Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Megan+Scott

There are times in our lives where we just need to feel joy, and this happened last Saturday at Megan and Scott's wedding. I've known Megan since she was 7 years old, and had the pleasure to meet Scott a few years ago when he and Megan let m+m "pretend" they were an engaged couple and take images to add to our portfolio. How fun that this became a reality!

My son and I grew up with Megan and her family, going on vacations, sweating through karate classes, sharing Christmas and birthdays and graduations together. Being asked to take the images at this very special wedding was a joy for both Mac and me, and we hope the images will be enjoyed just as much as we enjoyed taking them. This wedding was fun and family for everyone who attended. Here are just a few to share as we work on the rest (and those albums I have due to Autumn and Savannah - I haven't forgotten you!)




Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tristan

Tristan - you're the bomb! You gave Mac the finger at 11 days old, and we have the picture to prove it! Your Daddy is so proud!

Well, we won't embarrass Mac by publishing that picture, but I did have to do a couple of collages that show your many moods. You were trying so hard not to fall asleep...

But you finally did snooze for a bit, so we snuck (sneaked???) in a few quick shots that show your sweet side...

Thanks Autumn and Joe - it's been such a pleasure to be able to shoot your wedding a few years ago, your pregnancy earlier this year, and now your adorable little guy. You are our first "threepeat" - and I have to say that it is a joy to be able to provide you (and us) with these special memories. We can't wait for Tristan's first birthday shoot!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Street art personalized...

I'm in the middle of designing two albums, and needed a break so decided to play with some street art images. After doing some layering and aging on this photo, I kept thinking about what a great party invitation it would make. A little bit of modern, a little bit of retro, and even a bit of folk art feel. That's a party I want to go to!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

antiquities....

Tonight I was looking through some old images, and came across some from a wonderful display of japanese art tools, old books, and old statues that were taken waaaaay back in 2009 ;-) through a store window really early in the morning. I remember that I meant to go back when the store was open and get some shots from inside but never did...

These resided inside my computer all this time because they didn't quite seem capable of standing on their own - but when I saw them tonight I thought they might work in the collage style I'm having so much fun with these days. Sort of a quasi windowpane effect.

The designers in this store were definitely ahead of their time - look at any Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, or Anthropologie catalog today, and you'll see stacks of old books, oftentimes turned backwards just like this.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Day is coming!

Okay I admit it.....when people want to have fun, some go to the beach, some to the movies, some go shopping, some go hiking, some knit, some hang out....however, while I love doing those things when I REALLY want to relax and have fun I get into Photoshop and start playing. Must be some of the frustrated artist coming out - growing up I watched both my Dad and my sister create beautiful works of art with ink and oils and pastels and watercolors. I - on the other hand - couldn't draw my way out of a paper bag (really!). I think I latched onto photography (and if I have to admit this too - needlework, lampwork, beading, jewelry making, wire working, a recent shot at knitting, and I still have a yen to try my hand at weaving and spinning one of these days...) because it allowed me to be an "artist" even though I didn't use a brush like "true" artists. Now of course, multimedia is all the rage and there is some really exceptional work being done out there - for example, consider this piece made by polymer clay artist Christi Friesen - what fun!

So basically I guess Photoshop is my form of multimedia art - layers, elements, images, textures..they can be put together in so many different ways, one on top of the other. Today I wanted to do a valentine - and since I've been designing collages lately, I decided to try a valentine collage. But instead of filling each square with a different picture, Mac showed me how to layer an image underneath the frames to make it look like a multitude of small pictures placed together to make up a single whole. Here's to Stephanie and Josh - happy valentine's day to two of our favorite newlyweds!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Presenting frames from The Organic Bloom

For those of you with a highly advanced sense of whimsical style, m+m Photography is now offering custom frames from The Organic Bloom. Colorful, funky, modern, chic, silly, fun, personality-plus, curvy, crazy, original, hand-crafted - so many different words to describe these. In standard and custom sizes from a wallet-sized 2x3" or 3x3" opening (we want one in every color for our holiday tree next year!) all the way up to a humongous 30x40" opening.

With or without an acrylic insert. With or without antiquing - but trust me, the antiquing makes these shapes just pop! New colors are being added as we speak. At first glance I think baby room, but then start imagining them with children's photos, a picture of an engaged couple, a family, a newly married couple's first kiss....they just make me smile!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

bubbles are fun!

Such a cutie and what a fun family...wouldn't this be a beautiful wrapped canvas wall art in an old fashioned funky frame?