Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm back!

Okay, so I've been back for a little while...but as soon as I returned from the most AWESOME WPPI experience ever!, Aaron (the most incredible husband in the world), had planned an amazing birthday get-away weekend for me. Yup, I'm 29 years old. CRAZY. I hear this is the last birthday that you officially have? That you just keep celebrating '29' for the next 50 years or so? I hope that's true!
Anyhow, my husband is incredible and had everything planned out for me. He took me on a romantic escape to a downtown Penthouse... So relaxing!
We had yummy food, lots of fun strolls around the gaslamp district and to Balboa Park (I couldn't believe we did it! It had to have been several miles!), lots of good reading, and we even broke out my new Lowell ID and had a little fun with that! The best part was that we didn't have to wake up with my precious Abbey at 6:00am. Hooray for sleeping in! I needed it desperately after WPPI...just ask my roomie Cathy Crawley. ;)

So, back to business. I have so many shoots to still blog! Getting behind...
Well, here is a really REALLY quick update on a shoot that we did out in Vegas for starters.

Let me start out by saying that the Baxters of Ohana Photography, are awesome! David and Kimi totally put together this rad shoot out in this dried up lake bed at the CA/NV state line. It was so much fun! And seriously, I'm glad I was the photographer and could wear my nice down vest...'cause it was FREEZING!

Poor girls. They were such sports! Goosebumps and all! :)
I had a little extra fun with the post-processing of a lot of these images...some new textures and some just color-shifting. I hope you like 'em!

Here are a few shots of Amber...she was so cool! We totally clicked. And she was a rad model...super fierce...and amazingly beautiful. That's understandable when you have the coolest name, ever. ;)

This first one is almost straight-out-of-camera. Isn't she beautiful?

Leslie was really amazing with her fire-red hair and sass! Her black tu-tu was so cool...and the fabric added a whole new dimension to the images.

This is Rylee. She was so spunky! I loved it! I guess she had a couple of awesome outfits earlier in the day...but we missed 'em (had to listen to one of our fav photo heros at the convention--Jerry Ghionis!)

And finally, this is Dailazsae. She had one of the most stunning looks I think I've ever beautiful...and such a good sport despite the chilling winds! She was the last model out there...I think I may have gotten back into the car before her! :)

So, there are a few shots from the week in Vegas. We took lots of roomie shots...but my roomies still have them! Eh-hem! ;) Hopefully I'll get them soon from them so I can show you the fun 'jumping on the bed' photos we took at the wee hours of the night. Silly girls.

I need to go jump into my bed! Night!


Christopher said...

The last women is amazing. You are so right. I so wish I still lived in SD. What a great opportunity! And what great work.

Emily Faulknor Photography said...

Great work Amber!!! Of course! :) I need to work on mine too, but it was so much fun. Love you girl!

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

woo hoo AMBER!!!! your images rock! we are SO glad you came out! we had such an awesome time with everyone even though it was like 0' out there lol!

Erin McFarland said...

Hi Amber
Thanks for stopping by my blog! These model images are fantastic! Just stunning! Looks like a great time with the other photogs! Hoping to make it WPPI one of these years :)

Sarah said...

You rocked the shoot girl!!!

oneshotbeyond said...'s amazing seeing a different take on the same models. I saw David's shots too. Very good. The textured ones really shine!

Cathy Crawley said...

LMAO! Yes we really did need that sleep!!!

Loving your shots Amber, I haven't even touched mine yet, just another thing to blog about from my trip to WPPI (speaking of which you feature on there right NOW!) I can't wait to meet up with you again next year :) xxx