Tuesday, March 23, 2010

October 2009::: Julio&Vicky, Anytime

At some point about 4 years ago, I met Julio and Vicky. It was during one of my summer visits to see my family when I was still living in Virginia. Immediately I enjoyed seeing them together.

My brain started creating mathematical formulas almost immediately. They looked something like this:

Vicky: (Slightly-hyper, totally cute, talkative, bubbly personality)

+ Julio: (Loves to pose, easy-going, up for anything)


= Great match.

By October last year I had all my new gear and was dying to get shooting. I was also craving to shoot a couple. I had shot Amber&Benji a few weeks back, but that only made me want to shoot couples even more. So I called up Julio and Vicky and we agreed to spend an afternoon hanging out and taking pictures here and there.

And what's the only thing that could possibly make it better? Train tracks.

Train Station

See, anyone who knows me and (more specifically my photography) knows that my 23 year old self has a weakness for train tracks, only to be matched by my 14 year old self's old weakness for Dominican guys.

What?? They can REALLY dance!! Haha. Hence, the first guy I ever dated was dominican, a great dancer, and could do a triple backflip... which for some reason seemed like a much more impressive and important thing back then! Haha. Moving on...

So we started our little shoot in a little tunnel that goes under the train tracks. Nothing like having trains going over your head to make you think on your feet!

Bricks Gangsta


Gangsta Wannabe


Piggy-back ride

Role Reversal

Role Reversal Therapy?

Julio Hoodie


Kiss On Tracks

Tracks: Hug

She likes him a bit. :)

Goodbye Kiss

See? Trains DO = "Love"

Standing at the station

By the time we got back to the original train station we were at we were starting to lose daylight pretty fast. We were standing on the platform trying to figure out what to do next, when suddenly we heard some loud glass shattering. We looked to the building to the left only to find that there were HUGE flames coming out of one of the videos. We called it in and stood around for a while trying to see what was going on and if the neighbors would let the police evacuate the building. No such luck.

The fire department took about 20-30 minutes to get to the scene, and I would hate to see what kind of damage came from that. By the time the whole thing was over, it was too dark to shoot anything, so we called it a day.

I did take some shots though (some bystanders asked me what newspaper the pictures would be on! :P ) so I figured I would wrap this up by posting two of those.



Friday, March 19, 2010

August 2009::: Amber&Benji, Anytime Shoot.

I love shooting in the summer. It's a fact. The only thing I like more than summer shoots are couple shoots. There is something about them that just makes me happy. It's nice to see a break from all the craziness in life -the bad news, the stress, the people arguing in the street -and see two people that have found each other in the midst of it all. Maybe its the hopeless romantic in me, maybe I just get excited because seeing them makes me build anticipation for when I will be the girl on the other side of the camera. You know, the one with the boy? ;)

For whatever reason, I love couple shoots.


Last summer shortly after I finished editing Tim&Elisha's wedding, I started being on the lookout for another couple. You know, to feed my addiction. Of course, it didn't take me too long to see what was right in front of me: Amber&Benji.

Stand Close

Amber&Benji had been together for a little over a year, and were friends for about 5 years before that. I feel like there is a notable difference with couples who spent a while being friends before dating. Again, it could be the hopeless romantic speaking (since that is the way I want "my story" to go) but those couples always seem like they have more fun and are so comfortable around each other.

Happy As A Child

One Sunday afternoon we decided to impovise a little Anytime shoot on the church grounds. Here is the breakdown:






Skateboard Laughs

"What Are You Thinking About?"



Red Crosswalk

Sunday, March 7, 2010

July 2009::: Adventures In Scotland, with Adina Noel & Jacob Preedin... "The Self-Absorbed Entry"

It has been brought to my attention recently that there aren't any pictures of me in Scotland up on the blog. I figure that I was behind the camera taking pictures most of the time, and that therefore all the pictures with me in them would be Jacob's work.
For some reason I always hesitate to post other photographer's work on my blog. I just want to avoid any confusion going on in the future. I did give it some more thought though and decided to please the crowd and therefore post this "self absorbed" entry to the bloggity blog. I guess it's nice to have pictures proving that I was actually in Scotland! Haha.
Of course, ALL photo credit goes out to Jacob Preedin.
I hope you enjoy the randomness of it all!

Tim & Elisha's Trash-The-Dress Shoot:
"The Stalkerazzi"
(Downtown Aberdeen)

"Just Take It Already"
"Just Take It Already!"
(Edinburgh Castle)

"The Jacob"
"The Jacob"
(Lunch In Edinburgh)

Horsing Around
"Horsing Around"
(I thought the horse was hiding a secret)
(Edinburgh Castle)

Me & Aslan
I love Aslan.
(Edinburgh Castle)

Proof That I was In Scotland
(Downtown Edinburgh)

Thug Life
"The Crack Dealer"
(Edinburgh Ghetto/Black Market Organ Buying Street)
(Just kidding, it was just downtown somewhere)

Red Phone
"Telemarketers know no limits"
(Downtown Edinburgh)

Late To Church
Sign reads: "If late, please ring the doorbell."
Hence the worried look on my face.
(Downtown Edinburgh)

The Towel-Turban Is In
"Towel-Turbans Are Sexy!"
(Sarah's House in Stewarton)

"Being Kicked Out Of Glasgow University!"

If you want to know why I got kicked out of Glasgow University stay tuned for the NEXT Adventure In Scotland!