Friday, February 27, 2009


53 of 365

It's getting warmer and warmer, all the snow and ice is melting which means mud and nasty brown grass! lol...but if it's getting warmer I can't complain. I went out and shot with a AJ today and got to use a Canon 1D mark 2 n, I have used a mark 3 b4...I have really enjoyed this year b/c I have got to use so many different cameras!
I really wish I was home to watch my brothers and the Elmwood wrestling team wrestle at districts today. They qualified all 14 wrestlers for districts and are only one of 4 teams to do so this year! After the second round today Elmwood is in 1st place by 6.5 points and still have 5 unbeaten wrestlers...including my brother Westley! I cannot wait til hear how they do tomorrow! Good Luck Guys!!

I like this's a bugs eye view right b4 they're stepped on. This photo was taken with a Nikon D3/14mm/speed light.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


52 of 365

The last 2 days were I was very busy and I have been so drained, so today I just stayed at home and relaxed.
This is a Polaroid transfer that Tony Downer made, I took a photo of it and edited. The photo was taken with a Nikon D3.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


51 of 365

Today I shoot some interior photos at Ivory Creek Bed and Breakfast in Hadley, MA. It is a beautiful huge house and I got a lot of sweet photos....I'll be uploading these photos on my blog soon. I enjoy doing interior photos, so if you guys know of any sweet interiors in Mass or back home in Ohio let me know, I'm looking for some modern architecture to shoot.
This photo was taken with a Nikon D3/14mm lens in Ivory Creek Bed and Breakfast.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


50 of 365

I can't believe I'm on fifty! Time has been really flying by, it seems like just yesterday was Christmas break....and spring break will be here soon!

Today was a lot of fun, me, AJ, and Cody went to Yale University so shoot some interior photos. The buildings there are beautiful and I got a lot of sweet photo which I will be putting on my blog soon.

This photo was taken with a Nikon D3/14mm in book store at the Mill.

Monday, February 23, 2009


49 of 365

Today I realized that I have been kind of negative and talking about others behind their backs. I'm normally not like this I just think it's the stress I have been under. I'm tired of this, I want to stop being gossipy and negative. Cause all it does is bring me down. I pray that God will surround me as I speak and my words can be uplifting and encouraging to others....I'm no better than anyone else. I'm gonna love others for who they are, which wont always be easy so if I have a negative attitude or something....tell me!
This evening was a lot of fun, I went out to eat with Sarah, Lisa and Jordan. I have been so busy I haven't really hung out with friends and I need to get out of the house more now that I'm not as busy!
I'm am really excited for tomorrow. Me, AJ, and Cody are going to Yale University to shoot some interiors!

This photo was taken with a Canon 5D and a 135 f2 lens...which is a really sweet lens!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


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This is the same place I took yesterdays photo. It's amazing how fast the weather can change in one day...yesterday was pretty warm and most of the snow was gone and today it's cold and it's snowing a lot!! Today I slept in and I was upset cause I wanted to go to church but it ended up being pretty good cause I read 2 more chapters in Blue like Jazz and have a quiet time....Tyler and Chris weren't up yet. Then I went to UMass and shot some interiors and went down by the river in Millers Falls and got some pretty cool photos.
This photo was taken with a Nikon D3/14mm.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


47 of 365

I'm done with Phase 3 final!! I finished today at 2:30....I'm not to pumped about all of my work but I am just happy to have it all done! I got to go out and take some photos today, it was nice you be outside and just walk around and take photos. I am going to be doing a lot more personal work now, which I am excited about. But I hope you all are having a great weekend : )
Taken on a brodge in Millers Fall, Ma with a Nikon D3/16mm at sunset.

Friday, February 20, 2009


46 of 365

Today has went very well so far! I Went to Smith College today to shoot my interior and I got a really cool shot! I have everything shot for my Phase 3 final, and everything edited except the CD cover and my brochure. Hopefully I can finish editing tonight and I can print everything tomorrow and be DONE! I can't wait : )

This photo was taken at Smith College in Northampton, ma by Megan Shepard. Taken with a Nikon D3/16mm's a HDR shot(3 different exposures merged together.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


45 of 365

I am editing like crazy, I want to be done editing by tomorrow so I can get everything printed by Saturday. I'm not to thrilled with all of my photos but at this point I am just happy I have everything done.

I wanted to try something different today, so I messed around with layer blending and I came up with this...I know I could make it a lot better but I just don't have the time : / It's photo of me and a photo of a wall in my living room. I wanted to make it look like i was carved out of wood or something...
taken with a sony a700

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


44 of 365

I went shopping today, SO I NOW HAVE FOOD IN MY FRIDGE : )

Today was a pretty good day, I picked out the photos I want to put on my web page....which I hope will be up soon, edited some phase 3 pics, AND the past 2 days I have scheduled 4 weddings for this summer, which is awesome! If you guys know anyone who needs, engagement photos, a wedding photographer, senior portraits, family pics, baby pics and sooo on please tell them about me! I am trying to find as much work as possible for this coming year.

This photo was taken in a small local grocery store in Millers Falls, Ma where I buy my orange's cheaper there. I used a Canon 5D with a canon 70-200mm IS lens!

ooohh and it's snowing right now, which I am not happy about : (

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


43 of 365

No food in the fridge : (

lol the past month or so I have been living on a diet of rice, spaghetti, and orange juice....I don't know if that's healthy but it's all I can afford. On the bright side I think I'm losing some weight. I cannot wait til I am done with school and start I can stop worrying about money.
Don't get me wrong, I am still going to take advantage of the time I have left here at Hallmark but at the beginning of the year I had no clue and couldn't even imagine going out on my own and starting my own photography business. But that has changed, I have learned a lot since then and I am confident that I can do well and make a living off photography. Hallmark has taught me marketing skills, how to run a business, and all the technical skills I need.

I hope you all are having a great week! Thanks for all of the comments on my photos, I love getting feedback : )

This photo was taken with a Nikon D3 with a 14mm lens....I put it int the back of the fridge and pulled the shelves out.

Monday, February 16, 2009


42 of 365

One more week! I can't wait! Phase 3 has been by far my least favorite because I have been so busy and have had no time to hang out with friends, do personal work, and just relax. I have been worried about finding models and shooting that I haven't really been producing the work I'd like too. I am trying to stay positive and productive. It's very easy to get discouraged about your work but I just have remember I am here to learn and that's what I'm doing! I know phase 4 will be a lot better!
I took this photo earlier today and I like the contrast and composition. I took it with Canon 5D with 16mm my house in MF,MA.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


41 of 365

I love sleeping in and waking up to a sunny day shinning though my window!
Today I slept in till 9am and then worked on my business plan which is due tomorrow : ( I'm gonna finish it in the next 2 yrs or so. Then I am going to start editing some photos and do my brochure.
I really wish I was home yesterday to see Elmwood wrestling team win the league meet! It's the 1st time Elmwood's won the SLL since my freshman year of high school! Elmwood had 7 champs, my brother Dexter took 4th, and Wes took 1st! Great job guys!
This photo was taken through my window with a Canon 5D...i dragged the shutter to get a little lens flare.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


40 of 365

I have sooo much to do this weekend and this coming week! : / And I am trying not to get stressed...I know I'll be fine, I cannot wait til these coming week is over! I am working on my business plan and Have a lot of editing to do!!

This was taken in my messy kitchen in Millers Falls....taken with a canon 5D.

Friday, February 13, 2009


39 of 365

I wanted to do a creepy/dark image today because I'm excited to see Friday The 13th today! I really like scary movies for some reason. Also, I was born on a Friday the 13th...scaaaarrry haha
This was taken with a Canon 5D, 180mm macro lens, and profoto 600 light.


38.5 of 365

I really liked yesterdays shot and I re-shot it with a Olympus camera for a Olympus Photo Contest. I used lighting this time...let me know what you think?

Thursday, February 12, 2009


38 of 365

I am getting a lot of my phase 3 projects done but I still need a PR model : / soooo if you know anyone in Mass that up for that let me know, please.
The past couple days have been 45 degrees and warmer and I am loving it! I even had my window down yesterday!
This photo was taken with a Sony a700 and flash in my creepy basement in Millers Falls, ma.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


37 of 365

This photo is dedicated to Jude, cause she is always making goofy/funny/crazy faces in her self portraits : ) I really don't know what this expression is....mad/acting tough/in pain...? A lot of my self portraits are serious/ not m

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


36 of 365

today was a pretty long day but it ended well with milk shakes and hanging out with Jude and Sarah : ) I'm gonna try and go to bed by 12 and I am shooting some commercial stuff tomorrow morning.
I CANNOT WAIT FOR PHASE 3 TO BE OVER! and I can't wait til Jamie comes out here for spring break : ) it'd gonna be fun!

This photo was taken with a Nikon D3 by Jude!! and Sarah's help too

Monday, February 9, 2009


35 of 365

I have so much to do, so much to think and worry about. I wish I could be in multiple places at once!! But I know I just have to keep working and trusting God and everything will work out well. I am trying not to get frustrated/overwhelmed and keep a positive attitude, which isn't always easy! lol
This photo was taken with a Nikon D3 with a flash at f22 in my living room in Millers Fall, MA....6 different pics photoshopped together!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


34 of 365

IT FEELS LIKE SPRING IS COMING!!!! The sun was shinny and it was pretty warm today! lol but I wont get my hopes up yet, it'll probably be in the single digits again tomorrow! But I cannot wait for spring, I don't like winter as much as I used to.
Along with the great weather, I had a good day so far. I went to church with Josh and Tyler, got some products to shoot for my phase 3 project, finished my self portrait, gonna take a nap sooon, and will just relax the rest of the day.
This photo was taken with a canon 5D and flash in my bathroom...did a lot of work in photoshop too. I really like it sooo let me know what you think? : )

Saturday, February 7, 2009


33 of 365

I've been pretty productive today, I shot my occupational portrait, did my self portrait, and did some more of my business plan. And I am looking forward to a fun relaxing evening!
Today I am starting to read the book of john, I am only going to read one or two chapters per day so I can soak everything in...if I read to much at one time it all blends together and I miss something.

this was taken with a Canon 5D at f22 with 4 profoto 1600s, in my living room.

Friday, February 6, 2009


32 of 365

hello everyone!
Today me and Tyler went to school to get in line for equipment, we got there at 6:15am and there was already 50 or so people in line!? And the doors don't open til 7am. So we had to wait outside in 2 degree weather for 45min then another 40 min inside lol, not the best way to spend a Friday morning, aaand I didn't even get what I wanted lol. but thats life : )
But on the bright side I am scheduling shoots and getting some projects done! and I am thankful it's Friday and I'm looking forward to this weekend.

taken with a Canon 5D in a secret room where there is no gravity....

Thursday, February 5, 2009


31 of 365

My favorite video game ever is Super Smash Bros Melee! It's so much better that brawl! I use Falco, what's your guys favorites character? I really miss playing video games at the green house with Matt, Tyler and Jake.
I don't have much to say today but I hope you all are having a great evening : )

taken with a Sony A700 in my living room in miller falls MA.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


30 of 365

I am tired of money!!! I am a little over whelmed, today I made my business plan and I realized how much money it's going to take to start my own business. I have to buy a camera, lenses, lights, and some other random stuff. And on top of that I have to start making payments on my student loans! It is really scary thinking about all of this but I know I just have to trust God with my life and know that everything will work out. I am really excited to come home and start working, I have a plan and I'm ready to work hard to make it work!

taken with a Sony a700...which i am selling.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


29 of 365

I am starting to get a little worried about all of my projects : / They're due in 3 weeks and I still need to find some models. I have my outdoor, executive, CD cover, child under 7, and I have some other shots planned out. aaand my commercial shots are pretty much done, I'm gonna reshot some tho. So hopefully I can find some models!
This is a window light portrait taken in my living room with a Nikon D3. I think my eyes are changing color!? they look redish in the middle and green on the outside. They usually look brown... soo I don't know whats going on !?

Monday, February 2, 2009


28 of 365

I have a love hate relationship with my Mamiya 645. I love how sharp it is and how big the files are but that's about it. It's big, heavy, slow, the battery lasts an hr, the back falls off, horrible in low light and sooo on. I like the camera if I am in the studio but that's all...I really think Hallmark should have given us a Nikon D3 instead. The D3 is 3 times cheaper, way more versatile which would allow us to shoot more, and is a way more practical because most us will never use a 645 ever again after Hallmark. Hallmark could have enough 645s for the portrait and commercial studios and some extra to rent out, just think how much money that would save lol! The majority of the people in the morning are in line to get a D-SLR, if we all had a good D-SLR we would shot way more, be able to shoot more over break, and the line would go way done...and I'm sure Tony would like that!
Speaking of D-SLRs, what ever happened with us getting a Canon 5D!?! They told at the beginning of the year we were getting one and now the year is more than half done and we have nothing. Don't get me wrong, I really like it here at Hallmark, I am very thankful for everything I am learning and know I will be successful b/c of Hallmark.

OOHH and I have some good news! I got selected to be in Best of College Photography. ANd the ironic thing is that I entered 5 photos and the one the was selected was the only one not taken with my Mamiya 645. It was taken with a Sony a700.


27 of 365

I was going to do a time lapse of me driving back to Hallmark but halfway through the my battery died and a lot of my files were corrupt! : ( So here is one of the files that wasn't lost.
It's a 12 hr drive : / but it's not to bad, it's my 6th time making the trip by car and it gets easier every time. The drive today was pretty good, I got 31.5 mpg, and only stopped 3 times. I just listen to a lot of music and talk on the phone to pass the time....the past 2 trips I have spent time in silence. It's very relaxing, I just look at all the scenery, pray, think, and listen.
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Me and my brothers! left to right - Dexter 16, Mitchell 19, me 22, and Westley 17. This photo was taken after a wrestling meet at Elmwood. It was a lot of fun to be around wrestling again, I really miss coaching! Tonight my family and Jamie and her parents are all hanging out. And tomorrow I leave really early in the morning to go home, I'm really going to miss everyone! : ( I'm not looking forward to driving in snow for 12 hrs lol but I'll be fine and you guys will really like my self portrait tomorrow. It's gonna be another time lapse! Well I hope you all are having a great weekend!

taken with a Nikon D3 by Jamie


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Taco Bell is my favorite fast food! But I have been try to eat less fast food aaand I'm trying to stop drinking pop. So don't yell at me cause this is Jamie's pop from TB and I didn't even go's all Jame : ) lol
Friday was crazy, my car got stuck in my parents driveway and I tried digging it out but I could so I have to drive the old family 1992 Astro's a beauty! I got dinner with Jamie at Trotters, hung out with Brittan and Rowen them spent the rest of the night at the Cottage with friends! It was a good night.

Taken with a Nikon D3 by Jamie