Monthly Archives: February 2014

Photography mentor sessions, Harmony Loves

I’m finally officially launching my mentoring sessions. I’ve had them available for awhile but I’ve been shy and haven’t really talked about them openly… So, this is me talking about me and how I want to share with y’all all I know about photography. Will my mentor sessions make you a better photographer? Uh, hell no! You know what will though, you getting out there and shooting every single day of your life… shoot till your fingers fall off, shoot till your eyes hurt, shoot till pigs fly… you get the point, right?
However, I’m more than willing to share what I know. I know the frustrations of a beginning photographer…I attended a workshop early on and the photographer leading the workshop said that I should be shooting manually so I turned the switch on my lens to manual and shot away, not knowing what she meant was that I should be telling my camera what aperture and shutter speed to be on. All my images were blurry… why me!! why me?? I think I would’ve benefited way more with a one on one session where I’d be free to ask any questions I wanted without fear of people laughing at me. And I would’ve walked away knowing the difference and MAYBE I would’ve had in focused images.

All mentor sessions will be catered to you and your needs… want to learn more about light, posing, shooting on manual, all of the above? We’ll chat prior to your session so we can nail down what it is you want to learn.

So, if you are interested in learning from me click here for more information.

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Harmony Loves

I shot this wedding with my good friend Rita of Joie Lala

Coordination & Event Design: Lace and Likes
Venue & Catering: The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
Makeup: Shelby McElroy
Florist: Plenty of Petals
Rentals: The Hostess Haven
Brides Dress: Nicole Miller
Hair piece: Smock Studio by Elisa York
Groom’s Jacket: Banana Republic
Bow tie: Brooks Brothers

Hasselblad H1 Kodak Film

I really don’t know why it took me this long to post these images and tell you all about my amazing time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at Jonathan Canlas‘ FIND (film is not dead) workshop. It’s been over a year… maybe I’m in denial that the workshop even ended. You can read my review here, but I’ll sum it up for you… it was AMAZING! Life changing! If you’re looking to shoot film and just want to learn more, than seriously look no further.

We stayed at a 450 year old hacienda, Hacienda Las Trancas, right next to three great Mexican towns- San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and Dolores Hidalgo.  I’m pretty sure I had the best room, you can see for yourself here. We ate home cooked meals daily and some of the best food I’ve ever had… so you can see why I haven’t come to terms with it ending. I definitely plan on going back.

Here are a few images from my time there.

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

San Miguel De Allende, Harmony Loves

lastrancas_harmonylovespreview of an upcoming post from Hacienda Las Trancas, Mexico with Jonathan Canlas

1. This amazing smoothie recipe- strawberry & peanut butter milkshake– or try it with blueberries, protein powder, water, and powdered peanut butter or almond butter if you’re looking for a smoothie after your workout.

2. I have her entire album on repeat… she is a genius! My husband credits me for him no longer liking her because I apparently listen to her too much. Is there such a thing as listening to bey too much??? “I woke up like this, I woke up like this, We flawless, ladies tell ’em”. Watch her behind the scenes and commentary on the album here.

3. Hating/ loving this workout. The first time I did it my entire body was so sore. It’s a quick workout but so effective.

4. I never really thought I would love to photograph families but seeing families photographed like this has really changed my mind. I like the images of families in their homes, natural, not all matchy matchy, interacting, laughing, sleeping, loving, crying…

5. These cute little planters are so cute. I have them hanging in my kitchen and I can’t stop looking at them.

6. I kid you not, I look at this link daily. I want to make them. But then they’ll be in my house and that means I’ll have to eat them. I can not afford to even have one bite! But aren’t they so pretty?!

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