"On my journey home, I dreamt of swimming with whales. I realized that I’d had this same dream many times before. Then I knew why everything had seemed so familiar. We weren’t strangers to the sea; it had been our home, too. And deep down, we remember."
I walked past a gallery while in Paia, Maui the other week, and saw some work by the Cesere Brothers. Most of them are vivid with an fun, vibrant feel, but THIS one. Gah! This is what I dream of shooting. Someday when I can invest into pieces of art for my walls, this one's going up.
Found this gem while looking through Vimeo's staff pick videos. She says: There are some things in this world that everyone deserves to experience with their own eyes. I headed to Alaska in February with the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights with mine. That glimpse turned into an extravaganza...a party in the sky, and I was an onlooker, a face in the crowd...awestruck, mesmerized, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Night after night I was captivated by bright and colorful lights dancing wistfully above me; a graceful representation of the light in my soul. These were enchanted nights like I've never experienced. And while my camera captured a play-by-play of the spectacle, I could be found dog sledding through snow-covered forests, relaxing by the fire in a toasty cabin, or simply laying down in the snow and drifting into the dance.
This was the most amazing trip of my life so far...and here it is, summarized in under 3 minutes. This is my first time time lapse film, so it means a lot that you're here, reading this, stepping into a very special piece of my past. Thank you. x
That last picture has everything I want. Rain on the water, a dock, a body of water out your window. Or in this case, outside your wall of glass. Via Inthralld. Alternatively, you could go to Berlin rent it.
E and I at a wedding we shot last year, looking fantastic.
When we were planning our wedding back in 2009 I really wanted to make a photo booth happen at our reception. I loved the idea of all of our friends clicking away at the camera and having fun pictures to share and remember all of the faces we love by. The problem was, we were planning in 3 months and had absolutely no time to figure out how to make one work and what to use. So, when the day came, it ended up being a tripod set up in a corner sporting my old point and shoot, a couple chairs... and a dead battery.
Fast forward almost four years later. I have my own photography business, and people ask me all the time if I offer photo booths. My automatic answer is "no!" "maybe in the future!" or "I'd be happy to refer you to someone else!" Aside from my silly fear that history will repeat itself and I'll fail miserably, it's not that hard to make a successful booth.
So, when a company recently got in touch with me asking if I'd review one of their products... and it just so happened to be a portable photography backdrop... it was just too perfect to pass up. I had been keeping my eye out for one that would be lightweight and easy enough to lug around. It also needed to be able to hang any of my hand crafted backdrops that will (someday, when I make them) look amazing. And since the back drop is obviously the most important thing in a photo booth, minus the camera and flash system, I figured it's the perfect place to start. And The LA Shop pulled through. They quickly sent me the backdrop, which compacts down way smaller than I expected and is super easy to put together. I set it up fairly quickly the first time, and now that I've done it once I figure it'll take me under 5 minutes to do again. The kit includes clamps to hold the fabric which makes it way easier than I expected and quick to adjust. It also extends to 10 feet wide, which is perfect for large groups of weddings guests/college buddies trying to squeeze into one photo. Once you break it down it tucks away nicely in a little carrying case that can be slung over your shoulder, which is perfect for me when I'm trying to haul all my gear out in one load. It's sturdy, efficient, and simple. Not much else needed!
If anyone is interested in a full post explaining an easy DIY photo booth setup, let me know in the comments or via email, and I'll put one together! In the meantime, if you're looking for a good spot to get photo gear and more (so much more), head on over to The LA Shop and use the coupon code "BLOGGERS" they graciously extended to all my lovely readers.
If I'm successful, hopefully I'll have many more images to share... which might not neccessarily be a good thing.