Archive for February, 2010

I had a hard time choosing which image to use this week.  Do I pick a photo from the Black Eyed Peas Concert I enjoyed with my husband Tuesday night?  Do I pick the rose macro with it’s abstract lines and soft beauty? I finally settled on showing this shining star…

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Early in the week my husband had a rare day off, and we took the whole family to The Playseum in Bethesda.  It was a lot of fun!  It’s an indoor play space filled with rooms of different themes.  A super-market room for kids to shop, an animal room for kids to pet bunnies and birds, a construction room with a sand box, an arts and craft room, Etc.  There was even a kid’s kitchen, where my boys, had 10 minutes of treaty…. and actually worked together to make some delicious cookie dough.   They shared, they took turns, they delighted my heart.  And right after they were done, they ran off in different directions.

Here are some more headshots of the gorgeous adults out in this world…  Some of the headshots I have created, were for business headshot needs, others for modeling headshot needs.

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andrea burns photography

andrea burns photography

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Again, if you have any headshot needs, please feel free to contact me via my Contact Page on my website.  I offer both print prices and digital prices according to your specific needs.

I shot a fair amount of headshots last year, but never got around to showing off some of the beautiful adults in this world.  I’m going to have to split them up into two or three posts, but I definitely wanted to share that headshots don’t have to be boring and typical.  Seeing is believing, so here are a few examples….

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andrea burns photography

andrea burns photography

andrea burns photography

andrea burns photography

If you have any headshot needs, please feel free to contact me via my Contact Page on my website.  I offer both print prices and digital prices according to your specific needs.

Some might see the photo below and see the flaws.

The weird crop.

The blown out highlights.

The baby without the best expression.

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I see the first photo my 5 year old son ever took.  A fleeting moment captured by my child.  It’s a keeper.  Thank you Seth.

Notice anything new?  My new logo and colors!  How fresh and exciting… I’m in love with my new look.  I wanted Pottery Barn Kids meets Anthropolgie… and I think this does just that.  My splash page should also reflect the change, and I’ll slowly start updating my website to reflect newer work as well.

And I couldn’t just leave you without a new photo…. look who can pull herself up….

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Thanks for stopping by!

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Psalm 19:1.)  In its sweet silence, this snowflake boldly boasts of God’s creativity.

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I got a new Macro lens before Christmas and I have really been enjoying practicing with it this past week. All snowed in, and nothing to do, right?  (A macro lens takes extreme close up shots for detail photos.)  The snowflake above was caught on construction paper during the first blizzard this week.  But I quickly tired of the snow and trekked to the grocery store for a flower.

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I haven’t done one of these in a long time!  Let’s see……

  1. I am really enjoying reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak From the Barnes & Noble website~   “It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.” This is all told from Death’s point of view.    It’s fascinating.  Then again, I find anything about WWII fascinating.bookthief
  2. I have been getting back into Digital Scrapbooking.  Now that Audrey’s birthday (gulp….) is just a few sort months away I need to create her first year scrapbook.  Digital Scrapbooking is awesome.  No mess for kids to get into, no making a mistake and having to start over, and you can reuse your supplies over and over again.  Are you interested?  You can go to Shabby Princess’ site and download quite a few freebies.  All you need from there is a simple photo editing software and your own photos.   Then you can print them out on photo paper anywhere.  Here’s a couple of my own recent pages.andrea burns digital scrapbook pages
  3. I am officially over the snow.  We got yet another blizzard all day yesterday.  Another 15-20 inches on top of the 30 we got just a few days ago.  We have officially surpassed any records, and we are living history right now.  The Washington DC area has not seen a Snowy Winter like this since 1899, and we’ve smashed that record by a few inches.  I haven’t been more than a mile from my home in two weeks.  I think it’s fairly safe to say that I and the kids are pretty stir crazy.  Nate has even had to get up on our flat roof and shovel that off, as we were seeing roof cave in’s all over the news.  A photo of Nate measuring the snow below.  That’s right folks… 40 inches.  I apologized to Seth  this morning… for the grumpy teacher he’s bound to have in Kindergarten this Fall… since you know she’ll only have had 2 weeks of summer vacation.  Everything is pretty paralyzed in this region right now.
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Come on back tomorrow for the 52 week Project!  I have actually a few photos to share….

This past Friday and Saturday we got completely snowed in… in what we affectionately call the “Snowpocolypse.”  This was our 2nd blizzard this winter season, both making it into the top 5 storms of Washington DC’s recorded history.   We lost power and heat Friday night for 4 hours, but thankfully it kicked back on right before we went to bed.  This was what we woke up to….

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andrea burns washington dc photographer

andrea burns washington dc photographer

andrea burns washington dc photographer

andrea burns washington dc photographer

It reads 26 inches here… but we still had 8 hours left of “storm”  so we know we got about 30 inches.

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We’ve literally been digging out all weekend.  And now the weather man is telling me ANOTHER foot is coming tomorrow.   I guess I’ll see ya’ll sometime this Spring….

5/52 Can you stand it?

February 5, 2010

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……… Because I surely cannot!

Audrey got her first haircut this week…. I needed to trim up her baby mullet and got carried away.  I’m mourning the loss of her sweet curls, and am praying that they will grow back.  Her baby bob is cute, and now it’s all nice and even… but still.

February Photo Deal!

February 3, 2010

For my Facebook and Blog friends! Book a February studio session and get half off your session fee plus a complimentary 8×10! Offer is till Saturday, so book now!  Contact me via my Contact Page on my website.