Posts from the ‘Features’ Category
Happy Monday to you all! I’m going to jump right into it and share with you something that was on my heart for the last few days.
What I want for 2012…
I want to DARE TO DREAM. This is my selfish wish for 2012. This may sound trivial to you but for me, it means sooo much. Our dreams are what keep us moving forward, yearning for more and striving for better. Dreams come to mind today for me, because one of mine has come true and I feel so blessed! In my journey as a photographer, I have realized the power in a story, it gives you an idea of what is to come and sets the stage for your imagination to take off! For this reason, ‘Lost Treasure’ was conceived. Initially it was a bunch of thoughts in my head, then it matured to lines on a paper, sketches, and finally a sound concept. Turning this concept into a reality took a lot of determination and some good old ‘right timing’, but all in all it has worked out to be my latest joy for this awesome year!
In my previous ‘Lost Treasure’ post, I introduced you to a collection of work that inspired me to create a story. A story about treasure that had washed ashore and had never been seen before by anyone. These custom pieces of jewelry are just that, unique and valuable pieces that are cherished by anyone lucky enough to own one.
Styled by: Studio Walwyn
Jewelry by: ND Chong Jewels
MUA: Sarah Riley
Models: Alexis Kemp and Ayesha Nichelle Beckford
Thanksgiving has passed and a lot of sore stomaches with it but one thing that I vow to never let pass me by is the actual act of being Thankful. I have experienced many things this past year and the one thing that I’ve managed to do is be thankful for every accomplishment big or small. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had many ‘real’ moments of frustration and disappointment and every other negative emotion that you could probably think of, but after a few tense moments, a few sister-sister phone calls and lots of prayers short and long, I’ve always been able to find my center and be thankful of what I saw and what I didn’t see. The hardest things to be thankful for are the works that you can’t see… the days, months, year long lessons in every moment that we breathe. The lessons learned in times that seem so unbearable. For ALL of these things I am thankful. Truly.
Today, my thankfulness focuses on a wonderfully written article in an awesome magazine that I had the pleasure of doing a shoot for. When Nichola asked me to do this shoot, my response was “really?” then “sure man” lol. We took lots of great shots and the result is one lucky detail shot capturing her at her craft on the pages of MACO Magazine! Thank you Nichola for the crazy request!
Good Tuesday morning to you!
Do you remember my ‘Sneak Peek’ post? Well…. there’s more exciting news to share! Being the over achiever that I am, (no comments please I decided to take this shoot to another level! The previous session was done with the magazine’s article in mind, hi-lighting the Designer and her journey. This session, will be done focusing on the art that is the Jewelry! I just love dreaming up various scenarios for shoots, events and designs! It just brings a whole new life to something that yearns for the recognition. It also allows me to live vicariously through the moment Take a look at the upcoming session’s storyline below!