I once told a girlfriend that. *Hi E!* So, holding on to my words, I'm embracing my crappy photos from the pirates gathering. Only the photos though, my subjects are delightfully funny, beautiful and entertaining. *sigh* I am so not an event photographer. I can blame the camera (yet again) but I know it's only my fault for not reading the manual.
Danni asked me about the camera in the comments section of last post. I'm using Nikon D90, thanks to my generous husband LOL. (Love you D! even without the camera, but now it's here... love you even more!). It's brand new, at least I feel so (less than a month) and came with a 18-105mm lens. What settings? *blush* I'm usually on A mode. When the lightings get tough, I even use the built in flash, or the auto mode! *gasp!!!* LOL. I generally run my photos thru Defog and Sharpen action from Holly McCaig, from Pink Ink Studios. Bought them ages ago, when she still had My Digital Muse. You can totally process them yourself in Photoshop, but, I'm a procrastinator and God knows how long they will stay there on the hard drive if I have to process them manually. Hah! So yes, Thank God for actions. Other than that, I don't really add any special effects to them, unless it's for a specific project.
Okay! back to the Pirates.
*leaving you hangin' here for a while, while I go hang my laundry out, the sun is gorgeous!*
The party was phenomenal! Everyone had lots of fun. You can really see that Liza put her heart and soul into it. I don't have pictures for these, but the goody bags are embroidered with each child'a name. When I saw that, I was like. . WOW! I would never have done that. Daddy of the birthday boy built a ship, which is used for part of the games and also the photo spot for the childred. OMG... my words are not doing justice, but really.. it was just so amazing.
Love this girl. So much! So glad I got to hug her like a million times LOL.
The lucky birthday Boy. Aaqil. That face - priceless!!
Adorable Daren! I kept chasing him around he must be thinking, who is this crazy old woman? LOL. Soph, email me if you want full sized file, okay? not a great photo, but I thought you might want a copy.
Nidhi and Sarrah. Shy at first, but warmed up pretty fast! LOL! Sweaty, but oh couldn't be happier. The homemade head and waist wrap (is that what you call them), and the beaded necklace, all came from the goody bags. Now can I hear WOW?
The birthday cake. Its homemade. Another WOW please?
Then it's 'makan' time. (makan = eating, to eat)
And that's all that I have, can i believe that? I had a hard time believing I didn't capture a lot of things, but hey.. I had tons of fun. Thank you Liza and family for having us.
Scrapping wise. . .
Amanda and me are leaving Label Tulip. Super tough decision to make, a sad one at that, and I really think it's crazy since Cathy wanted us to stay LOL. But yes, I'm stepping down, to make way for life in general.
I just need to calm down. You know, when I wished to be calm, creative and happy earlier this year? I think I jinxed myself LOL. So lesson learnt - keep your big mouth shut, Sasha! :)
I hope to be back with some scrappy goodness soon. Whoever has sacks of mojo, pass me some!!
Love you all - with - all - my - heart!