Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Please update your bookmarks!!! I have a NEW BLOG and gave Kacey Luvi a little face lift!! Check out the new look of my MAIN WEBSITE and for all the future blog posts... THE NEW BLOG!

Bare with me as I am attempting to import this blog to MY NEW BLOG so I can keep all the other 408 posts I've made in the past 3 years. This is such a fun milestone for me and I dearly thank all of you who have encouraged me and kept me going. I LOVE the art of photography and I always will, but it's my subjects that keep me inspired, so I thank you.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Our nieces and nephew: Bella, Ana and Dominic!

Latasha's FLASH course!

I have been contemplating branching out into teaching workshops as I have been SO blessed and overwhelmed with many emails of "how-to" questions from other photographers! I love answering emails and helping out, so I thought it was time to develop a one-on-one workshop for those of you wanting to learn! I am SO amazed that I have had such interest and I am pleased to show you images from the very first, and successful FLASH course!

Latasha Haynes, a budding photographer from Tacoma, Washington contacted me last September and asked if I would work with her. I saw potential in her and new what it was she was looking to improve in her photography. So, we booked it. Her FLASH course was to take place January 16th, 2010! So, I started compiling a teaching workbook filled with things I would've like to know when I started out, things that still help me today and all my "tricks" of the trade.

The course is designed to be totally uninhibited in my attempt to teach you the necessary and mandatory skills for this business. I don't claim to know everything---not even close---but I love to teach the practical things.. things you wouldn't learn in a semester long photography course at your local community college. It is meant to be practical, hands on and totally transforming in the way you think about shooting and editing. All that to say, this weekend was a success and we had a BLAST!

This is a glimpse of the FLASH course in action. We took McKenna (our beautiful model) out for some funky shooting in the morning.. and some gorgeous kids in my family in the afternoon.

Latasha uploaded the images she took onto her blog at the end of the day and by morning, she had 4 emails inquiring about booking photo sessions! I am SO proud of her and very thankful for our instant connection and our new friendship! Look for the new FLASH website coming soon to inform you all on one-on-one and group workshops coming up!

Here she is, shooting---and the results!!

Along with the workshop, Latasha was sent home with a few fun head shots of her for her website and a NEW LOGO!

McKenna... my most beautiful chocolate Barbie doll.

We used McKenna for our morning model this weekend for Latasha's FLASH course!
These are a few of the shots I took!

The Gretzky Family!

The Artinos... plus one extra pretty little Artino.