Before you know it May 11 will be here! Give your mom, sister, daughter, wife or significant other a gift that keeps on giving. Don't want to presume you know what she wants on her wall? Give a gift certificate for one of these flowers on a beautiful gallery wrapped canvas or a gorgeous textured paper print. Scroll down for a wider selection of flowers that could be turned into a watercolor print!
Time to update your look for business cards or a website? I would be happy to help. These are traditional headshots, but environmental headshots are pretty cool too. Click on the tab that says portfolio above and a dropdown menu will appear. There are examples of both traditional and environmental headshots. Contact me for more information.
I realized today that I was waaay behind on blogging photo sessions! This is actually from November 29, 2013.
When there is a rare chance to get a shot, photographers will go above and beyond to get it. This is a decent shot, especially considering I was shooting through a window. The "blood moon" was due to begin at 1:00 in the morning CDT, and it was really cold here in the St. Louis area. I stayed up until the total lunar eclipse and shot about five phases; only going outside for the 2:00 am total eclipse (in my housecoat and slippers). I did not set an alarm, I knew I would not get up, so at 2:00 am when I was not capturing in my camera what I was seeing (the rusty color) in the sky, I gave up and hoped that in post-processing I could recover that detail. Guess I will have to wait until the next time we have a total lunar eclipse.
Congratulations to Stephanie Sheneman! You won the family session! Contact me to set up your April 2014 session! Thank you to all who participated and shared my drawing!!
You can also contact me with a message if you click on the "Contact Martha" tab. A big thank you to my models; my great niece, Shelby, and my puppy, Darcy!
Are you the practical type? While I love flowers and cherish the few times I have received them, I am a practical girl. I love photographing flowers, for me it keeps them alive forever. Even more than flowers, I love watercolor prints. I would like to offer handmade watercolor note cards in my store, so of course I had to make some to see if I liked them. I LOVE them!! I wanted to put together a raffle basket for my church's high school mission trip fundraiser, and I wanted to include a set of the note cards. There is nothing wrong with a basket, but I wanted to do something unique for presentation. This was an idea that evolved and changed for about a week. So, how did I do?
Continue scrolling to see pictures of the individual note cards included in the pack.
This year I will be more aware of taking floral pictures with purpose, though my arrangement below covers all of the growing seasons.
It's not a secret that winter and I do not care for each other. Snow is pretty and I can tolerate it for Christmas if it doesn't ruin plans, but seriously I am ready for spring by the second week of January. This winter has been loooooong and exceptionally cold - really, to the tune of temperatures we haven't seen for 20 years in this area. If the temperature is above 20, I do venture out to walk my yellow lab; I think it's safe to assume that she is not fond of the bitter cold we are experiencing either!
However, in an effort to find the positive, it does allow more time to experiment with different editing techniques. I absolutely love watercolor and always have, and now I have found a way to turn my photographs into watercolor prints!
So the day after tomorrow is Valentine's Day, which means that our anniversary is not far behind. When you have been with your spouse, partner or significant other long enough, it can be challenging to find new or unique ideas as gifts. This will be our 37th Valentine's Day celebration and in March our 31st wedding anniversary.
Our garage has been housing a kit car for ten years, we refer to her as Eleanor. If finished, I mean WHEN.....When it is finished, it will resemble the car below which is a Shelby Cobra (actually there are three different cars pictured). The color is still undecided for Eleanor, but some variation of blue is likely. It is my hope that giving my husband a couple of gifts involving these images will inspire completion. I've been promised rides in the mountains of Colorado, with the summer wind blowing through my hair....what a great image in my head for this loooong winter!