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Meanwhile, On the Other Side of the Camera

A few months ago, Dayton-based photographer Tiernae Salley contacted me about doing some lifestyle photography to build her portfolio. I’m not a model by any means, but I’m always happy to help out fellow creatives (and self-photography is so time consuming), so we made plans for an hour-long session at New Riff Distillery. It was so fun! I did my best Vogue imitation and preened and posed in the beautiful bar and patio area while Tiernae...

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Photo Diary: Meat Cleavers and Red Lipstick

  Lately, I’ve been: Trying on insanely expensive Choo booties I can’t afford; Hanging out with the girls and practicing the Top Model Booty Tooch; Threatening to cut people Dexter-style (yes, AGAIN); Connecting my Earth Spirit to the Mother Sky or whatever at yoga; Stepping up my lipstick game for Fall; And trying (then quitting after two days) the 80-10-10 diet in an attempt to get my energy levels back to normal. I tried y’all, I really sort of did. Mostly. Kind...

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New Favorites

The great thing about having a mom who reads your blog (besides the fact that supportive moms are the best EVER), is that they kind of already know what you want for Christmas. Selfish Wish List posts are like public letters to Santa! I posted this query for flat boots and reader Tamu really came through with suggestions. I got these comfy Calvin Klein boots for Christmas! After expressing my obsession with non-ugly camera bags, I found...

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Current Obsession: Camera Purses

Camera bags exist to serve a very specific function: to safely and securely hold camera equipment. Most have padded compartments designed to fit a DSLR camera body, a lens or two, a flash, and maybe spot for cash and keys. Unfortunately, they're usually UGLY. I'm talking black-and-gray-nylon-and-elasticized-mesh ugly.When I'm carrying my camera around getting street style shots or working on a photography project, I prefer to carry a bag that...

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