Posts from the ‘Art’ Category
Landscape and nature photography is something that I’ve always loved, but not something I’ve spent a lot of time working on. While I was in Red Wing for the last portrait session I posted, I stopped down by the river to take a few landscapes. I also got a few shots of some amazing birds. I only caught one eagle the entire time but I got some beautiful shots of an osprey and a turkey vulture.
It’s a bit of a departure for me but I certainly enjoyed it! I hope you like them too.
This is the last installment of my winter art pictures! From the looks of the weather, we may finally be rid of all the snow (at least in my yard) this weekend. I’m totally excited!
Emily contacted me for an Ice Queen inspired shoot. She had this amazing jeweled dress and a crown she wanted to wear. It was totally fun. Unfortunately, it was *ridiculously* cold. The temperature dropped to the low teens that day. We had to work quickly to get the shots without freezing her to death!
She was totally hard core.
Thanks for working with me!
For the next installment of our somewhat fond (lukewarm?) farewell to winter, I have a beautiful snow fairy. We got some beautiful fresh powder a few weeks ago and I was *so* thrilled. I thought it might be our last chance for fresh, clean snow of the season so I scrambled to get a shoot together. Sadly, I now know I would have plenty of other chances to shoot on fresh snow…
I found an absolutely stunning pair of wings on Etsy from KissedByPixies shops. She was so wonderful to work with and extremely helpful! We ended up needing to have them sent overnight because of snow delays and when I had the shoot scheduled. The wings arrived in ample time and were far more beautiful than they appeared online! Thank you again for your help!
My snow fairy model was referred by a mutual friend and I am so glad I was able to meet her. We had a really wonderful time talking and she was fantastic to work with. It’s great when you go in to a project with a new person and come out with a new friend. I’m excited to work with her again on another project!
I hope you enjoy these pictures! I know I had a great time working on them.
For the next installment of my fond farewell to winter, I’m thrilled to share my Persephone themed shoot. I wanted to do this last winter but there just wasn’t enough good snow days. The day we had this scheduled, it was extremely cold. It was a day we had winter weather advisory for the cold and wind chill. I believe it was about 3°F without wind chill…
I planned to just reschedule an outdoor portion for another day but my model was sure she could handle it! She did great, but *I* froze. I was so busy trying to make sure she stayed warm, I managed to freeze myself. Oops!
We also killed our flowers. hehe… The florist warned us that the flowers wouldn’t do well in the frigid cold. I was just thrilled they did fine while we were shooting. Once I brought them in… they sort of melted.
Anyway, I had a great time working on this with my favorite model. I’m hoping to do more along this theme this year actually!
I have a whole host of snow and winter themed art shoots I’ve been working on. The long winter is probably my fault as I was excited about it early on… Now that it’s the winter that never ends, I know better! It seemed like the best way to send winter on it’s way was to post some of these projects so we can enjoy them with a sense of nostalgia instead of the impending doom…
I generally don’t mind you but man, you sure overstayed your welcome this year!!
In 2012, I decided to undertake a 365 project. I decided to do it on the theme of toys because I think a theme helps move the project along and I have a few toys around the house!
I really wanted to do it so as a way of practicing and using my tools and sort of expanding my comfort level and confidence. It’s a creativity challenge for sure!
2012 was a leap year too so it was technically a 366 project! I also did a “Day In The Life” project with Team Photoblog so that’s included as well.
It started out strong but after a few months I started to lag. I decided to give myself some more specialized challenges to keep it going. I worked with colors for several weeks and that helped.
After I broke my leg, things started to change. I was of course a bit depressed and I derailed a bit. Once I got things back together, I sort of loosed my interpretation of the guidelines of my project. The concept of “toy” was definitely expanded. I’m ok with this. I think it’s interesting to see how things changed.
I’ve included a few of the images here but you can see the whole project set in my 365 project gallery! I have included the very first and my very last image from the set here as well.
I am an artist and I love creating images. While I was hobbling around this summer with my busted leg, I tried to fill the space as I was “taking it easy” with a few more art shoots. This is one of my favorite sessions I did during that time. I’m quite late to posting it but it’s too fun to not share.
Many thanks to my dancer model! She was such a trooper and was happy to jump over and over again for me for a crazy long time. Luckily, we made it through with just a couple scratches. hehehe I love doing this kind of work and can’t wait to work on more artistic projects and share them with you.
One last Halloween post! This year our oldest carved a pumpkin for the Halloween event at Springbrook Nature Center, “Pumpkins in the Park.” Of course that meant we had to go to see the display!
Not surprisingly, I had a wedding that day but made it home in time to be able to take the kids. They had such a great time! It was definitely something different for our younger kids. The youngest was asleep in the sling as we walked to the park but woke up to check everything out once we got onto the trail.
They had such a fantastic time at the event. They especially loved the pirates in the boats and all the music and dancing and Elvis!
This was quite the technical challenge for me. It was a big public event in the dark. Normally when shooting in the dark I would set up a tripod and do a long exposure but I had to shoot everything hand held on the run with a toddler strapped to my side. It was quite the adventure!
I absolutely love Halloween, I always have! It’s just so much amazing fun. I had several ideas for fun shoots this year and I didn’t quite have enough time to do all of them. There are always so many fun art shoots that I want to do!
I decided to try to do the makeup for this shoot myself which was an interesting challenge. We did a few trials before the actual day of the shoot and I think it worked out pretty well. It definitely reinforced my respect for makeup artists!
Thank you to my model Drake for being so patient with me, you did an amazing job! Also thank you to Virginia for providing the costuming for the shoot.
It seems like everyone loves a little “Day in the Life” post! If you’re not familiar, it’s a set of photos chronicling your day. It can be a typical day or an unusual day but I think a typical day is more insightful. This is a rather quiet day around the house, playing with my kids, doing laundry, making lunch, things like that. I hope you enjoy!