Thursday, September 29, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday! - Omaha Professional Photographer

Awkward & Awesome Thursday!

  • On a recent session my clients and I were walking through an alley and low and behold what do we see?  The above grafitti.  I couldn't help myself - I hollered out "Who ya gonna call?  Ghostbusters!" and then realized I wasn't with my family ....I mean, for real, what in the WORLD do pac-man ghosts have to do with downtown alleys?  It's all very bizarre- including my little outburst.  Sometimes I find myself so funny but then again, if you have to explain your own joke like I am doing now then it probably isn't that funny to begin with, right? *hanging head*
  • Picure it: I'm getting ready to take a photo after switching lenses and waiting for a client to change outfits.  I lift the camera to my face and realize I have forgotten to take the lens cap off.  *blushing* I mean, I knew it was still on once the camera was up to my eye but still- how very embarrassing! ...I'd like to say that  a) I never lose my lens cap (always to be found in my pocket)  and b) I never forget to take the lens cap off  -- but then I would be lying on both accounts.  I wonder if I ever will stop experiencing those little embarrassing moments?

  • Lily pads and koi fish ponds.  <3  One of my favorite venues for outdoor sessions has this little pond and I just love it.  It reminds me of when I was a child and we used to go feed the ducks and fish at a pond near the place I grew up. 
  • Unlimited minutes! Free long distance! Believe me, I have a lot of words when it comes to chatting with my besties. :D
  • All week long we have been playing a math flash card game with Lela and she LOVES it!  I am super happy and excited that she finally uses the words 'fun' and 'math' in the same sentence.  It's awesome. ;)

Remember to check out my fellow photogs' blogs for their always entertaining Awkward and Awesome posts!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Meet Tori - Omaha Professional Senior Photographer

2012 Senior Rep:  Tori

I am so super excited to introduce to you my gorgeous 2012 Marian High School Senior Rep, Tori!  She is a beautiful person inside and out.  We had an absolute ball on her session together.  Tori has a great sense of humor, a quiet confidence and is just an all around great gal. :)  Here is her sneak peek and blog feature that includes some GoRgEoUs photographs and a fun interview!

Q. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be? 

A: This is super cliché and makes me sound like I am in a beauty pageant, but I would like to end world hunger.

Q. What quality do you like most about yourself?  Why?

A: My confidence. I don’t think I am cocky, I am just confident in my abilities.

Q. If you could go to dinner with any celebrity who would you dine with? 

A: I would want to go to dinner with Lady Gaga and Elton John (yes, they have to be together)

Q. If you were stranded on an island and could have one person with you who would it be?  What one thing would you have with you? 

A: My friend, Emily Fischer, just because it would be a total joke for us and we would have so much fun…hopefully. I would bring the 7th Harry Potter book. It never gets old.

Q. What's your most embarrassing moment yet? 

A: I can’t believe I am telling anyone this but freshman year I wet the bed….It had been years and years since I had done something like that so it was super strange. At least it was something no one saw or knew of…until now that is.

Q. What are your dream goals? 

A: Since I am a senior all I can think about recently is college so my dream goal is going to Loyola Chicago. I’m sure once I get past this college phase there will be another, better dream.

Q.  What is your secret talent? 

A: Even though I quit volleyball awhile ago, I would say I’m still pretty good at it. Does that count as a secret talent?

Q. If you had a free ticket to travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?

A: Greece. Ever since I read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I have wanted to go there. I forgot about it for awhile and then when I saw “Mama Mia” the desire to go there came back. For some reason I just think Greece looks really beautiful and relaxing.

Q. If you could star in a t.v. show what would it be? 

A: 30 Rock. That show is my all time favorite and I would love to be as funny as those characters are and get to hang out with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin

Q. What is your favorite childhood memory?

A: My grandparents used to live on a farm in northern Wisconsin and when I was really young, my sister and I would spend our days climbing in the cherry or apple trees or swimming and fishing in the lakes up there.

Q. What are your favorite tunes? 

A: My sister says I listen to “whiney” music, but I disagree. I mostly listen to Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Florence and the Machine, the Beatles. If I am listening to the radio, it is either on 99.9 or the classical station (90.7?)

Q. What's inside a bocce ball?  (Becca really wants to know! lol) 

A: I cheated and looked online and found that bocce balls are made of either wood, metal or stone. The best bocce balls are made of hard plastic though.

Tori's favorite colors right now are lime green and turquoise.  She also told me thats she loves flowers. :) 

And because this post wouldn't be complete without some lovely black and whites.....

Isn't she just beautiful?!  Please show Tori some love and leave a comment below. I'm sure she would love it!   :)

Thank you, Tori, for a wonderful time and the opportunity to photograph you. I'm super happy to have you as my 2012 Marian Senior Rep.   I wish you all the best this last year of high school!  Best wishes to you  accomplishing all of your dreams (including Loyola Chicago!) :) 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Awkward and Awesome ...Saturday?!? - Omaha Professional Photographer

Awkward & Awesome Thursday Saturday

  • Ummmm.  Really with that?  Did you even take the time to LOOK at those mushrooms?  *disgusting*  Michelle and I had a good laugh at that bizarre fungus.  Her dog decided to roll all over and smoosh another one to pieces and she about died!  I told her that spores do travel (read: quit making fun of my yard or else!) but she has rock in her landscaping so maybe she is safe? that and I am not really sure how to go about transplanting fungus.  We've never had mold or mushrooms or fungus in our mulch before but this year it is EVERYWHERE.  (I blame the floodwaters.)

See?  I wasn't exaggerating.  That yellow stuff right up there is sometimes referred to as dog vomit mold. (promise- google it) WT....?  You have NO idea the amount of stressing I did to myself throughout this summer mold season.  I was constantly rehearsing conversations/mulling over situations in my mind with potential clients visiting the studio.  They all went something like this:   "Oh please come in...oh that?....  Nooooo.  It's not dog vomit it just LOOKS like dog vomit." -horror with a hint of disbelief flashes across said clients' faces. Next, in my daymares, an obvious discomfort would envelop the room because inevitably IN EVERY SCENARIO the pretend client would obviously be watching where they stepped in the house to avoid  the dog's vomit. RIGHT?!  ...I'd like to say that I don't have a dog or that my dog doesn't vomit but neither of those cases are true.  However, what I can say is that stuff in my mulch is NOT my dog's vomit. Or any dog's vomit.

...I have no words for the mushrooms.  None.

  • Hissing geese.  I had an amazing engagement session with a SUPER CUTE COUPLE and let's just say the geese around the lake weren't exactly friendly.  I might have let out a little yelp....maybe.  Okay, so a tiny little noise slipped past my lips. It was scary OKAY?  Next time I am bringing bread to make friends or just visiting that location AFTER the geese have all flown south for the winter.
  • Missing TWO WEEKS of these super fun posts.  It's very {awkward}.
  • Becca has a gradeschool acquaintence (read boy) that recently moved into our neighborhood.  I honk every.single.time. we drive by his home. --That's right.  I'm *that* kind of mom.  Becca is quick though. She is starting to act like it doesn't bother her and that, quite frankly, is taking all the fun out of it. 
  • Becca got a car! :D
  • I've been super busy with lots of sessions and frankly that makes me very happy. :)  I really do love my job!
  • I've completely cleaned off my hard drive after backing up on the external hard drive and discs.  My pc is running SUPER FAST and that is SUPER AWESOME!  It feels good to take that huge task off my to-do list. 
  • Lists- I like them.  It's nice to check things off as I go and stay organized.
  • I got to visit with my cousin, Jennifer, last night!  She was on her way to TX and stopped here to break up her long trip.  It was soooo good to spend time with her! 
  • Lifetime movies and SciFi movies.  Becca and I always watch bad t.v. while I edit on the weekends.  We both enjoy it. :)
  • Long chats with good friends. <3

Be sure to check out Heather's blog and Missie's blog, too!  I can't wait to get over there and read what they've posted this week. :) 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday! - Omaha Professional Photographer

Awkward & Awesome Thursday!

  • Not much to report here ....the week has been minimally awkward but more importantly- I am too excited to spend time on AWKWARD....I want to get to the AWESOME!

  • Today is my 10th WEDDING Anniversary!!! <3 <3 <3  I am super excited to be celebrating my marriage with the most wonderful man, super father and all around great guy.  He makes me laugh, dries my tears when I cry and loves me unconditionally.  In my book, that makes him super-fantastic-awesome!  I love you, Steve!
  • Fabulous friends
  • Fresh baked brownies (Becca makes the BEST brownies and made a batch for Steve and me last night!)

Be sure to visit Heather and Missie's blogs to see what they have to share this week!

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