Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Having not really had the opportunity to get to know Nicole over the last bit (TRAVESTY), it was fantastic getting to know her better.  

For instance, no clue she played piano!  We could definitely connect on that level, over Turkish March and Fur Elise, since I had my own painful years of piano lessons (I only say this because I know my mom reads this and it'll give her a laugh).

She also shares a love for the outdoors, so that and piano is what we focused on for this session.


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Best of luck girl!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Gabby! This girl is quite the character that I got to know a bit better than some others; she was one of my girls for a few years at summer camp. Ever the chill and calm presence, her thoughtful sarcasm always made me laugh.  Only a couple times were we able to jam on guitar/ukelele together--wish it could've been more chica!

 Enjoy this little mini-session of ours!

 So yes....we started at her job. Posterity, ya know? There are only a few places in high school that will strike that nostalgia chord.

 And who WOULDN'T wanna remember sitting in wait for unsuspecting victims...in an Iron Man mask? Am I serious....yes...yes I am.

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Even super heroes have to deal with citizens and time-cards...

And yes, we got her to show her face ;-)

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We hit up a local bookstore that will remain anonymous ;-) and snapped a few in her favorite section: comics.

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It was awesome chillin' with you for a bit girl--congrats and best wishes for your future decisions!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


And here's to the kick-off of a Senior photo-shoot rush :-P  I'm going on a six-month extravaganza in D.C. starting in November ("extravaganza" being a word that reflects my excitement a bit better than "job"), and before I leave, we wanted to make sure we got Senior pictures done for the girls :-D

Starting with Darian!  Beyond sweet, with her head on straight, she's a bright and sunny soul around campus.  In fact, I remember at a staff Christmas party (our parents both work at the same school), she was "stealing" some movie tickets from my brother in a gift-exchange game---when he playfully lamented that his date with his wife was pilfered, she immediately felt so sorry that she tried to give them back and offered to babysit. :-P

Her kind soul will go far--Enjoy the preview!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Canon Project Imaginat10n

Dec. 6, 2012 Update: The photo you guys voted is one of 10 chosen by Jamie Foxx to inspire his next short film!  :)

He announced it in a CNN Exclusive:  http://www.wdsu.com/news/entertainment/Jamie-Foxx-s-new-creative-endeavor/-/9853140/17665792/-/g35yvuz/-/index.html

It's the first one he actually holds up :)  You guys rock!  Couldn't have done it without you!

Woohoo!  YOU GUYS DID IT! =D

A bit ago, I submitted a photo from Andrew & Tara's wedding into the "Mood" category for the Canon Project Imaginat10n contest.

A rundown of what it is, and how it works:  Last year, Ron Howard (Andy Griffith's character, Opie; Director of films such as Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind) made a call for photos.  With over 100,000 submissions, he chose 8 and they inspired his next work, a short film titled, "When You Find Me."

This year is a bit different.  Instead of submitting to one category, there are 10 categories (Backstory, Character, Time, Mood, etc.)  Though he still heads it up, there are going to be 10 celebrity directors making shorts.  Five directors have been announced, and the remaining five will be revealed later.

Of the 10 categories, 91 winners were chosen--10 from 9 categories, and one from a category called, "Discovery."

In the "Mood" category alone, there were about 7,700 photos submitted--a panel of judges selected 30 finalists, where they were then opened to the public for voting.  The top 7 were selected as winners, and an additional 3 were chosen by Ron Howard and judges.

Thanks to you all, this photo is one of those 10 winners!

The winning photos will be the "pool" from which the celebrity directors will choose the inspiration for their films.

The photographers, regardless if they are chosen by the directors, will be awarded tickets to the Film event next year, and prize money towards the Canon online store.

Thank you so much everyone for your encouragement and your votes; it means a lot to me.  I'm humbled and honored that you've taken the time to support my work. You guys rock!

All glory to God--Stay fabulous,


Link to Canon USA Winner Announcement Press Release 

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