Sunday, January 31, 2010

Last Weekend

Hello all! Here's just an update on what I've been up to recently!

Last weekend, I participated in a workshop lead by Corina Shauntele of Steadfast Photography, and then went out to the San Diego Photog ShootOut--both on the same day! It was a long day of shooting, but I had a blast, and learned a lot from all the fabulous photographers in attendance! Here are a handful of the images I got.

For the rest of my picks, check out my Flickr or look for me on Facebook!

Tomorrow, I'm heading out to yet another workshop. (I can't get enough of them!) This time, I'll be learning all about natural light from Matthew Saville. Look for an update about the shots I get later this week!

And, on a totally unrelated note, check out this link! I love it!

Have a great Sunday! :)


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hello 2010!

Can you believe it's 2010 already? 2009 went by way too fast! This time last year, I was getting all the last-minute details taken care of for my wedding. (Our anniversary is coming up soon! Yay!) So much happened last year! Here's my attempt at summing it up:

I got married.
We spent three months together.
We took a trip to Hawaii (our belated honeymoon).
Clay was sent to Oklahoma; I stayed in the DC area.
I started taking more photos while I had free time on my hands, and attended a lunch-n-learn workshop by the wonderful Natalie Franke, where I met some great photographers in the area (including the fabulous Vida Carson), from whom I've learned a lot! :)
I started a blog.
I quit my first "real" job.
I found my second "real" job.
We moved to California.
And I lost my appendix on the way.

We spent the Christmas weekend at my sister's in Albuquerque, and she and my brother-in-law cooked up a delicious Christmas dinner for us! Here's a look at the beautiful table (before all the food)!

Then Clay and I spent New Years at home. Since he was on duty for both Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve (which is when my family typically celebrates Christmas), we decided to have our holiday feast on New Years Eve. We cooked up an entire turkey and I used my grandmother's recipe for cornbread dressing. Yum! Of course we toasted at midnight. (after I took a nap--I can't stay up that late anymore!) Unfortunately, one of these glasses didn't make it through the weekend: I tipped it over while cleaning up and it shattered! I hope that's not a sign! ;)

It's now January and we're still not 100% moved in. Recently, I've been shooting with friends, I attended PhotogShootout event in November, and I shot at a San Diego Help-Portrait event in December. So I'm getting back into my photography habit! ;) I look forward to moving on with that in the coming months.

Here’s to 2010!