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Happy New Year!!

1 Jan

072_12131_fullHappy New Year!! 2015 was a CRAZY year, both personally and for the business! Hubby (the cute one, pictured here) was gone for the first part of the year (which was only half of the the deployment) and I was discovering San Diego on my own, with my baby puppy Widdle. The last half has been a whirlwind, including losing Widdle, getting two new baby puppies, Wicket and Weechee, moving to a new place, much more exploring, and becoming a member of Spanish Village and figuring out what to do with my business. At the beginning of the year, I was going to pursue photojournalism, but I had no idea that I would get the opportunity to be one of the artists at Spanish Village! I am excited to continue to photograph the things that I love the most, and for 2016, the current plan is to expand into product photography. I love capturing interesting details, angles, etc. when I take photos, so I would love to be able to use my perspective to try to take great photos of people’s products!

This is me sorta making New Year’s resolutions, because I’ve never been into that. So it’s my business goal for the year; product photography! My other goal is to enjoy life as much this year as last year, and even more!  I am also going to try to be better at posting on here. 🙂  I hope all of you had wonderful 2015’s and have even better 2016’s ahead!

Thank you to Robyn Icks Photography for the amazing photo!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

16 Oct

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.”

Alright y’all… This is my FAVORITE thing to photograph.  I don’t post as many of them, because I’m never sure if other people like them as much as I do, but seriously, my favorite thing in the world to take photos of is “ordinary” things.  I am very detail-oriented, so I notice little things that others often do not.  In addition, I find almost everything beautiful.  Give me something “boring”, and there’s a good chance I can pick out something about it that I find beautiful.  And then cry about it, because I cry about beautiful things.  Yup, that’s me…cries about everything.  It’s great!

I had a hard time choosing one photo for this challenge, as you might guess from what I just said…I might have to make my own regular posts of (extra)ordinary things!  I just took this photo yesterday, so I choose it because it was my most recent (extra)ordinary thing, and one I hadn’t edited yet.  I was also excited to have a use for these fabulous mushrooms, because I wasn’t sure what to do with them otherwise. 🙂 I absolutely hate mushrooms as a food, I keep trying but I have not yet found a mushroom that I like, but I am completely fascinated by them, and tend to freak out when I find some.  Just look at them!!  Aren’t they fantastic?!

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Garden Party of the Century

8 Oct

Anything that has this name, of course I had to go! Since this year is Balboa Park’s centennial anniversary, they are doing a bunch of special things all year long, and a big floral party was one of them. I unfortunately had to miss most of it, but did get to see this one small part of it. You can’t go wrong with flowers!

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MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show

30 Sep

I love cars.  If y’all haven’t figured that out already… I particularly love old cars.  I mean…I love super fancy cars too, but your average car now is definitely not as awesome as your average vintage car.  Therefore, vintage car shows are particularly fantastic, such as this one.  It’s the Coronado car show (although not the Coronado Speed Festival, which actually took place two weekends ago, and I missed due to being at Disneyland for Dapper Day!  So many things), and there were so many amazing vintage cars!  It was such a fun car show.

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Coronado Flower Show, part 2

29 Sep

This is the second and last set of photos from the Coronado Flower Show, the first is here.

Coronado Flower Show

28 Sep

As I mentioned in my last post, I LOVE flowers.  I have never been to a show that was just flowers, so I was pretty excited to go to the Coronado Flower Show.  It was AMAZING!!  I’ve never seen so many flowers in one place, and there was a great variety of different types of displays, including tiny arrangements, table settings, children’s creations, etc.  There was even some live music!  This is my first post out of two, because I have so many photos!

Flowers

27 Sep

Here is a random picture of flowers. 🙂 Flowers are my favorite, and I need to work on posting more of my individual photo edits on here, so here’s a start!flowers w (1 of 1)

Barrio Logan

16 Sep

So I decided that I was going to go to each neighborhood in San Diego, and take photos of everything that looked cool.  I made it through one neighborhood so far (and it was the easiest one on the list), with the exception of La Jolla, which I have been working on slowly.  At least I finally edited the photos though, right?  Barrio Logan is an interesting neighborhood, and I haven’t been here long enough to really know much about it.  I don’t want to say much for fear of being wrong about anything, but it seems to have a thriving art community.  It also has (as you can quite obviously see) TONS of murals, which I love.  It’s quite beautiful, although the neighborhood still looks pretty poor.  It’s an interesting contrast, but I love all the character it has.  I also love all the effort “they” (whoever “they” are) are putting into it.  It will be interesting to see the future of Barrio Logan.

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Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase

14 Sep

Hey, I managed to get the spring showcase photos done before the actual fashion week! Just barely though… I was hoping to be able to go to fashion week this year, possibly as a photographer, but I was trying to build up my portfolio before I applied, and then never got around to applying. Now there are about a million things going on at the same time, so it’s not so convenient…will make more of an effort next year! Since I am on the email list though, I found out about all the wonderful events they had throughout the year, and while I unfortunately missed most of them, I did get to go to this spring showcase, which was so much fun! At least I’m not totally missing out this year 🙂  Fashion Week San Diego starts October 1st, for any of you that might be interested.

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