Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I have finished the photography program! The graduation ceremony was Friday June 19th. My sister and nephews came out to MA for the occasion. I am glad to be home, but already miss the new friends I made.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Waiting Game

Portfolios were turned in on May 20 at 5pm. I lined up two hours early to have a place in line. So far, ten of my classmates have gone to re-review (about 40%). This was very emotional watching the panelist judge each students work.
I have produced the best portfolio I can at this time in my life. I know that my work will continue to improve and if I have to go for the re-review I will be in good company!
I will be taking a few classes this week as well as attending some review sessions. Trying to get my website started and finished in the next couple of week.

(Photo: Marian & the girls)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Final Portfolio

We now have nine days remaining before our portfolios are due (may 20 @ 5pm). My trip home was a great help for me completing my assignments.
Thanks to all of my family and friends who allowed me to photograph them.

(Above: Zacory, Tina, Kyle)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Peeps are everywhere!

Thank God for my Peeps. Weather you are my "Home Peeps" or my "HIP Peeps" I love you all!

(tag line on image: We are family. I got all my "Peeps" with me!)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Working Away on Phase 4

Currently I am working on Phase 4 commercial shooting. Here is a glassware shot that I did a couple of days ago. This is a vintage pop bottle from the Kenton Bottling Works.
I am looking forward to coming home in a few weeks. I will be asking for models so I can complete my final portfolio while at home. If there is anyone wanting pictures, let me know.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Images of Brenda (my niece). She was gracious enough to help out her aunt! We went to the farm and took these pictures. It was great to get to see her and she helped me with my assignment. Thanks Brenda.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Biskit the dog

How do you get a dog to stand still? Ask him if he wants to visit grandma.

This is Tina's dog Biskit. He came to the studio and asked if I would take his portrait, but he had no money. I agreed, but only because he was family.

Self Portrait

This is my self portrait from the end of Phase 3. I am now on my way to the end of this adventure. Today I started the final phase at school. I will complete my final portfolio the last part of May and be finished here in June. I will be ready to start working on building my business the first part of July.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Phase Three Continues!

These pictures were taken for the Phase 3 final, but were not used. I did a little work on them and wanted to post them. Let me know if you like them or not.

On Monday we were given seven more assignments to complete before spring break. I hope to arrange to photograph part (if not all) of them by next weekend.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in just a couple of weeks!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The "Boys"

Here is a picture of Alex and AJ. I was home last weekend to shoot part of my assignments for Phase 3 and to see everyone that I could.

I will be home again in four weeks and looking forward to getting together with everyone!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Phase III Self Portrait

This is my newest self portrait. One of the design instructors graded it and like my idea! Since you cannot read the frame around my face, it is all of the names people know me as.
I am now at week 21 in the program. I have been working on the Phase 3 assignments and I will be at home on the 5th to do part of my work there.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back to School

Well, we are all back at the art of photography.
This week we were in the portrait and commercial studios.
Here are two of my "Peeps"that I photographed (Monika & Steve).

We are beginning Phase 3 this week. We will be given our new assignments and start building our portfolios. Tomorrow we have two guest speakers at the school.

It snowed today and there was already a lot of snow on the ground. Had to miss church because the driveway was filled with snow.

Miss everyone and hope all of you are well!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year

Photos: The winter sky at my mom's & Tina & boys and Alex
Ryan and Faith

The New Year is here! I am back in MA after Christmas vacation with family and friends. It was good to see everyone.

Classes resume tomorrow and it will be back to work. I am looking forward to improving my photography skills.