Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Thing or 2

Early this morning, Paul woke me up with a gentle kiss to say goodbye before he left for work... my eyes wouldn't open very much for me yet, but as he bent down to kiss me, I held him tightly and we said, "have the best day ever!" He tucked me in and I watched him tip toe out in his shirt and tie and I let out a sigh.. I love you paulie..

for some reason, the clock in our bedroom is 3 hours and 38 minutes fast. It has been like that since the power went out about 2 months ago. We just got used to it and now I hardly even notice it anymore. Sometimes, when it is 12:00am, I'll say "Paul, its only a quarter till 9! We've got the whole night ahead of us!" He just laughs and rolls his eyes at me.

So I've been doing this 'photography thing' for almost 8 months now. I LOVE it. I feel so lucky... blessed that I get to be a part of the most special day of 2 people's lives - their wedding day. Before I was a wedding photographer, I was a bride... So I know how important finding the "perfect" photographer is... and I hope I can be that "perfect" photographer for many more brides to come!

Paul and I will be leaving town for a few days this weekend. It will be sooo nice to just be with the one I love... the one whose kisses in the morning make me forget how cold it is outside.

I love you Paul!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hurry Up, Spring!

Well. Today is cold.bleak.muddy... and there is no sign of life to be found in any type of foliage. Spring, hurry up!

The news said we're supposed to get another layer of snow or ice. I hope they're wrong (like usual! lol)

I'm going to post a few pics that I've never posted before... photos that remind me of warm days... friends... pool parties... float trips... and the days of summer that I'm soooo longing for!

One more of Elisabet... I love the reflection in her super cute sunglasses!

This is my twin sister, Emily! She is a communications major at UMKC and she's also an amazing Realtor! If you're looking for a great house and a great, dedicated, friendly agent... she's your girl! She's also an AMAZING singer and musician! ... and she's my twin sister... so she's cool. These were some shots we took for future CD cover / art for her new house.

Anyways... I've got my fingers crossed that spring will come early this year. Come on sunshine!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Photoshop Class

"Claire!... I mean, Mrs. Ryser, how do I..."

I teach Graphic Design and Digital Imaging for 6th-12th grade at World Revival Academy in Kansas City. Every time we learn something new that the kids think is cool, I can hardly get them to settle down! They shout and go all ballistic on me! So funny.

Today we started on CD cover design. We learned about text FX and getting our print settings and specs right. They're still trying to get the hang of using the layers palette. I told them I could make a CD cover in 20 minutes using only 3 images and text FX. So I did. (I do things like that for demonstration as well as inspiration)

Here is what I came up with! (just for fun!)

If you ever get the chance to teach a class.. even if it is to volunteer, I definitely recommend it!