Man, I am a lucky gal. I brag a lot about how I have the awesomest clients in the universe, so it’s nice when I can provide actual proof of this. One of my client-turned-friend pals, the adorable Ms. Kara, just sent me this super-swell camera t-shirt. It combines 3 of my top obsessions: t-shirts, photography, and the color grey. Kara, I knew you were off-the-charts sweet, but this is ridiculous. Yay! Luvz u, Kara!
Monthly Archives: April 2011
I luvs me some Tina Fey. No, it’s not just because I’ve experienced years of friends and strangers emphatically pointing out that she’s my celebrity look-alike (even without my glasses on!). I love her because she’s smart and funny and successful and swears, all while being self-deprecating in a non-annoying way. Perhaps greater acheivements than space travel or the interweb.
I just finished reading “Bossypants”, which I highly recommend. Unless you already hate her, hate swears, don’t like to laugh, can’t read, or if you’re a dude that doesn’t think women can ever be funny. Actually, if you’re any of those, I doubt you’ll ever lay eyes on this blog, so we’re okey dokey!
I expected the book to contain comical tidbits about her childhood and her career. However, I did not expect a section on Photoshop. It goes on for a few pages, but here’s my favorite part (surprisingly with zero swears):
“Feminists do the best Photoshop because they leave the meat on your bones. They don’t change your size or your skin color. They leave in your disgusting knuckles, but they may take out some armpit stubble. Not because they’re denying its existence, but because they understand that it’s okay to make a photo look as if you were caught on your best day in the best light.”
I’m always trying to explain my “touching-up” philosophy to my clients. Her description is more accurate than anything I’ve ever come up with. So, ladies, gentlemen, babies, and family pets….be comfortable with who you are, and always find a photographer who knows how to pose and light you so that you don’t have to be digitally manipulated into some alien version of yourself. Yay!
If you want to throw some of your dollars at this good read, you can click HERE to get it.
I never get bored with photography. Part of that fact is due to my obsessive scavenging for new inspiration. New ideas can come from an awesome song, walking through an airport, a certain passage in a book, a freaky dream, a piece of gum stuck on the sidewalk…….on and on and on. However, it is often visual imagery that spikes my arsty juices. My latest wicked crush is on two different publications. One is “High Fructose“, a crazy-cool contemporary art magazine. The other is “Lula” magazine. I guess Lula is a fashion magazine. Honestly, I don’t care. All I know is that it’s as if someone weaseled their way into my brain, set up camp, did a few interpretive dances, then came out and made a collection of what they saw. I love this magazine so much that if it was a person, I would give it as many foot rubs as it wanted.
I hope your day is full of inspiration and foot rubs.
You’re never fully dressed without a smile….and sometimes also a dress. One of my favorite girl-stuff websites is Ruche. Their clothing and accessories are uber-pretty and really affordable. So, I thought I’d do a little “ode to Ruche” post for any brides-to-be who are looking for unique, less fancy options for bridesmaid dresses, or for ladies who need a dress to wear to a wedding, or for ladies who want a cute new spring dress. Yay!
To check out these items, and many other lovely things that your closet would welcome, go to the Ruche website by clicking HERE.
No, not me, silly. That post would be called “stacey loses her mind”. This is a much better post. This Stacey is a wonderful gal I’ve known for many years now, and I was thrilled that she wanted to take some Cheeky Lamb Boudoir photos! These will be a gift for her very lucky hubby, Ryan. What’s extra cool is that we did the shoot on their anniversary. This worked well for them since our location was the gorgeous W Hotel in Buckhead. So, after we were finished, they got to have a fabulous kid-free evening to celebrate 11 years of marriage. Holla!
During photo time, we had so much giggly, girlie fun. We were joined by super-duper Sloane Warren, who worked out some sweet hair and makeup. Stacey and Sloane also have known each other for ages, so it was like a daggum reunion in that hotel room. Also, there was wine and oreos, which doesn’t hurt. It also didn’t hurt that to bring out Stacey’s incredible laugh and smile, Sloane was behind me flashing her. Go team!
I am SO impressed with Stacey’s ease and confidence in front of the camera. She did exactly what makes for a great photo shoot….she had fun being herself (with the volume turned up just a tad). Oodles of gorgeousness. I hope she doesn’t mind me saying this, but I’m probably going to put one of her photos on my fridge to remind me to work out more. If my bod looked like hers, I’d own a lot more pairs of shorts and tight dresses.
Now, let’s get cheeky….
A friend of mine posted this article on Facebook, and it’s pretty fantastic. So, I thought I’d slap it up here too. It’s about a couple of my favorite concepts, the fact that nothing is original, and how art is “made”. The blog entry was written by Austin Kleon, who seems like a pretty cool fella. If you’d like to read his post, just click HERE. Now I have to get back to some more unoriginal work. Tee hee!