Im having so much fun with my new blog. I wanted to share the sweet gal that helped make it all happen. My friends and coworkers will tell you Im a little bit or maybe a lot picky when it comes to design… so I looked high and low to find a designer with the same design aesthetic as mine, and… Tah Dah…I found BeSpoke, Bethany’s Blog. Loved it! So simple and Clean. Just my style, I am a neutral person. Come to find out Bethany was also a designer. She has been so patient with my many changes and tweaks along the way, and very helpful. And I really enjoyed working with her and just love her style. Her blog is one I know you guys will love and if you like a little blog of your own, I highly recommend her!
Being a photographer, and word and image junkie, I was instantly drawn to this video. Jasmine Star is a very talented and successful wedding photographer based in Orange County California. You definitely do not need to be a photographer to draw inspiration from this brilliant marketing piece. Just Click the image to view.
Thought it would be a good follow up to the previous post to show a few portraits that are all about contrast.
I love black and white photography!
I love this quote..
“I love for an image to feel like something, not just look like something.” -Elisabeth Messina
For this reason there’s nothing like black and white images.
You can see more on my Pinterest gallery HERE.
Here are a few of our favorite black and white portraits….
Click on the image and browse for yourself!
As I have collected images of interiors that I love over the years, I have found that I am usually very drawn to Contrast.(funny how this is true for my taste in Portraits as well) I really love dark spaces. They seem so warm and cozy. Don’t you just want to curl up and read a book or take a nap here.
courtesy of: Bliss
What makes an artist work “good” ? After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?…its all a matter of personal preference. To me, it all comes down to style, or more specifically, consistency of style. I one heard Tim Walden say, “I don’t so much care that everyone likes what I do, but I do care, that people know what I do.” That stuck with me.
I respect artists that have a recognizable style, whether it be fine arts, music or design. I feel like you’ve made it, when people know your work, without your name attached. How do you develop your style? Find others whose work inspires you, and not copy it, but savor it. Put all the things you love in a pot, stir it up, and see what comes out.
I love shooting newborns and babies! This is a really big trend in photography now. Carrie Sandoval and Brittany Woodall, owners of the studio, Baby As Art, are trendsetters, and are one of my favorite inspirations. There are many newborn photographers out there, but I love the simplicity of their style. You can find their site HERE, they are definitely worth sharing.
Here are a few of my favorites:
One thing I’ve learned from an early age is to find successful people and find out what they are doing right. I’ve never been afraid to ask questions. My plan for this blog is to find succesful folks, creatives, business people, moms, friends and get to know them a little better, and share that with you guys. Some questions serious, some questions fun, and forgive my southern English, please.
The first person I had to interview is Josh Moates. We have been business partners for going on eight years now. I truly believe God put us together. He is like my brother. You will never meet a more honest, genuine, kind soul. The thing that impresses me the most about my dear friend is his ability to be accomplish any thing he sets out to do. He is such an individual. He lives life on his terms, and doesnt measure success by the worlds standards. He is a tremendously creative photographer, who has that special knack for capturing something so genuine in people. He is a super talented musician. (check him out on MTV here) And just the nicest, funniest guy you will ever meet. (And just in case you ever wondered, that tattoo of his says “Salvation.”)
Check out his projects here: