Ya’ll, I am literally exhausted and can barely keep my eyes open long enough to write this post. However, this weekend was a blast! I had the opportunity to travel down to Orlando and photograph two of my friends for their engagement. After booking my Airbnb and my rental car, I saw that the weather looked bleak at best for the entire weekend. I’m not gonna lie, at first I was extremely bummed. I was already trying to problem shoot the weather so that we could still get some great shots in. Good news though! The weather held out perfectly for us…almost down to the minute!
This picture was taken on the first night I was there at Disney Springs. The sunset was absolutely gorgeous and I just had to get a few silhouette shots in. Katie and Will made sure I had a great time while I was in Orlando. Shout out to the best road trip partner ever: Haleigh. She made the trip even better than it already was.
PS: If you’ve never been to Universal Studios, go NOW!
So for those of you following along on my weekly posts, you know that I am required to post at least once a week on this blog. I am currently a photography student at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC. It’s an extremely difficult program but one I am still in love with despite the many times I’ve been on the verge of tears. My instructors are genuine people who love teaching and really want the best for each of us in the program. Kevin is our program director and the instructor who is currently teaching us about product lighting.
Our first assignment for him was to photograph a product (of any kind) in available light. For those who don’t know much about photography, available light is any light that occurs naturally without electricity. My old roommate Stephanie moved out about a month ago and her room is completely empty now so I knew that the window light in her old room was absolutely beautiful at the right time of day. I decided to shoot my product using two black pieces of matte board and a wooden tray that I purchased from Hobby Lobby (my fav place ever.) The pictures turned out a lot better than I initially expected. There are definitely areas that I could improve on but overall I think that these images show my personal growth as a photographer.
See ya next week!
As many of you already know, I sacrificed a lot to move to Greensboro to attend school. The biggest thing I sacrificed was time with my mini-me, Lily. Last weekend was memorial weekend and I had the opportunity to be off work and go home to spend 4 days with her. I cherished every moment of it. You know the saying “the days go by slow but the years go by fast?” Well you realize how true that statement really is once you have a child. It seems like yesterday I was bringing her home from the hospital and now she is about to start kindergarten.
My mom came home with a big bag of sparklers and we surprised Lily with them when the sun finally went down. I figured this would be as good a moment as any to pull my camera out and get a few shots. Last semester I started working on long exposure shots but never really got the opportunity like I wanted to play around with the concept. After it was all said and done, Lily had a ball and I got some pretty cool photos out of it. It’s times like these that I’ll never forget (I’m sure Lily won’t either.)