Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kari & Mike: Wedding

I've given you a couple of sneak peeks of this wedding recently but here it is in all of it's wonderfulness. It truly was a magical day.

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding Pin It

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Erin Sees Tulsa.

This week I'm being pulled in every possible direction imaginable.

erin sees tulsa.

But it's Thursday and you know right where to find me. Pin It

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sneak Peek Sunday!

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

kari & mike: wedding

More of this fabulous wedding will be on the blog in the next couple of days. Pin It

Friday, July 23, 2010

Finding the angle. Capturing the soul.

For me taking pictures is about capturing the soul.

Yesterday I posted this image. And in so many ways this defines me.
my new favorite.

I've always had a thing for balloons. It's a tradition in my family to release balloons on special holidays in honor of the loved ones that have gone on before us. I like that balloons keep me looking up. As does this blue sky and those white puffy clouds. And it's good to be reminded that I'm a very small piece of a much bigger world.

But this is what you don't know about this image. I had to lie down in the grass on a very windy Oklahoma day with my polaroid camera and HOPE that with one click (since I'm trying to ration my film as best I can) that I would be able to capture what my soul was seeing.

This is what I originally saw and what originally made me stop.
it's all about the angle: balloons

But this is about as boring as it gets.
it's all about the angle: balloons

And there's nothing in an image like this that defines who I am as a person, as a photographer.
it's all about the angle: balloons

But I knew there was something here. Something that would be timeless. Something that would be a part of telling my story.
it's all about the angle: balloons

I just had to find the right angle. And in my effort to capture the unique, beautiful souls of this world, it's all about the angle.

So there I was, lying in the grass in a skirt, waiting for the moment the wind blew those balloons right between some white puffy clouds in a bright blue sky.

And to me an image like this is far more interesting and dreamy than any of the others.
it's all about the angle: balloons

Plus it leaves more to the imagination. And that's WAY more fun than a construction zone that just happens to have some balloons tied to a sign.

Capturing it on polaroid? Well, that makes it timeless. And timeless makes me happy.
my new favorite.

But let me qualify - by no means am I an expert on photography. I just know that finding the right angle is important to me. Often times that means not even looking through the viewfinder but just pointing the camera in one direction and snapping.

My hope with this post is that it will inspire you to see your world differently too. To look for those things that make you happy and to find the right angle to tell your story.

And with that, I'm ready for the weekend! Pin It