Last week, I had so much fun shooting a local Father and Daughter Dance. We came in to shoot formal pictures of the fathers posing with their adorable daughters. It’s so sweet to see a little girl sharing some special time with her daddy. After each formal portrait , we gave the daddy and daughter some fun frames and told them to do whatever they wanted with them. Look how much fun it is to spend a night out with your dad! Love it!
So I was approached by a young entrepreneur, a Miss Vivi to create an album of photos for her commercial use . The adorable young business women happens to be related to me, so I did the camera work pro bono. She is saving up for a Hamster…. all wallets cost less then the price of materials… Ah kids today!
Remember your first business venture? Was it a 5 cents lemonade stand?
I loved working on this project, as I gave me a glimpse into the world of commercial photography. I tried to approach this as a real photography gig, and I am happy with the results. Vivi, I salute you, and I hope your first business venture is successful. ( Which means a hamster will live in my house, yikes !)
I love shooting on location! Some locations are more fun than others to shoot, and when I had a chance to shoot with George for his senior portraits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I jumped on it!
George is a talented photographer in his own right, so we wanted to shoot something extra fun and cool. We had a blast on the escalator. I had George pose riding up the escalator, while I rode down, shooting as much as could when our paths crossed. We did have some fun shots, but we cracked each other up more. We would each get to the end of the escalator and turn around for the next go. The best part of this process? The Rock Hall was having a benefit, and the patrons were treated to our photographic shenanigans. Much to my assistant’s horror, I am also not above laying on the floor of the Rock Hall for a cool shot. So thank you George, I had a blast. We rocked this ! (pun intended)
I Love , Love, Love my entry this year! Our Elf on the Shelf if named Snicklefritz. He gets around. Maybe you saw him all cozy with Barbie last year on the blog. If not scroll down and take a peek. Well, my pals over at I Heart Faces are holding a friendly Elf on the Shelf Photo Contest. I had so much fun with Snicklefritz and Barbie last year, I had to come up with something even more cool. I was able to combine the Elf Magic with the Magic of Rock and Roll! I have loved these Kiss dolls ever since I got them from a friend 4 years ago. They are in a glass frame, they never come out to play. For this challenge, not only did they break free, they got to party with Snicklefritz! For the photoshoot, I shot the awesome new group against a small green screen. The photo in the background is a shot I took at a Mr. Speed Concert, a fabulous Kiss Tribute Band. It’s as much fun shooting for them as it is to shoot Kissmas with Snicklefritz! So enjoy, and rock and roll all night and party every day!
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We seem to search all our lives for that missing piece of ourselves, the other half of our soul. This weekend, I was so lucky and honored to photograph the wedding of Marta and Kyle. They fit together, they complete each other. One look at the smitten couple and I just knew, their search was over. Marta’s father gave a lovely speech about the couple finding each other in a small cottage community on the Saint Lawrence river. He spoke of how the river heals broken souls, and knows what a soul needs to renew. It was just so inspiring. Sadly, my own marriage ended about a year and a half ago. Many people wonder why I choose to photograph weddings, given my current situation. My answer? Hope. Yes, weddings sometimes make me nostalgic for my past life, but they always bring me hope of a new future, every time. They affirm my search…. the search for the missing piece of myself. Marta and Kyle, much blessings to you, and kudos to you for your discovery.
To see what other Shot of Inspiration photographers, and especially what Dylan Bennet is looking for, check out his post here
For me, space is a vast magical place. Anything that gives you the space to breathe, anything that gives you the space to dream… Space is a place you go to for inspiration.
For more magical interpretations of space, please visit Dyllan’s page, http://www.flickr.com/photos/dylanlevi/