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ok… I have some news.. I finally have all set up and it will be an all inclusive website. It will showcase my portfolio and a blog all in one location. I’m very excited about it.. I finally have something set up that I really really like and am proud to call me own and put my name on it.

So.. please go over to the new link and tell me what you think about it. I will try to bring all the posts on here over to the other site so I won’t lose them. We’ll see how that goes.

so.. this will be the last post and at some point I will shut this down.. please visit me at



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Today I received a couple of lenses in the mail. I wish I could say they are ones that I was able to purchase but alas I cannot. I rented them! I couldn’t believe you can rent lenses.. I know a few photographers who do and only recently just found that out. What a great way to test drive lenses before buying them. I rented two for the wedding I’m shooting this weekend and I now feel really really good about shooting it knowing I have a couple of great lenses for my low light shooting.

I also was able to purchase some great textures at Flypaper Textures. I’ve been trying to make my own but finally decided that my time is very valuable and since I’m not really great at photoshop it would be easier and less maddening to purchase some really cool ones.. and wouldn’t make my checking account sad.

So here are two from the new borrowed lenses and a couple of textures as well.. more to come!

Also stay tuned for the new and improved website for Laurie O’Neil photography.

Now off to eat some yummy cookies I made today to be washed down with a big glass of milk..

~ peace~

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These photos are from this morning outside where it was very chilly and a bit foggy. While the leaf changes and crisp morning herald a change from summer to fall I relish these times. Fall has always been my favorite time and this fall even more so. While the seasons are changing so am I. I don’t think ever before has there been such a parallel.

On that note..I know it’s been a while since my last post. There’s been quite a lot going on. The transitions that started out at the beginning of the  summer have continued into this late summer almost autumn time. In fact one of the things I had to do was come up with a name for my upcoming photography show in Portland next month and a co worker had come up with it after hearing me talk about so many changes going on.. she said “why not call it Transitions”. I said “that is perfect”. I already knew some of the photos that will be in this show and I knew it was going to be around Hayley in some ways as well as other changes that have happened over the last few months. I think this show will be a pretty personal one as my images will reflect. While they may not look it to someone else I know that the images I will hang will all have a meaning relating to transitions of late. Hopefully people seeing them will maybe see there own transitions in them as well.

A little bit of photo talk here.. I’m very excited to announce that I’m shooting my first wedding next month as well. I’m a bit nervous but really am looking forward to it. Hopefully I will have some photos I can show from it and depending on how it all goes I may try to do more smaller weddings using only natural light as I will be at this wedding. Thank you Julie for placing your trust in me and my creative mind!!

I’ve also  been trying to do more editing techniques as can be seen here. I’ve mentioned before how I used to shy away from a lot of editing but I’m liking the look lately of what I’m doing and I think it’s pretty obvious that they are tweaked and that I’m not giving the false impression that I’m trying to pass something off as this was how it was naturally when I shot it. Not sure if that makes sense but that was why I initially shied away from it. Now I find it allows me to be more creative and show a little bit more of my own emotion in the image.

Well I think that’s enough for now.. hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall weather if the season applies to you.. where ever you are remember to enjoy today and make the most of it.

~ peace ~