This beautiful face belongs to my roommate's girlfriend. She is here to visit and we decided to wake up and be makeup ready by 8am and drive to the Greenville Saturday Market. Karrie Lykins did a wonderful job on the peachy makeup and even got us donuts from the Donut Wagon! Is there anything better than donuts and a market with plants and veggies? I think not.
You might have noticed that when you scroll through my instagram, my images don't all match each other like a lot of other photographers. I do not have a set style. I have a set way of shooting so that all my images have that consistency, but no set editing. I always thought that you needed all your images to have a certain feel that is consistent. I am not sure how much I believe in that now.
I think that each session and each person are different and therefore deserve and require different editing strategies. I am not sure if this comes from me just wanting to do what I want, or if it comes from the fact that my images don't have the same colors. I have been working on finding my "style" but I don't think it matters all that much anymore. It would be nice for my images to be vaguely similar, but they already are by how and what I shoot.
I would love to have a solid style, but I am not sure that I ever will. I am a photographer for the art, and helping others see and feel what I do when I capture that something or someone.
My mom and I were going through some old family photos from when my mom was a baby recently, and we think someone in the family must have been a photographer. Or at least really good with a camera. I haven't been up to a whole lot recently, but it is Monday, which means blog post day! So, instead of sharing my photography, I have decided to share one of my family's photographs that we found. This is my grandma. Taken around the 60s. Classic Nan.
First of all, I live with two boys. One of them is gone for the summer and we miss him. The other is here and has been working on his Harley. Now, you may not know about my love of Harley Davidson, but I love the sound they make. I could point one out without seeing it because of the potato sound. (Thanks for that Dad)
Beymer and I were supposed to do this shoot a while back, but never got to it and it usually decided to rain when we wanted to go out. However, the sky gods looked upon us last week for this shoot. I cranked up the AC/DC and he questioned my decision of putting him in a white t-shirt (he liked the white in the end, I was right).
Enjoy these photos of roomie and his bike looking hottttttt
There are a few things that I have to say about Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
1. It was beautiful and full of art.
2. The Museum of Photographic Arts was a let down, but there was one or two very neat artists.
3. I have decided that I am in love with these cacti (cereus maybe? If you know for sure then you should let me know ;) ).
If you are ever in San Diego and are looking for museums and scenery, then I do suggest Balboa Park. Even if you are not interested in art and things, the zoo is right next door! Thank you Balboa for the amazing chance to capture your beauty! https://www.balboapark.org/
Sometimes when you see hoards of neon signs, you stare because of the bright color. Sometimes when you stare at the bright colors, your eyes hurt. Sometimes when your eyes hurt, you see a neon sign that looks like a penis. Sometimes when you see a penis, it's not really a penis.
I cannot believe that my little brother is a senior in high school! I have watched him grow up into such a polite young man and I am very proud of him. For those interested, he will be attending Clemson for business finance; so instead of being mom's problem at home, he can be my problem here in the upstate. His high school prom was not that long ago and I can finally share some images of him and his beautiful girlfriend. Enjoy!
Did you know that Clemson has a creative research project that focuses on genetically diverse crops? I have been working with Zack, who currently runs the Living Seed Ark and conducts these experiments. He does all sorts of testings at the organic farm and I have been lucky enough to photograph the progress these last couple of months.
There are 120 different tomatoes, 116 selections of peanuts and 119 varieties of okra down at the organic farm being tested for growth. The Living Seed Ark strives to connect with farmers and chefs in the area to promote diversity and great tasting products with the varieties that they grow. The varieties are maintained in a USDA certified organic environment located at the Student Organic Farm in Clemson. Sometimes during the summer, you can drive by and see hoards of sunflowers growing in the field next to the organic farm!
Here are some of the neat images that I have gotten over the past few months!
After exams, what else is there for 4 college kids to do other than go on an adventure? We had a plan to go hiking at Triple Falls and Looking Glass, then to go into Hendersonville and Brevard. Did you know there is a pinball museum in Hendersonville? It is awesome and I highly suggest that you check it out if you are in the area. I got one image of my roommate there, but haven't edited it yet. Do you want me to post a before and after?
On the trip, I took three cameras. Yes, excessive, but a good decision. I had one film camera so that I could learn, my Nikon D750, and my polaroid with black and white film. I was feeling very Ansel Adams with the black and white and I cannot wait to share those when I get the regular film developed and the polaroids scanned.
It was a much needed and awesome sauce adventure. Also, fact of the day, Brevard is home to white squirrels.
This past weekend, I second shot a wedding with my friend from journalism class. Ely Middleton is a creative who has been doing a lot of photography work lately and she is amazing. Ely knows how to direct clients, is a very welcoming person, and does her job with a smile on her face. You should definitely check her and her blog out when you get a chance! https://lettersfromely.com/