Sunday, August 5, 2012

Finagle a Foto #25~ {BOW} Hello Great Expectations!

Hello sweet friends.
Wow, can't believe this is already our 25th week of FAF!
Time flies when you get to have your friends link up each week, 
& get inspired by their awesome photography!
Do I have a treat for you all? Yep. I do!
I get to introduce you to my dear sweet friend, 
well... actually we refer to each other as  bloggy soul mates.
Yes. it is that deep! Lol)
    Just in case you didn't already know this supa-star, please meet the gorgeous Kyna from...
great expectations
    Kyna has wonderful marriage to her handsome hubby Matt, is a FABulous mommy to her sweet little girl, Ellie (aka Princess Ellie). Ellie is totally into everything Princess, & only wants to wear dresses & skirts... & she likes to pick out her clothes online. (OMGosh, can you say my dream daughter!) Kyna is a busy working mama, but still finds the time to excel in her photography. This girl inspires me on a daily basis. Her photos are always STUNNING.(You must check out her photo a day site, listed below)
With all that being said, her heart is the most beautiful part about her. 
**Interview with Kyna**
Name & Blog: Kyna, Great Expectations
Photo a Day Blog: God bless the moon
Photography to you in one word: Story...or if I could use 3 words, it would be Telling a Story.
Your FAVorite subject to shoot- My favorite subject to shoot is, of course, my beautiful daughter. She's had my camera in her face since she was born. We went through a phase where she HATED my camera, but now she's actually used to it, and most times let's me indulge myself and shoot away. Sometimes she even asks me to take pictures of her...which makes this momma's heart so happy! Other times, a little marshmallow bribery is all that's needed for me to capture the best shots of her. She's definitely my favorite subject.
Tell us about you toys.  What photog gear do you have, don't be shy... tell us what you edit w/ too!: I'm a Canon girl...I have a Canon T1I. I also have a few lenses that include my kit lens (18-55mm), which I never use. I also have a 50mm 1.4 USM lens (love it),  a 85mm 1.4 USM lens (love it), a Sigma 30mm 1.4 (so sharp, so amazing) and the EF-S 17-55 2.8 USM (a little more versatile than prime, but much bigger and heavier). I edit with Lightroom and Photoshop
What is your "go to lens?":  My go to lens is probably my 50mm 1.4 USM, although lately my Sigma 30mm 1.4 has been seen on my camera quite a bit too. 
What's are a couple photog items in your "dream-wish list?": I would love love love a full frame camera. Of course the 5D Mark III would be my dream camera. I would also love any L lens!
What are a couple items in your "real-life, more like it, wish list?": I think it's a lot more likely if I ever upgrade camera bodies that I will end up with the 7d. 
Photographer's that inspire you?: Nina Seibert, from Blackbird Ink Photography is my good friend, and also my biggest photography mentor. Her work inspires me daily. There are also a ton of "big name" photographers out there that I constantly stalk, but Nina has definitely been one of the most amazing teachers to me, and that makes her my biggest inspiration. 
Just how much do you heart photography, would you ever consider getting a cute camera tattoo?: Photography is a true passion of mine. It makes me so happy! And of course, I would totally get a camera tattoo (but then again, I love tattoos, so a camera tattoo would make me so happy!)
Your main photography goal? I don't ever see myself becoming a professional least not any time soon, because I have a full time job that is necessary in our lives right now. My main goal right now is to just better my photography and editing skills 
Here are Kyna's social media connections:
Please head on over to Great Expectations & say hi, Kyna loves to meet new friends!!
My {Best of the week}
I had my best of week pics all set... until we(Super-Boy, mama, & Steve{the dog})went on a walk last night.
It was quite the cute sight, can't wait to get a few more processed!
Oh. My smiley happy heart boy!
Btw, Curly is curly no more. 
He got a sad, but much needed summertime haircut. Sad. Face.
 Thank goodness those crazy beautiful curls always grow back.
We would LOVE for you to join us!
1. Please be a follower of Happy Jax and of my Co-Hosts * Marilyn & our guest host Kyna.
Feel free to show off shots that lead to your perfected photo of choice!
{Lets us know to follow YOU too so we stay connected!!!}
2. MUST be your OWN shot, please do not finagle other's work.
3. Please Link Back To Your ORIGINAL Actual Photo Post.
4. Please display Finagle A Foto button on your post.
5. Help Us Know YOUR Favorites By "Liking" The Photo
6. Winner gets to help us choose the challenge themes..!!
7. Visit around and check out creative versions of the focal point of the week!
8.Give some comment LOVE. Everyone loves & little LOVE!
Happy Jax


Lish said...

Pitter Patter goes my heart..he is such a little heartbreaker!!!!What a great Cape!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

So adorable- love the cape.

MG Atwood said...

Really like that red and green. When did he get his hair cut? I'm gasping...oh no...bye bye curls.

Sean Marie said...

For some reason some of the pictures are showing up as just a blank box with an x in the corner! Just wanted to let you know. Great interview. I <3 Kyna.

Marilyn said...

LOVE him.. Hello GORG kiddo.. ;)) I love that sepia shot, his smile just melts you away.. ;)) As always, excellent captures doll.. BIG hugs and thanks so much for being such a wonderful co-host and AMAZING bloggy bff.... xoxoxo

Dina Lettre said...

So, so beautiful, my friend. And, that cape is too much! Love.

Sarah said...

Awwww. . . he is so, so, cute! I love the colors in your first shot! So fun to read more about Kyna, too! She is awesome! I'm not sure if it's my computer, but I couldn't see some of the first photos in the interview. Might be me, but wanted to let you know!

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Oh my, such adorable photos! I hate cutting curls too. Can't bring myself to do it to my almost 2 year old.

Anonymous said...

A great interview. And I really like the photos of superboy. In addition I would like to add, that I have nominated you for an award. For more info look up my latest post:

Mama said said...

Oh.My.Heavens. That cape is just too much. Love.It!

Anonymous said...

Hi sweet Melanie :) I would love to swap buttons with you. sorry I'm using the comments to say so but I didn't find your email anywhere I looked. I'm adding your button to my blog 'sixty-two' right now. happy day. xxo

Courtney B said...

Awe, I love you AND Kyna!
And precious Jax... love those pictures!

Cropped Stories said...

He cracks me up Melanie! Love the cape and the entire outfit! You always capture him just perfectly! Oh, and Kyna seems so sweet. She did a guest post for me once; I just love her pics! She has a beautiful family!

Skye said...

I love the first picture of Jax on the gravel road- so awesome!!
Great interview - I love reading about other photographers. I always forget about this link up - I need to think ahead and do it next week! Sheesh!

Susan said...

I think these are my favorite Jaxy photos...ADORABLE!!

Anonymous said...

Love his cape I think maybe a good xmas prezzie for Josh (Please note it's only 5 months away) been window shopping today for ideas hehe. Love these pictures .. My camera is back in my everyday bag so I will be sure to have more photo's now.

burger's biet. said...

Hi Melanie,
Good interview it is.
Here some of your photos have some 3D effect,(or is it the subject effect?) very pleasing.
Love the cape.

Misty Marie said...

New follower! Saw your ad on another page and it cought my eye because I have a Jax too :) Actually Jaxsen but we call him Jax

Becky said...

These are so sweet, Mel! I love that 2nd one so much! :0) I really enjoyed getting to know Kyna better, she is a sweet heart!