30.8.11

tat-tuesday | more matching couple/best friend tattoos

birds of a feather flock together

you hold the skeleton key to my heart

i know the pieces fit

i keep finding more and more matching tattoos for friends and couples so i thought i would share! i don't think i know anyone i would get a matching tattoo with. my close friends that do have tattoos wouldn't really get the same types of tattoos that i like. maybe one day! i miss having friends that close!

here's the original matching tattoo post that i made

25.8.11

things i love thursday






  • my baby



  • gossip girl thank you a million times to joli for letting me borrow season 1 and soon season 2!



  • sleep, can i have some please?



  • "business meetings" with old friends, yummy meals, and seriously talking business somewhere in the midst of the catching up :)

other cool things:



  • building official photography website, no you can't see it, so not ready yet!


17.8.11

linkin logs | surprise surprise, more photography stuff!

[Mona Johannesson in Marie Claire Italia by Bharat Sikka]

alright, mostly photography, business, and photography business related links. i've been hoarding them like a mad woman lately trying to get serious, trying to get official, trying to get some extra income to counteract a couple of big purchases, my new proofing website, and soon hopefully a real website and some business cards.

my friend katie is returning to town so her hubby can finish school so she wants to be my business partner, this is of course very welcome because i'm sure my co-workers, boyfriend, and mother are tired of me bouncing ideas off of them. plus she has an art degree so we are working on branding right now, which is a rough process via e-mail and facebook messages, but we are trying to make it work.

anyways, here are the links...

photo booth related:
  • dime photo booth - examples, setup... trying to figure out how to make a photo booth an option for people to hire me/us for. these guys have an actual booth [neat, but i don't want to have to break it down or buy a huge car to tote it around... hmm, caravan as photo booth?] and they print the photos out on strips so your guests can have a copy in addition to them being posted online
  • prop ideas for your wedding photo booth - yes i wrote this, but now i need to reference it and start accumulating a treasure chest of goodies to help break the ice and make fun photos
business side
and some awesome photography business inspirational blogs
  • sue bryce's blog "in bed with sue"... i found her from her interview on go4pro. i need to browse more of their photographer interviews too
  • photo business tools... great marketing inspiration, i have a whole page doodled out in my notebook of ideas i've taken from this blog.
anyways, this is getting too lengthy so i will wrap it up for now. feel free to share any photography, business, or photography business links, suggestions, etc. with me :]

16.8.11

tat-tuesday

love this one so much... very artsy




it feels like a million years since i've posted a tat-tuesday...

and don't forget about a photographer feature. it's kinda sad, i like to pick the brain of other photographers, especially ones who are making $$ by doing it full time. that's where most of my attention has been. so if you are that person, taking pictures for a living, let me interview you please.

otherwise i'll be really lame and photographer feature myself.

11.8.11

tilt | things i love thursday

  • taking pictures. the wedding i shot last weekend went smashingly, i almost want to cry looking at the photos because you can just feel the love. it makes editing hard, i'm only about a tenth of the way through. i just want to take pictures, all the time and always. all day every day.
  • growing things of substance in my garden. just took rosemary, sage, and basil to share with my coworkers this week, sharing is nice.
  • brushing my teeth.... seriously, i can't stand dirty teeth. nothing quite like that minty flavor and running your tongue across freshly cleaned teeth.
  • mail! ask and you shall receive... earlier this week i received a telegram from secia of petite insanities :] thank you so much secia, you are too kind! i wish the photo was better, but i had to use my phone to take it.
  • dogs... they are for real the best pets ever. they are super social and don't shit in the house and mine is nice enough to eat all of the food that the baby throws in the floor so i don't have to clean it up.
  • talking to janae on the phone... because we miss her and she doesn't get online often enough!

plotting my escape

i've always wanted to drive across the country. to travel with no official destination, no where i need to be, no deadline on when i have to return.

just pack up a station wagon or an old vw hippy van. living "off the grid", taking millions of photographs, and letting my worries fly out the open window into a desert breeze.


4.8.11

life imitating art imitating life




hungry and locked down still on the virginia tech campus. so here are some random photos. of art and people and such.

and to the lovely person who asked where the name penny laine is from... "penny lane" is a song by the beatles that i love, which is also where kate hudson's character penny lane from almost famous got her name.