Sunday, October 24, 2010

sugar comatose

i think the look on olivia's face says it all.
xo Laura

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday Face

any tips on how to edit eyes to look brighter? and i mean edit on the free, this student doesnt have a single penny to spare.
that's ella btw. i have intensely cute neices and nephews. i love how she's sucking on her bottom lip.
xo Laura

Friday, October 22, 2010

Diamonds or Pearls?

no editing. those are straight outta my baby, from the first upload infact. and they happen to be two of my favourtie photos.
so are you a diamonds or pearls kind of girl?
i somewhere between shiny and classy glamour.
xo Laura

Thursday, October 21, 2010

photo finish: cross process

the only edit i did on the above photos was apply a cross process finish. not entirely sure i like it.
however i like that they look a little vintage.
what do you think?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

where art thou photoshop?

i worked with what i had to edit the aboves pictures. they looked okay straight out of my baby buuutttt you know there is always room for improvement. i just want photoshop!!! too bad it costs an arm, a leg and my first born. le sigh.
oh well for now i will just enjoy what i have.
so i didnt plan on taking pictures of sammy bam, it just happened so please excuse his outfit. his cute faces makes up for it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

i want you!

this is just for fun.
awesome photography skills not present here. this is one of those pictures that made me laugh so incredibly hard.
loves it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

rock this!

i recently helped to plan a fundraiser for local food banks in my univeristy town. we managed to talk a local bar owner is letting students from our program to be on a seperate guest list, essentially a "you can get in right away" deal. the catch was we all had to bring canned goods and pay a lower cover cost than others who publically attended the bar. others, who were not in our program, but still came out that night had to pay a higher cover cost. with all of the money collected we did a big canned goods grocery store trip, combined with the canned goods collected from the night we have successfully re-filled our local food banks.
we rocked the night. it's amazing what a group of people can accomplish. i want to thank everyone who came out in support and helped with the clean up and all of the festivities before hand. truly amazing people.
the above photo i took at my apartment, where we got the festivities started. that was a friendly punch in my direction, at my request. that fist represents a group of people who will be fighting for the rights of education and on that night the fist represented the helping hands who made eating dinner tonight a possibility for those less fortunate. it was such a good time, lots of loving, laughing and happiness.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

smells like team spirit

the above photograph i took during an alumni varsity volleyball game at my univeristy's home coming
it was a surreal moment for the team and the on lookers.
right before the game started, they came together into a huddle, said a prayer and then put their feet together and moved their toes up and down. it was really cool to watch. it started off slow and steady and then got wild and crazy, the quiet huddle was over and those ladies had their game faces on. they played against the current varsity team and kicked ass.
im glad i captured "their" moment.

could not ask for more

in this picture:
-sex and the city in the background
-freshly painted toes
-lap top with completed assignments

what you cant see in this picture:
-the amazing women who were sitting to my left and right
-the uncontrolable laughter that was going on
-the love and friendship filling my home

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

photographing dogs and cats

it is very difficult to get a dog or cat to sit still when a camera is making noise and has bright light shooting out of it! but some of these turned out pretty nicely. none of these were planned. like always i had my camera on me and just whipped my baby out and started clicking. the adorable puppy is my fur niece lacey and the sweet kitten is my other fur niece lily. all of these pictures are unedited and just taken in an automatice setting. i did get a chance to play around with my camera functions last week, just around my apartment, and i was impressed with the outcome. i will save those for another post, as i may attempt to edit those ones. hope everyone's week is off to great start.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Im kind of in love...with a staple gun

the above project is incredibly old. i for whatever reason forgot i did it and failed to post it back in august. one weekend, at my sister's house, i randomly recovered her office chair and made an ottoman out of a find from her garage. now at the time i was minorly annoyed to be tackling a project at 1am...apparently we dont know how to do things during normal awake hours, but i am glad i did, because they turned out fabulously. im also craving a project right now, but with so many responsibilities going on with school it's just not going to happen, i also have a lack of room issue for new projects at my current apartment. speaking of which, i have yet to take pictures of my finished surroundings. ive been getting a lot of compliments from visitors, which is comforting, because lets be serious, im not an interior designer but from all the oohing and aahing i can only assume ive done something nice. anywho enough rambling, here are the pictures, i think they speak for themselves.
***okay so i added the pics after the text and well nothing is cooperating, so look at the pictures from bottom to top for a full before and after, otherwise you'll get a after and before....either way, enjoy!***