This is a follow up on my recent trip to Santa Fe where I was studying 'Editorial Portraiture'. I was challenged to find a subject and an interesting location in the city and create my own experimental shoot. I stumbled across this awesome little place called "Video Library" which is a retro independant video store (think less computer databases...more handwritten notes). One of the employees was willing to work with me and I think he was a great subject. The idea is that the photos tell a story of the person and place, and I think this place has a great little story to tell.
I recently spent an incredible week in Santa Fe New Mexico doing nothing but eat/sleep/breath photography. It was hugely moving partially due to the amazing editorial and advertising photographer Peter Yang as a mentor and guide, and also due to the talented group of photographers who I was surrounded by. The week was part of the Santa Fe Workshops, which is for professional photographers looking to be challenged and grow. This class was called "Editorial Portraiture", and each day I was set free to scout the locations and to concept/style/execute editorial or ad worthy photographs.
Stay tuned for more photos from my favorite project of the week...
To go along with my last post... these are a few photos from Dane's Birthday. I picked the sock monkey theme because I had a some cute photos of him in his Halloween costume. It was a small party with family/cousins, we had a fun day celebrating our little monkey. I can't get over the little onsie/tie! (find yours on Etsy here)
My mom out does herself again with the most perfectly wrapped gift for Dane.
I realize this post is random and not particularily well photographed, but I wanted to share a little project I tried the other day. Some of you domestic divas may be aware of the latest craze of "Cake Pops" (which I think started by the cute-as-a-button baking blog Balkerella). I am far from a baker/chef/domestic, but I do love me a good crafty project. As much as my job is really fun and creative, I think I(everyone) still need creative outlets that have no point beyond my own personal joy.
For Dane's first Birthday I thought of doing a Sock Monkey theme since I had some photos of him in his sock monkey costume from Halloween. Anyway long story long... I made some Sock Monkey Cake Pops! I will post more photos from Dane's Birthday party soon...Roll the cake balls and make "pops"Dip the pops into chocolate (this is the hard part) Get your "accesories" ready, the chocolate melts fast!Large sprinkles for eyes.You'll need some foam to keep them up-right. I used 'Pull 'n' Peel Twizlers' for "yarn" for the hat. Ta dah! My nephew Drew loved them once he figured out he was allowed to eat them.
I just ran across a few images from a recent (last summer) trip to Cape Cod that we took with my husband's family. I never had a chance to post any photos, so I figured better late than never. Also I thought these warm weather memories might help me get through our latest snow fall.
The twins! Dane and his cousins on the 4th of July. I think these type of photos are way better than everyone smiling!
We cooked fresh sea food every day, not bad. This is a bit much, but I had to :) Martha's Vinyard.Sweet Lily, pretty in pink.