For the month of April, our group decided to shoot LINES. Have you ever noticed that if you think about something, you start to see that thing everywhere?! Like everywhere! That was me with lines. This was a really fun photo prompt because I mostly shot abstract. Usually someone or something is my subject. But […]
… Equals magic! Can we sit and talk about how magical Polaroid cameras are? For real. You snap a photo, something tangible pops out of the camera, and a few minutes later you have a memory you can hold FORVER. There is just something so special about being able to hold that little image in […]
For the month of March, our group decided to focus on and photograph artificial light. This was a challenge for many, because when photographers think of “artificial light” we think of strobes and studio lighting. And while yes, that is artificial, so is: a flashlight, cellphone light, street lamp, external (cheap) flash, attached flash, car […]
This week, I shared a reel on Instagram of my process for watercolor painting on a black and white print. You can watch the reel here. It has been a blast sharing the creative process with my mixed media pieces and I want to invite you to join me in the creativity. It is a […]
My year-long project for 2021 will be based on photo prompts. In fact…I’ve been sharing photo prompts on my Instagram stories this past month. You can see them in my highlights. Each month, a group of film photographers pick a photo prompt to shoot. In years past we did One Roll, One Kid and One […]
Oh what a beautiful day this was. I’ll be honest, I was very worried about this day. April 9. The day my baby turned five years old. I was supposed to have all those bitter sweet feelings of my baby – the one who mad me momma – turning FIVE. And I had those bitter […]
This was a weird day. Our first weekend day social distancing due to COVID-19. We tried to make the most of it and I figured it was a good day to document.
Paris is filled with beauty. I think that’s why I’m drawn to this magical city. Everything is beautiful and inspires me to create beauty. While we were there for our last trip, I told my husband that Paris has inspired me to create more art. Not just photography, my preferred medium, but also sketch and […]
For this month, I decided to shoot with my adorable little Diana Mini and my favorite stock: Ilford HP5+. I’ve never intentionally shot diptychs or overlapping frames for the entire roll, so I did that with this roll. We were out at the racetrack for some car racing. It has been raining non-stop for days […]
Sketching and watercolor is something I picked up about a year ago. I picked both up as a way to heal after dealing with a lot of loss in a very short period of time. Photography is also an avenue of healing for me. But there is just something about drawing and watercoloring on paper […]
We are at it again! Last year, a handful of photographers did the One Roll, One Kid project where we (mostly) shot an entire roll of film on our kiddos. We loved it so much that we decided to stick together, do another project, and even got more photographers to take part in this year’s […]
What a special roll of film this is… Texas Christmas is a tradition my husband and I started for our daughter’s first Christmas. You see, we travel to see family every year during Christmas and don’t want to travel with the presents of each other. So every year we celebrate Texas Christmas the weekend before […]
Give me all the grain! For my One Roll, One Kid project this month, I did something different. Again! Instead of sitting her down for portraits, I popped a roll of film into my point and shoot and left it in there for about 10 days. This is the first month I’ve done this project […]
Pushing and pulling film has been one of my favorite things about film since I knew it was a thing. Some might think, why on earth would you shoot your film at a different speed than designed? A few reasons, actually: you don’t have the proper film speed for your lighting situation so you want […]
Totally cheated with this roll, but I don’t even care. My intention was to shoot this roll at the library the same day. But when I got off of work, picked her up, and finally got to the library it was kids galore.
September – what a month! Still very much summer here in central Texas, so this month was shot in the pool. This was a fun month full of fun, a little travel, and you guessed it…lots of pool days.
I changed it up again and shot a roll of Kodak Tri-X on my amazing little Fujifilm GS 645. It’s been a bit warm and sunny, so I thought it would be a lot of fun to shoot this roll outside. Thankfully, this little one still allows me to take her photos.
June FLEW by. I mean, flew. I blinked and the year was halfway over – it’s hard to believe. It’s full-blown summer here in Texas, so when we got a day of only 90 degrees, we took advantage of it and blew some bubbles outside.
What a month this has been. I’ll be honest – it totally snuck up on me. In fact, so much so, that I decided to try something new…instead of one roll, one kid…I tired one pack, one kid. As in – I pulled my Polaroid Sun 660 (LOVE!) out and put in a pack of film.
This is four…
March. Oh, March. We needed you. 2019 has been very rough for our family. But we welcomed March and spring with open arms. A renewing of life.
Another month down and I swear she already looks different. Am I crazy? Possibly. But they do grow fast.
My big project this year is documenting my sweet girl. This month she’s 3 years and 9 months, or in her words, “It’s taking a long time to be 4.” Little does she know how fast it’s actually going.
When your toddler tells you she wants to go to the moon, be an astronaut, and drive a big airplane when she gets big (all before the age of three) – you take her to NASA as soon as you can! Her dreams could change a million times in her life – and likely will […]
Day photographed: February 19, 2017
I did some experimenting this month. I played with multiple exposure and pushing film (in this case, two stops).
Our one roll, one day in October took place the Saturday before Halloween. Kinda, mostly, actually 100% on purpose.
Whelp, I did it again. I loved photographing my own day last month that I wanted to do it again THIS month. And truthfully…I’m probably going to make this a monthly thing. I just love those everyday moments.
I did this cool project a few years ago called One Roll, One Day. A group of photographers from all over the world set out with one roll and a goal to document their day.
I am a visual storyteller, using analog photography and mixed media. When shooting, I usually grab a plastic or very old film camera. I feel like the images from these plastic and vintage cameras aid in my ability to capture and share the story. They feel ethereal. The softness of the images add to the magic that I’m drawn to, allowing me to pull emotion into each image. I add mixed media through embroidery, watercolor, and collage to reveal another layer of the story.