Monday, February 27, 2012

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My new site is up. I am very excited about it. I need to update my photos because I have been very busy.


Here is my new site. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thank you Ray Stinson of !!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Busy Busy

I have gotten my business license in Maryville and am loving life here. I have been busy getting my photography up and running while taking a few classes. It has been a great experience. Being able to be around such a wonderful place with a great group of people has inspired me to work on my photography on my a daily basis. I have gotten to take my first set of photos of a beautiful newborn baby.

I will be on here more sharing my experiences with you about my everyday life and the wonderful people I meet on my shoots.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Move to Maryville, Tennessee

I have finally relocated to Maryville, Tennessee. I absolutely love my new surroundings and getting a new boost of creativity and passion for my photography. I love the mountains here, nature is so beautiful in the Smokey Mountains. I am starting my business here soon; I am getting my website perfected and business cards made. The possibilities are endless. Now to go and build my portfolio up. If you are in the area and would like to get a great rate in a photography shoot please feel free to email or call. or (865) 268-9579.

Editing Practice

I have been working on the editing of my photography to create an artful appearance to them. One site I found showed me how to "hipstamatic" my photos, so I tried it. I like the new look of the picture; it is a neat addition to this picture. The building is a friend's work area, it was getting remodeled. I decided it would be a great oppurtunity to practice on my architectual photography.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Few Photographs of a Friend's Family

I have been working on getting my portfolio a little more vast. I had lots of support and volunteers to get their pictures taken. I recently had the privilege to do a shoot with a friend. She gave me suggestions about poses and helped me with camera settings when the lighting wasn't what we hoped we would have had. Unfortunately it ended up raining and her son wasn't feeling well to begin with, but we did get some good photographs.

Everyone started out with pouty faces to try and get little man to get a smile on his face. It's hard when you don't feel good.

After a little rain and some playing with a little running around, we got a beautiful smile. Of course some of the best pictures are those with crying faces. The benefits of taking candid shots and just enjoying taking photographs of the moment...happy or sad.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Going to the Basics

I have seen some beautiful black and white photographs, so I have decided to on my monochrome techniques. After reading about the techniques on how to make a good black and white photograph I learned to consider the basics of photography; contrast, lighting, etc.. The article detailed many fundamental steps to improve my ability to both take and manipulate monochrome photographs.

In the process of working with one of my photographs I discovered how to do "antiqueing" the color of my pictures. I loved the results. The only way to get better at after processing work is to explore all the options. It can be tedious, but it is truly the best way.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Learning at Photo Club

I love my one thursday a month photo club. We get to meet with some very talented women and mothers. We are learning to be better photographers; some are learning to make a career of it and others are just getting better at their hobby. Our brilliant teacher and friend, Marchet, loves teaching us. This month in photo club we went outside and got to take pictures, which she helped us with our camera settings and framing of the pictures. Here are a few of my pictures. One of the other women is Dora. She got some beautiful pictures of our cute little model also.