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Recap – Mark in the sun!

Another holiday weekend comes to an end… and it’s starting to feel like fall is arriving a little early! I spent today curled up on my couch with my computer, a huge cup of coffee, and my itunes shuffling endlessly in the background. The patio door was open, letting in some fresh cool air that felt perfect. I’m ready for fall :)

Even though I went at a snail’s pace, I finished editing these shots from the latest shoot w/Mark. I’m definitely liking these shots better than the first shoot we did together, and I’m excited to share the highlights with you all!

Some exciting stuff is coming up soon! I have a long weekend trip to San Francisco in a few days, so I’ll definitely have some shots to share from that trip. Then next week I revisit Bryan, of DFab Studios, to photograph his new studio setup. He’s expanding to a second space, and I can’t wait to check it all out! Missed the recap from my first shoot of DFab Studios? Check it out HERE!

‘Till next time…
:)

~n

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Sneak peek! Mark in the sun

It was a gorgeous day for a shoot on the beach!

Here’s a sneak peek at Mark’s Ocean Beach shoot. Full recap coming soon!
:-)

~n

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Out in the wild in Idyllwild

A couple of weeks ago, I drove 2 hours to get to a dirt road that went up steeply and hugged the curves of a mountain to then arrive at another dirt road that led to a parking lot that sat on the edge of a large campsite full of friends :-)

Surprisingly, my car survived without too much trouble (although my nerves were shot! ha!). I arrived in time to watch a card game while having a few drinks. The evening soon led to more friends arriving, a huge feast cooked for a late dinner, and some laughs around the campfire before calling it a night. The next day started with a slow breakfast, some hiking, then lazy time in one of the hammocks, and ended with a mean game of Trivial Pursuit before heading back down the mountain.

It was a long drive home, but well worth it for a night in nature with friends! Check out the photos below to get just a taste of what a great time we had!
:-)

~n

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Me, a lake, and a few ducks

This post is WAY overdue! About a month ago, I drove to Lake Cuyamaca for sunrise. Well, I got there a bit after the sun had started rising, but I managed to get some good shots anyway. You can’t go wrong with a low sun! ;-)

Enjoy!
:)

~n

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Recap – Family day at the beach

I’m finally getting a bit caught up in my work! Here are the highlights from a super fun and quick shoot from a few weeks ago.

Enjoy! :-)

~n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Monday surprise

I sat down to catch up on session photos when I came across this. It was a quick snap between “real” shots, but I love how it looks!
:-)

~n

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I’m so excited! and I just can’t hide it!

Just a quick note because I couldn’t keep this photo to myself :)

I’m not done editing this set yet, but here’s what I think may be my fave shot from this family shoot early last week.
:-)

~n

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buh-bye July?

With just about one week left in July, it’s time to bust out the calendars and get psyched for what’s ahead. July’s been full of work and family, and August looks like it’ll be more about work and friends!

On the friends front, I’m looking forward to a camping trip to Idyllwild. I’ve never been, so it’ll be great to explore a new area (and I’m sure I’ll have loads of pictures to show for it afterwards!). I also think the local bars are missing me lately, so I’ll make it a point to stop by for a beer or two ;-)

On the work front, I’ll be prepping for the LeucadiArt Walk on the 28th. It’s a one day event, but those that have done art fairs before will agree, it’s a LOT of work! I’m hoping to meet lots of new folks, and lots of future clients :)  So far, I’ve gotten my calendars done (yay!!), and next up is placing the large order for new prints and then ordering my postcards to show off the fancy-schmancy portrait work I’ve done. Can’t wait to have those postcards in my hand!

I’d love to sneak in some photo day trips during August too. I miss taking my one-woman day trips with camera in hand and shooting everything that crosses my path! I think it’s time to reconnect with my camera. While I’m at it, I’ll be practicing a little more with my new flash. I bought it used, so no manual, and the manual I found online is not exactly thorough. So let the experimenting begin! I already did one shoot with it, and you can see the sneak peek here. I didn’t feel like I really had control of it though, so I’m looking forward to trying things out and sharing some fun results with you all!

Let’s see… what else? Oh! The most important part! I’ll be scheduling in time to recharge my brain and creativity. I’ve been feeling creatively drained lately, and there seems to be a lot going on at once while I spin in circles. Not a great feeling! As if sent by an angel, I read a very appropriate post this morning from one of my regular online inspirations, Tara Gentile. She writes about the importance of recharging yourself with rest and just plain fun. It made me think that I really should make it a point to take a little time to slow down every once in a while. If I get worn out, everything I do suffers. And nobody wants that!  ;-)

~n

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Sneak peek – Sunrise at Lake Cuyamaca

I finally made it to a sunrise shoot by the lake!! Sorta.

I was supposed to have a model working with me, and I was supposed to get there BEFORE the sun peeked over the mountains. At the last minute, though, the model had to cancel (she’s rescheduling, though, so photos will come!) and I calculated travel time wrong and got there maybe 20 minutes later than I should’ve. I did, however, still get GORGEOUS sunlight climbing its way over the mountain tops. The water was still, few people were awake, and I got to know a few of the local ducks :-)

Here’s just a taste of what I got this morning. I have lots of editing to catch up on, but a complete set will be posted within about a week!
:-)

~n

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Sneak peek – family, round 2!

I did a mini shoot with family a few weeks back (see post here), but then my brother-in-law came into town and we had reason to go back out and shoot some more!

I haven’t looked through them all yet, so here’s just a taste of what we captured.
:-)

~n

I'm a sucker for the goofy shots :)

Abuela got in on the action too!

I think they could've spent all night doing exactly this.

 

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