Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Holidays

I hope all of my readers are having a wonderful Christmas season. It was shock for me to hear Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. I don't know why, but it seemed to be too early for it. Maybe it seemed so soon because this was the first year in 13 years for me not to be taking music lessons, and when you take music lessons, you are preparing Christmas music in October. Anyway, I think I'm getting into the Christmas spirit now. :)

Thanksgiving was a relaxing holiday for me and my family. The weekend before Thanksgiving, we were at the Andres' farm having an old fashioned Thanksgiving celebration around the campfire (some of these pics were taken there). We played baseball, took a hay ride around the farm, ate, played some more baseball, sang around the campfire and shared some things we were grateful for, and played some more baseball. It was a fun day.

On Thanksgiving day, we had some family and friends over for a huge feast. And, like always, the feast was reheated and reheated and reheated until it could be reheated no more. But, it was sooo good, even for the fourth and fifth time. :D  My cousin and cousin-in-law taught some of us how to play Hearts that day. It's a new favorite of mine!

On Friday, we went to the nearest forest (the local tree lot) and got the most perfect Douglas Fir Christmas tree I've ever seen. (Keep in mind, I do live in Texas; I haven't seen that many. lol) We stayed up late decorating and listening to Christmas music. And no, I didn't go shopping on Black Friday. I would much rather be sitting by a warm fire, drinking hot chocolate, and decorating the tree rather than fighting crowds and traffic. But, I admire those of you who get out there and are determined to get those bargains.

These are just a few of my 1,000 pictures I've taken over the last couple of weeks. I'm going to post more soon.

I haven't been very consistant lately with posting on my blog, but I'm determined to start posting at least once a week again. :)






Have a blessed CHRISTmas season filled with hugs and hot chocolate!

"Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling; and present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy; to the only wise God, our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and forever. Amen."

~Bethany Truth

Monday, November 15, 2010

Portraits {Mary-Kathryn}

On Wednesday, I went to a workshop put on by friend and wedding photographer, Jessica Shae (http://www.jessicashaeblog.com/). I love Jessica's work, so when I heard that she was doing a one-day workshop, I told her to sign me up! We had tons of fun!

First, we went to Jessica's house and talked about starting and running a business, Photoshop and Lightroom, etc. Then, we went to Chick-fil-A. : )   After that, we went on a photo shoot, which is what these pictures are from. We were assigned to someone to do a portrait session with. I got Mary-Kathryn! I had never met Mary-Kathryn before the workshop, and I was so excited that I got to do her photos. She is fun and likes bold colors. We both share a love for Kohls!!! She has such a sweet personality, and I look forward to keeping in touch with her!

Jessica also took pictures of each one of us. : D  Next, we went to a library and edited our photos. Then, we watched Jessica do an "engagement" shoot. The couple was already married, but Jessica decided to set it up like an engagement shoot so that we could see how she interacts with a couple that is in love. ; )Then we went to Chipotle, then to a frozen yogurt place.

All that to say, I had a great time and I got some great pictures of Mary-Kathryn. Thanks for being such an awesome model, Mary-Kathryn! And, thank you Jessica for investing in the lives of up-and-coming photographers! And, thanks, fellow students for making it a fun day!!!

~Bethany Truth

Monday, November 1, 2010

Portraits {Rebecca}

The other day, I did a photo shoot with one of the sweetest girls I know. Rebecca really likes God's creation and nature, so I picked out a really pretty park to shoot in.