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I'm Andrea. I'm a wife, mother, full-time computer software developer who seems to never have enough time to do everything I want to do. I married my high school sweetheart, who also happens to be my best friend. I love photography and am a total "mommarazzi" to my son Dillon. I grew up in the South, so I have always been loved, and also love others, with food. So my idea of a good time, is getting together with family and friends, eating some great food, and documenting the whole thing with my camera. So, "food, family, and photos" pretty much sums it up!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

MCP Actions Blog - Project 52, Week 20

So this week's theme was "Spring Fever" which is somewhat funny to me since I feel like our Spring ended about a month ago, although we did return to March-like temperatures this past week. I took a few photos Sunday morning of my blue hydrangea, Dillon and Murphy and then took my camera inside. We spent the day washing the camper and working outside. As I was heading in for the evening, I happened to look over and notice a ladybug on my hydrangea. It was amazing how that little pop of color changed the whole scene. I ran in and grabbed my camera, afraid the ladybug would fly off before I could get the picture. Fortunately, it was content to hang out and I got the shot!

Week 20 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: Spring Fever

Processed using various actions from the Florabella Luxe II set.

Week 20: Ladybug

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MCP Actions Blog - Project 52, Week 19

For Mother's Day, we visited a local "paint your own pottery" place so that Dillon could make me a plate. We all had fun and the plate turned out really nice! The store had great windows along the front, so it was a perfect location for this week's photo!

"In the Paint"
Week 19 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: Window Light

Week 19: In the Paint

{Big Vision} Giveaway!

Finished Vision Photography is doing a HUGE giveaway! Check it out!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MCP Actions Blog - Project 52, Week 18

For my week 18 photo I used one of the pictures that I took during my workshop with Amanda from Everyday Elements. Although this week's theme was "first thing in the morning" and I didn't technically take it in the morning, the workshop started in the morning - so I'm going to say that it works! ;-)
Week 18 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: First Thing in the Morning

First thing on Saturday morning, I got to attend a workshop with Amanda from Everyday Elements and had the privilege of photographing a beautiful family.

Processed using Florida action from Everyday Elements.

Week 18: Sunlight

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother of All Giveaways!

Moms with Cameras is hosting the Mother of All Giveaways on their site! Check it out here! Get your entries in before 11:59 tonight as the winner will be announced in the morning!

Monday, May 2, 2011

MCP Actions Blog - Project 52, Week 17 [FEATURED]

Guess what? My weekly photo was featured featured on the MCP blog! That's the 3rd time so far and it makes me feel so good!

Normally, I get up and check the blog first thing on Saturday morning, but this week, I forgot all about it until Sunday night. Why did I forget? Because I was at a totally awesome, in-person photography and editing workshop with Amanda from Everyday Elements and some other wonderful, photographically-minded women from VA, NC, and SC. Amanda has a great personality and is unbelievably filled with knowledge that she is willing to share. I can't say enough good things about the workshop or Amanda or the delicious camera-shaped cookies that were in our goodie bags! If you need photography or editing help (particularly if you're a Photoshop Elements user), check out her site!

Now, onto the photo...

"Happily Ever After"
Week 17 - MCP 52 Week Project Theme: Princess for a Day

Featured in the 10 picks from week 17 on the MCP Actions Blog!

If there was ever a day where I felt like a princess, it was on my wedding day.

Week 17: Happily Ever After {FEATURED}