It got picked up by a blog! Aaand the client wrote back what every photographer always dreams of hearing: "I have to say - the photos really DID change everything. I really didn't appreciate the difference they made." Hopefully someone snaps it up soon -- it really is a beautiful space and very much reminded me of the homes I grew up around in Indiana, built by my Dutch uncles.
What a week it's been: an amazing wedding, fashion show, baby portraits, club gigs, real estate images, studio headshots for a firm, a big political gig booked in October and, come Saturday, my first vacation via plane "just for the hell of it" since EVER with the pretty girl above and her son. And before we take off, we're seeing La Roux at Showbox at the Market with friends Elijah and Samantha. Didn't apply for press creds, but might snap some phone pics. Super stoked.
Oh, and my favorite political journalist, Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, started following me on Instagram! I'd friended him on Facebook when it was new back around 2005 but we've never corresponded. It's always interesting to me how random long-term connections end up working out. Maybe I'll write him at some point.
Anyway, back to editing!
I feel like I've got the eye for architecture photography and am really enjoying it, but haven't sat down and really figured out how to process multiple exposures in HDR properly yet. So here's to getting the job done with single captures!
My first real-life architecture gig! Single exposures. Looking forward to more opportunities. Thanks again, Team Diva Real Estate!
For the third time in four years, I got to make the trek to Inspire Youth Project's annual summer camp at Lake Wenatchee for a couple days and nights. For the first time, I'm excited to be sharing some images publicly. Every year, Camp Rise n' Shine is one of the things I most look forward to attending. Before getting into photography, I made a living as a preschool teacher, and it's nice being around kids again -- especially these guys, most of whom come from pretty hard home lives and return each year to see their friends from camp. Stay tuned for several more roundups of photos from this year's camp in the next few weeks!
I haven't been posting any iPhone or Instagram shots since starting to blog at the end of May, and would really like to start to sharing some here and there. Here's one from this past Sunday from the patio of my studio's building's open house. Genius design!
What a good time it was joining Joe and Nick for their backyard wedding this past weekend. We've known each other pretty much since right after I got a camera in 2011 and was dating a best friend of Joe's. It'd been awhile since we'd seen each other and lots has changed, but I'm glad one thing has stayed the same. Congrats, Nick and Joe! Love you, guys.
And P.S. Glad it didn't rain! Although that would've made for fun photos, too :)
Whenever I'm not working a job and I take along a camera just for fun, it's my little Fuji X100s, which I've had since May 2013. It's much slower than my Canon 5DM3 (or should I say I'm just much slower with it?) and I definitely don't use it enough to be used to it yet, but I think that's what I like about it: I'm taken out of my comfort zone for a time. Thanks to Titus for always challenging my eye and instincts, for taking me out of my comfort zone, and for always being one step ahead of the photographer.