Peace and Pandemonium

Tuesday, May 31, 2011



I'm obsessed with images of people sleeping.
See what I mean? Cool right?
Sleeping so natural and necessary. Everyone does it. Everyone has to.
There is no primping for sleep. No concerns of what we might look like. No calculated poses.
Only our dreams. The movies we watch in our minds.
When we sleep we are: Unaffected. Unpretentious. Relaxed. Peaceful. Genuine. Honest.
I want to do a sleeping series.
Haven't quite figured out how to go about it but it's on my mind.
Soon it will be brought into fruition.



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Ilford 3200.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


A Polaroid SPECIAL!!!


My name is Kiera and I have an unhealthy obsession with polaroids.
I am dying to shoot them. Hundreds of them.
I have an SX-70 land camera I bought off of Ebay and it is constantly calling my name.
"Kiera...Kiera....take pictures with me. You love me. Pick me up and put me to work"
So I come to you, my friends, to support my habit and feed my addiction.

Here's the deal...
I really want to capture bits and pieces of YOU. Your life. Your style. Your quirkiness. The simple pleasures that bring you happiness in your day to day life. There are endless possibilities. If you want a truly unique photo shoot with me where we will shoot 8 inherently artistic instant images then please contact me.

The price is $175 and in return you will take home 6 original photographic relics to treasure.
Add $75 for 6 additional exposures.

A polaroid is truly a miniature work of art. This is an offer that is not to be missed.

Lets get artsy! Email me today at

You can have your choice of color or black and white film! Particpating in this photo shoot will not only give you 6 polaroids to keep and treasure forever but you will also aid in keeping analog photography alive and well. Support instant gratification!

The Impossible Project

Wednesday, May 18, 2011



It's been raining a lot the past few days.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Skyler and McKenna

But first....
I have been working with film more and more lately and here's why:

1. With Asher bear constantly in my arms, I dont have time to edit anymore. Period. So if I ever want to post pictures to my blog, I only have the time (and lets face it, the patience), to resize and post. Done. None of this Lightroom, raw conversions, sorting through hundreds of photos, lighting and saturation adjustments, photoshop touch ups, blah blah blah. I'm over it. I am all about simplifying.

2. I feel like shooting with film takes me out of my comfort zone. This has proved to be both good and bad but I believe that in the long run this exercise will help me to become a better photographer and a more thoughtful artist.

3. I really like the grain.

4. I feel like the cost of film and processing is well worth the time that I am saving in front of my computer.

To be clear, I in no way think that I am awesome at film shooting. In fact, its quite the opposite. The more I shoot, the more I have become aware of my flaws, but I am hopeful that as I continue to work in the medium and get over my film phobia (in that I don't dare take a picture for fear that it will suck), I think I will find my photographic voice and aesthetic again and hopefully grow closer to what I aspire to accomplish through my work.

Ok, I am officially done talking about it. I wont continue to go on and on about this topic anymore. I promise. :)

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Big thanks to my brother Skyler and his lovely lady McKenna for helping me burn through the last few images on my latest roll of Kodak Portra 160VC.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Tavia and Jared

Remember when I promised I would post pictures from this session?
Remember how that was almost 2 months ago?
Yeah, that's pretty much how my blogging is going right now.
Very behind!

I absolutely loved taking these photos.
Tavia wanted pictures of her and her boyfriend showing how happy and in love they are right now.
(Don't we all want this?)
So we aimed for something playful and sexy but more importantly, something natural and real.
Big thanks to Tavia and Jared who invited me into their bedroom in the wee hours of the morning.

Saturday, May 14, 2011



Working on an engagement session but these two instants just had to be shared right away.
I love my sx-70!!

Monday, May 9, 2011



Instead of blogging, I'm pinning.
Come follow me and start pinning for yourself.
Its like filling the creative well.
Each pin is a drop in the bucket of inspiration.

Thursday, May 5, 2011



I've decided that if I'm too lazy to blog, then I will cheat by having others bloggers do the work for me. :)

Look at how cool this do it yourself project is.
I don't think I would even dare start something as time consuming as this appears to be at this point in my life, but it looks like fun and could probably be done for pretty cheap.
I'm imagining it in the office that I'll eventually have one day.
Who knows, by the time our basement is actually finished and I can reclaim my office space, Asher might be old enough to where I could actually find the hours to attempt this project.
Until then, I will dream and admire from a far.



Blogging is such a chore!

But just because I have no desire to do it right now, doesnt mean I cant share some incredible beauty with you.
Check out this Ahhhhhmazing session by photographer Nirav. I am in LOVE with this whole post!
(especially the black and whites toward the end.)

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Best. Blog. Ever.

Visit mnmlist.

Now I want to go for a walk and contemplate this.


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