Friday, February 10, 2012
My wonderful Mother-In-Law and Sister-In-Law bought me my first sewing machine for Christmas this last year and I have been itching to try it out! Well with the holidays and the craziness in our lives lately I haven't had time to play with it much except a class that I took at JoAnn Fabrics. It has been years since I actually have used a sewing machine. When I was a kid my great grandma and I would make barbie clothes and quilts, so very small projects, yet so unforgettable. Now that I have been out of school for a couple of years and getting settled into "life" I have been getting more into my creative side that has been on hold for a long time! So for my first little sewing inspiration I started small.... very small. But it turned out great! I am so excited and totally wearing my new scarf today. I went to Hancock Fabrics and bought some scrap fabrics and stumbled across this adorable gray and ivory stripe fabric and thought it would be a cute scarf. I like the scarfs that are continuous and don't have any loose ends. So basically I cut the scarf to a good length, pinned the edges where I wanted and sewed the ends together. Seems pretty simple and easy right?..... well to keep the stripes lined up is actually harder then it looks! This fabric is also stretchy which makes it difficult to sew in a straight line, but I think it turned out great and I am definitely making more of these! Thanks to my wonderful Fam that got me the sewing machine, now off to the next project......
Thursday, February 9, 2012
When my husband asked me to take his and his new business partner photo I was a little nervous but also very excited. During this shoot I was trying to capture a professional, yet casual and relaxed photograph. Ryan and Shellie both have fun and unique personalities and to capture them in a professional photo was fun! We started out very formal and by the end of the shoot I was able to get them both to relax and be comfortable in front of the camera. I am very pleased with the way this photo shows them as fun individuals yet also as great business partners. I am so happy for my husband Ryan and his new business partner Shellie Edwards and this new journey that our families are beginning together. If any of my fans are looking for a new dentist in the El Dorado Hills area please call Ryan he would love to see you and your families. He works great with kids but also has many wonderful talents and specializes in Oral surgery and Implants at their office. Please call them 916.939.9912 http://www.edwardseverhartdental.com/
Sunday, February 5, 2012
What are the chances that both of my best friends were preggers at the same time? Well they were! I was honored when Danielle and Danny chose me to capture their maternity photos. The session went great, with a lot of wind and chilly December weather to make things interesting. They were so pleased with the photos and now we are just waiting for little Jackson to be born so we can take his new born photos.
When my best friend had her baby I knew that I wanted to photograph baby Avery, AKA Cheeks. That was her nickname from the first time we could see her cheeks on the ultrasound pictures. Photographing babies can be a challenge, especially at 2 months old because at this time they have officially become wiggle worms. The good thing is that they are curious as to what you are doing so I had Avery's attention almost the entire photo session. These are just a selected few of the pictures that I took. All of my information about my photography business is available at my website: http://www.amyleephotos.com/