Friday, August 20, 2010

Photo Friday: Photoshop Skills

This challenge went against my general approach to photography. I don't take a photo and think, "Man, this photo will be awesome once I edit the crap out of it in Photoshop!" No...I try and take a picture as close to perfect as possible so that I have to do as little work as possible, later. In other words, I didn't participate in this weeks challenge. I bet the submissions were pretty neat looking though, I'd take a gander. 

No worries though, I won't leave you (who is "you" anyways?) hanging. Last weekend, Chrissy and I had a fantastic photo shoot! The subject of the photo shoot? Little ol' me! We met at Second Empire in downtown Raleigh, NC, where I got all dolled up and smiled pretty for the camera. Second Empire is gorgeous, if you've never been there, you need to go. The food is expensive but the ambiance is beyond compare. We were very lucky that they let us use their dining rooms for free! There were SO many photography opportunities in that house but we ran out of time to capture them all. 

I wish I could post all of my favorites here for the world to see but unfortunately, Steven, my darling fiance, would be able to see them. I know we're very non traditional when it comes to this wedding but that's one aspect I'm following. He doesn't get to see me in the dress before the day of. But like I said, I won't leave you hanging. Chrissy captured the perfect teaser photo. 

If by chance you'd like to see more photos of my bridal portraits, you'll either have to wait a month, or email me, lis@oakcityphotograhync. 
I had so much fun getting all dolled up and doing photos. I'm looking forward to doing it again for the main performance! Time is flying by!

That's all I have for this Friday. I hope everyone has a spectacular weekend! Thanks for reading!
-Liz DiNatale

Friday, August 13, 2010

Photo Friday: Best Friend

Is it blatantly apparent that I'm a dog person when the first thing I think of when reading this weeks challenge is dogs? Best friend = dogs? Right? No? I think they fit the description pretty well. Someone you can yammer on to incessantly, someone who will never judge you, someone who will always love you, someone you can play fetch with.... 

The photo for this weeks submission so sorta fell into my lap. There I was, busily making my veil with my step-mum when she hijacked my camera and started taking photos. And then I hear "Aww, Liz come see this" and I get up from my toil to see Steven wrapped around Gunnar and Rhea on the living room floor. Awww, now that's a photo that screams "Best Friend". So I stole my camera back and started snapping. Of course Rhea woke up....

I think pups make the best spooners and heaters. That is until they want to get up and completely tussle you about.

This next weeks challenge is "Photoshop Skills" GREAT! I have none.....

On SOR news, tomorrow I'm getting all dolled up and Chrissy will be joining me at Second Empire in downtown Raleigh for my bridal portraits! Yay! I'm afraid I won't be able to post teaser photos of the shoot though...considering Steven can see this blog. Well, I'll see what I can do. ;-)

As always thanks for reading, don't forget to VOTE, I'm number 240. Thanks!

-Liz DiNatale