Photo shoot jewels…

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Phew! It was a busy week. I did three photo shoots with four models, and my fabulous makeup artist and buddy, Alana Agerbo (you may know her as writer and blog author Hazy Shades of Me). I literally shot thousands of photos, so you can imagine how long it took me to sift through the collection to find the jewels I was looking for. It’s a process that I absolutely love. I’m building a website and launching my professional photography business as soon as I can–I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, here is a little preview of my shots (you can see more here. Please let me know what you think–good or constructive 🙂 Sorry for all the “jennifer findlay” nonsense. It’s just a precaution so that unscrupulous types don’t reproduce my photos.

JANE_1_BLOGJane Findlay

 

EMILY_2_BLOGEmily Hannaford

 

CHLOE_5_BLOGChloe Case

 

FEB 14_JANE_EYES CLOSED_BLOGJane Findlay

 

ALANNA_6_BLOGAlanna Wood

 

EMILY 2_BLOGEmily Hannaford

 

CHLOE_1_BLOGChloe Case

 

JANE 3_BLOGJane Findlay

 

 

 

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fresh-faced beauty…

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It’s Sunday, and I get to sit on my couch with my coffee and my laptop doing my favorite thing ever–editing photos! The photo shoot was so much fun yesterday. The models, my daughter Jane and my niece Emily, were spectacular and my makeup artist is a genius (Not to mention that she’s one of my dearest friends, and a very talented writer. Check out her blog…Hazy Shades of Me). Every time I download my camera’s memory card, it’s just like Forrest Gump says, opening a box of chocolates to see what treats are inside!

In case you’re wondering, I used my Nikon 35mm F1.8 lens for this shot.

say cheese…

FLOWERS

I’m soooo excited about tomorrow. I’m doing a photo shoot with two very beautiful models, who graciously agreed to work for free (They had no choice. They’re blood relatives, who regularly eat my food!!!!) I’ve got my backdrops ready to go, and I’m just working with my equipment to make sure the lighting is all set up properly and my lenses are clean! If the weather cooperates, I’m going to head outside to a couple of spots I’ve got lined up. One is right outside the windows of our local gym, which has the most amazing architectural features that I can use as a backdrop. My ethical dilemma is whether or not to tell my models ahead of time, or just sort of spring it on them when we’re walking up to the gym. You see…it’s RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GYM WINDOWS…and there will probably be about 2,000 sweaty, muscly men pumping iron while they watch a couple of pretty girls getting their pictures taken!!!! I don’t anticipate any reluctance at all. Maybe I can even market myself as a photographer/matchmaker!

sunday kinda love…

The older I get, the more I love Sundays! I used to dread work on Monday mornings, which basically ruined Sunday afternoons and evenings for me (did a lot of public speaking and the knot would build in my stomach on Sundays). Now I’m doing what I love (took many many years), so it’s not a chore heading to work any more–I get to chill on Sundays. One of my favourite Sunday activities is preparing for my photography class on Mondays. So here is a smattering of the images I collected today.

eye candy…

Want to see some FAB photos from my Christmas shoot with uber-talented Janis Nicolay? Behold the wonder, the beauty, the brilliance…too much? I didn’t think so either. I can just tell that I’m going to use way too many exclamation marks in this post!!!

copyright 2010 Janis Nicolay for Nicole Jane Home

copyright 2010 Janis Nicolay for Nicole Jane Home

copyright 2010 Janis Nicolay for Nicole Jane Home

Janis took 63 shots during the shoot, so keep your eyes on Nicole Jane Home to see the rest of them throughout the Christmas season!!! They’re fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

location, location, location…

My friend, Brita, graciously agreed to let me do the spring Nicole Jane Home photo shoot with Janis Nicolay in her lovely mid-century rancher. She and husband, Lawrence, completely gutted their new home a few months ago and the results are stunning–chandeliers, muted silvery-blue walls, amazing millwork (all done by Lawrence–he doesn’t know it but he’s my new boyfriend). I tried to steal the gorgeous blue chair in the front entrance, but I couldn’t get it into my purse. I’ll keep you posted on the photo shoot at the end of February.

Please keep in mind that my i-phone doesn’t take high resolution pictures (and…okay…I’m not the greatest photographer).

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