Friday, March 30, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
I've been thinking of ways to incorporate my work at Towson into my blog, so that I can try to post more of my work. Even though it doesn't have to do with my freelance business, this is what I do every day, and I know that the experience I have at my "day job" is transferred into my work for my freelance jobs as well.
Friday, March 23, 2012
“In order to change the statistics, we must do it together. The minute you make friends, everything changes.”
It was a photography workshop. But this one was different – welcoming, non-threatening, fun and lively. And everyone was eager to meet, exchange business cards, information, and learn from each other. She made it that way - Jasmine Star. With her amazing crew & a beautiful (but hot) venue (there was no AC!) my idol, J* spoke about growing your business… making friends in the industry…making changes… and assured us that we should not be afraid to be uncomfortable as those changes occur.
I’ve been following Jasmine’s blog for years, and I drooled over her beautiful imagery – thinking it was so far advanced and gorgeous, that I couldn’t really reach her level. But once I really started examining her imagery and taking in all of her suggestions and information, I started seeing amazing changes in my own photography. I was learning from her style and pulling ideas from her that worked for creating a look for my own photography and my own style.
I’m still working on that, and I still have a lot to learn. But this workshop was, by far, the best experience of my photographic career. I’m so glad I signed up for it…even without knowing what it was about or what to expect. But I came out of it with so much more than any other workshop has taught me. My work has improved since then, and I’m motivated to take my business to the next step. And for that, I’m forever grateful.
More images can be seen HERE
Monday, March 19, 2012
Our dear friends emailed us to announce that baby Avery had finally arrived, and they were wondering if Matt & I would like to visit & also if I could snap some images of Avery's first week home. I was thrilled to be photographing another newborn, and Matt & I headed to downtown Baltimore where I scoped out great places to take Avery's photos in their beautifully decorated rowhome.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
My amazing husband, Matt, was asked by his former Environmental Science professor to speak at a lecture series for Washington College this past week. We decided to make it a mini vacation, and headed to Chestertown, MD to spend some time walking around campus and the small town before dinner and the lecture. We also met up with Matt's friends from college who supported him and grabbed breakfast and lunch at their favorite restaurants before heading home the next day.