Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Old music, New music, Soft textiles, Experience,
Rain, Thunderstorms, Grapefruit perfume, House parties,
The ocean, Big cities, History, Herstory,
Old Victorian houses, Small Houses,
A little weathered house, Small children,
Animals, The desert at sunrise, Road trips, Mix tapes,
The thought of owning an artist’s loft,
The thought of owning a farm,
Books, Interior design, A greener shade of blue,
Openness, Haircuts, Well-groomed eyebrows,
Honing my craft, Hardwood floors, Saltillo Tile,
Memories, Strong coffee, Cultural differences,
Pottery, Microbrews, Hook & Ladder Gewurtztaminer,
Confidence, Down comforters, Spring, Fall,
Photography, Spare time, The internet,
Connectivity, Bare feet, Ferns, Overcast mornings,
Peeling paint, Cheesecake, Farmers markets,
The Pacific Northwest, Dreams, Wine labels,
Wisdom, Girls’ night out, Solitude, A room of my own,
Magazines, Change, Light, Airports, Making a difference,
Small businesses, Foreign Languages, Opportunity,
by Deann B. at 8/13/2007 02:02:00 PM
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I haven't posted in a bit... for all you know, I'm still somewhere in the wilds of Wyoming... or Colorado. (I think that's where I left off, anyway.) Well, I'm definitely back home and hope to soon catch up on posting. I've been busy reconnecting with old friends and shooting lots of photos, so I definitely have lots of fun stuff going on right now.
First up is a session I was really excited to do. I asked a few friends last spring if they would be interested in helping me build my portfolio. Thom and his wife, Jen, wrote back and said they were interested, but I'd have to wait. You see, they found out Jen was pregnant with their first child and is due in early September. Being that they wrote me in early spring, I knew it would be hard to wait so many months.
Besides being all-around cool people, I've known Thom since my high school days. He used to run in the same crowd as me and knew a lot of the same people. We lost touch after high school until the wonders of MySpace put us back in touch. It's been really great getting to know him and Jenn again and ended up spending the first half of the shoot reminiscing about the "old days." I had so much fun in this session - Thom and Jenn are so at ease in front of the camera and their sweet affection is so genuine. I only hope I am able to translate some of that into photos! So, without further ado, here's a sneak peak at some of the photos from the Hofman session...
And because everyone has a favorite taco shop... (At least in SoCal)
Thanks again for the hospitality guys - dinner was fantastic!
by Deann B. at 8/12/2007 11:19:00 PM
Monday, August 06, 2007
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Most of my travel within the US consists of places that can be reached by car in a day or two. Administrative assistants don't have many perks with their jobs, including month-long vacations. So, a week at a time, once or twice a year, finds me in the car and tooling up some highway, driving as far as I can in a few days. I have to keep in mind that I eventually have to drive back, so I try not to get too carried away by my sense of adventure on the open road.
I guess I need to start racking up the frequent flyer miles if I'm ever going to see the rest of this place.
by Deann B. at 8/06/2007 12:18:00 PM