Monday, April 25, 2011

Workin' Man

Hello again, hope everyone had a wonder Easter weekend!  I had an awesome time filled with not one, but TWO photo shoots and the return of fast food and pizza to my diet after giving it up for Lent.  It was all around awesome.

Friday, I did a photo shoot for an old friend from junior high and high school.  I believe I might have talked about her on the blog before as her singing career has been taking off while living in L.A.  She's been on Ellen, The Tonight Show, The Young and the Restless, and been a backup singer to countless big time acts.  She asked me to take a few shots of her and I gladly obliged.  When else do you get to photograph a celebrity?

April 22nd, 2011 - Day 112

There will be more coming from this photo shoot, but have to wait until she looks them all over and get the final approval.  She wants to make sure she looks good.  :-)

The next day, Saturday, I had a photo shoot for my little sister in order to do her pregnancy pictures.  We went to Old Sacramento to take a bunch of them and then finished them off at the park and at my house.  I am actually super proud of them and think they may be the best photo shoot I have done yet.  Special thanks to Jess for helping with come up with poses and stuff.  I had an extremely difficult time deciding which photo of the set would be used as photo of the day, but ended up going with this one...

April 23rd, 2011 - Day 113

When you love so many of them, it is way difficult.  If you have the time, check out the slideshow of the rest here as I am really pleased with them.  

Sunday was Easter and with Lent over and me able to eat yummy garbage food again, we opted for ordering pizza for Easter dinner.  It was the best Easter dinner EVER!  I took some Peeps from our friends' house for the picture of the day, but it didn't go like I wanted.  I wanted to take a picture of a Peep on fire, but we tried and tried and the bugger just wouldn't catch on fire.  Sure, he melted, but not good flames.  I opted for a non-burnt Peep staring at the messed up Peep, wondering what the heck happened to him.

April 24th, 2011 - Day 114

Today was a workday pretty much from the time it got sunny until the sun started to go down.  I felt it was a good time to go outside and take a picture of the sun going down, but more from the angle of the field rather than the sun being the focal point.

April 25th, 2011 - Day 115


Miss Sassy Pants said...

It was an honor (for me, and I'm not even the photographer!) when Andrea asked you to do a photo shoot with her while she was in town for the weekend. She was fun and a good sport, and it shows - the pictures turned out great. I can't wait for her to "approve" the rest so everyone can see them.

Cassie's photo shoot was great as well. Her and Mike look so good together - I know Lil Dude will be beyond adorable! I agree that hers is your best photo shoot yet.

Maybe between the successes of these two, you will finally believe your talent...?

I too was disappointed the Peep didn't catch on fire. THAT would have been an awesome picture...

The sunset over the field picture is amazing! I love the close focus on the grass with the bright yellow sun in the background. Another beauty!

laura b. said...

You are really going pro nowadays! Your friends and family are lucky to have you available to them for the big and small moments in their lives.

I wonder if you really let a peep get good and dried out if it would burn better? I sure see regular marshmallows catch fire often enough...why not peeps? Mysterious...

And I LOVE that sunset through the field shot. That is just plain beautiful

Mom said...

Andrea recognizes the talent you have and, while in town, why wouldn't she ask you to do a photo shoot. I was lucky to see the pictures, not the finished ones, but I know they were great with your finishing touches.

Cassie's photo shoot was a lot of fun and I think even Mike was into the pictures. They came out beautiful. Lil Dude is lucky to have his own paparazzi photographer on call. His photo shoot has started already!!

I wonder as well as Laura why regular marshmallows can catch on fire but Peeps won't. It must have something to do with all the sugar coating. Still, the picture you did is hilarious as only you can do.

Believe in yourself because you have proved beyond a doubt that you have talent. I know this is a hobby and you enjoy it for the love of it but you are "that good".

BrightenedBoy said...

The last shot in here is so beautiful.

Congratulations to your friend. What's her name?

I sing as well and I know how difficult it can be to get recognition, even if you are very talented.