Saturday, April 24, 2010

Elli | Portraits & a Volcano?

When I heard that a volcano might be postponing my trip home to Texas, I was not a happy camper! Having finished school recently, my Mom is flying me home for a last hurrah before my life as a real adult starts. And I am not gonna let Eyjafjallajokull STOP ME! Btw, I feel so bad for all the news reporters who have to pronounce that beast of a word. Anyhow, I finally got a hold of continental yesterday and my flight is a go! I cant even explain how excited I am - mexican food, shopping, the beach, warm weather, and most importantly the ones I love, deep in the heart of Texas!

Alrighty enough with that and on to some pictures I took of my lovely friend Elli last week (I promise not everyone in Germany is named Elli, just two of my close friends happen to be). It rained and was really cold and windy but we managed to get in a couple of good shots anyway because shes a trooper :)

And because a dance party just makes the world a better place, we did that too :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I think we will make it.

Michelle Moore's a super star senior and fashion photographer and also an awesome blogger. Her recent post about being yourself and self doubt really inspired this post. She is one of my favorite photographers and if she's doubting herself - well then maybe it is just a normal feeling in this business...
I feel like photography is such a competitive thing, not necessarily always in a bad way - but I for one always am looking at pictures and comparing, which is just stupid. I know its stupid and yet I do it anyway. You just have to be yourself and do your own thing, and that is what is going to make you stand out. I cant tell you how many people's blogs I have found who take pictures that look just like Jasmine Star's. Really beautiful pictures but at the end of the day people are drawn to Jasmine's skill AND her big personality. So for those of us who are lucky enough to have skill - let's take the time to figure out who we are and what we want our message to be. I think then we will make it.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Teresa | Portrait (part two)


What an awesome shoot we had...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Teresa | Portrait

Here is part one of my fabulous shoot with my friend Teresa! We had a blast and were lucky enough to catch a sunny day between all the rain we have been having lately. Much more of her shoot to come soon...