Thursday, July 30, 2009

J-Town Gaslight Festival

In September, I'm going to be taking part in an Inaugural Event as part of the Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival. A dear friend of mine is helping with this event & I'm happy to help! This is what I'm thinking about hanging as my "major piece." There will still be some tweaking, but this is the general idea - an Alphabetography grid...let me know what you think!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Senior Pics: Bryce

Meet Bryce - he will be a senior this coming year and was so excited about getting these pictures taken, let me tell ya! : ) Really, he did a great job & was very cooperative for the whole hour. It started raining at the end, but I think we got some keepers...for this session, I had an assistant (Thanks, Sandy!) and a silver/white reflector. What a great tool! Of course, I don't really know if there is a right/wrong way to use it, but it was helpful in bringing out the eyes & lightening up his face on the overcast/rainy day we had. I had rented another lens, but ended up just using my 50mm. It is such a great little all-purpose lens - I love it! Anyway, for a first-timer, I'm considering it a success. Here are a few of my favorites...As always, I'm open to constructive criticism & suggestions on ways to improve.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Back in January, Wicked (the musical) was in Louisville. Since I had (painstakingly) read the book the year before, I felt I truly deserved to go see it on stage. It did not disappoint! So, today I got the soundtrack on iTunes & have been listening to the 2 most popular songs back to back all day long - Popular & Defying Gravity. Idina Menzel has been a favorite of mine since I saw RENT (3x on stage) (although, I never saw her on stage, but via the movie & both soundtracks). Her voice is so powerful & amazing. And, yes, I'm obsessed with that production...according to the playlist, I've listened to it 77 times, since loading it onto my iTunes at work. And, honestly, I never listen to music, but when I do - that is what I listen to.

Anyway, just wanted to share. IF I ever figure out how to put music on this thing, I'm sure those 2 groups of songs will be on the playlist.

Other updates: I'm photographing my first senior pictures this weekend. I've rented a mac-daddy lens & will have other professional equipment I'm going to try out. At least I will look like I know what I'm doing. : ) Aryn can jump off the ground with both feet and open doors on her own now. She has grown over an inch in the past 6 weeks, so I'm glad shorts and skirts are in her wardrobe right now. Me - I'm swamped & need to get a list going ASAP to organize all of my thoughts and projects...the usual.