the best ever

It was so nice to be with my friends over the holidays. So to my ladies out there thanks for an awesome month in Atlanta! I miss you girls.


christmas and kudzu

More antiques. This time at the antique store Kudzu. I really enjoyed finding fun Georgia stuff (like the B-Dog salt and pepper shakers). I also loved finding an entire wall of Christmas salt and pepper shakers. You know you're a nerd when you get excited about salt and pepper shakers.

Go Dawgs and Merry Christmas!


love and the classic city

I had a chance to do an engagement shoot back in Athens, Georgia today for an old college friend and her fiance. They were a pleasure to work with and it was great to hang out and catch up on our lives a bit. You could tell they genuinely care for each other and Athens was a great background to play with. Thanks for a fun afternoon guys and look for an email this week with your proofs.


three girls, a room full of people, and annie leibovitz

Last night I had the chance to hear Annie Leibovitz speak to a gym full of people at the Marcus JCC in Atlanta. We parked at a different location and took a shuttle to the location which promptly sat in traffic heading to the event for about 2o minutes. Once we arrived I was amazed just how many people were attending. Tons.

I spent last weekend at the Atlanta Photojournalism Conference where I heard several accomplished photographers speak. In the end felt like most of the current shooters were pretty scared about losing their jobs or being turned into videographers. It was highly refreshing to see a room full of people clamoring to hear this one photographer speak about her body of work. Not everyone was a photographer. Lots of people just really enjoyed her work, or avidly read Vanity Fair, or were just a little interested in photography. They were willing to sit, wait, and listen. I often think that in today's digital age of immediate gratification people are no longer patient enough for a single photo. They are already on to the next thing. So for one night it was nice to sit with a group of people who wanted to know more about photography and just look at a photo or two.

Thanks to my friend Brooke for the free tix to the show. Here she is looking for a friend of ours in the audience.

Brooke's signiture boots.

Carleigh, me, and Brooke kicking it on the back wall before the lecture. Thanks for a fun night ladies.


the great herman miller chair search of 2008

So I spent most of today hanging out with my very good friend Katie and wandering through antique stores in Chamblee. I use to go here quite a bit the last time I was living in Atlanta. It was fun to go with Katie since she is currently in the process of decorating her new house. While she was looking for Eames chairs and a Herman Miller rocker, I was getting lost in the the craziness that is antique stores.

I am not one for random self portraits ... but I liked this one with the crazy masks.

I'm not quite sure this thing above is an "antique" exactly but it was crazy. It made me think of both a crazy dentist office and that mouth that use to advertise Twizzlers.

Katie eyeing a table she wants for her living room. Really I think both of us could have taken home a lot of things here.

I will say in the end I got lots of Christmas shopping done and I'm pretty excited to wrap my gifts up and stick them under the tree (or in the mail as the case may be).


not just a photo nerd

but a photo nerd with a new business card:

I think this is what happens listening to Madeleine Peyroux and playing with Illustrator.

man and beast

"The dog is man's best friend.
He has a tail on one end.
Up in front he has teeth.
And four legs underneath."

- Ogden Nash - An Introduction to Dogs

I had the chance to do this fun shoot last weekend. Dave was so nice and his dog was even nicer. It was a fun chance to get outdoors and enjoy Whitefish before the snow really comes (ie now). I'm back in the Southland now so look out for some upcoming posts on Southern sillyness, my friends, and all things Georgia.


trego thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving Lido and I packed up the car with his Mom and headed up to Trego. This is the Vizzutti family homestead and his cousin Katie and her boyfriend Keith now live there. We had a great time hanging out with everyone and I snapped some photos while we were there. It was nice to have a break from everything and just enjoy yummy food and good people.
Lindsey on the echo stump.

Lido calling his Grandparents to say Happy Thanksgiving while Keith prepares dinner.

Keith with a newly killed deer.

Katie and Lindsey.

Lido and I got into a camera war. This is one of the frames. I love it!

Andrea outside of the woodshed.

Awesome birds that I am going to learn how to make! How cute are they? My first attempt was horrible but I bet if I practice....

Andrea and Katie outside the woodshed.

Thanks for a great Thanksgiving everyone!


i'm thankful for:

So yesterday around 11pm Mountain time I got a text message that I am thankful for:

"Happy Thanksgiving! Be grateful its only one day a year that you have to eat yams with marshmallows and play monopoly with your drunk uncle Lloyd!"

I didn't eat any yams with marshmallows or play monopoly. I also don't have an uncle Lloyd or know who sent this text message. But man it made my day. Happy Thanksgiving!


jim flora

I love these whimsical and somewhat dark illustrations from Jim Flora. You can check out more of his work here and pick something up for me for Christmas.

It also reminds me of this cartoon from when I was a kid....wonder if it's the same guy or they just have the same hip, jazzy style:


design nerd takes a weekend

This weekend flew by faster than I could even imagine. But don't worry.... I managed to cram in lots of nerdo time. My man (here) and I watched Helvetica. That's right. The documentary of the font. It was great. We then tried to count how many places here in Whitefish use the font. The answer was not really that many (mostly street signs). But watch out Copperplate fans...Montana might be your font heaven.

Also: I caught this mini film from both Lido and our good friend Nate:

You can check out the whole story on Nate or Lido's blogs. It's pretty sweet to think that sneaking into John Lennon's hotel room could result in such a cool creation.

All in all a fun design nerd weekend.


montana fashionistas

So in the past week I have been to two fashion shows here in Montana. It's been fun to see what local stores have ready for the holidays. Really -- it's just great to see people getting out and doing things to bring the community together. So I'm sharing a couple images here from the last one I attended. The show featured clothes from the store Fawn in Kalispell and Savannah's Boutique in Whitefish.


a vegetable medley of internet fun

OK...so there's really no veggies. But this is a hodgepodge of cool stuff I like out on the internet.

A cute synopsis of the political system can be found here. I'm a big fan of Patrick Moberg's work and A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy so there you have it.

You can make your own canvas prints of photos on this website. Check it out they are running holiday specials.

And if I just had money lying around I'd buy this. And then you'd find me reading my New Yorker in it daily.

Ok..enjoy. And I promise there will be more photos soon.



I'm slow in updating lately but I've just been slammed with work stuff. Today's tidbit is a project a friend of mine worked on that I think is really interesting. Check out the trailer and I'll post more info when it's released.


Mike Eldred "Hear Me" in HD

I worked this summer as an associate producer, location manager, and now film editor on this project. More to come but so far it has been great to really learn some new skills.

headshot funtimes

I recently took some head shots for my friend Jess and I thought I'd share this one. I was really happy with it and I think Jess was too. I had a great time doing the shoot even if we were fighting against some gnarly wind. :) Thanks Jess!


lightness from above

Everything is blooming most recklessly, if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. -- Rilke