Blog address has changed

1 11 2010

Dear Readers of my blog,

I’ve finally moved my blog to a new home…It is no longer a separate url as here under wordpress, but sits nice and cozy with the other links on my actual website. Sorry, if there’s been any confusion. But either way, stay tuned. I’ve had a busy few weeks and will soon post some new stuff.

Here is the new link: http://www.ninagphotography.com/blog/

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September 19, 2010: Family Portrait

20 09 2010

Today, I drove out to Oldham County for a family portrait session.  We scheduled the session in the evening (6 pm) to take advantage of nice, warm light, but as the day progressed I was worried about the weather – it had been cloudy and not very pretty all day!

Shortly after we arrived at our location, though, clouds parted and the sun finally came out of hiding! Thank goodness!!  Not that I must have bright sunshine for outdoor pictures, but it makes pictures more interesting when you can use it. Here are some of my favorites:

...and of course we had some fun, too!

Fall is the best time for some family portraits, especially when Christmas is just around the corner. I have just a few dates available this fall, so schedule your session soon!





September 6, 2010: Family Portrait

14 09 2010

Recently, I photographed Alma, Jerry and their cute little daughter Anna at Papa John’s Park.  Here are some of my favorites:

Look at her angel face!





September 5, 2010: Wedding – Genevieve and Peter

7 09 2010

Sunday afternoon I photographed probably one of the most original, creative and playful weddings ever – the wedding of Genevieve and Peter at a private home in Fisherville, Kentucky!  Peter is a wedding photographer himself, based in Georgia. You could tell every detail of the day was well-planned and executed. From the table decorations to the streamers, parasol umbrellas and the framed pictures hanging in the tree, the couple’s personal touches were evident throughout the day.

Louisville wedding photographer Eric Graf was the main photographer and had hired me to document some details and the ceremony.  I documented this beautiful ceremony for just 2 hours and some of my favorites are below.

Congratulations to Peter and Genevieve!





HullabaLOU – Day 3

27 07 2010

 

The crowd for the Black Crowes.

 

After a long day at HullabaLOU on Saturday I returned for an even longer day on Sunday. My assignments started at 1:20pm and ended around 11pm.  Fortunately, the weather wasn’t quite as hot as the day before.  Still, it seemed like more people were taken to first aid stations for heat related illnesses than Saturday. 

I saw (and photographed) Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet, Andrea Davidson (local musician, you should check out), Hog Operation, Taj Mahal, The Black Crowes, The Zac Brown Band, Dwight Yoakam, Loretta Lynn, Dave Matthews Band. (These images are in order of appearance)  The highlight of my day was seeing Dwight Yoakam! Overall, despite the heat, it was a great day!

                                                   ***These images are copyrighted***

Blues legend Taj Mahal impresses the crowd with his guitar talent.

 

Louisville's own Bluegrass band Hog Operation plays on the Bluegrass Stage in the Paddock on Sunday.

 

A heat related emergency happened after 3pm at the Kroger stage. The victim was treated on site and removed from the sunny infield.

 

Chris Robinson with The Black Crowes.

 

Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson signals a peace symbol to the crowd during Sunday's performance on the Kroger Stage.

 

Zac Brown Band plays on the main stage.

 

Zac Brown Band was popular with the fans.

 

I was only able to get a short glimpse of Loretta. My friend Tonya paid $80 to come and see only her. She left immediately after her concert and was satisfied!

 

People were calling her name, she was quite popular with the crowd.

 

Country singer Dwight Yoakam, a Kentucky native, plays on the Fleur de Lis Stage Sunday night.

 

Dwight is wearing his signature tight pants and a cowboy hat pulled down in his face.

 

dwight yoakam

 

Dwight Yoakam's band was dressed in glittery jackets. They put on a rockin' show!

 

Does this need a caption?

 

I finally got a clear shot without the jumbotron video guys in the way.

Country musician Zac Brown came on stage with Dave Matthews Band to play "All Across The Watchtower" a Dylan song. This is the view from the press box. Pretty sweet view, huh?





HullabaLOU – Day two

25 07 2010

So, today was my first full day of shooting sweaty people, ehem, I meant HullabaLOU for the Courier-Journal!!! Really, it was bloody hot. And that means a lot coming from me. I usually don’t mind the heat, but it was just so HOT!!! The heat index was over 100. Still, it was a blast. Everyone was very friendly, the people and the event staff.

Photographers were allowed to shoot the first three songs. I also photographed the fans, especially fans trying to stay cool.

Some of the performers today were: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Jason Aldean, Al Green, Huey Lewis and The News, War, Ben Folds, Michael McDonald,  VilleBillies, Relic, and others.

Here are some quick favorites:

Kri Martin of Louisville combines style with practicality by holding her fancy umbrella.

Andrew Moore of London, Ky wears his country gear to HullabaLOU. He is a big Zac Brown Band fan. They will play on Sunday.

With a towel protecting them from the sun Josh Keown and his girlfriend Tyann Porche listen to Ben Folds.

Michael McDonald performs his greatest hits.

Sara Evans puts on a great show.

Al Green still has some moves as he performs some of his greatest music on the Kroger stage.

Al Green, the master of romantic songs, throws red roses into the crowd.

…and here is the kicker. These two Kenny Chesney fans have the same name. Apparently, the one on the right had been previously married to the husband of the one on the left.  Now, they are best friends.  Julie, right, even threw his new wife Julie a bachelor party.

Julie Morley and Julie Morley came from Grand Blanc, Michigan to see Kenny Chesney. They happen to share the same name, because Julie, right was previously married to Julie's, left, husband. They are now best friends.





Hullaballou

24 07 2010

Friday, July 23, was the first day of the inaugural Hullaballou Music Fest at Churchill Downs.  With artists such as Bon Jovi, Cobie Callait, Sam Bush, Train, Doobie Brothers, Dierks Bentley and many others there was no shortage of great music.

I was there only briefly for Jon Bon Jovi, who played to an enthusiastic, yet thoroughly sweaty, crowd. A crowd, who had been braving high day time temperatures and heat indices of over 100 degrees.

More of that for me Saturday and Sunday. It should be fun.

Also, please check out the Courier-Journal webpage for more information and pictures.

Jon BonJovi rocked the house.

The stage lights of Bon Jovi clearly overpowered the moon light during Friday night's show at Churchill Down's HullabaLOU stage.

Jon BonJovi as seen from the sixth floor press box.