Behind the Lens — Sort of :)

I like photo projects. Like, a lot. Last year I did a 365 photo project, where I took a photo a day for a year. It was definitely turned out to be a monumental year for me to document! But then I needed another project. So I decided to do a 52 Self Portraits project, which I called “Metamorphosis.” I took a self portrait every week, and just have four or five more weeks to go!  I guess I’ll share some on here with you all 🙂 This one has turned out to be one of my favorites.

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”
― C. JoyBell C.
The only thing I did to these photos was make them B&W and put them in a collage!


Jess;; Class of 2013

Meet Jess 🙂 She is beautiful, spunky, so fun to be around, and has a great sense of style! Not to mention, she is incredibly talented at playing the guitar and singing! Jess also happens to be my cousin 🙂 We had such a blast doing her senior session in Bar Harbor. We got SO many amazing photos in our three-ish hour session! Take a look at some of my favorites!

Loved her accessories!!

That mask is straight from Italy! She traveled there with her school earlier this year! I loved being able to incorporate it.

We had an audience for this photo. Can’t say I blame them, it’s not often you see two people out on narrow ledges in the middle of the water (especially when one of them is straddling the handrails for support!)


Details 🙂

We have fun 🙂

Thank you Jess, for allowing me to do your senior photos!


I am participating in the Awesomesauce Winter Photo Challenge, hosted by Photography Awesomesauce, so that I can continue to practice throughout this winter. Winter is when business naturally slows down, so it’s a great opportunity to learn new things and keep practicing!

Last week’s theme was “Thankful.”

I’m thankful for memories, and how a fridge can keep them on display so that you’ll never forget. I have SO many fabulous memories of traveling with my family as I was growing up and I’m fortunate enough to be able to display them all on my fridge so that they remind me every day. ♥ (SOOC)

What are you thankful for?

Year #1 as Life As I Know It

Earlier, I did some posts about my progress as a photographer over the past year. But those were just photos that revealed the obvious changes. I have learned SO much over the past year, and I continue to learn more, and I hope that I never stop learning!

Over this past year I have learned:

  • simple is best; for me.
  • to value my worth and not back down.
  • you can  never do enough research.
  • photography is a huge investment — financially, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
  • I have the greatest clients in the world.
  • I also have the BEST support system I could ever dream of having.
  • can do it, and I will.
  • that it’s okay to make changes, whether they are small, or big.
  • how to not over-edit.
  • how to decrease my time spent editing photos.
  • that I am confident in what I do, and although I can always improve, I am good at this.

That’s just a small list of the very many things I have learned. I am so excited for all the changes I will be making to Life As I Know It Photography in 2013 (including a name change!), so keep an eye out for a blog post at the end of December announcing the changes! 🙂