Posts with tag: "Project 52"
Hand Made.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
By Daphne Ellenburg
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Hand made is one of those photo themes where you can really dig into the past or just whip something up and with Mother's day weekend, if your house is anything like my house, there are plenty of hand made treasures to go around. In fact, this year, I jackpotted a tiny plant, I flower painted by hand, a flower made from a hand print and a lovely poem on a paper strawberry that said I was the "Berry" best mom of all time. Teachers really work hard to make these Mother's day moments special. My daughter was up at the crack of dawn. She couldn't wait to hand over her hand made treasures. She's a real gem.

This week, my hand made was a beautiful flower wreath for a tiny head. I love flowers in the hair of little people. This is my daughter. She wanted to make the flowers out of reds and pinks but this week, we play a game that I like to call "I win" because I win all week during Mother's day week. She managed a smile for me and she's sporting one of new prop dresses.

19/52 Hand-made Head Piece

I loved checking out your hand made delights this week! Great work as always. And big thanks to the amazing photographers who somehow find time to squeeze this photo group into the busy busy lives that we all are racing around with. I appreciate you!

Our top ten is in no particular order as always. When you enjoy the shot, check out the artist. Chances are you will enjoy more of their work! Here we go...

ONE {Love the light color palette and the gorgeous embroidered detail. Well done.}

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TWO {Wonderful mix of textures here. This is wonderful POV for such a wonderful hand made treat!}

19/52 Theme: HANDMADE~ Pizza Dough

19/52 Theme: HANDMADE~ Pizza Dough by Catcher In My Eye

THREE {Love the blurred jewel pattern in the chain. Wonderful selective focus and this is such a cute handmade treasure!}

Project 52: Week 19 - Hand-Made

Project 52: Week 19 - Hand-Made by Angelia Sims

FOUR {Excellent detail! You just can't find great things like this anymore.}

Handmade #19/52

Handmade #19/52 by Coleen Spatafora

FIVE {Wonderful processing and I love the detail and texture you captured on the rope. Well done!}


Monkey-Fist by Jacques Roets

SIX {Gorgeous light and amazing handmade wonderful by the amazing Don. I can't wait to see you stuff more tiny tots in this fantastic creation. All you need is some goggles and a funny hat!}

Week 19 ~ "Hand-Made"

Week 19 ~ "Hand-Made" by Irela

SEVEN {Love the set up and the detail on the icing. I'm sure your client was thrilled with this shot!}

Week 19/52  Hand-made

Week 19/52 Hand-made by Paige Weersing

EIGHT {Perfect lighting for your hand made treasure. Wonderful set up.}

EP 52 19/52 {handmade}

EP 52 19/52 {handmade} by Anita

NINE {Great staging of your hand made treasure. The colors are just fantastic - they really POP!}

19/52 Handmade

19/52 Handmade by Sally Bruning

TEN {Great pov and I love the wood grain - the stain really digs in and creates some wonderful lines. Wonderful capture for your handmade treasure!}

19/52 - old age meets new age

19/52 - old age meets new age by Kara Gootee-Robinson

Week 20's theme is "Yellow"

Sneak Peek Alert: Week 21's theme is: Five

What's new with Daphne Ellenburg?

Looks like my Yankee's are going to the playoffs. Hooray! I sure love watching my boy play ball.


Photographed the most cooperative 10 day old - EVER.

Started planning my next adventure - Kindergarden Graduation portraits. I picked up Madison's Cap and Gown this week and they look just like my big girl gowns. Love it.

We might have gotten too involved the in the Football draft this week :-)

My Teepees came in. Now we are looking for Indians.

Started watching this for Mother's day. It's really good!

And took this glamourous fish face selfie with my baby girl.


My husband planned the most fun Mother's day cook out with my neighbors and my family. Jefferson made almost to sunset before he passed out with his Crawfish. Gosh darn it, that's the cutest baby I've ever made.




To my Moms, I hope your mother's day was filled with the children you love. There is nothing better than being surrounded with love on the one day you get to rule the world. Wishing you a wonderful week filled with family, friends and photography! Make it a great week!



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On the Floor.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
By Daphne Ellenburg
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On the floor was a great theme for random anythingness. A whole world of endless possibilities. I set up my fake wood floor and waited to be inspired. Inspiration came in the form of a tiny dancer. My dancers have been coming in with a small wardrobe of glittered costumes and accessories. When young Katie pulled out her Pointe shoes, I knew I'd found my inspiration. 

There is just something magical about pointe shoes. You know you're a REAL ballerina when you get to lace up these beauties. Now as I'm sure I'll never lace up a pair on me, I sure hope young Madison is inspired to dance on her toes. She was in the studio when I photographed Katie. She watched and I could tell she was fascinated. I hope she was inspired too. 

Katie's shoes are well worn and are rumored to be in their last year of hitting the floor. She is certain she's getting a new pair this fall. From where I sit, there is nothing better than well worn dance shoes.

12/52 On the Floor

And for fun, Here's a shot of beautiful soft spoken Katie. Owner of those great shoes.

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Great job with all the wonderful things and small people you found in the floor this week. Our top ten is in no particular order. When you love the shot, the photographer's information is listed below. Click the link. Check out their work.


Here we go...


ONE {Baby fingers and toes and chevron blocks. That looks like heaven to me. I love the shadows and the blues.}

12/52 On the floor

12/52 On the floor by Sally Bruning 

TWO {Every thing is old and worn. The paint chips but the bible is still in one piece. Great find. When I look down in New Orleans, it's usually something gross. I'm so glad you found something beautiful!}

12/52 - On the floor

12/52 - On the floor by Kara Gootee-Robinson 

THREE {Love the bold color and the reflection. The grain is a nice touch too :-) }

12/52 ~ Theme:

12/52 ~ Theme: "On the Floor" by Catcher In My Eye 

FOUR {Only Lisa could make dust beautiful. The overall tone is really lovely. Great work!}

Week 12/52 - On the Floor

Week 12/52 - On the Floor by Lisa Kollberg 

FIVE {This looks like quite the adventure! Making the props really make the shoot special! Beautiful lighting and great set up.}

Week 12 ~ On the Floor 

Week 12 ~ On the Floor by Irela


SIX {Beautiful processing and wonderful POV. The detail in the wood grain is fab!}

On the Floor

On the Floor by jules1836 

SEVEN {I love the angle and burst is awesome. You are the queen of the sun burst! Kudos!}

Project 52 On the floor

Project 52 On the floor by Terry Lynn Ayers

EIGHT {What a colorful mess you found! Flash cards, so wonderful but so hard to keep all together!}

Week 12 - Flashcards on the floor

Week 12 - Flashcards on the floor by Jen Foster 

NINE {Beautiful lighting and rule of thirds. I like that we can see the soles of his shoes.}

EP52 12/52 {on the floor}

EP52 12/52 {on the floor} by Anita 

TEN {That cat stole the show! It sure looks fun down there!}

12/52 On the Floor 

12/52 On the Floor by Catherine_pdx 

Week 13's theme is "FUNNY"

Sneak Peek - Week 14's theme is Hands.

What's New with Daphne Ellenburg?

I have been wonderfully busy. Not busy enough to want to pull my hair out, but busy enough to be a little behind. Everytime I consider complaining about all the editing I still have to do, I remember that busy is a blessing. And that when people hold that portrait I take and give me a super tight hug - I know I'm doing it right even if it takes a little longer than it did 2 months ago. 

When I wasn't photographing the beautiful people of Alabama and Mississippi, I was at the ball park. Grant's Yankees are still on a winning streak. (knock on wood) And he took a solid hit to first base this week instead of the usual walk. He plays a couple nights a week and they are my favorite nights of the week.

 Week 12

Thursday's game was a real nail bitter. But somehow they pulled it out!

Week 12 

Almost ran out of gas. Almost. It's not cool to look down and see zero, but it looks like you can actually get to zero. So much for that myth.

Week 12

Watched Frozen - twice.

Week 12

Went to dinner and my oldest sang us some Karaoke. He chose Starship's We build this city. I was never prouder. He's not ready for the voice by any means, but it was indeed dinner and a show. Ironically Grant sang "Center field" - he is center field :-)

Week 12

Introduced 2 new products to the studio. Tiny canvas on a kickstand and flat canvas. I have so many wonderful ideas coming soon for flat canvas.

Week 12 

Grant won this quarter's Ellenburg Report card challege. It's all or nothing around here- highest average wins and PE doesn't count. He won with a solid 96% narrowly passing Madison Kindergarden average of 95.1. Well done Grant.

Week 12

Jeff still has his glorious curls.

Week 12

I am officially addicted to my Wacom pad. I edit so S...L...O...W without it. I brought it home with me this weekend.

Week 12

Wishing you a wonderful week filled family, fun and photography. Make it a GREAT week!!




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Daphne Ellenburg is the owner of a Portrait photography business located in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants NEW 2000 sq ft studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and newly all things Canon. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg or email her at