Monday, February 18, 2008

iJustine Photo shoot

Did a spur of the moment shoot with Justine Ezarik, or more commonly known on the internet as iJustine.

We've talked about doing a shoot in the past, but she is usually only in town for a short amount of time, so it's hard to make it work.

But I sent her a text this week, found out she just arrived in Pittsburgh that day, and booked a shoot with her for 2 days later!

We had a great time. Very low pressure and fun. Did a couple Apple iPod/ iPhone themed photos (if you don't know why, you don't know Justine). Looking forward to working on them (some of them require a little bit of Photoshop compositing). Stop back soon... I'll have a link to them in this blog!


Ok, I've finished the first and second batch of photos from Justine's shoot. They are all here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Megan's shoot

Last night I had a shoot with Megan. I brought in my trusty makeup artist Lori and hair stylist Alicia and got things rolling.

It was a fun shoot, and felt really relaxed. Everyone was getting along and having a genuinely good time. I love it when things flow like that. I just wish the studio was a little warmer in the winter... as did Megan.

A little advice to people shooting with me in the future... if you have an iPod, bring it with you with a playlist of your favorite songs. I had my iPod, but it died on me during the shoot. Boooo! Luckily my brand new iPhone came to the rescue to fill the air with tunes! Although I haven't had time to add many songs to it yet. Hope everyone liked Relient K!

Finished all of Megan's shots. Here they all are.

Monday, February 11, 2008


So I've been wanting an iPhone since the day they announced them last year. But when I heard that they were only coming out with 4GB and 8GB models, I got really bummed. I have a 30GB iPod and it is about full. So the thought of 8GB wasn't even an option.

On Friday, I was chatting with someone about it, and he notified me that they just announced a 16GB iPhone. While I'd love to wait for a 32GB version, I felt this was worth while enough to take the plunge.

So Saturday afternoon, Monica and I went to Shadyside and picked one up! I've been playing on it all weekend and love it!! Finally... a smart phone that is actually smart, and runs on OSX. Yes!

Ok, I just had to share my excitement. You may go back to whatever it is you were doing.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Holy fun shoot Batman!

Last night I had the pleasure of doing a shoot with my makeup artist Lori. She decided to take her turn in front of the camera.

I also had my old friend Dale Lewis assisting and learning about the fabulous world of portrait photography. Hahahaha... fabulous, yeah right.

But I did find the problem with shooting with people that I know... I talk way too much! We were having a great time, but went a little long because of all the chatting.

Lori is a graphic artist, so I'm going to try and put a little something extra into these shots to make them look fun and creative.

Here's a sample from the shoot:

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Feeling a little under the weather this week. Woke up Monday morning with a stuffy nose, and haven't been able to get rid of it. Still have to come into work though. Too much that needs to get done.

I have a shoot this Thursday to look forward to though. That will help me get through this. I'll be shooting Lori, the makeup artist I use on most of my shoots. She is also a creative person. Should be fun to see what we come up with when we work together on this!