Fall Portraits

        

Just finished the last of the fall portrait editing and I feel pretty good about the work. Christmas and winter portraiture is a little slower, but just as much fun! All colors really pop against a backdrop of snow, and hats and scarves can be so relaxed! You can really get creative! I’m hoping to dig in and start familiarizing myself with PhotoShop in the coming days, weeks, months, and try my hand at a few concept shots I’ve had in my head. My goal is to create images comparable to those of my friend Stuart Hackworth of Hackworth Photography (http://www.facebook.com/HachworthPhotography), an absolute GENIUS when it comes to creating beautiful and interesting images! He’s set a standard that I can only hope I’m able to meet!

Here’s to snowy portraits, lofty goals and no more limitations!

Jessie

Well, it’s autumn, one of the busiest times of the year for photographers. There’s a rush for the mountains, the vivid and changing color being the photographic equivalent of a gold strike for family portraiture. I see this every year and it still never ceases to amaze and take my breath away! Blazing oranges, flaming reds, yellows that you would swear still glow after the sun has set! The mountainside seems to be caught in a perpetual fire where the air is crisp, clean and redolent with the smells of cedar, pine and earth. Ahh, I love the fall and how quickly the resplendent color fades to brown, dulling the landscape and preparing the way for glistening snow.

Over the weekend, I myself had a family shoot, my good friend Shamber and her delightful family, with three more scheduled this week and Saturday and I was also able to shoot my first concert, Royal Bliss, albeit unofficially. I loved the concert but will need different lenses if I start shooting those events more frequently. I was thrilled to be able to watch them perform! I’ve been a fan for a long time!

Anyway, here’s to the beauty of autumn, family getting together under any circumstances, good music and great friends!

Jessie

Back to normal…

Well, the show was a success and I survived it! There was good music, fashion shows and art everywhere! My family and friends rallied around me that night, showering me with praise and it was wonderful! I met talented artists of all mediums, handed out countless business cards and hopefully gained a few new clients! While I didn’t sell any of my pieces, I have exposed my vision, my heart and soul that is my art to the community and put myself out there. Honestly, the whole adventure felt fantastic and I have to give special thanks to my dad for helping; I never would have gotten my display stands done if it weren’t for him. Thanks Dad!

Here’s to future successful ventures!

Jessie