Tag Archive | winter

Russel says….

DSC_1624.jpgSleep on it….or he’s saying, “I do not see you…you do not exist.”  Nice days have Mr. Russel a little unsociable these days.  Probably because they rare and do not last.  Mother Nature has some serious attitude this year.  50s one day and then drops back down to the 30s.  I think that we get one more day in the 50s this week and then it starts dropping again.  Have to love winter…or not, either way I am ready for spring weather that stays.

As for the picture, I don’t know how I feel about it.  I feel rusty and as if I’ve forgotten how to take pictures.  I’ve probably said that before.  I think that I got lucky enough to have some decent shots out of this batch.  I like this one, I’m just not sure it is doing what I want.  I’ll probably revisit it.  In the mean time, I hope you enjoy this one.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

If all…

DSC_0465The snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes, oh what a snow that would be or something like something.  If you have ever once heard that song, it is now stuck in your head…you are welcome.

I’m pretty sure that this is Phoebe’s dismay at having her photo taken, though.  Oh well, it makes me smile and it wouldn’t be a photo shoot if at least one animal did not stick its tongue out.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Walk on….

DSC_0504The wild side in a winter wonderland.   This is Tallulah quite the little prowless.  When I first started out at the farm she was not one for petting and being held.  Now she is all over me when she seems me.  Maybe I have a way with animals, maybe it is the fact that I feed her, or maybe she is just changing her ways.  Whatever it is, I’ll take it.  I adore her.  Hope that you like her pictures.

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December Weddings

DSC_07002.jpgI will be sharing more over time, but for now…just the one. One of the bride and groom’s favorite.  They got married just shy of a week ago.  A December wedding.

The bride was a friend of mine. My concert partner.  We’ve known each other for years. It always makes me nervous doing weddings and so far I’ve only done one stranger’s wedding and she was a stranger, her mother was not. So far, all wedding parties have been satisfied which makes me incredibly happy.  I think that as far as weddings go.  This one is second best.  Both of the last two were improvements over the first, but each had their own good moments and their own bad moments. I think that is probably true for all photographers and any photo shoot.

We will see over time if I can continue to improve. I hope so, that is my intent.  I plan on focusing a bit more on my photography this year. I think that I’ve said that before.  I am trying to buy things that will benefit me in that category.  Small, affordable things.  The big thing that I want, I am setting money aside for that.  I’m trying to set money aside for a lot of things….I have a lot of cheap wine dreams and a pond water budget, so we will see what 2018 has in store for me.

One of the things that I bought was an external flash.  I had one before, but it was extremely cheap.  Batteries died quickly.  It would stay positioned correctly and I’m not sure where it has gone anyways.  I’ve not seen it in quite a while.  This one is a better quality and I’ve really loved some of the shots that it has provided.  I used it somewhat during the wedding.  I was allowed to use it during the ceremony, which I quickly decided against because it makes this annoying beeping noise when settings change….yeah, really need to figure out how to shut that off.  I can also adjust other settings on it, which the other did not do.  It was interesting playing around with it and figuring out what worked and what did not work, but I also amuse easily.

As for this shot.  It is my first ring shot.  Rings without hands, I mean.  I’ve never had the guts to ask a bride and groom for the rings so that I could do this.   It still isn’t exactly what I wanted, but they like it and I need to remember that as long as the bride and groom are happy. The ones receiving the pictures…that is really all that matters.

With that said, I’m happy with this shoot.  I’m happy that they trusted me with it.  It seemed there were a couple of relatives that may have questioned my ability, but that could have just been their personality.  I digress though. It was not them that I was completely worried about impressing.  I’m happy with the shots I got. I am. I just would have been happier if I’d bought back up batteries for my flash.  That, though, is a story for another day.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography