Thursday, March 26, 2009

I am so excited to announce that the new website for Launa's Lens Photography is officially up and running! I want to thank my friend Melanie Johnson for all her help! She is a wizzz!! She did in a few hours what would have taken me a week! I appreciate her help so much! I also want to thank Debbie Layden for my awesome logo! She is awesome at typography and well...I am not! I was so excited when I saw the's exactly what I wanted! I already have a couple of sessions scheduled and I can't wait to schedule some more! The Lord has blessed me so much, it just doesn't seem right that I can make money (or support my hobby) lol!! doing something that I love so much. So come visit and tell me what you think!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I went outside to take some picures of a beautiful tree that is in bloom right now in our back yard. I did get some good ones of the tree, but even better than that Cara had decided she was going to pick some flowers....she is the perfect model, she doesn't even pay attention to me. I was laying there in the grass just snapping away ans she never stopped what she was doing. I love photos like these because they capture the personality of the child. By looking at this photo I can instantly remember the moment.

I have been playing with textures in photoshop lately and this photo was just asking to be a piece of photo art. If you like this type of art, check out the PHOTO ART CLASS by Debbie Layden being offered at Scrap Girls this month.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 this is Steven's mocking of my photography, I have to admit I thought it was hilarious and had to give him credit for thinking of it. He was out with the girls watching them ride their bikes when....he spied the back pack. He gives me a hard time for photos of boots, off center photos, and well anything artistic. He doesn't get it... LOL!! So this is his go at artistic photography. He calls it "The Lone Backpack" he said it gives the impression of children playing near by....but yet makes you wonder where they are and what they are doing. He's quite an artist don't you think?

Really though, he compliments me all the time and loves what I'm doing.....but it wouldn't be any fun if he didn't give me a hard time!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Vintage Watercolor Boots

Well I just couldn't leave well enough alone! LOL!! I had this less than perfect photo of Levi's boots. It wasn't bad just not as sharp as I would have liked it to be. So I thought I'll use Shalae's Watercolor Style on it! Ok that was good, then how about a couple of Inked Canvas paper templates? And just for good measure we'll add an Off The Wall paper template, play with the blending modes and.... Wahhh La! A piece of art....or I think so at least....So tell me what do you think?

Monday, March 09, 2009

Silly Boys

Luke on the grass



I had a blast on Friday taking some photos of Levi and Luke! It was so much fun to photo boys! Poor Luke didn't feel good, but he did really good considering! I just love that little grin he gets! And I think Levi really enjoyed taking photos with Dude. Luke wanted nothing to do with him though, it was quite comical! I'm still working on the images, but these are a few that I have posted on Flickr. Click on the Flickr link in the sidebar on the right to see the rest of the images! These are two of the cutest boys I know! :D Thanks for bringing them over Jenn! :D

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

This layout was finally in the Newsletter yesterday, so I though I would post it here. I loved this photo of me and Ely on the Buffalo Springs Ranch in Colorado. Of course it wouldn't be complete without Bobby our "border collie" cat! We always had so much fun!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Well we ended up getting 5in plus of snow yesterday! We all had a blast! We had Kary, Angela and the girls, MaryBeth and Royelle, April, Ginger, and Mark over and built snow people in the front yard.....of course after a monster snow ball fight! It was such a blessing, I haven't had that much fun in a long time! After we were exhausted, we came in for Hot Chocolate and Coffee and a little time visiting! And boy did we all sleep good!

There is still a little left this morning, but it's melting rapidly! I'll miss it, but I'm glad we don't have to live in it all the time! It's just nice to have it once a year to play in! :D

Here are a few photos of our fun! :D

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ok, so I know that snow isn't a big deal for most people, even a pain sometimes! But for us in the South it is a rare thing! Today it's snowing! The weather is calling for 2-4 inches here! It's just now starting to stick, but the kids are already out in it, running, throwing slushy snowballs at each other, and I've already been out with my camera....mostly on the porch...cause I'm a little neurotic about my new camera! ;)

Pray that it will stay for a while so the kids can play some more after church, and that I can get the camera settings right for some good snow photos! I'll post some later! :D

And for Debbie if you read this.......I know your probably getting just a little more than we are, so enjoy! I know I'll be seeing some photos from you too! :D I can't wait!! :D