Monday, February 29, 2016

My Version of the Oscars, the Cijas!

I will admit I did not watch the Oscars.  On a good year, I have maybe seen two of the movies mentioned.  One year, I tried to watch all the nominated films and ended up just wanting to poke my eyes out.  Perhaps I am not refined enough to understand the highly educated mind, and frankly, I am okay with that.  

So here's what I like in a movie.  I like to smile, laugh, cry for a bit and then smile again.  I like to feel good when I've finished watching.  I like a movie that makes we want to hold my husband's hand or go home and tell him that I love him.  I like a movie that reminds me that kids will drive you all the way to crazy but at the same time make my heart pound with love and pride. I like to be inspired to be better and to love more.  And on occasion I even like to be scared but just a little.  I like when the good guys win and when the couple gets together.  Some would say that makes me boring or simple.  I'll take it.

I don't like movies that are gross, bloody, evil, have crude humor or have language that makes my ears hurt. Oh and I prefer the characters to have bathed recently.

So here are the movies in the running (meaning the movies I actually saw this year)

So, let's hit some of the Oscar Categories, shall we?

Best Make Up - Mockingjay Part 2

Best Costume Design - Cinderella (but Mockingjay Part 2 is right up there)

Best Visual Effects - Star Wars - The Force Awakens

Best Animated Feature Film - Inside Out (The Peanuts Movie is a close second… less Red Baron)

Best Cinematography - Star Wars - The Force Awakens

Best Actress - Blake Lively, Age of Adaline

Best Actor - Robert Dinero, The Intern

Best Picture - The War Room

Some further thoughts..

I loved this movie is was funny, clean and made me think about people and their personal struggles in the different stations and seasons of life.
I loved this movie too, because the male lead was a real live gentleman! and it demonstrated the power of putting other peoples needs above your own.
Ugh.  I just want those 2 hours of my life back.
The bear scene was pretty realistic.  Otherwise, lots of dirty people, incredibly slow, and depressing

Exciting, fun, action, adventure! Loved every minute!
Pleasant surprise about walking a mile in someone else's shoes
Just the right amount of scary, and a good reminder to be kind to others!
Yes, Please.  
Inspirational!!  Life changing movie! By far the best of the year!

Now, somebody book a photo shoot, clearly I have too much time on my hands!!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Kid's Photographer in Castle Rock, CO

 Yippee!!  We have officially made it to the weekend! and my started pretty good.
This morning I got to  hang out with Ben.  Who is FOUR!  Seriously, Four?
I was definitely thinking three.  How can they grow up so fast?!?
 So… Ben LOVES cars, LOVES them!! So I decided to bring a car along for him to play with during his shoot, it was a big hit.  His favorite part was all the stuff the opens. 
 My favorite part was all these adorable smiles.
 We did Ben's shoot in Golden, so all the girlies came along for the ride and then we hit up the Geology  Museum at the School of Mines.
 and then the best part… lunch at Fuzzy's with my BFF. 
 and treats from the amazing bakery across the street!
 Man! What a BEAUTIFUL day!!  Ya gotta, love Colorado!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Photographer in Castle Rock, CO

So, we have made it to HUMP Day!! and on my, what I day it has been!
My day started off with 3 hours on the phone with Apple.  I cried.  Yes, I am the one they talk about at the water cooler this morning!
But now, I just finished getting this sweet boy's sneak peek all together so things are looking up!
These dreamy eyes are good for the soul.
You remember, Deacon.  Well, it was time for his 6 month shoot.  We were scheduled for an AM shoot but mom didn't think he would dig the falling snow, so we met up in the afternoon instead, but it was still pretty chilly. 
He wasn't particularly smiley (SOOO normal at the 6 month photoshoot), but who needs to be smiley when you have this FACE! 
 Ah… but mom managed to squeeze a few smiles out of him. 
Sweet boy!
Oh my goodness… he is just so CUTE!!!
 Looks to me like he has something very important to say.   Well, I suppose I better get some dinner going, see you soon!!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Children's Photographer in Castle Rock, CO

Look who's TWO!!
 Yep, Ethan is two year's old!
 We had a pretty fun time, Friday morning with Ethan, his mom, Grandma & Grandpa!!!
 Pretty much loving this hat!!
How old are you, Ethan????
 And check out those snazzy red pants!
 A D O R A B L E
 Well, I hope you all had a very happy Valentine's day.  Spending the morning taking picture of this handsome fella was a pretty good way to kick off the holiday weekend! 
 A romantic dinner at home with the hubs was perfect way to wrap it up!!
Isn't it time to book your own photo shoot!?!