Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hannah's Photos

I'm finally getting around to posting some pictures. These are from December when my grandfather, the one who had the National Geographics, passed away. It was a really hard time for everyone in my family because my Pa really did have a special relationship with all of us. For me it was a special nickname, Hannah. We all had something that uniquely tied us to him. While I was there, my brother and I got in the golf cart and rode around the property at my grandparents' house so I could take pictures. I wasn't really sure when the next time I would get to go (they live in Mississippi) or if there would be a next time. Luckily, there is a next time! I'll be going in a couple of weeks. These are all from the property where my grandmother lives. My great-aunt and uncle live next door.
This is my Pa's truck, "Hoot Nanny" as he called it.
This is out at my great-uncle's pond behind his house. We used to ride the paddle boat and fish on it. My grandparent's pond is too small for the paddle boat.
1935 A Perkins Road
Before we went home, my parents and I had to drop my brother off at the Baton Rouge airport, which is not on the way home in case you're wondering. After we left the airport, I saw signs for New Orleans. So, we went! I hadn't been since middle school, and I couldn't wait to take pictures.
Street performer and his dog.
St. Louis Cathedral
Beautiful colors in the square!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Blogger

I have never blogged or had a desire to blog before now. My decision to start has many reasons. I want to expand my abilities as a potential employee (if I get one of the many jobs I've applied for as a social media manager-manager meaning I'm under qualified), to see what blogging is all about, and to share my photography. I've always enjoyed taking pictures partly because my dad is a photographer, and I've grown up around it. I also enjoy it because you can capture so many beautiful things whether it is a small part of a landscape or just your friends having fun. I've always thought that I wouldn't want to be a photographer when I was younger, but I have noticed that I create the same response out of people, especially from my boyfriend, that I used to give my dad, "Daaaad, stop taking my picture!". In Will's case, "Eriiiiin, stop taking my picture!" I guess I should've seen it coming. I've always loved thinking of new poses while sitting in my dad's studio when I was too young to stay home alone, creating new "scenes" on his backgrounds, and looking at the photos in my Pa's old National Geographics. It is a talent, or lack there of, and a passion that I gladly accept from my father. I hope you enjoy my pictures. I can't say how much I'll actually update it and will probably start with pictures at least a year old, but I hope to add new ones frequently. Enjoy! :)