With a national holiday in the middle of the week, it was incredibly difficult getting things done for work. Nevertheless, I still managed to take a portrait of my office mate doing her signiature derp face.
I had the supreme pleasure of attending #BlogHer17 this year in Orlando, Florida (shoutout to Jouelzy.com for providing the hook up). I must confess I was a tad nervous to attend. As a producer who often works behind the scenes at conventions such as these it was weird to be an attendee.
Thankfully, I ran into Cristina, current managing editor of NaturallyCurly.com and my introvert heart was immediately put at ease. Having at least one person you are acquainted with can make conventions a lot more manageable.
As a thank you for being an awesome wingman. I offered to take her portrait on the expansive balcony of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek where the conference was held this year.
As I continue to take more portraits and figure out a personal style I find myself gravitating away from styles like the photo to the right. Women are usually photographed like this, smiling, looking perfect. Wind at their back, hair in the breeze -- and it's great (I definitely included this one in the final download links), but to me it's almost too picturesque. Too virginal. Too innocent. For lack of a better word...too feminine.
The whole point of the #BlogHer17 conference is to be mindful and to also be as independent in your entrepreneurial-ness as you want to be. To me that screams strength. Not necessarily smiling because you have to, or because it's what you should do.
So I focused on a more centered stance for her and had her look directly at the camera. Relaxed. Confident. Above it all.
While visiting the Wolfsonian-FIU in South Beach Miami, Florida. We took the stairs to get to each of their 3 current exhibits.
The goal for this photo was to try and get the window of the lifeguard tower directly in the center of the frame. Ideally, if I had an absurd amount of height (and time) I would also try to raise the camera high enough so the horizon line went directly through the center as well.
I finally decided to get some new specs, it's long over due. The idea of not having to go to a traditional glasses shop was exciting to me, so I decided to try #WarbyHomeTryOn.