Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Coming Soon: Christa and Julian's Engagement Shoot

Shots from Nassau, Bahamas coming soon . . .

- S. Christine

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Streets = My Backyard

As I walk down the street, I'm drawn to everyday objects. I focus on shapes, sizes, and colors, and pay attention to the ways in which things contrast and compliment each other. I'm also drawn to shadows and how they uniquely cast themselves on objects and take on lives of their own. Being that I live in the city, I don't have the privilege of having a big backyard, so the streets have become my playground. Here are some images I caught while walking, stooping, crawling, laying, and lurking on the streets.

C. Marie

Monday, August 23, 2010

Everyday Things

When I wake up in the morning, I'm usually rushing to get out of the house and to work. And when I get home, I'm often too tired to take time for myself. Today, however, was different. After putting in 8+ hours at work, I came home and decided to do something I love: take pictures. However, instead of going for a stroll to capture nature or calling up some friends for a photo shoot, I decided to take pictures of things around my home. I shot items in my living room -- my sofa, my lamp, storage baskets -- specifically focusing on interesting angles and depth perception. My challenge: Capture everyday items in a unique manner.

I think I'll do this more often. We often fail to appreciate the little things.

C. Marie

Saturday, August 21, 2010

DC After Dark Part II

Good Evening Shutterbugs!

To piggyback off of Marie's post below, I am absolutely enamored with DC at night. I am a resident of the city and never cease to be amazed by new and interesting sites. Marie and I could barely walk one city block without finding dozens of inspiring details.

The first few pictures are bold and colorful, expressing the youthful energy that can radiate from manufactured objects. The last few pictures are less visually vibrant but, in my opinion, depict the soulfulness and perhaps even the serenity that can be sensed beneath city lights. So I purposefully juxtaposed strong color with monochromatic images to express the dichotomy of emotions I often feel living in DC.

Even if that made absolutely no sense to you, I hope you enjoy! :-)

- S. Christine

DC After Dark Part I

I've lived up and down the East Coast -- Florida, Atlanta, Tennessee, Maryland, New York -- you name it. I now reside in an area of Northern Virginia called Crystal City, just south of Washington, D.C. I'm as close to the Nation's Capital as you can be without actually living there. As such, I pop in and out of D.C. on a regular basis. There's no place like it. By day it's a buzzing power city, and by night it is truly electric. It is eclectic, to say the least. Each neighborhood has a spice of its own, uniquely flavoring this city that has quickly become one of my all time favorites. Tonight, I captured some sights on Vermont Avenue in the Thomas Circle area. Here's a quick taste of D.C. after dark . . . .


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Out and About: Bastrop, LA


I absolutely love sharing pictures from my many travels! This week I’m showcasing a lesser-known city in America. Bastrop, Louisiana is a small town located 30 miles south of the Arkansas border. The population is just under 13,000 and feels like the type of place where “everybody knows your name”. I visited this friendly town last week and was captivated by the simple, rustic beauty found in the least obvious places (old buildings, a cemetery, and a swampy bayou).

As I wandered around town a quote came to mind:

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places” - Camille Pissarro


- S. Christine

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Love, Old Love, True Love

While in Pensacola on the beach, I had the pleasure of capturing, with my camera, my two most favorite couples -- my mom and dad and my brother and sister-and-law. They're my heart. My parents have been married for over 30 years and have stood the test of time. Gerald and Jenny have been married for two months and are caught up in newlywed bliss. All four have stars in their eyes. I also jumped in a couple of shots. I just couldn't stay out. Love was in the air!