Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Senior 2015 Grad

I don't remember being this photogenic when I was a senior.  As a matter of fact, I have never liked being in front of the camera.  I prefer to stay behind it.  My first senior shoot of 2015 turned out to be more than I expected.  There are so many beautiful shots from hanging out with Jessica that I honestly didn't know where to start.  I know she is probably anxious for a sneak peek, so here are a few faves of mine.  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bunnies | Day One

So the day finally arrived.  J Bird received the bunnies she has been so excited about for months. They have grown quite a bit since we saw them 5 days ago.  My hope is to have J Bird blog about her experience here on my site.  I will take the photos, but I want her to share what she is learning and what her new responsibilities include.  Bunnies are cute, but they do need care.  She will be showing them in about 3 weeks, so we will be practicing her showmanship skills, as well. We'll keep you posted.  With two large, curious dogs running around, we are going to need some serious good luck.

Monday, February 9, 2015


My sweet little cupid.  She gives me a very short window to shoot her now-a-days.  So, it's point and click as fast as I can.  I was able to order her classmate valentine cards and they will arrive just in time for the card exchange.  I love Valentine's Day. Don't you?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Time to refresh

I haven't posted in so long, but I think I will be posting very soon.  JBird will be raising rabbits for an upcoming FFA show.  I will be learning along with her and her excitement has definitely sparked my desire to post again.  I hope to blog the whole experience from the moment we receive the rabbits until show time.  I'll want her to contribute, as well.  In the meantime, here is a little refreshing eye candy from Chasing J Bird Photography.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our very own Navy Boy!

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to the Chicago area to see my youngest brother graduate from Navy Bootcamp.  Not only were we so proud of him, but we were eager to see his transformation from civilian to sailor. Needless to say, the anticipation at the ceremony right before the doors of the hangar/auditorium were opened to let in all the graduating recruits was a ridiculous thing.  I was really good about holding back the tears...until...they opened those huge garage type doors. Seeing those sailors standing there, perfectly lined up in their sailor blues, well... I simply lost it. The families in attendance went nuts at that moment.  Can you believe that I don't have one good photo of this?  I was too busy blubbering and making my sister blubber, as well.  I tried to shoot off a few shots as they marched in, but they were all a huge fail.  They all ended up blurry from trying to balance on my tiptoes (yes, I'm short) and from trying to hold in my embarrassing crying fit, but I finally got it together.

Division 136. All these boys looked alike to me.  Fortunately, because of his height, we were able to find him in the very back of his division sticking out above many of the others.  Don't they look neat? There they are between all of those heads.  Did I mention I am short?

The stripes indicate he is now a Fireman and he was so proud of his Sharpshooter pin. Notice the fuzz on his arm from his girlfriend's sweater.  We were so happy she was able to make the trip with us.

My parents couldn't have been more proud.

Brother and Sis...Awwwwww.

And I think no one was more excited to see this sailor than his sweet girlfriend.  

I'm so glad I made it and was able to get a few pics of this milestone.  Go Navy!

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Creative Share Site

For those of you who are creative and always scouring the Internet for cool resources, I have just found a new creative share site called the Creative Market.

They are trying to create a market place similar to Etsy.  It's "a new kind of marketplace for handcrafted, mousemade design content powered by a global community of creative people."  You can sell and buy fonts, brushes, icons, frames, patterns, etc.  Early members who join get some freebies and if you use the link below I get some credits, too! :-)

Click on the link below to join

If you join...don't forget to click on the freebies tab and get some neat goodies.
The freebies are only available until the site goes public. So, if you are interested, you would need to sign up soon. =-)


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I'm Still Around!

I'm still so very neglectful when it comes to this blog.  If only I could run Chasing J Bird full would be so much fun and I might actually get some real blog posts in.  Anyway, I recently edited this photo even though I took it about six weeks ago.  Isn't that awful?  It was just hanging around my hard drive begging to be opened.  Well I did and believe it or not I did very little editing to this one.  I just pumped up some color and viola!  Doesn't she look like a dream?  I had donated a photography package to J Bird's school for their annual auction and I was delighted to see how well it did.  I'm looking forward to meeting the lucky winner.  I printed this in a 16x24 for display and I fell in love with it.  I still can't get over seeing my own work in print.  It gives me little chills every time I open them the first time. I hope that part never goes away.  

I hope everyone is doing well and I'll try to get another post up before another 6 weeks have passed us by.