17 December 2009

Friday Night Hamster Shoots :)

I am convinced that Hamsters... and the perfect photographic companion.
Perhaps I'm biast and I'm letting Hampton sway my assertion, but here are some fun things I've done with him lately :)

This is cute :), I said Apple, and he stood up like this and started to sniff. It was almost like he understood me. :)

Documentation of his escape:

The Great Escape

thwarted escape
Capture of his thwarted escape after catching him...

Getting Daddy to Visit
Making Animals speak with word bubbles is always cute/entertaining :)

and then, most of all, using Hampton to perpetuate my love for UNC basketball!
Stoked about NCAA B-Ball season Hamster after my own heart.

13 December 2009

Christmas at my Apartment

My sister LOVED Christmas.
In fact, that was one of the few holidays that my sister, mooma and me all spent together.

So here's a little sampling of Christmas in my apartment.

Holiday cookie time :)
An exercise in culinary arts... :) The dreaded candy cane cookies :)

christmas ball
My little tree I bought from Target. Every year the day after Christmas I log onto Potterybarn.com and buy ornaments. The gold balls are from 2008 :)

Of course, it wouldn't be christmas at my house without Darth Vader :)

christmas star
Star, from 2007

I'll be spending the Holdiays in Korea with my Mooma this year and Hampton, will be with his Hammy-sitters, the Weinzierls.

I love this time of the year.

12 December 2009

Lakewood in Winter

There is this wonderful cemetary in Minneapolis by Lake Calhoun.

The sunset

fox trails
Fox Trails off in the distance

lakewood rusty

Oddly instead of being wierd, I felt like it was a place of love. That these were memorials for people to give the loved ones left behind a place to go when they were thinking of them.

01 December 2009

The Weinzierl Children

These kids were a joy to work with :)
Most of these poses were of thier own conception.

The Christmas Card Shot
Christmas Card Shot

08- old school colourThe king of the backyard

I actually had to photo shop this one together to get the best faces and smiles :)

see no evil

07 vingette old school

conrad Smile

A Down moment


Taking it inside for a bit
lick my ear

Co Co's glamour shot

Love with Co Co

claire guitar
I have Nothing to Wear...

carter triage
Triages: fun with photo Shop :)
So thank you to the Weinzierls, for being such an amazing family to work with :)

28 November 2009

The Last of the Sweden Pictures :)

Finally, the last of the Sweden pictures.
Apologies for how hodge-podge they seem.


clock towerflower tsnd gamlastan
Clock tower (right) and Flowers in Galmastan (left)

crying kid gamlastan wm Crying Kid at Gamlastan

Kid preoccupied with twirling on the pole

Then back to the country-side:

out of the window
Window View

meteor lake
Meteor Lake from above the trees

dordie and theresia picking rocks
Theresia and Dordie, looking for meteor fragments.

where the deer runsuch tall trees
The Forest view from house (right) In the Forest (left)

horses in the distance Horses in the distance

power lines to somewherehudin lake Power Lines to somewhere far away (right) The Lake at Hudiskvall (left)

corridor of trees A cooridor of trees Hudiskvall City Centre

berries in the tree

cow in field Goodbye to my friend, the cow with a bell on his neck.

These should be the last of the Sweden pictures.
I've taken all of them and put them on a SD card for the Redaelli's.
Many thanks to them again for letting me come with them on thier vacation to thier family home. I love Sweden and all of the pictures I got :)

24 November 2009


Thank you Peter for being such a good sport and letting me practise on you.

peter overlooking lake

Then we had fun with some props :)
peters glasses wmcase for killer strawberries

The strawberries made me laugh... he was grabbing a knife around the time I was making him strawberry head. I liked the depth of field!

hiyah peter

Then we played with some action shots. This was the best of the bunch, but in the future I hope to get better facial expressions, but I like the action here!

peter reading book wm

Then we moved indoors. Here was a quiet shot where Peter was reading an Archie book. I wanted to create a pensive thoughful type of shot.

Then... the bowler hat came out :)
petre old top hat sepia wmbowler hat style
I played with some of the effects here. The bowler hat made me think old fashioned. Maybe it was too much, not sure... still struggling with the right balance of photoshoping.

peter eye On this one, the black and white was a definite to focus on the eye.

Then, we went to the shooting range. This one might have ended up more Artistic than portrait work, but Peter seemed to like it.