Thursday, January 19, 2012


she's awesome. i hope i get to shoot with her again soon.

post much?

i'm terrible at blogging.
scratch that. i'm terrible about blogging about myself and the things i do.
here's a recap of what's been going on, according to my iphone.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

hello 2012!

{wishing you all a beautiful new year!}

Saturday, December 31, 2011

what i'm listening to


Follow my blog with Bloglovin

yep. i'm on here. let the following commence.


i did a really long shoot a few days ago with my friends brooke. this was the first time really using my new camera, and boy was it much more enjoyable. i'm still getting used to the camera (and actually taking pictures, too) so i'm not too ashamed of this most recent batch of pictures. it is a hit on my self esteem when i see other photographers pictures though. i just have to remember that it's not a competition, and that i still have much more learning and growing to do as a photographer. so how about a look at a few of my favorites that i took.

..maybe i just like pictures of brooke with her arms up?

anyway, i hope to look back on these someday and be able to see how far i've come.

until then, i don't mind a lot of praise.

oh, btw, right now i have this gigantic lens, that is part of why these might look a little strange.
(okay, i'm just fishing for excuses, but this seems legit.)

Friday, December 30, 2011

new year, new me.

i've got a feeling that this year will be my year.
a new start is what i've been waiting for, and a fresh calendar is just perfect.

so here i am, gladly welcoming in 2012 with a fresh list of things i'd like to accomplish.

  • remember more: through blogging, pictures, video, writing, and art. 
  • do more: by spending more time with family and friends, taking walks, and setting goals.
  • read more: goal of 50,000 pages. (that's 5 times more than i got this year!)
  • love more: by doing little acts of kindness toward those around me.
and a few little other things, too
  • learn to play the ukulele like a pro
  • go all veg and maybe start to work on being more vegan
  • grow out my hair
and, above all,
  • figure stuff out
so there you have it! what are your resolutions for 2012? 

Monday, December 12, 2011

i need a little of this in my life.

Stop Motion 8: South Texas Maize from Renee Louise Anderson on Vimeo.

new camera, new beginnings

so, today i went and picked up this little thing i like to call a camera.
yes. i already own seven others. but don't fret. (i'm selling one, too.)

this will be my first dslr. like, fancy pants.
i'm super happy about it.

i'm hoping that this one little change will lead to many others. learning more about photography, for one. and blogging more.

here's to vague, short posts!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

happy 20th birthday brooke!

{photo by heather lewin}

20 things i love about brooke:
her passion
her hair 
her humor
her love for food
her music
her talent 
her willingness
her style
her sarcasm
her smile
her funny faces
her kindness
watching youtube videos together
giving each other 'the look'
her shoe/sunglasses collections
orchestra class
super long texting conversations
pretending like we're in a band
always making plans for the future
having someone i can tell anything to. 

i love you brooke!! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011


i'm not really sure how this happened. i mean...with my one lone little follower. (hi ellen) unless i have like....secret admirers. possible, but unlikely.

well, whether you be a robot or just need to keep a low profile, i welcome you.
{you know, you could say hello every once in a while...i wont tell}

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

a few photos from the last week

pancakes for dinner 

kitten loves drinking water at the sink 

new dress

painted my nails and not even an hour later they're chipped and smudged. the usual. 

i was a ravenclaw for halloween. 
{i'm really a hufflepuff. sneaky, eh?}

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

love times one hundred

one hour of cleaning.

my cats are cute.

their litter boxes? not so much

best part is that kittens favorite time to take care of business is immediately after i put new litter in. without fail.

but just look at those faces.

Friday, October 28, 2011

uptown cheapskate

never heard of it? oh, it's just my new favorite store. lemme tell you: it will rock your socks off.

and i heard they were doing this modeling competition thing, so i dragged heidi down to the store and forced her to do it. well, she was willing, so there wasn't too much force going on. luckily.

this is how it works.

  • you go to the store and create an outfit using the clothes in the store.
  • the manager takes your picture and loads it on facebook.
  • on november something (15th?) they will select the top ten, and invite them to a photoshoot where they get a makeover and a bunch of free stuff (that i will make heidi share with me...)
  • then, they take those photos and open up the voting to the public. the top 3 win a national ad campaign for the store, as well as 40% off everything for an entire year. (which means i'll be making heidi buy all my clothes if she wins. which she will, cause so far she has the best picture. take a look for yourself.)

oh the quality of the managers phone.. ;)

on other news that could possibly be considered the same news, i love that jacket on heidi so much that i made her buy it for me for her for her birthday. speaking of i need to remember to pay her back for that. it's totes cute. too bad it looks like a grayish brown blob in the picture. oh, did i mention i styled her outfit? it's cute, no? it's decided that when heidi gets rich i'm going to be her personal shopper. sweetums. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

zooey deschanel by ellen von unwerth

i'm so in love with this girl. 
see the rest of her shoot here