Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Two wonderful things:
#1 The pomegranate made it in the mail to Elissa!!!! Everyone doubted, but triumph! Elissa got to try a pomegranate for the first time.

#2 My book made it here in time for my final! I thought I had ordered the book with plenty of time to spare and expected it to arrive on Friday or Saturday last week. Apparently I read the deadlines wrong. It was shipped on Friday or Saturday and expected to be delivered today; the same day as my final. I was so sure that it would arrive during or after my 12:00 final. I even called FedEx twice to see if I could come pick it up at the depo. Sadly that was not an option and I had come to grips with the fact that I would only be sharing a digital version in class. However, I guess my prayers worked because it arrived about 45 minutes before class!! Miracle of miracles! Seriously!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Caid & Chloe

While I am certainly just a beginner at this whole child photography thing, it sure was fun to take pictures of these two!

Missing This

Missing warm weather & the Downtown Farmers Market today.

P.s. Does anyone agree that this is #1 the creepiest logo/sign ever and #2 an interesting location choice?


Holga negatives + Painting on the developer = too much fun!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vandykes & Cyanotypes

Had this handed back today for full points. :)
* Please ignore the poor scan quality.

Krappy Kamera

In alternative we were assigned the "Krappy Kamera" project. Although I played with a Lensbaby and cell phone photography, my cross processed Holga 120 film won out. What better to photograph for a "krappy" assignment than "krappy" motels?

P.s. Today was my last day of classes and I had quite a few assignments handed back. Stay tuned for more.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


My Documentary Photography Book is finally done!!

*Please ignore the crop marks and such, these are just screen shots.
Feel free to click on them for an enlargement.

When deciding what to document for a photography class this semester, I started thinking about my apartment complex. All of the apartments are the exact same size and layout. They have the same light fixtures, paint color, and carpet. Yet, I imagined each apartment looking so different depending on who lived there. Factors such as culture, income, interests, and even time of year might prove to illustrate individuality housed within identical structures. Being new to the complex, I decide it was time to meet my neighbors and set out to document them.

Take a look:
By Adrian Parkinson

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Treats

Shot some more food for my digital final in Studio.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Window Light

A few weeks ago I took a Tabletop Photography class from Nicole Hill Gerulat and LOVED it! In the class we learned about lighting, styling, tools, etc. However, I think the thing that really hit me was that I could do this from home. I was shocked to learn that the majority of Nicole's tabletop images were shot using window light and a matte board as a backdrop.

Since then, I have been praying for a day when I could be home before the sun set. Well, finally I got my chance this past Sunday. Although these are certainly nothing to write home about, I had a lot of fun and can't wait to shoot more soon. I have a great desire to learn more about food photography. If any of you have contacts or suggestions of where to learn more, I would love to hear it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009




Here are a few of my favorites from Miranda's senior shoot. I love this girl!! Could not have asked for a better sister-in-law!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Nick was kind enough to be my model for a head and shoulders studio shot this week. Although this shot is not quite as good as some of the outtakes...

it got me a good grade.

"Okay, turn you head on more of a slant...Now, make a fist. Slowly ease it up underneath your chin. This is looking really good. Kay, hold still right there. Now, just imagine you're weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by tiny little seahorses. That was the one. I think that's gonna come out really nice." - Deb, Napoleon Dynamite

Friday, November 13, 2009


For me, one of the many wonderful things about getting married has been gaining beautiful fresh faces to photograph - although I think my sisters are most excited about this. :)

Aaron's cousin Monica is definitely one of my favorite new relatives. She loves reading, theater, and music. So naturally, we get along quite nicely. Right before Aaron and I got married I had the opportunity to photograph her and five of her best friends. The girls had makeovers in honor of Monica's 16th birthday before proceeding to our little photo shoot. How fun is that? But really, how cute are these girls?!!