Tuesday, December 31, 2013

52 Weeks

I finally finished my 52 weeks project! It was my New Years resolution for 2013 to take a picture every week for the whole year and it's now complete. So to celebrate I decided to share all of my favorite pictures that I took (you can view the complete project here).


For 2014, I am thinking of working on more conceptual pictures and I'd love to shoot more portraits. Next semester I'm also taking my first photography class, and I'm excited to expand my talents and really learn more about how to work a camera. - Jessica

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas


There are just a few more minutes until it's Christmas for me and here is my last Christmas post of this year. Overall, this year didn't feel as festive as the past, the weather is a bit warm and I didn't listen to Christmas songs or play them on my ukulele as much as last year. But this year things were a little different, I didn't procrastinate in my Christmas shopping this year and I feel like I took significantly more pictures this holiday season than last year. I got to visit the Trail of Lights one more time before it closed this year and earlier today my siblings and I attempted to make a gingerbread (sadly it died and we just decorated the front), which I think made up for this holiday season feeling so different. The above picture was edited with the app, Studio.

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! - Jessica

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Trail of Lights



Last year I briefly blogged about the Trail of Lights, it's one of my favorite Christmas traditions. This year I went a little overboard with the bokeh photos, don't blame because the results are magical. During the trail, I alternated between singing Christmas songs and the Frozen soundtrack. I haven't been able to stop listening to the soundtrack (particularly "Do You Want to Build a Snowman"), which resulted in my sister buying a copy. Hopefully I can make another trip out before it closes on Sunday!(The text on the above photo was added in the app Over.)


These next three pictures were taken on bulb mode and I love the results. 


So many colors!


We took a break to enjoy some crepes and hot chocolate!


Spin under the tree!


-Jessica

Sunday, December 15, 2013

'Tis the Season


Hello internet! Sorry I've been neglecting you, but I just wrapped my first semester of college and I have plenty of time to blog now. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, I love playing Christmas tunes on my uke, all the pretty lights, and presents aren't that bad either! (The above photo was made with the app, Studio, and filtered with Instagram)


I absolutely love bokeh lights and I'll upload more picture like this before Christmas.


Texas weather has been uncharacteristically cold so hot chocolate and coffee have become a must.

Expect some more Christmas posts! - Jessica

Saturday, October 26, 2013

wildflowers

Hello internet! I hadn't realized it has been so long since my last post, between school and work I really haven't had much time to take pictures. Back in July I visited the Wildflower Center and I never got around to posting these pictures. I hope I can visit again in the spring when all the flowers are just blooming and maybe see some bluebonnets!

I desperately want to go to a butterfly garden!


Until next time! - Jessica

Thursday, September 5, 2013

snapshots


I just started my first semester of college and life seems pretty hectic right now. All I want to do is play wii and watch netflix for hours on end... Hopefully I can start a routine and start blogging regularly again.
-Jessica

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Graffiti Park


Ahhh I've been neglecting my blog lately and I have a few posts to catch up on. Earlier this month I went with my friend Shelby to Graffiti Park. It's an old urban lot in downtown Austin that's covered in constantly changing graffiti. It was fun to climb the ruins and look at the artwork. It was also a really different photography experience for me, I love taking portraits in parks filled with trees and getting tons of bokeh in the background.


^^Can you tell I photoshopped the picture on the right to oblivion? I tried getting rid of the cars in the background but it didn't really work...

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rock Island


My family and I went out to Zilker this past weekend with the intention of taking pictures. My little sister lost a Words With Friends game against my brother in law and in exchange he got to have a photoshoot with her. Unfortunately we didn't think about Texas heat and instead just hanged out at Rock Island.



^^creeping 


I can't wait until the weather goes down so that I can actually go outside and take pictures without baking, but that won't be for a while. Sigh. - Jessica