Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Busy, Busy

I've been so busy this whole summer, I've hardly had a second to myself, let alone time to blog and write about what I've been doing. But today, I am home with a bit more time, so I figured I would take a second to post a little bit about all the projects that have kept me busy.

One of my favorite shoots this summer was a collaboration with one of my past RCC students, Nicole. Nicole is an awesome photographer, and she also rocks at doing hair and makeup. We had been discussing collaborating on a project for some time, and then it hit us...we could do some high-fashion portraits. She worked on the makeup and hair, while I shot the portraits of our gorgeous models: Shavon and Sara. These girls rocked it hard! My awesome husband, Hugh, was along for the first part of the shoot and made me an awesome video to document how much fun we had. Please note the cars that kept circling the transfer house as we shot...haha.

As with every summer, I was also lucky enough to do a few weddings, in between my normal routine of teaching classes and doing smaller shoots.

We met Abby and Aaron through a mutual friend, LeAnne. We were so lucky to meet them, because they're now awesome friends that we love to hang out with. Their wedding was beautiful. It was a super hot June day, so we didn't get much outside time, but the sanctuary was gorgeous, so no worries. We had a great time documenting their day.

The following weekend, we photographed Maggie and Andrew's wedding in Monticello. What a fun wedding! Andrew was fresh out of boot camp for the Navy, and it was so cute to photograph him in his uniform. Maggie was gorgeous, as was the entire bridal party. I was able to bring along one of my past Millikin students, Rob to be my assistant and second shooter. He did an awesome job.
Early in the summer, I was contracted through RCC's marketing department to show campus life for a back-to-school campaign. I spent a few days wondering around campus, visiting classrooms and labs, and talking with students and professors. It was a ton of fun. Here's a few shots:
More to come shortly!!