Jul 16th

Moving Forward with Beauty & Fashion

Up to the present time I have only shared once about my experience in Seattle. Not only was Seattle amazing, as a result of attending a photography conference, I switched to a different genre. Until Seattle the focus of my business had been mostly families. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoyed photographing families. However I knew that I needed to find my niche in this over-saturated market. Today I want to share why I changed my genre to beauty and fashion.

Due to the fact that all the workshops I had interest in filled within 24 hours of registration, I had to think outside my comfort zone. Not only have I discovered my niche but also met the most incredible beauty photographer, Courtney Dailey. Not to mentioned that her workshop was highly informative, it gave me a new direction for my business. In the middle of the workshop we had the opportunity to photograph.

After I returned from Seattle, I shared the images with friends on Instagram. Given that the images were a departure from my ‘usual’ work, my friends scrolled past them thinking it was an ad for a spa. Of course the reaction surprised me, but it gave me a boost that I am heading in the right direction. With all of this in mind, I have been working with models to build my portfolio. Over the next weeks I will be sharing more of where I am heading. In the meantime, I would greatly appreciate if you would check out my portfolio.

Until next time – keep smiling. 🙂

Iris (TGTG)

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Jun 21st

Serenity Project – June 2017

Welcome to the Serenity Project for the month of June 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

“A Flower blossoms for its own joy” – Oscar Wilde

About three weeks ago, I purchased the Lensbaby Velvet 56. Up to this time, I have photographed my flowers with my macro lens. However, I have seen so many of my photography friends using the V56. Granted that it started to warm up here in Arizona when the lens arrived, I still had to try it out. On the day he lens arrived, I purchased some Peonies. At first, I took the flowers outside however I went immediately back inside due to the heat. With a large window in our laundry room, I believe I created some beautiful and serene images; and the light wasn’t too shabby either. 🙂

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend, Maibritt Olsen is sharing this month.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep calm, keep smiling, and let serenity be part of your daily life.

Until next time,

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. My favourite flower! Beautiful images Iris. Glad you are enjoying your new lens. The Lensababy 56 is so versatile. Look forward to viewing more of your images captured with this lens.

 
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May 17th

Serenity Project – May 2017

Welcome to the Serenity Project for the month of May. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower” ~ Hans Christian Andersen

One of my favorite things to photograph are flowers, macro style. When I put my macro lens on, there is a sense of peace and contentment. This past weekend I purchased some tulips. They have such grace and beauty about them; they make me smile. Here are some of my favorite images from the ‘session’ with them.

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend, Carri Peterson is sharing this month.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep calm, keep smiling, and let serenity be part of your daily life.

Until next time,

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. I so love your macro and flower photos. It shines through how much you love capturing them – – I always look forward to seeing your work.

  2. And now I love tulips even more! Beautiful and serene!

  3. Beautiful Iris, I love the first one and the gorgeous bold colors.

  4. THe colors of the tulips are so pretty!

  5. These are so lovely, Iris! I love how you have really grabbed on to macro this last year!

  6. Maria Russell

    These are gorgeous Iris!

 
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