Thursday, June 5, 2008

Misty at the Fountaingrove Winery

These are some photos I took almost two months ago for the cover of the North Bay Bohemian (the paper Gabe writes for). He wrote an article about "urban exploration" (which just means hanging out in abandoned buildings). I did a really fun shoot with my friend Misty Green at the Fountaingrove Winery and I think the photos turned out great!

This is the one they chose for the cover.

Misty is a hairstylist (lucky for me!) so she did her hair super fancy/film noiresque.

I had to shoot the pictures in the morning and turn them in the same afternoon so of course I had to use digital, but I took a few with film just for fun. I can't help still loving film so much. The photos just look so, I don't know, velvety.

I hope I have more reason to photograph Misty in the future. She was such a trooper, and beautiful to boot.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mother's Day

Sorry I've been gone for so long! I've been taking some classes and work has been crazy, and, well, you know the story. I've just been really busy! Here are some photos from mother's day last month. The whole family got together and took my mom to lunch and spent a few hours wandering and shopping. It was a lovely day.

I know it was mother's day, but of course it is always all about the kids. They are so adorable. This is Tristan, Dale, and Elaine (Tristan and Dale are my sister's children, Elaine is my brother's girlfriend's granddaughter.)

We had lunch at Grafitti in Petaluma. Elaine wasn't feeling great so wanted my brother to hold her all the time. She is so beautiful even when she is sick!
My brother in law, James, looking dapper as usual.
After lunch we walked around downtown Petaluma, window shopping mostly. Tristan doesn't like having his picture taken, so I had to do the "make a funny face" thing to get him to submit. Grandma got in on the fun too.

Once a horse girl, always a horse girl.
Look at my sister's crazy long hair! So pretty. That's my brother Jason in the background, still holding Elaine.
Dale and Star don't mind posing for photos.

We met a puppy outside an antique store. Of course Gabe had to make friends.

And then the bassett hound inside.
Haha. Self portrait.
I love this photo of Dale in the antique store. Sooo adorable.
Then of course I spent quite a bit of time taking pictures of knick knacks in the store. I can't help myself.

What a fabulous day! I really love it when my whole family gets together. I'll post more soon. I promise.