childs play and twirl actions now available for photoshop elements!

I can't count the number of times I have been asked if I would make the childs play and twirl actions available for Photoshop Elements. After a lot of time working to get them just right I am happy to announce they are now available to PSE 7 and 8 users! The actions for PSE take slightly different steps to create the end result, but they each produce identical or very close to identical results. Every purchase of the actions now comes with both versions of the actions, so if you are a PSE user and upgrade to the full version of Photoshop you will not need to repurchase. Here is some playing I did with the actions on this shot of Gemma from the other day, this is just scratching the surface though, so much many different looks can be achieved. To see more examples and for more info go to the actions site!

the rain has been plentiful in little ol' wellington these last few months, so when it took a breather I jumped at the chance to break out my camera while exploring our great city with a six-years-in-one-week-old pal of mine. there is never a dull moment with this one in tow, can you tell?! heart

her little brother joined in on the fun at the end. they are just so sweet with each other, getting them to play along wasn't much of a stretch.


all photos edited with a combination of my child's play and twirl actions, available here

balloons and a reunion.

For the last three weeks I have been visiting this special, super talented, awesome lady in San Diego. I feel so lucky to call her my friend and one of my favourite people. Deb's husband was deployed in Iraq for 7 months, and much of the three weeks was filled with preparing for his homecoming and wrapping up her work so they can make a big move to Kansas. As crazy as this time was for them I enjoyed every minute of it. Here are two of my favourite photos from the visit. As calm as they might look, the behind the scenes footage would be anything but, it was a little bit hilarious.

I had the privilege of capturing Steve's homecoming on my final day with the family. It was such a treat to get to see them all together again, each one of them was just about bursting with happiness.

Aren't they just the cutest?

Deb, thank you thank you thank you. Love you a million!