Friday, November 20, 2009

Love Is The Message!

This is one of my amazing clients Jelynne! I met Jelynne at a workshop not too long ago and we connected right away. Discussing both of our issues with being 'People Pleasers' and always available for others and not making time for what WE need and want. Taking full responisibiity of course and recognizing that we are the ones who have to change the habit of neglecting ourselves.

We decided to do just that! Setting the intentions to nurture ourselves, set aside time that we need to accomplish our dreams and to stop feeling so bad about setting boundries with others. Putting ourselves first so that we don't run ourselves down, and end up not able to help anyone.

We kept in touch and Jelynne hired me to do her headshots on one of my trips back to NYC. During the processing of the images from our shoot together, I came across this image and was floored. I have never seen anyone carry a bag saying 'I Love Me' and here it is showing up at her photo shoot walking so clearly in the background right after she declared that she would start loving herself more! I love how stuff like that works!! :o)

**BTW - Jelynne owns a restaurant called LITM which stands for 'Love Is The Message'. How wonderful! She was able to build a very successful restaurant from scratch and now she's giving back by teaching others to do the same. I can't tell you what she has in store, but it's BIG and you can check her out at

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Create the best conditions for indoor images!

Indoor photos can be fun and gorgeous!!

**Natural light is key so bring the light into the room by opening all blinds and curtains. Even turn lights on inside during the day to let the room fill with light for your picture making experience!

**You can also create an image by capturing the mood with less light in the room and using only a nearby window like this one below.

Have fun and scroll down to see more indoor images from previous photo shoots to give you some inspiration! :o)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I had the honor of meeting and photographing him at Marianna Cooper's 'Summit By The Sea' event last week in Carmel California. He gave an inspiring presentation and his wife's beautiful music filled the room! After taking so many photos of him with everyone there, he handed my camera to another person and asked that a picture be taken of us together.

Kind and generous, just as I expected! :o)