Monday, June 28, 2010

florabella --- oh so bella!

love it! all you photogs -- or just those interested in beautiful additions to your photography hobby..check out the florabella giveaway this week! their actions and presets are hot!

Friday, June 11, 2010


well. the adventure has finally arrived. the plane leaves early tomorrow morning. guatemalan orphanages are the destination. its going to be hard not to pack up a few of those children into my suitcase upon return. the canon rebel xs is staying behind - along w/ her 3 lenses and brand new killer 'shootsac wannabe' bag. its all staying here and the point and shoot will be working her magic.

here's to a week of adventure. unknowns. shock. laughing. crying. loving. learning. and friendship making. awesome. absolutely awesome.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

i heart faces....week 23 = play!

play. so many definitions. so may ways. i couldnt resist entering the above photo into this week's challenge sponsored by i heart faces ( - check them out!). madison, her dad, a pile of leaves, and her priceless facial expression. to be a little girl again and think whatever jumble of thoughts she must have been thinking. giggles, smiles, and happiness. here's to play - something we all should continue to do, no matter our age, location, job or life. play it up :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

forever i do...jason & stephanie

to capture love on a camera is awesome. last weekend i had the pleasure of doing such for a high school friend (ie. senior year prom date:) ), as he married his soul mate. meet jason & stephanie. their adorable family and friends. their beautiful ceremony. and their unforgettable day. thanks to photographer james bengal, whom i believe could very well be dolce photography's new 'right hand man', as he captured just as many amazing moments.

here's to you jason & stephanie. and for the many years to come!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

i heart faces...and i heart feets :)

so...there is this amazing photography blog called i heart faces ( that i have been following for about the past month. every week they have a themed photo competition where anyone can enter photos to be judged. this week happens to be a 'non -competition' week, and the theme is 'barefoot week'! need i say that i love the theme hence my love of being barefoot!?!

so yeah, the challenge this week was inspired by an organization called Soles for Souls ( a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner's World, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic’s Green Guide, and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. ) 

so check em out! and check out i heart faces when you get a chance! in the meantime..the following is my entry into this week's challenge...and thus my interpretation of what 'barefoot week' means -- and now i believe i must go give myself a pedicure :) xo.