Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Where for art thou Juliet?

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a not so typical portrait session for Steve and Deb.When they explained what the dress code was going to be I instantly thought of  borrowing a friends really awesome home for the shoot. J and Cass's house is not your average every day home. It has a unique appeal which is exactly what I needed for Steve and Deb's photos.
Fortunate for me, the King and Queen of the house agreed as well as their dog, to allow us acces. Again I give my humble thanks!!
Steve and Deb, you were so much fun! You had us cracking up through this whole shoot. I hope you like these shots.


Shre truly is his Juliet and he her Romeo!

 Lives to protect his home but loves his attention too!

 This was one of those act silly moments!

Monday, November 22, 2010

What did you do on Sunday?- Sneak Peek

My Sunday evening was spent with some pretty amazing people and musicians for a Diwali celebration here at Illinois State University. Here is a sneak peek of my friend Manpreet Bedi playing the Dhol. More to come soon.....


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kaleigh- Senior Session

Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend some time with Kaleigh for her senior photos. I had so much fun hanging out with her and working together to come up with some fun photo ideas.

Kaleigh, I hope you like these! Hopefully we can go out and shoot together in spring.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Art of Fire

It's been over five years now since I started spinning poi. While there are plenty of terms for it, probably the most popular is spinning fire. My journey in fire spinning surprisingly started with photography.
We were just sitting outside one night and noticed some people across the street spinning. Instantly I looked over and said I want to photograph that! So, Chris and I walked over and asked if they would mind if I took some photos of them spinning. John and Stacy spun for us the next night and as they were packing up their stuff, asked if I wanted to try. I was really nervous, but really wanted to give it a try. First, it's a lot harder than it looks and secondly I had no idea that they had just sparked (pun intended) a new addiction.
As a group we would get together several times a week. It was amusing to see the neighbors slowly start coming out their apartments on our practice nights. I'm pretty sure they thought we were crazy but we certainly were entertaining. Eventually the group grew from 4 of us to on some nights as many as 8-10.
Today, many of the group have moved away, but we stay in touch and get together when  we get a chance. A few weeks ago our friend Zac was in town and we decided to spin, so I pulled out the camera. Below are a few of the photos I captured that night. It was awesome to pull out the camera to capture the fire again. It always creates interesting images.

I hope everyone enjoys these! To all the "Wicked Wicks" members, we miss you guys!


My husband Chris took this photo of me.