Monday, March 30, 2009

Photo Challenge - Urban

So many images to choose from! I spent the majority of the weekend working in Baltimore, which was a perfect setting for this week's challenge.
You don't get more Baltimore than John Waters...

These rowhomes are awesome and remind me of location scouting for the MD film office.

But the one that takes the prize in my opinion is


Thursday, March 26, 2009

20% off canvas prints

Red Bubble is having a promo until Sunday.
Check it out!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Photo Challenge - Metal

Slacker city for this week's challenge!  I did some advertising photos for a newly renovated fitness center, so here's my shot of the free weights.  Work it.

ISO 200
Shutter 80/sec

Thursday, March 19, 2009

April is Portrait Month!

I have decided to take it upon myself to declare April the official KFA Portrait month.  It is also a promo to celebrate my return to the east coast (even though I'm still missing the weather out west).  That means I will be offering $95 portrait sessions (madness!) throughout the month of April, which includes all types of portraits:
-Family/Children (do you have family in town for Easter?  Kids home from college for spring break?)
-Individual/Head Shots

-Bridal/Engagement/Boudoir (even if you've booked another photog for your wedding)
-HS Senior Portraits
-Just because your hot (ahahahahaa!!  sorry, I couldn't help myself)
or any other type of portrait photography you can think of...
Give me a call or shoot me an email if you're interested and I will provide more details.
Portraits make GREAT gifts, particularly for Mother's Day or Father's Day.  Weekends fill up quickly, so if you are interested in a Saturday or Sunday, let me know asap.
Thanks to all my clients!  I appreciate your business.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Photo Challenge - Red

I took this shot at the summerlin circus in las vegas.  It was a nightmare to white balance b/c of the red light from the tent.  Skin tones were off, but the reflection of the tent on the balloon worked quite nicely for this week's challenge.   Abstract=Bad A.

ISO 100
Shutter 100/sec.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Love Fest '09

Yesterday my younger sister, Mary, got engaged.

Today was my birthday.  I turned 29.  

Tomorrow I leave Vegas to fly back to DC.  

The weird thing is, I feel completely atypical about each of these.

I'm really happy for my sister.  I'm so glad I could be her boyfriend's confidant and assist in picking out the ring.  And I realized I'm way less concerned with getting married now than I was when I was in my early/mid twenties.  My profession is weddings.  Is love.  And I know more than anyone it is such a beautiful and natural occurrence.  Something that can't be rushed and should be treasured.  And is absolutely amazing.  

I don't like birthdays.  I tend to not advertise anymore, not because of age, but because of the forced obligation they seem to carry with them.  But I am a true pisces.  And I am very pleased with what I've accomplished up to this point in my life.  I am really excited with what revelations each year brings.  Getting to know oneself is the real journey of life.  Of aging.  Each year we learn what makes us happy and how to cope with the things that don't. 

For the first time in over a year, the southwest is not my home.  I have grown up in the mid-atlantic region.  Lived there every year except the last.  Yet leaving the desert this time makes me sad.  I feel more at home in the southwest than I ever have on the east coast.  I can't explain it.  I feel happy and at peace in Red Rock Canyon.  I feel alive.  And I know for the rest of my life I will always come back here.

I want all aspects of my life to be conscious self expression.  My business and my profession are reflections of me.  And the more I discover throughout life, the more visible that identity will be to you.  And that's the connection.  That's what it's all about.
Love Fest '09!!!!  Keepin it real.

Me with Emily & Leah, Red Rock Canyon 3/14/09

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Sisters

I have so much admiration for parents.  My nieces are 3 1/2 and 18mths, and I attempted to do a photo shoot with them by myself.  Ahahhaahaa!!  The last image pretty much sums up the day.

Leah (Sis)


Parting shot - Sis eating the legs of a ballerina and I don't know what Em is doing.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Photo Challenge - Diagonal Lines

I have joined the Red Rock Studios weekly photo challenge in addition to the group challenges on Red Bubble.

ISO 100

Tuesday, March 3, 2009