Christmas Cookies and Boston Pops

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.

Decorating Christmas Cookies Relax at Christmas Cookies and Decorators Christmas Dinner Christmas dinner Dinner and Drinks with Friends

Home for the Holidays

I recently went home to Yuma, AZ for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The weather was amazing and the company even better. It was great to see and photograph the faces I have been missing in my months away at school.

Family and AnimalsFamily and AnimalsFamily and Animals 2

Family Visit

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.
Sunflowers and sister

Brunch Shoot

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?

Refreshing Raspberry drink

Food Photographs of fresh vegetables and cheese

Fresh meats and vegetables in window

Architecture Interiors

A few weeks ago in photography class, we learned to shoot architecture interiors. As a class, we were sent to the Gore Place in Waltham, MA. The different shots we had to deliver were wide-angles, portraits and details. We could use strait exposures or HDRs. My best shots turned out to be a combination of the two. Below are some of my interiors.

Window at main staircase

Window view at main staircase in Gore Place

Main staircase at Gore Place in Waltham, MADetails of Mrs. Gore's Sitting Room

Food Shot

I am very interested in food photography. I love the attention to detail as well as the atmospheres that must be created around the dishes. We were asked to bring in food, arrange the dish, make a full set and light it. The key to food shots is shallow depth of field and lighting from behind. I brought in a dessert and arranged it on a white plate. After hanging a curtain, grabbing some branches from outside, and getting my set exactly how I wanted it, I came away with a photograph I am very happy with.