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Monthly Archives: October 2007

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Looks like it’s going to be a busy week this week!

First of all, I would like to say, I am very proud of my Husbone. Check out this awesome write up his band, the Two Man Gentlemen Band, got in the AM New York Music Blog! Apparently, this woman has a crush on my husband. I can’t blame her, Husbone (Andy Bean) is very handsome and charming as you may have seen in previous posts. If you are looking for some cocktail type entertainment, be sure to check them out! We’re trying to get booked for the same wedding, because it would be awesome, and we could carpool. I have in the works that he will go into being my assistant and soon, second shooter training when I get my D300 in the mail.

Sorry, no pictures today, but I have a couple of engagement sessions this weekend that I am super excited about! It’s going to be a great week!

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Again!

When ever I find myself with photographic urges to make portraits, and I don’t have a willing subject, I often find myself referring back to Anna’s photos. So, on this rare weekend that I find myself with nothing more to do than spend some quality time with prospective clients, I thought I’d experiment.

 I’m really interested in Wet Plate Collodion. If you don’t know what that is, I highly recommend clicking this link! I would love to one day have a darkroom, a large format camera and a willing (many willing) subject(s). I think this would be a cool thing to throw in for an engagement session, in conjunction with the standard digital fare. In the meantime, I’ll have to make do with photoshop. The Dynamic Range of  this format is absolutely impossible to copy in photoshop – if you’ve ever seen one in person, the picture is literally jumping off the glass or metal plate, they are mesmerizing and beautiful and the first kind of photography that ever made it’s way to the masses. It’s amazing, too, because this very very old format of photography contains a higher dyanmic range and smaller microscopic grain that cannot be found or imitated in any other medium, but has been long since forgotten in main stream photography because of the difficulty involved in making one. I’ve never done it, but from what I’ve heard, you are working with hazardous chemicals, the subject must pose for up to a whole minute without moving in order to obtain a clean picture, and you must develop the plate right away after taking it. With Ambrotypes (glass plate) you have to varnish the plate with a torch in order to set the image into the plate!  But if you squint perhaps, or if you’ve ever seen a digital scan of one, this may not be reminiscent. But I was inspired.

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Enjoy! 

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Karin and Joe!

Did I say this evening? Well. I meant this morning. My computer’s fast parts must have gone on vacation, because everything seems much slower than usual…

 Anyway, this here is Karin and Joe. You may recognize their feet, from a while back. I really adore these two. They have been such a pleasure to make pictures for! They had a beautiful wedding, involving a long veil and wind! My favorite combo!  Karin is Peruvian, so a lot of the day was infused with many various influences – the best of which, I thought, were Maracas! So much fun! Give the guests a party favor they can really put to use on the dance floor – what a great idea! The reception was at the Goette Institut. It was my first time shooting there, and it’s really a beautiful room. It has carved dark wood paneled walls, and high blue curtains. It was a pleasure. It’s a long one – Enjoy!

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Another Blog Post!

The first thing on my list is to buy a very nice super fast computer. Little did I know that my computer would take so long to be crunching through these wedding images, but I assure you the Karin and Joe Slideshow will be premiering right here on this very blog later this evening!

 The title to this post refers not to another blog post as in, another blog post on this blog, but if you had a mind to read the comments in the post below, you would find that the lovely Tara mentioned another blog mentioned me! I actually did not find this out through Tara, but was surprised when I got a call from a very nice woman in search of wedding photography services who says she found me on the blog DCNearlyweds.com, which as far as I can tell is very similar to Wedding Bee, but specific to the DC area. Here is a link to the post:

http://www.dcnearlyweds.com/2007/10/so-i-dont-mean-to-be-copy-cat-but.html

I feel very blessed to be in the business that I am in and to get to interact with people with such kind things to say. I very much enjoy what I do – and this job is just so rewarding! I really feel like it’s been a crazy ride these past few months, as I finally really let go of the audition offers and the pleas to run back to California by various people offering me acting work. It’s funny how now that I am really ready to leave the acting world behind, all these funny things pop up. Oh well! Hollywood will just have to do without me!

 So I am fully aware that I have not posted any photos in a few days, so I will reward your attendance with an arbitrary image from daily life in my home.

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 Enjoy!

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Wedding Bee!

Tara is one of the twenty or so brides or brides to be that blog on Wedding Bee. She got in touch with me a few months ago for her wedding in March, and I am very excited to be working with her! And I was also excited to learn that she posted about me on Wedding Bee yesterday!

As a few of you may know, I am relatively new to the wedding photography business, and this is the first time I’ve been blogged about (on any scale!) and it’s very exciting. Tara (Miss Tulip) has written some very sweet words about me and my work, and you can find the post here. (http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/10/19/we-booked-a-photographer/)

 I feel very blessed to have found so many people who have encouraged me, and I feel like I have cheerleaders everywhere I go. I love my job so much!

 In addition, I had the pleasure last evening to second shoot (again) for Jennifer Davis and pictures are coming soon (really!). It was such fun wedding. The best weddings are when I come home and I just want to do a hundred more!

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And it wasn’t long till your SECOND blog post! Did you know about this one? http://www.dcnearlyweds.com/2007/10/so-i-dont-mean-to-be-copy-cat-but.html

I wasn’t sad to be "copied" at all — thrilled to see you’re getting the recognition you so richly deserve! We can’t wait to see you in November….

Congrats Punam! You are slowly being discovered – and she is right – pretty soon most people won’t be able to afford you ; )