Friday, September 26, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

My new favorite photography forum ProPS just started a fun game of "blog tag" and I was tagged two days ago by the illustrious photographer Kristi Eckrich! Here are the rules of blog tag:

1) Link the person who tagged you.
2) Mention the rules on your blog.
3) Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4) Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them & leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they have been tagged.

Okay, here you go…my 6 “unspectacular quirks!”

1) I have a degree in Anthropology...the study of people's cultures, artifacts and evolution. It was a fascinating major but it took me almost 10 years of trying out careers to figure out that I didn't want to be a banker, business woman or archaeologist...I wanted to use my anthropological background to really observe people and photograph them being themselves...not just stiffly posed smiling subjects.

2) I once ironed my face with a hot iron. Yep, I nearly burned my lips and chin off. Why, you ask did I iron my face? Well I was trying to make my brother and sister laugh and I didn't know that my mom had just used it. Ouch!

3) I am NOT a cuddler, just ask my husband. I just cannot stand to be touched if I am trying to go to sleep. We have a saying in our house (one of many) "Wanna Cuddle? Grab a Dog." We sleep in a king sized bed with two pitbulls between us. But don't feel too bad for my hubby, I'm still a pretty darn good wife. ;-)

4) The sight or even thought of someone licking a napkin makes my skin crawl and my stomach jump with queasiness. I don't know what it is about napkins or those icky cotton balls you have to pull out of the pill bottle...yuck! I have a nails on the chalkboard reaction to them.

5) I have ADD which is actually a great condition for a photographer to have. Us ADDers see the world in a different way and we love the excitement of working with new people in new places everyday.

6) If given the choice between napping and just about anything else, I will ALWAYS choose the nap. I am a World Class napper and consequently a very well rested and pleasant person.

Thanks for tagging me Kristi! Now I'm off to tag 6 more unsuspecting victims.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Last Hot Day of Summer

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing the "W" Family. It was hot and humid but this family didn't let the heat phase them one bit. I have to say the "W" family wins the award for the best color coordination. "S" couldn't have done a better job picking out her family's clothing. I wonder if she knew how great those melon colors would look against their bright green lawn? Here are a few sneak peeks for "C & S." I hope you guys like what you see so far. I'm really looking forward to showing you the full set of proofs next week. Thanks for the great color-coordination and thanks to all 6 of you for being wonderful models!

Oh and a quick shout-out to my newest "employee" and assistant at Crane Photography. My husband Rich assisted me on this session and photographed the whole time in Manual Mode. I'm very proud of his progress and I'm so happy he shares my enthusiasm for photography!