Tuesday, November 30, 2010

day 302 | stopping water

last night we had some extra time in class - so we decided to stop water. it's amazing what you can do with a tiny aquarium and an eye dropper! it is soooooooo cold and windy outside - i think i will take a nap today! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

day 301 | portrait day

lindsey and harmony came down to visit from black river falls today. i have known both of them FOREVER!!! they had offered to be my guinea pigs for practicing manual operations and studio lighting without tyson present. unfortunately it wasn't ideal weather for outside - but we got some awesome inside pictures. plus, it was soooo great to hang out with them this afternoon!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

day 300 | rca dog

my 300 day milestone wasn't as awesome as i was planning on - however i do think it's kind of cool because i heart the rca dog. i have always loved the iconic logo. shooting through the center of an old record i kept the record blurred and focused on the cover in the background. definitely something i will work with again.

i spent the afternoon catching up on a few small projects around the house. one of these was creating a flyer for our AWESOME december special. i want to do some outdoor family portraits once we get some snow ... snow is so beautiful!! and for those of you keeping track .... black, white, and pink all over in LESS than two weeks and counting!!! :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

day 299 | dead leaves

my posts are getting more and more awesome titles, don't you think? :) i have been snapping pictures all day trying to figure out what i want to do for my fine art series. i have four weeks (well technically three now) to complete it and i haven't figured out what i want to take pictures of yet. this isn't the direction i'm going in - but i thought it looked kind of cool with the sun setting behind it. seriously - it's like 20ยบ outside - so i wasn't going to venture out much further than opening the front door ;)

Friday, November 26, 2010

day 298 | light bubbles

tyson put new lights in my ikea light tonight - and took a picture of it. so this is technically his picture of the day ... but i thought it was pretty cool so i stole it. this stupid retarded coughing is about to get the best of me. grrrr. i did get one MAJOR accomplishment done today though - i am completely up-to-date in quickbooks - with BOTH businesses! i am ready for tax season - bring it!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

day 297 | trippettes

today was our annual trippette day (the tripp's and the pichette's). we have spent three of the last four years at one or the other of our houses. it wasn't four out of four because someone had to go and have a baby :P haha. there was food, cards, wii, and hilarious non-stop laughter! so in honor of the year we couldn't have our trippette day - here's taylor who will be TWO in approximately five hours!

today's second picture of the day - one of the shots i took for a magazine article on the necedah ems. this is the ems chief at his desk (he said you wouldn't recognize his desk because it was never that clean) - so i got proof!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

day 296 | milkweed

i assume this is milkweed - although we all know that i know nothing about plants & growing things - so i could totally be WRONG! i caught my attention while i was driving to necedah today. there was a bad semi accident, so i ended up on some country backroads (thank goodness for GPS)! ooooh - and what was i doing in necedah? shooting pictures for my first magazine article!! i am super stoked to get published!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

day 295 | chickadee

yes - i am a day late (again). ever since i got the flu about three weeks ago, i cannot stop coughing. i HATE it! now it's turned into a cough and i'm losing my voice. it's ridiculous. so, i went to bed early ;) very early. like 6pm early!

so to make up for it - two pictures of the day. both of a bird i was stalking at my mom's house. apparently when they are hungry enough, they don't mind me standing right by their food!

Monday, November 22, 2010

day 294 | shooting in the dark

tonight i started my advanced photography class - and already i'm feeling overwhelmed. i have to come up with a 6 piece fine art photo series over the course of the next four weeks. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. what do i want to photograph?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

day 293 | packer sunday

our house is filled with general screaming and yelling (all happiness) as the packers smear the vikings! another typical fall/winter sunday in the pichette household. tegan just loves that badger (rodgers)! he'll figure it out someday haha.

Friday, November 19, 2010

day 291 | damn girl scouts

damn girl scouts and their cookies. there should be a rule against how many girl scouts can live in the neighborhood! samoas (renamed with the not-so-cool name "carmel delights") = CURSED! i am sooooooo addicted!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

day 290 | my babers

my babers - who is insistantly telling everyone she will be 4 in TWO days!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

day 289 | played

you may find this funny - i, however, find this slightly annoying. tegan has been throwing temper tantrums over tying shoes. he always wants to learn how to tie his shoes when we are running late or don't have the time ... and when we have the time, he could care less. i was in the process of venting about this to a friend - who happens to work at tegan's school. she proceeds to tell me that a kid on the playground was upset because his shoe was untied and tegan came running up and said he would tie it for him. ALAS - the kid can tie his shoes. it amazes me what this child can do at school and yet he appears completely helpless at home. i have been played!

it was nice to have one of our classic girls shopping trips in the dells last night. decided on a whim we were going to use our children's place coupons which expired today - so time to shop!! my bill was over $100 and with all my coupons - $61. i was EXTREMELY happy!! of course, then i went to gymboree and spent the rest of my money - so no more shopping for a couple weeks at least ;)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

day 288 | falling behind

apparently when you take close to 2000 pictures in a weekend, you start to fall behind! so yes, i am posting this on thursday (2 days late) - but i am happy to say i am now officially caught up again. i had to edit 121 brigade couples, 4 family sessions, 2 child sessions, and get stuff ready for my class - so it's been a CRAZY weekend!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

day 287 | project

i finished my final project for my intermediate comp class tonight. five pictures in five categories. the first, portrait - which i used my family from saturday's post. second, nature. third, documentary. fourth, commercial. and last (and also my FAVORITE!!), abstract!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

day 286 | brigade

spent last night shooting pictures at the brigade ball held at cranberry lodge. 121 different soldiers (and their significant others). i was very impressed at how smooth everything went and how efficient everything was! now for the editing :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

day 285 | three for one

today i spent the morning catching up on my editing and i spent the afternoon taking pictures of keil, hilary, and ADORABLE baby marshall. so, since it's a catch up day - here's three pictures of the day!! :) keil, hilary, & baby marshall .... izabela .... and ryker!

Friday, November 12, 2010

day 284 | storkels

there were so many possiblities for the pictures of the day - however i haven't had a chance to edit all of the pictures. so today - you get tyson's great aunt & uncle. i have a session tomorrow afternoon, an event at cranberry lodge tomorrow evening, and a session on sunday - and then hopefully somewhere in there i will think about getting my homework started. final project - i need to have a commercial, documentary, portrait, abstrat, and nature photo for class on monday and i am fresh out of ideas. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

day 283 | ashcraft

spent the morning taking care of mia - my parents cat. if you only knew how funny this is ... my dad HATES cats. he would never let me have a cat growing up. fast forward 30 years and my mom brought home a kitten - who loves my dad. my dad LOVES this kitten. yesterday the kitten became an it - and my dad was so worried about her, i got to babysit today. sending a 3yr old to help babysit a SORE kitten was probably not the best idea - but at least she wasn't alone - right?!

and today's picture of the day - the ashcraft's. turns out brad works with tyson at toro. it's such a big building - apparently they didn't even know it until yesterday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

day 281 | grrrrr

two weeks. two weeks of sore throat, achiness, general crabbiness. argh, and it's been so beautiful outside. tegan went back to school today - tatum spent the afternoon with grandma - and i finally got all of my editing done. well, not all - but the majority. this little guy, riley, was so adorable. he just turned ONE! i love the tongue. it was present in almost every picture haha.

Monday, November 8, 2010

day 280 | night photography

it's monday! that means you get something from my class tonight. ;) we took a "field" trip to myrick park and practiced night photography. so here's my photo for the day ... with a tripod, no flash, completely in manual. so my goal now - starry night! i have five assignments for next week so maybe that will be my challenge!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

day 279 | i divides

tonight i decided to go and take some pictures and figure out what i wanted to turn in for my homework tomorrow. this is my favorite so far! standing in the middle of the interstate overhead, shooting into oncoming traffic. it was kind of creepy when a semi would come behind me - the whole bridge would bounce. i want to try this again - only with a tad bit more sunlight next time!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

day 278 | brothers

wow - an early blog huh? it happens occasionally (okay, rarely) - but i am done editing for the day and planning a wonderful day of cleaning out the garage and taking down the pool. (if anyone wants to get me out of this - give me a call). haha. i did spend the morning with these three adorable boys. they were sooooooo well-behaved and absolutely adorable!

Friday, November 5, 2010

day 277 | starz

i am excited! we haven't really advertised the photography business other than using the avenues i already have had available to me. however, we placed an ad in the wisconsin bride bridal magazine which came out earlier this week. our ad looks sweet by the way - thanks to awesome designers at the magazine! today we received four phone calls for 2011 weddings and they all referred to the ad. so advertising has paid off!! ;) plus, we are the only dj / photographer combo in the wisconsin dells / la crosse area. more sweetness!

and ps - yes jessica - i am mad at you. :P

Thursday, November 4, 2010

day 276 | dance dance dance

i have hosted a dance almost every year for the last 13 years. i go to a dance nearly 20 weeks out of 52. i have seen everything. i know what works and what doesn't work. however, when it comes to planning a dance for this year - all i am drawing is a blank. i can't remember ANYTHING. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - my brain is failing me.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

day 275 | tunnels

i have officially finished up the class of 2011 senior sessions. what an awesome year. i started officially getting my name out in the area this april and i ended up getting 21 senior sessions. all of them were a blast to work with and i can't wait until next year! for now, here is the last picture of my last senior for 2011! they knew my brother-in-law and loved his picture down at the tunnel ... since it was a fitting place to start everything - figured it was fitting to end it there too!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

day 274 | released

tegan and i spent the day in rochester getting him released for school. his eyes looked pretty good although he is still seeing some double - so here's hoping that goes away in the next six weeks or they have to go back in. :( we got back home in time to catch the last hour of school. since tegan was nervous about going back - i went with him and we talked to his class about why he looks the way he does, etc. i think it majorily helped calm him down!

so no camera with me again today (i swear i will get back into the swing of things one of these days). so here's a cool picture i took of my notebook in class. zooming makes it look like the color is coming right off the notebook. i kind of like the fun stuff - but i promise, i'll get back to reality here soon! ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

day 273 | panning

it's monday night - which means you get an interesting fact i learned at school today. haha. today it was panning & zooming - this specifically being the zooming part. granted - i didn't have a tripod with me BUT you get the idea. with a tripod - the a would have been crisp - without it, you get my version of zooming!

getting ready to head back to rochester in the morning and i am PRAYING that they release tegan for school. the boy needs school. i need school. i forget how much i love having him school! haha. i actually accomplish things. of course, some of my non-accomplishing probably is coming because tatum wants to be held ALL the time. and as much as i love my son - i LOVE my son in school!! ;)