Thursday, May 2, 2013

Flowering Branch

Flowering Branch by Michelle Yeager (MichelleYeager)) on
Flowering Branch by Michelle Yeager

The deep pink blooms on this tree were my favorites ! I loved the contrast between them & the soft pink, lighter colored blossoms.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Now Booking Spring Photo Sessions !

Hey everyone out there in interwebs land ! The sun is shining, and the birds are chirping and the weather is getting warmer (sort-of!) ... I wanted to let everyone know that I am now scheduling Spring photoshoots in the greater Rochester, NY area ! I have so many great location ideas, so contact me to today so we can plan the perfect photo shoot !

  • Families & kiddos
  • Infants
  • Weddings
  • Special Events
  • Maternity
  • Engagements
I'd love to capture your love story with my lens ! :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jefferson Memorial

jeffersonmemorial by M K Yeager
jeffersonmemorial, a photo by M K Yeager on Flickr.
I absolutely loved the Jefferson Memorial. It's sheer size, shape, the million steps leading up to the columns, Jefferson's statue and the quotes inlaid into the walls... all awesome !

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival by M K Yeager
Cherry Blossom Festival, a photo by M K Yeager on Flickr.
This is my favorite shot ... so far ! It is exactly how I envisioned it in my mind when I snapped the photo :)

Via Flickr:
Jefferson Memorial

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival by M K Yeager
Cherry Blossom Festival, a photo by M K Yeager on Flickr.
In the spur of the moment, Jen & I decided we needed OUT of Rochester for the weekend. So we decided upon Baltimore, MD for Saturday and Washington DC for Sunday. I was super excited to find that the Cherry Blossom Festival was going on and that the trees blossomed late and were in full bloom.

We had a great time in Baltimore, but these trees, THESE TREES, were the highlight of my little mini road trip. I fell in love with them (if you know me well, you'd know I have a slight tree obsession). I could have photographed them all day long from every angle imaginable. I still don't think my photographs do these gorgeous trees justice. I have a million photos to go through and edit, these are just the first few ....

Enjoy ...

Via Flickr:
Jefferson Memorial

Monday, March 25, 2013

Honey Do

I have SO much to do. I'm the honey in this photography to do list ... It feels overwhelming to me ! However, I need to get myself on track so I can start advertising for spring photo shoots. Spring is coming ... it is ! I swear ! Just ignore all the snow and cold and think sunny skies, flowers blooming, birds twirping and trees turning green. I'm so excited for spring !

Here's a few things for my list ...

  1. Logo ... can I make  my own, or should I hire someone to make it for me ? We'll see how it goes ...
  2. Finalize my watermark ... I really need to start remembering to put watermarks on the photos I post on social media. It's great advertising and a way to safeguard my work.
  3. Update my facebook site ... MK Yeager Photography (add me !)
  4. Buy new camera / lens ... I tested the D7000 yesterday and I am in LOVE !!!! Now which all around lens to buy ... hmmmm.
  5. Buy an off camera lighting kit ... decisions decisions ...
  6. Design my pricing menu, business cards, packaging etc ... this is after I figure out a logo.
  7. Edit photos for Adriana, Brenda and Erica ... must finish !
I'm starting this list today. I am !

Friday, March 22, 2013

Decisions, Decisions ... a new camera for moi ?

I'm in the market for a new camera. I've been comparing and comparing and comparing some more. My eyes are buggy and my brain is exploding with information on all the various Nikon SLRs to choose from. I was debating on a D300S, D7000 or a D7100.

I found quite a nifty site which allowed me to compare them all:

I compared them with each other and against my trusty little entry level D3000. Looks like the D7000 is the clear winner. It has some excellent features and is within my budget.

I would also love to find a great walk around lens for weddings ... and I think I have that narrowed down too. Sort of. It stinks having champagne taste and a beer budget ! I think I'll be purchasing the Nikon 18-105mm or the 18-200mm. I'm still not quite sure if I'm going to make this purchase just yet.

If I do, I'll be selling my kit lens, the 18-55mm, and the 55-200mm if I purchase the 18-200mm lens. I'll just keep my Tamron 60mm macro and 35mm as part of my kit. I really love both those lenses, although the Tamron lens could be a wee bit faster. The 35mm prime is great in low light situations !

Now I just have to pull the trigger and get out my debit card ... eeek !!!

I've also been reading a ton about off camera flash on ... what a helpful website this is ! I will be the first to admit, as a natural light enthusiast, off camera flash and all the umbrellas and softboxes and stands etc etc etc kind of looks intimidating to me. However, I think I've decided upon a great starter kit ! I have a wedding coming up in the summertime, and this this might be a great set up for me, if I can learn how to use it !

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Snowy Path

My Dreaming Tree


This tree is perfection. I can almost hear it yearning for adventures and day dreams. I wish I had known it when I was a wee girl, it is the perfect stage for imagination.

On this snowy winter hike, with one of my newest favorite people, I was hoping we took the right path. I wanted to show him my favorite tree - the hollow tree we discovered during our family photo shoot / hike in the fall. I was so excited to see it again. (He will learn quickly about my obsession with trees, I'm sure. Trees are my favorite!) I was so happy when we found it, so happy to share one of my favorite places on earth with him.

One of my favorite songs comes to mind ...

The Dreaming Tree, DMB

Standing here
The old man said to me,
"Long before these crowded streets
Here stood my dreaming tree."
Below it he would sit
For hours at a time
Now progress takes away
What forever took to find
And now he's falling hard
He feels the falling dark
How he longs to be
Beneath his dreaming tree

Conquered fear to climb
A moment froze in time
When the girl who first he kissed
Promised him she'd be his
Remembered mother's words
There beneath the tree
"No matter what the world
You'll always be my baby."
"Mommy come quick,
The dreaming tree has died."
The air is growing thick
A fear he cannot hide
The dreaming tree has died


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lamberton Conservatory

A few weeks ago, I went on a photo-taking date at Lamberton Conservatory. There wasn't a ton in bloom, but what a wonderful day anyways ! :) Here's a few of my photos ...