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?!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pictorial Preview

OK, this is the last update for today...well it's more of a teaser really. We are just finishing up our study of pictorialism in Alternative Photo. I loved making my own vandykes & cyanotypes and plan to make a few to just hang around our apartment as these will be put into book form. Can't wait to share the finished product.

Light Painting

In complete contrast from the last set of images posted, here are a few abstracts from Aaron and my glow stick experiments.

Parking Services

Today we had an editorial project due in Documentary Photography. Our assignment was to photograph parking at the college. While I started out like most students by taking pictures of the parking lot and even thinking I was getting creative with some long exposures, I ultimately decided to meet with parking services. I am so glad that I did. They were wonderful; taking me around campus, showing me all of their gear, and letting me see what goes on behind the scenes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not Enough Hours in the Day

Fun stuff coming just as soon as I finish my never ending to do list...