Friday, October 31, 2008

a wedding, some fish, cute kids & smiles

for about a week, i've been sick with the cough of death. i swear every time we get to see my brother and his family the hubby and i catch some mutant cold germ from our niece and nephew. so two weeks ago, shane and i went to La Grange, GA for my sister-in-law's brother's wedding. Michele and Berwin asked me to be their photographer and i asked shane to be my assistant!

my husband has always been very supportive of my photography work and this was the first time having him help me with a gig. i taught him the cliff notes version of photography 101 in less than a week before the wedding. with what info he could remember in conjunction with his own artistic talent he did awesome! by the end of the night he was soooo pooped and i told him "welcome to my world babe." heheh. we took pics of each other taking pics during the wedding and didn't tell each other until we reviewed the images. heheheh. cute.

we visited the Georgia Aquarium before we left. if we had more time we could've sat in front of viewing tank in the Ocean Voyager for hours. it's said to be the 2nd largest viewing window in the world! it's like watching one of those fake aquarium screen savers for a computer but it's real. they had these charts you could carry around with pictures and names of all the fish. i played match the fish and every time i recognized one i called out the name like an excited lil kid. good times.

sometimes i wish i lived closer to my brother to be part of my nephew and niece growing up. the last time i saw them ryanne couldn't even walk yet. i do make it a point to capture blackmail photos of them when i can:) hehehe.

the following weekend ciesther, from DCPG, needed a photographer to help with an operation smile charity event and i helped out. they managed their photo booth service and i got to document the evening festivities. of course we couldn't end the night without a photo booth pic!

it's always a good thing when you can network with other photographers because you never know when you need the help.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

willliamsburg photowalk

photowalks have become one of my favorite activities these days. you walk lots. you shoot. you talk shop. you work up an appetite. you eat. you go home full of info and food.

this past saturday lawrence from the tidewater digital photography club, organized a photowalk in colonial williamsburg inspired by the scott kelby event in august. as soon as i found out about it, i contacted cies from DCPG to come along.

it was cool to hang out with her and swap photography stories like girls at a slumber party. good times.

what i also like about photowalking is discovering new spots for future shoots. as you walk you get to "take time to smell the roses" and really look at your surroundings.

pixel & adobi

pixel and adobi are 2 years old! still babies. i'm amazed they didn't bolt out the door while i was shooting. the hubby was my spotter (from inside the house). my next petography challenge will be a shot of sadie (our new cat) and the dogs hanging out being chummy. animals do the funniest and cutest things when you don't have a camera ready.

Monday, October 13, 2008

paper fortune teller: THE REAL INSTRUCTIONS

hopefully no one actually tried to make ramen with the fortune teller. if someone did, then i also hope that it was yummy-licious :)

if you are one of the 3 lucky finders of a GOLDEN TICKET you can e-mail me at:

high fives to lorimar for the creative input and designs!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

folding party

for more info about the look alive project, click in the graphic below:

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

silky satin smooth

my new business cards are soooo silky satin smoooooth. i love them, love them, love them. i hand them out and i watch people rub them between their fingers. you can't help it. very durable too.

"look at that subtle off-white coloring. the tasteful thickness of it. oh my god, it even has a watermark." (hehehe... this movie rawks)

my good friend justin, who is a graphic designer for signs by tomorrow, helped revamp my original design.

his work also does vinyl sticker stuff for vehicles and they make all sorts of signage goodies with cool materials like faux bricks and faux bamboo walls.

for my car, he made a sticker of my website addy to put on my back window.

i get giddy looking at it in my rear view mirror.

thank you prince vector justin for your awesomeness!