Sunday, October 21, 2012

Photography is my drug. Literally, it heals

I have been very sick lately with a blood and anemia problem that has yet to have a cause or name. 
About six months ago I passed out on a volleyball court, about a month later I passed out on a chiropractic bed, and yet again on a toilet in the middle of the night. I knew something was wrong so I visited my doctor,  I was sent directly to the hospital after passing out as soon as a needle was put in my arm to give me the iron I needed. They had discovered I had little to no red blood cells in my system at all. And almost a ZERO amount of iron in my blood. I was given 2 bags of donor blood 8 hours later. 

Things still have not been found....whats wrong with me? we still don't know. 

Luckily I have the worlds best family support. And to top that the worst best boyfriend! And I managed through the night :)
But I wanted to get the message to everyone that donating blood really does save lives. If I hadn't received that blood it could have caused life threatening consequences. Even though I cant donate blood anymore, I strongly support the idea of it! It really does go to helping a person. Maybe someone you would never even expect. Like me.

Here's a link to the American Red Cross if you are interested in finding out more.

in conclusion, After having all these things happen to me, I discovered a stronger passion for photography. It helps me cope with my anxiety that I have created over whether I'm going to pass out today or the next day. Everyday I take it upon myself to take a new picture! And it works, it creates a diversion for my worries to follow! 

This is my niche' and I hope you enjoy seeing my photos from here and my website ( I hope that I can get helpful feed back on my photography so I can continue to grow...

~ and maybe pay off some medical bills for a new camera ;)

Thanks everyone for reading. I love to share! and please tell me your stories!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Little Cousins Growing Up!

My little cousin is growning up! She asked me this week to photograph her homecoming photos! This is how they turned out =) 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

DYI!! Photography

SO FUN! When you have the right tools. Me? I don't  But after think long and hard about how I can create my own equipment! What do you know! I did it! I created my own reflector and diffuser  And soon to come an umbrella.

Reflector Recipe:
1 pizza box 
1 roll of foil
1 roll of masking tape

1. Make sure the Pizza Box is somewhat clean and your foil is a little bit wrinkly (if its to flat the foil will shine on your subjects faces! 
2. Wrap one side of the pizza box completely in the wrinkled foil. 
3. Tape corners and edges. And Wallah! There is your reflector! 

(pics coming soon) 
Diffuser Recipe:
(White) Coffee filter placed over cameras normal flash bulb! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

My best friend!

My best friend and her family from Germany are coming to visit!!

Their flight comes into Seattle tonight at 9:30pm! Sadly I won't be there because I have to work in the morning and its not worth driving all the way down there for one day.

I am so excited to see them even though i only get to see her for four days it will be one of the best parts of my summer! I'm so glad that they are coming! We will be going to Lake Padden on Friday and maybe Vancouver on Thursday! and Definitely Leavenworth on Saturday! I'm super duper excited!

Summer Problems...

Have yet to get nearly half of my summer bucket list crossed off...=( its depressing. Today was day seven of nine days in a row at work. Within these last seven days we've gotten a new store manager one manager has quite and the whole store got changed and switched around its been interesting. But I'm glad I have friends fun enough to play volleyball with me when they get off work at six in the evening! Sand volleyball tonight and in the grass yesterday!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bulldogs take the North League Champs!

Bulldogs have finally done it! 
After a long hard fight the first time against the Mavericks, Bulldogs pulled through with a 34 nothing win against the Mavs.  What an amazing day this was! Rain, thunder, lightning, hail, and warm bright sunshine all during one game! it was a great day for the boys! 
They are going to be playing this Saturday the 21st in Portland Oregon for the final PFL Championship!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mini Road Trip!

Heading to the heat!
We thought here was bad with our warm weather then a thunder and lighting storm...
We are off to Yakima for another football game today! Luckily the game is at 6pm and the heat should be petering off but man its supposed to be 95! WITH thunder and lighting storms! yeepee!
I mean right now its 9:30 am and its already 90 there...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bellingham Bulldogs Dominate the Grays Harbor Bearcats to continue on to the championship game in Yakima versus the Mavericks for North League Champions! LETS GO BULLDOGS!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer to do check list!

Summer time! So much I wanna do so little time. Everything I do everywhere I go I will will have at least one photo to sum up the day and/or event. 

  • Take a road trip
  • Take someones senior photo
  • Move
  • Decorate/create a new home
  • Go swimming
  • Camp out (minimum one night)
  • Make s'mores
  • Paint a picture 
  • See my best friend in the whole world! and her family from Germany!
  • Make a new best friend

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Family Summer! 2012

Lake Padden 
A beautiful haven for families and fun =)

Bulldogs vs. Snohomish (Take a bite outta cancer)

Bulldogs Keep it Rolling
Take a bite outta cancer game! 
This game was to raise money for cancer foundations! Every man on the team wore colors representing types of cancer. Chris (#33) wore teal, black, purple and pink representing ovarian/cervical cancer (for my mom), melenoma skin cancer (for his aunt), breast cancer and purple for all cancers. Good game boys! 
Loooong game but good win!