Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here are some photos from a shoot I did back in January. I was fortunate enough to work with a wonderful model named Tahnia (Go like her facebook page here). She was lots of fun to work with and a great sport considering I took her someplace off the highway in Half Moon Bay where she had to run across the highway and then walk around barefoot through sticks and leaves. Trooper. At one point during our shoot I ran to my car and grabbed another lens then locked the door and ran back thinking nothing of it. We finished the shoot and walked back to our cars and I started to rummage around for my keys, at the same time saying bye to Tahnia. Before she even drove off I had soon realized what I had done, I had locked my keys in my car on the side of the highway in the middle of winter. My first thought was, naturally, "FUCK!"
Luckily I some how thought to bring my phone with me during the shoot and was able to google AAA's number and plead with them to look me up in their system and come save me. I talked with 3 different receptionists because I am registered with AAA in So. Cal and they couldn't find me anywhere in their Nor. Cal system, which after we figured that out made the process a lot smoother. Finally one receptionist found me, mind you I had already been out in the cold for almost an hour trying to stand in any patch of sun I could find on the side of the road. So step one complete, AAA was coming for me but step two, where was I on the highway? "Ummmm I'm going ummm north on the 92 freeway towards the ocean?" I told the woman, "Alright...Well I'll send someone your way and hopefully they can find you," she said. After about an hour of waiting for AAA I saw a yellow and blue truck come around and I frantically waved my arms and waited for the kind man to find a place to turn around and unlock my door, which he did in 5 min or less. Moral of the story Michelle should always have 10 extra spare keys on her at all times!
At least I really like the photos :)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
|Volunteer worker at Salvation Mountain|
I've abandoned my blog this past winter. With a new full time job, new friends, new boyfriend, and personal goals, that I am currently trying to figure out, my blog unfortunately fell below the waistline. But in an effort to figure out what to do next in my life, creatively speaking, I am going to make a big effort to bring back fashion, journalistic, music, and, inspiration posts. I also work with a lot of beautiful ladies so hopefully you will be able to see some of them and their great styles on here as well!
These are some photos from a trip I took back in November from a trip to Salvation Mountain out in Slab City. Slab City is way out in the desert near the border of CA and Mexico. Out there is a huge art piece called Salvation Mountain. There are little nooks and crannies in the mountain filled with messages, photos, and idols where people can remember loved ones or just go and explore. I was able to make it out there with my friend David and cousin Taylor, who were kind enough to follow my inaccurate directions and make our 3 hour trip into 4 1/2 hour one without too many complaints.
Till next time!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Vest, dress, and shoes: H&M. Tights and Hat: Urban OutfittersHere are a few photos that some friends took of me in San Francisco. I hope everyone had a great holiday and New Years! I got some cool gifts from my folks this year, one was a gift card to Rayko photo center so I can hopefully get back into some darkroom stuff and share that with you all! Happy New Years!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
|*Photo, top right, from shaeacopiandetar Instagram.|
My love for fashion and photography is still the same and I still really want to improve my blog and attract more readers and all those goals that all us bloggers have. I want to keep all the lovely readers I have now but I am just not sure what to post... So right now this blog will...be an experiment! I appreciate you still following me and seeing where this goes! I promise not to abandon you blog! The collage, above, are previews of where I might like to take my blog-crafts, photography, trips, and fashion editorial type photography (was what I was toying with.)
Has anyone else ever gone through this? I would love some feedback on how you decided what direction to end up taking!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Back in November I was fortunate enough to meet and photograph a super sweet couple's engagement photos. My very first engagement shoot! We went out to Half Moon Bay down to the beach to take some photos, which was when I realized how awesome Half Moon Bay is! I met them through the same ad that I put up for my first wedding shoot (Wedding Post). If anyone's getting engaged I would love to take your photos! Hope you all like them!
Monday, December 3, 2012
Dress: Thrifted. Jewelry: From my mom's closet.
I am lucky that my dad and I have such similar taste in music. He has two big bins in our garage filled with records, and they are all great. From Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' (one of my all time favorite Dylan albums) to Bruce Springsteen's epic tale of youth and uncertainty, the mind blowing 'Born to Run.' When I went home for Thanksgiving I took out my dad's record player and rummaged through a ton of his records for this shoot. I can't wait to someday have a place in my home where I can have all his records on display.
I had forgotten my tripod so my mom was a trooper and helped me take these photos in my room at home! (Thanks Mom!) The dress was a great thrifted find by Kelty, which, I wasn't sure would fit me at first but luckily Kelty has a good eye! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!