Friday, October 30, 2009

SHOOT: Ponytail

The weather was perfect last friday and there were still a few leaves on one of the trees. As you can see, I got the ponytail in motion. (Be sure to click on the first image to view it larger. At this small size the details are easy to miss.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BEST purchase... Hammock

One of the best purchases of my life (definitely the smartest) is a hammock. In this small space we swing, play, watch planes, listen to birds, dream, tell stories, hug, plan wild adventures, laugh and mostly, relax, in good weather or bad, alone or as a family. Best purchase ever!   

Don't be afraid to be a girl.

I have no intention of making my blog political, but this is a great article for both men and women to read. Follow this link (yes, you, the one person following my blog): 

Monday, October 26, 2009

BEST purchase... $100 lens

One of the best purchases of my life is this cheap $100 lens. All the lenses in my camera bag add up to thousands of dollars — all great lenses, all serve a purpose, but my most-used is my basic Canon EF 50mm f1.8 AF. It's a nice addition to your bag if you're a portrait or childrens shooter because it's compact, it's light and it's fast. I used this lens for a recent shoot ("Lola" below). Did I mention that it's only 100 bucks?!

Friday, October 23, 2009

CASTING for... A Ponytail

In search of a ponytail with a 5-8 year old girl attached. 
The ponytail has to be long, probably 10" or longer. Both the ponytail and the girl need to be available for an hour between 4-5:30pm the week of Oct 26th, 2009. If you're interested in this photoshoot please email me at with photos of the ponytail (and of the girl too) by Oct 26th.  

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2¢ (my photo tips)

(2¢ post series is me offering up my mostly useless, sometimes helpful photo tips. enjoy!)

Never leave home without your camera bag if you're serious about shooting. Never, never, never. You will always miss the shot of your life if you leave home without your camera. Also, it comes in handy for snapping shots of places you may want to remember for future shoots. If I see a specific place, with special light, at a certain time of day, season, etc. I grab a quick shot so I'll know when and where to return to for a real shoot. And I keep a "scouting" folder on my computer to reference these places later. (Yeah, I'm a little crazy. Drive my husband nuts.) 

Sunday, October 18, 2009

SHOOT: B. Toys

Two things were important to me for this shoot: getting my almost-two month old to sleep so I could focus on shooting this amazing little girl and to become best friends with Lola in about a minute. Both were accomplished. After the shoot, Lola asked me if I could come babysit her.
[ client: B. Toys ] The client asked me to capture playfulness without any toys. Funny for a toy company to ask that right. These ran in their 2012 toy catalogs.

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