SnapShop {May 2011}

So last weekend I had the second SnapShop of the year. I’ve never done them back to back, but scheduled it that way this year. The last two weeks have felt a bit like a whirlwind – which right now the faster time goes the closer we are to getting The Cast removed. I feel like I should name it since it feels like it weighs enough to be my fifth child. I really enjoy teaching photography – I enjoy the small setting and meeting such great women (& men). Last weekend’s group was so much fun. As always we started with some of the boys doing their normal thing. Legos.

24-70mm lens: f/2.8, 1/125, ISO 200

24-70mm lens: f/2.8, 1/640, ISO 100


24-70mm lens: f/2.8, 1/640, ISO 100


For our afternoon session we had 5 super cute babies model….sweetness.

85mm lens: f/2.0, 1/640, ISO 100


85mm lens: f/2.8, 1/250, ISO 100 —- 85mm lens: f/3.5, 1/200, ISO 100

85mm lens: f/2.8, 1/400, ISO 100 —- 85mm lens: f/2.8, 1/320, ISO 100


85mm lens: f/3.5, 1/200, ISO 100


Photo tip: On the photo below I wanted to point out something to you. I was so caught up in her sweet face I wasn’t paying much attention to my background. If you look, you can see the tree behind her is lined up right with her head – this is called a merger. Since the tree is blurry it isn’t too bad, but this would have been a better picture if I had scooted to the left just enough to put the tree on her side instead of behind her head.

85mm lens: f/3.5, 1/320, ISO 100


85mm lens: f/2.8, 1/250, ISO 100


We attempted a group shot of all the sweet babies. Surprisingly it worked…

24-70mm lens: f/3.2, 1/320, ISO 125


24-70mm lens: f/3.2, 1/250, ISO 125


24-70mm lens: f/3.2, 1/250, ISO 125


24-70mm lens: f/3.2, 1/200, ISO 125


24-70mm lens: f/3.2, 1/200, ISO 125



And on a totally unrelated note….I forgot to determine the winners of the Sweet Water Child Lullabies for Getty albums! Yikes, I am so late on this and I apologize. Usually you all remind me when I forget to announce giveaway winners. How did we all forget?! Here are the winners (girls you should have an email from me):

Sheena: “Ashley, I cant thank you enough for bringing awareness to SMA. I have a nephew who is living with SMA and it really is a sadly unknown and misunderstood disease. When people spread awareness, it makes me so happy. So, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. Praying for you family. Aloha!”

Laurie J
.: “read Getty’s blog. I was overwhelmed with the strength of the mom and that loving, incredible care little Getty needs. prayers prayed for the sweet fam! <3”

Jessica Lynn: “Read both blogs….crying all over my keyboard..I think I am going to snuggle with my little girls tonight in their beds. Great post Ashley.”


Have a Great Weekend!

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