Tuesday, February 15, 2011

.My Valentine.

Valentine's Day is a very special day, when you can take a few extra minutes to tell all those you love, how much you love them and show them with many loving gestures. I am very simple, and less is always more to me. I spent a wonderful day with my love, and my day started out with a rose and a kiss. Could not have asked for a more perfect way to start any day.

I hope all of you had a great day, but I encourage you to treat everyday as if it were Valentine's Day!

.Happyness Magnet.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

.Walk in the Park. 02.13.11

Getting back into the swing of things, and getting comfortable with a new camera takes time and patience. Today my mom and I went for a walk around the park, just so I can get used to my new lens and flash. I currently have 6 photoshoots scheduled for March and want to get extremely familiar with my new equipment before then.

It is amazing how just one little piece makes a huge difference! Here's a few pictures for your viewing!

.Happyness Magnet.

Friday, February 4, 2011

.Forever 21. 02.11

Everytime I go in this store I want to put everything in a bag, take it home, and play dress up. The clothes, accessories, shoes, and hand bags are simply adorable! Well, today I went there with you in mind :) I picked up some neat items to add to my blog giveaway! This giveaway I can guarantee to be epic as I hope everyone wins something! The Grand Prize is the Charming Charlie Package with (1) $50 gift certificate, other winners chosen at random will be given random prizes from all the places we love! Added just today a gift package from forever 21, and soon to be added is a 2XL shirt from http://www.curvestoadore.com Be sure to stay tuned and the more entries you put in, the more chances you have to win some fabulous prizes!

Click HERE for Rules and Grand Prize listing.
.Happyness Magnet.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

.Blah Day. 02.03.11

I am not so sure it can get any colder outside! (21 degrees to be exact) So what do I do? I couldn't take it anymore. (I've waited an entire week)... I got the camera out and went to Maumelle Park to fire her up for the first time! I have been kind of blah today, and felt like using my black and white capabilities. Not all the photos I take are always black and white, but my mood and my emotions always come out in my photography and I love it. It feels very soul cleansing.

.Happyness Magnet.

.Yes. My dog has the radar dish for 10 days! She is now a woman.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

.Lets Celebrate. Blog Giveaway!

There is definite silence gap in my photography from August 2009 to February 2011 simply because I was offered a position with one of the largest communications companies in the US, and in order for me to commute for 4 weeks after moving twice (2 different states), I did the inevitable.. I...sold...my...camera...

Was one of the hardest things I have had to do, knowing the passion stems from the great loss of my daughter, and the many years taken from her that have went and will continue to go unphotographed, however there were many more amazing things to come at that time.

Upon taking and accepting the position at work, I quickly met my love, my knight with a shiny playstation :) We have been together since 10.10 and are happily preparing for the future!

The desire to get back to my photography longed in my heart for many many months, but as you know the pocket book does not always fit our wants and desires. Then came 01.26.2011. My guy handed me the money and sent me off to get a brand new camera. This is life changing again for me, and brings my steps back to me. I love photography, and everything surrounding the beauty you can capture with one simple click, which brings me to why we are here today!

To celebrate getting back to me, my self love/acceptance, my amazing knight with a shiny playstation, and getting back to solid ground, I thought what a better way to celebrate than with my first blog giveaway! As you can read at the bottom of my blog, my photography stems from the love of my daughter Madilyne, and the hope that I can capture memories for those I adore. I aspire to photograph all ages, sizes, shapes, places, emotions, and memories for them to cherish for many years.

To say thank you for the warm welcome back into my shoes, and for all the love and support you've offered through the years, below you will find all the information on how to win all these amazing accessories from Charming Charlie! (My favorite accessory shop!)

What's in the bag:
Grand Prize for (1) winner
Sparkly Contact Lens Case
Fashion Tape
Pink Jewel and Inscribed Flower long chain necklace
White Stone Stretch Ring
Rhinestone Covered Compact Mirror
Pink Jewel Bracelet
Silver Makeup Brush Carryall (I'd use it as a wallet:))
$50 Gift Card to Charming Charlie

Runner Up Prizes:

How to enter:
1) Comment this post by telling me - What is the most important photographed moment you have and why?

Twitter - You must follow me on Twitter, @HappynessMagnet
1) Retweet "I just entered @HappynessMagnet's Photography Blog Giveaway! Details to Enter: http://bit.ly/hqSZEQ I love @Charm_Charlie!"

Facebook You must "like" .Happyness Magnet. Photography on Facebook
1) Write on my wall and tell me one thing others love about you, and what is your passion in life?

Giveaway Rules and Guidelines:
Giveaway begins Wednesday, February 2 and ends Wednesday March 2 @ 11:59 pm PST.
One entry per method. There are 3 ways to enter which means 3 chances to win!
U.S. and International readers may enter.
Must be 18 years of age to enter, unless consent by parent is given.
Winner will be chosen at random.

Let the fun begin!
.Happyness Magnet.

.Kathy and Joanna. 08.16.2009

I had the pleasure of photographing Kathy and Joanna this past weekend as a gift for both of their birthdays! Was a great experience and a great way to get into the swing of things again as I am officially in Little Rock Arkansas.

It seems often times that a Mother's Love is the most delicate to capture, and I absolutely love photo shoots consisting of such!

Happy Birthday Kathy and Joanna!!!

.New York City. 07.02.2009

There are points of the United States and the world that are so astonishing to have the chance to photograph as a photographer. I feel very fortunate to have this chance in my lifetime to photograph one of the most beautiful cities. I am very excited to be here in Manhattan to share my abilities of photography with this very welcoming community.

Pulling out the fanny pack, Nikon, bottle of water, and walking shoes I have ventured to quite a few places here, and wanted to share with you my favorite pictures so far :) Enjoy!

.Thomas and Maria. 06.29.2009

Thomas and Maria are a beautiful couple whom I had the pleasure of photographing for their wedding. Amazing times were shared with close friends and family. The best of luck and congratulations for a couple with a wedding, 18 years in the making!

.Heather and Isabella. 06.09.2009

A beautiful Saturday spent in downtown Sarasota for a photo shoot with 2 of my favorite ladies :) Isabella is our a little Diva, and her mother Heather has been a god send as an amazing friend~