Friday, August 29, 2008

Oh Boy

The convention is over.  It was one of the most stressful, exciting, exhausting experiences of my life. Quite the learning experience.
Goodness what dramatic statements...
I'm sure I will update with DNC photos/stories in the future.  Until then, here is a completely random photo I found when I was going through everything I shot this past week.  It's a really big spider on its web between Denver street lamps.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


After two long days, we are here.  Tired, stressed, and with feelings of altitude sickness I am ever so glad to be out of the car.

Journalism Junior Jacob Carpenter rests  on "Big Red" after arriving at Renaissance Suites and unloading the car Sunday afternoon in Broomfield, Colorado.

(Have no fear Robert, we did not leave any of this gear unattended and I have been taking plenty of photos for the banquet)

Monday, August 18, 2008


Went to two very unique weddings this past weekend. The first was a traditional Hasidic Jewish wedding. My sister knew the bride from Israel. Men and women sat on separate sides during the ceremony and the dance floor was divided similarly. I was instructed not to "touch men," a simple handshake or bumping into someone of the opposite sex would be considered rude. Photographing the event was tricky too. I was constantly aware of myself as a female and cautious not to draw any attention to myself as a photographer. The second wedding was more personable. One of my house mates, Jake got certified online to marry his high school friends. Friends from Bower attended the reception which included mostly raw/vegan food and an untraditional ceremony. We hung out at the lake all day and then camped at the couple's new home.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Photo shoot ADD

Three things that distract while on assignments


Shooting silhouettes with pretty sky