Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I'm back! The past few months have brought a lot of change into my life. I promise I'll be brief but since I last posted a lot has happened!
I finally graduated college! Nothin' fancy, but I'm glad to be done with school. My Mom, whom I adore, came for a visit and we were able to spend Mother's Day together at Dose Market. It was a lot of fun! She showed me how to cook some delicious things, we went on fun shopping dates and I'm pretty sure we went to Starbucks and had lemon loaf's every day of her visit!
The day after my Mom went back home, I left for Florida to shoot a wedding. I got to see some old friends from High School, my lifelong best friend Tiffany and her family and new house, which was really rad and really eye opening that we're actually grown adult women! I forget that from time to time. The wedding was gorgeous. I had the pleasure of seeing old friends who live all around the US now and we re-lived our twenties on the dance floor for one night together which was fun for the night, but man do I not miss my 20's!
While I was in Florida, our 5 year anniversary happened! I can't believe Christopher and I have been married 5 years already! That's practically an eternity!
Oh, I never really mentioned that I quit my job at Lomography to be a freelance photographer! It's been a strange transition. So far, I've been pretty busy but things look to slow down in July and I'm a little anxious about what I'll do with my free time. My hope is that I'll actually work on personal projects, like scanning in 13 or so years or negatives but the reality might be that I'll sit on my couch and watch Lost because it's all I've done since I've gotten back from Florida and I am hopelessly addicted!
More soon, for now....more Lost!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The 100th Words To Shoot By post. So happy to be a part of this amazing blog that keeps me shooting! The word for this week was, Moment. I submitted a few special moment's Christopher and I spent with our Niece before she moved to another state. We'll miss her sweet, cute antics!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day to all the ladies that self sacrifice on a daily basis to give everything they can to their children! What a beautiful and awesome thing, to be a Mother.
These dandelions are ALL OVER our neighborhood and Christopher and I couldn't help but sacrifice a few to make a heart photo with them to photograph that we used for a card for our Mom's. This was shot on The Impossible Project's AMAZING PX680 Color Protection film!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Here are a few websites that I could easily call my happy places, in case you need to get away for a few minutes to hours as well!
- Cubicle Refugee. How she finds this amazing content on a regular basis is beyond me. She must have the most optimized search engine for cool images EVER. Regardless, I'm so happy she shares her eye candy with the world.
- Design Love Fest. If you've read my blog for a while or you know me, my obsession with this cute, ambitious, and talented graphic designer / teacher is no secret. Her blog remains one of my favorites. She writes honestly and loves to share her journey as a rising artists / blogger / cool gal.
- Pinterest. That's a no brainer right? But I've found that Pinterest is only as good as the people you follow! Here's a link to the people I think are pretty darn good pinners.
- Tokyo Camera Style. As if I don't already have a serious issue with camera lust, this website aims to have you searching on Craigslist for camera rarities for the rest of your life.
I'm looking forward to graduating in a few weeks so that I can have a life outside of academia again!
Y'all are following me on Tumblr too right? I'm posting over there more regularly with lots of film photos to boot!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
I'm officially on Spring Break! I can't believe how time consuming school has been this semester. It's been wonderful though! I'm reading great books written by women, learning how to make color prints in the darkroom, learning to put together sentences in French, and struggling to figure out probability in Math! All but the Math part have been so fun and energizing but I'm left with no time to spend on my beloved internets!
Since it's still 19 degrees in Chicago in March, during my Spring Break, I've decided to go on a few photo adventures and play catch up with posting images! I'd like to start off with our trip to New York from January/February! There are a ton of photos so I'm going to be posting them in small batches on Tumblr and Flickr. I took my Bel Air, Polaroid 680, and LC-A+ with me so the images are from these three cameras.
The trip was so fun and refreshing! We both love New York. It was great to see my photos hanging on the walls at The Impossible Project, going on a photowalk with the amazing Rommel Pecson, eating at favorite places as well as discovering new ones, and just being alone adventuring in the city together. I can't wait to be back in that wonderful city!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Chicago friends, Blurb is in town for SPE! Let's go on a photo adventure together! Join Kent Hall, Blurb's rad social media manger, acclaimed photographer- Daniel Minor and myself on a photowalk in Millennium Park. Bring your favorite camera and come meet us at the skating rink in front of the bean in Millennium Park this Sunday, March 10th at 10:30 am.
Awesome as they are, Blurb is offering attendees a coupon to make their very own Blurb book for FREE! Be sure to register here if you're planning on coming to secure your free book.
Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces!