Friday, January 28, 2011

my favorite model

A few fun photos of my little girl...
She was more than slightly bored with it today and wanted to finish watching her show,
 so was definitely not giving me all she had. 
But I still like the end result!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's all in the details...

So, here are the details.  
I'd love to do a free photoshoot 
(check out my work at http://www.tarynsryan.com)
that INCLUDES my vintage-feel editing... 
all for free and put on a disc for you.

All YOU need to do is tell me
in the comment section to this post
why you think it should be you
who wins.  This giveaway can be for anything!

A special friend, 
grandparents who have never 
had an official shoot together,
a new baby, a new couple, you
and your best friend,
your PET, your yard, or YOU as
you've never seen you before!  A family shoot,
a modeling shoot for high fashion...
you be the creative one and tell me what it is you
want and why.  
By the end of the week I will pick a winner!

Good Luck!
I can't wait to hear what you all
have to say : ))

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I would love to come up with a great giveaway
with photography of course!  
I will be plotting in the next few days to come up with 
something great.  
Check back in a few days to enter! Exciting!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Birthdays and rebirths...

My little girl turned seven this weekend. 

 Here she is at 4 months...
 ... and almost two...
...and now! 
 my sweet birthday girl
 muffins and lemon cakes she requested for snack time at school today.
Putting the S sticks in was an easy way to personalize and make them festive... in seconds!
The kids in her class were very excited with the presentation!
 S is for Skylar, but also her new salvation! Continue reading...

It is going by so fast!  
She had a great weekend, and in the midst of her celebrations she also got baptized.  
I couldn't have been more proud as it was her decision and 
she just loves the Lord SO MUCH.

 waiting for baptism...
 listening to the youth pastor
and coming back up from the water! 
She is a new daughter in Christ : )

She is an inspiration to me all the time with her faith.

I'm linking up with http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/
She has the best blog to browse through and find inspiration!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

More office inspirations

These photos came from The Savvy Photographer, and everything in the pictures is from Target! Unbelievable!  I love a lot of the pieces in the pictures, and it is really letting my imagination wander with what I can do.  Can't wait for my "after" photos!

The holidays are over!

I have been so busy, there has not been time for anything I love to do creatively.  Or time for me, to exercise, to focus on my health, to photograph the world around me, to have that calm, quiet time that fills your spirit.

That is going to change.  

I recently started the ginormous task of gutting out my office and creating a space that I plan on being my favorite in the house.  I have taken "before" pictures, but will NOT post until I have the finished product.  My office is for editing photos, crafting shabby chic objects for around the house, and sewing. My daughter would like to have an area to draw, as it has become her passion and what she whittles her hours doing for evenings at a time.  Homework... what homework mom?

So, while I do not believe in resolutions, I want to renew my focus on spiritual time, creative time, and a whole lot of me time.  Then I can be a better person to everyone around me.  Now if I can just calm down enough and learn to meditate, I will really be a force to reckon with!

Here are some offices that inspire me. Love the turquoise walls, and of course anything pink!  I found these photos over at The Decorista, whose posts inspire me!