Category Archives: photography

30-second wonder

At animoto today, I created almost effortlessly this cute video of our recent vacation. These 30-second shorts are free, but if you want to create longer features, you’ll have to shell out a few dollars.  It’s all quite reasonable.   Check out the photos; it’ll only take you 30-seconds. Enjoy. SPL

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Party hat template

I am coming out the the crafty closet. Yes, I’m crafty. You got a problem with that? So,  it’s end-of-the- school-year party time and I got my craft on with some party hats for my son’s class. I have included the template and directions below. The hats were a great success, but I could kick […]

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happy spring cards

Did you miss getting cards out this winter…  Have the grandparents been laying on the guilt trip about not getting any photos or news about their grandchildren? Well, if so, help is here. GHD Happy Spring Cards. Book a photo shoot and order your cards that say “bring on the warmer weather” today! 10% off […]

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No-school photos

I think in my twelve years of school pictures, I liked maybe one or two of them. Actually, my first grade one is the best. I was a little cuter back then than now. Anywho, that whole school photo thing was  such a blur of a yearly experience. I remember every year being lined up […]

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innocent wonder photo challenge

i heart faces is having a photo challenge, “Innocent Wonder” and I immediately thought about this photo that I captured this weekend.  It was a preview shoot for my Valentine’s mini sessions. Check out the other entries at  I always appreciate your comments and critiques. Enjoy.  SPL

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a fabulous b-side

After the dinosaurs went extinct, a baby boy was born in Bethlehem and nearly 1900 years later Thomas Alva Edison invented the phonograph.  As the recording medium grew in popularity, record companies began to produce small 7″ albums often called 45s (the rpm at which they were played.)  There was an A-side and a B-side.  […]

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Fix-It Friday#82

Here’s another fix-it Friday from the ladies at I have taken this SOOC (straight out of the camera) photo and edited it to look a little snappier.  Check out what the other photographers have done at iheartfaces as well. SOOC image my edit I changed the levels and played with the color balance to […]

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Am I hot or cold?

The answer is: I am fickle.  And so are you, I’d bet.  When it’s cold outside {like now}, we dream of the warmer days at the pool or barbecues on someone’s back porch.  And then we’re reminded of the endless swim meets, of the thick wall of heat that greets you when leaving the house, […]

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It's snowing down south?

“It’s snowing down south?” Did your mom ever say that to you?  That’s the way mine would tell me my slip was showing. Here in Norfolk, we just don’t get snow.   We’re too close to the water and it always turns to cold rain.  Around here, the weathermen and women peak during the hurricane season […]

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do you hear what I hear?

No one would ever accuse me of being a talented singer.  No one.  But, I do make a joyful noise around the holidays.  And so, I have my car radio tuned to our local Easy Listening station which from Thanksgiving to Christmas plays non-stop holiday schmaltz.  And I eat it up!  I sing all of […]

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