As the title says, I found this Elm Street. Walking through my neighborhood, this lonely pink flower was in the midst of mud and construction. Perched atop it was a simple, white butterfly. It's one of those moments that you just happen upon and the organic nature of it (ha! Nature!) is really what makes me happy when I see it.
I love the ballpark. I know it's had many corporate names over the years but it will always be The Ballpark in Arlington to me. It's a beautiful structure and we had just endured weeks of raining and flooding so it was a rare glimpse into a greener north Texas. The expansive Texas sky blankets with the rolling clouds and it sets the mood of the whole photo.
One of my absolute favorite things to photograph is product. Shoots like this allow so much creativity and it gives my little introverted heart a happy beat.
I love photographing commercial and advertorial work. I need to get some more companies wanting to have this work done because it's super fun to me.
Inside trivia: That blue liquid on the left? It's Powerade. I did that photo on my back patio.
This is one of my most favorite shots I've taken to date. I think it will continue to be a top favorite for years to come.
It took several weeks of attempts to get this photograph. During the monsoon-like spring that we had, I would venture out to the same location that looked out over White Rock Lake. If you look to the base of the far left bolt, those are the lights of downtown Dallas.
This night was a particularly electric one with a mass amount of lightning and thunder passing through the Metroplex. My husband and I drove over to the location after a dinner out and I promised to take only a few minutes. I went to the location with just my camera and tripod. It took a 25 second shutter and I grabbed this beauty. I was so pleased. I took a couple extra "safety shots" and started to pack up when the new round of rain arrived. I had hidden my camera under my shirt and cradled it like a football. As I was heading out of cover, the lightning had moved to right over me and was flashing so brightly that I freaked and started to run the truck where my husband was - only 12 feet away.
Unfortunately, all of that rain had left a very muddy ground below me and my foot slipped, my feet flew from under me and I landed - left shoulder first - into exposed tree roots. OUCH!
Sure enough - I broke my collar bone. Which goes to show you that I'll save the shot over my own body. Insanity.
True story - just a few weeks later, while photographing a show at The Bomb Factory, I was chatting with a guy from the Dallas Morning News who happened to capture this exact same bolt; but, his shot was from underneath it in downtown Dallas. We found that revelation to be quite funny to us. #PhotoNerds