Friday, June 25, 2010

Smile...It's a photoshoot!

One of the things about building a business, is the list of things that you need to get done seems to never get any shorter. And although I have some head shots (BORING) for my press kit and my website, I've needed to get some new shots of myself taken. Something a little sassy and fun that shows off my personality a bit.

Now, I should tell you that I HATE having my picture taken. I mean really detest to the core of my being having my picture taken. And it generally shows in my photos (when I can be coerced into having any taken...) I usually look slightly pained and annoyed. Which of course makes it hard to get a good photo of me. (My mom will be nodding her head vigorously when she reads this because she is always nagging asking me for a new picture...Sorry mom, couldn't resist...)

Enter Lisa Woods of Now and Then Photography. Photographer extraordinaire/miracle worker. I did a shoot with Lisa earlier this week here in Austin. We met up at 7am to beat the Austin heat and headed out for our morning shoot. I was excited but apprehensive... And the shoot was so incredibly fun! I mean really fun! Lisa put me at ease right away and we just had a great time going from location to location and chit chatting. Smile, snap, smile, snap, smile, snap. Laugh, snap. Before I knew it, the shoot was over. And it didn't hurt one tiny bit :)

Lisa sent me over a few of the shots, and I wanted to show them off! This woman is just simply brilliant with a camera. The angles, the light, and the color saturation is just outstanding. So if you are anywhere close to Austin and need photos, make sure you give Lisa a call. Check out Lisa's blog for examples of the beautiful baby, wedding and portrait work she's done.








I was positive that I was too heavy to sit on that suitcase and I was convinced I was going to break it... :)

And mom, when I get the rest of the pictures back from Ms. Lisa Woods, photographer extraordinaire, I promise I'll get you a few new pictures :)

23 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Why in the world would you hate getting your picture taken? You are just as cute as a button from head to toe! Those sneakers are just adorable and you look like such a happy person! Who wouldn't be happy holding all that yummy fabric, right?

MGM

Candace said...

I absolutely love the photograph of your feet and the fabric. The background is fabulous!

I'm definitely going to have to look Lisa up my next trip to Austin.

Linda said...

Love the pics! You look happy and just perfect!

Linda said...

Oh...I forgot to mention artist extraordinaire!

AllieKatMom said...

You are adorable!!!! Dont you love people that are good with camera's :) Beautiful

Letterpress said...

Very cute. I hate being on the "wrong side" of the lens, too. That's why I'm usually the one taking the pictures. I think these turned out great and oh boy--what a fabulous smile you have!

Elizabeth
occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Joyce said...

Great photos!!! Love the fabric too

25reasons said...

Wonderful Laurie, you do have a great smile!

Keren Gillan said...

Hey there ,i kind of belive that all of your creation is about you , your persona and life , so be proud of what you are and of the photos they look real ,full of life and joy ,go on with your wonderfull work .
i do look up to you all the way from isreal even with out meeting you in person :)

Scarlett Burroughs said...

Great photos, love them all, but I too favor the feet and fabric one. Clever.

Kate said...

Gorgeous photos. You're glowing - really fun and funky! I wish she lived near me. I need some shots done too and I'm not looking forward to it.

susyd9 said...

GREAT photos! Especially the one where you're holding a bolt of the new Urban Circus colors. Can't wait to grab it up in my local fabric store!!

Becky said...

Oh stop. You are cutie patootie and your pictures are fab!!!

msmcporkchop said...

Laurie, I'm the EXACT same way! I'd much rather be behind the camera rather than in front!!! These photos are seriously AWESOME!!! You are so pretty and your smile is GREAT!!! <3!

Karin Grow said...

adorable!

I can't stand having my picture taken either. You look fabulous Laurie!

upstateLisa said...

great photos! I love the first one!

katie said...

love the pictures!

live a colorful life said...

Laurie, you are adorable! My favorites: your fabric on that red chair and you on that red suitcase. Too cute!

Cynthia Strickland said...

Wonderful photo shoot! Looks like you had a lot of fun. I like all the outdoor shots. You are very photogenic and should never shy away from future photoshoots which I have a feeling will be quite a few with your new found success! GREAT JOB!

Ashley said...

these photos are all fabulous, and you are most certainly photogenic! I particular love the lighting in the first photo - just gorgeous!

Jeannette said...

These are great! You photograph really well! I can relate for sure I hate to have mine done as well....never comes out right. I love the new line and seeing all the bolts make my heart beat faster, ha ha.

Adriana said...

Beautiful photos!
They're all fantastic - but my favourite is the one with the red chair. Love it!
The fabrics are stunning.
You look great too. Lovely smile.
Congratulations!

Rachel said...

Laurie - I'm so late on this, but these pics make me SO happy! Gorgeous pictures, gorgeous fabric - serious FUN. I love it. LOVE. IT. Congrats!