Saturday, May 29, 2010

Alex's Post

Today I'm sharing my blog with my little sister Alex, aka my "mini me". She's 15 years old. She grabbed my camera for the first time ever and she didn't put it down for hours. She did a ton of shots of me and the girls. So all of these shots are hers. She captured me loving (and spoiling) them as much as they deserve.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Leilani celebrates 1 year of life

If you've been following my blog, you would remember my precious little God Daughter's birth. I posted photos I took of her when she was about a week old. Well, now she's one year old! Her mother gave me the honor of naming her, and I chose the name Leilani, because in its Hawaiian origin, it means "Heavenly Child" and "Flower from Heaven". A "lei" is the familiar Hawaiian necklace of flowers, shells or feathers. It symbolizes regard and love for the person to whom it is given. Our flower from Heaven; Our Heavenly Child. Her first birthday party was a Luau themed celebration.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

mingo's barber shop

I've been working on a still documentary for the for the past few months and will continue to do so at least throughout the summer. I probably will share some photographs along the journey. I kinda have an idea and a vision, so we will see where the wind blows me with this one.

Mingo's is a barber shop that is located at the bottom of Beatties Ford Rd. where it turns to Trade St. The owner of Mingo's is a young gentleman who's grandfather was the original owner of the shop and handed it down to him. He's the barber in the 3rd shot.

I thoroughly enjoyed photographing inside this shop because I am so much more drawn to things and places that have a history and a story in its aesthetics. Places like this give me a sense of nostalgia, although from a time period before my own and one I never experienced, it feels like home and I get lost there. I wish I was there.