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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Casey - Headshots

I got the opportunity to meet Casey last weekend. He is a high school friend of another photographer friend of mine. She just moved to Colorado so she recommended me.

Casey lives in Long Beach and is getting into acting. He was a lot of fun to work with. Great sense of humor and such a nice guy!

All of the pictures were taken with available light and just a reflector to fill in the shadows. I had such a great time. Jim got to come with me as my assistant. I love being able to work with him.

Thank you Casey for giving me the opportunity to photograph you! I hope you like your pictures and I wish you success in your journey!
Here are a couple of his headshots.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Practicing Lighting

I've been practicing with lighting and the flash lately. Surprisingly my kids have been very cooperative! :) I am beginning to feel more comfortable with the flash. It still takes a lot of trial and error but thankfully not quite as much as it used to!
Here are some collages of the pictures I took of the kids. I'm thinking of even having these printed to put on the wall in their room :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


This is Rubie,
Isn't she just super adorable?! I did her mom's maternity pictures on Jan 3, 2013 You can see them here Sadie on January 17, 2013 Rubie was welcomed into the world. Doing newborn pictures are some of my favorite sessions to do. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


The sunset was so beautiful on Sunday that I had to run out and take some pictures of it. When I got home I played around with editing them a little bit. Some of them I warmed up so they had more orange and yellow tones and some I cooled off so they had more blue and pink tones.

I'm really pleased with the way they turned out. I'm really trying to make sure I pick up my camera more and practice.

I think this is my favorite of all of the pictures. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year, Big Changes

I am so excited for 2013. I am going to focus more on my photography and on growing my photography business. I've spent the last couple weeks creating a brand for my business. I love the look of it and I can't wait to really get things moving.

1. Letterhead
2. Sticker
3. 2013 Pricing Guide (front and back)
4. CD Cover
5. CD Case Cover
6. Print order form
7. Appointment reminder postcard (front and back)
8. Loyal customer card
9. Gift Certificate
10. Envelope
11. Copyright Release sticker
12. Business card (front and back)

I'm overcoming my fears and I'm excited for all of the new changes! 

Friday, January 4, 2013


Yesterday a good friend of mine let me practice maternity pictures on her. She was such a good sport! What a cute pregnant girl too!! Her little girl is coming any day now! I'm still working on posing ideas. I did a ton of searching on Pinterest for cute ideas. I'm love the way these turned out and I can't wait to do more maternity shoots this year!!

Doesn't she look great?! Thank you Sadie for letting me practice on you!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Flash Bubbles

I've been learning about flash. I've been practicing my skills because I still don't feel like I have any idea what I'm doing lol. 
Well I was walking by the sink the other day and noticed a pizza sauce jar filled with water and soap. It had the coolest looking bubbles in it and my first thought was "I definitely have to come back and photograph that later." Then I started to walk away. I stopped myself and decided to do it right then. (I find myself falling into the trap of "I need/want to do something but I'll do it later.") I'm trying to break free from that. 

So I grabbed my camera, flash, radio slave and my colored gels. I sat down at the table with my six year old son as my assistant. He is a great light stand. We played with different colored gels and different angles from the flash. I love the way these turned out.