Saturday, May 28, 2011

the album

one. I have the BEST clients. ever.

two. I LOVE what I do...start...to finish!!
love!
nik

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

baby announcements*




love doing them...babies, seniors, wedding, Christmas...
my word Christmas is right around the corner..
nik

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christmas cards*


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Monday, May 23, 2011

our tye...

threw a baseball into his 24"x32" picture frame tonight...
broken glass everywhere...

the good news...it wasn't a window...
the bad news...he was aiming for his brother...
he is so tenderhearted...and was devastated he "broke your picture frame mama"...
big crocodile tears.
however, he was also mad, he missed his brother...
big sigh.
nik

elite strike force

from the Penguins of Madagascar...
meet "the skipper"....or should I say skippers?
because they both are the skipper...
apparently, no one wants to be kowalski, private or rico....
but they do have "unmatched commando skills"...

just ask them...they're deadly!
thank you aunt jj's for the dvd (;
nik

yellow

iheartfaces!

most especially our tad and tye. my poor kids...
they are never going to have a "normal" picture of themselves...

xo
nik





Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

sea goddess.

meet morgan.

did you know the Breton name for a water-nymph is a 'Morgan'?
you see, I think this explains how perfectly appropriate
it was that I made Morgan stick a water lily in her hair (:
look at her eyes...my goodness.

Another interesting factoid according to Stanford literature studies,
The name Morgan is connected with Morrigan the war goddess
and to the sea and fate.

other meanings are "circling sea or great brightness"

and "bright sea dweller"
Morgan you are a gentle soul.
xo
nik

Sunday, May 15, 2011

may flowers.

man, can I take a mental rabbit trail....I  was thinking about "all creation" waits eagerly
...and wondered...is this flower "awaiting"?  
what would creation look like if instead of eager waiting...
it was apathetically doing....
would flowers even bloom?
 
random...
which led to more thoughts about flowers...
"The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come..."
song of solomon 2:12


lovely lovely texture "chamomile":  by Kim Klassen
Kim's textures are inspiring...
www.kimklassencafe.com


rise!
nik



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

meet Jody.

ok, you know how occasionally one word will
represent an entire session for me...
mod·est   
[mod-ist]
–adjective
1.having or showing a moderate or humble
estimate of one's merits, importance, etc.;
free from vanity, egotism,
boastfulness, or great pretensions.

I think this must be a genetic thing...

it seems as if all of Ms. Stacie's kids display this wonderful attribute...


I want my boys to be like this...

it's a pleasure to be around!
thank you guys for having me!!
nik
p.s. Jody! you are such a trooper...btw...it is all canon's fault...
and the flash is under warranty LOL (: wink wink!

the rose.

I love Kim Klassen textures...
I have a small texture obsession...
what's not to love about some texture in an image?

this image has textures believe and trust.
I purchased Kim Klassen's Magic Pack today, can't wait to use them...
the pack is only $5 bucks, for another couple of hours...
Kim's textures are consistently wonderful...
totally worth it..
www.kimklassencafe.com
it's $5 bucks of total goodness.
nik

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

pre/post

sometimes I really deviate from my original photo in my post processing...

sometimes I just make slight tweaks, with color or texture.

I had an English teacher in High School,
she was obsessed with Latin prefixes...
-circumstance-
Latin prefix
circum- 
“round about, around"
“to encompass or surround”
“surrounding”

I will be honest,
I really really stink at this...
Peace in every circumstance
2 thess. 3:16

so...I really really cling to...
"Peace I leave with you;
my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives."
john 14:27

gloria a Dios
nik

Saturday, May 7, 2011

bottle brush

we have a bottle brush tree in our backyard...
a truly mangy looking thing...
and yet,

I am completely fascinated by the budding blooms...
I find them intriguing and beautiful...
which probably reveals more about me,
than I care to admit...
nik

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

more cam...

ok, so here is how it happened...I am working away...
being very productive and all that
then BAM!
I just have to do a duo-tone post on this image...
now.

so I did...
and that's how it happened.
nik

more cass...



Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

happy may



May calendar...for you.
nik

1950's.

meet Cameron.
I'm just sayin'...aren't you feeling a little James Dean vibe going on here?
you know the major movie icon in the 50s..."Rebel Without a Cause"

you know the one, girls everywhere fell in love with him??
a total cutie pie...hint. hint. wink. wink.
see I am trying not to come right out and say it...
I think being indirectly called a cutie pie...
has to be a bit easier on a high school senior boy?

Did you know in the 50's, the billboard #1 song was
"Hound Dog" by Elvis.

annnddd....perhaps a most important factoid...
Taco Bell had their grand opening in the 50s...

and that's the "word from the bird"
nik

Monday, May 2, 2011

soft & sweet

because the light was soft,
and cassidy is just so sweet...

it just fit.
nik

cassidy 2011

my gosh, my senior pictures did NOT look like this...

I mean not EVEN close...

I want to know who didn't give me the memo that I should
definitely wax my caterpillar brows?


maybe that is a benefit of having an older sister?
and yet, I didn't pass on that pertinent piece of
information on to my younger sisters...hmmmm....

maybe it is just because I am a product of the 80s...
like totally!
nik