photo challenge: social media
September 23, 2015

Settings: ISO 500 • 50 mm 1/4 • 1/250 There’s no doubt about it, Instagram is my favorite form of social media. I love getting glimpses into other people’s lives and connecting with friends. I know Instagram can inspire its share of negativity, too. Ultimately I think the cure to that is to be sure […]

photo challenge: catching up
September 21, 2015

One of my biggest pet peeves is being late 😉 and here I am… updating the photo challenge late as can be. I recently moved into a new place and the light here is spectacular. My apartment sits on the corner so I get light from two directions: south and west, thus shooting inside has […]

photo challenge: pages
September 17, 2015

There’s something about old, crusty books that I love. At Calvary there’s a beautiful, old Bible that weighs as ton. I knew it would be the perfect subject for today’s challenge. Old Bible pages are just the best. Don’t forget to play along: On Instagram under my handle @TheJadeiteShutterBlog, on Facebook at The Jadeite Shutter, […]

photo challenge: question
September 17, 2015

I finally took the plunge and purchased some liquid foundation. I feel like this is one of those rites of getting older 😉 I’ve been wearing Bare Minerals powder since I was a teen and have been quite happy with several of their products. We’ll see which I prefer: liquid or powder. Don’t forget to […]

photo challenge: framed up
September 16, 2015

She is my biggest fan, my largest emotional support, and my business encourager: she’s my mom. I positively cherish this photo from a mother’s day surprise photo shoot that I planned for her a few years ago. I know I am grateful to have taken the time to arrange for the props, choose wardrobe, and […]

photo challenge: your shoes
September 14, 2015

I’ve been on the hunt lately for new flats and found these at the new Nordstrom Rack at Knollwood Mall {check it out– it’s awesome!}. They were perfect for today’s Celebration Sunday at church and bike riding around Uptown. Settings: ISO 320 • 50 mm 1/4 • 1/125 Here are a few outtakes! It’s always […]

photo challenge: light blue
September 14, 2015

This is the perfect time of year for roasting veggies. I love these cool nights and mornings. Lately I’ve been trying to amplify the amount of at-home and healthy eating I do. The summer is usually overly indulgent for me, and I know I’ll feel better when I get back to my normal healthy routine. […]

photo challenge: glass half full
September 12, 2015

Settings: ISO 640 • 50 mm 1/4 • 1/800 Often I think about how I should be more positive, optimistic, and easy going. The reality is: by nature I am a worrier, sometimes bitter, and more often than not, fearful. I don’t want to be this way, but it’s my default, my “natural woman” I […]

photo challenge: deep in thought
September 12, 2015

Hahahaha!!!! What if I told you that I posed with this book without even reading? That green drew me in 😉 All in the name of propping I suppose. In reality, I purchased this book years ago in college after studying Aristotle in one of my communications class. I have hung on to it every […]

photo challenge: transparent
September 10, 2015

I just discovered freelensing and have been having a bit of fun playing with that experiment. I’d suggest using a wider angle lens, I played a bit with my 50mm 1.2 and 28 mm 1.8 and prefer the 28  mm You can read all about freelensing here. Don’t forget to play along: On Instagram under […]

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