Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Effy


This past weekend was absolutely amazing. My husband splurged and got me the best birthday present ever..........a full weekend with the great photographer Deb Layden. She came out to California to teach me how to use flash (as well as showing me many other great photography secrets). She even brought her darling daughter with her. Both Chloe and Pearl took an instant liking to her and were sad to see her leave.

I took so many pictures of so many subjects that I still have a lot to sort through and edit. I thought I would start with a series of pictures I shot of Effy, our exchange student. She graciously agreed to be our model and assistant even in freezing and windy conditions.

Here are some of my favorites of her from the weekend.




9 comments:

M3 said...

Wow!!! Loving those photos and can't wait to see more. What a great gift.

Teresa said...

Wow..that is just incredible! I just checked out her website, she is very talented and these images you just posted are amazing! It looks like you are really getting a wonderful grasp on lighting..and even flash, wow! Amazing gift!

Gail said...

What a thoughtful gift!!!! These images are fabulous, Lori.

Mission To Macie said...

Those pics are beautiful! The first one is my fav!

Hannah said...

What a great gift! I love the shots you got too, the one outside on the steps is amazing :)

Leah and Maya said...

WOW that is the best present!!!!! I would love love love that! can't wait to see more.

Strobist Girl said...

I am SO SO glad that we got up at the crack of Dawn for that last one - the sky is amazing :D Effy was a super model and Dan brought her and the girls some goodies from Goody today. Li Li is still talking about how much fun she had! I ordered a disk for Effie and our other beautiful model today and will include those too ~ Thank you so much for having us!

Sharon Ankerich said...

Beautiful beautiful shots!!! I'd say you got it in one weekend. :) Effy is just gorgeous!!! Happy birthday by the way!!!!!
Blessings and love!

tiffany said...

Wow I love that gift! And what beautiful photos you got of Effy.