About Me

I am happily married to Bryan. Yes, we have rhyming names. We have a sock eating dog named Daisy, a non-stop talker named Mary Paul, and a ball of energy named Ellie Jane. Life is wonderful.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dramatic B&W

I've been following a photography website called I Heart Faces. Each week they have a different theme and ask people to enter photographs that fit the theme. This week the theme is dramatic black and white. I love this picture. It's my daughter's first birthday from a few weeks ago. I think this is dramatic for a few reasons. One, it reminds me of an old Hollywood headshot with Lauren Bacall or something. Two, I think it's a dramatic way to present an event that is usually done in a cute fashion. I like the lighting and the angle. The way the light makes the icing look like it's becoming part of her face makes it so she is truly one with her cake! Of course I love her expression and her eyes. It's like she's thinking, "Hmm...I cannot believe I get to eat as much cake as I want." I've only had a DSLR for a year so I welcome any advice!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ellie Jane's First Birthday Party

Well, on Tuesday, our sweet Ellie Jane will turn one. Crazy. We had her big birthday party on Saturday. It was a springtime party complete with butterflies hanging from the ceiling. Being the fatastic eater that she is, Ellie Jane downed her cake with great abandon. Ellie Jane is a sweet, loving girl with a great laugh and lots of hugs to offer. She is such an important part of our family and we thank God everyday for the blessings He has entrusted to us; the blessings of our girls. Happy Birthday, Ellie Jane!!!