“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” - Unknown
All of these photos were taken by me and my "rock" as it has been called by a friend of mine. My phone is an LG G5. It has a pretty nice camera... I also used the Pocket Lens micro lens attachment for those indicated. I would love to get a "real camera" and get into photography more but at present it is not my main focus.
Prom I have very few pictures of people but I love these photos for a few reasons: 1. It's my foreign exchange sister Alice! 2. She shares my passion for art and bubbles with an energy that is always gorgeous, on camera and off. 3. We went to Chick-fil-A in our fancy dresses, and had a blast while jammin' out in my Dad's truck/ at the dance. 4. I got a cool picture of my Dichotomy coffee with an unnecessary flamingo heat sleeve. Spring 2018
Alaska I went with a group from my church to do missions in Alaska. I may post a blog about my experiences but what I enjoyed most about the trip was enjoying God's creation! We hiked many trails, visited a small outdoor zoo of sorts, and went on a few tours. I think the craziest part was the weather! Some of the days in the early afternoon, I would have compared it to a Texas summer...sunburn and all! I have a few hundred photos saved but here is just a small portion of my favorites. Summer 2017
Micro Lens Photos I had originally bought the Pocket Lens for a friend but when I tried it for myself, I had to purchase a second! I find that spontaneous curiosity is best for taking great photos with the lens, even when I bring it, I never use it on trips. What I bought also comes with a macro lens but my camera has its own setting for that...
Clash of Clans My youth group had a "retreat" of sorts where we played a game designed by our pastor that he called "Clash of Clans." I was captain of the Clay Clan. (I designed our flag - displayed on my home page) This was the currency used for our game. I don't know what possessed me to photograph it... Fall 2017
Dallas When my family decided to take on a foreign exchange student, we had no idea how awesome she would be! There were plans to do more "Texas-y" things with her but this trip was just fun and perfect for her (and my) artistic nature! We ice skated at the galleria, perused the Dallas Museum of Art, saw a wonderful performance of the Nutcracker, and more! Fall 2017
Food I actually did not cook any of these things. I may have mixed them, smashed them together, or eaten them though! I love food... a little too much sometimes. My relationship with food has changed and morphed so much in the last few years, but I'll always enjoy photographing the things that look as good as they taste!
This is a 190 ft, free standing cross in Groom, TX. A mug that I gave my late Lala (paternal grandma) that is now mine. And a centerpiece that my Mom made the first time my Marine brother came home. Oorah!
Washington D.C. My government and economics class teacher took a group of us to D.C. as per the GHS tradition. Funnily enough, my second favorite part was wearing the fur lined London Fog trench coat that I purchased specifically for it. The favorite being our wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier! I took many photos on this trip, these are just a few of my favorites. Early Spring 2018
Surfside Senior Band Trip Awesome trip. Best "school" trip of Senior year, hands down! I usually would have taken more pictures but I decided to put the camera down most of the time. The best part was digging out a HUGE fire pit as a group. It was probably a 5x5ft square and at least 3ft deep in the sand! Spring Break 2018
Chalk Pastels/ Cadillac Ranch My art teacher asked a student to sort out the chalk pastels and I joined in the fun of "testing" them on my hand and arm. This was actually taken in a doctor's office. My brother had fractured his arm and the two-toned walls were a nice background. If you don't know about Cadillac Ranch, you should look it up...
Chiapas, Mexico My youth pastor took me and one other student (graduated seniors) on mission to Mexico. It was incredible! I may post a blog about my experiences here, but in addition to the mission, God's beauty and inspiration of man shone brightly in many ways! Summer 2018
Blossoms at Baylor
Zoo Summer 2018
This was actually a gift I brought back from Mexico for a friend. I just loved the simplicity of the piece and the amber stood out so well from this white wall.