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Superstar….

posted by Kelly

Sometimes you just have to flip the camera on yourself. I really do think it is a great idea for photographers to be photographed at least once a year to remember how it is to be the subject. All your insecurities float to the top and now you question every angle and giggle nervously until you get into the flow. I am no exception. I can pick apart my face, my crescent moon profile, carefully trying to control my “horse smile”. (when I smile too big and expose 5 inches of gum! )

Ryan and I have been needing some new photos for our pending website so Saturday was my day to shine.

It helps to have a husband say, “Um, Kel, you aren’t going to like that angle, take it down a notch.” We went to a couple locations around town while we waited for our wedding rings to get their annual cleaning. Here are some of my favorites.

This bus is a common shooting location around our town. We are pretty hard up for some unique places to photograph. You need to make sure your tetanus shots are up to date inside the bus, but it is totally worth traversing the rubble on the ground to get some good shots further in.

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

I love small town humor. A little old man came walking by while we were shooting and yelled out to me, “If you are waiting for that bus to move you are going to be waiting for a LONG time!”

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

Kelly Photoshoot with Ryan

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

Can I just say this is the first time I have ever used false eyelashes. I picked a pair up at Walmart for $5.00 and thought I would give it a whirl. It really wasn’t as hard as I thought. I did have to trim them back, they were a little too “showgirl” for me. I didn’t use any mascara on them so they look really natural. Ryan didn’t even notice.

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

Kelly Photoshoot with Ryan

Just had to add this photo in. This guy came running over while we were shooting yelling, “You want to buy my bus?” Apparently, this was his family’s bus. He told us a history on the bus and was so nice and enthusiastic about it all. Ryan asked if he would hop in a picture with me. So funny.

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

Kelly Photoshoot with Ryan

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

My time to shine...Ryan made me look pretty

Kelly Photoshoot with Ryan

7 Responses

Heather H says:

February 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm

mmmhmmm.

totally miss lynchburg.

these photos are great - kel, you seriously look amazing!

and the false lashes - love them!

Heather H says:

February 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm

p.s. i also LOVE the new logo and color to the web site - can’t wait to see all the new stuff. you guys are amazing - you have some great branding going on…

Rachel says:

February 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Umm..Yeah your hot. LOL You look so natural and beautiful…

Lesley says:

February 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I just happened upon your blog; I think it was mentioned on Two Peas or ILP. Anyway, I must know what color your lipstick is, and where those earrings came from. These photos are great. I can see why the bus is so popular.

Janice says:

February 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

Love the pictures!! very urban!!

Julie Nickerson says:

February 6, 2009 at 11:09 am

Loves these!

You look SO GREAT!!!

Way to go, RYAN!

When is it Ryan’s turn? :)

Nikki says:

February 16, 2009 at 10:12 am

love these - favorite is definitely the one with you behind the cracked window… it’s just such a cool shot

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