woah. what a whirlwind week and weekend and it's not over yet. shoots, shoots, and more shoots. then more weddings and traveling out of state. and then sitting at the computer editing, editing, editing.
my computer i bought in 2009 suddenly called it quits on me. i was left going into this season with (apparently) an ancient computer that was so slow, just to export 10 images left me in a position to go downstairs, make a cup of tea, and visit with the cats. yea, it was THAT bad.
so i finally had to make the decision to upgrade. but my old computer still works for everything other than what i need it for. so here they sit, side by side. one was on a fold out card table, the other on a little table, with a mess everywhere in between.
last night we finally made a new desk. i bought some really nice birch plywood, we made two sawhorses, and then we put the whole thing together. i have storage underneath for all the paperwork, gear, and film i store.
(wedding stuff all ready to go out to clients!)
on the top, the two computers sit, connected just in case i need something from the other. and it's so much more organized which makes my job easier!
what does your work space look like? care to share?! leave a link in the comments!
mark and i try to have a real, honest to goodness date night once a week. whether it's just drinks someplace special, a picnic as the sun sets, or a fancy dinner at a great restaurant, we have found it's just really nice to step outside our home life and experience something different as a couple.
he wears his fancy jeans and shoes, and i'll throw on a dress or silk shirt and apply more than just mascara. it feels good to really put some effort into how we look for each other!
this week we headed to a new place in rockland called 3 Crow. i was fortunate enough to do some of their photography, which was just a dream because the place couldn't be more beautiful. and to top it off, our friends tara and josh started it all up! and guess what? tara is one of the state's top pastry chefs.
i wasn't planning on even sharing on here that i took some photos for them, because i already did here, but our dinner last night was just unbelievable. it was so good that i really wanted to tell everyone i bumped into today that i had the most fabulous dining experience of my life at 3 Crow.
because you see, there is a gluten-free option for just about everything. i had gluten-free fancy fried onions, mark had a gluten-free baguette, we shared a shaved brussel sprout and bacon salad, ordered more fried onions, then had the quail main dish wrapped in bacon and served over grits with a side of spring radishes. and then...oh then...we had our choice of anything we wanted from the dessert menu, because guess what? it was ALL gluten-free. all of it. we ordered the coconut cream puffs covered in chocolate and butterscotch pudding.
sometimes you just have to NOT be paleo. and this was so amazing.
i think for people who are not gluten-free, maybe you will not completely appreciate my enthusiasm and, quite possibly...shock, about my experience last night at dinner. you see, having celiac's basically means that anytime i eat outside of my own home i am risking a reaction. and my reactions are not pleasant. and it's more often than not that it happens when we go out.
last night i didn't have to worry. i simply enjoyed my dining experience with amazing food that was the best i've ever had. and my belly had never felt better!
so thank you, tara and josh, for creating a fabulous restaurant with amazing food and a beautiful environment!
and to all you mainer's...get out to 3 Crow! you won't be disappointed!
the next e-course is right around the corner! starting on may 6th, it will take you through 6 weeks of amazing photographic information, personal help, and artistic exploration!
have you ever seen the above video? did i share that before? it's part of the course...it gives you some ideas on how i do what i do. and i walk you all through it in the course!
as always, i'm offering a spot to one lucky reader! all you have to do is:
The winner will be chosen on Sunday at 8 EST! Also, receive 10% off with coupon code: "aprilshowers"...offer expires on the 29th!
GOOD LUCK! xo
what can i say about california? once again i fell completely in love with everything there. i am a west coast girl at heart, for sure. mark got his first taste of west coast air and is completely smitten as well. he didn't want to leave, and neither did i! any blog readers living out there (in CA)...do you ever want to do a house swap for a week?!
the wedding was spectacular and marvelous...better than i ever could have imagined. we spent all of saturday shooting at the beautiful el encanto hotel, and the rest of the time was spent riding our beach cruisiers through the city, laying on the beach, and relaxing at our awesome Airbnb house.
i went running everyday, and at one point even joined in on a 5k race by mistake! we walked miles and miles everyday, ate fresh fruit and drank champagne, and soaked up as much sun as we possibly could.
we marveled at all of the plants and gardens and fruit trees and beautiful birds. we sat in the sun to enjoy our morning coffee on the patio, and ate dinner on State Street at a great place that immediately became our favorite.
it was hard coming home to 30 degree weather, especially after a long red-eye flight. we are trying to settle back into maine life with our layers and sweaters and wool socks. but boy...we'll be really excited when we get to go back and smell that sweet california air again...
how have you been?!
i can't tell you how much i absolutely adore and love every amazing group of people who join me for this course. i have met some remarkable people through this course, am constantly inspired by the talent that emerges, and so very motivated to continue doing this and sharing my knowledge of creative photography with others!
i am gearing up for another 6-week course starting on May 6th. it's a course packed full of information, inspiration, and personal help from me, but it's done at your liesure and doesn't make you feel stressed or overwhelmed. we've got some amazing guest posters lined up! you won't want to miss it!
and read all the awesome raves here!
would you mind spreading the news? here's a little image to share on your blog! just copy and paste the html code below.
<a href="http://eyesopenecourse.com/"><img src="http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7939/blogbutton.jpg"</a>
i'm also available for personal Skype lessons (or if you're local, we can meet up), so if you're interested just e-mail me at erin (@) alovesupremephoto (.) com
stay tuned tomorrow for an awesome giveaway!!
do you remember that article i talked about writing? well, i finally received my copy in the mail while we were away and i was absolutely blown away by the whole presentation. the photos they chose work beautifully together and i couldn't be happier!
i talk all about why i do this...why i am still here after over 6 years of blogging. and the reason? YOU! i owe so much to you all for being here, for supporting me on this crazy journey, and for your wonderful kindness. so this article is all about you!
the publication is Somerset Life, and although the recent issue i am in is not yet available, it will be soon right here!
so, thank you all for continuing to be here and offering your support and kind words. you have no idea just how much it permeates my life and keeps me smiling!
did you know i have been a professional photographer shooting with not-so-professional equipment? for years i told myself that it's not what you're shooting with, it's who's behind the camera. which is oh so true.
but i consistently found myself bumping up against some obstacles because of my equipment. what it couldn't do, being stuck in a hard, frustrating place while at a job. but i did what i could and made it work. i valued myself and knew what i was worth, even after continually being questioned by wedding guests that had cameras better than my own. but it was all good. i stood tall and delivered more than i thought capable each and every time.
but when i thought about going into this season, i suddenly panicked. i'm at a place where this is my life; this is what i do and how i make ends meet. and i want to take it further and do more and more. mark kept telling me i needed equipment that could do the job. i kept putting it off. could i use the same equipment that i've been using for the last three years? no. not really. i needed a push. i needed to take that leap.
i researched, read reviews, almost clicked the "purchase now" button many times. and almost two years has passed since i first starting thinking about upgrading. but i did it last week. my new camera arrived in the mail. it's crazy to me. i was too afraid to touch it.
mark will tell you that i'm absolutely scared of debt. i work hard to make it all disappear as soon as it happens. he'll also tell you i'm the last person i'll buy something for. everyone else in the house will have new socks, and i'll still be walking around freezing in my ones filled with holes. i'll make sure everyone else has proper running attire, but i'll be out there freezing in what i've owned for 10 years. but nevertheless, this purchase has been huge. and scary. and it's not over yet. being a professional, i need another one. a back up. with two more lenses. i'm really trying not to think about it. too scary.
i'm just getting over my fear of somehow ruining my new camera before the season starts, so i took a few photos the other day. it's a full-frame, a different lens (i miss my 30mm!), and a CANON. so it's all new to me. buttons are different, the look and feel is different. it's like starting all over and learning from scratch! even the light meter is backwards...
so these are the first images i took with it. tonight i have to master the video capabilities because we fly out to DC on friday to shoot a promo video for a band and music venue on saturday. i've got mics and lights and a new camera to deal with. so i'll be practicing like crazy this week.
in the meantime, i'm selling my Nikon gear. some of it is already sold but here's what i have left:
If you're interested, e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
well, many of you have wondered if i've already gotten married because of my new name popping up here and there. no...i assure you, you would be informed of that event and there would be many images and likely videos of it too. our big day is september 28th of this year (because many of you are asking that too!). we are planning and dreaming and budgeting and thinking of ways to make it all so unique, and well...us.
but with the day approaching yet still far away, i found myself needing to choose a permanent domain for my new portfolio site, and my checks ran out, and i was out of business cards altogether. and so i just went ahead and did it.
here i am. erin little. yup...suits me. that's what everyone says at least. i think so too. feels good. perfect timing for being in a new place, with a new life, and everything just opening up to me.
and to celebrate my new name, i introduce to you my new personal portfolio site. i've been compiling images for a while now. it's shot with 99% film! i'm very proud of that. it's nice to have a place to showcase that work which otherwise doesn't really have a venue.
so go take a peek here! i'd love to know what you think!
This is one of those "make it happen posts." This course was created because not only did I feel there was a great need to present a well written, clear and simple tutorial on basic photography, but I also knew that stopping there just wasn't enough. I wanted to give people the skills to create works of art using their cameras; unique and special images that reflect each individual behind that camera.
So the Eyes Open E-course was born. It took months of work. Months of writing, editing, movie making, research, and figuring out how to market it (still working on that!) to see some return for all that hard work.
So with the holidays behind us, many people out there looking for something to beat the winter blues, or a way to learn about that fancy digital camera gifted to them for Christmas...well, this e-course is just the ticket.
The course has received many great reviews from past participants. It's written in a way that is easy to understand, even with the (sometimes) overwhelming technicalities of photography and how it works. But I believe the information presented in this course is written in a simplistic way that allows the reader to dive in and absorb it all quickly.
The next course starts in just a couple of weeks!! Go here to sign up!
And if you feel like you can't committ to a 6 week long course, the e-book has all the information from the course. Check it out here!
(I've added a PREVIEW!)
Special deal for my readers: get $20 off the e-book until TOMORROW with coupon code "onedayonly"
As always, I love giving away one spot in the course to a lucky reader!
Comments close Sunday night at 8 PM EST! Good luck!!!
"it begins with an unmistakable thump, or is that a bump? no, rather the thunderous stomping of a child heading towards our bedroom. OMG! cover up, nah, too late for that. on the stroke of eight, e heads our way. full steam ahead.
our weekends are filled with art making. not the crafty stuff but rather full-blown, certifiable art making. mostly we steal each other's ideas. painting, yep, that's the thing for us. we have wonderful meals during our days fueling not only our bodies but our minds, crowded with new ideas.
we dance, we listen to not only the music of our hearts but also a myriad of recorded stuff.
evening comes far too soon. stories, puppetry, odd behavior on everyone's part ushers in e's sleep.
after her sleep is assured it is now the adult entertainment zone. studio time and creative dialogue between us ensues. we anticipate our time together in bed. the end of some things. the beginning of others.
then, without a sense of time, the thundering steps are heard again." -Mark's words on our weekends together.
man, we live for our weekends. time together. no rushing, no plans. we wake up late, eat lots of good food, make art, take photographs, go on adventures. it's all very lovely.
we've made it a habit to do a meal plan for the week every saturday morning, then we all head to town for a big shop. it makes the week so much easier. we also visit the laundromat (which is always an adventure in itself) and often stop for a cup of coffee and some baked goods at our favorite place.
this weekend we enjoyed lots...here's a peek!
saturday morning play. for some reason she insists on dragging all her toys out into the dining room. it creates quite the mess, but she certainly enjoys herself!
we picked up the fedco catalog yesterday at the co-op. i've been dreaming about the gardens we will put in this spring. lots of raised beds, a lot of crazy giant unique perennials, fruit trees, chickens, and more! i am so excited!
one of my favorite views is looking from the dining room table into her room. she has the most magical room ever.
the little one is learning to read and it's so much fun hearing her sound out words.
while i cooked dinner on saturday night, these two were busy at the table doing projects.
dinner. shrimp (the little one's favorite) with pesto and pasta and chard.
saturday morning pre-breakfast.
we always have sunday morning pancakes. my secret ingredient? cinnamon. they are always a hit.
sunday morning play.
hanging the little one and mark's collaborative work in the dining room.
snowman making and cutting homosote for more paintings.
and now, i've got a chicken to roast in the oven and brussel sprouts to fry and a glass of wine waiting for me and two people i love more than i could possibly say ready to play a game.
happy weekend, friends.
I'm wrapping up the second round of the Eyes Open Creative Photography e-course and I am once again BLOWN away by the participants' energy, photographs, and love of learning! It has been an incredible experience sharing my love of photography with others, and I am looking forward to many more classes in the future!
The next course starts February 1st, after the holidays and when you're looking for just a little bit of inspiration during the long winter. So join now!
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!! xoxo
I had the honor and pleasure of doing a shoot for Maine Mag last fall. Sophie Nelson (assistant editor and also author of the featured article) and I headed way out into the Maine woods last November to hunt. Yup. Hunt. It was quite the experience and we had a blast!
I was so excited to see one of my photos on the cover, as well as my contributor bio and all the photos they chose for the story. So exciting! I really enjoyed this type of work and hope to do much more of it in the future!
Happy Monday, friends! xo
I'm so happy to announce another weekend of mini sessions just in time for the holidays! YAY! Need some photos for your holiday cards? Want some nice prints to give to family and friends? Or do you just need some head shots for you but don't need a regular portrait session? Well...this is it!
What you get:
Depending on where the majority of participants are traveling from the scheduled locations will be:
First come, first serve! Slots fill quickly, so e-mail me at email@example.com and reserve your spot now! If you are interested in the Saturday slots, please provide me with your location preference.
Hope to see you there!!
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that I'm running another e-course on creative photography starting on November 1st! I've designed a new website with lots of information about the course, so check it all out here!
I had such a blast with the last one. Everyone who participated was just wonderful and we had a lot of fun together! I'd love to see more of you in the next one.
Once again, I'm offering a discount for all your Bluebirdbaby readers! Just enter "bluebirdbaby20" upon checkout and you'll receive 20% off ($30!!) the total! YAY!
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!
Hello everyone! I'm really excited to announce my first creative photography 6 week e-course! This course has been designed for people with an interest in photography who want to become more comfortable and familiar with their cameras, and learn how to take their photography in a creative direction. Eyes Open is about living your creative life with more awareness...transferring that awareness into your photography to be able to artistically document everyday life in a way that is unique to you and your eye!
Topics will include:
Weekly Lessons will make up this course. Each week will be divided into different elements. These will include:
Participants in this course will be invited to discuss the lessons, their experiences, etc. by commenting on the specific posts. Questions can be asked in the Facebook group. A Flickr group will be available for uploading pictures to share with other participants and for critique.
But most of all, we will have fun together exploring creative photography!
Registration opens TODAY! The course will begin June 25th! The lessons will be available to participants at their convenience throughout the 6 week course.
To purchase the Eyes Open // 6 week creative photography e-course, click "add to cart"
Sign up for the mailing list to receive news and updates on the course here!
a shoot for my personal portfolio. check it out over here...
Phew! Sorry for the abense my friends! Life has been, well....life. Busy and full and lovely and crazy and everything in between. Sometimes the weeks fly by and the one simple thing I've been meaning to do gets undone; like posting here. I miss you all! And I miss being in this space.
Life has been very full. Full of good food, get togethers, friends, creating, work (and lots of it), mothering, partnering, and trying to breathe in the midst of it all.
This past weekend, the little one and I had an afternoon in the big city with our friends. My assistant and I are cooking up something goooood with a certain talented someone in the big city after the holidays. So we took a couple of hours to brainstorm and check out some spaces. After we walked around the city taking some shots for a few minutes. Maria snapped these of the little one and I. I adore them. Love them. I hardly ever have photos of us together. It means so much.
And, oh my...how she has grown. I just started photographing her in a very different way. She is no longer this cute little toddler. She's matured. She's got emotions behind those eyes and expressions. It's amazing to witness and even more amazing to capture. She's the best model anyone could ever ask for. She's opening up more to the camera too. I can't wait to see where it takes us....
How are you all? I hope you are all well and enjoying life. I'll be back soon...promise.
thanks for your sweet comments about sasa's pop. it really made me feel a whole lot better reading every single one of them. you guys are the greatest.
i'm wrapping up an 8 hour day on the computer designing albums, sending in submissions, and chatting with clients, when i came across this picture....
one day after the death of sasa's pop, i headed out for my first shoot for a magazine.
after a long drive, the writer and i finally arrived to a cabin full of sweet guys.
an hour later we found ourselves sitting around the fire, singing every country song we could remember, me on the guitar, another guy on the banjo.
the writer snapped this of me. i kinda love it. we were singing "hang on sloopy" and singing like a bunch of crazy people. play the tune above and you can hear it. (not our version!)
it was a sweet time up there, in the maine woods.
i'm having one of those days where i feel so very grateful for everything. for my work, my love, my friends, my home, my family...sometimes it just overwhelms me with how wonderful it all is. even despite the challenges, there is just so much good there. it's all so much sometimes i think my heart might burst...literally. have you ever felt that? you get this incredibly light feeling, where you feel like your heart will jump out of your chest and float up into the sky like a balloon and you'll be left gazing at it in amazement.
it's just one of those days. what are you feeling grateful for today?
More shots from the winter. This was with expired b&w film. I love the grain. I just dropped my film camera off today for some repairs. It's been out of commission since the spring. I did just buy myself a "new" one on ebay. Waiting for that to arrive anyday now...
I've had a super busy week of work. I'm hoping to get another wedding preview up tomorrow, and then another a couple of days after that. Watch for those! They are super sweet weddings.
Sasa has been cooking and cleaning and doing so much around the house to make up for my domestic absence during this heavy workload period. He just fed me homemade garden tomato soup with chard and lentils, and some summer squash fries. Yum. He's the best!
We're also gearing up for the little one's upcoming birthday, then a camping trip, and then my birthday after that. I can tell September is going to pass us by in a wink...
And, oh my...school starts on Tuesday for the little one. Three half days a week. Many of you have asked about it...it's a great new school starting up in the area focusing on "place-based education." Read more here! I feel so fortunate that the little one has this opportunity!
Happy midweek, my friends! xoxo
This is film I shot last winter. Color slide film that I couldn't find anyone to develop until recently.
I adore film. I got a bunch of medium format stuff back from weddings this summer and I am in love. It makes me want to go film full time. I wonder how my wedding clients would feel about that?!
Hope you are having a peaceful weekend.
I finished the preview for the California wedding tonight. I am so excited about it. I just had to share...
We're finally home, unpacking, checking e-mails (all 220 of them), pulling weeds in the garden, planting more fall crops, and really, really, really missing California. We loved it out there. I've decided that even after all the bad rap Oakland gets, the north end near Berkeley is the absolute best. It was actually hard coming home to Maine, which is saying a lot because I love Maine so. We're thinking a second home in California?!!
I have loads of photos to upload. The wedding was breathtaking...couldn't have asked for a better location or better models! We loved every minute of our trip, from the day long drive up the coast through Big Sur (oh my...beautiful!), to taking the Bart to SF, to Chinatown, to hanging out at our favorite coffee bar in the mornings, and to totally cheating on my Paleo diet. (I did pay for it however...I walked around with a tummy ache the whole time, but boy...it was worth it!!)
We seriously can't wait to go back. Sasa's brother and wife were such wonderful hostesses. I hope they don't mind frequent visitors....
Here are some pics I captured with my iPhone...more "real" photos to follow!
Just some favorites from a couple of weddings I've shot recently. Mosey on over to here to see more!
Also, we are flying out to California in August to shoot a wedding. Anyone have any must-see's or must-do's we should add to our list while we're out there? We'll be staying in Oakland and traveling down to Los Olivos for the big day. So anywhere around those places would be awesome!
And I have one more slot for a family shoot if anyone is interested! Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I'll be back with more later! Happy Tuesday!
in the midst of
running around getting six bags of camera gear ready,
rounding up directions, phone numbers, last minute details, and making lists,
searching for the two cords that will actually make my lighting work (kind of important!),
emptying camera cards, charging batteries, checking and double checking lenses,
and trying to find enough dressy yet "i can still bend over reeaally far or lay upside down on the ground" clothes for two nights...
i am here to say hello! and goodbye! headed three states over for a wedding until Sunday night. until then, admire our inspirational sidewalk art, the little one's super sweet grown-up looking face, and hope for June weather that doesn't have us wearing long pants and fleece jackets!
oh, and thanks for all the coop love! can't wait to find the time to check out yours! xoxo
Okay. So...yea. I'm NOT pregnant. The big news is I've spent the last 5 months designing a new site and blog, rebranding myself, new logos and marketing materials, working with a kick-butt graphic designer, marketing myself as a "destination photographer", and getting everything ready for the launch which is NOW! Phew! It feels so good.
You will notice a name change. Yes, another one. This one is here to stay. I won't go into why I decided to change this stage in the game, but "a love supreme" is me. Totally and 100% completely me. Sasa chose the name and after a few days of thinking about it, it really grew on me and I knew it was it! And it's a John Coltrane album you know. (A really good one.)
I've started advertising on new sites geared towards DIY-ers and handmades and quirky couples and creative, artistic people and it's all coming together. I am psyched. I love this work. I love doing this and feel so fortunate that it's possible for me.
Owning a business is a lot of work. It's been a rough road. It's seasonal, especially here in Maine. Winter is tight and oh so hard. But I have put every intention out there to the universe that this is going to be awesome and amazing and such an incredible journey. And I feel very lucky for it all.
I'll be working with an assistant (currently still accepting portfolios) for all weddings. So if you're interested, send me an e-mail (email@example.com...until my new one is up and running in the next few days!).
Also, my online one-on-one lessons will be available soon. I am finishing up the informational booklet. If you are interested...please e-mail me. And for those of you who already have, you will be receiving some information shortly!
I also created a Q&A on Formspring where you can ask me questions (photography related or otherwise!) and you can find that here!
So that's my news. I'm beyond giddy to share with you! It's been so much work and so much love.
Please visit the new website here.
Please visit my new blog here (and leave some comments/blog love!!)
I'm on Facebook here.
I'm on Twitter here.
Please visit the unbelievably creative and talented Sarah's website here. (Um, she's amazing and lovely and wonderful and I would give her a big smooch if she didn't live on the other side of the country!)
So that's my awesome news!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!! Happy Monday!
Now it's my turn for a giveaway!!
I am so very thankful for all of YOU! Your comments mean the world to me and I am so grateful for each and every one of them.
I compiled some of my favorite prints from the past few years. The famous "pinecone" print, my seasonal set of 6 4x6 winter prints, 8 holiday cards with envelopes, and three of my favorite 5x7s.
All you have to do to enter is tell me what your favorite holiday tradition is (and if you don't have one, what's your favorite thing about the holidays?) and leave a comment by tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5 P.M. EST. Yay!
Happy holidays, my lovely readers!
What a weekend.
Sleigh rides. Christmas trees. Blessing Ways. Visits from family. Latkes. Tree trimming. Christmas music. Crafting.
Oh, it was all so marvelous.
I'm loving my film camera, although I do believe I need to get the lens adjusted. The focus is a wee bit off, but I still love the results. These photos were taken in November on a hike. The colors make me happy.
I'm finally back on flickr (yay!), so I'll be around sharing more soon!
Why, hello there! It's been awhile, huh? Yea...we've been busy and lots of stuff has been going on. Sorry to be MIA, but I'm back for some super late Monday links which is all that really matters!
I am so swamped with work, which is awesome but it means every "free" second I have I am working. Shoots on the weekends, meetings, editing into the wee hours of the morning. It's exhausting balancing all of this, but I am ever so grateful for every bit of it! I have a great Thanksgiving craft post coming up tomorrow for you, so check back for that!
Above are a couple of photos from a super awesome shoot my assistant and I had over the weekend. You really, definitely, truly must check out their full preview here.
My link list is going to be short and sweet tonight. It's late and I'm beat!
Happy Monday!! xoxo.
Oh, these two. I really, honestly, truly can't describe how incredibly sweet and loving they are. They took the train up from Boston where they live and we met in Portland for the shoot.
At the beginning of the shoot I said my usual words about feeling awkward in front of the camera, and told them just to pretend I'm not even there. Well, these two just settled in with each other immediately. You could tell their comfort with each other was extraordinary. They talked and talked, laughed, kissed, joked, and had a blast. And their photos show it! Their love is so inspiring.
One of my favorite parts of this shoot was a series I took in front of a wall covered in grape vines. They started telling me how they met...a hip-hop bar in Ireland (which Rachel said, "Well, that should tell you how good the hip-hop was!"). Matt said he was there with a friend and in walked Rachel. He turned to his friend said, "I'm going to marry that girl." And he did. That was five years ago and these two haven't lost any of that love.
You two...you ROCK. Big time. Thanks for the amazing afternoon. Enjoy your preview...(bigger here)
I got a call last week from a Mike Garrard. I almost didn't take the call because it was a foreign number, and I thought for sure it was some kind of mistake. But I picked up, and boy was I glad I did! It was Mike, from the UK, asking if I could shoot an engagement session for he and his fiance while they were in Maine for a few days. I was honored that he asked me and so very excited for the shoot!
So we met in the rain, in Portland, on Sunday afternoon. We walked around the city, finding little nooks and using some of the awesome locations I found during my last Portland shoot. I came away with some great shots. The rain soaked my camera, and I gave up the idea of switching lenses, and stuck with just one the whole time :: my 30mm 1.4f.
After the shoot, we warmed up with some good conversation and hot chocolate. Mike was voted Britian's #1 wedding photographer of 2009, teaches classes, and has been shooting for 7 years. He was so humble and so full of knowledge. It was such a pleasure chatting photography with him. Marie was so sweet putting up with our photo chat!
Here's a glimpse of the shoot (more here!). Aren't they amazing together? Marie was such a super awesome model (she is so beautiful!), and Mike did an amazing job on the other side of the camera! Thanks you two...it was such a pleasure. I hope we hook up again in the near future!!
Check out Mike's website here.
(A total accident. Over exposed. But quite possibly my favorite shot from the day.)
Just had to add this....Go view their awesome wedding here!
So, it looks like I will be heading to NYC again for the weekend of November 13th with my second shooter to take awesomely creative photos of YOU!
We have two shoots possibly booked that we are just awaiting confirmation, and have openings for three more! So please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you'd be interested.
We'd love to photograph couples in the city! And families too! An engagement shoot? Yes, please! Models, store photos...we are up for anything super funky or creative! Spread the word and the photo love!!
Happy Friday everyone! I've got a sweet friend's wedding this weekend (where I'll be a guest AND a photographer. Yipee!) and a super exciting shoot on Sunday! Yay for photos! Previews will follow...
oh my. i can't say enough about these guys. they were the best! so much fun. hey guys...can i do this again? (and then again and again and again?!)
more on my photo blog!
This couple. Amazing.
This day. Amazing.
Their love. Amazing.
There are truly no words to describe their relationship, their love for one another, or their wedding day. So unique, so loving, so full of passion and life. It was an honor to be a part of it. Please, please, please view their full preview here.
Oh my. NYC was amazing, unbelievable, and oh so incredible. I can't wait to go back. It was beyond thrilling and my time there was way too limited. I'm planning another trip and bringing Sasa with me for sure. We're gonna shop and eat and walk and take in all the sights.
The reason for my short trip? The first Feet First Session. I signed up because I have been following OLOL and Max for a while now. It is so refreshing to see someone else in the wedding business capturing things in a unique and creative way. They are my inspiration and I felt like I couldn't pass this opportunity up. AND...it was on my birthday, which I felt was a sign from above. And a big thanks to Sasa who really urged me to do this. He is my biggest supporter and my business just wouldn't be my business without him.
We met at the Impossible Project (I have so many Polaroids from the day that I will share tomorrow...). I can't say enough about Jesse, Whitney, Max, and Margaux. They are the sweetest, most generous peeps ever. It was a pleasure meeting them and they were so inspiring.
I got so much inspiration from the session, so much knowledge, and so much motivation. I have so many new ideas and know exactly where I want to take my business. I'm beyond excited. I can't wait to get working. I can't wait to be behind my camera. I love it!
Here are some photos I captured from my brief visit. I'm planning on going back for some more photo shoots soon!
Hey everyone! I'm just popping in here a tad early today (don't worry...a link post will surely be in the works later!) to announce my first annual free family photo shoot just in time for the holidays! Yay! I'm so excited about this.
Fall in Maine is beautiful, and I'm offering shoots at two separate locations in October: one in southern Maine and one a little closer to home. These photos can be made into holiday cards, mini books, prints for family and friends, etc. It will be fantastic!!! I'm only accepting 10 families, so jump on this while you can! Woohoo!
If you're interested, e-mail email@example.com
I hope to see you there!
There's no doubt in my mind that fashion photography is where I want to head. I have a major passion for it, but partly because of my location I'm not able to pursue it as I would like to. Enter Luksin Designs. Made, designed, and modeled by the brilliant Daria (remember that fashion show awhile back? that was her!) all right here in our little town.
I love her colors, the screenprints, and her shirts are all made by hand. She designed them all herself and sews them all herself too. They are made out of eco friendly materials like silk, organic cotton, and hemp. I love love love them all! I'm totally digging the terra cotta colored one!
We headed to a favorite field for a photo shoot for her new line. It was very exciting, even though I was battling a migraine and "day after wedding shoot hangover." We managed to get some awesome shots and I'm really pleased with the results. And it always helps tons to have a model who totally knows what she's doing! (She was pretty swell with all her poses!)
So check out her stuff. It's great! Here's a sneak peek...
Celia is one of my good friends. We met each other through the local co-op and have had so much fun working shifts together, shopping together, chatting together, and just hanging out. She's an amazing young lady. So bright, so friendly, and so mature. It was an honor taking her senior photos. We didn't realize just how soon the sun is setting these days (it shifts so quickly!) and ended up leaving the ocean to drive to our field and realize it was almost dark! I had to bump up my ISO for the last shots to 1250, open up to a 1.4f, and tried to have really steady hands...
Soon she'll be off doing amazing things with her amazing self. Celia...just come back to visit often, okay?! I love you girl! xoxoView more here!
Oh my. Faith. What can I say about her? She was gorgeous, amazing, the cutest thing ever, fashionable, awesome, sweet, and super good with the camera. Her mama (of Salt and Chocolate) said they were going to be in Maine for 6 days and asked me if I would be interested in a senior photo shoot for Faith. Um, YES! As soon as they got out of the car, I knew it was going to be a fun night. Faith and her mama (Mary Beth) were the cutest things ever. I had a blast photographing Faith and even got Mary Beth to join in on the fun too!
We first went to a favorite walk of mine, taking them through the Maine woods (they're from southern Cal, so this was new to them!) and then later ended up in a gorgeous field at sunset. It couldn't have been a more perfect night. And the photographs I captured? Amazing. I am in awe of Faith's beauty, her poise, and her energy. She is awesome.
Thanks you two lovely ladies. It was a pleasure to meet you both. You are two beautiful souls. xoxo
See more on my photo blog!
I love these guys so much! Ida is a dear friend of mine, and together they are well... just awesome! They tied the knot yesterday with a beautiful ceremony at the property where their house is being built, and the reception was in the town hall. It was all so gorgeous and perfect! Congrats Ida and Travis!!!
See more on my photo blog here.
Oh, this family shoot was so amazing. Go check out more here!