Expanding my Photography Horizons


{ PREFACE: I apologize that I haven’t been very frequent on here lately. I have 4 jobs, and am going to school in the evenings for my Teaching Credential. Needless to say, my life is extremely busy at the moment. BUT, I want to make it sure I post at least once a week from now on. So I give you the OK to be on my back if I don’t 🙂 }

I am currently the Community Leader at Athleta Pasadena. We are a women’s fitness & lifestyle apparel clothing company, which focuses on empowering women to be their best. We did a fitness blogger highlight the other month, and I was asked to take the photographs of my wonderful friend, Rachel Baker. She is the creator and author of The Love Fit Life blog.

From a photography standpoint, this was really the first time I’ve really branched into professionally photographing people instead of landscapes and fish 🙂 I had a BLAST taking all these portraits of Rachel for Athleta. We were lucky to snap some pictures in a variety of locations -> Pure Barre Pasadena, Central Park, & Pasadena Fire Station 31. 

I am really interested in getting more portrait photography experience – so if you or anyone you know needs to get any portraits taken – please comment on this post 🙂

Googling over Halloween!


Happy Halloween Inter-web!

I already had my Halloween celebration on Saturday evening..so today at work I’m kind of already H-weened out. We opened up a new Dog Haus Biergarten in Old Town Pasadena- and threw a huge Halloween/Launch Party with a live 80’s cover band (M-80’s) and lot of beer, cocktails, burgers, and hot dogs for all! I had a lot of friends come and enjoy themselves- and I couldn’t have asked for a better evening. Tonight though, I think I’ll keep it pretty calm and go visit my friend who is in town and eat all the delicious pumpkin seeds she’ll be making 🙂

SO- If you didn’t know already, Google has some awesome “doodles” whenever there is a holiday or other special occasion. Today’s doodle was so cool I had to pass it on for your lovely viewing pleasure. They took 500-1,000 lb. pumpkins and carved each with a letter spelling (of course) GOOGLE! Here is the Doodle itself on the Google webpage- and some awesome behind the scenes video footage of how they made this amazing Halloweeny masterpiece!! Some of the walls of the pumpkin are 6-inches thick..and you thought carving one the size of your head was hard?!