Wishing you a Warm & Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This year has flown by so very quickly. And Christmas is upon us once again. Thank you for your support, your business, your friendship and your comments!! I so appreciate it!!

I'm hoping this Christmas finds you counting your many blessings, feeling the love of family and friends, and remembering that Holy Night so many years ago. Merry Christmas, warm wishes and love to you!! I'll be gone several days, and will see you after Christmas!
Merry Merry Christmas from Joy & Maggie May the Holiday Dog!

Last Call on Textures!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Last call on my texture sets!!! They will be going, going, gone!! In January 2009, my current texture sets will be retiring. So grab any you want now! In mid January 2009, I will be introducing a NEW set of textures! Yay!! I will be incorporating a couple of my favorite and most loved textures into the new set. Stay tuned for the news on the release of the NEW set!!

And don't forget to grab the FREE Holiday Textures in the post below!!

Holiday Textures - FREEBIE!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Holidays & freebies - now it just doesn't get any better than when those two are paired!! So.... here are a couple holiday freebies for YOU!! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!! Click HERE for the download link. The link is only good for two weeks (until December 26) so download and save NOW! This is Molly, the Boston Terrier. The shot was taken by her owner, the multi-talented Char. Have fun & enjoy!


OK – How did these texture images happen? In the snowflake shot, I pulled the texture over the Molly shot, & used blending mode Hard light set at about 70% opacity. I then used the ELIPTICAL MARQUEE TOOL with pixels set to 120 & worked it around on Molly to erase the texture from on top of her. The pixels set at 120 feathers the erased area.

For the red polka dot shot, I used the POLYGONAL LASSO TOOL to outline Molly. Once she was completely outlines with the lasso tool, I hit erase & poof, the texture was gone from her body.

Then just flatten the image & save as… I am currently using Adobe Photoshop Elements5. CS is on my wishlist!!

A Hindu Wedding / Central Ohio Wedding Photographer

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This past August, I had the opportunity to photograph a Hindu wedding. It was such a wonderful experience, and beautiful ceremony rich in symbolism. I wanted to share some moments from that day