April Roundups

Updates, articles, new stuff, and more...

I finally had more bumper stickers made. If you've seen my car, then you have probably seen one of these on my rear bumper. I was surprised by how many people kept asking for one, so here they are!

I also had some smaller circular ones made (another request) and any book orders placed through the end of May will receive one of these with the order!

I received my "thank you" reward for backing the Vivian Maier film project on Kickstarter. I don't know what I'll ever do with an old film spool (since I pretty much have an unlimited number at my disposal), but it's kind of cool none the less. 

I've had my photos featured on Offbeat Mama some more, which is awesome because I am loving maternity shoots these days!
I've been playing with some new/old cameras. These shots are from an old mini portrait Polaroid (Passport) camera that had some really expired film in it.
I wrote an article on Tilt-Shift Options, which includes shooting with tilt-shift lenses, freelensing (that's the technique from the photo above), digital manipulation, and Lensbabies. Check it out on the KEH Blog here.

I've also been working on some more behind the scenes projects, and some new projects for KEH (a few of which will be announced soon- stay tuned!)

The next two months are going to be crazy! All of the normal workload and photo assignments aside, I'm heading to Alaska at the end of May!!! I'll be shooting a wedding there among lots of travel photos and I can't wait! Then we're going to see Loretta Lynn in concert, my parents are coming for a visit, it's my birthday, and then it's Skip and I's anniversary. Whoa full schedule. And somewhere in there I HAVE to work on a new website. Speaking of, do you know of any awesome graphic designers? If so, please leave a comment to their web portfolio!

Now, the final order of business... I've really been debating on how to re-structure this blog. Should I keep it a mix of photo, craft, home, etc? Or, should I just focus on the photo (and maybe create a separate site for DIY, vintage, home, etc? Or just nix that stuff all together)? What are your thoughts?

Hope everyone is doing well and having a lovely Spring. The south is getting lots of rain, thunderstorms, and even tornados! It's been pretty crazy weather so I hope everyone is also staying safe and living in structures with roofs.


Saquata, pt.2

The final set from our recent album shoot (and my favorites!)...


Saquata, pt.1

I have recently had the pleasure of working with singer/musician Saquata Faust, taking all of her photos for her upcoming solo album (releasing later this summer). We had a very extensive shoot, so here's just a peek from the days photos...


Miniature Animals, take 2

Last year I visited Tanglewood Farms in Canton, GA for the first time and fell in love. This year, I brought Skip back with me and we had such a great time. Tanglewood is a miniature animal farm that is open to the public and lets you come in and pet, brush, hold, and feed the animals. I love going in the Spring before it gets too hot and when the babies are running around. Here's a few shots from this years trip...

Dwarf goats- I want some!

Sweet baby miniature lamb

Me holding a baby dwarf goat

Me again with a baby miniature alpaca (I took goofy-faced photos with all the animals... so excited!)

Skip feeds the alpacas

This baby mini cow either loved me or just liked the way I tasted- I got so many licks!

The farm has miniature: goats, sheep, cows, horses, donkeys, alpacas, a buffalo, and many more. Well worth the drive out if you're in the area! 


Oscar (5 hours old)

A few days ago I had the pleasure of taking a few photos of baby Oscar at only 5 hours old! (You may remember Christina and Aaron from their recent maternity session). What a cutie he is! A huge congrats to the new parents- you did so great!

he smiles!


As their "official and exclusive" maternity and baby photographer (as Christina puts it), I can't wait to do their first "real" session with Oscar once they get settled! So stay tuned for more of this little guy.

And if you'd like to a view a few more hospital shots, you can see them here.


Sisters Outtakes

A few ridiculous outtakes from our recent Sisters shoot...
The giant and the... non-giant. My first attempt was not working out so well.
Then I got sick of my double chins and tiny eyes.
Then I said, "ah, forget it dah-ling!"
 Then things got weird and gothy.
And by the end of it I was squeezing Tiff with my nails dug in.


Tiffiny Outtakes

These first two are from her solo shoot...

But then I fed her some blue food coloring for this shoot, and she got a little extra silly...

(that would be her own hand, yes)

I also have a few more coming soon from our "sisters" shoot- yikes!


Easter shelf 2011

This past weekend we were very productive around the house and I still had a little extra time to decorate for Easter...

Lots of bunnies! I <3 bunnies... I have a bunny tattoo (a matching one with my husband), and my first pet ever was a bunny. He was white with red eyes and I names him Snowball. 

My newest decoration. Found it a few weeks ago at a little antique shop.

And my second newest decoration (on the right), also scored a few weeks... a lovely gift from my friend Jessica- she knows what I like! Can you guess what it is other than an awesome bunny decoration?...

It's a record! And it plays!!! I didn't believe it until I actually played it. There's a story on one side and a song on the other. Why have I never seen anything like this before? Now I want an entire collection of these.


Spring Polaroids

Taken on a vintage Polaroid Big Shot (aka the kind Andy Warhol used to use)


The best photography tips post... ever!

I have THE most amazing post I've probably ever written up on the KEH Blog today!
Be sure to check it out HERE.