Saturday, October 29, 2011

2011 Halloween Bash ~ Bloomington, Indiana ~ Dreams Do Come True Photography

I decided it was high-time to get back on the Halloween party train! :-) So this year, I went all out, I guess you could say I made up for not having one for the last three years. This one was a little different though, in the fact that grown men weren't wrestling or swinging from grapevines. Instead the younger men were running around the woods and hiding from the younger girls! Or playing in the haunted house constructed out of Mike's hunting shed.

Anyway, this is my inspiration board.
So I went from this to these! (***CAUTION- Photo overload***)

The wonderful Hope came out and facepainted everyone, including me.

Then Logan & Courtney came by and took us for a hayride on the tractor. The kids heard the tractor coming and were chomping at the bit to get on it. A few little ones fell asleep while riding.

I did a lottery draw for the adults. They bought a raffle ticket at a dollar a chance to win "31" scratch off lottery tickets. Mika won with only buying one raffle ticket chance. And won $10 from the scratch off's.

That was about it. We had a great time and the kids really enjoyed it. Now onto planning for next years!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Texture Play ~ Bloomington, Indiana ~ Dreams Do Come True Photography

Been playing around again with textures and nature photos. Really liking it and wanting to get in the woods. Even considering going with my DH hunting soon, to see if I can get any wildlife photos.

Check him out! Stinkbug hanging out on the office door trim, probably thinking, what's this crazy woman doing?!

Used Kim Klassen's textures again and even some brush work on the stinkbug.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

BUGS ~ Gymnastics ~ Bloomington, Indiana ~ Dreams Do Come True Photography

Josie and Kayla were invited by Kayla's friend Mollie to BUGS for a friend day. The girls had an absolute blast and Josie calls it "magics". Took me a while to figure that one out! :-)
Anyway, after her Sport Shorties was over, I asked her if she wanted to play basketball this winter or do gymnastics. Right away she told me gymnastics, so here we are. This is their first class. It's a very small class of only 4 kids including Kayla and Josie. Josie is pushing a two year age difference with the other three girls but she's been keeping up just fine with them and she thoroughly enjoys it. Course what "monkey" wouldn't like flipping around. And she is definately a little monkey! Their teacher's name is Christie and she is really excellent with them. I think they are learning more and having more fun here than they did last year with dance.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gorgeous Originals & Texture's ~ Bloomington, Indiana ~ Dreams Do Come True Photography

I took these photos out behind the water office here. Just some leaves. Got to playing with them on the computer and decided to use some of Kim Klassen's textures on them. Wow!!! I actually look like some of the professionally looking stuff on the web! Yeah!!!
I'll share the edited before image and the after image that includes the textures. If you would like to order one of these prints, let me know! I'll even change the quotes for ya if you would like!!!
Edited "before" image

"Textured" after image

"edited" before image

"textured" after image

"edited" before image

"textured" after image

Now all I want to do is go take photos of leaves and play with textures!!! I'm redoing my bathroom and I'm thinking one of these blown up and hanging on the wall would be pretty cool! Especially to change out with the seasons.
Now go check out some other photos by some fabulous photographers!