Monday, September 12, 2011

Baby Love

So my cousin just had a new, precious, perfect baby boy! *SIGH* he is amazing! I went to Memphis this past weekend to see the new bundle of joy and was also able to take his newborn pictures! They are actually the first newborn shoot I have EVER done! He was the best model ever! I was there all weekend so of course we were able to drag this shoot out and take our dear sweet time, so I have a TON of pictures of this little love. There is just no way to pick my favorite or even to post them all but I tried to pick on from each setting to share with everyone!

Be sure to check out my facebook page to see the rest! So glad I was able to capture some precious moments in the L family's 'Beautiful Life'

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A bit corny....

Soooo last year when I had Jaxon, I remember wanting to stop and take a picture everytime I saw all the rows of corn (Which up here in Kentucky, are everywhere you look). I would tell my husband "I wish he could stand up,  I want  a photo of him in front of the corn so bad"!

Well this year, I got my wish:) I didn't get to spend too much time shooting, my model had 3 teeth coming in, a busted lip and a no nap kind of day, but crazy mommy attempted this shoot anyways. I was able to capture a few cute ones and I wanted to share my faves!

Thanks to all of the tutorials on Photoshop, I was finally able to get the hang of editing, which I still have MUCH to learn obviously. I think there needs to be an option to get your degree in Photoshop, it's rediculously hard!

Such a little stinker! He is definitely getting harder and harder for me to photograph, but I am not afraid of a challenge:)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

~Tiny Inspiration~

So, it's true that I have always loved taking pictures, but I didn't REALLY get into it, until I had my son, Jaxon! All of a sudden, I had the most beautiful, perfect little model! I can give him all the credit for inspiring his mommy to pursue her hobby! He is almost 14 months old now, but this past year, I have captured a lot of moments in his little life! I have taken a photo each month on his birthday, and have had a few other fun photo shoots along the way! All of the photo shoots have been a TON of work, and some have even taken 2-3 different shoots:) Now that he is walking, it is close to impossible to get the perfect picture of him...but at least it is great practice!

Here are some of my favorite photos I have taken of him throughout the first year of his life! The quality isn't quite there...but they are precious just the same! Enjoy!


Friday, August 5, 2011

...and so it begins!

So, for those of that know me, and for those of you that don't..I have ALWAYS been obsessed with taking pictures! It has been a long time dream of mine to be a photographer, and I am finally in the process of making that dream come true. I am obviously no where near "professional" yet, but I am taking steps in that direction. Jamie Lynn Photography has been kind enough to sit down with me, and answer so many of my questions, and has passed along a ton of knowledge! I am so grateful for her help, she is such a talented photographer, kind person, has built a booming business and like myself, she is a military wife! Thank you Jamie for all of your help:)

Beautiful Life Photography is going to be a dream come true for me *I can feel it*! I am studying, practicing, and learning...and soon very soon, my business will be up and running! I have decided to blog about my learning experience, share tips, and hopefully gain some willing models to let me practice on:)

I will post pictures that I have taken along the way...and hopefully they will continue to get better and better!

FRIENDS AND FAMILY~ I want to say thank you! I have had so many of you compliment my photos and encourage me so much! It is because of you that I am finally doing this! I ask for your continued support as I begin the process...please follow my blog and pass it along:) Maybe by the time I am ready to "Open for business" I will already have a decent following! Love you all:)

God Bless,
Ashley Galloway