Photoshoot: Chantel-Murfreesboro,TN

                              This shoot was simply a lot of fun. It’s always great seeing your vision come to life. Was it worth all of the mosquito bites, I ended up having because of this shoot, Definitely. Also, without the incredible help and generosity I had, I would not have been able to do this shoot. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

I had to use a ladder to get this shot. And let me add that the ladder was not the sturdiest, so a friend of mine had to hold the ladder while I was on it. Moral of the story, always bring a friend

We couldn’t find a cute vintage dress for this shoot,  and when we did find a semi decent one it was over $200 So I decided that I would just make one,so here is the end result.

So, during most of the shoot. This cat( which the owner let us know was over 20 years old) decided to follow us the whole time. So, we decided to let it in a shot a two. After all we weren’t really sure how much time the cat had left, so we indulged it for a few seconds.

I absolutely love Audrey Hepburn, so naturally when I was thinking of this shoot, I had to find some way to include her picture in it.

Thanks for looking

Used: 50mm Lens,28-70mm lens

Randomness: Break the fear

              It has taken me a while to fully commit to the notion of becoming a photographer. Not because I don’t like photography by any means but because I never saw myself as good enough. I think there is a lot of scrutiny  lately with DSLR becoming more easily available for upcoming photographers to be given respect. Not, that respect is something that should be given for nothing but if your just breaking into photography you have to realize that you will have to work ten times as hard to gain that respect( Which is probably how it is in any industry). I hope I am making some kind of sense. But anyways, fear paralyzed me from committing to photography but I finally decided to take that risk, realizing that I could fail and I have to be okay with that. But what I have also been learning is that its so important to stay true to yourself, that way you will have no regrets. Do the thing that makes you happy, that you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life.  But also be  open to criticism and always push yourself to the next level. If you want something go after it, dream big, no regrets. Okay, haha sorry that somehow turned into a big speech. Thanks for reading

*By the way I know I am a terrible speller and terrible at grammar but i’m working on it( So much for my college degree).

So I usually post a picture with my posts, so here is a random picture of one of the first pictures I took(via self timer) when I realized I loved photography, but didn’t realize I could do it as a career. Hey we all have to start somewhere.

Photoshoot: Sneak Peak-Chantel

                  Yesterday I had the privilege of shooting Chantel. This shoot was definitely a lot a fun, besides the 20 mosquito bites that I discovered I had this morning. This shoot evolved after I found a sweet 1967 Ford Galaxie, that I knew I had to do a shoot with. Then I just went off of that and decided to do a vintage inspired shoot. Chantel was amazing, barely had to give her any direction. Be on the lookout for the rest of the pictures.

Randomness: Behind the Scenes-Assisted Photoshoot

                    So, today I spent the day assisting my boss with her upcoming fashion photoshoot. The shoot was to help create a lookbook for her clothing line. And I actually ended up modeling one of the outfits( umm, Yeah..). I learned that I definitely like being behind the camera instead of in front of it, I think I looked awkward the whole time. I hope that she will be able to use at least one of the pictures but I did enjoy the experience. The photographer was super nice, he knew that I was into photography so he taught me a few things and asked me to shoot some pictures every now and then of the models. Definitely had alot of fun, I think it’s so important for those getting into photography to try to seek counsel from professional photographers. I hope everyone had a great day, here are some behind the scenes shots of the day.

Inspiration: Photographer-Three Nails Photography

                               I discovered this photographer when I was looking through a magazine for inspiration called Unveiled.  I  literally fell in love with all of his photo’s. First off I love the fact  that he always sticks with his style in each photoshoot that he does and I also love the fact that he is a christian. Hunter’s ( photographer) business is based in Louisiana and all his work is vintage inspired. I also believe that his wife also helps with the styling of these shoots. I am learning different things from some of the photographers that I am running across. From Hunters business I’ve learned that it’s soo important to stay true to who you are, don’t try to copy what other photographers are doing just because they are successful. Create a style that you feel comfortable with and the rest will follow. I am able to look as his photography and draw inspiration and say this is the type of photography that I would love to do. Because it’s what I know and I feel completely comfortable with creating that vintage feel.Do what works for you.  My next photoshoot will be vintage inspired and I am definitely excited!!

And seriously when or if I ever get engaged I would want him to take my pictures.

Check out his incredible work here:http://www.threenailsphotography.com

Hunter(the photographer) even took his own wedding pictures

Insight: Faith

I am definitely excited about the future. The theme since I have been in Nashville seems to be  learning about faith and what It really means to trust God.I don’t really know exactly what my future holds but I do know that God is constantly showing me that he is here with me and he is taking every step with me. I am putting my complete trust in God and in that he has provided me with some really excited upcoming photoshoot opportunies that I am really thankful for . I believe that God is always ready to give you blessings but you have to put yourself in a position to receive them.  I guess it’s about having faith that he will do it and praising him and thanking him in advance for whatever it is. At the end of the day, God has the final say. And in that we can be confident, that good will come out of whatever situation we are in. I’ll only be in Nashville for a couple more days but I am definitely expecting great things.

Isaiah 40:31:but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Photoshoot: Test shoot-Logan-Hermitage,TN

Definitely had a lot of fun with this shoot. This was my first shoot in about 2ish months, so it’s definitely feels good to get back into the groove of things. I met Logan about 2 weeks ago at a previous fashion shoot, that I was helping out at. She is amazing girl, who wants to become a fashion designer.  She has only done a few shoots but she posed like a pro, I barely gave an instructions. I definitely appreciate her taking the time out to help me out. I was hoping it would be sunny but it ended up being extremely cloudy,which I wasn’t to happy about. But I guess you got to roll with the punches . So, here are just some shots from the day. 



Lens: 28-70mm, mainly used A4.5 , Setting: Overcast

Insight: Vintage Love

                   Those who know me pretty much know that I really like vintage things. For those who Really know me, they pretty much know that I am in love with vintage things. So, today after an amazing service at church I headed to a thrift store to see if I could find some props to use for a photoshoot. So, I headed to a Goodwill because I know that they have pretty good deals on Sundays. When I got there the parking lot was packed so I had to go around the store to see if I could find some parking.  I found a parking spot and as I got out the door, the sign said  Goodwill  Outlet store. Now, let me first start out by saying I have pretty much been shopping at thrift stores all my life and I have never heard of an outlet thrift store. I almost went straight to the Goodwill store but I decided to check out this outlet. Let me tell you, when I entered it just looked like complete chaos. Everything was priced by the pound, completely weird. Some people had like 5 crates filled with stuff, and were digging deep in piles. I walked by some lady, who was hovering over all her stuff and telling everyone who walked by to stay back, because that was all her stuff. I definitely call this extreme thrifting. These people were hard core. A lot of people had gloves on to, which I now realize is a pretty good idea if you go to a place like this. But, as I was looking around off to the distance I spotted a vintage typewriter, and I pretty much made a dash to it, ready to knock anyone out of my way. I was definitely willing to pay a pretty penny for it(okay $20 max), but it ended up being only 6.99!!! Wooo, I was sooo excited . For those who know me it was as if someone had told me that I won a year supply of Ben & Jerrys chocolate fudge brownie ice cream. But, anyway this place had amazing stuff, I came out with some really awesome things, but the typewriter was my favorite! So, be on the lookout for vintage pieces in upcoming photoshoots.

Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes-Fashion Shoot

So, I design clothes every once in a while. Mostly a hobby or a good way to relieve stress. So, today we did a photoshoot with one of the skirts I made. I met these amazing girls at a previous fashion shoot, so I am so glad I am able to work with them again. Here are just some of the behind the scenes of the photoshoot. I originally wanted to take the photos in front of a rock wall but it was completely surrounded by water, so unless we wanted to drown it just wasn’t gonna happen. But we still had fun anyways, despite the creepy guys lurking around every so often. Pics of the photo session coming soon.

Inspiration: Photographer

One of my biggest inspirations in the “Photography world” is Jasmine Star. Many of you photographers know exactly who I am talking about. What inspires me most about her is that fact that she learned photography on her own. She didn’t go to school for photography( definitely not dissing those that did). But she inspires me to work hard and pursue photography despite not having any formal training. If you haven’t heard of her check her out. Her photography is so beautiful. Her work confirms my love for mainly natural light when shooting.

http://www.jasminestarblog.com/index.cfm