Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What I've Been Up To...

More photos for my 3D Design project.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Stranger Danger"

Wash your heart off with hot water,
wash your mouth out with the maker's meat
Walk until you kindly wander,
just make sure you're wandering towards me
You may wake as king tomorrow,
if tonight you can just stay off the street,
where i know you feel free

This is not for your eyes to see,
so won't you please stop staring at me
I think you better find a way out of here,
'cause i don't think you'll like what i've become
I think you better find a way out of here,
'cause i don't think you'll like what i've become

No, I cannot explain how we always find shelter from the rain
When it gets cold and we get carried away,
Now we suffer from sunday-window pain
You know, we will not be friends tomorrow
if tonight we just get under the sheets, and just feel free

This is not for your eyes to see,
so won't you please stop staring at me
I think you better find a way out of here,
'cause i don't think you'll like what i've become
I think you better find a way out of here,
'cause i don't think you'll like what i've become

You know, it's getting very hard for me,
to look in the mirror with no reflection of my face
But that is not the hardest part for me,
it's just knowing i won't see the light of day

Author: Schuylar Croom
Band: He Is Legend
Album: It Hates You

Part two of my He Is Legend "It Hates You" series.

This shoot was so incredibly fun to coordinate! We shot it at the local theater depot down the street. The dressing room was just the type of atmosphere we were looking for, and I am so thankful the director let me use the space! We were even talking about a possible show for me so that is exciting! Nothing better than doing one in your hometown. I had to paper mache some masks, which I haven done since elementary school! 6th grad to be exact. And then painted them white.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


My friend Kyle Cunningham is starting his own journal making company, and asked me to photography a few of his samples for his website and shops he is selling in. I love journals and any kind of stationary, so I had fun! Once again, my favorite model Breanna (his girlfriend) came and did some shots for it. She's my favorite!

Check out his stuff at:

Really sweet and woodsy-urban!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Stranger Danger" Video!

Some behind the scenes fun!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lauren Senior Photos

While I was home over summer break, I shot my sister's best friend's senior photos! She is a sweet girl and I totally loved her tutu idea; shes currently taking dance lessons. What a fun way to use it! Plus shes a red-head, and I've got a secret love for all redheads! haha

Friday, September 11, 2009

Amanda and Brian Wedding!!!

Yay! I finally have a chance to post this stuff. About 3 weeks ago I shot Amanda and Brian's wedding, not knowing too much about them. But I'm a sucker for ANY kind of wedding, so seeing these two together was just perfect. It makes my job easy, really, when people can radiate love like these two. Enjoy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Make Beats Not Beat Downs

Clothing Company for
(the uploading software makes them look a little green. hmm)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Kym Senior Photos

While I was home over the summer, I took some senior portraits for my sister's best friend, Kym. She was a cheerleader, so it was fun coming up with some cute ideas for her! Hope she enjoys them. Heres a couple.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Video :]

Song is in the video so you can all listen to it too! Enjoy. Ask questions if applicable.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Don't Touch That Dial

A suitcase is a nice place
For a young man to call home
There just ain't no where to hang your hat from
And the wrong taste in the right place
Will burn an image on your tongue
Man, you've got to know where I am coming from

Something's wrong with the radio
It stopped playing the songs I know
I wish I may I wish I might
Get a little sleep tonight
Who me?
Trying to feel it
Maybe it'll come tonight

Don't sing that song unless you mean it
You gotta do it with a tear in your eye
Don't sing that song unless you mean it

It's not a truck stop
Not a road block
That's gonna make you lose your mind
Its the uncertainty of the day and time
And there's a foul smell in the hotel
I think i'm going to sleep outside
Man, you've got to know you put us in a bind

Something's wrong with the radio
It stopped playing the songs I know
I wish I may I wish I might
Get a little sleep tonight
Who me?
Trying to feel it
Maybe it'll come tonight

Don't sing that song unless you mean it
You gotta do it with a tear in your eye
Don't sing that song unless you mean it

I'm falling apart
Breaking my fucking heart
Would someone let me know
If they play a song I know

Trying to feel it
Dying to feel it

Author: Schuylar Croom
Band: He Is Legend
Album: It Hates You

Saturday, August 15, 2009

First Maternity Shoot

I had the pleasure of shooting my boyfriends sister, Amanda, a couple of days ago for my first maternity shoot! Very fun and light-hearted.

Monday, August 10, 2009

More Jewelry Shots

more pieces for:
model: jacque
makeup: amanda pritchard

Friday, July 31, 2009

Etsy Update!

Buy Handmade

I am excited to now ship EVERYWHERE! Yay. I've been putting it off, but now you can buy and have it shipped to anywhere :]

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Waiting Game

it seems like i'm always messing about, waiting for something. i'm so impatient its ridiculous. waiting for my first blurb book to show up, waiting for my goodies i've ordered to send them out with for people who buy them, waiting to start my new series, waiting to start school, waiting to graduate, waiting to get married...omg the list goes on and on. i'm in such a rush, aren't i? but life seems so slow now that it's summer and i can relax. literally, i've never been more relaxed. i work for myself in freelance, the most relaxing job i can think of. but it never seems enough. i guess i'm never full satisfied. i hope most people go through this so i'm not alone. i've much needed a small rant, for now. mind vomit=over.

i've been wanting to post some fun stuff on the blob, but i'm sort of at a loss. if you have an suggestions of what you would like me to post.....anything seriously. a Q&A, before and after, funny video...serious video...dumb ones. i dont care.

well, my blurb book is now out! still on pre-order. i'm opening it up to international orders tonight! yippee. take a look

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blurb book PRE-ORDER

FINALLY! You can now pre-order the book on etsy. Kinda fancy but I thought it would be fun for people who are excited for it.

Heres the listing on my etsy.

(email me if you don't have an etsy and still want one:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

something non-photo related

Last night I went with my bf and friend to see He Is Legend! One of my favorite bands. I was expecting the worst but was pleasantly surprised, they were so fun and creepy all together!

I took this with my new little flip fun!

Monday, July 13, 2009

a teeny tiny preview

I've been workin' hard on my 365 completion blurb book, and i think its coming out sweet! I'm posting some special stuff, like little journals, before and afters, tutorials, etc etc. All fun stuff you can learn from and enjoy! So far, it has about 86 pages, and I'm wondering if thats too much. Hmmm. Suggestions? What do you all think? Longer book? Or Keep it. (wish i could put all 365 in there, but....they arent all great! =p )

Sunday, July 12, 2009

summer nights

i've been taking lots of photos lately. of things i don't really feel like posting on flickr. but i did take photos for a neighbor because he let us borrow his sweet car! which is what this photo is above. i'll post more stuff later. after i get my new flip camcorder! yay! now all i need is some dry ice...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

the inspirational flow between mind and object.

1. You're All Thats Left, 2. 67/365 I have nothing left to give., 3. candace re-edit, 4. Untitled, 5. Lani Dre, 6. * Adjusted version *, 7. tally, 8. girls of summer II, 9. As time floats by., 10. Untitled, 11. Untitled, 12. America America, 13. Untitled, 14. Untitled, 15. What winter hides, 16. the butterfly keeper, 17. 36/365, 18. Untitled, 19. Genesis of economic activity, 20. Last Mistake of the Day, 21. Home, 22. Untitled, 23. Just Say Yes, 24. dead to the world, 25. Day 222 - Forgotten Ghosts

I've never done one of these box things. But I thought it appropriate for my lack of drive for today. These artists above are what drive my inspiration deep into the soil, looking for roots to grab onto and grow. I had planned for another flickr post today, but due to my lack of drive and somehow "losing track of time" (yeah yeah yeah...excuses) I was unable to. It required going to the store to get my supplies and well- i just didn't feel like it. I had a senior session today and waking up so late makes me lose time I guess. Tomorrow I'm going down south to San Antonio! Very excited to go. So now I will put it on hold (this idea).

I DID, however, buy myself a flip camcorder to video tape all my future endeavors. Including my new project I'm starting which will take time, and man-handling of building skills. I'm creating sets. WOO!

see you all soon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

stop that motion

Texas from katie reed on Vimeo.

i said it was short, right? haha. first time doing one. i didnt realize how many photos you really need. and when i kept hearing "clickclicklicklckcckclskclsk" on my camera shooting on hot mode...i thought dang. thats enough.

another soon! enjoy my feeble attempt.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

deep in the heart of texas

here i am, a week into my summer visit to home. i'll be honest and a little complain-ey and say its both the best and worst trip ever. i'm definitely having more fun than i usually do, mostly because my parents are home more often and we're doing fun things, but it's the worst because each time i have time to myself to reflect upon it, my heart breaks a little more knowing i'll be leaving. i wish things were different. like that i could stay in texas with my whole life in CA to come with me, but life is never that easy, is it? i take a deep breath every time i reflect upon this sadness.

later tonight, after i've had a nerdy reading session, i'll post a short and quick stop motion video! i've never tried it before, so it'll be fun. and ill ONLY be posting it on this blog, no where else :]

i think i'll start visualizing some more ideas soon. time is always running out.

Friday, June 26, 2009

sun in moderation

i'm enjoying every bit of being home. sleeping in the best bed know to human kind. seeing movies with my dad, catching SOME sun, and not all since i burn too easily, and being with my kitty. i miss him. i'm already dreading leaving. i'm so torn. it's hard to part with my family because i love them, and am close to them. it seems like it gets harder every time. i'm hoping this next semester of school i'll be able to see them more often. i think i will.

well, as far photography, i'm still kicking butt finishing a CD layout. i had no idea it would be so time consuming. BUT, i'm loving the results. hopefully you'll get to see it very soon! i'm having a small creative breakdown as well. its like the "oh crap, 365 is over, what do i do now?" except...i know i want to continue doing creative things with self portraits, or just in general. but i just need to gather myself and mind, and let it be known it can breathe for once and take the time to create something. i struggled with that so much in my 365. each day suffocated my creative thoughts, so that none was even there. i know what i'm capable of. and i'm not satisfied with myself yet.

oh no.

goodnight lovelies.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

home at best.

i just arrived at home in dallas, texas last night. so pleased and incredibly grateful to be here! i have two homes, and its difficult. this is me and my precious kitty; napoleon. named after napoleon bonaparte because he is small for his species as well =p. today i woke up at 12pm, went swimming with my sister and mom, had a nice summer lunch, and sat around. if summer could get any better...well, i dont know if it can be. i'm throughly looking forward to all the crazy things my family and i will do, including ATV rides, San Antonio vacation, and trips to places i love. today i took my sister's senior pictures (both crazy and weird to do because shes all grown up now...well...sorta =p) and did so at a cool orchard. visit my flickr stream to get the update. all her friends want them now too! cute. :]

since the end of my 365, i've been working on editing past commissions, working on a brand new CD for a client, and starting my blurb book. that will be such a big project. how do you narrow down so many photos?! well, i will!...eventually. i hope to make it and sell it all for a reasonable price! hopefully will be good to me :] i've also got some jewelry companies sending me some pieces of their's for me to model. SO FUN!

my boyfriend has been so inspirational to me, about what to do next with my Self Portraits on flickr. And we've come up with the PERFECT thing. Can't wait to start and show you all. It will be very different.

this is good night.
(i left a piece of me back in ca.)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Stephanie Kallos Book Cover!

YES! Finally, it has come in the mail. I was contacted in January about being on the cover of an Italian version of an English book here in the US. So, my first debut is now in Italy. So Fun! and so cool to actually see. :D :D

The photo used was Day 3 of my 365, I believe :] "bold." (thanks ana)

I just googled the title and found the image everywhere....AHHH!


"From Publishers Weekly
"The dead, Margaret thought. They can be so loud." So muses the protagonist of this dreamy, powerful tale of familial warring, secrets and redemption. When elderly Margaret Hughes discovers that she has a malignant brain tumor, she refuses treatment and decides to take a nice young tenant into her huge, lonely Seattle mansion for company. What she gets is Wanda Schultz, a tough-as-nails stage manager who is secretly seeking the man who left her and prone to inexplicable weeping breakdowns. Wanda, ignorant of Margaret's illness, is intrigued by the museum-like house and its eccentric owner—so when Margaret unexpectedly invites her to a drink-champagne-and-break-the-priceless-antique-china party for two, she's delighted. But a dark history lurks; the houseful of gorgeous antique porcelain comes from Margaret's father's WWII pilfering of European Jewish homes. Meanwhile, Wanda's father, who deserted her years ago, is on the road trying to heal, and Margaret's mother's ghost is haunting the Seattle mansion, lounging about in expensive peignoirs and criticizing her only daughter. Wrestling to keep the dead and the ghosts of their pasts at bay, the two women slowly build an extraordinary friendship, and when Wanda discovers a talent for mosaics, the past begins to quiet. Though it takes a while to get started, this haunting and memorable debut is reminiscent of early Atwood, peopled by lovably imperfect and eccentric characters."

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Yay! I'm so excited to be selling one of my original display pieces for two past art shows i've done. Here is the listing on Etsy:

if you'd like to buy it, but don't have paypal, email me at:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

What I've been up to:

it's been a while for me, and updates. trying to figure out what to excite or entertain you with. if you have any requests that you'd like to see (maybe a tutorial, a before and after, or a video) let me know! i'd love to hear what you all would like to see.

here are some lyrics that i re-dug from the "high school sweet heart song" list. i'm pretty sure all my friends melted and listened to this song one million times when it came out. but i found out that when i listen to one of these songs when i'm older and in a different conext, they take on a completely different meaning and rhythm for my life

"If you find yourself here on my side of town
I'd pray that you'd come to my door
Talk to me like you don't know what we ever fought about
Cause I don't remember anymore
I just know that she warms my heart
And knows what all my imperfections are
And she said that I was the brightest little firefly in her jar"
-Brightest, By Copeland.

-cant wait to be home near this Texas sky. this was taken last year right before a storm :]. i miss home, badly.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Originally uploaded by Katherine Elizabeth
JULIE LAVELLE! you win a free print :]
(i'll be emailing you shortly for shipping details)
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