Saturday, December 24, 2011

Stephanie (and sis =)

Stephanie is a senior here on-campus that I'd never actually gotten acquainted with until this shoot, and sad for me! She and her sister are SO sweet and cool, it would've been awesome to get to know her better before the end. But we at least had fun on this shoot, lol...found out that she loves books, climbing trees and good music that reminded her of the summer. She brought her sister so we could take a few sister-shots, but before that, we got some of her Senior portraits done =) Enjoy!

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Wonder

Haha, I'm sorry! All you'uns that have followed the last several posts, and have seen such fluffies in Cristy's, and Beth's, these little fluffies are old news, but I can't help it! They're just so awesome!

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Seems Shannon likes books too =P I called her up when we were ready to do some sister-pictures.

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We were about to wrap up the session when she had a request...to climb a tree! =P

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And when we got back, >> I << had a request...to try out something that I'd seen on a poster. Lol, we had fun putting this one together..from this:

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To this:

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=D Cheers.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Samantha

Coming back every once in a bit from college, I'd get mildly acquainted with some of the students. A lot of them, I'd know from camp, but there were a few I knew because they worked for my mom. This one, I got particularly familiar with because she broke her ankle in gymnastics...so fantastically that she had to have surgery, and my mom helped her out, lol.

So she and I got a lot more acquainted and got to talk a bit before our session; it's always pretty awesome to have conversations that actually go below the top layer =) She has such a fun, hilarious spirit! It's obvious in a photo on our fridge of her imitating my sleeping dad from across the bus aisle, hahaha, complete with neck pillow and head angle. (It was some academy trip that my parents were sponsors for)

We found this AWESOME place with really tall grass...seriously my favorite location of the day, lol, but we also found some fun places after the sun started to set. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Letting go of the crap | Beth

So one of the faculty at my alma mater approached me and said she had to take a head-shot for a brochure she was going to be in. Haha, she made it clear that she wasn't overly excited about taking pictures (Truth: A lot of people who come to me for pictures are uneasy about it at first, haha), but we set up a time and started the session.

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A little into the session, I learned a little more of the story: she was deciding to let go of crap in her life, at least one thing every day, one day at a time. According to her philosophy, "crap" is everywhere within our lives and we are quite literally holding onto the little turds (pardon the graphics), and keeping ourselves from having a happier, carefree and holistically better life. For her, picture-taking ran a thread through some of her insecurities, and yet she had made a conscious decision to let go of it and face her fears.

I thought this was AWESOME!! I run into people's insecurities all the time when it comes to looks and taking pictures, and I can concur (take my word as a photographer) that it is indeed "crap."

People will come to me and be afraid of me taking pictures of their left side, or that they're not fond of their nose/teeth/lovehandles/hair/hands/feet/etc. and I never would've picked out anything out of the ordinary unless they'd pointed it out like they did. And I'm the one paid to notice things!

Lol, here's a secret...if someone says it's a good picture of you, even if you hate it, obviously they found something that told them it was a good picture. So it's probably a good picture of you. Seems elementary eh?

I can tell seriously tell Beth AND everyone else, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL =) When you are being yourself, letting yourself relax and releasing those little turds (lol), you'll find yourself a lot happier.

Enjoy our mutually therapeutic, turd-free session =P

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Lol, yes Beth, laugh all you want...

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Cheers to letting go of crap! Woohoo! Beth, it was a pleasure...you were (and ARE) amazing =)

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