This Weekend: Akron Arts Expo

Come see me at booth #55 at this year’s Akron Arts Expo, this Saturday and Sunday! (same spot as last year, lucky! – my favorite number!)
I will be selling greeting cards, 4×6 mats, 5×7 mats, and 8×10 mats of my work. 😀 Please stop by and say hello!

Hardesty Park (map) – 1615 W. Market St. – Akron, Ohio 44313

Saturday & Sunday – July 25-26, 2015 || Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm || Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm

From the website:

“The Akron Arts Expo weekend is one of the City of Akron’s premier events.  Over 30,000 patrons join us year after year, and you’re invited to come and experience everything this exciting weekend has to offer.

The weekend kicks off with the Taste of Akron food sampling from area restaurants on Thursday evening. On Friday evening we host our premier Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fundraiser. The Akron Arts Expo draws eager art enthusiasts from all over the area on Saturday and Sunday”

“The Akron Arts Expo is a nationally recognized juried fine arts and crafts show that feature over 160 artists, great food, interactive children’s area and fun entertainment for the entire family. Artists in the Akron Arts Expo present an array of fine quality arts and crafts available for sale at great prices. The entertainment features performances by various local dance studios, musicians and bands, costumed characters and so much more!”

It’s a wonderful event!
See you there! 🙂


Fashion Photographer’s Life Changed by Chance Encounter

“Rick decided he wanted to shoot photos that showed the beautiful and human side of people with albinism. He soon discovered NOAH (National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation), a support group for people with albinism. He called them, excited about the possibility of photographing other young people with the unique beauty he had seen that day on Park Avenue.”

“Rick views his work with Positive Exposure as a continuation of the same passion that first led him into fashion photography. “From day one, when I picked up my camera and started shooting, it has been about beauty. People say, ‘Oh, you went from shooting supermodels to photographing people with genetic diseases.’ I’m like, ‘Well, first of all, I’ve never photographed a genetic disease in my life. This is about people. This is about humanity. Nothing’s changed.’”

Fashion photographer’s life changed by chance encounter

So Much Photoing!

Cleveland Zoo (6/27/15) —
Two weekends ago, my mom and I made a trip to the Cleveland Zoo.
We were warned on the news about the huge rain storm that was covering NE Ohio, but we ventured forth. The drive was not bad, and supplied with our umbrellas – only encountered a little drizzling here and there. We did get caught in the storm later in the day – we had to (lol) take cover at the nearby “Ben and Jerry’s” building and ate ice cream while waiting out the worst of it. It was terrible.. hehehe! It worked out really well too! Since it was done by the time we were finished eating. Throughout the day: when it did start to rain heavier, we would head into the different animal buildings, and by the time we got out – it had stopped raining.

The only animals that I didn’t get to see, do to the rain being on and off – were the elephants and giraffes; will get their photos another day.
I did get shots that I’m really happy with! Successful trip in many ways!

Last (extended) weekend (7/2 – 7/4) —
7/2 – I found some need critters (bugs) on the flowers and plants in our garden at home after dinner. Got really nice shots; I love little bugs.

7/3 – More fun shots of little bugs in the evening; fireflies and the lil katydid from the night before. Plus husband found me a lil tree frog; it was so cute! It was about ———– big.  Of course we had to have a photoshoot!

7/4I met M&D for their Maternity shoot at a local park. The weather was finally perfect for their shoot! (the weekend of the zoo, was too rainy that Sunday, so had to postpone it.) They looked so happy! We had a great time and the park was beautiful.  Congrats again on your little baby girl! ❤

Later that night I messed with my camera: used my tripod, low ISO, slow shutter speed/long exposure, manual focus, and was able to get amazing firework shots! I’ve never been able to capture them before, so very excited! Yay! Happy 4th of July!

Great photoing these past 2 weekends!  – Now I have a lot of photos to go through, hahaha!
I love it tho! 😀