Archive for August, 2011

It is so nice to open a blog with an engagement… a happy, flexible, young couple who tolerated shooting at various times through a 106 degree day in Texas! Special circumstances surround Kaitlyn and Austin. As I write this Kaitlyn has hopefully landed safely with her family in the Philippines and Austin is back to the training/school of the Marines. Their early life will be much the same… when Austin is in the states, Kaitlyn will be with him. Upon his deployment, she will return to be with her family. Their home will be what they are as a couple verses what most American couples have in a structure. How often do we really get to capture a love story in that the aspect of ‘home’ is so secondary. They are years beyond age in this very apparent confidence and trust. While creating a story board for the photo shoot, this is what I kept coming back to – the home of Kaitlyn and Austin will be built differently. It is a place I want to visit again and I feel sure will draw many other people in. It is my hope that I have captured their strength and their love and home free of the boundaries of walls or place… as simple as the Texas fields they embrace ~ thanks to a little help from the movie, UP!

To view Kaitlyn and Austin’s complete gallery, please click on ‘proofing & prints’ above.



August 2, 2011

yel-low adj 1. of the color of gold, butter, or ripe lemons (websters)
i love yellow. not as in whole rooms – but maybe that would depend on the design. it might be a danger-will-robinson for me to have an entire room of yellow. mostly, i love bits and pieces of it. ask my girls what my favorite cooking ingredient is and they will say without hesitation, lemon (and i’m not talking lemon bars here). favorite smell (outside of the wind and warm sun in their little girl hair) – lemon. i’ve heard yellow is the color of egocentrism. hogwash. i mean how can such a warm and embraceable color as yellow have an assignment of attitude and that being such a cold one? it is a color that dances and i somehow want to learn that yellow dance of surrender, happy and content. wait, did i just apply an attitude of my own egocentric wanting?



i’ve been studying some on intentionally blurring images. i do not have the very expensive singh-ray filter, so i am playing using the filters i already own. this field of sunflowers was promising not only for the yellow appeal, but the chance to do a little ‘slur’ work. you could be thinking this is really just a lucky mistake 😉

more yellow to come!