Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dave loves me...

enough to agree to be my model as I worked on shutter speed, but not enough to do it for more than 10 minutes. Not sure I can ask for much more. Here are some of my shots:

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Introducing Cooper Dean!

Today I took pics for my friends Sam & Brett and their new baby Cooper. They've been my models for the past month as I'm learning this whole camera thing. ;) I've chosen a few of my personal favorites to show - hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I heart Ree. She's the hilarious author of The Pioneer Woman website, and I have wasted hours upon hours of my life just perusing her blog. I first found her site b/c of photography...she takes the most gorgeous pics and is so helpful - giving out free actions and PP tips. But then, oh then...I found her cooking site. Admittedly, some of her food is not up my alley. Brisket, desserts with mt. dew, and cream of whatever arent mainstays in our kitchen. But some of her recipes - mainly the ones when she was a 'big city girl' feel right at home. I saw this salad and began drooling all over my keyboard. How fantastic looking is this - I mean seriously. And it's healthy and chocked full of veggies. Anyway - check out her site if you havnt yet...I promise for a second you'll want to pick up the farm life. :)

The Pioneer Woman's Recipe

My attempt:

Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Cooper Dean!

My friends Sam and Brett had their adorable baby Thursday - it's a boy! The sweetpea's name is Cooper Dean - LOVE IT! He is perfect and I'm so happy I was able to visit them in the hospital and snap a couple shots. Cant wait to take some pics of him when he gets to his new home! Congrats Sam and Brett! We love him already.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I had a great time visiting NYC. Ate too much, drank too much, danced too long...another typical weekend with the Wake girls. :) Miss you all already! Congrats again Christine!

Some pics of the weekend:
Where the bus dropped me off at Grand Central.

This was before Heather bought a round of jager shots. Thanks.

It wasnt a good idea to 'finish up' all the alcohol on the table. Bleh.

How they fit so many people in such a small space - I'll never comprehend.

I feel like at some point we were angry with the DJ.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I could seriously work at The Office

We've had some serious goose drama of late at the adidas offices. For about 3 weeks now some geese have decided to nest right in front of our front office doors. I've witnessed our GM defend himself with a putter, multiple coworkers get chased into their cars, and my boss's face was 'feathered' last night and he's sporting a gash on his cheek. This video was made today as two coworkers tried moving their car.

If only Dwight could work with us....he'd go hunting.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Baby J is coming soon!

I finally finished proofing the shots from my good friends' Sam and Brett's maternity photos. I serve to you 'maternity photos' with a large side of sarcasm b/c I did this for fun so dont tell me I suck. ;) I am actually quite proud of how these turned out, when you take into consideration I've A) never done a 'photo shoot' before, B) one of my memory cards failed half way through the session and I thought I had lost all their pics(didnt - score!), and C) I am learning photoshop as I go. The lighting was a challenge, and for the first time I felt limited by not having a full frame camera. Anyhoo - I'd love to know what you think. I love them - I see where I have room for so much improvement, but I also had more fun doing this than I have ever had doing anything remotely 'work'ish.