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!):