Sunday, May 27, 2012

Corinna Couture Photoshoot

I was asked to shoot the summer collection for Corinna Couture. 
I've shot for her last year so I was super excited to shoot for her again.
I haven't even broke the surface of this shoot, but I wanted to share a few of my littles. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Good and Bad

Okay I am going to admit it, I am a good photographer.  I am.  I have worked hard to be good.  I work on it every single day. But I am a horrible picture taker.

So let me explain.  I take great photographs of my clients and my children.  But when it comes to taking photos of my life, I suck.  Just to take pictures of every day things I am pretty rotten.
I envy my SIL's who are awesome at taking photos of their lives and all the awesome things they do, and me....heck if it's not posed I don't even try.
Which stinks really.
I think the reason that I don't take pictures of every day moments is because my camera is such a hassle to get out and set up.  I invested (if you can call it invested) in a little point and shoot thing when we went to Disneyland in January, and it takes HOrRIBLE pictures.  Seriously.  Although it's easy to use and quick, I cringe every time I look at the images so I just don't bother.

I need to get out of the rut.  My kids will grow up with lots of pictures of themselves looking pretty, but non-of them making messes.  BAD MOM!
{I'm scolding myself right now...}

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Theme Song

I always thought I was an adventurous person, and I honestly think I am in most areas of my life.  However I don't think I take chances when it comes to putting myself out there any more.  Unless it has to do with my photography I just kinda shy away from being in front of people.
I told you in my last post how I went and worked with that awesome photographer who I adore the other day right?  Well I told her that I was terrified to meet her because I was so fearful of what she would think of me by how I looked.  I find that I hold myself back from getting up in front of people like I used to because I am so ashamed of my body.  I am tired of it.  I am tired of this still over taking my life and I wish I could find the courage to knock down that wall.  I wish I could find the strength to be comfortable in my body.  But in the meantime I am going to try.
I love this song.  And I am going to take a part of it and attempt to allow it to inspire me and to knock down a few walls.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Good Day

Yesterday I had a fabulous experience and opportunity  to work with one of my favorite photographers.  I had never met her prior to yesterday but just loved her work and her style.  I was thrilled to get the chance to spend some time with her. 
We had a fabulous day shooting and grabbing a little bit of food prior.  We chatted it up girl style and laughed....and you know me, I have an insanely loud laugh. (I did warn her of this prior)  After our play time we went back to her house and chatted it up some more.  We talked a lot of business and she was looking at my website.  She got to the page that is about me and she was saying how much she liked my picture of myself.  She could tell that I just kinda brushed it under the rug because I'm not confident in myself.  And then almost as if she was prompted she said "Do you not find yourself pretty?" 
I didn't want to cry but I did, and she cried with me. She had such compassion for me in the way she accepted me and allowed me to cry and when she cried with me I knew she understood my pain.  
Even through the tears it was a good day.  I enjoyed learning new things, gaining a new friend and being accepted even through my flaws.