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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Red. White. Blue.  These three colors are always fun to photograph during America's Birthday week, but what's it all mean? For the American flag it means: White to mean Purity and innocence. Red for valor and hardiness. Blue for vigilance, perseverance and justice. For our photo group, we selected a pick one or use all three theme and most people went with all three.  We saw lots of patriotic flags, flowers, tasty treats, fireworks and fun family adventures. Here most people enjoyed a long 3 or 4 day weekend so there was plenty of opportunity for some of that great family togetherness.
The Ellenburgs were no different. I enjoy photographing my children in Red White and Blue every year for the 4th of July. I waited until the end of the day after they were full of BBQ, Soda and sunshine. Here's what we came up with:
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Not bad for being tired and uninterested in having their portrait made.

Jefferson was my shot of the week. I loved his curls and his fascination with the flag. He's such a fun baby. If they were all like him, I'd have my own baseball team of Ellenburgs.
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Our top ten is always in no particular order. When you love the shot, check out the artist. The artist links are directly below the portrait.
Ready. Set. Here we go...

ONE {Love the bright colors and the fabulous idea: desert to go! So creative and fun.}
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27/52 Theme: Red, White & Blue by Catcher In My Eye

TWO {Gorgeous warm tones followed by epic glasses. Very cool find indeed.}
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27/52 - Red White and Blue by Kara Gootee-Robinson

THREE {Beautiful girl surrounded by gorgeous light! Love all these star balloons - very creative and she looks happy all can be!}
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Project 52 Red, White and Blue by Terry Lynn Ayers

FOUR {Gorgeous bokeh. I've got to get me a string of holiday lights to have out all the time. I always love your shots. How about these coke cans? Everyone sorting and clambering to find their name. Michael doesn't drink coke zero but bought one because it had his name on it.}Red
EP Project 52 - 27/52 - Red by Lissa

FIVE {A beautiful beach scene turned magically blue thru the magic of Lightroom. Now if you can turn a beach blue, I'm sure I can turn a field of wild grass purple for my bestie ;-) GREAT shot. Wonderful idea for this week.}
Week 25 - Water
Week 25 - Water by dazybug22


SIX {Best fireworks I've seen in a while. They look like perfect red flowers. GREAT processing. Well done.}
Week 27 - Red, White, and Blue 
Week 27 - Red, White, and Blue by Jen Foster


SEVEN {Red, White and Blue paint on a wrapped speaker to some Great tunes turned up LOUD. How fun and creative is this? Tony is always raising the bar and makes me want to be more creative. Don't you want to try this now? Great work!}
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Wk27/52: Complicated by Tony McCann


EIGHT {Mmmmm. Tasty. Love the wonderful detail in both the strawberry and the sugar.}
{red, white & blue} week 27
{red, white & blue} week 27 by karisworld


NINE {That is mighty blue. Great find for this week's theme!}
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white Breasted Kingfisher by Ravjeet Singh


TEN {A beautiful smile perfectly framed between your Red White and blue. She is a cutie!}
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27/52 red,white,blue by Detta Owens


Honorable Mention {Somewhere is hiding in the mix of family and red, white and blue is Irela. Did you know she's stopping by Ellenburg Photography for a photo adventure this Friday? We're sure to snap a selfie or two :-) }
Week 27 ~ Red White Blue
Week 27 ~ Red White Blue by Irela

Honorable Mention {I wanted my baby to do this, but failed. You rocked it so perfectly. }
EP52 27/52 {red,white or blue}
EP52 27/52 {red,white or blue} by Anita


Week 28's theme is: Pair
Sneak Peek Alert! Week 29's theme will be "With Food"

What's New with Daphne Ellenburg?
This week was no less busy than the last. I am really trying to pack as much life into every week that I can. I read a quote a few weeks ago and it stuck with me, "The thing most feared is a half-lived life". Read it again.
Isn't that terrifying? So now, the way I see things - I'm moving full speed ahead with all my dreams. Time is a wasting. First stop: Maximizing the studio.

Here's the new Moon in action. Madison and her dog army love it.
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Matched some red Paint to the cover of Bazaar. {yes I did and no one at the paint store thought that was weird at all.}
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I bought some white paint too and created the whitest background ever.
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Ordered some life-sized art for my living room.
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Found this gem while editing the Holiday pictures of my children. There is always one in every family. 
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Photographed a wedding at a gorgeous historical hotel in Downtown Mobile. This is Jason and Erin at the Battlehouse.
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Jefferson will be editing the wedding.
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Okay, Jefferson would like to edit the wedding. He's a sneaky little guy.

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with family, fun and photography. Make everyday count!
XoXoXo,
Daphne




Saturday, December 28, 2013

It's a Wonderful Life.

As I reflect back on my year, this year and each year, I'm reminded that this is a wonderful life. This year, I've watched my babies grow and learn. My business has continued to blossom and it left my home. I love my photography to the point I can lose track of all time while I'm shooting or editing or prepping. And the icing on the cake is that every day I love my husband and family a little more than the day before. I don't know how they manage to do that, but they do. 
2013 has been a great year here at Project 52. It's always so nice to peek inside your lives and meet your family and watch them grow. I love that our group is small, friendly and encouraging. I love watching how your photography has blossomed. Practice makes perfect. Pick up that camera every week even if it's only for a snap shot. This is not an easy challege, but you have done it faithfully each week no matter how crazy our lives are and how busy we are. You made time for you and your camera and you just shared it with us. I am happy to have shared this wonderful year with you.
If you are joining us next year for the 2014 challenge, your theme will be released tomorrow. It's so nice to have so many so active in the challenge for so long. I really enjoy hosting this great group of amazing photographers. Click here to sign up for the 2014 challenge.
Our top ten is in no particular order each week. When you love the shot, check out the artist. Artist links are directly below each photograph. Here we go.....
 

ONE {Love the bold color pops and the jump shot is certainly classic fun. Great fun here for Christmas morning!}
It's DEFINITELY a Wonderful Life!!

It's DEFINITELY a Wonderful Life!! by jules1836 

TWO {The big smiles and focus on the candle for your subjects is fabulous here. the black and white is perfect for this week. I love this movie. Great quote!}

Week 52/52 - It's A Wonderful Life

Week 52/52 - It's A Wonderful Life by Lisa Kollberg

THREE {Is there anything cuter than families in matching pajamas? I don't think so. Great shot of all your babes with their babes. The fact that you have them all together is a wonderful life indeed!}

Family Collage

Family Collage by Catcher In My Eye

FOUR {The leading lines here are Fab. I'm taken right to the bubble and then to that excited little face. Great shot and wonderful processing!}

Project 52 It's a Wonderful Life

Project 52 It's a Wonderful Life by Terry Lynn Ayers 

FIVE {Great blue pop. This shot has a fun 60's vibe and I love it! Your daughter is stunning as always!}

Week 52/52 It's a Wonderful Life

Week 52/52 It's a Wonderful Life by Catherine_pdx 

SIX {Fun collage of a great year. Your baby girl always looks like the life of the party.}

52/52 {It's A Wonderful Life}

52/52 {It's A Wonderful Life} by DoubleLPhoto

SEVEN {I love the soft light and the intense focus by your tiny subject. There is something magical about the iPad.}

Week 52 ~ "It's A Wonderful Life"

Week 52 ~ "It's A Wonderful Life" by Irela 

EIGHT {A great gift staged beautifully next to the tree. I know these will be part of wonderful life for many years!}

Week 52 - It's a wonderful life

Week 52 - It's a wonderful life by Jen Foster

NINE {This made me laugh quite a bit. It's funny. It's warm. It's loving. I know this will be shot that comes out for your girls year after year!}

52/52 Its a wonderful life

52/52 Its a wonderful life by Detta Owens 

TEN {Happy Anniversary. 24 years and still going and growing this wonderful life. Congratulations!}

M4H 52/52 (!) {sweet} EP52 52/52 {Wonderful Life}

M4H 52/52 (!) {sweet} EP52 52/52 {Wonderful Life} by Anita 

Congratulations on completing the 2013 project! On December 31st, I will be highlighting some favorites from our year of fun.

What's NEW with Daphne Ellenburg?

The week of Christmas always seems like the busiest week every. For whatever reason, I will always cram it full of everything I possibly can and then regret that I did so much. This year was no different.

We started the week with a glamorous Fashion Runway Party for an amazing six year old, Shelby.

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We hosted a family Christmas Party.

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My Daughter became a stuffed petographer.

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We saw Santa. Usually it's the smallest child that asks Santa for something I'm pretty sure I'll be surprised by, but this year it was Jackson. He asked Santa for an Xbox one and then he had a 7 minute discussion about how the elves make video games with Santa. The line was long. I was pretty sure were were going to get jumped. But we made it out ok.

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They must have all been very good this year because Santa took good care of them all.

Madison turned 6 and here birthday wish was to stay in her pj's all day. Not a bad wish.

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Birthday hugs. I love this shot.

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For her party, we played games.

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And made cotton candy - an experience  I wish for none of you. Always buy it. Always.

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I rounded out the week with beating Mike in Checkers (one out of nine times)

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Watched a Great movie.

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And Jefferson enjoyed his first smoothie.

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Wishing you a wonderful 2014 filled with Love, Laugher, Family and Photography! Thank you for being part of my 2013.

   

    

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We're Moving!

Not in real life, just on the internet.
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We added a Blog site to our website store & You can keep up with our latest news and information here. But we won't delete this site, we've been here a long time. There are plenty of great stories and adventures here. Hope you will join us at our new blog.


Daphne Ellenburg is a budding photography business owner in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants in home studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Olympus. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg Photography {Website} {Facebook} {EP Blog}{Daphne's Blog}{Join EP Project 52}

Ellenburg Photography's award winning photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, specializes in Wedding Photography and Family Portraiture. We are located just north of Mobile Alabama. We proudly serve all of Alabama, and Gulfcoast Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. (251) 656-7601

Friday, January 13, 2012

3/52 In a Row

When I birthed this theme, I was completely focused on my January Organization. Every January I get in this "out with the old" mood...and I thought I'd photograph some of this spirit. But, as it turns out, I haven't gotten around to that. I often forget how busy January is. I never want to back into the swing of things after such a wonderful winter break. I've still got sugar plums dancing in my head, or something like that.
My family had some great ideas for this week's theme. The boys liked this one. {But of course my little super Star Wars nerds did.}
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I threatened to use this one from the GoDaddy.com Bowl...
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But after all was said and done...I drove down to the "Tracks" Thursday bright and early and shot this one.
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I love the tone. It was shot at 6:30 am. Right out of the box, it was a little darker than I'd like it. So...I processed it with Nik Software's Define 2.0, then Nik Color Efex 4.0's Detail extractor at 25%, then I added an Ivory boost from Florabella's newest collection.


So, What is EP Project-52?
I joined Project 52
We're a group for Photography Enthusiast and Professionals all teaching and learning through each other by photographing to a theme each week. We post our photos to our Flickr group each week by Thursday Midnight and start a new theme each Friday. Each Friday we spotlight 10 photographers and tell why they are featured. Our focus is on education (the how tos) and encouragement (don't be afraid to try something new). I'll bet there is something you'd like to learn. And...I'll bet there is something you can teach us. Check out the group, we're 53 strong this week! It's free to join and the friendships you'll make are priceless. Join us today!

Have a GREAT week finding your things in a row!
XoXoXo,
Daphne

Daphne Ellenburg is a budding photography business owner in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants in home studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Olympus. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg Photography {Website} {Facebook} {EP Blog}{Daphne's Blog}{Join EP Project 52}

Ellenburg Photography's award winning photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, specializes in Wedding Photography and Family Portraiture. We are located just north of Mobile Alabama. We proudly serve all of Alabama, and Gulfcoast Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. (251) 656-7601