Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Excited for the next few days.

We've been getting a good number of hits, thanks to all of you lovelies out there supporting us! =D

I'm excited for a few reasons. The first reason being I'm sewing a dress to do a photoshoot of the N600 and I. Ah, my dream car, the baby Honda <3 I'm also working on getting something for boyo so just know, something is in the mix!

Secondly, creativelive is having a session on fashion photography and incorporating that into your weddings. Can not ever begin to explain my excitement on that note! Not only shooting weddings, but fashion, hopefully with a high fashion flair?! How will she ever pull it off?!

She- being Lindsay Adler, a high fashion commercial photographer. Talk about a dream come true!

Lastly, we've set a goal, a timeline for ourselves. By August, at least 1 of us will be a full-time photographer, if not both. In the mean time, we'll trudge away at our 9-5's and do what we must to break "impossible" and make it reality.

In the mean time:

Live large- and carry on. =]

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Milestones, polished up.

SD PUG was freakin' awesome last night.  Great location.  Excellent people.  Awesome overview of albums.

It was a super learning experience for Chelse and myself, and I'm so revved up and excited for some new possibilities that may be coming our way.  The always wonderful Youngren team made the newbies feel welcome and the regulars had plenty to chat about.

Lastly, we're almost at 2,000 individual blog views.  Incredible, and thank you all for your support on our journey.  This has been an awesome privilege to be able to work with everyone that we have, and we're definitely looking forward to more!

Short post for today, but keep checking back!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Amanda and Sarah- For Mom

Had a photoshoot of two lovely senoritas this past week, and let me tell you! They are fireballs when put together!

It must have been something in the air to attract siblings, first my own and then these two. Actually, it was set up with the secret intent to be a mother's day gift, but I won't blow it as it seems her mom is also a friend on facebook and, well, tagging them in the photos sort of ruined the surprise!

But Ah-ha! Never to fear for creative ingenuity if here!

Somewhere. Around...


Anyhow! This sought to remind them and others, that parents enjoy pictures of us kinderlins. Think of it, when is the last time you took a photo with your family? I bet it wasn't your idea, was it? While you might not think of it now, it's certainly not inherent in the minds of those in my age persuasion, a box of photos five, ten years down the road means a lot more than a box of chocolate ever will.

Who knows what will happen during that time. A baby, a move, a gain, a loss. We tend not to think of how important these things are/will be to us.

But Mom's know. Something about having a kid, perhaps, that ingrains this seed of "Capture their lives to be remembered". Perhaps it has to do with the knowledge they earn through time's passage. They watch it elapse, understand the fragility of it.

Yet a picture remains something physical you can hold in your hand. Remember. It's a more vivid version of a memory. It can make you remember, long after the musty smell of hiding in a closet because you'd tried to trim your own bangs and thought triangles made your face look good. (Why else would you cut them into your hair?)

That's great thing about pictures. Unlike smells, unlike textures, it can't be two things, it can't be everywhere. It's one static moment that instills all of the time surrounding it; the meaning and depth behind it.

Mom's know.

So, for you, Mrs. Amanda-and-Sarah's-Mom. Your lovely daughters; as the are today, as you remember them 20 years ago, as they will be remembered 15 years from now.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Value yourself and your work...

Because if you don't, no one else will.

Hello Kits and Kittens,

This has been an uplifting and educational week photographically. Not much to show as of this second (i.e. it's on the camera or simply needs to be shot), but I've been learning a lot! Not just learning, but being inspired by.

Watched the CreativeLIVE segment of Don Giannatti and his lighting demonstration. It's only day one, but it's a brillant "here-are-the-basics-to-and-not-to's" of adding light to a subject. This is a pretty large interest of mine as most of the photographs I envision are, well, lit. Perhaps I stumble upon the perfect scene with an unbearably perfect lighting set up, but it's doubtful. Besides, being able to move the light 6 inches makes a world of difference!!

Don has also introduced my eyes to the likes of Arthur ElgortPatrick Demarchelier, the wonders of W Magazine, and other wonderful fashion wonders.

It also led me to the 6 most killing fashion statements ever made, which has now corrupted the beauty of the victorian era as well as other ages, but did make you ponder- The hell?! By this, I truly mean the most deadly fashion statements ever.

That however, is a more depressing story. Not one of brilliant inspiration as the rest of this post is meaning to be!

I've also recently discovered (all of 30 minutes ago!) Sue Bryce of Australia (well, first New Zealand) and her amazing, inspiring, educational blog. To which, one of the things I've learned is the etiquette of blogging. (Who knew?!)

What are some of your fashion inspirations? Who inspires you? What inspires you? How did you find it/come across it?

Please, expand my limited knowledge of the world with some of your wisdom and allow me to understand. =]