It was a cold, rainy day….

Sounds like the beginning of a novel or something but nope, it was the start of my senior session with Ashlyn and her girl friends.    Her mom and the entire group drove all the way into Austin from the Houston area for this session and even though the weather was less than cooperative, we decided to just got for it and see what we could capture, all the well knowing, that things would have to be rescheduled for another date.   Although it wasn’t the sunny type photos Ashlyn wanted, there is something kind of cool about the moody sky and steel blue warehouse in the background.

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These girls were troopers for sure!  It was raining, the wind was blowing, and it was in the low 40s.   While transitioning into the next set of photos and moving stuff over to the next area to shoot, I look over and had to snap a quick pic!   Believe it or not there are 4 girls in this photo wrapped up in blankets and huddled close to keep warm!  Troopers, I tell, trooper!

Ashlyn #9

 

Starry starry night

Love this picture that I took the other night at my son’s baseball practice.

Starry after pic

Would you believe that this was actually taken in the bright late afternoon sun?   With my iPhone?   I love the ease that the iPhone has with capturing those moments that you just can’t say “hold that a minute” while I go and get my professional camera.

Just to give you an idea of what this looked like SOOC (straight out of the camera), here is the before shot.  Pretty ho-hum looking right?

Starry before pic ROLPThis is where the fun comes in – APPS!    Please note that I am in no way getting any kick backs from these companies for mentioned their names or anything, just wanted to pass along some of the fun photo apps that I have come across.    At times, ok scratch that, probably ALL THE TIME, I am photo obsessed.  I see life in photos.  I look at how the light is cascading on a scene and can’t help but play out in my mind how to best capture it.   This is where the fun and ease of the iPhone comes in because I don’t always carry my “big girl camera” with me.

Anyways, here are just a few apps that I play around with for my Instagram photos!

Instagram <—– come follow me!   I’m under Rae of Light Photography

Instapic Frame <—— fun app to make collages with your photos

Picfx – tons of different effects for your photos

PicTapGo – app creative from the awesome people at Totally Rad Actions

Waterlouge – awesome app to create watercolor pictures out of your photos.

 

Have fun!

 

 

*NOTE:  if you’d like to download a copy of the photo above to add an inspirational quote to, you may do so here:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/wm85s2igbqtf3k9/starry%20pic%203.jpg

As always, I would love a kick back to my website if you do choose to use it.  Any way to spread the word about Rae of Light Photography, would be great!  Thanks!

Well Hello There

Hello there lil’ one!   Glad to finally meet you.  Mom loves bright and bold colors and this blue blanket was perfect for her little man’s newborn session.   He had me wrapped around his finger with those bright eye and precious smile!

Shrey Newborn ROLP #1

 

Keeping with a Tradition

Go back and take a look at this lil’ guy’s older sister’s sitting session.   Ok, now, do you see something similar?    Yep, the rocking chair!   I love that Mom wanted to incorporate the same chair for baby brother’s sitting session just as she did for her daughter’s session 2 years earlier.    Not only do I love the chair, but LOOK at that fabulous hair!   I just couldn’t get enough of this sweet lil’ red head’s smile.  It lit up the entire morning!

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