Sunday, June 30, 2013


Last week, I photographed my friend Leah, an aspiring ballerina. Last December, I saw her dance the part of Clara in The Nutcracker, and I can't wait till the day that she's dancing with the big league. I took these around sunset on the first day of 100 degree weather here in Texas, so kudos to Leah for sticking with me on this one. Overall I'm very happy with how these photos came out and I pretty much used the same coloring on every photo but I think that the coloring matches the tone of each photo. 

Hopefully this is the start of many photo shoots I do with actually people and not my dogs or my face. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

high school graduate

Early this month I officially graduated high school! I can't stress how excited I was to finally be done with high school and some of my peers. But as excited as I was to leave high school behind, I was sad to leave a place where I met many of my friends and the safety net I had established there.

A few weeks ago, I posted this mini-diary on my tumblr, along with the following two photos I took of downtown Austin on my way to prom.

I took these a few weeks back when we were on our way to prom in my friends dad's fancy car. I'm going to graduate next week and I've been struck by a few waves of nostalgia. It's crazy how fast this year has flown by and I will admit that apart of me doesn't want to let high school go. I've spent the past 4 years wanting to escape high school but now that I'm so close to the end, I want to hold on for a little bit longer.

So in honor of the conclusion of my last year of high school, I'd like to reminisce the best parts of my senior year; I was an orchestra officer and I somehow ended up as section leader of my orchestra for the whole year. At the end of my junior year, I was inducted into FHS (French Honor Society) and I was elected historian (even though we hardly did anything that required picture taking). I somehow managed to ace all my classes despite my laziness and lack of motivation. I discovered a passion for playing the piano and my new 50mm lens inspired me to take more pictures. I was dragged to prom by my friends and I ended up having a good time. Freshman year, my friends introduced me to Darren Criss he quickly became my biggest inspiration, on my last day of high school I had the pleasure of meeting him and it was like my high school life finally completing a full circle. 
Farewell high school. Here's to see what road life will take me...