Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pinned it, Did it:Part 8 | Pinterest Thursday | iPhoneography

You know, I look forward to every Thursday because i get to share with you a fun pin I've down with my son. I mean, think about it ... I always seem to do a baking thing with my son. I've done crafts for my son, with my son, and loved every minute of it! Thank you Pinterest Thursday!

Today's PIN is super duper fun and any kid would love to bake these! The original pin is from, submitted by "fancylad." I want to thank "fancylad" for the wonderful idea of making Pizza Cupcakes. I mean, hello!
Photo from fancyland at
Things you need:
Cupcake pan
Butter biscuits (I used the Great Value brand)
Pizza sauce (I used spaghetti sauce)
Mini pepperoni

Seriously, it's that simple. All we did was peel the biscuits in half, stuffed one side in the pan and put the other to the side. Filled the biscuit with sauce, added cheese and pepperoni and then rolled the other side of the biscuit, flattened it and placed it on top. (Really, it's not needed, but we followed "fancyland's pictures to the tee). We baked the pizza cupcakes for a lil' longer than you would the biscuits. We just went by look and I also poked a toothpick inside to make sure the dough was cooked all the way through. And viola! Done. We did these really quick and ate them on the road. Very portable and my son's reaction? "Awesome! We did a good job!"
Next is a lil' hair play. It's basically the same hair do I did last week ... but it came out WAY better this week! LOL

And there you have it folks! My pins for the week! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do and don't forget! 

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All my personal photos (except the Revolutionary reenactment photos) were taken with my iPhone and framed together in Photoshop.

 *** Please remember that all images are copyrighted to Sharilyn Wells Photography, LLC. Please do not copy or alter any images without SWP, LLC consent. ***

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Brotherly Love | Children | Fayetteville, N.C. Photographer

These boys are just as handsome as could be. I mean, when momma told them to smile, they did. When momma told them to pose a certain way, they did. And when momma made a goofy face, they laughed. And you know what the best part was? When momma came to me after seeing her handsome boys' images:

She was talking with her boys about the photo session we had and asked them what their favorite part was. The eldest replied: "When we were throwing the ball up and walking towards her." She asked, "Why's that?" He said, "Because it felt like we were in a movie."  She also said that the youngest son said shooting in "the swamp" was his favorite part because he watches a lot of shows that involve a swamp. When asked why, he said, "Because she picked the best spot!" 

I love it! I love making my clients feel special, even if we are in a stinky "swamp." LOL!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

I wanna get to 500 Fans | "Like" Contest | Fayetteville, N.C. Photographer

Okay guys, I'm at 406 fans, I think I can get to 500 by the end of August. Who's up for the challenge? There is something in it for you guys, my awesomely, amazing, adorable fans! Could I add any more "A" adjectives?!

Anyway, I am challenging you guys to share my Facebook fan page with all your friends and family ... they don't have to be in the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area, just share the page. Simply, copy and past this blog's URL onto your Facebook wall, and tag my FB fan page in the comment "Help Sharilyn Wells Photography, LLC get to 500!"

You might wanna add that they may wanna actually "like" the page to better the chances of the contest actually happening! :-)
When you do, come back to this blog post and tell me you shared it and post the link to the post on your Facebook wall in a comment below. A winner will be selected using a random online "picker." The winner will receive a $25 print credit on a future session with SWP!

The kicker? My fan page HAS to reach 500 by midnight on August 31! So, let's get moving!

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You will not be notified publicly through Facebook. If you are the winner, you will receive a private message from me. 

You HAVE to be 18 and live in the Fayetteville area to win the credit ... but you can still share ;-)
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pinned it, Did it: Part 7 | Pinterest Thursday | iPhonography

Okay, so I said I was going to be a crafting, hair doing, cooking/baking fool while my son is on vacation with Gramma. Well. I. Was. Not. Sorry to disappoint. But I wasn't a complete failure, I managed to do TWO pins this past week! WAHOO! And they're keepers!

First up -- Hair.

I got THIS pin just recently:

Photo courtesy All Women Stalk.
I decided to go with it this morning ... Though, again, I made it my own. Instead of starting farther down my forhead, I took it over putting my bangs into the braid as well. I also made it into a messy bun in the back because my hair is too short for a pony like this. I also did an outside braid, 'cause well, that's how my braids go when I do them on my own. (It's strange because when I do french braids on other people they are inside.) Here's my attempt:

Cute right?! I love how it came out and look! My french braids are getting better! Practice does make perfect.

Next, when I saw THIS pin I knew I had to try it. I figured it would be cute for my son, but I didn't want to wait that long! So I did a test run and the hubby and I LOVED this!

The actual recipe is from Ginnerobot's Flickr site. I wanted to share her photo, but it just didn't fit right in the blog. SO, I'll share mine. :-)

The "recipe" is fairly simple:
Mini tacos: Won ton wrappers in muffin tins filled with taco seasoned ground meat, cheese & bake for 8 minutes at 350. Top with favorite taco toppings!
I used the seasoning I made HERE and also made some of Walmart's (Great Value) brand spanish rice. Looked good, tasted good, and it way fun to make! I'm sure my son will get a kick out of these the next time I make them!

And there you have it folks! My pins for the week! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do and don't forget! 
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All my personal photos (except the Revolutionary reenactment photos) were taken with my iPhone and framed together in Photoshop.

 *** Please remember that all images are copyrighted to Sharilyn Wells Photography, LLC. Please do not copy or alter any images without SWP, LLC consent. ***

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Photog Get-together | Fayetteville, N.C. Photographer

Some of the local women photographers and I got together and shot some fun images of a model who has a Native American background. First, he was looking for head shots for his portfolio and then he put on his native garb and then we shot like crazy!

We had a blast! Lots of jokes and laughing. We've got a great bunch of photographers in the area!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lakeside Fun | OpLove: Already Gone | Sharilyn Wells Photography

This family is just precious. I mean, once you look at these photographs, you'll know exactly what I mean. These were taken for  Operation: Love Reunited.  I love being a photographer for this wonderful organization and encourage you all to take advantage of what it has to offer!

The two little girls didn't want to sit still and wanted to go fishing at the lake (like daddy). But I was able chase them around and grab the sweetest shots of them. And baby brother, phew! Don't get me started. He was just the most precious thing. All he wanted to do was smile and I'm perfectly okay with that! :-)

Without further adue:

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pinned it, Did it: Part 6 | Pinterest Thursday | iPhonography

Well ladies and gents, it happened. I only did one Pin this week! I know right?! I've been crazy busy editing photos for clients and getting my son ready for kindergarten and well, I just didn't make any pins or PIN anything! I mean, Pinterest was put on the back burner and I never got to it this week! Crazy!

But, my mom came into town and I couldn't settle for ordering pizza for dinner. So, Pinterest to rescue. I had pinned THIS a while ago, and figured this was as good as any time to try it out.

Photo courtesy
 Easy Garlic Chicken
Servings: 4 
Ingredients:  4 boneless skinless chicken breasts; 4 garlic cloves, minced; 4 tablespoons brown sugar; 3 teaspoons olive oil 
Directions: 1 Preheat oven to 500°F and lightly grease a casserole dish. 2 In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender. 3 Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. 4 Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture. 5 Add salt and pepper to taste. 6 Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes.
That's it! I mean, simple, quick and an easy way to impress mom and show her all her cooking and baking lessons paid off! Viola!

Again, I varied the recipe 'cause I didn't have all the ingredients. But I guess this shows you that you don't have to have all the ingredients in a recipe to still make it delicious, because BOY! It was GOOOOD and I super impressed myself.

I didn't have garlic gloves to "mince", but I had jar garlic that looked minced. :-) I sauteed that with vegetable oil instead of olive. I did notice though that even though the recipe said the seasoning would be good for four chicken breasts ... I had to make more to cover all four. 

We also have buttered noodles (a boxed meal) and asparagus sauteed in butter and lemon. I'm super happy how it came out and like I said, it was GOOD!

And there you have it folks! My pin for the week! I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I do and I will get to some more pins this week. My son is visiting gramma for two weeks, so I should have time to craft, bake, and style myself till my hearts content! And don't forget!

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 *** Please remember that all images are copyrighted to Sharilyn Wells Photography, LLC. Please do not copy or alter any images without SWP, LLC consent. ***

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

D-Day celebrations | Normandy, Fance |

I've finally finished editing my personal photos from the D-Day events I covered in June. Though most of the shots I'm going to be putting in my scrapbook at shots I took for the Army, I did get some "time off" to shoot my own stuff. I use air quotes 'cause I was still in uniform and technically still on Army time, but these shots were from MY camera, so they're MY photos! :-) Enjoy!

Aw, the joys of setting your camera on a ledge, hitting the self-timer and running in place. :-)

Omaha Beach. This was such an overwhelming experience! So many men fought and died on this sacred ground. It gives you a whole new appreciation of our forefathers!

This hero, Sgt. Maj. Jack Port, landed on the beaches of Omaha 68 years ago. He spoke to us about his fight and possibly, might have flirted with me a little. He was a private when he landed and because of so many men killed in action, by the time the war was over, he was a sergeant major. That's like 8 (considering the rank structure back then) pay grades higher. He was only 18 when he landed.
Yes, this is me "frolicking" through the many daisy fields on Point Du Hoc. It's a photographers dream over there! Wild flowers everywhere! I just needed models and everyone that was around me was in uniform! Where were my hippie loving models when I needed them?!
Pegasus Bridge is where the British made a HUGE leap for us in the war. The 4th Para, The Royal Parachute Regiment, took us here to learn about the 4 gliders that landed here and surprised the Nazis. They took and secured the bridge giving the Allies a BIG advantage.

Utah Beach. Another huge landing that set the Allies success in WWII. And Look! They built me a house!
 Ending the post with this befoe and after of an old' dog and his master. Here's the thing. The French are sooo proud of us that when the D-Day events kick off, they are dressed like US soldiers of the era. They drive old military jeeps, motorcycles and I even saw some tanks. I mean it's just so amazing to see this. I highly recommend anyone and everyone to see and visit these amazing sights at least once in their lifetime. It's awesome. And like I said in my other POST, the stories you hear of our heroes of the war ... you'll remember them for a life time. To see my pictures from London, click HERE.