Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blog will be normal soon

Blog and website are under construction!! All will be normal soon :)

Cheers,
jewels

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Contest Winner Announced :)

So, I couldn't narrow down the top 10 finalists because there were too many people I knew who entered. So I just let Chris look at all the photos and choose his top 3, then a winner out of the three. So here is the winner!!!!

"Set In Her Ways" Photographer: Jackie Sagewski

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Congratulations Jackie! Send me your info, and I'll get the book in the mail :)

And the Runners Up!
2nd Place is Brooke Gatterman:
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3rd Place is Christi Taylor
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Thanks to all who entered!

Cheers,
jewels

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bee *insert adjective here*

Bee sweet, bee fabulous, bee careful, be witty....

And for those waiting on the contest results, bee ready soon!! I'll post the top photos today or tomorrow!

Cheers,
jewels

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cooper and Clara

We had the Fuller's up today and went out to do our annual fall photos--she brought her camera up since mine is dead and I really enjoyed playing with the new canon something or other she had (I don't remember which one--Dee??). But I kinda enjoyed the live view on the SLR. After never having a digital point and shoot--I always find myself looking through the little windows on P&S's TOTALLY forgetting that I can look at the screen in front of me. So for kicks I used the SLR with live view to do some photos. I must say I still feel more comfortable looking through my little window sorta like an old dog who doesn't want to learn new tricks! So as I was browsing through the photos tonight, I just about died laughing when I saw this little sequence of photos of Clara and Cooper--Oh, the days to come!

Cheers,
jewels

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tucson Photos #1

Last week we headed down to Tucson to visit family and to shoot a wedding. Well Madeline stayed behind in Bellingham because she had school--so my mom came up for the week to spoil (I mean stay) with her! :) Chris' brother and his wife opened an urban coffee shop in downtown Tucson a couple months back, Avenue Coffee. Hands down it is THE best coffee I've ever had in my life. We enjoyed hanging out in their cute shop and meeting all their regulars, drinking fun drinks and eating yummy pastries (I recommend a cocount mocha and a warmed cinnamon roll). We spent some time swimming and visiting with friends in addition to the wedding (pics from the wedding to come soon!) Anyways, here are a few sunset plant photos I took. I can never get over the cactus plants! They just are so COOL!

Cheers,
jewels

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Clara Joyce 6 months old *Bellingham Baby Photographer*

I just wrote every cliche about time you can think of... then deleted each sentence. It sounds crazy to say "time goes by so fast" or "where does time go?" or "I can't believe how fast time flies..." but really, it's true. Please, if you have another way of saying this that doesn't sound so redundant, please do share!!! I cannot believe Clara is 6 months old (going on 7 actually). Today, we attempted a photoshoot to celebrate the mid-year mark. After an hour of looking for good fall leaves we settled into our spot. Not more than a handful of frames into the shoot, my trusted old camera took it's last breath. My friend, Aaron, let me borrow his Nikon in hopes of finishing my session--however as soon as we resumed shooting, it started to rain. Clara was crying. Chris thought she was cold and wet--I think it's because I switched to Nikon. The tears say it all below!

Cheers,
jewels

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See, she's practically saying, "No mom, not the Nikon!!!" ;)
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Monday, October 12, 2009

BLOG CONTEST!! WIN THIS BOOK!!

I have been blessed with 2 copies of this beautiful National Geographic book, "Women Photographers." I want to give away my other hardcover to a deserving photographer, or to someone who just loves photography!

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How to enter:
Send your favorite photojournalistic style digital image to: jewelsharrell (at) gmail (dot) com

Images must be received no later than October 18th.
Size image to 600 pixels on longest side.
Please no watermarks that would reveal your identity.

I will choose the top 10 images to display, then have my husband narrow it down to the winning image! :)

I will announce the winner, and require that person to send me their mailing information within a week. Should that information not be received, I will offer the book to the runner up, and so on!

Top 10 images will be shown on the blog, along with photographer credits.

Cheers,
jewels