Monday, February 22, 2010

What I have been up to...

Last week was kind of busy for me.

I helped plan a baby shower, by sewing this banner,

putting together the time consuming party favors that I was in charge of, 

and helping out at the party for the next two hours. Because of the baby shower, I missed my creative writing class that I am taking with Debbie and Olivia, which made me sad, because I look forward to my time with them all week. However, it was okay, and I was happy to be at a party for a sweet girl, and socialize with some other sweet girls.

After the party, I had to run over to my father in law's house to apply make up on my sister in law (who came up from Vegas) for her engagement photo shoot. We had a lot of fun, and here are some of my favorite shots.


They were a little sketchy at first about trying some of the things I asked, like the last shot of her flying away, but they were good sports, and we got some good shots. 
I then went in and photo shopped about 20 images, but some I left untouched, (like the last one for example) which took about 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Elise was right there with me, and she likes a very high contrast in pictures, and so most of the pictures came out looking a very specific way. She was extremely happy with them, so that took a lot of pressure off me. I was nervous that none of the pictures would turn out because of the weather. But, I surprised myself, and this weekend was just what I needed to boost my confidence. 

Last night, I had to go online and check out tutorials to try and figure out how to make a wedding announcement for them. This is my first attempt. 


Elise wasn't crazy about the fact that it said: TOGETHER AT LAST. They have been together for about 7 years now, so she didn't want it to emphasize that fact. So, she decided to use a quote from Thomas S. Monson that says, "CHOOSE YOUR LOVE. LOVE YOUR CHOICE." And that is what we ended up using. Here is the finished announcement. 


They both were very happy with the shoot, and all the edited images, and the final announcement. So, that makes me happy! As I already said, it gives me more confidence in my abilities to photograph more than just Ez. 
So, all in all, it was a busy weekend, but it was fun, and very helpful for me. 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, that was busy and fun as well! 

With Love, 


Olivia Carter said...

You are such a busy woman- like I said on your Lola's Lovelies you are the most multi-faceted person I know. knitting, hair things, photography, writing, crafting, sewing- is there anything you can't do?

Susan said...

Olivia, honestly, you are SO SWEET! Thank you! :)

The Mama said...

Looove your pictures, also I go to for a lot of my invitations and annoucnements, it's awesome. love ya tons!

Brenda Lee said...

Suz, You did such an awesome job with these! No Kidding you are so talented!!!! I don't know how you find the time and energy to do all of the awesome creative things you do. You put me to shame! But you inspire me too. :)

Susan said...

Jo, I'll check that out! Thank you! Trying to sift through all the online tutorials was a headache!

Brenda, honestly, thank you! You are so sweet to me! :) I'm glad you like them!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Check you out and all your fabulous talents! How fun!

Susan said...

Debbie! You are sweet. :)