Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Christmas!!

I'm rather late posting this, but didn't want to miss doing it!

I hope everyone has a great Christmas & new year! I'm really pleased I had the opportunity to work with so many great people this year. Thanks for all the amazing collaborations that keep me enjoying what I do. I'm looking forward to another great year coming up!

I had said I would do a self portrait nude this Christmas, as is my tradition to do a snow nude each year. It was so last minute and I didn't want to rush my first self portrait so my goal is to spend the coming year working on the concept I have in mind for next Christmas.

Please keep an eye on my blog as I'll be sharing this year's winter nude sometime in January.

I hope you all have a great Christmas & new year, whatever you're doing.

Love & Best wishes,

Kate* xx

Here are some snow nudes from Christmas past :).............

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Image Update :)

As promised, here are some updates!

Believe it or not, these were taken in a hotel room. Rarely do I shoot in hotels, because creating quality images is important to me, and I find hotels to be uninspiring; there's only so much you can create in a space that's intended for sleeping. This shoot was an exception though, since it was only 2 hours and we had this window and amazing natural light to work with.

The pointe shoes were a random idea. I often find that improvising leads to work that's unexpected, because you're going with the flow and mood at the time. I just love how the shoes add a touch of elegance to these nudes.

Hope you like them! Taken by Wally Photo in London, Ontario (Canada)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time for an update!

Sorry for the lack of updates! I'm working on it, and you can expect to see images going up over the next few weeks, so make sure you check back :)

Last month I went to the east coast & Midwest, which was fun. Recently I went to California for the first time in a couple of years. It made me realize how much I've missed it and need to visit more often. Add to that, the weather was a breath of fresh air compared to the deadly Arizona heat, so it was the perfect getaway. I even picked up a bit of a tan, which usually happens when I'm in places with a bit more humidity, so that was a bonus!

My health and fitness have been even more of a focus for me this year. I eat organic food, it's just when I'm on the road it's really tough to keep that up, but I have a travel cooler/lunchbox which is amazing, the only problem is keeping meals cold when you're traveling because ice only lasts for so long. I used to struggle finding something healthy with such limited time between shoots. I admit that I once went for most of a day without eating anything, because I just didn't have time, so I worked on giving myself more time between shoots and I've found it works easier when I have a kitchen so I can prep all my meals for the entire week.

It's interesting how our creative moods change by the month, or at least mine does :) When it comes to images I have times where I'm in a b&w mood or then I feel things are getting a bit depressing so I'm then in the mood for lots of vibrant color. This month I seem to be in a pointe shoe mood. You'll see what I mean once I get to uploading :)

Anyway, here are some from my recent shoot with Alan Bruce in San Diego. The studio we used had this window with such beautiful natural light. It was an inspiring shoot which resulted in really nice images. I can't wait to work with Alan again next month - we'll be working on location!

More images to come from this shoot soon :)........

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

About time!

Wow, it's been what seems like an eternity since I last updated this blog. I thought it was about time I put out a post to let you know I didn't die, lol. I've just been busy renovating my house - something that takes a lot of time and money, but through all the frustrations and mess (that's the worst bit for me!) I'm actually enjoying the process and seeing the transformation.

A lot of you probably don't know that I'm really into interior design and painting furniture. I also collect unique antiques. Though my creativity is being put to use in other ways right now that doesn't mean I'm gone for good. I'll be resuming travel again in July, once things progress a bit more with my house. I would love to share the progress. Perhaps I'll create a second blog, dedicated to renovations.

I have some images to share from my last trips, so will be posting those up soon. Look out for them! :)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

It seems like only yesterday that I was sending out last year's e-card. Time has flown again, but it's been a wonderful year, collaborating with new and familiar faces. I really couldn't do this without you all :)

As you know, my tradition is to shoot an annual snow nude. The Phoenix winters are usually 65F, so I have to travel 3 hours north for snow! But please keep an eye on my blog, as I have plans to shoot it towards the end of this month:

I hope you all have a great Christmas & hope to see you in the new year!

Below are the nudes of Christmas past ;)

Love & Best Wishes,

Kate* xx

John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life"


Friday, November 14, 2014

Feeding ban - please help!!

To fellow T-N-R people or anyone that loves animals (esp cats), please help us with fighting this crazy feeding ban. We need as many names as possible!!!!! Please help!!! They are being left to starve and the department of corrections are not allowing anyone to go in with food. Just evil.