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Shakopee, MN, United States
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Studio's Getting A Facelift!!

I have been in my new studio since October and have been "getting around" to painting some sets for a while now! Emily eagerly volunteered to paint for me, which is a HUGE relief! I hate to paint, and i'm not very good at it!
Emily was too cute, I have never seen anyone get so much paint on themselves while painting! It sorta turned into a joke so she painted war paint on her face!
I am currently painting two sets , and plan to do a few more in the next few weeks. I really love the shade of blue the wall turned out. I was originally going to rag-roll a texture onto it, but now I am contemplating gold stars and moons. Any thoughts?? The other wall is going to be a dark and light beige rag-rolled. I am eventually going to be adding a brick wall and a barn wood wall as well. I really need to get a rail system installed too for my muslins, right now I am still using the old fashioned background stand! lol.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Looking to buy or sell equipment??

This is a great forum for photographers either looking to clean out their gearbag, or add to it! www.dgrin.com.
Check it out!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Yay Lisa!!!!

Lisa Holthaus of Elite Portrait Design started her blog right away after my presentation at Cornbelt!!! I am SO excited to see that she was motivated and inspired to get it started. Seriously, all it takes is a little bit of time and effort to get it started, and updating is a cinch!! Yay Lisa, i'm proud of you, keep up the great work!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Cool Stuff!!

Check out this video of Photosynth, it is absolutely amazing!!! It's pretty crazy to think about where the world of photography is going!! In a few years there are going to be some totally amazing things out there for us to do! (and of course, learn how to use!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cornbelt Rocks!!

I survived my first speaking presentation this afternoon at Cornbelt in Mankato! What an incredible group of people!! They gave me a super warm welcome and I felt so at ease with them! It was truly the perfect group for my "trial run"!! I hope to see many of them again at future meetings!!! Thanks so much to Erin Dunn for inviting me to speak!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Mark Kiefer snapped this shot of me on the TCPPA Summer Boat Cruise. He thought I looked very peaceful, content, and happy. I would agree. When I look at this photo it has a very tranquil feeling to it, and I feel warm and fuzzy looking at that golden sun shining on me.
The Boat Cruise was an incredible day! We had about 40 people on the photo expedition which was led by Jeff Dunn. We had three models so we broke off into three different groups to photograph. Afterwards we saw Tomy O'Brien give a presentation and then it was off for dinner on the boat cruise!
I am so lucky to have such amazing, talented, photographer friends! I feel blessed every day that I get to hang around them and learn from them! My goal thru this blog is to give back to other photographers as I have so graciously received myself!

Monday, July 16, 2007

First Blogging Presentation!!

I am all set to do my first presentation on blogging at the Cornbelt affiliate association. I am slightly terrified since it is my first public speaking appearance, but at the same time I am very excited to share my knowledge on blogging with my fellow photographers! I know that Cornbelt is a great group, and they are going to welcome me with open arms, but it is still slightly terrifying! What if I trip and fall on my face? What if I forget what I was going to say? What if my computer crashes and I don't have my powerpoint presentation to follow along with?? Yikes!

Deep breathes!!!!! Ohmmmmmm......... It's all good! That brings me to Positive Thinking! Have you read "The Secret" yet??

Friday, July 6, 2007

I hope everyone had a great 4th! I am still experimenting with blogger to see if I want to make the switch, or stick with Xanga. So far Xanga is winning out by a landslide! CLICK HERE to see my "real" blog on xanga!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Welcome to my blog!

This blog is still under construction. Please view my current blog by clicking HERE.