Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! (Heart shaped glasses AND heart shaped lips on my sweetie!) Since it is the day of love… I must confess, ” I LOVE photographers!!” ? Thank you to all my beautiful, talented photographer friends out there for your love and support always!:)

Edit here: Color Block w/ border from the Color Matte set and Clean Base + Wildheart & Color Depth from the Colorplay Set: http://bit.ly/Colorplay ?

Gorgeous Freckles!

What a sweetie she is… and I love her freckles! As a photographer, one of the greatest rewards is to know you’ve made someone feel special… During a beach shoot, my friend and her daughter (here) walked by. I grabbed her daughter, threw on some accessories and took a couple shots. I heard later that seeing her photo gave this little girl the confidence boost she needed… made me feel so good. Isn’t she a beauty? ? (posted before in B/W, but I think I prefer the color… edited with Classic Workflow actions: Classic Color + 1968 + Soft Pink Haze http://www.florabellacollection.com/


How can I get any work done with Clover purring in the chair right next to me? ? Edited with Florabella Colorplay Actions: Subtle Color + Flowerchild


Is it Spring yet?

Florabella Colorplay Photoshop Actions: Subtle Color (base) + Marigold & Buttercream

Florabella B/W Photoshop Actions

I love her face… and I love freckles! (Edited with Subtle Color w/ B/W turned on… then a little drama with the Definition Palette… from the Colorplay set http://bit.ly/Colorplay … then All in One Eyes from the Retouch / Makeover set)
This was processed in color first… then I converted to this B/W really quick with B/W Conversion & Tones from the Colorplay set… (so easy & convenient):)http://bit.ly/Colorplay
Edited with Subtle Color (B/W turned on). All the main actions in Colorplay have a B/W option built in so it’s easy to compare b/w to color http://bit.ly/Colorplay:)


My sweet, beautiful girl… I’ve never even trimmed her hair. It’s getting so long.:)Edited with Classic B/W from the Classic Worfklow Actions set.

Ethereal & Dreamy

My sweet girl at the beach… I was trying to get her to model a beautiful lace sash by Gracylu Originals, but she wanted to wear it on her head and be a queen instead. Silly girl… Colorplay actions here: Clean Base + Ethereal 100%, French Blue 74% & then Colorpop (to add a bit skintone safe color) at 20% & Blush Brush on lips, cheeks.

I love her lashes… Pretty lace sash (not meant for her head lol made by Gracylu Originals)

Edited with Colorplay Photoshop Actions: Clean Base +Ethereal, French Blue & Blush Brush

Her little horsey toy (pretty barn light)

When the light is right, the location doesn’t matter… Here, she’s sitting in the barn garage. Looked good in color, but I couldn’t stop myself from converting it b/c in my mind the B/W hid the not so pretty background.

I had wanted to photograph her on my horse wearing this fur vest, but she didn’t want to. So while we groomed the horses, she sat in the back near the barn garage and played with her little horse toy… I couldn’t help but snap this while she wasn’t looking. Edited with Colorplay Actions: Clean Base + Dramarama & a little Definition Palette:)

Teal & Red

I love red & teal together… ? Edited with the new Colorplay set only (including a little retouching & color correction)…

Sasha & Me

My baby girl & me… not sure if I prefer this in color or B/W. I cherish this photo though. Quick conversion to B/W on top of the already edited image. (B/W Conversion & Tones from the new Colorplay Photoshop Actions set).

Not sure what it is, but I love this photo so much… I caught her looking so serious & twirling her hair (which she does a lot!)… The lighting was awful & rather than taking the time to color correct, I just ran B/W Vintage Film which is one of the bonus actions from the Colorplay set… Seems to work great on hard to process images, and I think it created an interesting vintage quality to this that I love…

I see me in your eyes..

Do you get excited when you realize you’ve captured your reflection in your subject’s eyes? (I do!) And it’s much easier w/ large horse eyes and good barn light! ?

Editing here is the new Colorplay actions… here I used the Recipe Maker (so easy and fun)… this was a combo of: Clean Base + Peace 100%, Ocean Air 35%, Alabaster 25% and Berry Wine at 80%

Smiley Girl

Colorplay Actions: Clean Base + Summer Peach 50% & Ocean Air at 20% (then a little Blush Brush):)

Cherry Blossoms

I love the Kwanzan Cherry Blossom Trees that grow here in Tennessee! Edited with Perfect Color + Ocean Air + Matte Toner from the Florabella Colorplay Actions set.

Berry Wine

Recipe: Clean Base + Berry Wine, Sophie & Marigold. Then Blush Brush on lips, cheeks & detail brush on lashes (all from the new Florabella Colorplay Photoshop Actions Set (for PS and PSE))


I love a pastel color palette… ?  Processed with Colorplay Actions: Matte Film (as the base) + Antique Pink & Ethereal….

When I need a creative boost, I shoot still life… if you haven’t tried it, you should! Flowers and fruit are so much easier than kids! ?

Edited with Colorplay Actions: Matte Film (as base) + Antique Pink + Ethereal (then I used Color Brush to boost the color of the fruit & bowls).:)

Just ONE photo, Mommy!

“Just one picture, Mommy. Just ONE.”:)

Out by the barn in her nightgown, rainboots & messy hair… she cracks me up. ? Edited with Colorplay Actions: Subtle Color (as the base) + Brownish 43% + Sorbet at 85%

You can call him Thor

His name is Oliver, but you can call him Thor.:)Today is my sweet son’s 6th birthday, and I’m so glad I finally found a condition under which he will let me photograph him. ? Happy Birthday Ollie!

Edited with the new Colorplay Actions… recipe: Matte Film (as the base) + Earth 50%, Winter 75%, Pink Honey 65%

Kitty Nosies

He waits by the door for her to come home from school…and then he follows her everywhere… they snuggle on the sofa, roll & play on the floor, and he sleeps on her pillow. ? It really is true love…

Editing here was quick from Colorplay: Clean Base (B/W turned on) + Dramarama