A Styled Shoot

Photography sessions have evolved over the years of my life span.  I remember the days when a photographer came to your home, set up the screen back drop, stacked some wood blocks with a faux shearling fabric over them, and there you sat and posed, right in the comfort of your own living room. 

Present day photography sessions are now anywhere, anytime, and the art of possibility is endless.  My first shoot I truly "styled" was my own family shoot.  I will share that at a later time.  Today, however, I want to share my first styled photography event, an engagement session, with Chris and Christine and the ever talented wedding photographer, Shipra Panosian

This couple had their venue selected for the shoot, Maitland Art Center, but weren't quite sure what they wanted to do.  They told me they loved to travel and visit art museums.  They also loved photography.  Most sessions have two wardrobe changes.  I recommend one casual and one a little more formal.  Today, I share the formal setting wherein we created an "outdoor gallery reception". 

Location Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida
Wrought Iron Easels by Badcock Home Furniture & more, Lakeland, Florida
Floral Oil Painting and Wood Carved Easel by Munchel Brothers Jewelry and Coin Exchange, Lakeland, Florida
Red Ottoman, my own
Wine Glasses found at Goodwill for $2 each

Thank you to the vendors for allowing me to showcase their goods!  And a great big thank you to Shipra for giving me the art of opportunity!


Ready or not, Here I come!

Some, if not many, have told me I was born out of my time.  I should have been born 100 years earlier.  Case in point, just starting a blog in January 2012!!!  What has taken me the majority of my day, may have only taken a few hours for most of my friends and technological gurus.  However, as many have told me about my many races I have participated in:  "It doesn't matter how long it takes to finish, what matters is that you are doing it!"  So here I am!

My passion is styling and designing, however, not just clothing and accessories. . . . . but photography!!  More to come.  Stay tuned . . . . . . .