I have some catching up to do here! When I haven’t blogged in a long time, it’s always hard for me to decide where to start. I have so many ideas, events, and stories that I want to share here. I think it’s appropriate that I start out with some recent storm photos. Things have seemed somewhat stormy all around lately, but the good news is that sometimes you can see the sun shine even before the storm has completely passed. It’s been an interesting, and sometimes tough, year so far, and I’m excited for sunnier days to come. NEW SITE with you! I’ve been working hard on it, and it has so many more fun features than my old site! I used a Sitehouse design from Promise Tangeman. You can read more about her awesome designs HERE. I use Showit to build my sites, and I must say that I absolutely LOVE Showit! You can even check it out for free and see how easy it is to build a fab site before you commit! I love this site so much more than the old one! I’ll post a few screen shots here to fill you in on a few of my favorite things about it. First of all, it’s just sexier.
Also, it’s much more interactive! You can let me know what you think right there on the site! We can connect on Facebook, and you can share a page with your awesome image without having to leave the site or copy pesky links or anything. Just click on “Leave a Comment”, and VOILA! Comment box appears. Magic, I tell you.
You can also find out quite a bit more about yours truly. I had a tiny little paragraph on my old site, but now you can take a peek into the eclectic mix of random awesome things that I love. When you’re on the site, mouse over the numbers for the fun part!
One of my favorite new things that I just added at the last minute is a Featured Client page. I will be adding features from time to time, but for now, you do NOT want to miss Cheryl LuQuire. I had the pleasure of meeting (and shooting!) Cheryl when she was visiting Omaha last year. She is a fabulous musician in Nashville, and just released her new EP last night! Make sure to check out the page HERE for all of the links to connect with her.
To see the rest, go to the site at http://christineelizabethphoto.com! I’d love to hear what you think, so be sure to say hi either here or on the site!
“When I go a long time between blogging, I start to feel like I need to post some ginormously important, momentous post to make up for lost time. Well, I have so many things to blog about, and I’ve decided to just dig in! So, no excuses, but here’s to more consistent blogging! ”
To start out with, I want to give you a sneak peek of something that will be going up VERY soon! I am SO incredibly excited about this opportunity! Lizzy is a model here in Omaha, and she is fabulous! She claims that she gets nervous, but you’d never know it by watching her. I have a blast working with her! Here are a few sneak peeks before I post a big surprise!I’ve been so busy lately that when the time came last night to head down to Nomad Lounge to shoot Omaha Fashion Week’s Wednesday night show, I was so tired that I grabbed another Italiano on the way. I’m talking about 16 ounces of yummy goodness in the form of espresso added to coffee…..NOT a tall, dark, handsome man with an accent! I am the first to admit that I am addicted to coffee. And not JUST coffee, but coffee with TWO SHOTS of espresso added to it. However, it’s been a very long time since I’ve had more than one grande italiano in a day. So, needless to say, I was wired last night! I shot an amazing show, and left Nomad feeling overwhelmingly blessed to be surrounded by such talented people. I am so happy to call so many of them friends! I’ll be there again tonight, and I’ll definitely have more photos to post In the meantime, I culled, edited, posted, and made a video of last night’s photos! (All thanks to my evening Italiano!!) Enjoy!
Awesome job, Omaha Photogs! Omaha received enough votes to bring Zach and Jody Gray to Omaha! Cities like Boston, San Diego, Dallas, Chicago, etc, were all in the running, so the fact that Omaha represented like we did is HUGE! I’m so excited! Now, though, what we need to do is fill up their workshop! Registration is open, so go check out the info and REGISTER! Here is some information about this fabulous workshop and the links you need to go and sign up! Award winning Top Endorsed Westcott Pros and WPPI speakers Zach & Jody Gray have hosted their IN-CAMERA photography workshops around the country and their latest locations have been released! This fall they are headed to Omaha, San Francisco and once again will be in Nashville. To register visit the IN-CAMERA Workshop Website. Overview of the Gray Photography IN-CAMERA Workshop Series from Zach & Jody - Want to learn how Zach and Jody are able to achieve the look of all their images without the aid of PhotoShop? - Want to learn how to edit an entire wedding in 2.5 hours solely using Adobe Lightroom? - Want to learn how to create and control light with on-location studio strobes and get phenomenal images in any lighting situation? The IN-CAMERA workshop series actually shows you how to shoot images that amaze right in the camera. These workshops feature class time, hands-on shooting with professional models, on location studio lighting, post-production and/or image critiques and much more. These workshops are fun, informative, and a great time to hang out with and meet other photographers who want what you want – great images without having to spend hours behind a computer screen editing. For information on the specific classes offered and to register visit the IN-CAMERA Workshop Website. Video credit – 2Duce2 Videography
I have a lot of fun stuff to post! I will be posting a lot more about Photogshootout.com, and about the events that we’ve held recently. I can’t wait to share with you all how that started, and the things that I’m dreaming up for the future! For now, I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of some behind the scenes images from our last shootout
“It can take years to feel at home in a new area. At first it’s just a place with unfamiliar streets, restaurants you might like to try, and shops that look interesting from the outside. But over time you see yourself reflected in parts of the city, and begin to block out the rest. Certain patches of sidewalk almost feel like they should be worn down by your foot traffic. But these familiar spots aren’t always your favorites. Sometimes it’s the anomaly — new, foreign, exotic — that attracts, and sometimes it’s the rare treat. Consider your local treasures while viewing this collection of photographs.-Laura Brunow Miner