Friday, December 31, 2010

New Project & a Return to Older Ones

Early last year I was working on a light painting project for a juried art show. Because of some health issues I had to drop out of the show and haven't finished the project. I'm thinking it's time to finish what I started and maybe I can enter it for the 2011 show. I'm tired all the time, making it hard to get and stay motivated for a superfluous project but I'm getting really sick of looking at the half-complete work in the corner of my dining room.

 I'm trying to stay inspired with personal projects. I love shooting portraits and events, but rarely take pictures of what's going on around me. I photograph the important people in my life on a regular basis but not really the stuff I do or enjoy. Since I'm big into scrapbooking, but hardly have the time for it anymore, I'm starting a new blog inspired by Project Life and an article about taking pictures everyday, relentlessly.

 So far all I've done on it is play with the template a bit, but I've already taken my first 365 photo. I'm thinking that since tomorrow is the start of the new year I will make the time to do an inaugural post tomorrow. I probably won't update it daily, but will aim for weekly with a recap of the week's photos.

 Enjoy welcoming the new year and have a safe and happy night.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nadeen and her Twins

Today I met with Nadeen and her teen twins, Alexis and Nico, in 22 degree weather! We were freezing and I can honestly say I don't think I've ever moved so quick to get a family portrait session done. It was a fun session all the same and this is one beautiful family to photograph!

I met Nadeen through Rory after she checked out her photos from last week's session. She was quick to schedule due to WNY miserable weather and happened to get a bonus day off work so she'd get the photos by Christmas. Even though she was hanging out with me in below freezing temps she was more than gracious and easy to shoot.

This is her 13 year old, Alexis.

And this is Alexis's twin brother, Nico. They were a gorgeous set to photograph and really good sports about it all.

Thanks everyone for hanging out in such cold weather with me and making the temps bearable!