Sunday, June 27, 2010

Kristie and Keith Donavan's Wedding!

I went to my sorority sister's wedding to her long time boo Keith at Wente Vinyards in Livermore, CA. Congrats to the new couple!

I had such a great time taking pictures with my digital SLR and got to really think about how I would love to do this as a side gig. I kept wanting to capture the moment, try different angles, settings on my camera etc.

These are some of my favorite shots from the wedding.

You may now kiss your bride!

Wedding Cake

Perfect Summer Wedding

Party time!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yelp Elite Event at Cypress Hotel

Monopoly theme!!

I'm in this thing called Yelp Elite Squad and its almost like a club that Yelp has for members that are constantly contributing to the site. Its a great community based website that allows you to see reviews on everything! From restaurants, events, tourist spots, dry cleaners, you name it!

Being on the Yelp Elite Squad has its perks like being able to go to free events usually themed with free food and drink. Restaurants or hotels put their best food forward because you are serving to a room full of reviewers!

Here are some shots from the event.

Let the alcohol run freely...

Pinot Noir

Using flash in a group picture

So I am getting a lot more comfortable with holding, positioning my digital SLR. What I noticed is that when it comes to dark environments if its really dark the flash will pop up immediately but in those medium light/dark areas its best for force flash.

My next step it to take pictures at night. I want to test out the settings for those.

Photographs makes me so happy!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival

I FINALLY have gotten another chance to play with my new digital SLR camera. Today was the perfect opportunity because of the beautiful weather and the free event Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the event. I hope to be able to take photos of people. I'll have to ask my friends to model for me. I'm so excited for that! Til then it will be events and objects. I've had a fascination with flowers as well. They are just so beautiful.

Summer is here

The apple and the pear

Sunnyvale Farmer's Market- Cherries ripe and ready

Tall Flowers in front of Target

Oh how I love Fro-Yo

I'm hoping to get out and use my camera a lot this summer. More to come!