Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MIY 09- More of our Models

Yesterday, Dave and I had a shoot with a chef at a local restaurant (more on that later), after that some of our other models came out to meet us. We had a good time getting to know them better, explaining the project vision and getting input on their individual sessions. We are really excited to get started on the MIY 09 sessions!
As I promised below are a few more of the models (that couldn't make it to the kick-off), we still have a few more to meet with so there will be more post on the models. I hope you guys enjoy.



Preethi (Joshua's beautiful wife, we will also be photographing their 10 month old daughter)

Ebony (She has such an awesome sense of humor, and she's beautiful)


Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Model In You (MIY 09)

A local photographer(David Beasley)and I have been collaborating on an idea called "The Model in You" (MIY) for this spring. In conversation we realized that several of our individual 2009 goals complemented one another very well, and thought this was a great opportunity to work together on a project.
Our vision for this event is the beauty in diversity. Our goal is capturing and understanding what makes each of our models unique. All the models are from different ethnicity, backgrounds, ages and each has their own unique style. Through the lens of two different photographers with different perspectives, approaches, talents, we want to capture the models "true" unrestricted selves.
Yesterday, we had our kick-off meeting with several that were able to attend. I had a great time taking a little time with each model taking head shots. We also took time to discuss with them, our vision for the event. The rest of our time together was spent just getting to know each other. (Bet you cannot guess, which model has a Harley??? haha)
Some of our models were unable to attend this meeting. As we get together with each of them, I will introduce them to you here.
Here are individual shots of each model and a group shot from our kick-off meeting.


Barb (I just love Barb's sarcastic sense of humor, she makes me laugh on a daily basis)

Her Husband Rob

Jamie (Such gorgeous eyes and an amazing smile)

Angela (I think this girl was meant to be in fashion. She has a great sense of style!)

Tomieka (Such an beautiful smile)

Maday (Such a beautiful and fun girl, she really cracked me up!)

Here is our group shot.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Discovery of a New Talent

I have a 12 year old son, who truly is a wonderful boy. He is a very loving, affectionate, and quick witted young man. It will not be long and he will be all grown up. Often we talk about what he wants to be when he grows up. Right now it's all about experiencing different things looking for that one that really interest him.
Having a son, I am always trying to find things he and I can do together. I have been allowing him to play with my old Olympus C40-40 and this Christmas my husband's sister bought him a used Sony pocket type of camera. It turns out that he has a natural eye for photography. He recently took a trip to St Louis with Chris's mom and when he came back he could not wait to show me his images. Once we looked at them together, he asked me if I would post some of the images out on my blog for my readers to give him some feedback.

We would like to say thanks in advance to each of you for your feedback.

Angel & Armond

Thursday, January 8, 2009

St. Louis City Museum

So I was looking through some images and came across some shots I took last summer. My husband and I took our son to the St. Louis City Museum. If you ever have a chance to visit we highly recommend it (but bring some knee pads and energy drinks). The whole place is one huge jungle gym and it’s all made from recycled materials. The outside the building is hard to miss. There is a school bus hanging off the edge of the roof, a gutted fighter jet for the kids to climb through, and a fire engine all mounted off the ground to the front of the building. Outside there is also two huge ball pits, these are made from those large plastic bouncy balls you can buy at most stores. Inside they had a theatre where you could see magicians, or circus performers. They also have an aquarium inside. The City Museum was a load of fun and I got a ton of pictures. I will have to make sure and post a second time, so I can share more of the museum with my readers. I hope you all enjoy.


Monday, January 5, 2009

My 2009 Goals

My blog has now been here for about three months and I want to say I have really enjoyed sharing my photos. The feedback that my readers provide means so much to me. I want to thank you all for taking time to come here and leave comments.
With that said there is something my friend and mentor, David, recommended. He recommended that I put my 2009 goals out on the blog so you family, friends, and blog readers can help in keeping me honest and on track.
It's been 8 or 9 years that I have been dabbling in photography but only that last 2 or 3 that I have taken it serious. In those last few years I have never taken the time to set any photography related goals for myself. In our conversation, I have come to realize the importance of not only setting goals but also acknowledging our accomplishments. It's now the beginning of 2009, no better time than now to reflect on our accomplishments and set those goals for this year. So here they are:

2008 Accomplishments:
  • Move into our first family home- done (still working on remodeling)
  • Shoot a wedding- done (4)
  • Set up a blog- done (2, one for Wicked Wicks and one for my photos)
  • Chris moved into a role that betters uses his talents

2009 Goals:
  • Purchase my own DSLR
  • Purchase a flash
  • Purchase a zoom
  • Set up a website
  • Get a logo designed (by my awesome husband, Chris)
  • Get business cards
  • Attend a photography workshop
  • Shoot a wedding as the primary
  • Get out and shoot at least once a week
Again, thank you to each of you for your continued support and feedback.