2 Year Blogiversary!

Well, well….here we are, two years later!  This one really flew for me.  It was a year of big change, as my husband and I moved to Seattle from NYC.  It’s definitely been a good change along with a big adjustment.  I’ve met amazing new faces, wrestled with pets to keep them out of every shot, continued on personal work, expanded the print shop by double, gotten up close and personal with nature, and generally enjoyed the beauty and culture of the Pacific Northwest.

I’ve also been doing a lot more drawing this year, and rediscovering watercolors, pastels, charcoals, and other wonderfully messy things.  Maybe I’ll start showing a little of that here as well.

Is there anything in particular you’d like to see more of from me?  And of course, if you’d like to set up your own photo shoot with me, please do so here:  Book a shoot with Liz

Thanks for hanging out with me here!

xoxo,

Liz

10 Years…

May 2005 was my turning point for photography…it went from being a fun creative outlet to, wow, I want to do this for the rest of my life.  I’m marking this as my 10th anniversary for photography even though I technically started earlier.  These two shoots were instrumental in that turning point.

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Bettas

I’d been wanting to do a joint shoot with Heather and Marisa here, but don’t ask how I came up with this one! Two models, two fish, my tattoo artist on makeup, several people thinking I’m out of my mind…and here we are.  This took…many tries!  Animals are can be pretty tricky to shoot and these lovely male models were no exception.  CLICK!  Annnnnnd the fish has retreated to the reflective part of the glass and is now invisible!  Anyway…it was a fun/slightly nutty day, and both fish went on to live long and happy lives.  Although my cat was very interested….

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Vintage Glamour

I am one sleepy girl this week…but vintage style always cheers me up.  It’s fun to shoot…in the film days, I used to stain prints with tea and lightly burn the edges to get that look.  Um, away from all the chemicals of course!

I find vintage style to be a great way for first time subjects to play around with the concept of sexy.  It can range from just a hint of leg peeking out from a robe, to quite nude!  Up to you how you want to do it!

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Modern Renaissance Woman

I love going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by myself and getting lost there for hours.  I had been wanting to try some photos that look like something that would have been painted during the Renaissance, so when I met Mikki here, I knew she was the girl for that.  She had the wavy hair and more importantly comfort in her own skin.

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