Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Big News

I have some HUGE news to tell all. BIRTHDAY sized news! BUT, I can't tell you yet till it's official. I know you will be excited though. I will keep you posted.


Summer time.

Since this week is the last week of school for most, I decided to post about some things you would need during the summer. All things are from my favorite online store ETSY. This is where all things are home made/vintage. I have gotten so many great things from here, that I just love to see what I will find next. For your next summer trip I thought these few items might help you along.

1. For those sunny days on the river, the pool or just in the backyard, you could always use a big floppy hat. Every summer I have been getting one since 2006. I lost the one I had last year due to falling in the river. I did get it back, but it turned yellow and lost it's shape, so I had to retire it to Oscar the grouch's home. Here is my etsy find for a hat.

This hat is from the seller: sheenasatana. 

2. The next item on my list is another item that I currently have. I actually just got this item a few weeks ago at a local flea market that we went to when my brother came up. If you look at the post below of chelsea, you will see it. I have been looking for a great suitcase for a few years now, and when I saw this one, it was love at first sight. I had a suitcase that wasn't as cool, so I put travel stickers all over it to spruce it up, however it doesn't compare to my new one. Here's a similar suitcase from the ETSY shop of: Flyingace.

 3. This item I thought would be super cool for those summer nights by the campfire. I mean isn't that what camping is all about? A campfire? with smores? Even in 100 degree weather, you would still be cool with this thing. This item is from ETSY seller: rotisaprong.

4. Next is an item that just screams summer. I have been wanting this item for a few years as well. A Bike. I have a bike, but its from when I was 12. It still works thanks to my awesome coworker Tom. He graciously fixed Matt and I's bikes last weekend so that we could go geo-cashing with him and his girlfriend. But that's another story that I will get to at another time. Back to the sweet bike. Just imagine cruising through the park in your red flashy bike. awww, love it. This item is already sold on ETSY, but I am sure you can find one on EBAY or at a local flea market. The seller was: smackle.

5. Lastly, how could you make it through those summer days with out capturing it. Here is a cute lil camera that would give your pics a vintage touch.  This is from the ETSY seller: FalconandFinch. I know I have my camera with me at all times to catch all of those crazy moments that only happen once. So be sure to have yours with you too!

I hope you enjoyed my summer have to have list. Now go out and get ready for summer fun and heat. Maybe next time I'll feature sprinklers and water slides. Oooo, now that's a cool idea.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My new favorite spot

This is my new favorite place to shoot pictures. Last night I grabbed my coworker (although wed, was her last day) and headed out to shoot some pictures I had been thinking of for a long time. We headed down the road to a little town outside of College Station, that looks almost abandoned. For a photographer, that is great because that means the walls and buildings are very aged and are starting to wear down. That equals great backgrounds and texture. Check out the pictures I took of my beautiful coworker/my new model, Chelsea. Isn't she gorgeous?

I have been trying to do this laundromat shoot for a year now. 

I bought this suitcase sunday at a flea market for $5. Doesn't it complete the look. 

long time, no see!

Hi Friends, Family and faithful readers. I haven't posted in a long time and I apologize. So much has been going on in the last month. I have been extremely busy with photo work, my day time job and a fun trip. Some of you might know that I am a member of our local photographers guild and that I received a scholarship from them to attend the TPPA's Texas School of Photography. It was a week long conference in Dallas. It was amazing. I met so many wonderful people that I hope to keep in contact with. I learned so much that it was hard to organize all my thoughts, and stuff from the trip. I have some great ideas for maternity and newborn sessions that I learned. I also got some great props. All week we had class with one teacher. My teacher was Jenn Turner. She is awesome, some call her the Baby Whisper because of the great things she can do. AND, she showed us some of her tricks. Some of them I already knew from my learning days at P.I., however I was glad to see that those were tried and true tricks. Before I went to Dallas I was able to go home one weekend to see my best friend from High School's baby boy. I also got to take my nephew's SR. prom pictures. Now did you think that I would take regular pictures of them like most parents do? of course not! These are some of them below. I will post more from what I did @ Texas School and from my latest sessions soon! I promise to update more. Please give me a call if you would like to schedule a session. My summer is filling up fast and I would LOVE to take your pictures for you. ALSO, be sure to spread the word about my work! If you know anyone that would like my work you can also buy them a gift certificate.


Comments are much appreciated!