Monday, May 19, 2008

What a week...

So, there are two reasons that I haven't blogged in such a long time. First, I wanted my cute husbands post to have enough time for others to read :) and also 'cause I've been sicker than a dog! I have had a sore throat since last Saturday...that's nine days now! I have also had a horrible cough-which sounds like a dog bark-so embarrassing! Anywho, I wanted to post a couple of pictures. Last dad (the best photographer I know) and I went to take some pictures. I'd like to make a little interjection here if I could, I am SO lucky to have such cool, talented parents. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to learn great things from both of my parents. My mom is an amazing violinist, musician and teacher. She has taught me pretty much everything I know about music. My dad, is immensely talented. Everything he touches turns to gold. He is a great cook, an AMAZING photographer and I have greatly benefited from his talents. Anyway, back to my story. So, my Dad I have been trying to find time to go and take pictures together, mostly for him to teach me about photography. We went around to a few places and then decided to go to temple square. I got this shot (after adjusting a few things on my camera)!

I LOVE it!!! My Dad thought it was pretty cool too, which is saying alot, because he is INCREDIBLE! Hopefully my Dad and I can find more time to take pictures together. I had such a great time. I love being around him, he's so funny and he teaches me so much. Thanks Dad and I love you!
As you all probably know, I love digital scrapbooking and I occasionally post my "stuff" on my blog. Well, a few people have commented on how to get started and I would like to HIGHLY recommend taking an online class from Jessica Sprague. She has three classes, I am currently taking the beginning class-I really, really wanted to know how to use photoshop right and I's amazing! Each class is about 50 dollars, but think about how much a book costs, how un-fun it is to read it and how hard it is to apply it. Besides, most photoshop how-to books aren't geared towards scrappers. Anywho, if you are interested, here is the link to her website. Here are two of the pages I have made while doing her class!


Meleah said...

Wow I love the picture that you took. I love the backlighting on the flowers,awesome!!!!! I also love the two pages that you made. Every time I see what you have done, I just want to go and do it myself. I love it. Thanks for the link BTW.

Becki said...

WOW. AMAZING. From one aspiring photographer to another--that is incredible! I remember that your dad is such a great photographer. Do you remember that time when we were in YW that he took all of our pictures in wedding gowns. That was cool. He really should teach a class! I would be his 2nd student :)

Thanks for the link too. I'll have to check it out. I LOVE the work you do!

PS. I saw your mom the other day. We had a nice chat. She is so cute!

Blaine and Lindsay said...

You are so artistically talented! I love all of your layouts, and that phot is really cool. Good Work.

Hey, could you ask Tyler something for me. My mom is doing this Cinderella Opera in the Layton park in June and really wants him to have a part in it. Could you have him call her - I think his mom should have her number! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! luv the pictures you made in the class. Linds, everything you do is amazing. You are awsome with your photography.



David and Tiffany said...

Such cute pictures and pages! I love looking at your digital scrapbooking pages. It's definitely something I wish I could keep on top of!

Marianne said...

Great picture! You have a knack for photography! And adorable scrapbook pages, as usual.

Kori said...

Hi, Stevens Family! My name is Kori (Harris) Richards and I'm an old high school friend of TJ's (he actually went by "Tyler" back then). I saw your names on Chuck (my cousin)and Lindsay Skinner's blog and just had to see if it was really TJ. I promise I'm not a psycho blog stocker or anything, I just wanted to say "hello!" Your family looks adorable, but I wouldn't expect any less from TJ--he was a totally awesome guy! Check my blog out if you like, it might give TJ a little laugh:) Maybe you could remind me how you guys know Chuck and Linds, too!
Have a great day :)