Sunday, December 18, 2011

From the Time Capsule

Going through some OLD files today and found some stuff I like! These photos are from 2009, right after I got my little Nikon D60 I believe :) and I really like them. Wow the years go by fast!

those are my mom's hands :) (the first one is my favorite)

Have a wonderful Christmas! 

<3 bh

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tree Picking

My favorite place to go for Christmas trees is Merrywood Farm!  It's the most adorable, beautiful place, I'll let the photos speak for themselves :)

(as always, you can click any of the photos to view them larger)

(this is the entrance, isn't it gorgeous? basically my dream house)


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Magnum Opus Elixir

So this is a project I've been working on almost all term at school and I'm pretty proud of the results! (and I'm kind of glad I'm finally finished with it! hehe)

The project was to invent a beverage brand (mine is tea) and completely design all of the branding and identity for it (huge project!). I came up with the name, overall feel of the brand, all the designs and writing for it and of course all of the photography. I was inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter in particular. You might see this inspiration sprinkled throughout ;).

"We're all mad here. About tea. We search the Northwest for the most magnificent dark teas and expertly blend them into the darkest brew imaginable. This is not you grandmother's tea. This is bold, strong and deep, a reality different than one you've ever known, or maybe…my reality is just different than yours."

Magnum Opus Brewing Company Logo
Color Scheme and plaid texture used throughout
Packaging Design, 6-pack (left) and individual bottle (right)
6-pack box, unfolded
8"x10" Magazine Ads
Magnum Opus website
Web Ad one, vertical
Web Ad two, horizontal

I'm pretty proud of this project! It's going to be added to my portfolio soon :)


Friday, December 9, 2011

Alix | Senior 2012

Today I have some senior photos to share of the beautiful Alix! Love all of these and it's so hard to pick favorites to show!

Be back soon with some new portfolio pieces! :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I got an awesome internship opportunity at a magazine here at school called Perceptions. It's an art magazine that features photography and short stories, etc. They are currently accepting submissions, it's not only limited to students!

this is the poster I did for it :) the word "perceptions" is completely custom lettering

ok back to work! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Never Stop

I gotta do some personal work every once in a while to stay sane :) I'm pretty much in love with buffalo plaid lately so I decided I need to do a design with it. The words are just something I made up, little typography practice ;)

okay back to homework for me! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ryan | Class of 2012

Another senior session! This is Ryan (and his dog Bella).
Could not have asked for a better day for these photos! Love 'em

I just did some more senior photos today and it was another beautiful day! Those will be coming soon :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall is coming!

I love when all the leaves start changing colors, so pretty! Took a little break from school the other day to step outside and shoot some photos and video :) here are a couple of my cinemagraphs I made! I'm still getting the hang of these, but they are fun! :)

have a good week! :) make sure to have a pumpkin spice latte! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

School / Fall 2011

In an effort to consistently update my blog I thought I'd show some school work I've just finished, and I actually really like my designs :)
these are beverage icons, pretty self explanatory. The categories were juice, dairy, energy, soda, tea & alternative (non-dairy). This was actually a lot harder then I originally thought it would be, these had to work as a set yet communicate what each beverage is, and that it is in fact a beverage. No text allowed.

Today I folded and bound some Sseko lookbooks! I'm planning to take photos tomorrow, I love how they look, it's so great to see it actually printed out!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Well Hello There

Webcam cinemagraph, good practice ;) I have some cooler ones coming soon of my little bro.

have a good saturday! :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Cinemagraph

The Cinemagraph- a moving picture, formerly known as animated GIFs has become a new trend I've been seeing on the web, so of course I wanted to try it! Not quite a video, but not a photo either, they allow you to select what parts of the photo move, bring attention to the smallest details you may not have otherwise noticed in a video...I love them! I'm very inspired by these cinemagraphs and hopefully someday mine will be up to their level!
This is my first attempt. I did it with a video clip I already had, so I had to stabilize it using imovie and some extra alignment in time I'm using a tripod! :)

stay tuned for more of these in the future! I might be hooked... :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Made it!

Time for another DIY post! I recently finished this top (I'm a little slow getting around to posting pictures...) and I LOVE it! I was a little unsure about the leopard, but I'm basically in love with it now.

So for this top I started with this pattern
and basically made adjustments to make it fit and look how I wanted, super easy! Burda style is one of my fave places to get patterns from! Try it ;)

funny story: I have this little remote I use with my camera (you can see me holding it in some of the photos) for the longest time I could not figure out WHERE I put it! It was driving me crazy! So one day it was a little cold here so I pulled out a pair of jeans to wear, last time I'd worn them I had rolled them into cuffs, but I wanted them unrolled this I was unrolling then and out flies my camera remote! Confession: sometimes I put things into the cuffs of my jeans (like my phone and/or camera remote) Lesson learned, won't do that again. ;)