Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

I have been missing in action a lot this year. I have felt out of the blogging mood and a lot of negative stuff was tossed my way near the end of the year. It made me just need a break from sharing anything.

 I also have started using this blog to show off what creative stuff I am doing on photography. I am going to carry that over to the new year so I don't have to just write and write a bunch of entries without something to really show. Everyone seems to prefer photos in entries and my life is ever evolving so this blog is going to evolve with my life.

 Anyway, I hope everyone has a very happy new year. That all the bad things that happened in people's lives get left in the old year. That only good things that happened in 2012 get carried over into the new year. I also want all sorts of new, exciting, and good things to happen in the new year to everyone.

 So, lift up the chin, smile, and welcome in the new year with me.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Break Time!

After some disappointment in the world of photography, I have been taking a month off this October. I know, I know, I should just get right back out there and take photos. I should shake off the disappointment. I just need a break after having this happen and after a busy summer of taking photos. It had me feeling more than a little burnt out. I just need some "me time" to breath, relax, read books, watch movies, and recharge my creative batteries. I am hoping that I will find my next creative outlet soon because I have ideas simmering in my brain but just am not sure which direction to go in. Probably another reason I need some "me time", to shake the ideas out and think them through. I am hoping everyone is having a great autumn and I will try and post again soon.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chelsea and Ricky- Sept. 2012

I had a senior yearbook photo shoot recently with Chelsea. She brought along her boyfriend, Ricky who was in many of the shots. It was a mixture of senior photo/couples photo shoot and I rather enjoyed it.

Above: Chelsea and Ricky, Sept. 2012 by Brie A. Edwards

I am now in a lull between photo shoots with nothing planned in the next few weeks. I am needing a little bit of a break because I am feeling a little bit burnt out after photo shoots, canceled shoots, tons of rescheduling, and editing tons of photos.

I will probably look for more people with costumes for the Superheroes project I am doing closer to Halloween. People tend to have costumes around Halloween that may work and that makes it easier to find people to pose for this project in late Oct.

I will also be updating my website which is in a huge need up updating. It has been a while since I put new images on there and I now have a lot of images to choose from to add into the site.

I am going to try and move toward more paying photo shoots because, like most everyone else in the world, I could use the money. So, that is in the plans as well. I will still have projects (like the Superheroes one) where I have the model pose in exchange for images but if someone approaches me with ideas they want me to shoot them in? I will have to charge them. It has to happen because I need to upgrade my equipment and also save up some money. Start moving into the professional realm more often.

It is nice to have a breather before I head on to the next shoot. It will give me a little time to recharge and plan.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rose- August 2012

When I was taking photos of Brian in late August, his younger sister (Rose) was along on the shoot. I took a few photos of her and this is one of them.

It is really refreshing to see a 15 year old girl who looks her age in clothing and make-up. I love her freckles as well.

I just had a photo shoot of a high school senior and her boyfriend that I will be starting the edit of tomorrow. I am excited about this shoot's results and will, of course, share a photo from it when I have them edited.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Brian, August 2012

I had a wonderful shoot with Brian on August 23rd. He is starting out in modeling/acting and just moved here in the last year from England. I am sure he has a good chance at accomplishing his goals.

Above: Brian, August 2012 By Brie A. Edwards

I am still completing the edit on this photo shoot and have a few photos of his younger sister as well.

I have another photos shoot for senior photos on the 9th and a possible wedding photo coverage in the works. Everyone cross your fingers for me on the last one that it comes into being. So, I have been keeping busy recently with my photography.

I hope everyone has had a great summer and looking forward to autumn.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Spokane Falls Northwest Encampment and Powwow, 2012

After not being held last year due to lack of funding, the Spokane Falls Northwest Encampment and Powwow was held in Riverfront Park on Friday (Aug. 24rd) and Saturday (Aug.25th) this year. I enjoy attending the Powwow to see the dancing competitions, regalia the dancers wear, and hear the drumming during the dancing. It just makes it feel like the end of summer and I really like how the Powwow is open to the public so they can see Native American culture a little.

I took way too many photos while at the Powwow (567 in fact) so spent two nights editing them. I only edited the ones I really liked and I will share a few here.

Above: Elder Dancer with feathers by Brie A. Edwards

Above: Female Fancy Dancer by Brie A. Edwards

Above: Young Prairie Chicken Dancer by Brie A. Edwards

Above: Young Traditional Dancers wait for the start of dance by Brie A. Edwards

Above: Male Fancy Dancer by Brie A. Edwards

See more photos from the Powwow by clicking HERE

It was a hot day on Saturday but, thankfully, not blazing hot like the two weeks before. Just a perfect day for a Powwow. If anyone is in Spokane at the end of next August, they should attend the Powwow and support local culture. It is a lot of fun and amazing to see.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Warhorse 'Joey' Presentation, Spokane, August 2012

A few weeks ago that I got an e.invite to meet 'Joey' from the Warhorse play which is coming to Spokane in March. The INB Perfroming Arts Center put on a presentation for the Joey Horse puppet for the public. This helps get people excited about the play coming to town. 

They encouraged photography and I whipped out my Sony Cybershot and took a few photos from the event.

Warhorse Presentation at INB

Above: Joey interacting with the crowd.

Warhorse Presentation at INB

Above: Full body shot of the Joey horse puppet.

The puppeteers mimic a horses personality, actions, movement, and noises. They have it down to being very similar to a real horse.

Warhorse Presentation at INB

Above: Joey looking my direction.

Warhorse Presentation at INB

Above: Joey side-by-side with real horse.

They brought a real horse in and had them interact. It was to show how well the puppeteers can mimic horses. The real horse was a good sport and wasn't too freaked out. She did side-eye the people inside the puppet with a look that said, "I see you you crazy humans. You are not a horse and acting silly!"

I have a lot more shots from the event that you can see here:

There is also a short video at that Flickr that I made with my camera.

It takes three puppeteers to animate the horse puppet. There are 28 other puppets in the show and in key scenes the actors mount the horse puppets and "ride" them into battle (the play takes place during WW1).

I really want to go and see this play now! It looks fascinating!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Kelly 2012

My last photo shoot from July was of Kelly.

Above: Kelly 2012 by Brie A. Edwards

Kelly loves retro clothing and is a singer/performs in burlesque. I loved working with her and had many great images come from this shoot. She her a very classic 40s look to her which made the photo shoot fun.

I have a little more editing to do with this shoot and then I am getting my camera cleaned professionally. Then I can start scheduling new photo shoots.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Melissa 2012- Another photo.

Another image from Melissa photo shoot this past July.

Above: Melissa 1 2012 by Brie A. Edwards

I am really liking this image and her pose.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Melissa July 2012

During Melissa's photo shoot I discovered the issue with the black spot showing up on images. I could not fix it during the shoot so tried to take photos in such a way that it didn't end up on her eye or lips making editing it out impossible. It was frustrating but, I got some pretty decent images.

Above: Melissa 2012 by Brie A. Edwards

I have one more photo shoot to edit after making last minute tweaks to the edit on Melissa's photos. After that, into the shop for a professional cleaning goes my camera. It seriously needs it.

I have nothing planned for August when it comes to photography so it will be a "lets see what comes up" month. I am hoping to get very creative in this month and maybe work on a project or two.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Photography on summer days.

I admit it. I have been very quiet and not blogging often these days. I have just not felt like writing about life much and been busy with photo shoots. I want to get back to blogging but am unsure when I will be doing any blogging at a more frequent rate.

I will share a great image form a recent photo shoot with you since I am sure any one reading this blog post is curious about my photo shoots.

Above: Rita 2012 by Brie A. Edwards

I was really happy how this image turned out and wanted to share.

I am in the middle of editing two other photo shoots and will be sharing images from them once I am done with the edit. Then I need to get my camera looked at since it is throwing a black spot into the images I capture with it. It needs a professional cleaning and I hope that will clear up the issue.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Be Here Now- The Andy Whitfield Story

I was online and found this Kickstarter for a documentary of Andy Whitfield's battle with cancer.

He had a documentary crew follow his battle (which he lost) so other families would not feel alone in their battle and to bring awareness.

I am a big fan of Sparactus: Blood and Sand and was very sad to hear of Whitfield's diagnosis and then his passing. To me, he will always be Spartacus. I really hope they are able to raise the money and release this documentary because I know that I want to see it.

If anyone can donate, please do so. You can access the Kickstarter Page Here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Calendar Model-esque

I just have to share this photo since it feels so "Hot Men" Calendar in style to me. Definitely a cool shot.

Above: Dave, May 2012 by Brie A. Edwards

Dave will be posing in full Gladiator armor for me in Sept. Judging by the last shoot it will be even more fun since he will be "storming Rome" in the form of being shot against Roman columns. I am also investing in some make-up to create dirt smears that last. So, that is definitely something to look forward to.

I have another model lined up for June 1st (next Friday). I am not sure what she is dressing as yet but I am sure it will be another fun photo shoot.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Flowers Of Spring

It is finally warm enough that flowers are breaking out on trees, growing out of the ground, and brightening up the spring world.

Above: Purple Iris by Brie A. Edwards

The warm weather is inspiring me to head outside more often and I am definitely going to be taking more flower photos this spring and into the summer.

I am loving the warmer days and hoping to get more photo shoots scheduled through the summer months as well.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Photographing a Gladiator

I have been buried in editing these past few days as I try and get done with the last photo shoot so I can start planning new ones.

Yes, this would be the "Gladiator shoot" and it went quite well after realizing Bloomsday was going on that day downtown so having to switch location to Manito Park. Even the park was quite busy so we got a lot of strange looks due to loincloth costume wearing model. It was a nice, warm, day so perfect for a photo shoot making the other people easy to ignore.

Above: Gladiator David by Brie A. Edwards

I am hoping to use David as model again, Not often you meet a body builder who doesn't mind posing in public in costume. I want to photograph him downtown near the Romanesque pillars with his real looking sword (Sparatcus replica) that he just bought.

Now, to get back to editing photos from this shoot.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I am smack in the middle of editing my latest photo shoot. It was a lot of fun and is of a guy dressed like a gladiator. I am hoping to be done with the edit by Sunday and then start looking for new models for my Superheroes/Villains/Comic Book photo project. I feel I have slacked off on it recently and need to get working on it again now spring is really here and the weather nice. So, that is in my plans in the next month or two...just have to write up an advert for it again and post it at Model Mayhem.

I have been downtown a lot in recent weeks. I took a photo of one of the gorgeous days in Riverfront Park and am hoping that the days continue to be as beautiful as in the photo.

Above: Spring in Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington

Now to get back to editing photos...and then relax a bit before turning in for the night.

Friday, April 20, 2012

So, I am gone for a few days and Blogger changes it's look and format. I decided to do a slight make-over to this blog and well and may change the look of it again in the near future. Yes, this is probably only a temporary look and if you blink you may see it change design again.

I am in the middle of editing photos at the moment. I am almost done with the edit which makes me extremely happy. I will be done well before the next photo shoot and that makes me feel less stressed.

Editing photos is part of what is keeping me from writing a proper blog post. The other part? I am feeling a bit out of sorts and isolated these days so I tend to withdraw form interacting when in that mood. I do not like to inflict people with my poor mood because that is never fun and friendly.

I will now go back to editing photos and I will leave you with a slightly murky (due to weather conditions) Spokane River photo.

Above: Spokane River with winter snow run-off. April 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Photography Ahoy!

I have been largely missing in action lately. I am working on getting photo shoots lined up, taking photos, and having connectivity issues with the ISP that are not resolved. All have kept me away form computer and busy elsewhere. The warm weather also makes me want to not sit in front of the computer very long.

I did a warm up photo shoot two weeks ago and am on my second go-through with editing. I also have some out takes since the model wanted photos taken with his friend. I thought I would share one here in this blog.

Above: Johnny and friend by Brie A. Edwards April 2012

I will be finishing up the editing of this shoot by the end of the week and may share a photo from it when completed.

I have another shoot for my Superhero/Villain shoot at the beginning of May with a model dressed as Spartacus/gladiator. That will be a lot of fun and I cannot wait!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Spokane Street Fashion Thoughts.

I have long been thinking of maybe going downtown and trying to take street fashion photos here in Spokane.

I know it would not be an easy task since locals can be suspicious of someone asking to take their photo and it can be difficult to find anyone dressed up enough to be considered fashionable in any way. I did notice that more people are dressing up when heading downtown. That makes me think that if I can convince the people I mean no harm, maybe I can take some street fashion photos here.

I have looked online and there in no Spokane street fashion blog or site anywhere that I have come across in search engines. I know that many people dress a bit bland or "just rolled out of bed and threw on whatever" here but there are some people who take the time to put together outfits and they should be documented here. The trick is getting them to agree to pose for photos.

So, I am mulling this idea over in my head and trying to figure out how to make it work. I have been doing this for some time and may have to give it a trial run in the next few months as the weather warms up.

Above: Dana by Brie A. Edwards

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

R.I.P Davy Jones of The Monkees

I was totally into The Monkees as a child. They rerun the TV show when I was a kid in the 70s on weekday afternoons and I totally loved it.

Above: Davy Jones of The Monkees

So, it made me sad to read that Davy Jones of the Monkees died today of a heart attack at 66 years of age.

He was the Monkees "cutie" and had a great voice as you can see by Daydream Believer.

I am so sad to hear of his passing because it is like a part of my childhood died.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

In Which I Make Future Goals.

I have been thinking a lot today about what I want out of my life into the future. I have so much I want to do and see in life. I am finding out I am ambitious but not quite sure how to reach the goals due to lack of resources. Still, I will tell a little about them here and my hopes for reaching for these goals in the next 5 to 6 years.

My Work
1. I want to have photo shoots in Leavenworth, WA and Wallace, Idaho because they have wonderful buildings for backdrops.

2. I want to start working on getting more paid photography gigs and photo shoots.

I have had this drop down to zero and need to work on building up my business. I am happiest when doing what I love and with all the work I put into it, I should start charging people more often.

3. I need to get a new camera and photo equipment.

My camera is older (2005) and I need a faster camera and one more up-to date. I need a flash and other equipment so I can do more with my photography.

4. Work on a movie set!

I have long wanted to work on a movie set (or TV show set) and need to head toward this goal. It doesn't matter what I do as long as I am behind the scenes helping with the creation of a movie/show.

1. I need to have more confidence in my work and ignore the fact that most people do not give me feedback.

I need to not expect them to and just do what I love. Not let the lack of response hold me back from doing what I love.

2. I need to get back to painting in acrylics.

I know I lack space and light in my room but I need to get over that and try to work in the space I have despite how lacking in creativity it makes me feel. Painting makes me happy and I need to embrace that.

3. I would love to have my own studio, away from my place of residence, so that I truly have nothing interfering with my work and I feel the "going to the place of business" feeling.

A place where I can get as messy as I want in my work and has lots of light. Somewhere that feels like workplace and not a living space.

4. I need to keep evolving as a creative person.

Stagnant is not a good thing.

5. I need to keep working on the superheroes/villain project and expand what I am doing with it.

1. I need to get a part-time job.

This way I have steady income and won't stress over bills when they come in.

2. I need to pay off my student debt.

It is not as huge as other people's but it keeps me living at my parent's house and not able to save up to do things I want to do. It would be a huge lift off my shoulders to not have this debt sucking money out of my pocket/bank account.

3. I need to move my banking to a credit union so the bank stops sucking my money out of my account due to having under $1000 in checking.

4. I need to work on making what I love (art and photography) help out in my expenses.

1. I want to travel more.

I want to be able to have this freedom and not just dream about it.

2. I need to not just plan and dream about but start to travel outside the US.

3. I want to go to Iceland and see the Northern Lights, in the wintertime.

4. I want to be able to afford to go to San Diego Comic Con each year because I enjoy it.

1. I want to find the right guy for me who meshes with my life, what I want out of life, and whom I am attracted to.

No more wasting time on guys who don't suit me.

2. I would love to get married to that guy I mentioned (when I find him) so that part of my life is settled and I don't feel "always searching for the right one" anymore.

3. I need to make more friends that bring positive influence to my life.

4. I need to get out and hang out with friends more.

Friends help keep me energized and creative. I need to remember that.

1. I need to move to a big city.

That move will help me become more successful with my work/creative endeavors and also make me feel more like myself. Living in small town America setting is a life killer and future killer to me. That needs to change. Which big city? That is open to which ever city suits me and offers me the chance to live in it.

2. Live within the city limits.

I have long ago learned I am not a "suburban loving" person and need to stop living in the suburbs.

Random Stuff
1. Write more postal letters.

I used to write a lot of them in the past but have fallen out of the habit. I love writing postal letters and need to get back to doing this.

2. Work on my novel more.

I have kept putting it off despite having ideas which I jot down and plot out in notebooks. I always let my worry about being horrible at writing stop me form actually writing and that needs to stop.

3. Say what I feel more often.

I used to be so bottled up and never said what i felt in worry people would take it the wrong way, ignore it, or take offense. I am going to say how I feel more and if people think that makes me too blunt or unpleasant? So be it. I am not going to be rude since I do have a "filter" and manners...just not "go with the flow" as much to not cause problems and if something bugs me, I will say it out loud.

4. Cook more often.

I love to cook and use new recipes. I need to do this more often because it is always fun for me.

5. Take more chances.

I used to be super cautious in life but have slowly started taking chances in my life more often and always find it makes my life a lot more rich and full. I need to keep doing this.

6. Read, read, read.

I love reading books and it is a great stress relief for me. I am going to continue to read a lot and keep checking books out from the library to do so.

I am sure there is a lot more I want to plan for my next 5 to 6 years but this seems like a good start. I am in the "reinventing my life/self" mode (and have been for about 4 years now) and I am enjoying finding out about myself and what I want out of life.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Great White Shirt!

I really wish I could get this shirt:

Above: White Elysse Blouse at Alloy

It is even affordable and would look great in my spring wardrobe. Sadly, it will never be mine. I can admire it from afar though.

Monday, February 06, 2012

If I had the money....

I saw these shoes in Lucky Magazine and really want them but cannot afford them at the moment.

Above: Kia Sandal by Steve Madden

They are only $69.95 but I am totally broke at the in barely able to pay bills broke. So, it looks like no new clothing for me this spring or summer unless I get things gifted to me by family.

I would love these shoes and wear them often but I just cannot afford them despite them being "downscale" in price. So, I will look longingly at them and daydream about wearing them out and about.

It really sucks to be unemployed and have no jobs in sight.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

6 books that rocked my world in 2011.

I am one of those people who just loves to read. I have been that way since I was 8 years old and discovered I could wander out of the children's section of the library and into the world of real, adult, books. Books that were not all pictures and easy sentence. Books that had real stories and would tell me things about the world that I could not find out from asking adults who deemed me just a child.

I renewed my library card this year to save money on books since I am not having the excess cash for book buying that I used to. I found that renewing the library card has freed me up to read all sorts of books I would not have picked up if I were to buy books. I think that was the best move I made all year in 2011.

I ended up reading about 87 books that year. A lot, I know, but I am a fast reader so it seemed like not that many to me. There were a few stand-outs and I want to share them here with you.


Ready Player One was the book that blew me away this year. It is set in the future when the world has gone to crap due to over-population and lack of resources to support this. Most people live in a virtual reality world called OASIS. They work, go to school, socialize, shop, play games, and do almost everything in OASIS by use of virtual reality headsets and controllers. The creator of OASIS dies and decides to leave control over OASIS (and through that, the world) to whomever can complete the scavenger hunt with the virtual world. Wade Watts, a 17 year old, decides he will try to win and has to compete against friends as well as an evil corporation who seeks to control OASIS. A very fun read full of 80's/90s pop culture and geek culture references. 


What can I say about George R.R. Marin's latest book in A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance With Dragons? I may be biased because I love this series almost as much as I love Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. It does not follow a lot of the characters in Martin's world but it furthers the story and left me wishing the next book was already written. I missed Jaime Lannister a bit but have hope he will be in the next book in the series since his character had a bit of setting up for the next book in this one. Lost of fans are starting to complain about how the story is dragging and how dare Martin not focus on certain characters. Me? I enjoy the ride and the story as it progresses and don't try to force how I want the story to be on an author. It is the author's story to tell. So, I loved this book and eagerly await the next book in the series. I miss the characters and wonder what they are up to.


I picked up The Radleys after seeing a write up about the book in a magazine. I totally enjoyed it. It was fun to read about a modern-day vampire family that is trying hard to fit into to normal life.  The parents are hiding what the family is, vampire, from their teenage children. They are living the life of abstainers (from blood) and suffering through the health effects that brings just to be normal. Then their daughter Clara decides to go vegan with horrible consequences that force the Radleys to face what they really are. Throw in a uncle who is nothing but trouble coming around to "help" the family with the fall-out of Clara's situation and add a bunch of sarcastic humor. It makes for great reading and Matt Haig really really does a great job of creating his own vampire rules within the story.


Room is a book that blew me away. Jack is a child who grew up in one, small, room that was his entire world. Literally. His mother was kidnapped and held captive by her kidnapper in the room. Jack is a child she had with her kidnapper. Ma tries to make his childhood happy in this small space but she never gives up hope of escaping. Finally, when jack is 7 she sees the chance and has Jack escape and bring help back to her. The book deals with the aftermath of this and how hard it is for Jack, and his ma, to adapt to normal life after seven years in the room. It is a riveting read and I ended up reading it, without stopping, straight through to the end.


I wasn't sure I would like Divergent when I first picked it up. I had been burned by The Hunger Games series that ended on a real sour note and with a big mess of a book. It had me skeptical about the whole "after the world ends society" genre...especially when it came to young adult books. I was truly glad I took a chance to read this book because it blew Hunger Games out of the water. Roth's world is fully realized and violent but her heroine is made of tougher stuff than Hunger Game's Katniss. Katniss wishes she were as tough and cool as Divergent's Beatrice! I enjoyed the fact that Beatrice knew what she wanted and was certain on what boy she loved. She also was not afraid to fight for her family and what she believed in. So refreshing in a YA literary world full of weak females waiting around for a boy to love them. Beatrice kicks ass and I cannot wait for the next book in the series.


In 2010, I was at Comic Con in San Diego. I had heard about American Vampire in Entertainment Weekly so when I saw the first issue of the comic was on sale, I went to purchase it. To my surprise the woman at the booth where this comic was being sold said, "Oh the artist is at a table signing right this moment! Come with me and you can get it signed!" So, I was lead over the the table where Rafael Albuquerque signed my comic. Fast forward to 2012 and American Vampire Vol. 1 is released and I pick it up to see how the story-line progresses. It is totally involving and exciting! The art in it is perfect for the story and I ended up reading Vol 2. as well. Now I eagerly await Vol. 3 in the world of American Vampire. Definitely a great comic to check out if you love vampire stories.

And those are the books that rocked my world last year. It will be interesting to see what books catch my fancy in 2012. There is a whole year ahead and it is perfect for reading.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Curses, Foiled Again!

I have been waiting (and waiting, and waiting, and waiting...) for snow to fall and stay on the ground this winter but it seems Mother Nature does not want to make this happen.

We received a skiff of snow the other day but it has already melted. It is currently raining when it was forecast we would get snow so the world will not be white when I wake up tomorrow morning. This really is disappointing to me because I was hoping to get some snow themed photo shoots set up and we are into January with no snow in sight.

I may have to rethink my photo shoot plans and instead have grey, bare, wet, background for some shoots near the end of the month. I guess the bright side of this is that I can really get a grungy. urban, look when shooting downtown with that sort of setting. Still, it would be cool if it would snow so I could stick to my original plans.

Something like this would be nice:

Above: Snow 2010 photo by Brie A. Edwards

Mother Nature, are you listening? Please send some lasting snow my way so I can photograph models in it? Thanks.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Evolution of the Superheroes Project.

I started the Superheroes Project in 2010 after talking to a comic book artist friend who was interested in working with a photographer who would take photos of people so he could convert them to drawings and show the process in a book.

I figured why not give it a shot and if all else fails, I can do the photo portion of project on my own and maybe offer it as a photography style along with my portraiture. Halloween always is a great time of year to take photos of people who want to pose in costume so I could always have that as an option in my photography business.

I did a lot of test shoots and I will share a few photos from them here.

Above: First test shoot of Leigh-Anne done in Sept. 2010 by Brie A. Edwards

I was trying to get a style down and explore concepts to get something I could build off of in future shoots. This was my first ever shoot for the project and this was the image that sticks out in my mind. I wish the buildings were taller in the background of the photo but it was a difficult location to get to for the model and for me to shoot since I had to shoot up while balanced on rocks. I had a lot of "trial and error" during this shoot and learned a lot while doing it.

I then set up another shoot and shot a model that I have used before in different locations downtown to get an idea of if certain locations would work for the shoots I was planning for the projects.

Above: Second test shoot result of Lexi by Brie A. Edwards

Lexi did not have access to a costume at the time of the shoot so I took photos of her to test out locations because she is a fierce pose thrower and super easy to work with as a model.

From there I built on what I learned in the test shoots and got to where I am today with the project.

Above: Rebecca by Brie A. Edwards

I hope only to expand on the project and improve with posing/location in the future as the project continues on into 2012.

If you live in eastern Washington and are interested in posing for me (or having me photograph you), let me know through this post. I am always looking for people who are interested in posing in costume for this project.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Welcome 2012!

It has been a rough end to 2011 and a weird start to 2012. Yes, that is my reason for not updating this blog for so long. I know many of you will find that rather a lame excuse but it is the reality of my life right now.

I am hoping to get back into the swing of blogging within the next few weeks after kick starting projects and getting some life things squared away. After all, 2012 is a new year and I am thinking it won't be that bad of a year.

So, keep an eye on this blog. Watch it continue to slowly evolve and see what photos I share.