Sunday, July 31, 2011


so it's week one of the nelou & laura show… super exciting stuff!
this week's theme is "joy" suggested by one of our lovely readers Domestic Stories with Ivy.  and as you can see, our train of thought was pretty similar here… we're just a little smitten with our babies & the joy they've brought into our lives.  
Laura's handsome baby boy is on the left, 
and my sweet sweet Grace is on the right...
we can't wait to see where we end up & are thrilled you're along for the ride.  
oh, and don't forget to share your input & ideas from week to week… 
up next is "showing restraint" 
be sure to trail along by finding us on facebook or simply following our blogs.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

the nelou & laura show...

So considering my last project failed… miserably… 
I did however manage to get a few images out of it that I LOVE.   
And if you don't succeed, try try again, right?  So I decided to try my hand at another one, plus this time I will have someone other than myself to hold me accountable…  So here's to hoping that this one's a rip-roaring success!!  
okay, so here's where the fun begins… 
My fabulous friend Laura and I have decided to do a week by week project, and we need your help!  Each week, we will be asking all of you to give us suggestions & ideas to get our little minds rolling.  Our hopes are to keep things flexible & interesting, and we want you all to be involved in the process.
So what are your thoughts?  It can be anything from a sentiment to a color to a time of day… or just anything that pops in your head that you feel like sharing.  There may even be weeks when we ask you to participate by submitting a photo of your own.  So put your thinking caps on & get the creative juices flowing… 
can't wait to hear your ideas!  
We look forward to sharing what we come up with!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

drumroll please...

Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to head over to the shop and pick out your favorites.  I think the best part in all of this was seeing my photographs through your eyes.  It's been said that a picture's worth a thousand words, and I loved reading all of yours!  I always find it fascinating to see how an image speaks to you… because we are all unique in this life.  As we all know, photography is subjective, and every one of us develop a different feeling or reaction to what we see.  So thank you for sharing your memories and stories with me.  
And without further delay… 
Leslie… I loved that I could actually picture myself walking through swirling leaves as I read your story, and it is my hope that every time you look at this image, you will be reminded of the time you spent here.
Katie… I found myself captivated by your beautiful words.  I just might need your help if I ever find that I'm struggling with a story for my pictures… 
and because I'm feeling extra generous, I'm giving away a third print at random…
so I've assigned you all a number based on when you left your comments…

  1. Janet Myers
  2. Anneka McFarland
  3. Rachael Arbogast
  4. Bernadette Lab
  5. Chanell Collins
  6. Gabriela Warner
  7. Angela Grear
  8. Keely Richmond
  9. Katie Paffett
  10. Jaime Clay
  11. Leslie Wright
  12. Heather Summers
  13. Emily Crawford
  14. Cia Morris
  15. Iro Ivy Nassopoulos
  16. SomeKindOfStyle
  17. Jodi Pierone
  18. Jesus Garcia
winner of the drawing selected with:
and lucky #10 it is!!  Congrats Jaime.

thank you all for your support & kind words, and to show my appreciation for all that entered… I'll be giving you each 50% off the price of {the print of your choice} from my shop.  Just email me if you are interested.  Have a wonderful evening!

Friday, July 15, 2011

i heart instagram.

for those times when all i have is my phone… 

circling the world
taken in Munich, at the Fruhlingsfest 2011

leaving Munich

aboard a river cruise, looking towards Reichsburg Cochem

the view from the top… Cochem on the Mosel River

i love the windmills here… 
they create such gorgeous silhouettes in the setting sun.

where are all the birds?

a rainbow in my own backyard

sunday driving miss gracie…
her first time in all her ten years in a convertible

waiting for the storm…
taken on one of my walks with grace

so get out there. see what's outside your own backdoor… literally.
you don't need a fancy camera to take a few snapshots 
you will cherish for a lifetime.  

see more of my snaphots here.
and wanna find me on instagram??
just search for nelou, or you can follow me here.
happy shooting.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

just pounced...

Yay!  So the big day has finally arrived… where I've taken a leap of faith and just put myself out there a little bit further.  And to celebrate my giddiness (and hopeful end to my procrastination) I am going to be doing a few giveaways.  All you have to do to be considered is become a fan on facebook.  Then visit my etsy shop, and post a comment below saying which print you would like and what it means to you.  Easy peasy, right?  Here are just a few that are up for grabs…

Thanks for taking a peek, I hope you're just as excited as I am!  And make sure you keep checking back, because I'll be adding more as the weeks go by!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

hot off the press...

a little birdie flew in a much anticipated package!!  you see, my etsy shop has been slowly but surely coming together, and these are just a few of the pretties that are hot off the press…  
it's taken a little longer than I had hoped, but I'm a little bit giddy that it's almost that time.  so make sure you stay tuned for the grand opening… I'll be posting some deals & steals you won't want to miss!