28 September 2008

FM Ballet - Photo Shoot

Yesterday I did a photo shoot with the Fargo Moorhead Ballet company (www.fmballet.org). I took their head shots and did some outdoor group & individual photos, plus some rehearsal/class photos. I'm so happy about the head shots...they turned out pretty good for an amature!! Today I am putting those head shots to good use - by putting them in the Spooky Ballet Program. Here are some of the pictures I took yesterday.

Head shot - Matt (serious)
Head shot - Sarah (company member)
Funky Company Photo
Against the wall company photo
This photo is from warm ups in the studio

I am so excited about the photos and can't wait to do more. I'm sure there will be many more photo shoots this year, since they have the new website.

26 September 2008


So tonight I practiced taking headshots on the Front desk specialist (Office manager) of the studio - AJ. She was a perfect subject to practice on, since she is an actor/director. Tomorrow morning I will be taking headshots of the FM Ballet company and I have never taken headshots in my life. I've been studying others work for posing, lighting, etc. Here are a few of my favorite shots from tonight (this is a make shift photo studio - the back drop is white muslin and the lighting is work lights)

This was in the first grouping of pictures I took - they get better after this. She tried 3 different outfits.
I adore this one


She added props :) Her glasses. Which was good b/c than i had to really watch the lighting to make sure it wouldn't reflect in her glasses.

This is the "Glamour" shots pictures... I say it is very commercial. Matt liked this one a lot.

So what do you think?? Remember this is my first time shooting headshots...i'm actually pretty proud of myself. I know I can just improve.

24 September 2008

Doll Domination!

WOW...so last night I got home from the dance studio (with a major headache)... and sat at my computer to listen to the new Pussy Cat Dolls album - Doll Domination! It is AWESOME! I couldn't help but download the WHOLE THING!! I already had 1 song - so I bought the album for $7.00!! That is it! Usually the newer albums are around $9.99 - but $7.00!! I couldn't beat that.

I haven't gotten to fully listen to it yet...but plan to when I'm at the gym tonight! The snips I heard from it were really good though and I'm sooo excited to listen to the WHOLE thing!

PCD - Doll Domination

This is how my stomach WILL be! HAHA

23 September 2008

Not much...

Well, I am a BAD blogger. I have been so busy, but nothing really exciting to tell.

Liz got married a few weekends ago, it was beautiful. It was so much fun to see the girls from High School again. I don't see them enough. I need to make more of an effort to go visit them. Liz looked stunning! And the location was awesome. I hope to get pictures up someday.

I still haven't posted pictures of my legwarmers - oops. I am working on another pair for Matt's mom. I'm going to learn how to knit in the round soon. My mom is going to show me. I think I'm ready for it!

Halloween is quickly approaching! Which means "SPOOKY BALLETS"!!! I'm so excited. I got to get my camera out and start attending some rehearsals. I'm waiting a little bit so they can get the choreography part pretty much completed - that way I can shoot them practicing a number and not learning it.

I've been keeping up with my working out. I go to the gym 5-6 times a week. Plus I have been going to 3 jazz classes and 1 hip hop class at the studio. I'm still really motivated! Which I'm surprised by.

18 September 2008

I'm going to have a NEPHEW!!

My Brother & Sister-in-law called me last night to tell me they are having a boy! I'm going to have a nephew. Now everything is going to be blue. I need to start planning a scrapbook. :) Or start working on one!! I'm sooo excited. I can't wait till he is here. She is due beginning of March. So there is still a ways to go! YEAH! I'm so excited!

Anyway - that is all my exciting news for now!