Treatbox

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and I’d like to introduce to you Keith Hubrath, owner of Treatbox.

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Treatbox makes delicious scratch made treats in Seattle, WA.  We offer a variety of gourmet cookies, custom sugar cookies, brownies and bars.

The first time I meet Keith he brought me one of his Sea Salt Chocolate Chip cookies, still warm, and let me tell you, he need not say another word!

Keith possesses an incredible amount of passion for each of his scratch made treats; he absolutely lights up when he speaks about what he does.  We had a fantastic day of shooting, accompanied by talk of baking strategies and thanks that the sun decided to shin in Seattle that day.

As ideal for most food photography, I used all natural light (backlit) and added a white fill card to bounce some extra light in where needed.

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If you’d wish to sample some of these mouth watering sweets, and I recommend that you do, visit Treatbox online to place an order!

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Urban Girls Garage Sale

Fashionistas united from all over Seattle for the first ever Urban Girls Garage Sale!

UGGS is a pop-up shop, started by Zong Her, connecting local sellers with local buyers.

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I started by photographing the vendors and all their goods during the VIP portion, before the doors opened to the general public.  I used a speedlight with a diffuser, kept my ISO low and embraced the colorful fashion of Seattle.

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To help separate the different parts of the event (the vendors and the buyers) I wanted to take more of a journalistic approach when showing the shoppers indulging themselves in the hunt for the perfect fashion find.  I lost the flash, cranked up the ISO to give me some grain (I really didn’t have a choice, because there was no light in this place), and went with black and white during post.

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Dear Uncle Stu Stationery

Riani Townshend is the brilliant mind behind Dear Uncle Stu Stationery.  She is fun, has an uplifting spirit and a “can do” attitude.  She’s a creative and has a great artistic eye, which made her all the more enjoyable to work with.

We enjoyed a full day of shooting, laughing and colaborating.  She treated me like royalty;  kept me caffeinated with freshly ground and brewed coffee, made me this fabulous egg, cheese, bacon and avacado sandwhich on a bagel (to die for!) and even let me get in some good play time with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Charlie.

Please check out Dear Uncle Stu, you will fall in love with this gorgeous Stationery!

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…and a special look for her valentine’s day promotion.

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One Happy Accident

I’m not gonna lie, sometimes the best ideas come from a happy little (or big) accident.

I was attending a show at Studio 7 in Seattle, as a regular Joe, excited to see In This Moment, live and loud.  I had with me my Canon G12, point and shoot camera, to document some memories, nothing fancy.  I randomly snapped away during the show and was experimenting with a slower shutter speed, for no other reason than because I like motion blur.  At one point I was taking a photo of Maria and a near by photographer’s flash went off at the same time.

The result:

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This mere coincidence showed me something beautiful, sparked my thought process and thus, my project Mosician was conceived.

Mosician: Motion in Musicians
The concentration of my work explores Musicians and the motion that surrounds their music. I utilize the natural motion to describe the energy, passion and emotion of each musician through long exposure, zoom and panning. The available performance lighting creates unpredictable patterns and portrays mood, which can be somewhat unique to each band or artist.

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The Beauty of High Speed

Simply amazing and beautiful…although there’s nothing “simple” about it.

THE MARMALADE Identity from schoenheitsfarm production on Vimeo.

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I find inspiration in all types of photography

My focus isn’t portrait photography, but I find the images of Joey L’s newest series, Holy Men, to be incredibly moving and inspirational.

Find the full work here.

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Ode to the Night Owl in me

Night shots during New York’s black out by Christophe Jacrot

For more click here!

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This Dream Is A Wish My Heart Makes

I wasn’t going to start posting until I had a chance to transfer over some of my posts from my previous blog, but when I came upon this today, I couldn’t resist.

My two favorite things have been combined to create one fabulous blog:  photography and Disney!

Disney Parks invited a handfull of photographers to capture Disneyland and Walt Disney World the way they’d want to see them, and then share it with the world through this brilliant new blog.



Find out more about the photographers and view more of their captures by visiting, The Looking Glass.

New Goal:  become a part of this project!

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Start at the Beginning

If I’m going to be writing and you’re going to be listening, you’d probably like to know who you are listening to.  Am I right?

I am a product and music industry photographer who is starting my journey into the world of professionals.

It took me many years to stop listening to others and follow what that little voice was telling me inside.  That little voice was telling me I needed to be a photographer.  In the span of about a months time, I decided I was going to get a BFA in photography, searched for a school, found a school, enrolled and moved out of state to start classes 2 days later.  What a rush!

…but, I’m many other things as well.  I”m a wife, and I so love being a wife.  I love calling the man in my life “husband,” and knowing that my best friend will always be by my side, is unbearably sweet!  I’m a “mom” to two adorable, rambunctious, lovable Frenchies who assist my husband in keeping me in a constant state of laughter and smiles.  I’m about to say goodbye to my twenties and hello to the next daunting decade (wow, that’s hard to admit!), but I’m (semi) ok with it because I know everything in my life is coming together (or about to).  I also have other creative outlets because I know if I’m not expressing myself creatively, I’m not happy, plus, keeping extra busy is the only way I stay motivated.

So, I’ll be here writing about the wonderful people I get to work with, showing image after image, tid-bits about the industry and photography products and answering any questions you might happen to toss my way.

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