Advanced Studio Thesis

In my advanced studio thesis class, I am working on getting to know the ins and outs of the Adobe Creative Suite. I am learning Adobe Illustrator for my first project and am creating a logo for my photography business. At first I was struggling to come up with ideas, but now I have too many ideas and versions of logos- I don’t know which one to use. So here are a few of my favorites…it would be great if you could let me know which one you like best!


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New lens

Here are some pictures from 2011 so far that I took using my new lens. I really enjoyed my break from school and did lots of fun things like horse drawn sleigh ride, cross-country skiing, hikes in the snow, birthday celebrations, and just hanging out with friends and family.

My new lens lets me get really close to my subjects and still maintain focus! Woo

My birthday cake…i’m 24 yikes!

A beautiful winter sky.

Beautiful scenery during a hike in the snow.

And one of the best parts of our Christmas break was that Shawn and I got to spend some nice quality time with Mark and Rach!


Destination Wedding

On New Years Day I did my first destination wedding. The wedding was in Lake Placid, NY- which is about a four hour drive from home. The driving was nothing though- once we got to Lake Placid I was in heaven! Lake Placid is such a quaint and quiet little town- it was all lit up at this time of year though with excited buzzing from people eager to get to the mountains. We got a little “lost” and got to see the ski slopes of Whiteface Mountain. If I was more into skiing- this would be an ideal place to spend a couple weeks- so is the lodge where the wedding was held. This was a very small, romantic wedding held at the Whiteface Lodge. The lodge itself was AMAZING! Shawn and I could not stop saying, ” Oh wow” “LOOK AT THAT!” “Holy Cow” “This is amazing” (I am pretty sure that is all I said the entire day I was there). The wedding was so romantic (only lit by the fireplace it was held in front of.) Now here lies my challenge…. you all know I usually only do outside shoots due to lighting. For Christmas though I got an incredible flash! So it worked out perfect that I had it in time for this indoor (at night time) wedding. There are still a few kinks I need to work out though because the flash was sometimes too bright, or in the wrong direction. The other downside to taking pictures in low lighted areas is that my focus is off in some of the pictures- which can be SO frustrating! Anyways- despite the challenges, I learned a lot from taking these pictures- especially using the new flash and I am hoping to be getting a new lens soon!

I have been busy relaxing (hehe) before this next semester starts- so I will be putting up the things I have been doing soon.  Here are some pictures from the Lake Placid wedding: