I am FAR, FAR overdue for a blog post. I know this. I do. And I really, really, REALLY want to create one. Unfortunately, I cannot resize any of my client images. You see, I had a small mishap with my computer....and by small mishap I mean that I accidentally dropped it off the counter onto the loft's concrete floor. On it's corner. After slamming it into the counter on the way down as I attempted to catch it. I saw the whole thing happening in sloooooow mooooootiooooon and it was actually kind of funny....well it was funny until I realized that my whole entire hard drive is no longer functioning. I was feeling awful about it until my husband let me know that he knows me so well that he actually bought me the 100% on-site service warranty and guess what? I SHOULD HAVE MY NEW HARD DRIVE TOMORROW. Regular posting will resume. If you are a client waiting on a gallery or an order, your images are totally safe and sound!
Now, in the meantime, shall I answer a few of your recent questions? Yes, I shall.
Where did you get the dresses in the blog post of the celery stick and the marshmallow? Those were seven dollar purchases at Old Navy. When I am cheating on Mini Boden and Gap, I like to shop there, especially since the clothes are PRACTICALLY FREE.
What lenses are you using these days? I always shoot with the same two lenses. I put the 24-70 f/2.8 on my D3 and the 85mm 1.4 on my S5. Those shots were taken with the 85 and the S5.
Where do you buy your gear? AT THIS PLACE. LOVE IT.
Why don't you twitter? I should. I want to. I am going to. I created an account a million years ago, but much like facebook, had trouble adding it into my life. I am going to download the iPhone application today and make this happen. It will give me something to do while I wait for my hard drive to arrive.
How did you light the studio maternity shot? That was lit with an AB-800, a Larson 6x8 modifier that was positioned behind the subject and off to the side, facing me, just out of the frame. There was a piece of black velvet on a backdrop stand behind her.
Have you been enjoying Austin so far? YES!!! The people, the restaurants, the feel of the city....I love everything about it.
Are you doing any more photography workshops this year? I'm seriously considering adding one more workshop for the year. If I do, it will be the last one for 2009. It was a lot easier fitting workshops into my schedule when I was on maternity leave!!
What are you grateful for today? Her. For what? For standing out in the rain with us. For being patient with us. For helping me pick out the right clothes like only my momma would have. And mostly....for this.
More can be found on Tara's blog.
I wrote Tara an email through my tears after receiving my gallery...and I wanted to share something that I told her because it reminds me of the importance of family photography....
I always knew what it FELT like to love my family....
...now I know what it LOOKS like...
So grateful for the gift of Tara in my life.