Lisa Leonard Designs

sunday morning light

January 10th | photography



the light was so beautiful this morning.  i pulled the car over on the way to church and snapped a few pics.  the ground was dewy and everything was glowing.  i could have taken a lot more pics, but i didn’t want to be later than we usually are!




horses are so amazing.  i haven’t ridden a horse in probably 20 years, but they are the most beautiful creatures-don’t you think?




we had a quiet sunday.  so nice.  time for baths and lunch-making and monday morning prep.


and winners!!

mel and shannon are our randomly chosen winners for the ‘from up here‘ necklace,

hot shots photog book and postcards.

congrats ladies!

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  1. What LOVELY photos! Is that with the new lens that you were talking about getting?

  2. lisa says:

    hi mandie! yes, i broke my 18-55mm nikon lens. so sad! but i replaced it with a 18-105 which i am looooooving!

  3. Erica says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I have followed your blog for some time now and love it! I am always inspired by your photos and jewelry. I just purchased my first DSL-R with the same lens and can’t wait for it to arrive! Thanks for posting such amazing images.

  4. Marci says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I was just going to ask the same thing. I have the same camera you have and first, I’m not as talented as you are :-). Also, I think that the 18-55mm is a little limited (a non-professional opinion here). Maybe it’s time for me to try a different lens or play with my camera more.

    Any advice? How did you get started with your camera? I love the horse picture. Absolutely beautiful!

  5. lisa says:

    hey marci! i think the 18-55 lens is a great everyday lens. you can get tons of detail with an up-close shot or good clarity from a distance. the 18-105 will basically let you zoom twice as far as the 18-55. you’ll want to make sure the settings on your camera are set up the way you want. i watched an awesome, simple video that taught me tons about using my camera. did your camera come with a video? i’m an amateur and i take lots of pics–but i really don’t know much.

  6. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Happy New Year!

  7. I love horses. I think they have a very unique and wonderful smell about them.

    Visiting via Fabulous K’s Blog.

    Wonderful photos!

  8. Katie says:

    Oh my goodness these are amazing pictures! I read about your blog on Fabulous K’s website (and giveaway, yay!) and wanted to say hello and that I LOVE your pretty items and your fun blog!!!

  9. Lindsay says:

    Beautiful!! All of your pictures are so lovely!

  10. JaimeM says:

    Beautiful pics! Sounds like it was a lovely Sunday. :)

  11. Amanda says:

    Hi Lisa! I’ve loved your jewelry for some time now but am so delighted I finally stopped by your blog. Not only is your blog itself simple yet stunning like all of your designs, your photos are a real treat to browse through. I will for sure be back! Lovely everything lady. :)

  12. Amelia says:

    New to your blog today, but I love the softness of your pics! They are so peaceful. And yes, I agree that horses are the most amazing, beautiful creatures!

  13. chesley says:

    what beautiful photos!!

  14. Kristin says:

    visiting from fabulous k. love your jewelry!

  15. kellie says:

    Hey Lisa – your work is fabulous!!! Both your jewelry and your photos!!!

  16. Heather says:

    Just found your site through fab k…your products and your photography are amazing!

  17. Jennifer says:

    I grew up on a ranch with miles of barbed wire. I love your bottom picture–I’ll have to try something like that. You inspire me!

  18. Cassie says:

    I LOVE your blog. I just found it via Fabulous K and I’m so glad I did! I’m adding you to my reader right now:)

  19. Amy says:

    I love the flowers! Such beautiful photos!!

  20. Melinda says:

    I am, as always, in awe of your amazing photos! Your blog is a breath of fresh air for my every morning.

  21. Valerie says:

    What lovely photos. It always comes as a pleasant surprise to see photos of flowers and grass at this time of year when where I live everything is white and frozen.

  22. Alyssa M. says:

    You photos are GORGEOUS!!! Makes me feel all warm :-) hehe You have great talent and keep it up :-)

  23. Erin says:

    I found you through Fabulous K and I am so excited that I did! I am so happy about the giveaway and finding you!!

  24. jenny Streams says:

    WoW – i love the horse picture. great perspective!

  25. cassidy says:

    Hi Lisa, just stopping by from Fabulous K. I have always loved your jewelry, but have never stopped by your blog. It is lovely.

  26. I am in awe of your jewelry, and just fell in love with so many pieces! I’m SUPER hopeful to win this giveaway!! But – I will definitely be placing an order even without the win! :)

  27. Celeste says:

    Gorgeous!! I do the same thing – pull over on the side of the road to take pics!

  28. Emily says:

    I love your photography and your jewelry giveaway hosted by FabulousK!

  29. Wishful Nals says:

    Wow, beautiful photos! I love your jewelery!

  30. hi lisa!

    i found you through fabulous k’s blog, and she is right….you are an amazing photographer! i love the photo of the pink flowers and i love how you can even make a simple trip to california pizza kitchen look super cool.

    i’m super excited to enter the giveaway for one of your necklaces on k’s blog! keeping my fingers crossed!

  31. Jill says:

    Can I just say that I ♥ your jewerly!?? I enter every giveaway and will continue to do so until I’m the lucky winner. (LOL)

    You are Fabulous!

  32. Jill says:

    And I totally misspelled jewelry. OOPS! :)

  33. Katie says:

    Hello Lisa! I love you photographs! I’m a photographer myself, so I love looking other people’s work! Thank you for sharing.

  34. tiffany says:

    HELLO!! Thank you for the giveaway over at Fabulous K!

  35. Amy says:

    Hi! Just visiting from Fabulous K! Love the pictures! They are gorgeous! Kelly was right!

  36. kelsey says:

    found your site through fabulous k… and I’m blow away, the designs are unique, the photographs are stunning, and the writing is candid.

    lovely blog. 😀


  37. Katie says:

    I am new to finding about your your jewelry and it’s just perfect…I am really loving a few of the necklaces. These would make such great gift ideas!

  38. I followed a link from “Fabulous K”…completely agreed about horses. I’m a city girl, but could sit and simply watch horses for hours. They are majestic, graceful and so beautiful!

  39. Megan Lane says:

    wow, where do you live?? those photos are breathtaking!!

    just entered the giveaway on fabulous k’s blog. your jewelry is stunning!!

  40. Leigh says:

    I love horses too! My favorite animal, they are so gorgeous.
    I love your stuff! You’re so talented.

  41. Audrey says:

    Lisa, I absolutely love all of your photos just as much as I do your jewelry!!! I was so excited to see you giving away postcards with some of your shots…any chance you will start selling them on your website, because if so SIGN ME UP!!!! :) I would love to be able to purchase some!

  42. Becca says:

    I love your photography! you are so talented :-)

  43. Paula says:

    I absolutely love your jewelry! I have entered your your giveaway on Fabulous K! Your blog is an inspiration!

  44. Jess says:

    I ADORE all of your items! I have sent several “hint” emails to my hubby…

  45. Tania says:

    Lisa, God has truly blessed you with your talents. You take beautiful pictures and the jewelry you make is a true work of art.
    Visiting via Fabulous K’s Blog.

  46. Ashley says:

    You are a really great photographer! Just dropping by to say hi, fabK sent me:] Your jewelry is awesome by the way!

  47. catherine s. says:

    Hello Lisa,

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the world – you make our days brighter. Just stopped to say hello from Fabulous K’s blog – love your jewelry…just gorgeous.

    Happy New Year to you and yours – catherine s.

  48. Kati says:

    You take amazing pictures. Absolutely beautiful. Wish I was that talented.

  49. Hi Lisa! Cute blog and beautiful pictures. I am found your website from Fabulous K and I am hoping to win her giveaway. I love all of your stuff especially the Petit Family Crest, I would love one of my own. Thanks for sharing!

  50. Mattie says:

    Your photography is simply beautiful. I love your jewelry and have “lurked” around here before, but this is my first comment. I just wanted to let you know that your work, all of it, it absolutely inspirational!

  51. Cari Locken says:

    Beautiful photos! And congrats to the winners!!

  52. Shelby A. says:

    Your jewelry is all over the web, and I love it so much! I found it (again!) through Fabulous K, and am entering the giveaway!

  53. melissa says:

    love your photos!

  54. Lisa says:

    I followed a link on Fabulous K’s blog. Wow! Amazing jewlery. I sure hope I win her giveaway. If not I may just have to place an order!! Beautiful photos. What talent – as jeweler and photographer!!

  55. Lauren Jordan says:

    Happy New Year! :)

  56. Paige says:

    What beautiful photos and beautiful jewelry! Thanks for sharing your talent with us all.

  57. tammie says:

    i love looking at your jewelry and your pics. You are blessed!! Hope you have a wonderful year!
    (i’m linking over from Fabulous K who adores your jewelry!!)

  58. kathleen says:

    such lovely photos :)

  59. Teresa says:

    Hi Lisa. I love your blog. Your talent shines through in all of your beautiful photos. I have one of your necklaces and I wear it all the time- love it!

  60. Ellen F. says:

    The pictures are lovely!

  61. kimtiann says:

    I absolutely love your beautiful jewelry! You are so fabulously creative!

  62. Stephanie J says:

    Oh WOW!!! These are breathtaking. WowWow! Visiting over from Fabulous K.

  63. Bethany says:

    OH ADORABLE!!!!! I love it all… Visiting from Fabulous K!!!

  64. Katie says:

    Thank you for commenting on my blog! :) Made my day. Now if we could just be BFF’s and you could make me jewelry all day that’d be great :) Have a great day and MAN do I hope I win one of your beauties!

  65. Linda Z says:

    Wow! Gorgeous photos today! Glad you pulled over! :)

  66. Kerrie says:

    Hello, just visiting, lovely photos, so inspiring and just received two of your jewelry pieces for my birthday – divine.

  67. april says:

    I LOVE these photos!

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