Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Katie K. Mini Session

As promised.... I spent another day, well night technically, with Katie in Jax. She was nice enough to be my guinea pig for some new lighting I wanted to try out. We had a great time being silly and playing around the with light. See what we came up with....



This first one is my favorite of the night.


















Even some of our outtakes where pretty cute.....


Monday, February 23, 2009

Saturday with Katie K.

Let me just tell you a little something about the beautifully fun Katie.... Katie & I met at work and instantly became friends. She once tried to talk her cutie boyfriend into doing a couples session but he wasn't exactly thrilled about the idea. So instead, she thought she would suprise him with a session by herself first. So Saturday afternoon we jumped in my car and headed out only to find some amazing locations for a quick shoot. Nervous at first, she eventually warmed up to the camera and I was able to get some amazing images, capturing her personality. We had so much fun with this session, we are doing to do another mini shoot this week too. Take a peak and tell me what you think....













Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Early Mid Life Crisis....

As some of you know… I am creeping up on my 30th birthday. Yes, Me… I will be 30 on Saturday. I can’t believe it either. It seems like I am still just 24ish. When people ask me my age, I honestly have to think about it sometimes. I just do not feel like I am 30, but the age itself just feel like death. It’s so hard to get the number 29, almost 30 out of my mouth. It is feeling like it the end to my childhood. Being in my 20’s I could still at least pretend I was young, hip & cool and kinda get away with it.

Now that I am about to be 30, what I am going to have to change? My lifestyle, my clothing, my party spots. I mean, honestly how long can I get away with shopping in the juniors section without looking like an old women in kids clothing…. What clubs can I go to without feeling like I am picking my kid up from their first date? Am I going to be that creepy old lady in the corner at hardcore shows, banging her head to the music and leaving as soon as the show is over b/c she doesn’t “hang out” after shows anymore? Am I running out of time to do crazy things and get away with it? No more toilet paper rolling my friends houses to say hey on a bored weekend in Louisiana. No more sitting in the floor of Wal-Mart with my best friend at 4am reading magazines just because we can (b/c at 30 that is just weird). No more 3am trips to the Waffle House b/c we have absolutely nothing to eat in my dorm. Instead, I am at home sound asleep and have been there for awhile. My spare time will now be spent doing laundry and snoozing through reruns of Married with Children.

So maybe I am being a little over dramatic. After all, as my mom says, its only 30 and 30 is the new 20. I am hoping she is right b/c I am far from done banging my head in the corner at hardcore shows and eating at Waffle House at 3am, whenever I am up that late.

Just for kicks…. Here are some of my fun college 18-20yr old moments!
Sorry I was unable to find the pictures of us in Wal-Mart on the floor eating Slim Jim's and reading Cosmo. These will have to do for now.
Also stayed tuned for my after 30 pictures I will post next week. Woo-hoo!



One of me Senior Trip, at Chevy's in Houston, Tx.

One of a pool party at Dana's house, right before graduation. (Me, Dana, & Heather)

Who knows... one of me, well being me.

My two best buds.... having some drinks at Copeland's. I think this may have been before the legal drinking age was changed to 21 in Louisiana. (Bella, Me, Micah). That thing kicked my butt.

One crazy college night with my girls. (Me, Bella, Bambi, Taryn & Sonya)

Another night out with the girls and another hair color for me...

My big sis (Andrea-stayed tuned for her bridal pictures in April) and I, before I moved to Chicago.

Senior trip with the girls. (Me, Julie, Heather, Dana, Francelle)

OMG... and this was a night I don't remember so well... good ol' college days.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Keep the Votes Coming....


Hey guys.... The voting is still going on and I need your help to win. Click on the link below and VOTE FOR STEPH!!!




Thanks!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Vote for Me....

As many of you already know, Scarlett Lillian is doing another contest to win a "date" with her on a shoot. This time I got up the nerve to get in front of the camera and enter myself to win. The theme was "I want to shoot with Scarlett in Vegas". I spent awhile making these huge pink cards, rented a flapper costume, borrowed a poker table and had a good time doing this. To vote, click on her name above and check out her blog after Monday for the official voting poll.

Here is the picture I decided to enter.



And a few outtakes.... I will not the one of me falling off the table during shooting.... :)


Thank You...

Being a photographer is a special thing. You get to see all of the happiest moments in a person's life through the lens of your camera and make somehow even more beautiful than it already is... I love my job and every shoot that I do is unique in its own. I recently shot some maternity pictures for a good friend Rhoda. It is always a nice suprise and added bonus to get a thank you letting you know how much they love your art. I can't wait to do the newborn photos in a few weeks.