September 18th marks the beginning of a time of celebration in Chile. Every year, thousands of Chileans take to the streets to salute the national holidays (Fiestas Patrias) or “the eighteen” (dieciocho) as it is also known.
It is a celebration to commemorate the beginning of Chile’s independence.
Please give a warm welcome to Natalie, our new studio manager!
I met Natalie a few weeks ago during her fantastic glamour shoot (clearly, she’s used to modeling!) and knew she’d be a great addition to the studio when she allowed me to tape huge pieces of tissue paper directly to her to make a high fashion dress.
Once again, I’ve been at a loss for words. Quite literally, apparently, as it’s been far too long since updating the blog. But rest assured – I now have a fail proof system to keep me posting every so often! In this case, I’m referring to being held accountable by a group of friends who also are notoriously slow with blog updates. So with that said… I’m going to start by recycling old material. But hey – it’s new to you, dear readers! (Unless you read this article in Professional Photographer when it was published, in which case… well, look, pretty pictures.) I hope you enjoy, and PLEASE – if I go to long without posting – a swift kick to the shins is well deserved.
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One of my favorite venues in Sasebo is Sakaemachi… better known as “Sake-Town.” It’s the perfect blend of city life and down-home Japan (as well as a great night out… just sayin’.) Love love love photographing here – especially when it’s my dinner companions Steve & Jenny and the kiddos! Too cool!
So, as per usual… I’ve been super-bad about updating my blog. I think it’s been a year? I’m so sorry, readers. From now on, you all reserve the right to flood my inbox with complaints if I go too long without posting!
I figured I’d start 2015 out with a recent session of this adorable little girl. We did some family portraits in one of my favorite areas, Sake-town, as well as here in the studio. I always loved the old-world Japan look – plus, Sake-town is rather fun on the weekends… *ahem* But during the day it looks so nice and peaceful. It’s a great background for this little cutie!
I found a very cool new website for art lovers! Make sure you check out Artsia (www.artsia.com) for some great original pieces by up and coming artists. There’s a pretty good range to acquire original pieces in pretty much any price point you’re looking at. And – they’ve asked to carry some of my pet pieces for sale, too! So if you’ve been a long-time client of ours, you might see your own fuzzy friend up on Artsia for other families to love as well. I’ll let you know when those are up. Meanwhile, check out some of my favorite pieces on Artsia (3 for now, but there will be more posts on this… too much cool stuff!):
Ok, I’m really bad about posting. Evidently. Since the last post is like 8 months old.
I will try to be better, I promise! In fact, right now, I’m writing SEVERAL blog posts… so it will look like they’re constantly posting on their own. Plus, I found an app for my phone so I can shoot random items around town and post them. (Let’s face it – all that’s letting you guys see is constant updates of the dog.)
Anyway, I wanted to introduce you guys to this fantastic couple – Irina & Maxim – who got married last week! They celebrated a short honeymoon here in the Eternal City, and we spent a day together documenting their vacation. Here are just a few from our day out:
Sharing a cappuccino at the bar in Galleria Alberto Sordi
My favorite: The couple at the Al Tempo Building behind the Parliament Building
Maxim steals a kiss in Piazza St. Eustachio
A jewel of hidden Rome: The Chiostro del Bramante
A quick cuddle in via dei Coronari
All great things end with Gelato – especially when it’s from Gelateria del Teatro!
(that’s the only bad part of photographing these… I have to watch longingly as my clients get to eat some of the best gelato in Rome… but it’s too hard to shoot and hold a cone!)
Better late than never, right Katie? I almost ALMOST forgot to post this blog entry, so thankfully I was reminded… because Baby T. is going to be entered in the Cutest Baby competition for GAP! Obviously, there is NO contest once they see her… 🙂 C’mon, look at that expression!
Generally, one-year-olds are a challenge to photograph. They don’t sit still, and when you add cake into the mix, a One-Year portrait can be down right exhausting. Not T.! The hardest part about this session? Trying to avoid eating the cake before T. got to it… It was delicious! And T. was a great sport the entire time. Such a great baby. Happy Birthday, T!
Incredibly adorable T. with her teddy bear
No!!! My bear!
So dainty. Most babies go head-first – T. takes a scientific sampling instead.
Ok, that’s better. 🙂
O Dio! Can you even believe how cute this is!?
To be honest, getting this much cake on her was Mom’s doing. She’s a very tidy baby.
All clean! Look at those baby blues. (pun intended.)
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