Monday, February 23, 2009

Engaged! It's finally happened!

Dave and I got engaged this past Saturday! 5 1/2 years in the making (well I suppose 12 years in the making if you count from the year we met. haha!).

Our informal engagement photo we took that night.

Then we both proceeded to get flu/colds the following day and watched movies all weekend together enjoying our newly enhanced relationship status.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More Vintage Love

I cannot hold back my love for the vintage prints of the mid 1800's through the 1920's. I really can't pinpoint my absolute favorite era in that long span of time but I have alot more to explore by way of photoshop editing to mimic these styles and also in my film classes to study darkroom/shooting techniques as well.

On a side note: Here's a photo Adam took of me next to my piece in the dirty show. I was working the show as well as being one the artists, hence the pasties with tassels.

More time to myself

I get alot of days were I have a couple hours to kill at school and on those days I bring my camera just to see if by chance the studio might be free for me to mess around in.
I had two shoots this week with me, myself, and I.

One were I studied some high key lighting, which I really haven't delved into much before. I usually just prefer darker backdrops or bright backdrops for some reason, but I actually was excited to try this and they came out almost how I wanted them to. I still have a few more things to try with that set up but for my first go and with self portraiture, I was somewhat happy with the results.

The second shoot was not supposed to be a self port. shoot but due to some unfortunate circumstances, it became one. (Don't worry, dear, we WILL reschedule soon! I hope everything is getting better for you)
I did not have much of a plan for this shoot other than to get my assignment on same subject interpretations shot and edited before class that night. Which I did, thankfully.

These were two different shots with very similar poses. One I did without the flowers and the second I had real flowers in the top and the hair flowers were digitally added later just for fun.
And a classic nude for good measure:

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Snow Bunny

HandyGirl is the best when it comes to spontaneous adventures. Not much planning, just fly by the seat of your pants (or lack their of) moments. I love it! It makes me think on my feet instead of trying to over-plan the shoot.
Today was a rare warm yet snow covered day and we took full advantage of it. Here's our take on the Snow Nudes: