Friday, June 28, 2013

Instagram vs. Film

I recently followed the masses and created an account with Instagram. I confess that at first I would roll my eyes whenever I saw people pretending to be photographers, applying filters and a faux focus to their tap-of-a-finger photos.  I do not recall what ultimately tempted me give Instagram a try, perhaps it was actually buying a new cell phone (and the excitement of filling up your new phone with free apps). 

Below is a brief compilation of a few photos taken over the last 2 weeks. While nothing compares to the satisfaction of producing your very own work of art on actual film, Instagram is quite addicting.. and the instant gratification is nice too.  I may update my Instagram photos here every so often, as I already have many more from last weekend.  Just like those chip commercials, once to start you just can't stop! Stay tuned..

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Touring the Real Estate

Steven and I have lived in Nashville for almost two years now and since we have decided to stay indefinitely, let the house hunt begin!  We've only been researching houses for a week or two and it's exhausting.  Comparable to a roller coaster of interest and emotions..  high interest, low interest, happy speed, periods of calm, and terrifying peaks.   
Observation time in the mind of yours truly:  Upon walking through a house, I cannot help but imagine the people/person who calls it home,  You are getting a first hand view of how they live.  You smell their smell, you see their belongings, their style, and their cleanliness (or lack thereof in some cases).  More often than not it's fascinating to experience, though I confess that I will be happy when we find the perfect house that makes us (and our pups) feel at home.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekend Visitors

Big thanks to the Harpers for making a weekend trip to Nashville!  It was Josephine's first time in the Music City so we made sure to keep ourselves busy.  Here they are at the beautiful Arrington Vineyards for a Saturday evening music and picnic outing!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Nice Day for a Walk

I just spent this Sunday afternoon with some dear friends, taking photos in their wedding garb!  
Patrick and Rachel are such a fun duo, in fact, we have game night and supper club every couple of weeks.  I mean how lucky are we to live in such a beautiful city with such beautiful friends?!  There are more to come (including film), but for now here are three of my preliminary favorites from this afternoon..


Sunday, August 7, 2011

2nd Avenue North

My friend Tony is starting his own business and needed help with some photos for media, press, and general use. Below are a few that we shot in downtown Birmingham. I took both film and digital, posted below are a few of the digitals.

(P.S. I just had to throw in the one with "charm".. he's got it, so we may as well capture it. Literally.)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Moving on Up

Didn't I write an entry about boxes and packing at some point? Well here I am again, going through my life (as sorted in boxes) and wondering how on earth I will survive the next two weeks. The dust alone is making my head hurt from all the sneezes and sniffles, not to mention the rolling of my eyes in exasperation from the result of last time's attempt to sort through the madness..

'Why would I have thought that keeping this was a good idea?'
'Did I really put this in the 'keep' pile?'

I am not a hoarder by any means, the show Buried Alive makes my skin crawl.. but now that I have literally just dropped off a load of things at a nearby shelter, I came back to the house only to feel even more claustrophobic than before!

Wish me luck on this endeavor and let's keep our eyes on the proverbial prize of a new start in a new state..

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Let them eat (wedding) cake!

I must confess that I have had a blast planning my wedding! Since finishing graduate school I have had more time on my hands than usual, and for the last few months, plotting and planning of the ins and outs of a wedding have been right up my alley (while I take breaks from the job hunt, naturally).

Of course when next week is over and all the checklists are done, I will no doubt be longing for something to keep my mind busy. Hopefully I will be closer to finding a job in my new state and can spend the remaining weeks of summer writing lesson plans and planning my classroom. Wishful thinking? Let's hope not.

Below are some blogs that I have enjoyed frequenting during my six months of engagement (some more than others). Attention to detail and taking in the overall aesthetic can be super fun, at least to me! Now sure, some of the wedding photos you'll see in these links are not at all realistic.. borderline cliche'.. and almost even annoying at times- but like I said before, it's been fun to look at pretty things and to plan a big party!