A few weeks ago I joined my friend Jessica to take photos of her daughter Ardyn for her 2nd birthday. She start off so quiet and shy, then she put on her tutu and her personality really came out! It made for a really fun and very diverse photo shoot! Happy birthday Ardyn!
Archive for September, 2009
So, I’ve decided on what my dream career would be. You all know it’s to be a photographer…but you know what would be REALLY awesome?? To be a vacation photographer! I’d get paid to travel around the world with families, groups, etc. and just document their vacation for them. And I thought Samantha Brown had the best job on earth! Ok maybe it’s a little out there, but everyone has to have a stretch goal right?
In the meantime, I guess I’ll just pay to go on vacation myself and get some practice. J Here are some more photos from my trip to France & Italy with Heather and Michele. This trip was awesome for so many reasons – we had hardly any agenda, didn’t spend tons of money, got to see beautiful places – but what really made the trip fantastic was the company. We have known each other for almost 3 decades (yikes!) yet after spending just a little over a week together, we’ve grown closer than ever. Though I did take tons of pictures (and I even had the girls turn the camera around on me as you’ll see!), I tried to put the camera down every once in a while and soak in the atmosphere, the food, just the feeling of being there…the most expensive camera on earth can’t replicate that.
Some technical info…most of these photos were shot with my Nikon D300 with a regular run-of-the-mill 18-55mm lens or my favorite 50mm 1.4, BUT when I didn’t feel like lugging around my equipment I used my super-cool Canon SD780. This thing is teeny tiny, and takes not only amazing photos, but HD video! (Very useful when Heather decided to jump off a cliff) I have to be honest, when looking through all of the photos together, there were times when I couldn’t tell apart the photos taken with my pro camera and my little Canon. Also, it’s red, which brings up the cool factor exponentially.
One last thing before we get to the pics…how lucky am I to have such gorgeous, photogenic friends? To see the Animoto video with some more fun shots, click here. Enjoy!
I haven’t been a very good blogger lately but I have a good excuse! I just got back from an AMAZING trip to France & Italy with my 2 best childhood girlfriends, Heather & Michele. Of course, I documented the trip with zillions (seriously) of photos. There’s lots to look forward to in my next post…including a photo shoot in a beautiful French vineyard and oh so many pictures of the delicious food! Here are a few to hold you over…
Nicholas restaurant in South Philadelphia is getting in on the action!
We’re partnering together to offer a $50 Nicholas gift card in addition to the portrait session to one lucky couple – a total value of $300 – and extending the contest deadline to September 30, 2009. Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate your love with some super cool photos, then grab a bottle of your favorite wine and head to Nicholas for dinner? The winning couple will receive the following:
- 2 hour location shoot within 35 miles of Philadelphia
- $50 print credit
- CD of images for email/web use
- $50 gift card to Nicholas
We’re looking for a couple with a unique story about how they met, a touching story of the things they do for others, or anything else that you feel is deserving of a fun and fabulous portrait session! You can submit as part of the couple or you can submit on a couple’s behalf. Just send your love story, contact info, and a snapshot of the couple to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2009. I’ll announce the winners and publish their story here on the blog and on my Facebook page by October 7, 2009.