Making Plans: Brainstorm Session #1

In the past six or so years that I have been a practicing photographer (can I actually call myself that), I have been working on and off to hone my skill. As I’ve stated before, this year I want to take time to reestablish my love of photography and really grow in the art. I’ve taken steps toward doing this by purchasing The Photographer’s Playbook which has certainly gotten me excited and thinking about new things to try, and I’ve converted an old sketchbook from my puppetry class into an idea book for my photography. And then a few days ago I had this brilliant idea (well brilliant for me and my skill level anyway). And I’ve decided that with the interest many of my friends have shown in the idea, I want to share my brainstorming process and give them the opportunity to provide feedback, pose questions and solutions, and be as involved creatively as I am in making this year’s worth of photography a great one. So let’s get started! More

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Something New: Felicita’s Beach Shoot

There comes a time in an artist’s life where they enter a sort of metamorphosis, if you will. Just as great musicians alter their sound or a painter embraces a new technique over time, photographers often experiment with new locations, new models, new equipment, and new styles. In nearly six years as a practicing photographer, I have come a long way. Though many things have stayed the same (like my equipment and my love of portraits), lots has changed. The quality of my images, the number of images I take and have to weed through, my intentions…and that’s exactly what my most recent photo shoot showcases. But it wasn’t an easy photo session, and I want to provide some insight as to the what, how, and why behind this slight “MPS makeover.” Take a look: More

Summer Photo Shoot Promo (Sneak Peek)

Good evening! At least I hope it’s a good evening for you. I am sitting here on my couch with a fractured foot (yeah, I managed to break my left foot almost a whole year after breaking the right one; I am on a roll…and I should really go to the doctor to see how bad the damage is) and covered in bug bites, but it’s worth it because of what I have to show for my efforts. Well, let me clarify – the broken foot was a thing before I even got back to Nashville but it’s being made worse by the fact that I constantly stand for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. But the bug bites are the result of making the poor decision to wear a tank top, shorts, and flips flops during a photo session with my friend Lauren earlier this week. And it’s that very photo shoot that I came here to give you a little sneak peek of: More

Messing Around

What do you do on an evening when you’re not feeling well (both physically and emotionally)? Lounge in bed and scheme, of course! I’ve not quite been myself the past few days, feeling great on Saturday but succumbing, today, to an overall sense of fatigue, sore feet/joints, and general ickiness (among other feelings of light sadness and residual anger). I resigned to doing nothing more than lying in bed to ease the discomfort of a worn out body and the unpleasant happenings of girlhood. And then I remembered the new pair of mint sunglasses I purchased on Saturday during my afternoon shopping trip with my friend Lauren: More

Inspiration Station: Winter

Oh, hi there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any inspiration, so I figured that would be nice. Winter is just around the corner (as if that means anything to me given the nature of my location…), and it’s one of my favorite times of year to go out and take pictures. But since I won’t have a real winter (or real as I’ve come to know it), I thought, instead, that you all could use the inspiration: More

Zen Garden Hula

Good early Wednesday morning to you. It’s appropriate that I write this particular post given the content, the date, and my current actions. I am waiting for my roommates to go to bed. Or rather, one is already asleep and I’m waiting on the other. Why am I waiting? Well, what are the odds that both of my roommates share a birthday, this Wednesday December 4th? Yeah, small world. Since their birthdays fall in the heat of our impending dooms (read: the end of the semester with its projects and final exams), I figured I would do something nice for them. I made them little goodie bags filled with chocolate and birthday crowns and a bunch of other fun stuff. I also bought balloons and streamers to decorate the apartment (and the award for best roommate goes to..). But this one roommate won’t go to sleep. In the mean time, I figured I’d share what my sleeping roommate called her early birthday present: More

Hell’s Angels (Part 1)

Happy hump day/Thanksgiving Eve! I hope this post finds you well. For anyone on the East coast, I hope you’re staying warm and enjoying the snow. I am green with envy. I miss snow…but anyway. In my free time before I go to my “writing group” to work on my Disney Princess research paper, I thought I’d finally delve into all of the photos I have been meaning to post for months now. So let’s do it: More

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