Friday, November 19, 2010

New Blog!

Today I launched my new blog :) It isn't quite where I want it to be looks wise but I love it anyways. I think it will always be in a state of construction in my mind. If you'd like to see please click here. And remember, update your RSS feeders!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Inspiration: Creative Technology

Technology never ceases to amaze me. One of the newer pieces of technology that has been released lately has been the Apple iPad. This little gizmo has some pretty cool features. Which mixed with some brilliant minds has created this awesome video. Please go check it out. I would love to hear what you think of this.

I admire so many different forms of creativity. It's obvious that one of my absolute favorites is photography but creativity can come up anywhere in our lives in all different shapes and forms. I think using resources that are available to us to create something new and exciting is absolutely inspiring. This video is one of those pieces that I adore. I hope it challenges the way you think and the way you look at the tools you have available to you. :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Turning Point

Getting personal in blogs is controversial topic to many bloggers. A lot of people out there are very private on their blogs and only talk about whatever their business/industry is. I think getting personal in "business blogs" can be a good thing. That way your clients and readers can not only see the business side of you but also the personal side. I find this to be especially helpful in photography as people tend to hire someone that they can consider a friend, not a stranger.

That being said I think there are some things that should definitely be kept private. I will not go into details but in the past month (ish) a lot has changed in my life. I am heading in a completely new direction now than I was 2 or 3 months ago. This is why I haven't blogged in such a long time. When life gets hectic you have to get your priorities straight, and even though I love to blog and I love my readers, my blog wasn't one of my main priorities during these changes in my life.

that has changed :) I have a bunch of photos to post up from the past 2 months. This week I purchased my first macro lens (Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM for anyone that was wondering) and did some quick test shots of my mom's sunflowers last night. I absolutely adore the results and can't wait to use these beautiful lens more.

Please leave some critique on these photos in the comments section :) I haven't done much macro photography before so I'm very new to it and want to learn/grow as much as I can in this field.

Happy Friday :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ellen | Portraits

*Disclaimer* I know that my blog layout right now is a little bit messy. I haven't had the time to tweak with it much but over the next few weeks there should be some developments here and there so make sure to check back.

On to the fun stuff. Ellen approached me a few months ago to get some portraits done. After sending some messages back and forth I knew that she was a great person (she still is too :P). I started to get excited for the session and before I knew it we were on location. Let me just say that Ellen is a complete natural in front of the camera. The photo below is one of the very first photos I took of her. Normally it takes people time to loosen up in front of the camera. Not Ellen.

This session was all about casual photos. No theme. No style. Just some fun smiles. Below are the results and I couldn't be more happy about them! I really hope to work with Ellen again in the future.

Thank you so much for the fabulous session Ellen. If you're up for another one this summer please message me!!

These are so cute! Definitely some of my favorites from the shoot and they were a lot of fun to do as well!

Monday, June 7, 2010


I have found that sometimes I need to update what I'm doing in order to get motivation to keep doing it. I hope that doesn't sound too crazy. Ha ha ha. So to jump start my blogging again I decided to re-vamp it a bit. It is still a work in progress but it's getting there. I hope it looks better than the old theme. Personally, I think it looks a little bit more professional.

Here are some photos I took not too long ago of my Mom's garden.

These are my favorite types of flowers I think. They remind me of a mix of roses and and carnations.

Here is Mr Ground Hog that lives under Matt's Mom's drive way. He was pretty timid and didn't like having his photo taken.

Last update for this post is that I have finally signed up for Formspring. If you would like to ask me any questions about anything please go to my profile.