Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Fever

Hey all! Hope everyone has been well today, even though the weather has been a bit dreary. Every time the sun pokes out from behind the clouds, it feels a little more like spring. I can't wait to go home for just a few days and pick up the camera again. It's been far too long since I've been able to get some good shots. Hopefully now that I have a job I'll be able to save up for my own professional grade camera rather than continue to borrow (or sneak away with) my dad's. It would be lovely to have my own to take out while I'm here at school, after all I do spend majority of my year here. Plus, I've had many friends ask to do some fun shoots on the trail or on the quad, and I would be tickled to do them, but getting the camera here is rather a hassle. If you know anyone who has a camera that they don't use or are trying to get rid of, please don't hesitate to contact me!! I'm all about bargain shopping. =)

On another note, as my second year of college winds down (or picks up depending on what classes you're taking) picture season picks up! If you or anyone you know would like grad pictures, engagement pictures, or the like, shoot me an email or leave me a comment! I am more than happy to work on all types of sessions. Also, if anyone just wants to do a for fun shoot free of charge, I would love to get some extra practice.

Well, for now that's all I've got. Hopefully I'll be back soon with some new pictures!
Peace and Love,

Monday, April 4, 2011

Provincetown, MA

This past summer I was fortunate enough to get to take a road trip with my dad out to the very tip of Cape Cod to see my Aunt Kari get married! It was just over a 20-hour drive, giving us plenty of time to talk, joke, laugh, and take in all the new and different places as we drove. Once we got to Provincetown, or Ptown for short, we were greeted by some of the friendliest and quirkiest locals I think I've ever met! Being right off the coast, the weather was gorgeous and the food was fresh. I don't know that I've ever seen a place look as beautiful as Herring Cove Beach at sunset. We only stayed for three days, but there were so many wonderful memories made from this mini vacation--from having a bonfire on the beach, to meeting new family members, to whale watching and seeing how truly awesome creation is. Here are some of the many pictures taken that weekend to give you a quick glimpse of how great this place really was!

this is the bed and breakfast we stayed in


Hunter's face might be the best part.

only in Ptown...

instead of a champagne toast, everyone took shots of Patron or Belvedire (I may have spelled that wrong). I took a shot of cranberry juice. =)

he loves me for this one.


'atta boy, Hunter.

Kari and Gramps

Grams and Kim's mom

I don't remember what number that was, but Caeb and Rose were becoming pretty close buds.

looks delish, right?

it was.

it's not a real party until you find a guy passed out on the beach and pose with him.

Dani Veign

Dani is probably one of the most optimistic girls I know. She always sees the good in bad situations. She brought so much life to her pictures, I had a hard time picking favorites! Dani is a beautiful senior at Mahomet-Seymour High School. She and I were members of the color guard for two years together. She continues to be an excellent guard member as well as a dancer on the dance team! Her pictures were taken at the Japanese Gardens at the University of Illinois, in downtown Champaign, out at Lake of the Woods, on County Road 2600, and on the Sunny Acres Road railroad tracks. We had a great time trying our best to beat the heat and get some memorable pictures. Here are some of my favorites!! Bear with me, there are a TON!

I am so obsessed with these shoes. And feet photography in general.