VENI. VIDI. CEPI.

EEEEKKKKKK!!!!!!

I am so excited to be one of the official photographers for this event!!! If you are in the Richmond area you should come out and see some amazing cosplay and awesome panels!!!

http://www.wizardworld.com/home-richmond.html

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ~ C. JoyBell C.Model: Nathalie O."Up There"

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Model: Nathalie O.

"Up There"

So I was recently on a trip and while looking out the window out the airplane I was so inspired by the clouds. I started planning images in my head and before I knew it this was born. It got me thinking about everything that I find inspiration in, nature, music, and life in general. Creating something is a need for me. I feel the tug constantly, if I ignore it then I feel stagnant, and to me there is nothing worse then that old stale feeling of not creating for myself. My creating process goes like this; I look around me and take in the scenery. I might see a flower that is unique, or a bold color, or hear a song that the lyrics speak to me in some way and it gets me thinking about an image to show that emotion I felt at that exact moment.

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.” - Pearl Buck

"Brainstorming"

So I was recently on a trip and while looking out the window out the airplane I was so inspired by the clouds. I started planning images in my head and before I knew it this was born. It got me thinking about everything that I find inspiration in, nature, music, and life in general. Creating something is a need for me. I feel the tug constantly, if I ignore it then I feel stagnant, and to me there is nothing worse then that old stale feeling of not creating for myself. My creating process goes like this; I look around me and take in the scenery. I might see a flower that is unique, or a bold color, or hear a song that the lyrics speak to me in some way and it gets me thinking about an image to show that emotion I felt at that exact moment.

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.” - Pearl Buck

"Brainstorming"

HEY THERE!

So I have been a little absent lately :( but I went on vacation, attended the opening of the gallery show that my art is in and have been working my booty of. I just wanted to share with you a band that I was honored to do the album art for. If you like their sound then share their music :) 

https://soundcloud.com/apropervillain/sets/demo

I love these dudes!! The hubs and my minion making sure the car is all pretty for my trip to FL! #lovethatguy #roadtrip #theytakegoodcareofme #wheels #leavingmonday #soexcited

I love these dudes!! The hubs and my minion making sure the car is all pretty for my trip to FL! #lovethatguy #roadtrip #theytakegoodcareofme #wheels #leavingmonday #soexcited

 I have blinded myself. I have chosen not to see things that have been right in front of me. I have done this so that I don’t have to deal with the pain of situations. I have done this so that my hurt stays away for a little longer. It’s easier to pretend to be happy and that everything is ok. Now I am lost in my own sea of emotions. Blindly trying to swim my way out. I knew that I wouldn’t be blinded for ever. Choosing not to acknowledge something is a temporary fix to a permeant problem. I am removing my blindfold and stepping out of the water. “If there are damned souls in Hell, it is because men blind themselves.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Faust: My Soul Be Damned for the World: Volume I Model: Nathalie O. "I Once Was Blind"

 I have blinded myself. I have chosen not to see things that have been right in front of me. I have done this so that I don’t have to deal with the pain of situations. I have done this so that my hurt stays away for a little longer. It’s easier to pretend to be happy and that everything is ok. Now I am lost in my own sea of emotions. Blindly trying to swim my way out. I knew that I wouldn’t be blinded for ever. Choosing not to acknowledge something is a temporary fix to a permeant problem. I am removing my blindfold and stepping out of the water. 

“If there are damned souls in Hell, it is because men blind themselves.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Faust: My Soul Be Damned for the World: Volume I 

Model: Nathalie O. 

"I Once Was Blind"

This is my favorite quote from one of my favorite books so much so that I have it tattooed on me. I have been told before that I should give up or that I wasn’t good enough and every time I hear that I always think of this passage. It reminds me to stay strong and keep on my journey. Right now there are things in the works that I couldn’t have possibly thought would happen and I am so excited to share that news with all of you once it all gets finalized. So if you have been told to give up or if you just feel like you are struggling; push through it and stay your course. You never know where your journey will take you.“All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the RingModel: Meredith Grace "I’m Not Lost"

This is my favorite quote from one of my favorite books so much so that I have it tattooed on me. I have been told before that I should give up or that I wasn’t good enough and every time I hear that I always think of this passage. It reminds me to stay strong and keep on my journey. Right now there are things in the works that I couldn’t have possibly thought would happen and I am so excited to share that news with all of you once it all gets finalized. So if you have been told to give up or if you just feel like you are struggling; push through it and stay your course. You never know where your journey will take you.

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Model: Meredith Grace 

"I’m Not Lost"

We all have dreams, things that we want for ourselves and for our future. I personally have been blessed enough to have a job that I have a true passion for. It can sometimes be easy to get lost in what we think we have to do because its what our family/friends expect or its what they are doing. However, thats not always true. “Find your passion and you will never work a day in your life.”, my mother once told me that and it is so very true. I have been to the point of giving up, I have been humbled, I have grown and all this has happened during my journey learning photography. So for those of you that think that you need/have to give up, I say don’t. Don’t give up on your dreams, it might not always be easy or fun, but in the end its totally worth it. "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman Model: Meredith Grace "Don’t Wake Me"

We all have dreams, things that we want for ourselves and for our future. I personally have been blessed enough to have a job that I have a true passion for. It can sometimes be easy to get lost in what we think we have to do because its what our family/friends expect or its what they are doing. However, thats not always true. “Find your passion and you will never work a day in your life.”, my mother once told me that and it is so very true. I have been to the point of giving up, I have been humbled, I have grown and all this has happened during my journey learning photography. So for those of you that think that you need/have to give up, I say don’t. Don’t give up on your dreams, it might not always be easy or fun, but in the end its totally worth it. 


"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman 

Model: Meredith Grace 

"Don’t Wake Me"

Its been a little bit since I created something. Sometimes I can feel lost. Faceless, and surrounded by darkness. Shining my light trying to find my way. Its at times like these that I am so thankful for my family and friends, because no matter how lost I might feel, I am never alone. I have a fantastic support system, and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you to everyone who has always been there to help me find my way. Words could never express how much love I have for you all. "Out of the Darkness"

Its been a little bit since I created something. 

Sometimes I can feel lost. Faceless, and surrounded by darkness. Shining my light trying to find my way. Its at times like these that I am so thankful for my family and friends, because no matter how lost I might feel, I am never alone. I have a fantastic support system, and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you to everyone who has always been there to help me find my way. Words could never express how much love I have for you all. 

"Out of the Darkness"

Model: Hannah Stewart 
"Death of a Love Story" 

Model: Hannah Stewart 

"Death of a Love Story"