Monday, November 30, 2009

adobe lightroom

...I'm supposed to be cleaning out the camper and the house since we just got back from our trip to Nashville... instead I downloaded a demo of adobe lightroom and got to playing w/ this image of Brett.

I upped the saturation of blue and lowered all other colors... I think this is kind of neat.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

garage doors....

...make pretty cool backgrounds!
it is pretty overcast out right now, so I thought I'd try out some different ISO setting... this was shot with ISO set at 200, f stopped at 2.8 and shutterspeed at 1/250.

it is getting harder and harder to get Brett to smile naturally for me.. he just want to make faces which makes me laugh!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

little liam...

...there he goes.
I love this one of Liam and as he races through the lawn w/ his wobbly gait.

we took this while visiting my sister in England:)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Cards

call or email if you would like a quick family photo shoot for this years holiday cards!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009


This tractor has been parked in a field for several weeks. I see it everyday on my way to and from work.

I just had to stop and get a shot of it.

I upped the contrast and did a color fade, so it looks all old and neat! ...and I added a little blur on the edges.

I really like it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Birthday.... little Buster.  He is a whole entire one year old this month!!
He is still our little baby!

Monday, October 12, 2009


...look at him go.  He got a couple of sacks and a few tackles this past weekend!!  He is having such a good year...  which makes taking pics at the game that much better!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

another practice shot....

... brett is calling to buster, too cute!!!!

...for this one I set my ISO to 400 since it was going into evening and there was lots of cloud coverage. I set the aperture to 2.8 and moved my shutterspeed to 1/125th of a second.

I was trying out the practice of metering on his face, then focusing on his eyes, then holding the button half-way down and recomposing...
all while he was playing with Buster.

I think the whole thing is getting easier and easier!!!! I love it! I'm still not 100% that my exposure was totally correct, but I like this result.

OH... and I LOVE Sepia... I went through a huge sepia phase a few years ago where I changed everything to sepia:')

shoot scheduled....

Oh my... I have a shoot scheduled w/ a very good friend in a few weeks... I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I've been practicing like crazy w/ my son... he is just about sick of me. I'm going to have to start paying him for his time!!!
As nervous as I am, I'm looking forward to shooting for my friends... most cuz the mom is an awesome chica!
Hopefully she'll let me share some shots on the blog.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

sweet baby...

I attended a CONFIDENCE workshop w/ 19 other beautiful and talented women in DC the weekend of 9/19.

The workshop was lead by Me Ra Koh and her husband.

Not only did I learn a ton, but we got to shoot these sweet little babes!
These are some of my favorite shots!

The workshop really was great!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I just love taking photos in the fall...  look how fun this one turned out w/just a walk down the road.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

indoor shots...

... not to shabby. I had Brett sit by the sliders and let the sunlight fall onto his face. I set my ISO to 400 then the aperture to 1.4 and the shutter speed to 1/200.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

how does this work?

be casual..
wear similar colors, blue is good for outdoor shots...
jeans and tee-shirts are great!

how long?
let's hang out for about an hour...
maybe a little more or less depending on how things go.

where are the proofs?
i'll let you know where to preview your proofs w/in about a week.

there's my boogie and buster...

...yes, i still call brett boogie.
he is still cute as ever!

Monday, September 21, 2009

moms are people too...

...look at this lovely mom.

inanimate objects are our friends...

...this was a beautiful farmers market.

the sweetest little girl...

...and her adoring father.

jolene knox photography is born

i've been taking photos for a quite some time...
i've just recently decided to take myself seriously...
but just a little bit.

book your fall photo shoot now!
call or email for rates and dates:

all shots will be taken on location...
my back yard...
your home...
or pick another place that makes you smile.
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