Thursday, December 22, 2011

Under Construction!!!

Please excuse me while my site is under construction!! New things are coming VERY soon Stay tuned!
Mary Gibson

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The winds of change!!!!

Big things are coming SOON to Mary Gibson Photography Images! My life is really blessed right now and God has been so good to me and my new found love of photography! Many changes are coming! Some GREAT and a few not bad just needed! Can't wait to share it with everyone, but will be doing it in very much due time! PLEASE say prayers for me and my family that God continues to bless us as he does EVERY DAY! Until then stay tuned! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Newborn mini session *SPECIAL*

Mary Gibson Photography Images is offering a mini Newborn photo session! What do you get?
1 8x10
2 5x7
8 wallets.. for $55.00!! All printed images are your choice! Sessions must be 1 hour or under. If interested please call me Mary at (812) 660-2008 or look me up on Facebook and leave a message! Not having a baby? This makes a wonderful gift for a mommy to be!
Special begins 8-11-11 till 10-11-11.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Going to my happy place...

Today was a day full of fun! I was able to take my kiddos swimming today along with a very dear, sweet friend of mine and her kids/grandkids. It was fun heading out to the lake. Seems like it has been forever since the last time I was there. But now we are back home and after hours in the hot sun and then home for baths I was feeling really tired and it was only 4pm. Knowing I was not going to be able to take a nap I was needing my quick fix! To the coffee pot I go! I don't know how you feel about coffee, but I am in LOVE with COFFEE

As you can see we have a VERY good relationship! Also look at my new cute as a button coffee mug/ spoon holder! The same dear, sweet friend who we went to the lake with gave this to me! How kind was that and talk about perfect! I am Happy with my coffee in my hand :) Thank you Tammy for a wonderful day and cup! You are a great friend!

Also I know another great lady who will have a fit for this.... Mrs. Sarah from Bee Sweet Creations!
I know your liking this girly! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dixie Lee Sebree

I had the opportunity to take pictures of this lovely little angel. Thanks to mommy and daddy for letting me have her for a couple of hours to do so! Little miss Dixie was born early monday morning weighing in at 7lbs 5oz and 19 inches long. Along with some great pictures of a princess I got to hold, love and snuggle with her. I am telling you there is NOTHING better than holding a baby! Here are some shots from our session.
I would also like to take the time to thank Sarah from Bee Sweet Creations
For all the lovely hats/props. If you are looking for something to spice up a photo for your kiddos look her up and try one of her many bows/hats/slings etc.
Also a big thanks to Nikki from Eleminopea (L-M-N-O-P) Boutique! She also has lots of bows, shirts, bowties etc! Look both of these lovely ladies up on FaceBook today! It is so nice to be friends with these two outstanding women.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Watermark

So flipping excited I managed to make my own NEW photography watermark for all my pictures. I was having such a hard time using the one I had in PSE6 so I decided to make my own and turn it into a brush! Here it is
I have to say I am quite proud and after lots of googling I remembered that the CoffeeShopBlogger...Rita had a post on making your own! So a big THANK-YOU and SHOUT-OUT to her!!
It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, and it isn't super fancy, but I LOVE it!!
Here it is on a photo..
If you would like more information on how to make your own. Look on Rita's blog site and check it out. I'm serious it's not that hard!!

Flowers and Fruit!

I love it when I get a chance to go out to my sister's house and take pictures of her lovely flowers and landscape. While I was there a few weeks ago I just took some random pictures of nature in it's finest form. After looking threw my pictures I decided to edit 2 different pictures the same way and see how they turn out. The first one was of her lovely new blooming apple trees!
Then I chose the picture of a flower beginning to bloom.
Here is the workflow that follows for both pictures. Edited in PSE6
Reduce noise @ 10%
Everyday Elements Quick Clean @ 100%
Everyday Elements Jackson @ 100%
NV Action @ 100%
Coffee Shop action Story Book Vintage @ 100%
My Four Hens action Honey Tree @ 60%
Add my texture it was a free one from flicker it had no name
Overlay@ 45%
Soft Light @ 48%
Pioneer Woman Action Dim The Lights @ 50%
Texas Chicks Luminosity Sharpen @ 50%
So I think they both turned out fantastic! It is trully neat to see how using the same workflow on 2 different pictures look. Give it a try and tell me what you come up with? What are some of your favorite actions you like to use?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Benefit for Jarrod Wilson

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take some pictures on a wet and rainy saturday for a benefit for Jarrod Wilson. I didn't know him or his family, but I just had the feeling this was something I needed to do. The only thing I knew is he was a very young man in his thirties that had stage 3 lung cancer and never smoked a day in his life. He was also married with small children he would be leaving behind. So with my trusty Canon Rebel I went off not sure if I was gonna be able to get any images at all due to the fact that it was pooring rain. I was also worried for my cousin who felt lead by the Lord to organize this function to help raise money for the family, cause we all know how expensive being in the hospital can be! So when I arrived everything was soaked! Lots of people were wet and running around trying to get things covered up. You would of thought the devil had his way. But that rain brought people together and we still had a great time. There was great food, fun games and praise in song to God! I was still able to get some good shots and lots of money was raised to help a family in need. Here are a few images of that day!

 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you”. – Isaiah 43:2 (New King James Version)

BY: Anita Proctor Crisp
Ok so now I am wet from tears. I was blessed with the chance to serve this family. I love each of them . God did decide that Jarrod had to come home to heaven to be with him where cancer is never heard of. No pain or death can enter in. I will go on telling people about Jesus so we can all meet in heaven again . For till his dyeing breath that is what Jarrod said tell everyone I love them and please tell them not to be angry at God just to serve him and make sure to accept him as there savior so we can be together in heaven.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Say YES to V.B.S!!!

So last week my kiddos attended Vacation Bible School and had a blast! There was a team that came in from Missouri and did a fabulous job with all the kids! There was lots of fun. music, singing, dancing and great food! But most of all being able to hear the word of God! Here is a short glimpse into our long, but fun week! Enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mary Gibson Photography Images Price Page

         Mary Gibson PHOTOGRAPHY Images
{ PRICING } For general pictures Family, Newborn, Children etc..

Package A :
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original              Package A Prints  
Package A Prints                                                                          1 8x10
$ 100.00                                                                                          2 5x7
                                                                                                      4 4x6
Package B:                                                                                   12wallets
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original
Package B Prints
$ 150.00
{ PRICING } For Senior Pictures                                             Package B Prints 
                                                                                                        2 8x10
Package A:                                                                                      4 5x7
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original                        8 4x6
Package A Prints                                                                             24 wallets
3 Changes of Clothing
$ 150.00

Package B:
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original
Package B Prints
Up to 5 Changes of Clothing
$ 250.00
{ PRICING } For Weddings
Package A :
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original
Package A Prints
1 Memory book 12x12
1 DVD slide show of your day
$ 1,500

Package B:
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original
Package B Prints
3 Memory books 1 12x12, 2 5x5
1 DVD slide show of your day
$ 2,000

* Prices are subject to change at anytime, but will be locked in at time of booking.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What I am wanting to get Vs What do I need??

My list just keeps growing and growing.. When is it enough and when is it just going above and beyond? I don't ever feel you can have enough camera equipment! I am now wanting a speedlite or should I say NEED a speedlite.
This guy can be used in many shoots, but most important if your doing an indoor wedding where there is just not enough light or really deem. I would personally feel this would be a must have for the VERY neer future for me. Next on the list I would say a...
FishEye Lens
This one from Opteka is not very pricey and can be found on Amazon for under $50.00.

No a bad price at all and it adds some cool changes to your photos! Down side I don't think it would get used awhole lot maybe on a special occasion or just playing around!
The next item on the list for me would be labeled under just plain dreaming.

The AWESOME  100-400 Canon zoom Lens. This bad boy can run you over 1,600 bucks! But with a lot of carful looking you might be able to find it closer to 1,000 if  you look really hard!
Do I need this to take great pictures?? NO! Do I want this to take pictures with?? YES!! Will I be getting this anytime soon? NOPE! Maybe if I sell one of my kids or a organ of some type :). But that's never gonna happen so lets move forward shall we? I was at one point wanting the lovely canon 50mm 1.4 but now that I have the 1.8 I really don't see any use in it. The 50mm 1.8 gives me what I am going for and it is very inexpensive compared to the 50mm 1.4 and 50mm 1.2.
I really think I made the better choice here for myself and my wallet. What are some of the things you need or want Camera wise?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Special for June and July

Mary Gibson Photography Images *SPECIAL* for JUNE & JULY 2011 Book a session and recieve a free 10x13 of your favorite Image form that session! If you have a session already scheduled with me for this month or next you do get the FREE 10x13! What a sweet deal! Please send me a message to inquire on my regular rates and I do offer cd and print packages as well.

What's in my Bag...

I have lots of Canon stuff! First off I have my new found love.. My Canon Rebel EOS XS with the kit lens the 18-55mm. I also Have a digital battery pack that hooks on the bottom of the camera.
Then I  have the Canon 75- 300mm zoom lens

Along with the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens

Also one of my newest finds the Tamaron 28- 75 Aspherical lens with the 2.8f
I LOVE this wide angle lens! So this is what is in my Canon bag along with some extra batteries and lens hoods and a pop up flash diffuser... What's in your's?

What I love best about my Canon Rebel XS....

Finished Image 

 Where to start?? I love EVERYTHING about my new camera. Being able to take awesome pictures of my loved ones is woth it's weight in gold! But I would have to say as far as "functions" go on a camera mine would hands down have to be the Back-Button Focusing or "Back- Button AF".  This feature lets you customize the camera so that focusing is performed by pressing a rear button with your right thumb. See the image of the camera at the top? It is the little button with the * above it. The shutter button still wakes up the camera with a half-press, and fires the shutter with a full press downward.  Talk about convenient. That's what I LOVE about taking pictures in AUTO! It is a very neat tool on my camera and it gets the job done quick with beautiful results. Being able to select the focus of what I am wanting to capture and it's as if the image comes alive off the picture. What a dramatic way to add drama to your images and letting the focus of the image be the most important thing in that picture. The rest of the image is blurred some and it adds a richness and depth as well. Also depending on which lens you use like a 50mm 1.8 you can achieve some awesome zoomed in focus with lots of lovely bokeh aswell, but that is for another subject.

Garrett Family

It was an awesome challenge to take pictures of this busy, loving, and caring  family. Little Raigan was as busy as a cat on a hot tin roof. Wanting to explore all around the park she had never been to before. So stoping long enough to take some pictures with mom and dad were hard to come by. But some of her images are simply breathtaking! Here is a small glimpse into our afternoon.