I never have photos of me. Well, I shouldn't say "never" but it's very rare. I'm launching my new website this week and I really needed to have a few fresh pictures of myself. My sweet friend Courtney just got a camera for Christmas and wants to learn everything there is to know about photography so I asked her if she was up for a mission. Take pictures of me! So we drove around looking for colored buildings, fences, walls, anything to use for a bright background. I would set everything up with her being first and then we would change places. It was about 2:00pm and very bright outside so I bribed my daughter to come along and hold reflectors. She also had a great eye for unique walls. The black one is from an oil changing place that I would have totally missed, although both mechanics thought it would be a perfect time for a cigarette break and they practically stood 5 feet away and stared. ( We didn't stay long there!)
Oh ya, Zoe came along to and for some reason she was biting her tongue most of the day.
This is the side of a transmission building.
This is one of my favorite necklaces. I got it in Maui at a steal of $10!
Oh, and get this. It's a structure around a garbage can in the back of Burger King. I'm saying this because you don't need a studio with backgrounds to take great, colorful photos. You just need to be creative and look around.
This is Courtney. (She's taken, guys, so don't get any ideas.) I told her we could easily pass for sisters but the truth is, I'm old enough to be her mom!
Thanks Courtney! I had a blast!