Thursday, November 6, 2008

Night at 12th & Porter - I was invited to take pictures of this band. Caroline Brewer is the lead singer and the band is 15th Avenue South - hope you enjoy! It was a great night!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Nothing like a few photo's...

Been busy with life - woof! But, have found time during the "downtime" to get some stuff worked on - hope you like it

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I had the chance to get out and get some skyline shots. I am quite excited about how they turned out - but I know they can be better. I like the Nashville skyline - it is pretty...however, it makes me contemplate a smaller location.

Not too bad for not having a tripod with...ok I confess, I set the camera on something. I was still fairly happy with how this turned out. can you not step back and appreciate the beauty of the small town of Chattanooga? It is pretty fantastic here and people are so kind.

Hope you enjoy the pic's - feel free to leave comments.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Photo Posting...Nature & Wildlife

Finally - pictures...or at least an attempt to post them, lol. Here is take one at posting. :) Looks like it worked - yay! These were taken while out hiking. I was able to get quite close to the whitetail at Radnor Lake in Nashville. The deer at the top was quietly resting until I came hiking by - if it had not raised its head, I would not have seen it.
The doe at the bottom was a Mama, I noticed while she was eating before I took this photo she reached up with her hind leg to scratch her ear. This exposed a large udder, I am not sure where she had her fawn hidden. It was cool to see this proud Mom feasting on the vegetation to nurish herself before checking up on baby. I love how she is looking up at me with such a sweetness in her expression and curiosity.
The middle photo was taken at Tims Ford State park, south of Nashville, I went camping there one weekend. I just liked this photo - it is plain - but I like the curve of the road ahead as it lured me onward to see what was on the other side.
More photo's to come - keep checking in!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

June 14

It was a long day of shooting, seven hours and three belly dancers. It was awesome!! I learned so much about my camera, how to set up lighting and what to pay attention to, why to do this and that, then the first dancer arrived.
We got some great shots - I took around 1,300 photo's that day. I have only seen them once as they are on the Photographer's computer at the studio. Soon I will get them loaded onto a cd and begin the photoshop work to them and get them posted on MY website.
I was exhausted by the time it was all over. But, I had a lot of energy too. It was work, but I enjoyed it. I'm so glad this will be what I do for a living.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

It's coming!! It's coming!!

I feel like Paul Revere...ok, so I am not sure exactly how he felt...but the surge of excitement within me makes me want to run the streets screaming, "MY COMPUTER IS COMING!!! MY COMPUTER IS COMING!!!" It was shipped yesterday - now to finalize details on the internet connection and I will be rocking and rolling!!!
YES!!! It is finally here - I will be able to do all I desire to do to get this business of mine up and running! Yay!!!
Check in soon for *gasp* pictures!!! :D

Ok - so I found out it wasn't on its way, but all is well. :)

It arrived in the mail, the first part of August I was working away at setting up my office officially with a computer. A BIG THANK YOU TO BRAD! What I owe him is hard to describe. All I know is he will be paid back in a manner that I can't describe. I am blessed with two wonderful friends who are incredibly supportive and words of thanks just isn't enough.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tribal Belly Dance

This studio is also set for belly dancing. I do Tribal Belly Dance-it is a beautiful form derived from Cabaret and Egyption. (they are the gals who wear the sequined costumes and bounce quite a bit in their movement)
I am in the process of setting up classes for two non-profit organizations in Nashville. Due to not finding a location it has been delayed unfortunatley - but we will be up and shakin it soon!
Hopefully pictures of classes will be posted also.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My first studio shoot will be coming up!!! Yay!! It will be a full day of belly dancers. I love shooting those girls, more than just because I am one of them. :) They have amazing costumes and beautiful moves I love to capture.
This shoot will be my training session to do this work as a photo assistant. My oficial first shoot with Studio Shoots will be June 28th. The photographer has a model coming in - it will be fun, exciting, educational and exhausting...I can't wait!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

First Day Out...

Ok, not really...but a good friend and his awesome wife (Gabe and Stephanie) have encouraged me to step out into the world of blogging and post my photograph's. As you can see, they have not been posted yet - ahhh...the joys of no computer. But, that will change soon.
Hopefully you will return to view my work and critique it. Opinions that venture beyond...ohhh and ahh, and gee that is a good picture are appreciated. :)
I am on my way of starting my own photography and web design business. I love belly dance, I love how it empowers women. I am working on starting up classes this fall so I am searching for a studio. Currently I am teaching American Tribal Style belly dance to non-profits in Nashville.

That is it for now...more to come later! :)