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I wanted to give a quick little tribute to my cute husband, Craig.  When things are going crazy in life he always finds a way to keep things in perspective.  I usually get sucked into the stress of things. He makes sure that we spend quality time together, read our scriptures, go on regular date nights and make time to enjoy  life.  Despite my husband’s intense love of having his pictures taken, somehow, I managed to snag these two quick photos during ward softball this summer.  I love the photos, but not as much as I love the man in them!

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On almost a weekly basis I get together with three of my closest photography friends: Chelsea, Cindy and Kristin.  We chat via Skype or Google Plus Hangouts and just have a blast!  You can tell by my beautiful screenshot from a few weeks ago that we definitely have a good time.  Location is not a barrier for us, as we are spread out over two states.   Throughout the week we’ll usually write a list of things that we’ve encountered with our business, questions we have, things we need help with or just general things happening in the photography world. Honestly, every now and then we don’t even talk about photography, we just catch up on what’s going on in each other’s lives.  I am incredibly grateful for these ladies!     Love you all!

No matter what profession you’re in or hobbies you have, find or create a support group.  Having friends goes a long way!  If you’re a fellow photographer, check out the [b] school and find photographers in your area!

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  • Cindy Steel - Woah! Belinda! Ok, I haven’t been on your website for a couple weeks I guess. It looks SO GOOD! I seriously love everything about it. Beautiful! Also…I love that I am in the car for this screenshot! haha. I can’t help it, the hotel internet just works the best! 🙂 Love our girls nights!ReplyCancel

Several weeks ago I received an email from a fellow photographer in Logan, Casey McFarland, seeking to do a collaborative project.  Casey is an amazing wedding photographer who has the talent of being able to make people feel comfortable and have fun! (plus his natural light work is beautiful!)

I first met Casey at my cousin’s wedding in April.  While waiting for the luncheon to begin, I was reading a photography book from Jose Villa.  Casey  saw me reading it and then we chatted for a few and figured out that we live ten minutes apart!  While we were talking, I mentioned that I specialize in newborn photography and Casey said that he would like to collaborate on a few newborn sessions.

Our first collaborative session was photographing six week old Luke.  I instantly fell in love with long eyelashes.  Thank you Casey for letting me help!

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  • Belinda Fanjul Olsen - I love photographing newborns! Check out this handsome little guy.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Bradshaw Steel - So precious! I love the lighting! And the eyelash one is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Olsen - Test two of my new blog settings.ReplyCancel

  • Christy - Worked perfectly. I love the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Fanjul Olsen - Thanks Cindy! I love those precious little eyelashes.ReplyCancel

Lately I have really loved paining my finger nails. I used to have acrylic nails but it got to be too expensive and time consuming to keep up with.  Every Sunday Craig and I watch a movie together and I paint my fingernails.  I took a quick snapshot of my nails with my phone to show you what they look like this week.   A fun new thing I have used are the  Sally Hansen Polish Strips. (which I have on my thumb and ring finger)  They have lots of fun patterns and it actually lasts longer than regular nail polish with a topcoat.sally hansen polish stripsPINIMAGEPinterest has definitely been my inspiration in deciding how to polish my nails lately.  I wish I would’ve taken more pictures of things that I’ve done.  Instead I’ll share some of my favorites from pinterest and their appropriate image credit with tutorial links.

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Image Credit: Sweet Talk on the Spotneutral nail polish with glitterPINIMAGE

Image Credit: Lyndar the Merciless this is one of my current faves that I have done many varieties of pretty much every other week.  I really love the neutral colors!
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Image Credit: tumblr pattern featurenewspaper print nailsPINIMAGE

Image Credit: Take a Seat on the Shotgun Side you use nail polish, rubbing alcohol and newspaper to achieve this look!  I’ve been looking for the perfect newspaper design (I want to do more than just words) to try this one on.  green marbled nail polishPINIMAGE

Image Credit: All Lacquered Up  this is a couple different kinds of nail polish marbled in water!  I trick is to use cuticle oil on your skin around the nail and under your nail so the polish doesn’t stick.  I tried this and it was awesome!

Tomorrow I will get back to a photography post but I wanted to share something fun and random about me.

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  • Belinda Fanjul Olsen - Fun nail polish inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Gregory Jackson - I love how you used just a couple of the nail strips and did something different with the rest! So creative! All of these pictures you posted have inspired me. I really miss you too!ReplyCancel

  • Shauna Dalton Steed - This is so fun! Kelsey has been using those nail strips. They are really cool.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Bradshaw Steel - Um, ya I’m with Chelsea! We better have a nail painting party too! Ha ha. Cute!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Fanjul Olsen - Thanks @[624913639:2048:Melissa Gregory Jackson] for showing me the Sally Hansen nail polish strips! PS I really miss you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Sara Anderson - These are way cool! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea Allsop Morton - Cool! Where do you get them at? You have always been little miss creative!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Fanjul Olsen - It’s cheapest to buy the sally hansen strips at sam’s club but you get tons of them. I usually buy them at Walmart. The trick is that I will cut a strip length wise so I can use it for two nails and make them go farther. I then store the rest in a zip lock bag so they don’t dry out.ReplyCancel