Monday, May 18, 2015

This week's cover song:


Tupac's What You Won't Do For Love...enjoy!
xo, L

Truths Heard In The Tube

One of the most insiteful things I've ever heard was overheard. I visited London after I graduated college. One afternoon, while waiting & waiting for a rail replacement train (which takes an eternity and you have no recourse) from Paddington to Piccadilly Circus, where all the fun and affordable shopping is, I was eavesdropping on a few conversations. Two ladies caught my attention. Once the train appeared out of the dark underground tunnel, one woman said with the relief and disbelief that often accompanies the arrival of oncoming public transport said "oh look, the train is coming!". The other woman, a wise woman, seemingly aware that her words and attitude were potent and poetic enough to someday show up in a stranger's blog, paused then said, "the train was always coming". Wow. The nature of destiny! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

I love sharing good cover songs....


{ I asked God for a modern day Stevie Nicks that's styled by Rachel Zoe and he answered my prayers with Grace Potter }

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Need Help With Your Marketing Material?

As well as photography, I do graphic design for realtors, writers, and retail stores. If you need an updated head shot for your biography, a new blog header or new business cards please contact loveandphoto@gmail.com and you can check out more of my graphic design work here in my gallery on my website.

{ Here are some post cards I made for my wedding photography & mini cards for my jewelry company that double as tags }

 { Here are some blog headers I designed } 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Flashback Friday!

Flashback to me photographing fashion...my happy place! And a major throwback with the Dead Head tee shirt + jean vest! Actually, now that I'm really looking into it, I feel a bit embarrassed that this photo was taken only a year ago because I literally look like I'm in my high school photography 101 class and not much has changed! What can I say? The things fashion photographers get away with wearing on set is ridiculous, but I didn't make the rules. xo, L

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shoot Film, Not People.

I love shooting people. And as much as my business has turned toward wedding & family portraits, it's generally photographing strangers which I'm used to but I'm very aware that my clients are naturally nervous while  having their photo taken. It's intimidating. So I try to give my best tips  upfront, and they are: 
  •  Smile but don't smile too big unless you're laughing
  • Give me options, smiling as well as straight faced
  • If engagement portraits, bring a few changes of outfits for both of you
  • For Senior portraits, consider bringing a prop. Something to do with a club or sport you are involved in. and definitely try to arrange it so I can get some group shots of siblings and friends, etc. 
  • Dog walking photos are adorable for senior portraits. Also, who doesn't need professional portraits of your dog as well as your children?!
  • Open shade is the best light, so I prefer outside locations around sunset
  • If it's a motion shot, we will probably need to take a bunch to get the one thats just right, so have patience 
 { For wedding photography availability and booking info go to www.loveandphoto.com }
 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Children Teach As Much As They Learn....

I loved this video and I wanted to share it... children are so precious. Non-judgemental yet somehow already all knowing. I've been an on and off vegetarian for years and this makes it really easy to stick to it. As Russell Brand eloquently put it "I'm a vegetarian and I feel I have no right to kill other creatures on this Planet. Like say, a fly comes into my house. I tolerate that little asshole because I think oh he's just wondering about living his life". And that's the truth. Except I do murder insects, they are disgusting, sorry Russ. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BCP Boys Club

I love these senior portraits I photographed yesterday of young men who have been friends since they were babies and now they are graduating Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona...they were so much fun and I wish them so much luck in college!
 

Do What You LOVE...


I love being a wedding photographer in Arizona. The loving vibe. The excitement stirring in everyone. The celebration. The cake. What is not to love? If you are in the Scottsdale, Phoenix or Sedona area please visit my website for last minute availability and booking info.