Florida Trip Part IV: Marco Island

Jeff was born in the Bronx but his family moved to Marco Island when he was a teenager and his dad still lives there.  Jeff’s dad “Grandpa Falerni” hadn’t seen Jasper since he was 5 weeks old!  He had come …

Florida Trip Part III: Animal Kingdom

When we first started planning this trip, one of the reasons we decided it would be worthwhile to even go to Disney was the Animal Kingdom.   While we debated how much Jasper would get out of the rides at the …

Florida Trip Part II: Magic Kingdom!

If you read part I, you know that Jasper woke up with a terrible wet rattly cough Monday morning which was supposed to be our first “full day” at Disney. But let me back up a bit..

We  left …

Florida Trip Part I: Jupiter

We’re baaaack! I wish I could say that it was relaxing, fun and rejuvenating, that Jasper enjoyed every second of it..but I would definitely be lying.

Not to say that there weren’t wonderful moments spent with friends and family (and …

Florida and Disney Bound!

iPhone photo of Jasper at the Disney store..

Almost since Jasper was born we’ve wanted to take a family trip to Florida. Jeff’s dad lives there and he hasn’t seen Jasper since he came to visit him when he was 5 weeks old (and a total reflux/colicky NIGHTMARE!) …

Bring Your Baby to the Movies? Yes Please!

I get a LOT of press releases. Most go straight into my recycling bin. But when TheBump.com sent this one about “Bring Your Baby Matinee” I was intrigued – hey, maybe I WILL get to leave the house …

Lightroom Targeted Adjustment Tool for Quick Saturation and Contrast Boost

This post will be partly about lens choices and partly about editing since I had a bunch of questions about both after I posted images of our Florida Trip!

First, the lenses. After debating a bit, I decided to …

Photoshop Friday: Merging two Exposures from Lightroom into Photoshop Layers

There’s been a big buzz lately on photography forums about this new OnOne software called “Perfect Layers.”  Right now it’s in Free public Beta, but they plan on releasing it with a $160 price tag.  From the marketing …

A Quick Trip to Kansas City

One of the best things about my template business is that it’s put me in touch with some amazing people I wouldn’t have met otherwise.  From the photographers who use them (I do a little happy dance every time I …

Swim Suit Shopping Shell Shock

Or should I say PTSD?

I am very excited for our family trip to Florida, but the one part that DOES NOT excite me in the least bit is the part about having to don a bathing suit, unless it’s …

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