Scouting locations has always been one of my favorite parts of being a photographer. I recently drove over to Sampson’s Hollow to see one of my future wedding locations and to watch the sun go down. I can’t wait to add the bride and groom!
Monthly Archives: February 2008
I am just surfacing from a great visit with Mel and Sean McLellan of McLellan Studio in Franklin, TN. Mel and Sean are a husband and wife photography team that really define the word team. It was great watching them shoot and process the images at the same time. Mel’s list of strengths are endless, but I keep thinking about how much energy she puts into making sure you feel comfortable. Sean will eventually be known as the Secret Ninja Photographer because he is shooting from every angle when you least expect it, keeping everything natural. I know this first hand because they photographed me for use on my blog. Being on the opposite side of the camera is always a good experience, making me remember how it feels to be one of my clients. I appreciate their advice, talent, and warmth! Thank you guys! Here are a few of the images from the session:
Today I am lucky enough to be cleaning out a large room at a good friend’s house. Most people would not be too excited to say that, but this will be a new studio space for me. I plan to keep all of my shooting on location, but keep this space to make a mess and leave it. A space for me. Honestly this will be my new place to take ebay pictures! Ha! I used to shoot commercial and sometimes I miss it, so this will give me a chance to shoot some promotional items or sample shots of albums. My friend is even going to let me paint it. How great is that? Nancy is not just a good friend, she’s a great assistant and incredible costume designer. Her house is more like a shop of all sorts. I think Santa’s elves would like it over there. So a special thanks to Nancy for giving me a great room without a view!Maybe when it’s fixed up I will throw some pics up.
Thanks for stopping by the blog! Your comments keep me going! I am currently being harassed by a good friend of mine to update my blog more often. She’s right. It’s good to have strong mentors! You know who you are. I’m been on blog hiatus getting my new prices organized. I think every photographer disappears in the winter to do this. My new prices are updated on the web and I am excited about not only shooting weddings and seniors, but also shooting more personal projects that I plan to unveil on the blog. I have had so many fun ideas piling up since I decided to start the business, that now I plan to make time to shoot those ideas and share them with you! I titled this post Price Change and Resurfacing because I am just now resurfacing from my trip to Ohio and Missouri. I love to go to Ohio because that’s where most of my photography friends are. It’s a great chance to compare notes and sort through new ideas. My best friend Michelle is always there to support me and problem solve with me. She would make a great counselor because she is such a good listener. Her husband Steve is a part-time secret ninja that can fix any problem you don’t feel like dealing with and he makes it look effortless. Their dogs are also supportive by checking on you several times a day and seeing if you need a break to play fetch or tug of war. I spent most of my time in Missouri visiting family and former co-workers at the commercial studio, Rockafellow Photography. We had so much to catch up on. I get to see more of my family in Myrtle Beach, SC later this month. I realize this is February, but any chance to be at the beach is good for me. I will be playing catch up on housekeeping things for the business for awhile, but my goals are in place and it’s going to be a great year!