Archive for 'PORTRAITS'
We went back to Panama City Beach [PCB] again this past weekend because we just couldn’t get enough of it. A different beach front condo called to us, and we were so happy to be back at the beach again. We got there right when spring break was happening, so it was fun to see the difference in atmosphere the moment we arrived. When I got out of my car at the beach house, a loud “wooooooot!!!!” came out of nowhere, and I was turning in circles trying to figure out where it came from. A few moments later, it came again, and we realized that it was from the vespa drivers on the road, saying hello to everyone they drove by.
I found this coffee shop on Yelp so we decided to spend the afternoon exploring the shop and it’s nearby regions. Amine knew there would be some hiking trails nearby, but we didn’t realize that the coffee company is located right on the edge of the river. The view is stunning, and the trails start right outside the coffee shop. We ended up staying through twilight although it was freezing outside. We also practiced with low light portraits and hdr, but I’m all about the beautiful portraits than the HDR effects.
This morning, we took a 5k walk around Dunwoody. It was 35 degrees outside, and some light sprinkling, but we were adamant on this walk. We’ve been telling ourselves that we need to do this every morning, but it’s so hard to get out of my comfy and warm bed. Not to mention it’s been FREEZING here in Atlanta! This past week warmed up a bit during the day, so I finished a lot of home projects. I even got 2 frames for my two most important paintings, and I feel like that have a flow with frame collecting now. Now that home projects are winding down [because I'm broke], the gym has to get back on my schedule. The walks help a lot of but I need more cardio, so I’m going to look for a zumba class stat!
Let me tell you about the trees and the birds…just kidding. I know nothing about these neck of the woods. I’m still in pleasant shock that I was basically “hiking” through the forest while in the city.
We went for a little hike at Overlook Park near Morgan Falls. It was a beautiful day outside, so everyone was outside playing soccer, paddle boarding on the lake, and having picnics. We took the camera out with matching 50mm lenses, and just people watched for a few hours and then went to get lunch at Las Tortas Locas.
At Overlook Park, we stopped to have a mini photo lesson, and I took some fun double exposure shots of Amine while he was focusing on his shots.
We spent one of the days in Rosemary Beach, Florida. I have to say, I really really love this little town. We are going to come back for a weekend and get a little place on the beach here. The town is so quaint and old, I just love photographing it. The kids came with us to hang out, and it was a good time had by all!
Dana and Gheith have been engaged for almost a year, and I was very happy to attend and photograph that party one year ago. Now, the wedding is upon us this December, and they have commissioned me to do a couples shoot before the big day. They have grown together immensely this past year, and I’m very honored to photograph their engagement shoot in Laguna Beach this past weekend. I’m so excited for the wedding day!
I went to Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving week. It was an amazing week with close friends whom I now consider family too. To many more memories made with some very wonderful people. Cheers!
Kent had a great birthday party at Mesa, Costa Mesa. All the guys wore bowties, and the girls were asked to wear something with bows. Mine was a Henri Bendel bow bracelet, but I saw many cute bowties on sweatshirts, rings, earrings, etc.