|Yona Shaw | Photographer | Makeup Artist|
Yesterday after our photoshoot we stopped by Pecan Street Festival, I drank Kombucha from my all time favorite Buddha's Brewer with coconut Ice-cream, peach and mint + met my all time favorite jeweler Mineral and Matter once again and ordered a necklace + bought a ring I have been eyeing forever, tried fried strawberry for the first time :)
The weather finally is turning cooler, and for a change it has been raining on and off for the past two to thee weeks.
These are a couple headshots I took of Josh while setting up the camera and waiting for our model to arrive on set.
That's the least I can offer, because during the shoot I make the poor guy work way too hard for what it is worth lol
I am so glad I eventually have a set of pictures with this graffiti wall . . words are that it will soon be demolished!
So when Paulina came to town this summer from Mexico we took her around the town to explore the touristic spots, when we finished the photoshoot, she offered to take these images of us together. They turned out absolutely beautiful and I could not have been more happier with them :)
I hosted my very first Art solo exhibition at "The Clever Tiger Art Gallery and Studio" in Elgin Texas and still have to pinch myself to believe it actually happened. I created about 32 original acrylic on canvas pieces of abstract art in less than 3 months for this exhibition. Everything has worked out so smoothly from the beginning to the end!
Among everything I had prepared for the show the art above turned out the most popular piece with the crowd.
it's really interesting to see people's reaction to a art piece, how they interpret and relate their personal experiences to it.
There is a sense of depth connecting with people through art that I cannot experience it through words or other forms.
I also did a photoshoot in the living room with my all time trusty photographer "the tripod" testing the black backdrop I had purchased from Amazon. What's fun was that I was just merely testing out my light that day, but when the Gallery approached me for a Poster ideas I was able to use the test images that miraculously I happened to be posing with a paint brush we had sitting on the kitchen isle from a long overdue painting project of our bedroom dresser.
When things are meant to happen they just happen!
Majority of the children I have shot are in outdoor settings, so when the opportunity for an indoor shoot presented I could not run fast enough with my white backdrop, a bucket full of flowers, umbrella and lights out the door. Something that I specially like about indoor shoots is that since there are less variables involved it allow for more control. So with a simple set up using mostly natural light and a fan I was able to create these adorable shots of Orchid in about 30 minutes.
Before | After
This weekend was my boyfriend's nieces birthday, since she likes unicorns . .
I decided to make her a stuffed Unicorn Plush. My inspiration was the two images below that I found on Pinterest.
I had to make due with the fabrics I had, but I have to say it was so much fun creating this little Unicorn
The Birthday girl named it "Twinkle" right away
We were running errands in the University area and then I suddenly realized I have never taken a single picture in front of the LittleField Fountain as a student at UT and living in this town many years after . . so here it goes mine 10 years later!
I recently upgraded my phone to iPhone 8 plus, here is a test shot of what the photo and video quality turned out to be.