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What I'm doing right now...
What I'm doing right now...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
So I was watching The View yesterday morning, and I was surprised to see Lil Wayne as a guest on the show. It reminded me that I wanted to tell you guys about my first big concert experience. I'm 26 and I just went to my first concert last month. What a weirdo!
And now...my view on concerts (and Lil Wayne) has changed completely. I loooooved it! I was so flippin' excited! Now when I hear a Lil Wayne song, I get all goose-bumpy and worked-up with flashbacks. I want to go to more and more concerts! Going to a concert makes you love the music even more.
To add to all the concert fabulousness, I had the most delicious slice of pepperoni pizza and cup of french fries ever!
How come nobody told me how freakin' awesome concerts were!? My next mission: Go see No Doubt in July...and now that I think about it, maybe Beyonce too!
These photos were taken by my friend (who had closer seats than I) with my little point-and-shoot camera.
The lady in this photo was the main back-up singer of the show. Turns out that she was recently added to Lil Wayne's record label, so we should be hearing more from her soon.
But what was really interesting was that at the end of the show, she gave Lil Wayne a sloppy, nasty, tongue kiss on stage--that showed up the huge video screen. And what's even more interesting is that the next day they were spotted sitting together on the telecast of the Sacramento Kings basketball game in Arco Arena.
So there's an inside scoop for ya!--We know at least one of the females Lil Wayne is dating. :)
Keri Hilson and Lil Wayne perform their song together. Miss Keri Baby!
Lil Wayne gives credit to T-Pain. T-Pain gives credit to Lil Wayne. It's a Wayne-Pain Thang.
When it was all over, I hobbled my sore high-heeled feet out of Arco Arena, and--what a coinkadink!--I ran into a client I had just taken photos of a few days before: Tiffanee! Here's a preview of her Pin-up & Boudoir Session:
Friday, April 24, 2009
Just in case you guys forgot: Yes, we still do weddings! :)
Some of you may recognize Cara as my lovely assistant. :)
The plan was to have the ceremony on the beach, but then it started raining and we had to move the ceremony indoors--SUCKS! But of course, as soon as the ceremony was over, the rain stopped. We quickly took advantage of the weather break, and booked out to the beach for some photos.
Photo #1: "The Gentle Kiss." Because of the off-and-on rainstorms throughout the day, the cloud scenery was exquisite.
Photo #5: "Funny Faces and Footsies."
By the way, it was frickin' freezing and windy that day. By looking at the bridesmaid's body language, you can tell that they weren't too happy with their sleeveless dresses.
Photo #7: "The Water Sparkled Like a Million Diamonds."
Photo #8: "The Beach Stroll."
Photo #9: "Through the Veil."
Photo #10: "Giggles, Secrets, and Kisses."
Photo #11: "Always Daddy's Little Girl." Her father's expression speaks a thousand words...
Photo #12: "Chow Time." The reception was held in one of the Montbleu's nightclubs, which was great because nightclubs scream with cool atmosphere and interior design. This was the VIP lounge, where the Bridal Party got to kick off their shoes and eat dinner (while sitting on the floor!). With her handy-dandy-cleavage bib, Cara made sure not to spill anything on her beautiful dress.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The sweetest thing: Jessica's boyfriend contacted us to schedule a Pin-up & Boudoir Session for Jessica as a Valentine's gift. He figured, "Hey, we both win." :)
Jessica is a hairstylist, so she wanted to emulate a photo she brought in of a vintage Pin-up girl trying to cut her own hair. What a delicious idea! Here's what we came up with:
Photo #1: "Just a Little Snip." I loooooove it. She nailed the expression. And check out the photo of her boy-toy in the corner.
Photo #2: "Girl-licious."
Photo #3: "The Sticky Sweet Corset."
When Jessica first walked in, I said: "You remind me of Pink." She said that people usually say she reminds them of Hilary Duff. So here's a little comparison chart. Tell me what you think:
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
watching Australia! I just rented this movie and I am in LOVE! I'm gonna go out and buy it. It's got comedy, romance, adventure, a little heart-wrenching scenes--all the juicy good stuff. Plus it takes place in 1939, so it's got that great vintage fashion and scenery.
The photography is absolutely gorgeous--you got to watch it in high-def.
If you liked Moulin Rouge, you'll like this one!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
This blog posting has been a long time coming. And what's really fantabulous is that this posting will be a double feature!
Meet a long time client of mine: Tavia. She's a powerhouse of talent: hairstylist, recording artist, business woman, and the list goes on.
You can find her at Double Take Salon (916.451.4600).
The reason for this particular shoot was to create images for her new album titled, "The Forecast". The idea was to create 2 images--One would be serious, dark and gloomy and the other would be happy, bright and sunny as if she made it through the storm. Here's what we came up with:
Photo #1: "What else can be said but, Bootylicious!"
Tavia did her own hair for this shoot. Ain't it fabulous?! Check out the diamonds on the glove--hot!
Photo #2: "Serious Beauty." One of my favorites from the session.
Much credit has to be given to Debbie Milanova. She is a BOMB stylist!! She provided Tavia's clothes, shoes, jewelry, props, and most of the ideas for the shoot. Plus, she is a total sweetheart! Be sure to look her up at: http://www.myspace.com/legacystyling
Debbie's email: Legacy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 916 248 0866
"Pause For a Picture!" We had to get a photo of the 3 of them together...
Photo #4: "Oh Happy Day!" This is our upbeat, made-it-through-the-storm image. The Hello Kitty Beach Cruiser is just darling, my dear! There's even Hello Kitty heads on the tire rubber. Love it!
Photo #6: "The Sexy Cherry Drop." I love the eyelashes!
"The Beaming Smile"
Photo #7: "Whip that Bad Boy in Shape." ...and send him on his way!
Photo #8: "A Couch Full of Glam Bam!" Gorgeous ladies! These are all the models Tavia used for her DVD. The following solos showcase some of Tavia's hairstyles and her lovely hair models:
"Miss Jen--the Knockout." Hands down, this is my favorite short hair-do of them all!