Avery James Photography

Avery James Photography

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Josiah - 7 months!

I  just absolutely ADORE my cousin's baby, Josiah!  He's seriously one of the cutest babies I've seen...next to my own of course! :) :)

Check out his latest photo session, aren't they just a wonderful looking family?  I love them all! :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Picture A Day - March 17, 2011

So my current challenge that I'm facing as a photographer right now is color correction.  Between getting skin tones right and calibrating my monitors to the printer I'm using, this task has been taking me a good 6+ months of concentrated effort.  Everytime I feel like I got it down, I realize I don't.  I can't even explain to all of you how frustrating this can be. :(

On top of trying to correct it in Photoshop, when I post the pictures on Facebook or my blog, the colors change and fade usually.  I think it has to do with my soft-proofing settings in PS which allows me to view the picture how it will be printed with a specific vendor, not necessarily the best web viewing colors.

So for those clients who are used to me giving out the full-size digital images and are wondering why I'm not doing that any longer - this is why.  Your prints need to be printed with the specific printer that I'm calibrating my pictures to, otherwise the color is not going to come out as intended.

So throughout the color challenges, I'm not giving up and I'm still working at it...although it would be fab if I could just pay someone else to edit all my photos so that I could just focus on the actual photo taking!  Maybe one day when I'm a big name fashion photog (currently my ultimate goal) I can actually afford this. :)

For now - here's a pic of my son from last week being a ham as usual. :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Picture A Day - March 13, 2011

I'm on a blogging roll! :) :)

This picture was taken of my son yesterday...we're still in Vegas and yesterday went over to the Town Square Mall which is an awesome and beautiful outdoor shopping area.  They have this super fun kids playground area that reminds me of Solvang with all these play houses and structures.  There's also this really cute maze-thing (what are those things called?  Like the corn mazes, but it's not corn...just tall bushes) that he loves to run through.  This pic below was taken in the maze. :)

Happy Daylight Savings Time!  This is my favorite time of year as I LOVE the sunlight!! :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baby Mason

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take photos of this absolutely adorable 1 month old baby boy.  He is just the perfect image of baby cuteness!  You'll be seeing more of him as he grows older as his parents decided to book my Baby's First Year package for him (NB, 3mo, 6mo, 9mo, 1yr photos).  I'm so excited to be able to see his growth through his first year, and hopefully years after that as well!! :) :)


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Picture A Day - March 9, 2011

My son and I have been staying in Las Vegas for the week, and yesterday decided to go take a walk down the strip to take some letter art photos for the growing number of orders I've had lately (thanks everyone!!).  We walked pretty far and then had to turn around and walk back....and unfortunately I didn't find a whole lot of good letter art pics, but I did find a few at least. :)

Anyways, on our journey we stopped at the Flamingo hotel to go check out the little sanctuary area in the back that they have....with koi fish, ducks, swans, and of course flamingos. :)

Caydan sat down on this little rocky area and insisted I take a photo of him there.  He's turning into such a ham and experienced model, lol.  It really is cute. :) :)

On another note...this is the last time you'll see him in this adorable sweater that I absolutely love....it got hot outside so I tied it around his waist, and somewhere along the strip it fell off and he didn't notice it....so we no longer have the sweater. :(

Here's his self-designed photograph. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Wow....my last post was on January 16!!!  I am SLACKING....I don't even have a good excuse this time around either...I think I just needed a blogging break.  BUT I'm hoping to gain some momentum back now...or shortly at least.

To start it off - my son got a new puppy last night (puppy is staying at his dad's house) - we all drove out to pick the puppy up, and although I'm really not a huge dog fan (they're cute and all, but I don't like having to take care of one), it was great seeing how excited my son was to get the puppy.  And he really is cute!

So first thing this morning I took some pics of the puppy, who was dubbed "Scrappy" (yes, after the Scooby Doo "Scrappy").  Isn't he a cutie??