Family Portraits!

On my desk at work, I have a picture of me, Doug, and Gizmo.  It was taken long long ago – maybe 2011? – in front of Doug’s mom’s Christmas tree.  It’s one of my favorite pictures of us, but as the years have gone on, I’ve been wanting to get new pictures since we’ve changed. So a few weeks ago, I asked my coworkers Dylan and Danielle, owners of Three Twenty Studio, if they would come over and do family portraits of the three of us.  Doug wasn’t too keen on the idea (he doesn’t like having his picture taken), but I convinced him that it would be fun. And I was right.  It was fun.  😀  I wanted our pictures to be fairly casual – just us in what we would normally wear every day – although we did put a bandana on Gizmo because it just made […]

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Photography: Food!

Lately, I’ve found that I really enjoy getting pictures of food. You might be wondering, “Where the heck do I get this food?”  Don’t worry, I got you! Chicken shawarma from Albasha, Hammond Grilled cheese and tomato basil soup from The Big Cheezy, New Orleans Chocolate hazelnut yogurt with raspberries and blueberries from Pinkberry, New Orleans Cheesemongers mac-and-cheese with charcuterie plate from St. James Cheese Company, New Orleans Ice cream sampler from The Creole Creamery, New Orleans

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Photography: Around Mandeville.

On Good Friday, I spent most of my afternoon going around Mandeville, enjoying a day off, full of sunlight and blue skies. My first stop was at the dog park with Gizmo, where he had the chance to run and play – in the mud. It had been raining most of the week, so there were a few spots around the trees where there were puddles and mud. He avoided them at first, but after a few minutes of playing with the other dogs, all thoughts of getting wet and muddy were forgotten. After taking Gizmo home and giving him a well-needed bath, I headed back out to grab lunch and putter around old Mandeville to get some pictures. The first place I found was a small patch of swamp tucked away in a residential neighborhood. One of my favorite places in Old Mandeville is the Dew Drop Inn, the […]

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Depeche Mode, live!

There’s something amazing about piling in the car with a few of your friends, and driving across state lines to see one of your favorite bands. Roadtrips make me feel younger than I should, like I’m still in my twenties and my best friend called me to take a last-minute weekend trip, and all I need to do is load up a bag with some clothes and undies and pick up a pack of cigs at the gas station on the way out. I wish I would have had the chance to do that when I was younger. I’m glad I can do that now, though…and I’m glad I have great friends to go with.

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Photo Post: Mandeville Lakefront.

There are days like today where you just HAVE to be outside. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the breeze is perfect, it’s not too hot or too cold…you just need to be out and about. I had some errands to run this morning before meeting my mom for lunch at The Scotts Coffee Bar, so I decided to spend a little time taking pictures and reminiscing a bit at one of my favorite places, the Mandeville lakefront. It also gave me a chance to play with photography using nothing but my iPhone. I’ve become rather enamored of using my iPhone as a camera – especially with great apps like Vintique for back-end editing.

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Photo Post: A Day At The Faire!

I adore Ren Faires. I love pulling out all of my garb and getting dressed up. I love getting to the festival site early and watching the staff and cast put on the opening show. I love walking around on a cool, crisp day, enjoying the sun on my face while I peruse stalls of jewelry, clothing and accessories, and gadgets and toys. I love sitting on a bench, watching the assorted performers. I love stopping under a tree and eating faire food – everything from a Scotch Egg, to gyros, to chicken skewered on a stick and roasted. I love seeing my friends out and about with me. However, I do not love when the sun is setting and I am making my way back to my car, hat in hand, ready to make the trip back home and to real life. I am sad to unbuckle my belt […]

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