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Posts Tagged ‘photography’

I love my job…

Posted by Sandra on September 29, 2009

Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures


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Our new kitty, Bow…

Posted by Sandra on September 23, 2009



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Beautiful Senior Pics

Posted by Sandra on September 20, 2009

I loved this client for senior pics, and just wanted to show off some of my favorites from last week’s shoot:

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Our lovely day in the park…

Posted by Sandra on September 11, 2009

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Playing with light…

Posted by Sandra on August 17, 2009

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It helps that she’s so adorable…

Posted by Sandra on August 7, 2009

We had an impromptu shoot yesterday looking for artistic graffiti in downtown Columbus. We stopped by the museum and by the arts college and snapped a few shots. Girlfriend knows how to work the camera!





All three of them got cute for me a few times too:

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It just screams, “Summer Fun”, doesn’t it?

Posted by Sandra on July 28, 2009


Little Wet Feet

Little Wet Feet




(And then I have to show off my cutie posing for the camera):

I could melt in her eyes!

I could melt in her eyes!

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Crooked pictures, my Thursday Rant

Posted by Sandra on July 16, 2009

Oh how I can’t wait for this fad to pass.  I swear, every time I see a photog’s website or a blog and they have their pictures on a slant, I cringe.  Next to “selective coloring” (where everything is black & white except one thing, like a flower, or a hat), this is the most disturbing and distracting trend in personal photography I’ve seen.

Please make it stop.  It doesn’t look good.  I don’t know who told you it looks good.  If you’re a professional, you should know better.  A novice, you’re copying a hopefully very short-lived annoying trend.  It’s not fashion photography.  It’s horrible.  Straighten up the pictures, keep them all in color or all in black and white and make the gazillions of people who want to bang their heads against the wall when they see slanted red-rose black & white pictures happy again.


And that, folks, is my Thursday rant.

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Family Sunday Drive…

Posted by Sandra on July 13, 2009

We had planned on heading up to Berlin, Ohio, and the surrounding Amish communities over the weekend, but it rained miserably on Saturday – so instead, we headed up on Sunday, in absolutely beautiful weather.  The downfall?  Everything – and I mean EVERYTHING – is closed in Amish country on Sundays!  I managed to get a couple of good images, but for the two hour drive up and the two hour drive back, it was not the amount I had planned.  That being said, we finished the day at a small park with water play, and the three children (and Daddy!) had a great time splashing and getting wet.  The day could be summed up as quite wonderful, even though we didn’t get to shop for Amish handcrafted items or eat at a wonderful restaurant…  We’re planning a trip back up when the season changes this fall – should make for gorgeous pics!

Just wanted to show a few…







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Urban Vibes

Posted by Sandra on July 1, 2009


I was blessed this past weekend with the opportunity to photograph a wonderful African Drum band, “Urban Vibes“, out of Indianapolis, Indiana.  If you’re near there, I strongly suggest you look them up and see them live.  It’s uplifting, it’s poetic, it’s beautiful.  I was able to capture some lovely images of their beautiful faces and instruments, and with their permission I’m reproducing them here for your enjoyment.  I hope you get a chance to hear them, it is always a joy when I get to watch them.


If you’re interested in their contact information, please let me know and I’d be glad to forward your request.

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My new mantle art –

Posted by Sandra on April 23, 2009

Five Faces of Four

Five Faces of Four

sans mantle.  I don’t know why I don’t have a mantle.  I built the house and didn’t include one.  11 years later I still don’t have one.  I don’t know why.  I guess the benefit is it’s one less thing to dust.  But I digress…

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Easter 2009

Posted by Sandra on April 13, 2009

We had a great time “down on the farm” (hubby’s parent’s home). After the girls got up and found their hidden eggs and baskets, we packed up for the long drive down home. Before we left, we had a quick “impromptu” photo session of the girls in their pretty little dresses:

Autumn and her Easter Bunny

Autumn and her Easter Bunny

Ayla and hers!

Ayla and hers!

Once we got down home, the scenery was stunning so there were lots of great photos to be had:

Me & My Shadow!

Me & My Shadow!

Then the hunt began!!  Ayla passed out from all the walking we did, so she missed the Easter Egg Hunt while she was napping.  We won’t tell her.

The boys spent most of the day at Uncle Bobby’s shooting off rifles – I think they were in HEAVEN!  Then after the sun went down, the “big kids” (pre-teens and teens) participated in our annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt.  It’s a riot to watch 15 flashlights wandering up and down the hills looking for hidden eggs with money or lottery tickets inside… I’m amazed no one has broken a leg yet… it gets DARK in the country! 

I hope everyone had a great holiday, and God bless you and your family… if you’re still reading, I compiled all of our pics into a SLIDESHOW, if you’d like to see!

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New Art Project

Posted by Sandra on April 1, 2009

I got a neat idea the other day, and realized how simple and inexpensive it actually will turn out to be.  I probably should wait until I’ve actually completed it to blog about it, but I wanted to show off pics so I’m posting prematurely. 😀

Anyways, I picked up a couple of packages of teeny magnets (about 1/4″ diameter round) at Michael’s Craft Store the other day.  They came in packages of 6 for about $2.00.  Then I picked up some heavy gauge jewelry wire for about another dollar.  The magnets are much more powerful than they seem, and they stick to the wire like, well, a magnet. 

So I did a shoot last night with my four kids, and wanted to get a series of five shots of each of them with different expressions and looks.  Now I’m going to print the pics up as 5″x5″ squares, laminate them, and attach them to the wires with the magnets.  I’ll string the wire taut vertically, one right above the other, with about a 7″ gap.  It should make for a very interesting “work of art” and conversation piece, especially with the fun pics!  So I wanted to share the pics, and as soon as the project is done I’ll be sure to post the final result.  I’m very excited to get started.

I’ve posted my favorites, the ones that show the personality the most, in “large” format.  I put the other in a gallery, if you’re interested in looking! 😀









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Interesting faces…

Posted by Sandra on March 16, 2009

We attended the Columbus Tea Party yesterday, and it was a success.  But while I was photographing the event, some very interesting people wandered through the rally, and I couldn’t help but snap pictures.  I love beautiful faces, because there’s always an interesting story behind them.

This one turned out to be my favorite.  I think I may try to spend some more time downtown in the future and capture some more stories:

man on street

man on street

I’ll be uploading the pics of the Tea Party later today or tomorrow.  It was wonderful being with a group of like-minded people standing up for what we believe in!

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Ayla’s First Birthday

Posted by Sandra on January 6, 2009

Shameless Photo Brag!  Our little miracle joined us as the New Year’s Baby in 2008.  This year has flown by too fast.  Our family is so blessed.









And I have to add a quick cutie-patootie ones from Christmas (which I still have to finish uploading!  Ack!)


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Labor Day Weekend Pics

Posted by Sandra on September 1, 2008

For my friends and family to enjoy.

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Posted by Sandra on August 29, 2008


Gotta love ’em, yeah?

I was pleased with how my photo shoot turned out with my 15 year old… he grumbed and mumbled and groaned the whole time I was telling him to “work it, work it babeeeeee”, but after he saw the final results, he was okay with his mother dragging him down the street and to different places.  Like, it’s so totally uncool, dude.

And heaven knows the teenager must be pleased, or the whole house pays for it.


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