Here are some photos from my portrait session with Brittany a couple weekends ago. I loved the cool vintage feel of her outfit, it matched the 1920′s furniture in my room perfectly and the leather dogwood headband I have had for ages, but never worn. I’ve photographed Brittany before a couple of times, she is so much fun to work with because she is full of some really amazing and creative ideas.
- Karly came to visit last weekend! We had a little photo excursion at the Hahn Horticulture Garden and then the park behind my house. My SLR could apparently tell that I was trying to double expose the roll of film that Karly and I were TRYING to double expose and wouldn’t allow it so I had to switch over to the Holga 135. Lots of photos from our adventure coming soon!
- Clothes lines… I really wish I had one at my house.
- I shot the most gorgeous session a couple weeks ago with Brittany and I still haven’t had a chance to edit them all (I took nearly 1,000 pictures and need to narrow it down to 150 which is proving to be quite difficult especially while being sick for the past few weeks). Here’s the preview on Facebook.
- April showers… hopefully they’ll bring some amazing May flowers. Some of my seeds and bulbs have started to sprout and I’m so impatient to see them bloom!
- Hopefully I don’t jinx it by saying this, but today is the first day in over 3 weeks that I have not had crazy vertigo or been really sick. Yay!
“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman
Back when Kirsten was in town, I finally had the opportunity to take more photos for my Bookish series. It feels like forever since I took any photos towards this project, it’s hard to believe the last time I took any photos for it was back in October! Most of these photos were taken around the Virginia Tech campus.
These photos and the ones from earlier in the series are available in the Bookish section of my print shop as photo prints and note cards if you are interested!
Meet Suzie and Charlotte, two lovely ladies who will be graduating this spring with their MBAs from Virginia Tech. We met up last weekend early in the morning (yes I do consider 10am early, but only on weekends) in front of Burruss Hall to take a few quick graduation photos around campus. We were not expecting it to be an orientation weekend, but luckily we missed the crowds pouring out of Burruss by a few minutes and got to take advantage of the lovely Virginia Tech banner up on the building.
- Pink flowers… dogwoods, tulips, cherry blossoms. I really love all flowers, but pink ones are generally my favorite.
- Speaking of flowers, some of my ranunculus have finally broken through the dirt. So have my veggies.
- My amazing mother has agreed to let me plant sunflowers at her house! I have been dying to find a field of sunflowers (and a field of cotton) where I can take photos. If you can’t find it, make your own. And she’s also great because she has been taking care of me while I’ve been sick for what seems like forever.
- Earth Day + The Planet… I’m kind of a tree-hugging hippy in case you didn’t know that about me. I am obsessive about recycling and composting. This week is Earth Week at Virginia Tech (since Sunday the 22nd is Earth Day) and tonight starting at 8pm at Gillie’s in downtown Blacksburg is an Earth Week Green Culture Day Annual Art Auction. The proceeds go toward the Virginia Tech Environmental Coalition and I’ve donated a few framed nature-themed photos that will be up for auction.
- The Hunger Games… Finished the first book, started Catching Fire last night.
Baby A just turned one year old! We started out with a couple of Easter portraits of Baby A and her big sister in front of the beautiful spring flowers. The quilt that we used throughout the day was made by their great grandmother, it was so beautiful! After we took the photos in their matching Easter outfits, it was time to get messy. Baby A’s mom bought her an adorable little cake with pink, yellow, and green flowers on it which happen to match her Easter dress perfectly. She wasted no time at all digging her fingers into the tasty treat and gobbling up the flowers. Once she decided she had had enough, Baby A took her baby wipes and tried to help mom clean up the mess. Then on to the metal bath tub for a post-cake clean up… The doll in the tub was made by her great grandmother also.
Happy Birthday Baby A! I’m so glad I got to spend it with you!
- Pink dogwoods
- Wisteria – while mine seems to be mocking me and refusing to grow from seed, there is an abundance hidden around my neighborhood. I love to take evening walks with Auden in search of these beautiful purple flowers, but they are always too far back into people’s yards to photograph.
- It is almost wedding season and I’m getting excited. So many gorgeous couples to photograph this summer and fall!
- I finally broke down and bought a flash, but I haven’t even put batteries in it yet.
- And this week I finally began reading The Hunger Games, I feel like the only person on the earth who hast not yet read it, two days in and I’m almost finished.
If you haven’t already, please go “like” my Facebook page.
- Rookie Magazine… yes, this is an online publication for teenagers and I am not ashamed to proclaim my love for it. Where were these girls and this magazine when I was a teenager? I follow them across multiple forms of social media, I just cannot get enough, total fan girl!
- ROMWE… apparently I have been swooning over their clothes all over Pinterest and had no idea where to buy the stuff. I think I know where my tax return will be spent.
- Internet shopping sprees… Yesterday I came home to three packages, one filled with adorable pajamas for Auden, one with some new Spring clothes for me, and one filled with 35mm Lomography film.
- It is only April and my nails are already stained with dirt.
- Karly is coming to visit later this month!
- Today I am having lunch with Debbie of FiftyCentLove Photographie, I love meeting other creative folks from the area so if you are into art or photography and live in the Blacksburg area, hit me up!
- Just mailed off a mystery roll of film and the next one for my Bookish series.
- Auden’s angel soft baby hair.
Introducing the gorgeous miss Rachel and her senior portraits. Rachel is a junior this year and will be graduating from Blacksburg High School as part of the class of 2013. I’m so excited to say that this was my first senior portrait session and I look forward to doing more! We had so much fun running around downtown Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech campus despite the dreary weather, it sprinkled the entire time we were out taking photos. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and the overcast weather gave us perfect lighting for senior portraits. Rachel had never had Cook Out before her senior portrait session and I had never heard where the phrase YOLO actually came from so thank you Rachel for bringing me up to speed! And now a little bit of Q&A with Rachel so you can get to know my first senior rep:
If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be? Lady Gaga, she’s such an inspiration to people of almost all ages.
What’s your strangest talent? I’m really good at picking things up with my feet? Haha awkward…
Do you have any strange phobias? I’m DEATHLY afraid of balloons. No joke, they give me panic attacks.
Favorite band? I don’t think I have one, I listen to every kind of music there is.
Favorite movie? I’m a sixteen year old girl… I’ll give you one guess; You win! The Notebook. Haha that movie’s beautiful.
Favorite quote? #YOLO!
Favorite kind of ice cream? Vanilla bean.
Favorite thing to do in Blacksburg? Hang out downtown with the local vagrants, get coffee at Bollo’s and hang out with the folks in SheSha.
Do you believe in karma? Probably too much. I always have, even before I understood the complete concept.
Who is your celebrity crush? Ryan Gosling, anyone from the Stones, or even weirder, Martin Short back in like ’85.
Do you have a collection of anything? Toenail clippings (jokes). I don’t collect anything significant.
Do you like the smell of gasoline? No, I don’t like it. I LOVE it.
Are you wearing socks right now? Nope. Not now, not never.
What is your favorite word? Irrelevant.
My idea of a perfect date: Anything fun, depends on if you’ve been with the person for long. First date; something to make me like you and give off a good impression. Date night when we’re in a relationship? I’m fine with anything, as long as I’m with the person, paying attention to each other & we’re having a blast. I don’t think it matters what you do, as long as you’re having fun.
- On Friday I got my long awaited and anticipated package of Revolog specialty film for review along with a set of post cards. Obviously Auden was intrigued also. Since I had already purchased a roll of Revolog film on my own, I went ahead and wrote the review for the Tesla 1 a few days ago.
- When petals fall from the trees and cover the ground in a beautiful, fragrant warm snow that blows around beautifully in the breeze.
- Wedding season is sneaking up quickly and I am VERY excited!
- It’s flower time! I bought some bulbs and some seeds and I’m ready to get this party started! My dog gnawed my ranunculus and anemone bulbs in half, but I planted them anyway so hopefully they will still grow. I’ve already done a few spring projects including spreading grass seed over a wonky area of our yard, building a tower of pots that will *hopefully* be home to strawberries soon, and a pallet garden. That pallet was an outrageous amount of trouble that I didn’t expect, the backing fabric ripped and 80 pounds of dirt dumped out so I had to start over. Ignore the fact that there are hardly any flowers yet, there are plenty of seeds and bulbs stuck in there, it should be pretty really soon!
- And I am ever so grateful that on Sunday, Evident Noise posted an interview with me including some of my photos. Be sure to go check it out!