Friday, April 29, 2011

I'm moving!

I started this blog in March of 2008 to start showcasing some of my favorite photographs.  The time has come though for me to move from Blogger to my own domain.  I need the control that a blog on my own domain/server will afford me along with the additional tools that Wordpress offers, especially in the area of Search Engine Optimization(SEO). 

So, please join me over at for new posts! 

Update your feeds accordingly please.  :)  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February Photography Series, Elko Photography

Love to Hate

I'm the mommy to 4 beautiful children.  I love them dearly but sometimes they drive me bonkers.
While contemplating what to photograph this morning I noticed these markers left out. AGAIN.  We have this white board that sits on a table in our living room.  It got put there once to that I could use its magnetic properties do display photographs when I had the studio set up there and it just kinda stayed.  The photographs got moved and then the kids discovered some dry erase markers and it was all over with.  It gets erased, and changed nearly daily.  They loving having it around, and I love seeing their drawings.  Lily however switches up the lids on the rare occasions that she puts the lids back on.  Drives me nuts.  Do you know what gets dry erase marker out of clothing, and table cloths.?.. Nothing.  (So if you know the magic answer please enlighten me!)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Joy in Love, What They Wear

The photography  prompt for today was "What They Wear".  I KNEW that for this one I had to feature my little fashionista. Somedays I'm not sure whose child this is... I'm such a jeans and a t-shirt kinda gal and she wore a bolero jacket, fancy scarf, skinny jeans and boots to school today.  Gotta love this girl.  :)  

Now what she would really like to do is wear a prom dress to school every day.. not gonna happen.  This girl seriously loves her sparkles. 

But it does make today the perfect day to announce my upcoming "Rock the Dress" sessions.  
On two Saturdays this spring, just before the Elko High School Prom, and just before the Spring Creek High School Prom I'm going to hold mini sessions for girls to have a rock star day.  We'll have the studio set up and plenty of room for snacks and hanging out.  Lots of mirrors and access to outlets for your last minute touch ups.  Make a fun day of it with your friends!

Call me at 775 340-5518 or email wingsofblue.melissaATgmailDOTcom to reserve your time. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February Photography Series, Wedding vs. Now

Today's photography prompt from Joy in Love was "Then and Now"

Next month Kevin and I will celebrate our 12th Anniversary. Can it really have been that long since our wedding?

I was SO sick in this picture.  Our photographer was fantastic I would cough cough cough and then quickly smile and he would snap.  In all our photos he only caught me coughing once, with film.  He was a brave, brave soul.

This is this evening after putting 4 kids to bed.  My how life has changed.  Wouldn't trade it for the world. 

And just for kicks, here is the one of the two of us from this spring, back at the same place.  Tara does a much better job than my self timer.  :)