Fairy Lights & Flower Crowns

Hey guys!

I LOVE wildflowers! They're one of my weaknesses, haha. I was so excited when my sister and I found several patches of these orange beauties! Of course we had to make a flower crown, it's a no brainer!

This is my absolute favorite photo! Took so many tries, lol. His smile is so contagious! 

One of the new things I've been trying out is fairy lights! I took a photo in December with them (which is at the bottom of this post), but never picked them up again until now. Lol, they can be a real pain sometimes, but it's so worth it!

It was such a beautiful day! So beautiful that the dogs decided they needed to go for a swim in the pond that's nearby. You don't know how happy they were to get all dirty! They always decide to do it right before we take pictures too, lol.

I love taking pictures in this pickup! The colors are awesome!

I'm so proud of this picture! Getting pictures of Tiger looking up is a challenge. He always has his eyes closed or he moves to fast for me to get the picture. 

I took this picture in December! It was one of the first times using fairy lights. It was also the first time I asked Ike to hold still while I put things on him. He is so patient! I'm sure he thought I was nuts, lol!

 

Thank you for checking out this post! Which photo is your favorite? 

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-Penny

 

Sydney from Endeavors Of Ego!

  Is this photo gorgeous or what???

Is this photo gorgeous or what???

Today I'm here with one of my good friends, Sydney! She runs an Instagram account named @endeavorsofego. It's pretty awesome, if you haven't followed yet, you definitely should! Ego is one of the most handsome border collies, and Sydney is such a fun person!

 

Let's get this thing rolling!

 

When did you begin your Instagram account and what do you enjoy most about it?

I started Instagram at the end of November last year. My favorite thing about it has been all of the friends I've made. I've been lucky enough to meet a few of them in person and it's amazing how we were able to form such a wonderful friendship through Instagram.

 

What advice would you give someone just beginning in photography?

Practice! I've only been at it for a few months, but one of my goals is to take photos at least a few days a week to practice using my camera and then edit them the other days to learn my software. YouTube and Google are also helpful tools, but nothing beats doing it yourself.

 

What editing software do you like to use?

I primarily use and prefer Lightroom. It was the first editing software I started with so I'm most comfortable with it. I just recently started using Photoshop, but I feel it's much more complicated and still have a lot to learn.

 

Where do you find inspiration?

Ego is my inspiration! I love capturing his expressions and emotions through my photography. I've struggled photographing other dogs and other objects because none of them are as inspiring to me as Ego. 

 

If you had to shoot only one photography niche for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Based on my previous answer I feel it's no surprise when I say portraits/animals, specifically Ego photos. That's already what I shoot 99.9% of the time so I wouldn't be too upset. 

 

What’s your favorite part(s) of the photoshoot process?

It would definitely be a toss up between the travelling and the editing. I love to hike and travel with Ego, it helps inspire me and I just enjoy seeing Ego happy to run outdoors. However I feel I express myself much more through my editing than my actual photos. I can put my own twist and edit fine details to be exactly how I envision. 

 

Are you partial to a specific subject/pose?

As stated before Ego is my favorite subject, but I really love when he stares directly into the camera. His eyes speak so deeply and I love when I capture that certain glimmer to them.

 

What is a photoshoot you’ve always wanted to have? 

If it happens, I would love to have a wedding shoot for myself and Ego. He's such a huge part of my life, it's only fitting that he be a part of all of my major life events. 

 

The tones in your photos are gorgeous! How did you find your distinctive editing style and what do you like about it?

I only recently discovered my own editing style through lots of trial and error and studying accounts and photographer that I admire. I didn't want to copy anyone, but rather establish a style and look uniquely to myself. I also wanted a style that would compliment Ego's looks and enhance them. Those two pieces put together are my favorite things about my style.

 

What’s your favorite memory or something funny that happened in a shoot?

A memory that's always stuck with me was when I was photographing Ego on campus and a group of people came up and recognized him. Turns out a few of them were in my same class, but didn't recognize me only Ego! 

 

What do you like most about taking pictures?

I like that pictures are a physical representation of our imaginations. No one photographs the same and everyone interprets the art differently. I also love all of the weird positions and locations you can take amazing pictures. People definitely stare when I'm taking photos of Ego on my college campus. 

 

What inspired you to create an Instagram for Ego?

The only reason I created one was because I wanted a place to put all of my photos so I wasn't bombarding my facebook friends with photos of Ego (although I do that anyway). It made me ridiculously happy to see that so many other people started to appreciate Ego as much as I do. 

 One of the most handsome Border Collies I've ever seen!

One of the most handsome Border Collies I've ever seen!

 

That's a wrap!

 

I hope you all enjoyed this interview as much as I did! Thank you Sydney for doing this interview with me! It's so fun doing interviews.

Seriously, go FOLLOW Ego on all his adventures on INSTAGRAM! Because you need a daily dose of Ego. But I mean, who wouldn't???

 

Sunset + Lights + Cute Sunglasses

Absolutely loved this shoot!  Check at the end for an adorable shot of Ike!

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Hope you enjoyed these! 

 

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-Penny

Two Year Old Throw Back

Hello!

Since it's Thursday I thought it'd be great to do Throw Back Thursday, featuring a post I wrote two years ago. Yeah... I was extremely proud of these photos. Legit sprained my ankle getting that silhouette one, lol!

 

Here goes nothing! 

 

"This is our dog Cookie.  I was very happy with this photo because usually she is constantly moving and it's very hard to get a clear picture of her.

This is a friend's cat.  There was two cats in the tree and this picture was taken right before she pounced on the other one.

Another picture of a friend's cat.  I don't have any cats at my house so I really enjoy getting pictures of them when I go to her home.
If only that stick wasn't right in the middle of her face...  I still like it though, it looks like she is trying to hide behind it.
I am still trying to master taking pictures of black animals.  They are so hard sometimes!

A picture of a daddy long leg spider! I love these tiny guys.  This particular daddy long leg looked like a muffin with legs. 
I have an awesome memory of catching a hole jar of these with a friend of mine a long time ago.  It was so fun! They were everywhere in her flowerbed! 

So I tried to take some silhouette pictures with my dog the other night and this is the only one that turned out.  Hopefully I will have better luck next time!

I saw some of the cutest little mutts the other night!  We went to a friends house and their dog had some puppies so I got some pictures."

 

That's It!

 

I had these posted on my previous blog, Daughter Of The High King Of Kings (It's a mouthful, huh?) and have a ton of old photos there. Thanks for checking this out and I hope you have a beautiful day.

-Penny

 

March Favorites

- A few of my favorite photos from March 2017 -

I am so proud of this photo! Was super happy with the focus. Look at all those dew drops!

I took the dogs to one of our ponds to get muddy! They loved it.

Had a photoshoot with one of my best friends! This is one of my favorites of her.

Was trying out some different editing with this one. The goal was to make it look dreamy. I like how it turned out!

Tried out some product photography. This is my custom leash from Sloppy Chops Co! Ike and Tiger are currently modeling for them. You should definitely check them out!

I love this shot! It was harsh sunlight so we found shade by an old grain truck. I was really happy with the colors. This is one of the modeling photos I took for Sloppy Chops Co!

Hope you enjoyed these!

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