Tuesday, September 18, 2012

After completing the 365 project, I decided to dive head long into working more with portraits.  I have been working hard on educating myself and doing the necessities to start a business.  I am so excited to welcome Yellow Butterfly Photography into my life.

Why Yellow Butterfly Photography you ask?  Mamarazzi Adventures is the name you already had for your blog. Why the change?

I took a job last year at one of the big box store photography departments.  I was appalled at the way some photographers treated the kids they were photographing.  I heard one guy swearing right in front of a client.  Then another photographer almost put her hands on a little girl with special needs.  The mother looked at me thankfully when I pulled back the photographer before contact was made.  That photographer just didn't understand. I couldn't take it another minute. I knew I could run my own photography business, even though there was going to be a big learning curve.  I wasn't learning anything there so let me try.  

The name itself started a couple of years ago with my daughter attending a special needs preschool.  Before they were taught to recognize their names, they were given a symbol and a color. My daughter was.....wait for it.....a yellow butterfly. 

There it is....a birth of a company. 

My goal?  Every family deserves to have great photographs of their children.  Autism, developmental delays, Downs Syndrome, ADHD, physical disabilities and many other conditions do not exclude you from the needs of documenting your children's lives. 

Come one, come all. Yellow Butterfly Photography loves all children.  Thanks for checking in!

Yellow Butterfly Photography

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 25, 2012 - Day 356

My neighbor was over commenting on the garden the other day in utter amazement. She loved how one day there was no flowers and the next it seemed like the peonies were ready to bloom. That gave me the idea to try my best at getting a time lapsed photo of one plant through the spring. Too late with the peonies, they are already over 2 feet tall and getting ready to bloom. My fantastic hosta on the other hand is just coming out. So here I go......

March 24, 2012 - Day 355

The first picture is the original photo. The second is my photoshop fun. I learning so much in my class.  www.betterphoto.com

Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 23, 2012 - Day 354

It is def. Spring. The ants have come for the peonies. I submitted this picture for my photoshop class this morning.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012 - Day 353

So MCP Project didn't accept one of my photos.....bummer. So I replaced it with this one. The Challenge was to take a picture of something close up and that becomes abstract. :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012 - Day 350

Getting close!!! Day 350!!! Washington D.C. Cherry Blossoms from the 14th Street Bridge.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 14, 2012 - Day 345

I have been playing in photoshop since I am now taking a photoshop class, Here is the original.
Here is the black/white and cropped.
My first homework assignment was playing with filters.

March 13, 2012 - Day 344

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 12, 2012 - Day 343

Just playing in photoshop elements.....my husband couldn't see what I did to change the picture. Wow, he must be really really tired.

March 11, 2012 - Day 342

Yeahhhh! Spring.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012 - Day 340

My daughter wanted to make a book. So what's the first thing needed? COLOR!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012 - Day 338

Randomly, I have been having hearing issues.....so today is the day I find everything out. Therefore, a picture of my ear. :)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012 - Day 331!

This used to be a classic shot for me. A snap shot, not really caring what was in the background or how much mess is in the shot.
Now I feel like I have a better understanding about composition from this project. It may not be the most conventional 365 project, but it has served it purpose. I am learning so much!!!

February 28, 2012 - Day 330

Another cell phone shot for Jacki. These are Jack fruit. They are huge! Have you ever seen these before?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012 - Day 322

I find these every where!!! Driving me nuts because my daughter loves them so much. They are in the car, in her pockets, in her book bag.  This one was sitting innocently in the middle of a walkway until she spotted me taking its picture.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18, 2012 - Day 320

February 17, 2012 - Day 319

Spring, you are so trying to come and you can't read the calender.

February 16, 2012 - Day 318

February 15, 2012 - Day 317

February 14, 2012 - Day 316

February 13, 2012 - Day 315

Here are a few days of fundraisers pics! Over $6,000 raised for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

February 12, 2012 - Day 314

There has become a mountain of fluff growing on my daughters bed. It just keeps getting bigger!!!!

February 11, 2012 - Day 313