Monday, March 03, 2008


I had the opportunity to photograph two very talented and beautiful friends of mine these past few weeks.
Ana Maria who is the founder of Contra Tiempo and she was the gal who helped us choreograph our first dance at our wedding. If you are in LA you should sign up for her salsa lessons, or go to the King King Club Tuesday nights for her lessons.
Korbi wanted a more natural look for her new headshot, with a less then perfect hair style. She is a Renaissance woman - talented on many fronts. Marketing expert, relationship coach, talented actress, the list goes on and on. We had so much fun taking these. I can't tell you how inspired I am when I look through the viewfinder and see such amazing people on the other end of the camera!

ok - here is the next installment of Keri Smith's article
How to make a living doing what you love

5 Prioritize

Make your work a priority. Your work and your life are not separate entities. You need to have energy to build a career. We have been taught to think that we must maintain a certain "lifestyle" by working full time. Let go of this belief, consider some alternatives. You will probably have to work in the beginning to subsidize you income, try to keep it part time or contract work. Scale down your living expenses, (do you really need two bedrooms? Can you relocate? Become frugal?) There are always ways to cut back. ASK FOR HELP when you need it!!! There is someone out there right now who can help you.

P.S. yesterday was the 6 year anniversary of Jerry's and my first date. yep. SIX years ago we met and never stopped staring at each other. We had a waffle and egg feast in the morning, followed by dinner and a movie in the evening. I was busy making a portfolio to send to a gallery in France all afternoon but we sat near each other and watched really funny movies all day like Napoleon Dynamite. I feel very blessed to have him in my life. He brightens it up so much I have to squint!