Tuesday, August 30, 2011

48 Hours Left!!! Ok, Ok... 49.

Just a couple of days until I fly halfway around the world. I'm not freaked out by that. When I was fourteen I flew to Australia and New Zealand to study abroad with Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower's People 2 People program... without my parents.

That was almost 20 years ago. Now, my parents are much older and there is a lot of concern there for me. I'm being modest. I'm panicking.

That said, I am cleaning and packing for catharsis' sake, wondering how I can ever get these last few people their images. As a new photographer, I have quickly learned to give clients  a number of edited shots to look forward to. I never thought that I would have someone call me and ask for ALL of them, even the bad ones, like when I left my lens cap on, or those ubiquitous shots of my stylishly shoed feet.

For now, I am logging off. Lunch is a-calling, and I have PLENTY of work to do around the house to keep me busy for the next 2 weeks, much less 2 days.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

BON VOYAGE!!!!!!!!!

I'm having my Bon Voyage party today with the friends that I have mad over the years. I'm really excited because there are people coming that I haven't seen in over 10 years!! It's being held at a local well known bar in Buckhead that has lots of seating, however, I have requested the rooftop area in all my diva-ness. We'll see how swell that is in this Atlanta heat.

Only a few days left before I leave. I'm not nervous or anything. I'm still not excited. What I am is stressed and tired, so I haven't had a chance to process anything related to my trip. I JUST went shopping to get the things I'll need and I'm not done. Maybe I will finish up tomorrow.

Hong Kong seems to be really exciting! Some people in my graduate program are already there and have been posting pictures. The FOOD!!!! I LOVE street food and I can't wait to be a fat(ter) kid with it!

I have to get ready. I have so much to do before this gathering and I only have four hours!! Here we go again!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I just got in from New York last night and I had LOTS of fun while I was gone. I got to hang out with my friend and fellow photographer Donut for a short while. After getting lost because of bad directions from a passerby, getting passed up by at least 6 taxis, and then finally getting a cab that had no clue where my destination was, we had a nice lunch in a french eatery in Union Square.

Later, after shopping at B&H Photo/Video, I met my sister and her husband for sushi and drinks. I was supposed to meet a couple of other friends during my stay but between shooting and miscommunication, we'll just have to wait until next time.

My plane was stuffy and stinky, and they didn't bother to even vacuum the broken pretzels off the floor so I spent the entire plane ride trying to levitate and finish my book. I didn't accomplish either. :(

Now I'm back home and the amount of fun I had while gone is equal (or less than) the amount of work I have to do to make up for the time lost. It was totally worth it. Pics soon!


Friday, August 12, 2011


This is the post in my new blog. I 'm actually really excited. I've been considering blogging for a while. I have started countless blogs before but nothing kept me motivated enough to update regularly. But now, here we are.

Right now, I'm in New York. Brooklyn, to be exact. I am visiting with friends and family before my three month trip to Hong Kong to further my studies in photography and the arts.

I'll be updating my blog on my daily goings-on, photo shoots, and the ups and downs of starting a freelance photography business as a graduate student. This should be a fun ride. I hope we can all learn stuff together. If not, we can have a good time laughing at ourselves trying.