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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sasha | Hill Murray High School Senior | Maplewood senior photographer

I had the best time with Sasha! She had so many fun ideas for her session! We ended up shooting on Grand Ave. in St. Paul, Sasha's favorite hangout. I can't tell you how much attention we got with her awesome bike. Everyone had to stop, comment, watch, and ask her questions about it. She was so great to work with!

Get to know Sasha!

What do you want to be when you grow up? 

What is the very first thing you'd buy if you won the lottery?
0A 1969 GTO Judge. Hands down.0

Mac or PC?    

What song gets the most plays on your iPod?    
No Quarter (Live in Madison Square Garden 1973) - Led Zeppelin

Favorite store to go on a shopping spree:    
Free People

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?    
If all survival items were already taken care of?
My beloved pillow.
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.
Notebook and pen.

Which movie can you recite every line from?    
Pulp Fiction

Celebrity crush?    
Michael Fassbender

What is your favorite place on Earth?    
Napa Valley, Wine Country.

I've always wanted to try _________________. (fill in the blank)    
treking the path to mordor and climbing Mtn. Doom.

You couldn't pay me to __________________. (fill in the blank)    
Live in Florida.

Thanks Sasha! So. Much. Fun.

Simplicity workshop images

I had the most amazing time in Salt Lake City! I have always admired Angie's style so it was amazing to be able to learn from her and soak up everything she knows. We got to shoot three sessions and style our models so it was so fun to be a part of the whole process. My favorite was when we got to work with the models one on one and get the images we wanted. The landscape out there is amazing with mountains and the awesome orchard we got to shoot in. We stayed an extra day in Park City and I fell in love. It's such an awesome resort town! So, I'm back, refreshed, inspired, and ready to take my business to the next level! I just enrolled Oliver in part-time daycare so I am excited to be able to stay on top of my work and have some work/life balance restored. Hopefully, no more 3 am work nights. Lots of changes here, but exciting ones! Here are a few of my images from the workshop:
Angie's daughter Chloe modeled for us. It was a little surreal seeing her in person after seeing her on Angie's blog for so many years... it was like photographing a celebrity child!
These three were my favorite models. They LOVED it and would have sat there and modeled for us all day long!

Stay tuned for more excitement, I'll be doing a model call soon so I can create more of these images for myself.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Out of the office...

My goodness. My life could not get ANY busier, and if it did, that would mean I am getting less sleep than the few hours I am getting a night right now! My poor blog has been neglected, along with so many other things in my life (my messy office). My schedule has been insane and my husband has been working 12-14 hour days so I am currently a single mom to three kids with work piled up and not much time for anything else.

For the exciting news... I will be headed to Salt Lake City this week for some mentoring with Angie Monson... the Angie Monson, I'm so excited to get my learn on! It is so important to continue your education as a photographer and always be trying to perfect your craft. I love being able to invest back into my business! I will come back inspired, refreshed, and ready to rock it out!

For the official announcement- I will be out of the office beginning Wednesday, September 14th through Saturday, September 17th. With so much work to do, I will be answering emails when I get back but will try to squeeze in some editing on the plane. Follow me on facebook to see what I am up to in UTAH!