Monthly Archives: January 2015

There You Are Ant Face

January 26, 2015

HAPPINESS / Uncategorized

IMG_2087-1 IMG_2093-2Have you heard of the saying, “Wherever you are, there you are?” A very interesting former patient of mine said this to me. You know, as in your happiness is internal and not a product of THIS house or THIS job etc? OK, having a bigger kitchen or less ant invasions may actually make me happier. 

Well, how can I be my happiest self now in a windowless kitchen with daily ant attacks, waking to a nearby skunk bomb smell or a baby bedroom that is always 10 degrees hotter than the rest of the house?

How can I embrace those moments when I find an ant on my face (surely a hitchhiker from my own home) while at a friend’s house? “EW, Becky, your house is ant infested,” I yell, knowing full well that’s my ant.

First, I can demand $10 per public ant shaming from my husband. Second I get a slightly bigger (previously nonexistant) spending account because of all the money we are saving living in said ant hill. This sounds very financial. Well, I also demanded $$$ for grades as a kid. 

P.S. I just found out that this house is built on an ancient Indian burial ground. No. Really. #Poltergeist

Headshots Maison Du Soir

January 19, 2015

Photography / Uncategorized

IMG_1458-1IMG_1495-2 IMG_1453-2Courtney Kates-1-2Courtney Kates-1Thank you very much for all of your support and nice comments! This weekend I got to work with Courtney Kates, the woman behind Maison Du Soir. Courtney creates luxury loungewear you can find in boutiques and Nordstrom.com. She needed a headshot and we put together many cool looks. Here are just a few. I will post more soon. What do you think?

Reinvention

January 12, 2015

HAPPINESS / Photography / Uncategorized

IMG_1248-1IMG_1206-1IMG_1207-2IMG_1210-3IMG_1211-4IMG_1217-5IMG_1226-6IMG_1232-7How many times have you reinvented yourself? A new identity? Maybe a new career or new relationships? Sometimes it is by conscious  choice and sometimes interesting situations arise. 

It is a brand new year. Are you looking to reinvent yourself in any way? Is there something you or just a part of yourself wants to be?

YES! I am truly enjoying my life as a mother now. That is in full swing and so wonderful and now I am now a photographer as well! Here is a little shoot I did with my captive model. MWAHAHAHAH. I hope you join me on this journey!

PLEASE share with me what reinventions you are exploring!!!!!

 

Photography Challenge

January 5, 2015

Photography / Uncategorized

Scarf Beach-1 Scarf Beach-2 Scarf Beach-3 Scarf Beach-5I am a crazy Instagram photographer stalker these days. If some of these people knew how many times I look at their photos, they may consider a restraining order. It’s no secret that I’m completely obsessive and lately it’s been photography. Recently I schlepped for a friend of mine on one of her shoots and she taught me so much!

SO I took to some sunset selfies last night to practice lighting looks. That last photo was take by Chris BTW (obvi).  This may be the longest eye contact poor Charlie has received from me since Grant was born. GAH! Ah, add “LOVE THE PUP” to the resolution list!!!

Sunset lighting 

See how the lighting is so different in the three selfies? Just different angles taken about an hour before sunset. 

Backlighting: try posing with the sun at your back (or side as in the last photo) and block the sun with part of your body. If you’re using an iPhone, tap the dark part of the image (you).

Geometry

Look for triangles in photos (or any shapes for that matter). Use arms, fingers, yourself and you subject etc. to make shapes. 

Currently I’m doing a #30dayphotochallenge on my Instagram where I use a prompt from Click it up a Notch. So far it may take me a few months but I’m doing it!! 

Let me know what photo techniques you’ve learned lately or are interested in!