using Amy’s Lightroom Presets. They are wonderful, help get that tone curve just right, helps get rid of those shadows and pops your colors!

I simply used Amy’s AMP’s Squeaky Clean LR presets and as well as the On the Edge that comes along with that set for my border.  I did smooth her skin to eliminate some of the redness due to the fact that we were outside in the lovely Texas heat [and humidity] but she was not Photoshopped to look unnatural!  Until next time, I hope everyone is doing well and had a wonderful weekend!  Monday workout here I come! Oh by the way, if you were curious as to how the finished image turned out…here is my final shot of Katriana.  I simply used  Kevin Kubota’s Fashion Passion, as well as his Magic Sharp actions…lovely! Her eyes are simply enticing! 😉

What's your blog romance?

Lately I have been…well…lazy busy and my blog has been neglected.  All things aside, I have been busy!  BUT…I have not had the time, energy nor drive to blog lately and as my eyes grow tired as I type this, I must address my bad blog romance.  Lately when I hear Lady Gaga’s song “Bad Romance” I only hear in my head “Blog Romance!”  I guess anything and everything is reminding me that I am having a bad blog romance!  So with that thought I decided to show a little blog love, even if it is just a post about me rambling!  😉  What is your blog romance?  Are you as dedicated as Jasmine Star?  Hmmm….maybe, maybe not! :-/ Even Jasmine says it is hard to blog everyday.  Basically, there are no excuses–even if I am blogging this post instead of sleeping! 😉

“Life is full of beauty.  Notice it.  Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” {Ashley Smith}

Nikki is an awesome crafter and she loves her work, so I wanted to incorporate a little bit of her family with her craft.  Since her husband and sons were not able to make it to the session, I asked her how she felt about letting them each put their hand print on her belly–with paint! 😉  She was completely down and  I love how this turned out; they were all connected.

What’s your blog romance?

Lately I have been…well…lazy busy and my blog has been neglected.  All things aside, I have been busy!  BUT…I have not had the time, energy nor drive to blog lately and as my eyes grow tired as I type this, I must address my bad blog romance.  Lately when I hear Lady Gaga’s song “Bad Romance” I only hear in my head “Blog Romance!”  I guess anything and everything is reminding me that I am having a bad blog romance!  So with that thought I decided to show a little blog love, even if it is just a post about me rambling!  😉  What is your blog romance?  Are you as dedicated as Jasmine Star?  Hmmm….maybe, maybe not! :-/ Even Jasmine says it is hard to blog everyday.  Basically, there are no excuses–even if I am blogging this post instead of sleeping! 😉

“Life is full of beauty.  Notice it.  Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” {Ashley Smith}

Nikki is an awesome crafter and she loves her work, so I wanted to incorporate a little bit of her family with her craft.  Since her husband and sons were not able to make it to the session, I asked her how she felt about letting them each put their hand print on her belly–with paint! 😉  She was completely down and  I love how this turned out; they were all connected.