Most people don’t realize this, but I ‘celebrate’ Christmas twice a year: in August and in December. Working for a craft/hobby magazine, the Christmas issue is planned well in advance and is photographed in the summer. It’s always strange to have Christmas trees up in the middle of summer. Weather during this time of year is usually 100 degrees. Not exactly Christmas weather! While I can’t show you any sneak peeks at the projects our photographer shot, I can show you a few behind the scenes shenanigans I shot. Enjoy. You might think it’s odd to take a ventriloquist’s … Continue reading Christmas in August
…one card at a time. I recently volunteered to make Easter cards for the elderly. I didn’t know how many I’d make – nor how I’d … Continue reading Design, create and manufacture happiness…
The cashier asked a series of questions to complete the application for financing on my purchase. Among the questions, how long have you been at your current employer? My reply, as of tomorrow, Oct 1st, I will be there 15 … Continue reading Welcome, Rockalita!
Today’s Random Object Wednesday is the final feature for 2013. ———————————- I received an envelope in the mail on December 24th from Anthony, my godson who is almost three years old. When I saw who it was from I decided … Continue reading Random Object Wednesday: Saving the best for last!
I wasn’t sure if my box lights were designed for the winter. I decided to take a chance and take one outdoors for a night photo shoot in my backyard. Technically, my backyard is a mess with an overgrown passion … Continue reading Winter Wonderland
Nearly every occasion or non-occasion you’ll find me with a camera around my neck or within reach. I like to be prepared. I knew I’d be taking photos of food—but the day’s photo shoot took a different twist. My uncle, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Photography
One of my favorite Christmas experiences was visiting my friend and her family in Michigan. If my count serves me right, at that time Michelle was up to 7 children—and all of them were (and still are) the sweetest children … Continue reading Michigan Christmas