Saturday, March 31, 2012

Grace: A stylized Modeling Session

For the end of spring break, my cousin came to stay a few nights.
Like we always do on break, we woke up at the crack of noon, 
ate some mini-wheat's and maybe a cookie or two...
And then it was time to get ready for our trip out to the woods! 
She let me do all sorts of crazy things with her hair and make up,
and even tried on the 50 outfits we decided didn't work.

Can I just say she is awesome?


Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Faces of Beauty

“I want to photograph any woman in the world who’s ever looked in the mirror and not felt good about herself at any time in her life. I want to photograph her every year through the changes of her teenage life, through her 20s, through her 30s, through her 40s, through her 50s, and as she flowers into her most beautiful-ness. I want to photograph her every year of her life to watch and celebrate the changes of who she is and what she is, so she can experience how she looks to other people”  
~Sue Bryce {photographer}

When I first heard of glamour photography a couple of weeks ago, I didn't think that it was something for me, but after watching a seminar on Glamour, by Sue Bryce, I began to feel very different about it.
And when she voiced the quote above...I knew that this was something I wanted to do
Why? Because I believe every woman is poised, talented, unique...
And deserves to know that they are Beautiful
just the way they are

I know all about hating the face I see  in the mirror, and when I first began photography, it was my 
goal to women that they are worth so much, and that the lies they hear and think when they wake up and look in the mirror are just that

So for 2012 I am starting something completely new.
I am going to be offering Glamour
and I am so excited!

But you may be just like me, unsure of what Glamour is so let me begin by telling you what it is not...

Glamour Photography is not Boudoir Photography. I do not photograph bums, breasts, bra's, or bellies
I believe that beauty is in modesty...that true beauty comes from inside

Glamour Photography is:

A chance to be elegant and to be pampered
A day to embrace the beauty God gave you

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Her name is Krista Maffia....

She would be 36 today, my beautiful cousin, Krista Maffia. 
She's one of the toughest, strongest, most loving women I ever got to meet and I miss her like crazy. She, and my other cousin Jerod, would always be the first to play with us younger cousins. They would wrestle, laugh, play, and joke with us. Today I have the chance to be just that to her 3 beautiful little girls. I love every minute I get to spend with those girls, listening to Justin Bieber, eating nutella, watching movies, painting our nails, and singing at the top of our lungs (:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A little faith, A little trust, and a whole lot of pixie dust

After a week of preparation and staying up all night I can now say 
my final assignment for the winter term is complete. 

Please enjoy!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Cheri: A Stylized Modeling Session

My best friend, Cheri, came over to spend a day or two a few weeks ago. I was so excited and could not wait to convince her we should spend our chick flick/ ice cream munching time out in the rain taking pictures. Being ever so amazing, she agreed to my idea of fun and off we went!

It was cold, it was raining, and I put mud on her face....and a little in her hair...
and she smiled for me anyway!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

My youngest little brothers

They absolutely love posing for their big sis....

...or maybe they just wanted the m&m's I bribed them with...