Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shelby [Maternity Shoot]

I had a maternity shoot a few days ago with my best friend. She is so awesome! She's on bedrest right now so it was pushing it to be out at a park, but she did awesome. :) She wanted to do some pictures since her lil boy's projected arival date is getting closer and closer! His first due date was December 6, but now her doctors are saying that he will be here within the next two weeks!

Overall, it was a very fun and relaxed time, I think that the pictures turned out well!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Things That I Love.

Every day I fall in love with new things, here are some:
Vintage/Antique cameras
All things Marilyn Monroe 
Old skeleton keys
Antique/vintage/unique purses
All things floral vintage
Old books
Teddy bears
Old jewelry
Antique furniture
Old bottles 
Antique perfume bottles
Antique binoculars
Old flasks
Vintage/antique smoking items
Vintage signs
Pretty much anything old that's not tacky and/or hideously ugly and pointless
I like classy things.

Friday, October 1, 2010

My two loves: Marilyn and cameras.

Marilyn Monroe & Vintage cameras.

Marilyn, I'm not an obsessed fan. I consider myself to be a fascinated observer. I find her life story just so intriguing! She was truly a beautiful person. I want to continue to collect her for years to come. Her movies are all wonderful to watch. I am most taken by her early films, where she was still largely unknown to the world, but eye-catching nonetheless. Ask me about her sometime, I'll talk your ear off.

Vintage cameras, amazing. When I hold one, I can just imagine looking through someone else's eyes. Someone from 1902 taking a picture of their child in a meadow with my brownie or someone capturing a couple's love with my 1962 Pentax. The words I keep repeating are "Wow, this is real photography." I can't help myself from sharing my love of this with others, and maybe hinting to them that if they ever see an old camera at a garage sale to get it for me. :P


In my bag this week. (2)

So, most of my little"trinkets' that I get and all of my purses, come from the thrift store that I work at, The Lion's Den. I find such awesome things there. :)

What's in my bag this week? Handmade leather purse
Egypt & Israel book, two small vintage tea cups,rock from the ocean, sea shell heart jewelry box,  check, MOPS schedule, cell phone, glass cigar tube with rocks in it, makeup brush, foundation,  rose lighter, polaroid of my Jacob, a dried flower Jacob gave me over 2 years ago, three rings (vintage from great-grandma, promise ring from Jakey, and Valentine's Day ring.), and last but not least the bottle filled with chips of gold my Daddy found. :)

What's in your bag this week???

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In my bag this week. (1)

So, here I go! I'm starting this thing where I post a picture each week of what's in my bag one day out of that week. It just seemed like a fun thing to do!

What is in my bag this week: Vintage gold and black bag

Three peal necklaces, vintage-looking blue sapphire ring, vintage rose pin, shell, satsuma body oil (Yum, it smells like popsicles!), ceramic Jesus, bear tooth! (From my dad's last bear. :D), hand-carved wood dolphin, real rose bracelet (from my maan.), vintage medicine bottle (filled with my energy drink mix!)

What's in your bag this week?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Everything comes so naturally...

Dersa Flutterbye, she's such a natural. 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Things I'm Thankful For :)

My parents. They're my greatest and most wonderful influences.

Nice days in the front yard with my parents and rat dog
My best friend Shelby and her uplifting attitude and smile :)

Photography :)

Eating healthy/organic foods :)


Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Healthier Me.

     Weeks ago, I would have scoffed the idea, thinking those who follow this life-style and diet are tree-hugging veg-head weirdos. But, it took but a few minutes to decide I needed to change. While doing so, I didn't really realize what was happening. I have taken the plunge to try and live without eating processed food, bread, or drinking pop. Ultimately, I am trying to stick to organic foods. And, just in 5 days I have began feeling so much healthier and better about myself! I have had bread a few times, and allow myself crackers and cereal.

   I never thought I would eat like this. I didn't think that simply cutting out processed foods would even make a slight difference! But it has! I've been smiling more, disliking my appearance less, and wanting to get out and do stuff more. And now I feel like telling everyone to do the same! I will never be vegetarian/vegan though! I allow myself turkey and chicken, cause it's too good to cut out!

(Wanna know a secret? Not all organic foods are gross and expensive :) They are good and most cost just as much as processed food!)

A month ago, I would not have been confident enough to let my mom do a photo-shoot of me, but I feel good enough now :) And don't hate the way I look anymore!

So here's to a new self!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank You

To everyone that has helped me become who I am,

Thank you. Even if you hated me, if you talked bad about me, if you criticized me, or gave me the smallest of a compliment. Thank you if you encouraged me, or if you smiled at me, or took the time to talk to me. Thank you, even if we don't talk anymore, if we have had a fight, or if we were mere strangers. Thank you if you've loved me, stayed by me, or helped me stay strong.

Because thanks to you, I'm finally figuring out who I am.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dream on.

My dream. My goal for life is always changing. When I was a little girl dancing in my room with my best friend, I was going to be a singer. That's it. In my mind there were no other options. I was going to be a famous singer. I was also going to marry Jesse McCartney. When I was 11, my friend Maddy and I changed our dreams to match. We were going to move away to Canada and go to the Art Institute of Vancouver, and we'd make money playing guitar and singing on the streets. After school, we would become tattoo artists with our own shop. The art institute remained my dream until I was 13. When I was 13, I had another plan. By this point, I was going to be a graphic designer, in the advertisement field.I was to start my own advertising agency.Yep, I had it all figured out. This was how it was going to be! Until I discovered my love for writing, that is. Up until be being 15, I wanted to be a famous author/poet. I loved writing, and I still do. But, once again I've changed my mind. Because when life goes by, dreams change. For a brief 2 months, I had my mind set on being a jewelry maker. But, that went as quickly as it came. Along with writing, I still have a great love for jewelry making.

Now...on to my latest dream for the future.

I want to be a children's photographer. Not the kind with a lame studio and cheesy staged smiles, but the kind of photography that captures genuine smiles in real and comfortable environments. I have just had such a joy for taking pictures of kids and babies lately. That's not all. At the same time, I want to own and run a bakery. I want a cute and comfortable little bakery with my favorite baked goodies :)

What will my dream be next time? Only time can tell....

What were/are your dreams?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blog Happy

Third blog post of the day? Absolutely! 
And with every post, the content gets more random.

Here's a happy song :D
Just click play!

I am....

I am a daughter, friend, best friend, girlfriend, granddaughter, lover, student, funeral singer, wedding photographer, children photographer. everything photographer, writer, baker, jewelry maker, creator, realist, published poet, published photographer, blogger, worker, and a Christian.

I am stubborn, happy, messy, indecisive, kindhearted, odd, forgetful, forgettable, forgiving, easily amused, shy, caring. mature, grammatically correct, silly, emotional, lovely, adorable (or so I'm told), lovey, and loved.

That's just me.
I am Kayla (Kayluhh) Rochelle Marie.