Monday, February 28, 2011

Don't feed the model!

Sorry, I had some friends help me choose which picture to post and that was the caption they all kept saying. This picture then started a conversation about bodies and how models really do need to eat more. I'm sorry, but being too skinny is just not attractive. Women are meant to have curves. Yes, you can take that statement too far... But I believe there is a healthy weight and that women should be more comfortable in it.

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I also like that the movement in my hand gives it a wasting away kind of feel. What's your interpretation?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

I don't know, it's just a saying I thought when I looked at this picture. I did a whole bunch of serious poses... and then decided to try something new. So the picture I'm posting tonight is actually a picture of my face as I'm basically laughing at myself. I guess it's more of a "making fun of myself" pic than anything else. Sometimes you just have to be willing to do that. More and more I realize how important it is to have the ability to not take yourself to seriously. It's hard though. I always want to look good. But sometimes the mistakes turn out even better than what you planned!

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Yes, awkward... I know. But happy! Now back to homework.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Frozen Yogurt time!

I worked hard today. But it was good work. I wore a cute dress and everything. So I treated myself to a fun time at this adorable little shop that is a frozen yogurt bar. It's so amazingly delicious. Tonight was my first time going, but I had heard so much about it that I knew I needed to go asap.
I got cake batter with brownie bites and fresh strawberries on top. YUM.

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P.s., I heard this amazing song on the drive back to my apartment today. The lyrics really... well... align themselves well with my life right now. Also makes me want to dance!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Puppy Chow!

Nom nom nom. After getting a ton of homework done today, I went out to dinner at Golden Corral with my friends Charles and Sarah. Man I ate WAY too much. It was so good though.
But anyway, I then dropped them off back on campus and then got a bit more work done. Then I had just enough time to make it over to my friend Sarah's for a quick movie night. She had puppy chow, and once again, I ate too much.

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Btw, we watched (500) Days of Summer. SUCH a good movie. I ended up relating pretty well to Summer, people were saying she was mean and whatnot, but I liked her. She was just being herself, and she did warn him... Anyhoo, I highly recommend it!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'll Fly away

This poor little bird can't fly anymore, but she is a sweetie. I'll Fly Away.

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I want to hear your interpretation of this pic. Let me know what you think! Does anything jump out at you?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Soft light

My picture today is pretty different I feel like. I used a different light source than normal, and I really like the results. I've used this before, but changed the coloring to more blue. I was living in the dorms last year, and lighting there was really difficult for shooting most of my pics. But with this focused light, the coloring just made everything really soft and defused. Love it!

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And... I'm off to wash up for bed. I love this actually wanting to go to bed before midnight thing. Make concentrating on school work much easier! Not as focused as I want to be yet, but I'm getting there.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tea Kettle

Going to bed as soon as this post is up! I would have already been in bed, but I did a script read-through tonight and I'm pretty excited about it. I have a small part, but basically... I get a death scene. It's going to be EPIC! But they have to re-work the script a lot, so we spent a good amount of time just talking ideas and stuff tonight. Hence why I am running so late.

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I had meant to take my picture with the production group... but I forgot. Bad me!

P.s., I'm not as tired as I look! This was just the coolest pose. 

It's just me

Literally, it's an Extreme Close Up. Of my face. My apologizes. I hope everyone had a great weekend. And a happy Monday. Well... I've got some homework to get done early tomorrow, so i'm going to bed now.

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Oh my, I totally thought I had posted this before going to bed. But I literally just fell alseep with my laptop right next to me, so that probably had something to do with it. Sorry! I had my picture up and everything, guess I just didn't make it to "publish." Oh well.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I feel like this picture belongs with the Red Shoes and the Purple Dress. I have a lot of fun doing candle shots!

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This is a pretty bad picture, I realize. But I'm also basically pulling an all-nighter... so I'm excusing myself.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


So... I didn't plan out a crazy awesome photoshoot today, but I really like how this one turned out. It's not quite a candid, but it certainly looks like one!

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Just chilling with some guy friends. They are awesome! And really into the music scene, so they'd randomly go off ranting about different artists and I'd have no idea who they were talking about. Made for an interesting night. Anyway, I'm off to go be a college student and stay up way to late. Gotta love random invites for movies just before midnight. Don't worry, I'm bringing my homework too. It stinks, but I want to be done this week so I don't have to really stress later. I'll be filming a LOT in the next few weeks, so I gotta start focusing. It sure would help if my mom was here...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

Hallelujah! I just barely got this picture done on time. Sorry it's not that great today, I had two homework projects due tonight and those come first. But I should be able to plan out something fun for tomorrow, so just hang in there with me! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, I should be back to a better pace of work next week. Yay!

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I feel like this is a picture of indecisiveness. Where I have to make a choice and don't want to. Which really is my life most of the time. Oh the joys of being a grown up. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Swamp Monster

Because even swamp monsters need love too...

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I had fun with this one! I thought it'd be fun to do since I'm so swamped with homework. Once I get some major projects out of the way it should calm down, but man, this is no fun right now. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Homework... but at the Clab

This is the worst. Seriously, I have so much to get don ein such a short amount of time. I can do it though. And I refuse to go crazy! This is all the time I had for today's picture though. Woo.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A cliche' in a car

So my roommates are awesome. But sadly, we rarely get to spend time together... all three of us. We started making actually decisions to do things together, even if it's just studying in the same room in the apartment. Anyway, Lauren and I had decided to go to the gym together tonight, and right as we were about to leave, Amy walks in through the door. We (I) quickly convince her to come too and away we went. We all had a great workout and then a random mini photoshoot afterwards with Amy's camera. Here's one!
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  Oh we had fun. Then it was straight back to some very serious stuff. Gosh, I think we all needed to laugh like that tonight, we've all be pretty tense recently. 
Apparently my stress has been coming out in not-so-nice ways. If I have been a jerk to you, please let me know. I don't mean it so always forget about whatever I say, and then it ends up hurting a friendship. My troubles with school work should never excuse my behavior. 

Happy Valentine's Day :)

Wow it's crazy how time flies. Hard to believe this was me last year.

I've learned a lot since then, about photography, life, and myself. I still don't have a "significant other," which is fine with me. If I meet someone, then awesome. But I don't expect anything to happen where I would gain one anytime soon.

So... on to the picture with my Chinese Silk Dress. I wore it since I had a skit to do in theater class today. I think it went pretty well. Hopefully I didn't forget any of my lines...

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It's a different sort of picture today. I didn't have my tri-pod, but I made it artsy. I only had a few minutes to take this since I needed to go change for the gym. I've been going all day, it's been stressful. My roommate led a Bible study tonight on peace, it was perfect timing. 

*Note; My friend Lawrence is engaged! Yay I'm so happy for him, and I got to be there to take pictures of the proposal! Now I just have to find time to edit them. Sigh...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Road trip back and Auditions!

Oh man, this morning was rough. It was so tough getting out of bed. And then I got back to my apartment and ALL I wanted was a nap. That didn't happen. I tried to fall asleep and then when it came time to get up I had to tell myself to get up for a good 15 minutes. Oh sleep. Why do you give me so much trouble?
Anyway, there is an advanced video productions class at my school. It's basically a class where students create 24 minute films. And tonight was a huge audition night for three of the production groups. I went to audition for all three, and I think I did pretty well for a cold read. Two I think I might at least get a call back, one I'm expecting that they will ask to use me as crew or something similar. Should be fun for me either way. Though I hope I get to act. I really enjoy it.

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Not the best tonight, but I got a cool jacket on! I stole it from my sister to replace the green jacket I finally gave back. :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weekend at VTech

What an epic day. Not everything went my way, but it was still fun. My brunch was delicious, I got to meet several of my sister's friends... AND I MET UP WITH CAROLYNN! We went out to grab some Bubble Tea, and then have a photo shoot! We didn't have a lot of time, but it was fun. I'll be posting the pictures on my Flickr soon. Here's a sneak pre-view!

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I want this dress so bad! I love vintage dresses like this, and it fit perfectly. They are expensive though. :(

Friday, February 11, 2011

Road trip

Wow what a day. I took a test, sat through a lecture, and took a very long road trip. But I finally made it to VTech and am loving it! My friend Grace and I got here too late for me to do a photo shoot with my sister like I had planned, but we should have time tomorrow. Hopefully... I've also got to do some last minute shopping due to some unforeseen circumstances. Good ones though! Anyway, I still have a ton of homework to do, but at least I got further on my mountain today, so I don't feel to bad about taking tonight off. That'll come Sunday...

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Thursday, February 10, 2011


Gah homework is killing me. I shouldn't have even taken a picture today, that how bad it is right now. My problem is that I just don't want to do it. I have NO desire to finish the homework due in two of my classes, but it needs to get done, because it is stressing me out. I am looking forward to the weekend though, it should be really good and photo-filled. I've got two fashion shoots planned, and a couple of Valentine's Day ones. I'm super excited.

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And thank you all so much for your encouragement throughout this project. I've really been learning a lot through this and it means so much to me to know that people are paying attention. My 300th yesterday was a HUGE milestone and I can't believe how far my photography has come. And it's only going to get better! :D

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

300 picture!!!

I made it to my 300th!!!!! Wow. What a crazy time it has been. I can't believe that there are only 65 more pictures to go. Hopefully I won't get stuck in a rut again and continue to grow in my photography. I really want to take the time to work on my portraiture style and to maybe focus on fashion photography till I'm done, because fashion photography does not quite pay the bills unless you are big time. But for my own personal project... :)

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I'm so proud of myself for this one. I set up my own little studio and bought a backdrop and everything. Score! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"That Girl"

My school has this really cool news show where it's "for students and by the students." A lot of my friends work to create the content and sometimes my schedule overlaps to where I am able to show up to help out and/or take behind the scenes pictures. My amazing friend Olivia is the talent on a new segment titled, "That Girl." Basically she shows up to all the social events and find out what it's about and how the student are doing and whatnot. She's great at playing the social butterfly and I can't wait to see where she takes this!

Anyway, she wears a bright pink wig when she's out and about and so... today I stole it for my picture. But then I included both Olivia and my friend Tati who is the Grad Assistant assigned to work for Option LU and they made the picture ten times better. You can check out Option LU through facebook or youtube!

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Friend Surprise!

My friend Ryan came back to town to visit and we got to hang out a lot today. It's been four months since I've seen him, so it was awesome to just catch up and hang out. I had already taken my picture though, so we didn't get shots together. Maybe tomorrow though, we'll both be on campus!

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Yes, I went to a party. No, I didn't take pictures. Lame, I know. It's situations like tonight where I wish I had a nice point and shoot so it's easy to take pictures and not annoying. So I re-created my face back at my place when I found out the Steelers lost.

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Not my best, I know. But hey, it's my 365. And it's a rest/party day.... if that even makes sense. 

Anyway, sorry to my friends who are Steeler's fans. It was a good game. I'm not even usually a Packer's fan at all, I'm a Raven's fan; but since my team and the Steelers are big rivals I couldn't make myself root for them. And yes, I am a girl and I semi-follow football. I'm awesome, I know. :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Up Before Six... on a Saturday

Why was I up before six? Because my friend Marshal is directing a short video and we had a dress rehearsal today. The only time he could get the location was from 7:00-9:00, and I picked up my friend Brittney who is the main character. She's hilarious, I really can't wait to see how this is going to turn out. It'll be really funny, that's for sure!

Anyway, I went to work out right after, but I managed to sneak in my self-portrait before changing clothes. Tri-pod less, whoo!

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Love the colors in this. And mirror shots can be hard to pull off with both angles. I'm so glad I caught this before sweating up a ton. Gross.

Friday, February 4, 2011


I wore this hat the entire day today. Normally I'm not a hat person at all, but I just couldn't resist! I got a lot of comments today. Most were, "I like your hat!" One was, "Wow, you're wearing a fun ensemble today." Haha that was from my theater professor, he was funny.

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*Texture by yndra

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Script-Writing Brain storming session!

So my friend Shawn is crazy talented. Like, way more talented than me in SO much. He can act, sing and dance, compose music and dun dun na na! Write amazing scripts (Sorry ladies, Shawn is single no longer. I know, I know).

I've written a bit about what my major is and what I want to do (here, here and here) on this blog, and script-writing is definitely a big part of that. I will randomly come up with a lot of fun little video ideas and want to write the script for them. I started talking about this one idea I had to a few guy friends, and one really wants to direct it. But since there are already a few specific videos I am concentrating on this semester, I really did not want to take it on. So I told Shawn about it and he stepped up and volunteered to write it out! I can't wait to see where he takes my little idea. Hopefully this will happen, because that would be SO FREAKIN' AWESOME!
Anyhoo.... Shawn and I, hard at work?
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Did you catch the weather?

Today was so beautiful where I was. Apparently half the country is covered in snow right now, but we hit a high of 60 earlier. Crazy. It was really windy though, I walked from main campus back to my car and I had to lean into the wind just to keep moving forward.
And for today's picture, I had to praise God for making Golden hour so perfect. :)

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pondering... with Chamomile

We were created to be creatures of habit. We create routines for ourselves that could be good, or could be very bad. I admit to creating both. However, one of my favorite routines I have is drinking tea every day (unless I'm out). Sometimes it's Green Tea in the morning, sometimes it's Chamomile at night. Sometimes, it's even both. I chose both today, and hopefully ending with Chamomile will calm me down enough to sleep.

Anyway, when I drink tea I like to take the time to think. About my day, about God, about whatever is going on in the (or my) world. Hence the tagline, "Pondering with Chamomile." Sounds like a TV show, doesn't it?

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What's a habit you like to keep up with?