Wedding Crafts a Plenty

September 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm (wedding) (, , , , )

I’ve been working on the wedding today and heres what I have done…or should have done by monday…it should be a fun week.  We got the paperwork for the marriage licence, we have till Friday to pick it up…yay.  We have to get the rental car Friday yay…and I have way too much work at work…so you know what enjoy some photos and I’m gonna get some sleep while you do.

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The Veil

September 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm (wedding) (, , , )

Last weekend I had a chance to visit Teresa from work to get my veil worked on, needless to say Lee and Liz came along, and she had never met either of them, so she was in for a crazy ride.  We did finish it however and this is how it looks

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NEW DRESS PHOTOS SAME PASSWORD

September 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm (wedding) (, , )

Last Dress Fitting we pick up on Wednesday! Woo!

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Just to let you know

August 26, 2011 at 3:47 am (Uncategorized)

I am changing my blog name to Lauren’sPhotography.wordpress.com

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More Crafts for the wedding

July 3, 2011 at 8:00 am (wedding) (, , , , )

So I’ve been going crazy doing all this wedding stuff and while I’m not quite done with everything I have quite a bit done, I decorated a basket this morning, I painted the glasses last night, I finished the box yesterday and I started putting ribbons on the bubbles this week.  And here are some fun photos of what I’ve been up to.

I am also trying to make dragonfly pins, any ideas on how to get that done would be helpful, the guest book would still be helpful as well.  Well gotta go.

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Crafting

June 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm (wedding) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

So today I decided many things for the wedding and spent a good number of hours working on a card box instead of spending $30 dollars at the store on one I only spent 10 to make one. Unfortunately I forgot to get the green paint.  Oh well, if I can I’ll get it tomorrow while I go out dress shopping with my flower girl and maid of honor her big sister.  😀

Anyways here’s a look, any ideas for a guest book would be helpful.

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Fun Bugs

June 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm (photography) (, , , , , , , , )

I went out a few times to shoot at long last.  I shot a lot of bugs yesterday and got eaten alive by ticks and mosquitoes 😦 but I think I got a lot of cool shots out of this trip.  Maybe I’ll head back to this park another time and take some more trails hopefully not getting lost this time around.

 

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I’ve moved

May 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm (Uncategorized)

As you all may as well know by now, I have been apartment hunting for months, well just last week I found one, Tuesday I signed the lease and Wednesday I started moving in.  I’m all moved in and the apartment is looking good, I have furniture which is awesome cause it wasn’t really expensive in fact everything in my living room but the bookcase was free.  Free is good.  I don’t have internet right now, so I’m at Lees stealing his for a while and watching the royals cardinals game go Cardinals! (bottom of the 5th no score)

Anyways gotta go this laptop is gonna die if i don’t go. 😦

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Welcome to my life

April 29, 2011 at 3:04 am (Uncategorized)

Can we say chaotic?

I’m looking at an apartment today, and I have a 10 hour shift so I’m hoping that I get off early enough to make it to the appointment.

Shooting has not been my top priority, I did shoot a private event for the church, but I won’t post the photos here, not that I even have that many edited.

Lee moves back in next weekend after graduation.

I’m looking for a used car, but all the ones I end up liking have way too many miles.

I’ve pretty much worked 50 hours 2 weeks in a row D:

We got a caterer and a cake person ( we meet with her on the 22…which is the weekend of Lee’s open house, so my parents will be around I think) D: wait thats the weekend theres a dinner at church… o.O

Looks like things are going to get a little hectic around here

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Thought of the Day

April 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm (photography, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Recently I was asked by two separate people these questions, “What do you see yourself doing with your photography?” my boss and “What do you want to do with your life, what’s your plan?” my finance Lee.

The answer to either question didn’t come, and so I’m trying to give it some thought.  So we’ll start back, way back to high school where all I wanted to do was be a photographer, though I did want to be an astronomer, a meteorologist, a teacher,  and even way back when a ballerina.  Fortunately for those two I can photograph the stars, weather, and dance so somehow that worked out for me in the long run, though teacher never did.  I never was good at math or science so it worked out that photography had very little of either.  But what was my original thought of I want to be a photographer?  Where did it come from, I’ve thought long and hard about this one, well not really, my dad collects cameras, and it’d be a pity if it hadn’t rubbed off on one of his daughters.  And what was I to do with my photography?  I wanted to work for national geographic…no that really was what I wanted to do, but on the side for charity I wanted to do portraits of sick children with their families.  I wanted to show happier times.  However, that side will have to wait, I have little talent with portrait photography much less dealing with people maybe eventually I’ll get there, but for now I’m a nature photographer, that has no time to shoot.

In college I toyed with the idea of being a digital re-toucher, but my teachers thought while maybe I could get better, I just wasn’t good or fast enough to do this.  I thought I had wasted a year or two at this when I was reminded that I was extremely talented at shooting nature.  I focused in on the idea of doing astro photography, but I just wasn’t able to find my niche, I went to a few national parks, and still was unable to do much good photography.  It wasn’t until I took this shot  http://www.flickr.com/photos/flamegirl88/3967635176/in/set-72157622483843320 that I realized that there was something more to focus on, and I thought maybe it was flowers and I was good at it!  Very good at it and perhaps some of my teachers finally saw potential for me in my last semester.  Then I realized that what they were looking at was the bugs I had captured.  I’d found my niche, I’m a bug photographer, in fact, I was a macro photographer specializing in bugs and plants.  But here’s the question who wants to hire a bug/plant photographer? No one really.

So I took up a job at Six Flags doing portraits for the summer, while I waited to find a job in Kansas City, when I found the same one at Worlds of Fun I took my opportunity to move and was able to find a job in Missouri at H&H within the month.  While I stayed with Worlds of Fun till the end of the season I worked my second job as an assembler.  Right now I’m still an assembler, I’m lucky to be able to have this job as it pays well and has something to do with both my major and my minor (graphic arts).  Our hours are even getting longer for the time being we went from working 8-4 on Mondays and 9-4 the rest of the week to 8-4 (or whenever we finish) the whole week to 6-? until whenever the work drops again.  It’s school and event season so that means sports and prom photos and lots of them.  This is not a career however, it is a job when it becomes a career for me I’ll let you know.  I do sell prints just so you know, of course it’s only of nature.

So getting back to the questions what do I really want to do with my photography, I want to be a successful nature photographer, I’d be happy to work for a botanical magazine or a bug magazine or whatever is out there, even National Geographic if I get really good, but I don’t want to be away from home for too long.

As for my life plan, well I’m just one of those people who sits back and lets things take their course.  Of course I will get married in September, and eventually maybe have kids.  I never really thought about kids in any sort of plan though since I wanted to work for National Geographic, so right now that’s up in the air, though I did want to adopt at some point.  I want to have at least 1 dog a corgi if anything, and maybe a cat or two.  And I really don’t care where I live as long as there are parks or wide open spaces around.

Anyways that’s enough for me tonight, I’ve got to work at 6am. 😦

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