In March 2020, right before the cornavirus took hold of the United States, my family and I went out to Arizona to celebrate my parents’ 25th anniversary. We spent a couple of days in Phoenix and Sedona. While it rained 90% of the time, we still had a great time. It had been awhile since I had been out west and it was lovely to see the red soil and blue foliage once again. The views were magnificent (even when it was pouring).
Back in November, I was asked to document one of Tinwings’ cooking classes. Tinwings is located The Nations in West Nashville and features homemade cooking made with love! This particular class focused on using the whole bird (or chicken). These are some of my favorites featuring some good food!
On December first, I got to be part of a milestone for two of my best friends, Hannah and Luke. Luke, a friend from elementary school, started dating Hannah a couple of summers ago and he had recently been talking to be about popping the big question. He decided to do it on Hannah’s birthday, so as not to bring on suspicion at the romantic dinner and walk through the park. The Christmas lights had been put up just in time, so that just made the situation all the more beautiful. I heard Luke nervously say Hannah’s name. I popped out of hiding and he popped the question! ….and of course she said yes!
I had the awesome opportunity to hang out with my rocker roomie as she works on her first album with music producer Micheal Wagner (Motley Crue, Metallica, Skid Row, Megadeath). I had never gotten an opportunity to hangout in a true music studio and see the music making process, so this was pretty cool for me. If you know me and follow me on Instagram, you properly have figured out by now that I love working with bright colors, so between Alora’s blue hair and the pink/purple light of the recording studio, I was in heaven!
My sister and part time muse, despite being very beautiful, hates being photographed. Which really sucks because I love shooting portraits. I had seen a cool interesting way to photograph neon portraits using only common objects found at home, so with a little begging and a promise to help edit her paper, she sat for a couple of shots.
After waiting for it to get dark, we hooked up the laptop to the TV, found a cool, neon pattern for a background and a CD, placed Kristi in front of the TV and started shooting. Since this was the only light source, she sat very close, almost on top of the TV. I used the CD as a reflector to bounce light from the TV. It turned out pretty cool and kind of trippy. Here are some of my favorites from the shoot…a quite of few, since there was so many favorites.