Tuesday, November 4, 2008

| ladybugs |

Ladybugs are sweet little omens (for me anyway).

I can site several examples of very meaningful days in my past that a ladybug has landed on me or has appeared in an obscure place near me during a very amusing, important or intriguing moment.

I'm not too much of a symbolism nerd, I promise, but like I said in the previous post, I haven't painted in two years.... While painting the background of the painting below, something landed in it. This little guy:

Unfortunately for him, he landed on his back in a fairly thick glop of greenish grayish oil paint. I'm not quite sure what to do... I feel like if I clean him up more I could squish him.

He is currently hanging out on my desk by my computer screen. I think he enjoys being on his back because he keeps flipping over. (I'm not sure if he is doing very well at this point...) Perhaps he would do better out in the sun today.

| her daydream |

Soooo... I think it had officially been two years since I picked up a paint brush. It feels good to be high on oils again. ;)

Here is "Her Daydream," a 24x48 oil on canvas. Painted Sunday, November 2.

I typically start a painting on the left side of the background and work my way around...

...then add details to the background... (if I feel like adding details)

...then add details from back to front of the foreground...

...then add finishing details to the the foreground...

I'm weird and usually work on the floor so I can rotate around the painting or rotate the painting. Coloring is always interesting... usually muted, usually not quite realistic.

I will take better images when she dries. :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

| new gallery |

The saradonaldson.com Web site will feature several new galleries in the next few weeks. The latest is this adorable after-reception shoot:

I just love her dress...don't you? And I LOVE that she chose for her hair to be down and completely natural. A bold move that was simply perfect for her.

| the after-reception shoot |

I just love day weddings...because we get to have fun AFTER the reception! By this point you are confident in front of the camera and oh-so-excited to be married, which makes for ohhhh-so-wonderful photographs. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

| it's wee... it's adorable... |

and it's FREE with print purchases of $700 or more! (Offer good August 14 through December 1, 2008. Please reference the "wee blog.")

This is the 4x5 Wee Look Book, which has tons of cover options to suit your style fancy. It comes with 10 of your favorite images from the shoot! (Can't narrow it down to 10? Extra pages and images are...just a wee extra.) ;)

It fits quite perfectly in your purse, looks quite smashing on your desk at work or makes a perfect holiday gift. (The Look Book is also available in an array of larger sizes if "wee" isn't your style.)

Contact the studio for details! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

| isn't she so beautiful? |

This wedding was so fun. :) I can't wait to show you more! Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

| June Bugs |

Aren't they so adorable? In just a few short days they will be hitched! Woo hoooo!

Sara will be out on location in California June 6-10. Sorry in advance for any email or voicemail delay!

Call June 12 to book your portrait session in August and receive two free 5x7s.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

| love birds |

Love birds are so much fun! First we stopped off at a local laundry mat - which I'm sure seemed odd to onlookers since we didn't bring any laundry.

Downtown Fort Worth was next...

which has just the perfect balance of vintage, classic and contemporary backdrops.

The shoot ended at one of my favorite fields, where we took advantage of the low sunlight. Aren't these love birds perfectly adorable? View more images from the shoot at saradonaldson.com.

| love birds: preview |

Welcome to the new blog! Hope you enjoy my ramblings. This adorable couple was an absolute joy to photograph. Here's a peek at their shoot! {I'll upload more images after I get a few hours of sleep.} :)