July 2010

Modeling Angel Wings for KivaPix

I had the greatest of opportunities to model angel wings for a photo shoot. This wasn’t just for any photographer. It was for the photographer who has taught me so much about everything “photography.” Bill Morgan of KivaPix sent me a photo of himself wearing a giant pair of angel wings he’d purchased saying he needed the perfect model for them. My first thought: I have the perfect hair for the job! So above is a photograph of myself wearing the feathery beauties:)

We spent about 4 hours shooting on Harry and Eileen’s former koi farm and surrounding areas on a Saturday morning in Lancaster, OH. Bill had a TON of ideas. From a swing, to climbing a tree, getting in a pond, standing on a straw round bale, playing at a church…they are all there!

To see the full gallery of almost 200 images from the shoot go here:

Angel Photo Shoot

Bourbon Trailing With Kentucky Bride Magazine

Kentucky-bourbon. The two words are practically inter-changeable. In May I went with the fantastic ladies at Kentucky Bride Magazine along the Bourbon Trail. I documented their journey through photographs. Gary and Lisa from Mint Julep Tours were our incredibly fun and informative guides along the way. It was two days a bourbon tasting fun! We started with John Brown Cooperage, then Jim Beam and on to the most impressive lunch you’ve ever seen cooked up by the Colonel at the Chapeze House in Bardstown! It was there I had my first real mint julep. Does that make me officially a Kentucky Girl?:)

After lunch we hit Maker’s Mark where we completed the experience by dipping our own bottles. The next began at Woodford Reserve, lunch at Wallace Station and ended at the very Spanish-looking Four Roses.

Over the next month I”ll be blogging and putting up the photos from the trip. In the mean time you can check out the article in Kentucky Bride Magazine. You can pick up a copy at your local Wal-Mart or Barnes & Noble!

More to come!!!

Daniel & Sarah: Anniversary; Lexington, Kentucky Photographer

Daniel and Sarah decided to celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary by having their photos taken together. It is the perfect way to celebrate each other:) What happiness to be loved by someone else! We went to Shaker Village for the shoot. It’s the best place for everything “Kentucky.” Congrautlations you guys!

To be loved is incredible!!!! Ah…Togetherness!

When Life Gets In Your Face

Some days life gets in my face. Other days-it just makes me laugh. Today, I’m choosing to laugh. Take a fun photo today!

Chris Weiss: Top-Knotch Guitarist: Commercial Band Photography

Music is part of my chemical make-up. I have been a musician myself for most of my life: piano, saxophone, tuba. Nashville feels like home to me. Belmont University is where I completed most of my undergrad. I should only feel so honored when a respected musician asks me to partner with them in creating the photography to go along with their CD. Chris Weiss, a local guitarist, will blow you away. His music talent on the guitar reminds me of many of the guitarists I knew at Belmont. You know, the ones that practiced 5 hours a day. Chris met me at Jacobson Park to start shooting toward a base idea for the album. Two hours later we’d come up with a different concept-better, cooler and just all around awesome! I can’t wait to see and hear the finished product. Try to catch Chris around Lexington when you can!

Worth it's weight in gold

April & Joel: Mini-Post, Lexington, Kentucky Wedding Photography

April and Joel’s beautiful outdoor wedding in June. More images coming soon! Who says there’s nothing to do in the country?:)

Road Trippin’ and Angel Wings

Road Trippin'

Tomorrow I’m headin’ up the highway with my sisters to Columbus. I love road trips. It’s not so much about the destination, but the journey. We’re going to see one of my favorite preachers preach Friday night. My photography mentor, Bill Morgan of Kiva Pix, is setting up a photo shoot. This time it’s different. I’ll be on the OTHER side of the lens. That’s right! I”m the model. He has a lovely fluffy pair of angel wings that needed an angel. My beautiful Barbie blond hair fit the bill perfectly! I am excited-EXTREMELY! This shoot will require me to climb trees, wade in a pond, visit a church and other random things. Stay tuned. Bill is a creative genius!