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Laura Burlton and Warren Harold's toy camera workshop

Sunday, March 21, 2010 | |

Sunday, March 21st, 2PM. We congregated at the Havens Center at West Alabama St, where Laura and Warren are hosting their toy camera exhibition. (You really ought to see that if you're ever in the neighborhood. These wonderful black and white photographs strike a cord inside you; nostalgic and mysterious.)

We began by identifying different toy cameras, looked at color and black and white prints from the dark room, and learned about how to use our very own camera. I opted for the workshop-only session, so I had to bring my own Diana; you could have paid a bit more and opted to have a Holga and 5 films given to you during the workshop. Anyway, I was the only uncool one without 120 film - my 35mm back made me feel conspicuous - though honestly, I doubt anybody else cared. But for me it felt like coming to class with a black pen while everyone had blue. Really, though, who cares, right?

I do get caught up on the silliest things sometimes.

So moving on. After about two hours, the gaggle of us girls (and Warren) walked out of the Center and trekked down Westheimer. I never realized how awesome just walking down Westheimer actually is. Lots of textures, antique shops, funky stores. I hip shot a lot (hip shooting is putting the camera at hip level - or somewhere not on your eye, really - and shooting on the sly) because I'm too timid to have to ask people for their photos. Plus you can get some pretty cool shots this way.

laura burlton, warren harold, toy camera workshop

laura burlton, warren harold, toy camera workshop

laura burlton, warren harold, toy camera workshop

Here Warren is showing us the camera he built out of his kid's diaper boxes. The CAMERA HE BUILT OUT OF DIAPER BOXES. I mean, come on! The coolness factor of this cannot be put into mere words!

laura burlton, warren harold, toy camera workshop

laura burlton, warren harold, toy camera workshop


I can't wait to finish the roll of film I used. The other thing I like about 120 film is you only get 12-16 frames. I have 36 shots to get through before I could get my 35mm film developed. I want my images now NOW NOW! But that's why I have a digital camera, right?

mission of love

Friday, March 19, 2010 | |

Kelly Niemann didn't prepare me for how crazy this gig was going to be. Crazy FUN, that is. When she asked me to be her second shooter, I thought about the 9 hours of driving from Houston to Mission, TX. I thought about Mexico being a few miles away. I thought about the Bebe outlet mall. "Excited" would have been an understatement. But all that paled beside the sheer awesomeness of the wedding day.

I met Amanda during her Bridal Session with Kelly late last year. I didn't think she could look more beautiful than during that shoot, but there's just that *something* about one's wedding that brings a radiance to one's face. You're probably thinking, um, dur, that something is LOVE. And I totally agree!

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

Their priest was teasing Troy so badly. It was terribly cute.

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding

These guys were party animals! I don't know if you can tell, but the reception was quite frenetic. I LOVED it! I kept thinking, now this is my kind of parrrrty!

mission texas wedding

mission texas wedding


Believe it or not, I processed all but the last two of these images within the week we got back to Houston from Mission. I just waited to post the photos. Hope you like em :)

PS. Yes, we dipped into Mexico. And all I brought back is a bottle of Coke.

annie cat rules

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | |

Some people have the audacity to be both terribly good looking and super talented. You know the type? Yeah. But they have to compound the situation by also being exceptionally nice. You can't help but love em, and you can't help but love Annie.

Have I said how talented this woman is? I asked her to take some portraits of my mean mug so I can have something decent for my profile. I hate getting photos of me taken. Hate hate hate. My place is behind the lens, and getting in front of it sets my teeth on edge. I don't know what to do! So I started playing around, telling myself I didn't care if I smiled this way and that one tooth poked out behind my bottom lip. (The bane of my adult life.) We joined the myriad photographers, models, and baby models at Mercer Arboretum last Saturday. When Annie said, "Look that way," I flashed my eyes that way; when she said, "Okay, seductive smile now," I burst out laughing. Click. And you know what? That's perfect. There was true joy in that laugh. I wish more people would take themselves less seriously and just let go a good guffaw. Annie called me a natural (I giggled) but it made me feel comfortable in front of the lens.

And while she was snapping away in front of me, I managed to quickly shoot a few photos of her and the arboretum as I posed.

annie cat, mercer arboretum

annie cat, mercer arboretum

annie cat, mercer arboretum


Below is my favorite of the photos from Annie: this image of a half woman-half camera. It encompasses how I see myself, perhaps better than a self-portrait could, where I could brood for days and not take a single picture. Not to mention it makes me look pretty darn good, in my totally unbiased opinion.

kris fulk photography


Now off you go to her website. You'll see what I mean with my well deserved effusive praise of her skills :)

I {heart} pretty things

Monday, March 8, 2010 | |

Have I ever mentioned how I love pretty things? I do. I really do.

I was walking down River Oaks in Houston, enjoying my new pair of shoes, when the window of Paula Fridkin Designs caught my wandering attention. Chic purses of iridescent colors mingled with tastefully bronzed jewelry. They called my name and my feet answered by making a crisp 90 degree turn that would have made my naval drill instructor proud.

There was too much to take in, but luckily, Paula herself came to my assistance. I took home a white snake-skin textured tote that glimmered in the light, and the prettiest enameled koi charm I have ever seen.

Trust me; this place is a treasure trove of shabby chic goodness.

pretty, koi

pretty, koi

pretty, koi

These shoes are made for taking photos!

Friday, March 5, 2010 | |

One of the things most often overlooked is the comfort of our feet. As a photographer, I'm sometimes standing for 8-10 hours (maybe more). Add the pounds and pounds of camera equipment strapped onto various parts of my anatomy, and I'm usually achy at the end of the day.

When I was in the Navy, steel-toed boots were mandatory, and it took me months of grueling boot camp work to break them in. Not just getting used to the leather and soles, but the added weight of the steel as well. These days, I'm usually sporting flats, but my wide feet struggle for comfort on the sides and the heel.

Enter All About Feet. Thanks to Jesus Tirso, a fellow photographer, for answering my facebook status. I was actually on my way to buy some more Dr. Scholl's inserts for my Puma ballerina flats, when he responded to my status update with, "Don't waste your money on Dr. Scholl's. Head over to [All About Feet] and let them accurately check your feet on their computer and recommend the right thing. Best thing you'll ever do."

So two hours later, I went on a shopping spree and came home with a pair of MBT's, a pair of Earth ballet flats, and various assortments of foot fix-its and socks. I take care of my equipment, after all. And happy feet ensure that the future of my photography is a happy one as well.

vintage park all about feet


vintage park all about feet


Meet Jackie. Without her invaluable assistance, I would probably still be pondering which pairs are right for me.

vintage park all about feet

The MBT's on the left versus my favorite pair of sandals. I decided to change shoes right then and there. MBT's are really strange, since the heel is lower than the rest of the sole, and the thickest part of the sole is the middle (so you make a rocking motion as you walk). Trust me, you feel them excercising your legs. So comfy, though!

vintage park all about feet

I figured since I'll be wearing them for event photography, I wanted to be a little rebellious and wear something colorful inside. Shhh, our secret.

vintage park all about feet


I'm so glad I remembered my SD card for my Canon G11 this time (this week has been so full of fail on that) and I was able to take photos of this lovely place as I took the MBT's for a test drive...err, walk.

vintage park all about feet


vintage park all about feet


Sure, the day was gray, but I was having so much fun just walking around it might as well be sunny. I'd missed that: taking a stroll and enjoying your surrounding. And now that my feet are happier, I can fully enjoy the feeling!

This is how I MOO

Monday, March 1, 2010 | |

My business cards, that is. Thanks to MOO.com for sassifying my boudoir and portrait mini cards! Sassify is not really a word; I just totally made that up.

moo cards

moo cards

moo cards


I love them so much that this is my third boxed set! They're so versatile and my clients love having their photos displayed on these trendy cards. The attractive soft satin finish makes them a bit tricky to photograph on the fly though. I took 20 minutes just fluffing them on the floor just so, but I had to quickly ninja the shots before my 3 month old kitten, Lucy (short for Lucylawless), could pounce and chew on them. Apparently, moo cards are tasty too!

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Fashion, editorial and fine art photographer based in Houston, TX. Sometime illustrator. Always a dreamer.