Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day 12

I really need to sit down and fiddle with setting more often. I took some cute shots of Sevrine at the Irish Festival, but nothing "artistic". I did use the action setting and got a good shot of her jumping in the bounce house though. That will be my post for today and the other shots will be in my normal blog and probably Facebook. :) Enjoy.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 11

Okay, I'm going to stop feeling guilty of posting pictures of my kid. lol Today was her Halloween party at school and she got to wear her costume to school. I didn't let her take her nice costume, but instead bought her a cheaper costume that I wouldn't care if it got messed up at school (and it did). She tried really hard to keep it nice today, asking for toast, dry cereal, and a sippy cup of milk instead of her normal lidless cup so she wouldn't risk spilling on her costume, but she ended up kneeling on it and ripping it form the inside. Oh well, that's why it's the back up. She did have fun today tough. I stopped by her school to see if I could get some pictures of her during her "party" but they were starting a little late and the kids had just gotten up form their nap, so Sevrine still looked really tired, and was wearing her change of clothes so she wouldn't ruin her costume. Double bonus of the day was that she had no time-outs at school. :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day 10

I keep telling myself that I'm going to use less pictures of Sevrine since it seems that most of the pictures for this project have been of her, but since tonight was the Ward Halloween Party, I will have to begin that resolution another time. She was so excited today to be able to wear her Halloween costume and tiara finally. I had to hide the dress so she wouldn't try and put it on. I think that she forgot she had it. So, here is a picture of her dressed up for the night as a Ballerina / Princess. And as you can tell she is en pointe as well so totally in character.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 9

I really thought that it would take me much longer to get a picture of Sevrine sucking her thumb, but as we sat down to watch a movie tonight before bed, she curled up on the couch and stuck her thumb in her mouth. I know that I shouldn't let her suck her thumb much longer, but it's so cute. lol I love the way she curls her fingers around the tip of her nose. She's been doing this since she was only a few days old since we could never get her to take a pacifier.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day 8

I'm not a huge fan of self-portraits, but I hardly ever take pictures of myself. So, tonight I decided that Sevrine and I would get a picture together. I'll try and keep the self-portraits to a minimum though. lol

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 7

I was so bummed when I left work that I had accidentally left my nice camera there. :( Not that my point and shoot is bad, but it's not my nice one. lol We got out of there early enough for the sky to still be pretty and not too dark like most nights. One of the things I dislike about winter is that it gets dark so much earlier and you miss out on some great photo opportunities because you're stuck in the car. Sevrine was yelling at me to play her "Narnia" song while I was trying to navigate through traffic and as I was looking at the sky going "am I going to make it home in enough time to still capture the colors?". Well, I decided to get creative and rolled down my window and snapped a quick pic to see what I would get. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. I had no idea that the colors would actually translate at 50mph on the freeway with my arm out the window. So happy this turned out halfway decent. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Day 6

Okay, so I hadn't thought too much about today's photo this morning and later on in the day I was thinking about how cute it is when Sevrine is tired, she sucks her thumb. I know that doesn't sound that cute, but it's the way she has her hand in a fist with her index finger curled around the tip of her nose. I purposefully let her watch a movie in my room before bed, and even let her stay up late hoping that she would call asleep or at least suck her thumb. No such luck. Oh well. I vow that at some point I will have that picture. For now, it's just a cute picture of Sevrine snuggled up watching a movie in my room.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 5

Okay, today Sevrine had pictures done by Sara Carroll Images. Sara was awesome and so patient with my 4 year old Tornado. lol I kind of wanted to capture the day without stepping into her territory, so got a couple of pictures of Sara capturing Sevrine's personality. I can't wait to see her pictures!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 4 - Ammunition

When I woke up this morning I didn't really have any ideas on what I would photograph for today, but at the end of the day it came to me. The shop has been a little slow so we have more down-time than normal lately. So, to fill this down-time, we prank each other, debate or whatever else we can think of. Off and on for a while we've had these squish balls brought to us by a vendor, but over time that number has dwindled down to 1. There is only one ball left and one of our estimators decided to use wadded up paper in retaliation. I decided today that they weren't aerodynamic enough to be that accurate so decided to cover them in painters tape to give them a little more weight and less drag. lol We ended up having a minor war today with the tape balls and the 1 squish ball been lobbed back and forth across the room. There were a lot of misses and a few well-aimed shots. All in all, it made a slow day go by a little quicker and a lot more pleasant.

Day 3

Sevrine always have the cutest expression on her face when I pick her up from school. It's like she hasn't seen me in forever and she's just so excited that I'm there. I've always wanted to capture that look. Admittedly, this still needs some work because I forgot my nice camera and forgot to change it to an action setting, so the shutter speed is probably a little too slow. So today you get two pictures. One is a blur as she runs toward me and the other is after she reaches me. You can expect a repeat of this subject. lol I vow that I will capture that look and have it not be blurry. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day 2

Okay, Day 2's pic is going to seem like a cop out, and it kind of is, but there is also an explanation to it. Sevrine is having pictures taken for her Comp Card on Saturday and the Agency wants the pictures done with hair and age appropriate makeup. Well, Sevrine and I went to buy her "makeup" tonight and she was so excited about it that she made me put it on her, even though she would have to take it off 15 minutes later. So even though it barely looks like she has anything on it covers the pen and licorice stains on her face. lol So she is ready for her pictures on Saturday, at least after we have her hair done and hair-sprayed to the point of being a fire hazard. lol

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 1

Okay, it was looking like I wasn't going to make it on the first day, or do some no thought lame self portrait, but as I was driving home watching the sky change colors, I knew that I wanted something outdoors. I had my camera out of the case before I even got out of the car and started lining up the shot. The street lamp was giving off too much light to give me a good shot from my driveway so I ended up standing in the street. Then I couldn't hold still enough to get the shot so I had to go inside and borrow a tall tripod from my Dad. That did the trick. Even then I had to take a couple of shots to get the one I wanted, but for Day 1 I'm pretty happy right now. :) The best part about it is that I got to mess with some of the non-auto settings on my camera. I'm hoping by the end of the year I'll have learned a lot and be a much better photographer. See you tomorrow!