24 August, 2009

Picking Blackberries at Sunset

"Crying on the pavement, hoping you would show your face; I haven't heard a thing you've said, in at least a couple hundred days. What'd you say? I was in the front seat, shaking it out... Asking if you felt alright? [I never want to hear the truth] I want to hear your voice: It sounded fine. My voice... It sounded fine. I could feel my heartbeat taking me down; and for the moment, I would sleep alright. Invaded with a selfish fear [to keep me up another restless night]. -The Manchester Orchestra

Albany, Oregon

22 August, 2009

Tabitha Knight

"I have long feared, that my sins would return to haunt me: That the cost would be more than I could bear." -Unknown

A sampling from our Thursday shoot

21 August, 2009

A tribute to the Sony H9.

One week ago, yesterday... Hence, why there have been no blog posts. Though I am ready to move onto "bigger and better" equipment; I feel a tribute is fitting.

I love what I do

Shooting in the pouring rain [welcome to Oregon]

Bracing against a tree, so as not to tumble down the sloping embankment

Endless events

While standing in the Willamette River

*Not long after this shot I slipped off my perch rock, falling into the river. I saved the camera... However, my iPhone was a definite casualty.

Literally hanging by my arms, on the outside of a school bus, to shoot in through the window

... and of course, taking far too many "self portraits."

"You repeated mistakes for souvenirs; we've been in-between the days, for years. I know that when I see you, I'm going to die. [I know I'm going to want you, and you know why]: It's going to kill me to see you with the next girl, because I'm the most gorgeously jealous kind of ex-girl... But I should've thought of that before we kissed." -No Doubt

I sold my camera

13 August, 2009

Jenna Nelson

"I want to tear apart your room, to see if what you say is true. Darling... Don't you lie to me. I want to break into your heart, to see why you want us apart [I'm scared to death, to find out what you think of me]. Fate is an elegant, cold-hearted whore." -The Spill Canvas

Today's Photoshoot

11 August, 2009

Miss Sarah Smith

"When I took the blame, we laid in ruins... Trying to quote your phrase: We're yelling, "Someone's got the answers but, I'd rather think there's nothing to be found!" If you knew I was dying, would it change you? So when you see me falling backwards down the wall that says, "I'm still alive," don't be cautious [when I'm cautiously approaching on the other side]. Everybody has their reasons; that's the reason we're all going to die. Because if seeing is believing, then believe that we have lost our eyes. When I fly solo, I fly so high [don't touch me now]. We all deserve something." -The Manchester Orchastra

Sarah Smith
Is a fabulous friend, that I met through our EMT-Intermediate class. She contacted me for a photo session; here are a few samples.

The Bestie. Like Whoa.
Milk and I went on a little nature walk through the park: I took this picture of us, on her camera.
Then, as if an act of fate, I found the best green tea ever: The tea that I have only ever seen once, on the shelf of a little native market, deep in the heart of true O'ahu [one year ago, for her wedding]. I was so excited, I had to photograph/buy a bottle.

09 August, 2009

MF Trucker Hats

"Lie awake in bed at night, and think about your life: Do you want to be different? Try to let go of the truth; the battles of your youth [because this is just a game]. It's a beautiful lie. It's a perfect denial [such a beautiful lie to believe in]. It's time to forget about the past; to wash away what happened last [hide behind an empty face]. -30 Seconds to Mars

Tabitha Knight
Erik of MF Magazine, invited me up to Portland for a photoshoot; I got to play both model, and photographer. Here are a few images from my shoot with Tabitha.

08 August, 2009


"Summer air reminds me of, all the feelings of your love, and what it was like [when we were together]. Walking all along the beach, you were never far from reach; you held me through stormy weather. I want to fall in love tonight. I remember when you said, "Everything is going to be alright." -Good Charlotte

Writings from the past
[dated 7.24.2006]

Stolen moments; ever so brief, in crimson my gaze diverts...
A smile so captivating; laughter that begs chorus.
Routine bears welcome as I find myself looking, waiting, wishing, wanting...
Into your arms, I find myself wrapped in comfort, solace.
Beyond words written,
My mind is still, yet... alive.
Soft words are spoken as lips softly brush past,
Passion and friendship slowly tangle the sheets:
Secrets meant for two,
Rebuild the ruins of my heart...
Rising from the ashes of
What once was, lies
What is to become.
-Sandi E. Rue

05 August, 2009

35mm Film

"Worn me down like a road, I did anything you told. Worn me down to my knees, I did anything to please... But you can't stop thinking about her [no, you can't stop thinking about her]. You're wrong: I'm not overreacting. Something is off; why don't we ever believe ourselves? Lie. Oh, I feel that word for you, and I will, because you've worn me down."-Rachel Yamagata

SE Portland

What I see

04 August, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday, Jaiden! [August 3]

"Am I gaining ground? Am I losing face? Have I lost and found my saving grace? [thankful for the gift my angels gave me] Born alone, we die alone: I'm just sitting here by the phone, waiting for the Lord to send my calling. Street wise from the boulevard [Jesus only knows, that she tries too hard] ... She's only trying to keep the sky from falling." -Everlast
The car saga continues
The claims adjuster came from Farmers Insurance, and arranged for my car to be towed to a local dealership. There, they will run a diagnostic test to determine the extent of damage, and if it is reparable.

The birthday
Jaiden helped me make her birthday cake/cupcakes.

Sisterly love [<3]

Jaiden was obsessed with the water fountain; she revisited it frequently, throughout the party. Carson loved the fountain [and Kaden] as well.

Cadence and Bryson "love each other." They spent the entire evening walking hand-in-hand, while planning their destination wedding. *sigh*

Cutting the cake, carefully, seeing as that was the same knife I had [accidentally] cut my leg with earlier. *The knife was washed post blood contact, no worries.