Archive for the ‘My Ramblings’ Category

Like my new look? I’m SO in love with it! I just felt like my old colors, red and black, were outdated and a little too masculine. I didn’t want it all completely girly and stuff, but I AM a girl and with a name like Robbie, people can assume…

I also wanted something cleaner. I’m still working on things, but it’s coming along, slowly! It’s put me behind some on blogging, but I’ll catch up soon! And in the meantime, I thought I’d share a few of my youngest.

I am now officially a Nikon shooter! It was a hard decision, but it just seems to suit my shooting style better for various reasons. Anyway, I took the camera out with my youngest to get some practice in with the new camera. The resulting images I just fell in love with, saggy diaper and all! He LOVES to play in the dirt so I really enjoyed documenting that. 🙂 This is what being a photographer is all about. I need to do this WAY more often – life goes by too fast!

I am also playing with film looks. I LOVE film – love love love – but I’m too much of an instant gratification person to switch over to film (for now anyway). So, I am trying to achieve the look with processing. These were not processed in Photoshop, but in Lightroom only. I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts!

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And some film b/w of the resulting bath that was needed after playing in the dirt! 🙂

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Lisa Adams: What a doll! Boys and dirt go hand-in-hand! Hope you enjoy your Nikon!!

Haley: How fun! I love that you caught these everyday moments and make them into gorgeous pictures!

Erin Jacobs: What a fun shoot for an adorable little boy!

Christie: He is ADORABLE!! Love that you captured these in-the-moment shots, treasures for sure!

Heather Puett: So adorable. Love kids and dirt.

Sarah Duckworth: Oh - is he ever cute, and this is such a great reminder to grab the camera for the everyday moments!

Lina: I love to see your images, true inspiration.. Love your work.

It’s a boy???

May 20, 2010

Well, it’s official now. Really official. I’m pregnant. NO WAY you say. Yes way. At 42 I’m having my 3rd baby. 18 weeks along now. I’ve actually known for a while but hadn’t really announced it here because I really wanted to find out what gender this bundle of surprise was.

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According to my doctor, I’m having a boy. Oddly enough, my 2 boys, currently living outside of the womb, cried when I told them – and not tears of joy, either. Maybe they just want someone to torment, I don’t know – you know, with bugs and snakes and stuff. Anyway, go figure, they wanted a baby sister. BAD.

Everyone thought I was having a girl. E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E. Well, except one of my sisters, who just confessed this to me today, conveniently. I just knew it was a girl, too. I knew both of my boys were boys and just knew this one was a girl. It’s hard not to be a little let down because my mind was so made up no matter how much I fought it! I’m certainly over it now because I truly have the best boys a mom could ask for – sweet, sensitive, mamma-lovin, boys. One more will be a treat!

I must say, though, I don’t see it. Really. Ultrasound images aren’t exactly portraits, mind you, but supposedly they show what needs to be shown. But honestly, based on this image, looks like a girl to me. Seriously, I’m not just saying that out of some subconscious, secret desire. I don’t see the, um, important boy part (penis). I see a line and what ‘might’ be the peanuts but but but… The doc swears he saw it, though. But I need MORE – I want it to glare at me! See, what if I decorate a boy room, buy all the boy clothes, get all settled on a boy and have a girl? Man, I can’t tell you what that would do with my borderline OCD brain – seriously it would fry it. I’d go comotose right there on the delivery table.

So, what do you think? Here is the pic, folks. The one that tells all but yet tells nothing. Good grief why am I such a planner??

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Angie: Hi Bump Buddy! Girls have 3 straight lines, all equal in length. Looks like a hamburger. Boys can have three lines, but the middle line is longer. Check out Anticipation Ultrasound! I wasn't convinced this time either! The tech immediately went to the money shot, and it's 99.9% sure a girl! Em and B are going to be big sisters! Keep us posted! Angie

Tracy won the cookies!

February 12, 2010

I used http://www.random.org/ for generating the random blog post number. It was #5 so Tracy is the winner!

Congratulations, Tracy! You will love these cookies!

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A Sweet Giveaway!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Robbie G Photography!

I thought I would honor this Sweet holiday by giving away a Sweet Treat to my awesome blog readers! You do have to enter, but that will be explained shortly! But first, the goods.

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These seriously are the best cookies you will ever eat! I had the privilege of shooting some promo images for Barbee Cookies before the holidays. Their signature Barbee Cookie is a To DIE For Chocolate Chip cookie with dark and white chips and walnuts. They are over one inch thick!

I’m giving away a dozen of these amazing cookies for one of my blog readers! To get a chance at this prize, share your favorite Valentine’s Day memory (or describe your dream Valentine’s Day) in the comment section! You must post by 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 10th. The winner will be announced on my blog on February 11th and your cookies will be ready by Valentine’s Day! If you are an out-of-towner, no worries, we’ll ship it to you!

They also have a signature Chocolate Cookie with white chips, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, White Chocolate Cranberry, Snickerdoodles and an amazing Sugar Cookie, too! If you are looking for a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day or any other day, give Kat and Kelly a call!

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Anna Gross: I think my most memorable Valentines Day was Feb of 2009. Our family complete with our beautiful daughter and son. Something about being a mother and being surrounded by your family makes any and everyday memorable.

Leanne: A sweet Valentine's memory I have is Valentine's Day 2006. We had one month old twins and I was rarely getting out of my robe on a daily basis. When I did leave the house, it was for a few minutes to run to Walgreens for more diapers. A dear friend emailed me and said, "I'm coming over to keep the twins on Valentine's Day at lunch time so you and your husband can go out to lunch." She didn't say, "When?" or "If..." or "Let me know...", she just said, "I'm coming!" I put on real clothes, brushed my hair, and enjoyed a lovely lunch out with my hubby. It may seem simple, but at the time, it meant so much just to have a friend realize that need and do that for us!

cheryl: In second grade my boyfriend, Andy Avery, rode his bike to my house and brought me a box of chocolate covered cherries. How excited I was! My first love!

Maria: Freshman year of college. My then, crazy boyfriend, gave me a fire extinguisher and a curling iron for Valentine's Day. I lived in a dorm, I didn't need either and he meant them to be serious. I cried, he took me to dinner at a Greek place and then said, "you don't mind paying, do you?" Wow, really? Now I think it's hysterical but I had to live through it so it sucked back then. Memorable... Oh and no, we didn't last. I am happily married to a non-crazy man.

Tracy Emmons: Even when we were dating, my now-husband and I never really celebrated Valentine's day. Instead we believed our love should be celebrated everyday, not just once a year. However, Valentines Day 2007 we found out we were pregnant with our first child, JJ. What a wonderful way to honor our incredible love with the gift of the greatest love of our life!

Dawn: Our first Valentines day together. David bought me a teddybear that was holding a small box with a cross necklace in it. He put the bear in a box and scratched the bottom so I would scream and think it was a live mouse. It worked.

Cheryl G.: I have a dream!! My perfect Valentine's Day would be for my husband to whisk me away to somewhere warm on the beach for the weekend and my girls would come too.....but stay in a separate room with Mary Poppins:) And my husband would cater to all my needs.....foot massages, rubbing suntan lotion on my back, reading me romantic poetry, feeding me delicious Barbee's cookies and telling me over and over how much he loves me! Oh how I wish dreams would come true!!

Amy: Yum, yum. Looks good. I like cookies like those when they are hot out of the oven. Amy

Easter: A simple and innlgeilett point, well made. Thanks!

Name change complete!!

June 14, 2009

I’m really excited about this new change! A little sad, too – Little Britches is a name that I’m sad to let go of, but find that I really need new branding to take me and my business in the direction that I want to go.

My new business name is Robbie G Photography. Here is my new logo:

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Nothing is really changing – I just find that I’ve expanded my clientel to include teens, high school seniors, and adults so I wanted a more all-encompassing branding.

If you were following my blog under the Little Britches name, be sure to sign up again for the RSS feed! I love your comments and readership! None of the old blog posts are lost, either. I made sure all the archives transferred over here!

My new site is www.robbiegphotography.com. I will be keeping the Little Britches site active until I feel secure in knowing everything is all transferred over correctly, but be sure to bookmark the new one if you have the old one in your favorites.

Love you guys! I have a sneak peek to get up and a gallery to finish – I know I’m a little behind because of all that has been going on here! I’ll be caught up soon!

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Meet Chloe!

May 27, 2009

I did not want a dog. Any kind of dog. I like being in a pet free zone. No pet hair, no accidents, no chewed up shoes…

Yet, we have Chloe. She followed my husband’s car home one day after several near death experiences on the main road behind our house. I felt sorry for her – she was such a sweet, gentle dog – I figured a family would seriously be missing her. She had quite the tic infestation so we picked off what we could and gave her a bath. That didn’t exactly do it with the whole tic thing (after several blood sucking creatures were found on our bed – um yeah we let her sleep on our bed), so we bought stuff at the vet to get rid of them. Remember, I didn’t want a dog.

Well, we put out fliers, an ad on Craigslist – nothing. The kids named her Chloe. She’s potty trained and does well on a leash and only chews a little (no shoes, thank goodness). I am still hesitant to call her our own – but we love her. I think she was an answer to the boys’ prayers who have been begging God for a dog. I must say, even though I have not wanted any pets, I’m kinda sweet on her.

So…. meet Chloe… who found her some people to call her own.

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I wish I had remembered to post this sooner, but anyway, try to make this if you can! I wanted to let you all know about a speaker, Toneia Mayes, who will be presenting a FREE parent workshop tomorrow (Saturday, March 7) from 9am – 12noon at Arrow Heights Baptist Church. She speaks in schools and churches all over the country and I have personally attended one of her parent workshops. The information she has to share is invaluable and completely relevant to parents of teens and pre-teens. Plus she is a great speaker and presents the information in a fun and easy to understand way. It really is a must-see for any parent of a child ages 11-19.

Arrow Heights Baptist Church is located at 101st and Elm (161st E. Ave.) in Broken Arrow. In the back parking lot is another building separate from the main building…that is the student bldg. The workshop will be in Rm 101, which is thru the front doors to your right.

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I just have to give a Hi Five to Tofurious for all the amazing and affordable resources for photographers. If you are a professional photographer and are looking for a cool WordPress template (my blog is a Tofurious template), album templates, tutorials, textures, etc. you have to check these guys out HERE!

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Ok, I’m stir crazy.  I am so ready for spring to get here.  I want to get outside and shoot stuff!  I will be needing some people subjects for a project coming up – still trying to get the date coordinated, so be on the lookout for the details.  If you want some basic info, just email me.  I’m needing teen and young adult boy and girl models and/or young couples.  I need older models since I’ll be doing some lighting experimentation and little ones just don’t have the patience to wait for shots to get set up.  Interested?  You’ll get some cool shots of yourself for free.  These will be mostly done in an urban setting.  I’ll have more info with date/time soon…

In the meantime, watch a panda sneeze.  Seriously, it will crack you up!

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I’ve been making blog changes.  No really I have.  Seriously.  What do you think?  I like big images so this format allows me to plaster them up BIG!  Like 1000 pixels wide!  Whoo hooie!

I have a lot of new changes for 2009, actually – a few policy and pricing changes, some new products and a brand new look!  I’m working on a new logo as well and plan to do a dedicated site for teens/high school seniors and indie artists.  I realize ‘Little Britches’ isn’t exactly ‘mature’ sounding, is it?  I so love working with teens and adults that I really want a special place to showcase their portraits.  Keep watching for the new look and the new site!  I’ll be showing some product images soon, too!

And here is something to tickle your funny bone.  Taken from Fox News.

Zombies Ahead

Zombies Ahead

Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, “Zombies Ahead.”
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