As I have been staying in Yuma, AZ for the holidays, I decided to take my cousins Cassie and Jessica and do an impromptu photo shoot. We live way out in the country surrounded by lettuce fields so I had them trekking through the mud and lettuce, but I got some amazing photographs. My beautiful cousins were great models and the whole shoot was a lot of fun. These photos are lightly edited, but I love the natural, bright look.
Last week, my fellow photographer friends and I got together with our graphic designer friends to decorate some Christmas cookies. Decorating the cookies was a lot of fun, even though Jay only made inappropriate ones. Somehow, one cookie ended up having a whole orange on top. It was very relaxing and a great time spent with the friends I have made here. Later that day, we all went to Liz’s home for dinner before heading out to see the Boston Pops Christmas show at Symphony Hall. The venue was beautiful and the show was amazing. The orchestra played Christmas classics with a few new twists.
Last weekend was a busy shooting weekend. After photographing Tristan at the Frog Pond and Jane in the snow, I was asked by two fellow classmates and friends to photograph an engagement shoot they were doing. They needed stills and video for a promotional video they are making for their upcoming studio and business. We all headed to a park in Concord, MA and the photographers got to work.
A few weeks ago, we were asked to shoot several models in the studio. We had to make several key decisions from the lighting and sets, to their hair and wardrobe. I shot everything from simple portraits to high-fashion. We were also asked to shoot a model and incorporate motion. For this, I styled my model and then used a scarf to incorporate the motion.
Last weekend, some friends and family visited me from Arizona. We had a great time visiting Boston, Salem, and Cambridge. It was a busy weekend, but all I can remember is that we seemed to be eating the whole weekend. In addition to the restaurants we visited, we went to Trinity Church, Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, and walked the Freedom Trail. All in all, it was memorable weekend.
I went apple picking for the first time and as a girl from Arizona, it was very exciting. The apples were delicious and I ate several straight from the tree. The orchard was picturesque and as there were two photography students in our group, the event naturally turned into a photo session. My friend Jay Lublang and I photographed our friends from The Sandbox Sessions, Tess and Liz. They were such good sports and we all had a wonderful time. We capped the morning off with sweet cider donuts and apple cider. It was a delicious morning!
As part of our weddings module at school, we had to practice “engagement” shoots. A very nice couple was brought in for us to photograph. As a class, we walked around Waltham, MA and shot the couple in several different environments. We were able to practice not only posing and directing clients, but the technical side as well. I love the shots that I got, but I think that is mostly because the couple was so cute together.
For my friend Annabelle’s food blog Belle’s Best Bites, I went over for brunch and photographed the food prep. It was a delicious meal and the ingredients were fantastic to photograph as they were so bright and fresh. Plus, what brunch would be complete without a sparkling berry drink to go with the meal?