Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Poker Dealers Know how to Toss the Cards

Last week I had a photoshoot for a client who needed pics for his company's website.

A Poker Company.

I shot 6 of the girls that he has working for him.
Here is one that I added textures to.
They were a delight to work with and they all took to the camera very easily.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Senior Grad Card Announcements 2012

Recently I took photos of a senior in high school for her graduation announcements. She has a quiet strength about her. She is every bit of beautiful on the inside as she is on the inside. But one of the things that I really liked about her was that she was on the high school golf team all four years but didn't want to take photos with her golf club and uniform. So-- she conveniently forgot to bring a club and her shoes. OK, so I respect that. I too have an almost 20 year old and know all too well the pull between adulthood and childhood. So, we borrowed a club and bucket of balls and took those shots first. Now, I know that the first shots aren't necessarily the best. The model is getting comfortable and it can be iffy. Once we ditched the club it was a new game. I said, just be you. And these are all her.

Her card was created. She loves sunflowers, so that was added for her. Her mom got the golf pic in, and we were almost done.

I created a logo for her and printed the cards. I found scrapbook paper that I fell in love with. Made by Crate Paper, Farmhouse collection. I used "Countryside" for the envelope liners. And "Handpicked" on the back of the open house invites.

Her return address labels were squares with her logo on them.
Below is another envelope liner for a different client but didn't use. I used a floral print that went with the grad card. Her return address labels were triangles on the tips of the envelopes. Love making these.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance Car Show 2012

 The Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance Car Show is this weekend at the Central Library. Yesterday my daughter and I worked as volunteers and I was glad that it wasn't too warm. We were there for six hours so I used my break to walk around and shoot some pics. There is a fenced off section with a walk way through it. Curious, I went through it only to find some gorgeous flowers and nature hiding in it.

Saturday was the day for the hot rods, muscle and vintage cars.

 Motorcycles too... Loved this one.

 And then this old car... we used to collect these stickers when we traveled in the seventies. We put them on water glasses. My sisters and I sat in the back of our parent's Oldsmobile and drove from state to state. Are we there yet?

This event is operated by non-paid volunteers to raise money for library operations. Go visit sometime. It provides books, supplies and upgrades to the children's section of the public library, and keeps it's status as one of the best children's libraries on the west coast. 
A long day, but great being in the park.