Sunday, May 30, 2010


meet leslie.
she's one of my great and wonderful friends.
we met last fall.
i say "met" but we didn't actually meet in person til

she lives a state away.

we actually "met" on etsy.
i bought something from her store.
now she's friends with my friend jen
and both jen and myself are friends with
her buddy, gwen.

jen and i were very excited to get to hang out
with leslie and her family this weekend.

all photo creativeness for these tattoo shots needs to be given to jackie cooper.
she did my friend tari's shots this month in front of the building and leslie loved it.
she asked to take some there, as well. :)
you can find jackie's page here.

did i mention that leslie is a photographer??

she is.

we bounce ideas off each other a lot.
she wanted some head shots for her web page.
you can view her stuff here.

thanks for coming to visit your pals in kansas, leslie!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


they've done it again.  i've been linked.  thanks 'sleeping at last'!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

music: 'sleeping at last' w/ jeremy larson and aaron lee martin.

last night i had my first shot at using the
new rebel for the 'sleeping at last' concert 
at downtown's murdock theatre(broadway and murdock, behind 'The Lord's Diner'). 
gorgeous building. 
wish i'd taken shots of it!

(um, so justin's day job made him a little leary
of sending me out in that area by myself,
so he dropped me off. haha. )

thankfully, i did a little reading on the ins and outs
of concert photography.
saved me.
i expected some grain,
since i don't have the high tech equipment yet,
so i did get some of that.
definitely not as bad as it could
have been.
great group to practice on.
not only do i LOVE listening to them
(i do all my photo editing to their calms me
and helps me think!!),
but all the guys were relatively still. :)

mcpherson kid.
i say "kid" cause i'm pretty sure he's younger than me.
i think there were like 7 people older than me
at the show.
mostly college age kids.
made me miss manhattan.
he's playing at mead's corner on the 7th.
hopefully i can drop by and get his
cd at his next show.

jeremy larson from springfield, mo(orig. lindsborg, ks).
beautiful voice.

'sleeping at last' from illinois.

i just saw the shirt ryan is wearing...walt disney world. if i read jeremy's blog right,
 this was just picked up last week.  haha.

(photo without edit)

i'd just like to say a big thanks to adobe for making
i love the color and editing options i have.

(photo after edit)

i'm a big sucker for live music and this show did not disappoint. 
i loved the intimate setting.
very calming.
 it was an all-around great performance
(though i didn't get to hear my fave song 'clockwork'. 
glad i yelled out at jeremy to play 'today'...
even if he wasn't ready to play it solely on guitar!
my bad, jeremy.).
thanks for the show, guys!

my husband and i have talked about going to see michael buble in june, so if we get tickets, i think i will rent a faster lens.  one that can handle the lack of lighting.