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I'm a new mommie and house wife. I love Photography, i recently received my BFA in Photography! I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me and thanks for reading!

Friday, March 27, 2009


This is my grand pup Belvedere. He is Tootsie's first born. We gave him to my husbands Aunt, and her husband decided to get rid of him at the end of January. they gave him to a family cousin and as soon as i heard about it it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. when we got home from Texas last weekend i got a text from said aunt, the cousin didn't want him anymore either so i took action right away and when and picked him up. he was skinny and the kids where not nice to him while we was there for like 5 minutes to get his stuff.
i knew from speaking to the aunt that he had an issue with potty training and going night night in his crate. well he was been nothing but gold for me. tells me when he wants to go out and we can even get him in is crate for bedtime. well we decided to get him fixed so he will be easier for his forever mother to take care of. i hope and believe that i have found his forever mother in an old college buddy. I know that she feels about animals the same way i do and if something should ever come up that is serious in her life that she can not take care of him anymore. but i know that she will be able to keep him forever. which is what he needs. he is such a good boy and so sweet.
the above pictures where taken with my cell phone which has a 2.0 mega pixel camera on it and i uploaded with e-mail and shared with you all :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Break

My Husband and I went to San Anotino for spring break. Not to party but to visit my brother in law who just graduated from basic for the United States AirForce. We went to the riverwalk on friday and seaworld on sat. the pic above was done with a digital camera at an automatic setting becasue i didnt want to miss the shot. so i cheated when i took it. this was at dolphin cove and it isnt on zoom :) we had fun most of the weekend aside from a few bumps in the road which i am glad we made over with out serious damage to anyone or anything. i am glad to be home with my kids and rodents. we have one of tootises babies with us cuz no one wants him. poor pup so i am going to train him and hopefully find him a good forever home.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"It's All Relative"

Saturday was awesome! Everyone showed up! All (or most) of the kids were in good moods! I wanted to get a head start on my photography series that is due at end of semester and also I will use for a scholarship thing in the fall. Everyone turned out! It was so warm feeling to know that some of my friends were able to support me in my photography endeavors. These lucky few will always bring a smile to my face now. Hard to explain but basically I used to be a veterinarian medicine major at KSU and ever since we moved up there it hasn’t felt right. This semester I took photo I as a fun class and found out that I can pursue a different passion: Photography, and not have to change schools. It was almost like I won the lotto. But in the past few months I have hinted that I have wanted to do this and it felt like everyone around me was disappointed in my decision to change majors. And it was really hard for me to step up and take what I wanted. But I did it and it felt good! Like I said before having some of my friends show up for this and knowing that they support me really means a lot to me. Anyway from top to bottom they are: Tiffany Page and her two kids, Anastasia and Carl who represented my “single mom”, Keith and Aaliyah Baldwin who was my “single dad”, Jessi, Jeremy and Gage Hatch who represented my “new partents” and Cassandra Boone. Cass’s picture is a little bit harder to explain and I really don’t want to give any of the final outlook away but know that it will be grand. They were all taken with a DSLR Canon Rebel XTi. Then I edited them in Photoshop 6.0 for color or minor fixes that needed done.

Friday, March 13, 2009


So I made it to Wichita! Whoo hoo my mom and I are goofing around with a photofunia.com. That is some fun shiznit right there. We put my ill bros face on the Mona Lisa...classic :) I am starting my portrait series tomorrow for my photo class I am super excited :) I will post more when I get closer to done with it.

"Memories" is taken in my grandmothers’ backyard. She and I used to swing in that swing on her front porch and she would tell me stories and rub my head, which some of my favorite memories of her. It was taken at a 1/500 shutter and f/5.6 with 20 second exposure time at f/16 if I remember right. This was taken in my very first photo class almost 3 years ago.

I probably won’t be on much for a week cuz we are going to Texas to see my lil bro in law graduate from boot camp. That is should be a lot fun :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Ok so the title of this blog has the oppiste effect but i wanted to share my picture of the Chaliane Harris series i have. lol. Josh and I decided to sell our trailer in wichita finally and it is like the final final step and there is no going back. but now that i am positive on my major and what i want to do it feel right. and we feel a little bit liberated i think. i also choose the above photo cuz i looks like i am back to reading while i walk to my classes cuz my mp3 player isacting weird and wal mart is being a nazi aobut exchanging it so i have to either deal with it or contact the manufature and you know how long that takes. so we are trying to find the original reciept and the warrently packet they gave us, even thou he said that we will not need it if something goes wrong cuz it is in their system. whatevers. speaking of whatevers almost a year and half ago a friend's BF hit my windsheild in fit of anger and broke it and while we drove away he hit back of my car adn created a dent. well last night i got an e-mail from his askin for ou new info cuz he has to take a check to the da for the damages to my car. :) makes me very happy to know that my windsheild is going to finally get fixed.
"Binded" was also shot inside at a 1/6 shutter and f/4.0 apture. once in the darkroom i exposed it for 4 seconds at f/8 with a 2 filter.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"One Giant Step"

I am officially a Photography/Art Major with Pre-vet option! I went and saw my advisers today and got everything squared away. Funny thing is that when I am done with my pre-vet stuff and about 1/2 way through my art stuff I can get my life science degree if I want. Which prob won’t happen. Lol. I am just super excited! We also had critique in 3D design for our Akari lamps. That was fun I got good and helpful feedback on my lamp. I will post pictures after spring break when we can take them home. Speaking of home I get to go home on friday for 3 days before we take off for texas and my brother in law's boot camp graduation. I am selfishly hoping that we can go to Sea World while we are down there. Super excited :)

"One Giant Step" was taken on the Manhattan Hill with a 1/500 shutter and f/6.7 aperture. I took it for the perspective and lines in it. While in the dark room I had to use a 2 1/2 filter at an f/8 for about 6 seconds while I dodged the bottom step for a second so it wouldn't get to dark.

Monday, March 9, 2009

"You Spin Me Right Round"

So today was pretty uneventful. School and such. After school i came home and worked on my 3D Design class project which is an Akari lamp. Man that thing is a pain in the rear. lol. But it is almost done and i will attempt to post some pix of it soon. yesterday we went to the pet store and almost adopted another guenia pig but i didnt like them so we didnt and i went to the supply store and found come canvas paper that is specialy for ATC's. made me smile :) so i will be playing with that soon i am sure.

The above is a angle shot of my lil bros guitar, i shot it at 1/8 with a f/5.6, in the darkroom i had to use a #3 filter to help bring out the blacks and burned the neck in for an additional 3 seconds over the 10 second total exposure time.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"Two Turn Tables and Microphone"

So yesterday I decided that i wanted to listen to Boston. well I dont have any CD's of theirs but I have a LP so I cleaned off our record player to listen to it and it wouldnt work :( the Needle or Stylus got broke in our move to manhattan almost a year ago and I need to find a new one. oh the joy. so I took the above photo since I had all my LPs out, notice the relfection of the top albums on to the lower ones? I shot it with Illford HP5 400 ISO at f/4.0 apature and 1/4 shutter using a tripod. I played with the development a little bit but stuck with a 4 sec exposure at f/8 with a 2 filter to bring out the black on the records.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"Walk this Way"

I shoot my Black and White photography with Illford HP5 400 ISO film. This it at the Manhattan Train Station that is no longer in use and i used my Canon K2 Rebel at a 1/500 and f/5.6 developed on Illford pearl RC paper in an 8x10. I shot it for the line and angle of the walk way for my Photo I class at KSU.

Trying this out

I really have NO idea what i am doing, bear with me :)