Monday, June 13, 2011

I heart faces photo challenge - Bright & Vivid

The weekly challenge over at I Heart Faces is Bright & Vivid.  I immediately thought of this photo I took of one of the W. twins...I love her expression and the colors pop.  Here's hoping the judges like it as much as I do =)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Photo Prop Wish List

So many items I would love to have and have been drooling over when I see them!  Here are several of the items I'm wistfully thinking of and searching vintage shops for....some I've been lucky to already check off the list can't wait to use them in a shoot!

Brown vintage suitcases 
monogrammed diaper covers
old crates
hats, flowered headbands
a Victorian parlor chair
decorative frame
trencher bowl
round twig basket
Victorian settee
vintage mirror and brush set
strand of pearls
doll bed
fabric swatches
galvanized wash tub
vintage wash board

Project list

Number 10 on my 36 before 37 list is to make a list of scrap/crafty here it is!

1.  Family blocks
2.  Travel 4x6 photo box
3.  Jewelry photo box/album
4.  Sasha's album
5.  Maltby's album
6.  Baby albums for the W. twins
7.  Baby album for B.
8.  12 month 4x6 photo box for Baby L.
9.  Wedding album
10.  Calendar
11.  Shadowboxes for trips
12.  Baby album for Baby L.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I heart faces photo challenge - From a Distance

Trying my hand at a photo challenge by this great new site I found recently.  My entry is from a shoot I did for my good friend last Autumn.  Hopefully I'll get around to editing and posting the rest of the shoot sometime soon!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Vintage Cameras

On my 35 before turning 36 list #2 was to start collecting vintage cameras.  I received the first from my favorite for Christmas last year (Kodak Tourist II) and then my Mom gave me the second (Brownie No 2C) which belonged to my Grandmother so it has special meaning to me.  At a recent garage sale/junk foray trip I stumbled upon a super cute shop and had such a great time browsing the wares and found the third (Brownie Bullet), not to mention a few super cute props (a post for another day....especially after I've had a chance to use them!)  Over the weekend I dragged my favorite to our local flea/antique market and struck gold!  I didn't buy every one I saw but I did purchase five more cameras.  Pretty atypical I thought since when I usually am on the lookout for something I can never find it.  I purchased a Brownie Target six 16, an Ansco box camera, an Agfa Trolix, a Polaroid Land camera 160, and a Pocket Premo.  After a little bit of research I was able to identify what I had purchased along with the dates they were manufactured.  Now to get a display case to store these lovelies!

Kodak Tourist II

Brownie No 2C

Brownie Bullet

Target Brownie Six 16


Agfa Trolix (The Box 14)
Germany 1936-1940

Polaroid Land Camera 160

Pocket Premo