Lisa Leonard Designs

guinea pigs.

October 8th | older posts

some friends have been gracious enough to let me practice my photography on their sweet family. we have an old, metal barn directly across the road from us that made for a fun backdrop.dsc_0109.JPG

love the way this shot came together.

little gracie has completely stolen my heart!

i plan to announce the ‘full hearts’ winners tomorrow so check back!

39 Responses

  1. Heather says:

    So cute! On the top one, next time have Max up with the rest of the fam so he doesn’t get lost in the pic… just my opinion :)

  2. lindsey says:

    umm… need any more guinea pigs?

  3. Tracy says:

    Beautiful job…you are an amazing photographer

  4. Jen says:

    I’m disapointed… I was expecting, well, guinea pigs! Heee!

  5. Sandy Toes says:

    I came over from Nesting Place…what great jewerly! I love those pictures…so fun!
    -Sandy Toes

  6. Linda says:

    Beautiful photos, Lisa! You’re a woman of many talents!

  7. If you need more volunteers …

    Are you branching out for fun or is this the beginning of the Lisa Leonard artistic empire?

  8. Sugar Plum says:

    So cute.. gracie and max are precious!

  9. Lisa says:

    I’m not planning to start a photog business LOL, but I’d love to take more photos so if you’re interested in letting me practice on you, let me know!

  10. Deborah says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! You are amazing!!! I must say, so is the little, tiny, ever so thin and lovely mommy who just had a baby!

  11. Cindy Cage says:

    Love you designs! Glad to have found out about you!

  12. You are SO talented! I just wanted to let you know I gave you a shout out on my blog today…since you are the reason I started the whole thing! (I hope you don’t mind that I posted a picture of one of your necklaces?) Blessings!

  13. Love the jewelry, hope to receive some as a birthday gift (I’ll have to hint to my husband). Also love the pictures! I wish you could practice on me.
    Saw on Nesting place about the contest & would love to win. My kids initials are B and N.

  14. Darci says:

    Gorgous photos, you have talent and I read your blog daily in total admiration :)

  15. Marci says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Long time follower of your blog, first time commenting (I think). I love your style of writing and pictures. Oh, and your beautiful jewelry, too. I have a few pieces on my Christmas list :-).

    I remember you had posted once before about your camera. Is it still the same (a “point and shoot” if I remember correctly) or have you been using a different one? What kind of software do you use for editing?


  16. Elizabeth says:

    The pictures are beautiful. I love your work!

  17. Denissa says:

    Absolutely precious! Your talent is limitless:)
    With the post title I thought that the boys had a new pet!

  18. Theresa says:

    You have a great photography eye! Those pictures are great.

  19. Kasey says:


    Great work. I like that your designs are practical, wearable, and simple. Your photography is also awesome. I found you through Nester!!

  20. The Nester sent me over to say hello! I have to say your photography is just as beautiful as your jewlery!!! I am hoping to win the necklace with my children’s initials on it. All 3 J’s and one little J in heaven! I love your stuff!!

  21. Posey says:

    Amazing pictures. I love the old barn.

  22. Lisa says:

    I’ve upgraded to a Nikon D40 and I love it. I still carry my Casio Elixim here and there and it takes great pics, too. The Nikon just captures more detail which is great for bigger prints.

  23. Tania says:

    The barn did add personality to the photo!
    They all came out gorgeous! :)

  24. Melanie says:

    Love your photos and your jewelry. Would be over the moon if I won the initial jewelry. My boys’ initials are E, B, and K.
    I hope I win!

  25. Kate H says:

    ok, i love this family! you did a beautiful job capturing their loveliness.

  26. Leanndra says:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing…I love the old rustic look! The family is beautiful! This is the first time I’ve seen your jewelry..I have fallen in love, simple but beautiful! My children’s initials are K & K! Thank you for this opportunity!

  27. Joy says:

    Somebody else already said it, but if you need more families to practice on….we could be willing to help you out. :)
    beautiful pics of a beautiful fam.

  28. missy says:

    love the first picture. now i wish i had a neat metal barn across the street too!

  29. lisa belding says:

    My sister in law told me to come over from the nesting place and I just love your jewelry. I have twins who were born 3 months premature and are the greatest blessings. I would love to win the necklace and the girls initials are K and S ( for Katie and Sam) God Bless Lisa

  30. Robyn says:

    Beautiful photos…beautiful family!

  31. denise says:

    love your photo’s ! and thanx for the heads up on i read it on your site a few months back and i’m now an additct 😉

  32. chrissie says:

    Great pics lisa. They’re a good-looking bunch!

  33. Joanie says:

    You’re hired! I’ve always loved your artistic eye in your photography. Looks like you’ve got a business already, even if you weren’t planning on it! I think you’ve got the Midas touch with business, Lisa! I saw your jewelry on TV too, I think. Wow!

  34. Found you through the NEster…have had such fun browsing.

  35. Trixi says:

    Your photography is breathtaking and I absolutely adore your jewelry. Thank you for sharing.

  36. Sebi says:

    I found you through the Nester! WOW! How beautiful!
    I love the look of your creations and you are a wonderful photographer as well! I would love to place an order with you for the Holidays. Love the look and feel of your blog.
    What a true talent you are…



  37. Caroline says:

    The photos turned out great! I especially love the group snuggle/kiss shot!

  38. ally says:

    Love your photos, love your jewelry and love your story. I know you bless many with all three. I am so glad The Nester told us about you. I don’t know who will win the necklace but I know that they will be thrilled. If is is me, my little bunnies’ initials are W, K, C.


  39. Laura says:

    GREAT pictures!! Lucky family that got to be your guinea pigs :) You definitely have the eye for photography…I wish i could “grow” one of those too!!

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