Saturday, October 15, 2011

Front door redo

I was badly in need of an updated front door. Our door color was a strange tan on the outside and it showed every. single. speck. of dirt. In all honesty it was gross. And we had a bright brass door handle. So I followed some great instructions from over on Young House Love and updated our handles too. Note to self: Next time take pictures or detail drawings/notes of the assembly of the door handle.

Here is a before and after. Almost forgot the before picture in my haste. I’m a little impatient like that.


Here is the after.


I even spray painted the doorbell. Looks 100% better. In hindsight, writing my name in the cement right in front of the door with the power washer probably wasn’t  the best idea.

Oh well.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Updated pictures

I finally got my boys’ pictures done. Now to actually get them printed. That is the hardest step for me. In fact, I never got last year’s pictures even printed. Bad, bad mom/photographer.

In these pictures we were losing light very quickly and I didn’t bump up my iso like I should’ve….Sad smile. We also had some uncooperative participants because of fighting with his brother and getting in trouble right before his turn. Oh well. They are what they are.

Do any other photographers have such trouble getting good pictures of their own kids?