Friday, November 30, 2012

Tonight I'm not takin' no calls | Lookbook

My friends and I went out tonight dancing! My boyfriend got me this dress, because he knows I love galaxy print and I've been waiting to wear it out! It's so cute and such an easy outfit.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sunday Funday | Lookbook

Brian and I are going out on a date tonight! We're going to one of my favorite restaurants in Peoria, Jim's Bistro. We're going to get oysters Rockefeller as each of our meals and just have an appetizer night. I can't wait! I'm obsessed with seafood, especially oysters Rockefeller!

Monday, November 26, 2012

My Bedroom

I thought it'd be cool to give you guys a little peek into my personal life. My room is definitely a collection of everything I like: zebra print, pink, studs, sparkles, etc. Although there's not nearly enough purple, but that's okay, because when I redecorate there will be plenty. This was also a good experimentation with my new Sony Nex7 and 50mm 1.8 lens!

Pillow Pet

Sunday, November 25, 2012

❤❤❤ | Lookbook

I just got some new sweaters and cardigans from Forever 21. I felt like being cute and girly today, so hearts and bows it is! And some combat boots to toughin' it up a little bit.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shannon | Studio Session

I was bored last night and had the sudden urge to take some photos using my studio equipment. It's not exactly my specialty, but I can't get better unless I practice, right? I asked Shannon what she was up to and she said nothing, so she came over and we tried a few things! I think my favorite is the one highlighting her flexibility, although I can't decide if I like the black and white or color version better!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I Finally Made a Lookbook Account

I finally got around to making a Lookbook account. I've been meaning to forever. I figured in the winter it'd give me another reason to use my studio and take photos of my outfits. Click here and fan me!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Camera

So, I just got these bad boys from Peoria Camera today. I've been playing with them for a while now and all I can say is, wow! It's definitely different than my Canon 60D, but I'm loving the capabilities. 

I love my 60D, but while I'm studying abroad this January in London, I was wanting something a little smaller. Once I learned of Sony's Learn 2 Earn program, it was a done deal. It's such a compact, but powerful camera! I absolutely love it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Finally Got a Proper Backdrop Stand

I finally got a good backdrop stand from work last week! My 4 foot wide paper roll looks so puny now! I plan to hit up Hobby Lobby at some point and get some fun fabric to experiment with. My days of shooting outside is definitely numbered. It just keeps getting colder and colder. Can't wait to use this more this winter!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Does it really matter where you print?

The answer is: yes! I suggested to my boss at the Peoria Camera Shop about doing a print comparison of the 'other guys' in the area to show that our photos are of superior quality. He liked the idea and printed the same couple photos at CVS, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. The results were pretty much what I was expecting, but wow, some of those places can really mess up your print! Take a look below, but keep in mind that these are scanned in and don't look nearly as drastic as they do in real life. If you'd like to see the difference for yourself, stop by the shop sometime and see.

Again, the differences aren't as drastic on the computer screen. Please come in and see my little poster I made with the actual prints.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nutcracker 12 Poster | Graphic Design

This is the 12th annual Avanti's Nutcracker poster that WIXO 105.7 the X had me design. They pretty much gave me free reign over the design. I was inspired by the movie Nightmare Before Christmas. I found an awesome font on dafont called 'Christmas on Crack,' which was perfect! Still very rock, but with a Christmas twist!

It's going to be a kickass show with Adelitas Way, Mindset Evolution, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Otherwise. You can purchase tickets at all Co-op Records locations in Central Illinois! See you there!