Thursday, August 26, 2010

08.26.10 - Vanessa's Senior Portraits

I had the awesome opportunity to shoot Vanessa 2 weeks ago. She did an excellent job! Here's a few of my favs!

JIM baker

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

08.10.10 - PAINTING

taken at a Darrell Hill painting seminar in Hawaii

After 6 months of trying to choose paint colors for the apartment, we pulled the trigger and went and bought paint. (For the living room at least) Luckily there was a lady there at Lowes also buying paint that gave us some tips. I had no clue there was so many choices. Different paint finishes, different types of paints, different types of tools to apply the paint.

We ended up buying foam rollers which are much smaller than your typical roller but everyone said they were quite nice. Jess and I had never seen them before, I think they are intended to use on doors and cabinets, we'll let you know how it goes. We also got a rolling edger since we have a lot of molding in our house and Melissa Stanton said we should get one. She's pretty much the local expert on painting right now since they just bought a house and a redoing it all.

We had a small trim edger in our hands but the lady that worked there said that she had one and threw it away and recommended us a small brush. We got a corner brush too. It was really nice to get real help in a store.

We bought Valspar Hi-def paint. It's a paint that you don't have to use a primer with. We also bought matte finish, because the lady that was there buying paint asked us if we had a lot of flaws in our walls. We answered with an emphatic yes. She said glossy paints show the walls flaws more. So we bought the flat matte.

Here's a pic of how things are looking before the paint

We'll keep you updated
JIM baker

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

08.03.10 - Burdick Engagement Pics

Last week Jess and I went up to Presque Isle with Sarah and RC. It was our first time up there and we took some shots of this awesome couple who's getting married next year! Congrats!

JIM baker

Sunday, August 1, 2010

08.02.10 - MONDAY! [new layout]

Monday! New week, new month, new LAYOUT. I like August because I get to park on the side of the street nearest to my house haha. Anyway, I feel super behind on blogging, things have been busy but thats a good thing.

I shot and edited my first video this past week with the 5dm2, I enjoyed it and learned a lot too. There's going to be some more video projects coming up soon.

I'm processing print orders for people and I feel like I've been shooting a lot more for people than usual. I'm shooting a wedding in Maryland at the end of this month and I'm starting talks with a designer so I can get some advertising stuff up and running.

Ordered two float wraps for our house. We're still in the process of making our house feel like a home.

Here's the two that we ordered.

obviously won't have the watermark... but this one will be 15x30" on metalic paper and will be hung in our "dining room"

and this one will be 16x24" also on metallic paper and will go in our kitchen.

JIM baker