Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Card 2013

Taking a few minutes out of our busy holiday schedule to
wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
Amidst all the hustle and bustle, remember to cherish the time with your
family and friends and also the true Reason for the Season.

Candy Cane Bokeh

Merry Christmas,
The O'Connors

Friday, November 1, 2013

{Frame This} Photography Workshop Part II

I am short on words this week, but as promised last week, here is the second installment of photos from my {Frame This} Photography Workshop with Lisa of The Long Road to China. Every model was just gorgeous and did an awesome job. It was so fun to have such a variety of models to pose and shoot.


Please take a minute and stop by Lisa's site and check out her post from last week. She featured a few of our photos we shot and edited from the weekend with links to our blog sites. Be sure to stop by their blogs and give them some love. They all did incredible work! 

I hope you all had a great week and enjoy your weekend! I'm looking forward to our first free weekend in awhile!!

Happy Friday,

the long road

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

{Frame This} Photography Weekend

Well, hello there!! 
It sure has been awhile since I've done a blog post! I decided to take the summer off and I'm so glad I did. I actually don't know if I would have had time to blog anyway. Our summer was wonderful ... loaded with lots of family visits, a trip to our beloved Wrightsville Beach, a trip to Hampton Bays, NY, a few day trips, swimming, sports camps and just a lot of fun. Why does summer have to go so fast? Hopefully sometime in the future I will be able to share some of our summer adventures. 

But, I couldn't wait to start sharing some of the photos I took at a recent workshop I attended, the {Frame This} Photography Workshop hosted by Lisa of longroadtochina. About 1-1/2 weeks ago, I made the trip to Bethlehem, PA. This was not a far drive for me, but quite a trip for most of the other ladies that attended. They traveled from as far as Utah, North Carolina, Chicago, Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, etc. The weekend was just fabulous. Lisa thought of everything, right down to the cutest little detail. We had workshop time where she spoke about the business side of photography, a review of some photography techniques and her editing process. We spent all of Saturday out shooting. Lisa had a total of 9 models lined up for us to photograph throughout the day including some tween girls, a teenage couple, a teenage girl with a pink Schwinn bike, a gorgeous middle-aged model and sweet little triplets. The models did amazing with all 17 of us holding our cameras in their faces!! We wrapped up Friday and Saturday with dinner at two fabulous local restaurants and capped off each of the nights in Lisa's suite. Oh the stories and laughs we shared!!! 

I wish I could take time to tell you about each and every one of the ladies in our group. I am just so happy to have had this experience. I had gotten to know some of them through blogging and it was awesome to finally meet them in person. I loved all of them. We had so much fun together, we bonded quickly and I have come home with so many memories, fun stories and new friendships. 

I learned so much from Lisa over the course of the weekend! I couldn't wait to get home to upload my photos and start editing!! Here is just a small sampling of the photos I took. I took sooo many, I will probably blog them in three separate posts, ending with the triplet's shoot in the apple orchard. 



Grace Trio


Grace collage

If you're curious to see more pics from our Workshop Weekend, we shared photos on Instagram with the hashtag #framethisweekendworkshop. I'll also be adding some photos I shot and edited there. My user name is tishoconnorphotography.

Thanks for stopping back in! I have missed you all and blogging!! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013


I'm back! I've taken a few weeks off from blogging ... life just got crazy. Between end of school sports and activities as well as  photo shoots and editing, I needed to take some time away - time to reorganize the house from school year chaos, time to get our yard weeded, flowers planted and time to be with my family. But I'm back and sharing a mini shoot with my youngest. She wanted to play with sparkles and was trying to take some selfies with her iPad. It proved to be a bit difficult taking a photo and blowing sparkles at the same time, so I certainly didn't hesitate when she asked for some assistance. I ran in the house and emerged with my big girl camera. It's not everyday that my girls willingly volunteer themselves for a photoshoot! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the last one in this series already.














"Don't let anyone dull your sparkle."

You can stop by and check out some of the shoots that have been keeping me busy lately on my Facebook page

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Zane | Class of 2013

Zane is not only a handsome young man, but also extremely talented in music and theater. He will be heading to Point Park University for Musical Theater in the fall. I had the pleasure of meeting Zane and shooting his portraits at the family farm of a friend of his. The location was amazing. He was so much fun and really a natural in front of the camera. Congratulations on graduating, Zane, and best of luck to you! Break a leg! (but not literally).

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Favorite Spring Photos 2013

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Yellow | Easter

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Turquoise | Splashturquoise sidewalk chalk - 1 copy

Turquoise chalk - 2 copy
splash framed - 2

Green | Nature

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Lilac | Flowers

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom Petals

Ivory | Dream



Pink | Home



I'm so happy for Spring's arrival. Hopefully we've left the last of the freezing temperatures behind us this week. Looking forward the remainder of spring and cannot WAIT for Summer! Have a great weekend!


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