Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spokane on a Fall day.

I was downtown this afternoon taking snapshots of what I encountered and even a bit of video. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon.
Riverpark Square on a Fall day.
Above: Riverpark Square on a Fall day.

Electric Violinist
Above: Electric Violinist performing on street.

Above: My video of the electric violinist street performer.

Escalators, Riverpark Square
Above: The escalators in Riverpark Square.

Judges testing food.
Above: Chefs competing and being judged in the First Annual Riverpark Square Battle of the Chefs.

Cake Entry, Design Contest
Above: Cake design entry for a cake design contest.

City Hall with skywalk.
Above: Spokane City Hall with sky walk.

Building roof edges.
Above: Buildings against one another and sky.

You can see more of the photos from my wanderings today by CLICKING HERE.

I will be heading back downtown tomorrow to take photos of a model dressed as Tank Girl. That should be fun and I cannot wait. I am hoping that the weather holds up for the shoot since we got a little bit of rain today.

Friday, October 21, 2011


I am smack dab in the middle of editing a few photo shoots and have another this weekend. Yes, Halloween has brought out the models willing to pose in costume and I am reaping the benefits from it.

I enjoy being this busy though at times the editing makes me feel like my eyes are crossing. At least I know that it is time to take a break when I cannot focus my eyes anymore during the editing work.

I thought I would share my latest, kick ass, Catwoman dressed model, photo.

Above: Rebecca as Catwoman by Brie A. Edwards

How much do I love this photo? A LOT!

This Sunday's shoot has a model dressing up as Tank Girl which will be a lot of fun!

And that, is what I have been up to...I will be sharing more photos in the future from shoots I am editing at the moment.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Photoshoot today!

I have another one of my superhero/villain photo shoots later today and I am looking forward to it. These photo shoots are keeping me sane right now during a time when I am struggling to get anything going.

A peek at my last photo shoot's  results to hold you over until I am done editing the one from later today.

Above: Rachel G By Brie A. Edwards

The model I am shooting today is going to be Catwoman. So I will have two different versions of the character which should make things fun.

Wish me happy shooting and that the rain holds off later this afternoon to at the very most a drizzle.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Body Butter Love: Whipped Up Body Butter by mark

Spokane has a very dry climate. I am sure that must surprise many people since Washington state has the reputation of being rainy. The rain mainly falls on the west side of the state and Spokane is on the east side. So, the air can be very dry since we could be classified as "high desert" except it is a desert of pine trees and lava rock. This leads to a lot of parched skin since the air is less than moist. I end up buying a lot of different moisturizers because of this.

I recently gave mark's Whipped Body Butter a try and really like it.

Above: Whipped Up Lemon Sugar Body Butter by mark

It has a nice, non-greasy, feel to it and makes my skin very soft. It also seems to lock moisture into my skin. It has a pleasant scent that can be a tiny bit over-powering at first but lightens up shortly after you apply it. You really don't need a lot of the product for coverage so a little dab goes a long way.

A really nice thing? It is only $10.00 so it doesn't cost too much.

Right now the only scent available is the Lemon Sugar scent but soon a Pear Blossom scent in this product will be released.

I definitely give this product a thumbs up.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Supergirl! Violin Player! More!

I have been a bit busy recently and unable to update my blog. Boo and hiss at me if you must but it is true.

What have I been up to you ask?

I have been working on my superheroes/villains project, trying to pull together a hanging of my macro flowers photos locally, house sitting/feeding a neighbors cat, and worrying about paying bills since I am broke. So, yeah, I have been busy and rather scattered in my thinking recently.

I am currently editing photos from a recent photo shoot and will share a photo from one I had in the later days of August.

Above: Mary O as Supergirl by Brie A. Edwards

I have a few superhero/villain shoots this month and have time for to paying portrait sessions as well. Hopefully, I will find a few interested parties who would like to pay me for photos.

Other than that I have been reading quite a bit now that I have re upped on my library card. I have long loved the library, even though I love to buy books, because I can read anything without having buyer's remorse if the book is not good. They also have the option to put books on hold through the online site so I can just run in and pick them up when notified. Huge plus for me since I can pick up the books I want while running errands.

I have to mention I won a North Face jacket in their Spokane store opening Twitter contest. It is windbreaker in style and will be good for those warmer days when it is windy/drizzly. The jacket is waterproof as well which is a huge plus. The jacket should come in handy for heading out on photo shoots here where the weather can change in minutes.

When I was downtown on my errand to pick up the won jacket yesterday, I happened upon this electric violin player who was playing right outside Riverpark Square.

Above: Electric violin player, downtown Spokane, WA- Sept. 2011

He was quite good and I listened to him while waiting for my ride to pick me up. He was making quite a bit of cash from his street playing because he was really good, as in "should put out a CD" good. I wish I had caught his name but I didn't have a chance after he was mobbed by listeners between songs.

Above: Violin player getting mobbed by listeners between songs.

My ride showed up soon after I took the above photo.

So, now you are caught up with my goings on. I will try and update again soon since I am taking a lot more photos these days and like to share them.