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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Graduating College

Saturday I'm graduating with my Bachelor's in Photojournalism!  I'm excited to begin my new life without school work - I can finally focus on my wedding and my photography business!  Two of my favorite things... Yay! :)

I'll be sad to leave WSIU and the Forest Street gang and all the photogs and the ABCM House, but excited for what's ahead. It's bittersweet.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Another day in NYC

A lesson about New York cheese cake:
Don't buy it in Korea Town.
DO buy it at Jr's.
It's delicious.

Yesterday was Garren and I's photo shoot day. We had a lot of fun going around the city with Spencer- but first we did some in studio photos.

Garren found a guitar store and this magical music store down on Bleeker St.


This rainbow cake may look cool- but I bet you it tastes just like the cookie and the tart I bought there.. gross and lemony.. chocolate chip cookies and strawberry tarts should not taste lemony.. lol. Again- I recommend Jr's and not this place on Bleeker St.


Here's a picture looking Uptown at the Empire State Building.. it was nice having the tallest building in the city as a guide to get back to our hotel! :)

Oh and one final thought:
"free" comedy shows are never free.. and the comedians are probably pretty awful. Garren and I were the only ones laughing and only because it was so bad.
Poor lady in the underground "best kept secret" comedy show.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

THE BIG APPLE - my small self.

I'm having a blast in NYC - but I am finding it harder than I thought to make pictures. There are SO many distractions, it's hard to focus. 

Also, a note about food in NYC: they don't have crab rangoon! Irena (a girl I work with at 5 West Studios) and I ordered chinese and she had never even heard of it! 

Anyway some pictures to tide you over. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New York Day 1

Breakfast at Gigi's Cafe and then off to work- pictures of 5 West Studios to come!

Garren and I visited the Empire State Building and here are a few photos.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Life is good. NYC is calling.

I've neglected my blog, but my photography is going strong. I'm headed to New York City Sunday to start working with Spencer Lum of 5 West Studios (www.5weststudios.com) for a week long externship. I'm excited for multiple reasons.
1. I love weddings
- He is a wedding photographer and I'm hoping to come back with some new insight on how to shoot a wedding.
2. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to NYC.
-The shopping, the food, the night life, the sights, the people, everything!
3. Opportunity
- I'll have tons of photo opportunities and if you know me very well at all you know that means Rachel
heaven. :)


Look for photos soon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

What I've been up to this week

Gov Pat Quinn getting ready to go on air for WSIU



State Police training at the SIUC rec
















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