Sunday, August 14, 2011

Major Update

It's been forever since I've updated...again. So here are a bunch of pictures from the last several weeks.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fourth of July: Music for Americans

Sailing Lesson

Kids learned how to sail instead of having to learn how to run, and got their P.E. credit for it. I think that's pretty cool.

Miss Virginia

I shot my first Miss Virginia pageant a few weeks ago, and it was quite an experience. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from that night.

Misc. Photos

I've been behind on posts...So I'm about to post a lot of stuff. Here's a post of some pictures from some random assignments from the past few weeks.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Moments and Layers

I'm trying to layer my moments more. I'm finding this to be pretty challenging...Especially when learning how to shoot with a new camera at the same time. I'm hoping I'll get the hang of it soon. Anyway, here are a few pictures from this week. (The more recent ones are at the top of this post.)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Week 1 of New Job

I am officially a college graduate now, and I started my job as a staff photographer at The Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Va. I love it here so much. I had a handful of assignments this week, but I think my better photos came from one of the soccer games I shot and a picnic that was held for med. school graduates. I've been shooting mostly video for the past five months, so hopefully I'll get back into the groove of shooting daily photos soon!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Coping With Leaving The PJs

I’ve been packing up my house all morning. I’m graduating on Saturday and moving to Virginia on Sunday. And I just had a major breakdown.

I’ve been waiting for it to hit me.

These last four years have been the best years of my life.

I’m sure I’ve complained pretty much non-stop about the long hours and the little sleep and the cold weather and the smoking and drinking habits of my fellow PJs, but much to my disbelief, I think I secretly loved it all.

I’m extremely excited to start the new chapter of my life and my new job, and I can’t wait to get back to Virginia, but at the same time, I don’t want to leave. I love my Western PJs. They get on my nerves all the time, but I really love them all so much, and would do anything for any of them.

I am so thankful to have had them in my life, and I will give anything to be able to keep them in my life forever.

I wish I’d gotten closer to some of them and hung out more, stayed up later and partied harder, but then I guess I wouldn’t be where I am now.

I’m so thankful for everything that’s happened over the last four years, and for being able to come to Western. I love Western PJ.

I’m 100 percent sure that I’m going to lose it at the annual PJ picnic tomorrow night. I’m going to have to bring a box of tissues. I just can’t believe I’m going to have to say goodbye to everyone.

I’ve always said I hate Kentucky, but the truth is, whether I want to admit it or not, Kentucky has become my home.

I never thought I’d want to come back to Kentucky after I graduate, but I do hope that I can come back someday and visit the people and places that I’ve grown to love.

Here are some (yes, a lot, I know) pictures from some of my favorite memories from the last four years with my best PJ friends, and one from a story subject.