Thursday, August 25, 2011

A week ago today....

my girl turned 13!  it also happened to be the first day of a two day (in two weeks) photography class, I shot her birthday in MANUAL mode!  Whoopee for me!  Today I finished this class and feel a lot more confident with the taking of pictures in the manual mode.  Now dont' get me wrong I don't claim to be even remotely close to a professional photographer, I like to take pictures and was looking for a way to improve my knowledge....  That being said I got some fun shots of her birthday, I made this layout with some of those shots:
this page was SO fun to put together, really like when I have great pictures to work with.  Now the color isn't perfect but what I love about these pictures is that my girl is GENUINELY smiling--not the cheesy hurry up and take the picture mom.  It was "almost" like I wasn't there....
what is this cute paper you see?  It's Bella Blvd.!  Yep, I have been hoarding this Celebrate line for a few years--I LOVE it!  (This was back before they went double sided.)  here are some closeups:

(seriously addicted to using pop dots!)
Well, I'm off and running want to get some much needed creating done! :)  Thanks for popping in for a visit!

4 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! LOVING that banner, the colors, the photos you took!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):)

Rebecca said...

your manual photos came out awesome! and the layout is amazing! Love the banner and the stitching around the circle!

Diana Fisher said...

Great photos and I love this page. Cool stitching and I agree on the pop dots addiction!! :)

Diane Payne said...

Yea you! You shot in manual and got great photos! Love the layout too!