The past couple of weeks i've been toying with adding the Sweet 35 to my Lensbaby family. So instead of buying it out of the gate, i decided to spend $20 to rent it for 10 days. I must say that this little lens is amazing and the bokeh it creates is so interesting. I took it out a couple days ago to test out around the house and seeing all these photos through my camera made me realize...
SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE!! :D
These two were adoable on their shoot.And what's even cooler, a July 4th wedding full of food and fireworks! :D Congrats ya'll!!
This weekend was one for the books. If you follow me on Social media, y’all know I’m a huge fan of Dancing with The Stars. And if you don’t follow me... Then you can read about my adventure about being there for a taping HERE. (And subscribe for more updates!) Anyways, this last season Julianne and Derek Hough announced they were doing another Move Live on Tour this summer so of course my mom booked us tickets because we loved the first one so much! You can read about that HERE. This time we decided to see them in Midland since it’s a tad bit closer then Phoenix. We all had to be split up because the theater there wouldn’t allow for five tickets to be bought. So my mom and bro sat together, Dallas and I sat together, and my dad sat by himself a little further back in the section. (But he made some friends around him) :) So we get there and have bought our merch, waiting for the lights to dim. I’m excited for the show. Dallas is excited to see the lighting. Typical, right? The lights go down and the music starts with everyone starting to scream. Let the excitement begin!
MOVE LIVE ON TOUR!!!! :D
This was probably my favorite dance!
In my previous blog about the first show, Ryan was one of the guys to be picked to go on stage and dance. Well once again, he got picked to go up again with determination and persistence. Julianne and the ladies headed down into the audience to get the men and although Ryan was in the middle of the section and the guys had already been picked he kept standing. She felt bad for him to not be picked, so she told him to come on up to the stage. With a hurt ankle and the chance to possibly dance with her again, he made his way up to the stage. Needless to say, he didn’t get to dance with her and some other guy pretty much schooled all the other men up there, he did get a selfie with the girl he danced with and got to say, yet again, that he got to be up on stage with Julianne Hough.
The show was great! They had Latin dances and contemporary. Waltzes and even a tap dance.
Now for the best part of the show! After the ladies did their dance with the selected men, it was Derek’s turn to come out and dance with ladies in the audience. He came out and started singing then made his way off the stage. The first girl he danced with in the aisle was about two seats away from my dad, and after the show, my dad told me that he was going to tease me that he was so close to the lucky lady he danced with. After that dance, he made his way around the back part of the section and found an older lady to dance with. She was in so much shock that she could barely keep her feet under her. It was so adorable. He danced with her for a little bit and that’s when I stood up to see what was going on. Dallas was like, “You want me to take your camera in case he picks you.” I was like nah, he’ll go right past me. But he took it so I could just enjoy watching. After Derek danced with the older lady he started making his way down our aisle. I was like oh my gosh oh my gosh. Then he made eye contact with me and started to reach for my hand like we were gonna dance and then smiled and headed back onto stage. Soooooo defeated!!! Dallas was just laughing at me! BUT!!! Derek sang another verse then came back into the audience and headed straight for me, grabbed my hand, then said come on! We ran onto stage, told me to keep my head down and no matter, don’t move. So I’m standing there with my hair around my face not knowing what was going on, then I feel him jump over top of me! I looked up and next thing I know he’s picking me up and spinning around. He put me down and we took a bow. He took me back off the stage and I did a little happy dance heading back to my seat. Dallas was laughing and I was shaking. He said everyone around him was just like “yep, you’ve lost her to him now.” Haha!! And the funniest part of that whole thing was that I told Dallas before we left Roswell that morning, “don’t be jealous now if Derek Hough pulls me on stage with him!” Good luck I guess!
If you want to see the video, check out my instagram HERE!
"I can do anything better then you!"
hahah! Her face!
Such an amazing show!! :D I can't wait to see what the next year holds for them!
My dad is so cute with the giant balloon!
For those wanting to know, all photos are taken with either a Fujifilm XE1 and my iPhone 6.
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"We dare you to love. We dare you to cry.We dare you to feel. We dare you to try.But most of all, we dare you to MOVE!"MOVE Live on Tour 2015
"Learn something new everyday!" - Grandpa
Today is his 88th birthday and from the last post update, i'd say my grandpa is doing much better. He actually got up and posed from some photos today. And he made sure that I showed them all to him. :D
Happy Birthday Gramps! You're one tough cookie!
This is one of the sweetest couples I've ever had the pleasure of working with. The way Shane looked at Laura while I was working with her was the cutest thing ever!We ventured out to Bottomless Lakes for some beauitful backgrounds and water photos. May have been attacked by gnats and some mosquitoes starting to come out. But these two handled the bugs like champs! Congrats on your addition to your family! :D I can't wait to meet your little one!
I don’t know what it is about the beginning of the year up until about June/July, but my blog starts to gather dust. Maybe it’s because it’s slow season or i’m just lazy.. probably the second reason. hahaAnyways. Just an update on what’s been going on with the life of Stephanie.1. I finished my Disney challenge. I have been trying to get a couple extra photos edited to post the second half of the month blog so that will blog will be coming up soon.
2. May has been just as busy as April if not more. I find myself laying down in bed and not lasting more then 5 minutes before i’m dead to the world. I’ve had at least 2 shoots a week and doing some personal work with my Fujifilm & Lensbaby on the side. Check those out below!
3. I’ve also been doing a bunch of landscape photos recently. When a storm rolls in, I don’t want to just sit on my couch and let it go by. I’m grabbing my camera and heading out to capture the beauty of nature. Sometimes pushing my boundaries a little too much and getting to close to the lightening coming out of the sky, but it’s all for that one shot, right? Rob and I even headed out to Bottomless Lakes at like 9:30 pm to shoot the stars and almost got eaten by something in a bush!! Ok maybe that was a little dramatic, but there was something breathing that made Rob jump about 5 ft in the air as we ran back to the car. Not gonna lie, it was funny and stupid at the same time. :D
4. As you all know from my Facebook, my grandpa was taken to the hospital almost 2 weeks ago now. I have received many emails and texts with encouragement and sending love and prayers to him. So many thanks to everyone. For those of you wondering what has been going on, here is the low down. My grandpa has been having trouble swallowing anything so two weeks ago he was so weak that he couldn’t do anything. My grandma had him admitted into the hospital and come to find out, he had pneumonia. So the hospital started him on antibiotics and kept him over night to regulate everything and keep an eye on him. Well a couple nights later, they checked everything and found out he had a mini heart attack due to the fact he wasn’t producing blood because of his malnutrition. So they started him on a couple bags of blood to get that regulated again as well. He was still having trouble swallowing a couple days after that so a decision had to be made on what to do. Either let him out of the hospital to wither away from not being able to get food or go into surgery to get a feeding tube put it. With all that being said, he went into surgery to get the feeding tube and is now currently home getting better. Dementia has really set in and half the time he doesn’t know what’s going on and just wants my grandma by his side. He knows that she’s there and will always be there to hold his hand and reassure him that everything will be ok. Once again, many thanks to those who have been keeping him and my family in your thoughts and prayers.
So 15 days ago, I started my photo-a-day challenge, and if you follow me on Facebook, hopefully you've seen the images posted. If not... well poo on you! ;) Thats ok because with the month halfway over, i've rounded the images plus some bloopers/BTS photos!
Behind the Scenes / Bloopers!!
Stay tuned for the next 15 days!! :D
I decided with April being kind of a slow month, i would do another 30 day challenge. I did one back in May of 2013, but didn't finish it. :( I was aout 10 days short. So this time, I WILL FINISH THE CHALLENGE! :D
I posted out on Facebook to all you lovely people about what the challenge should be. And it's like ya'll know me or something. haha
So fairy tales / Disney will be what all the images are based around. Here is the first image of April!
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last friday was one for the books to say the least!
david cook, winner of american idol season 7, came to The Liberty in Roswellto perform a show for us awesome peeps!
it was sooo good!! even got to meet the guy after!
check out the images below!
Secret Circus opened for him. :)