August 26, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Press
When I was contacted by the folks at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center about doing a shoot for them, I was flattered, yet honestly a bit nervous. They had found me through the work I have done for The New Children's Museum and loved the shots I did for them. So what was the problem? Light. Lots and lots of light ;) I'm a natural light photographer by choice....and RHFSC is a science center....so it's pretty dark inside so that you can see all of the awesome exhibits light up and work. I love to use natural light because I love the look of it (ok...plus that extra pound on top of an already heavy camera and lens is pretty rough - haha), but yes, I can shoot with flash as well. RHFSC met with a few photographers and test shoots were done. As luck would have it, they chose me (the "natural light photographer" hehe) to do the shoot. It was a fun shoot and there were many times where I couldn't help myself and had to test out a few of the exhibits while I was shooting. Here are some of the shots for the shoot (all SOOC - UNedited) - some were with flash, but majority were without.......
August 24, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
There are certain people you meet and you know from the minute you meet them, that you will totally click. From the first email, to the second I walked into their home, the moment when we all realized we were chinese (or part)....and up until we were walking back to their house and smelled something.....and realized that we all thought it totally smelled like a certain chinese food (bah-tsang, which is a sticky rice with meat, mushrooms, etc, wrapped in bamboo leaves..... basically the chinese version of a tamale ;) hehe)....I just knew. This little family was awesome to work with. We started out at their super cute home and then took a little walk around the area. Isn't Lilah a doll!??.....
These last shots were taken in close to darkness. The sun went down a lot faster than we thought it would, so we had to work super quick (and at high ISO) ;) .......
August 23, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Press
I'm super excited that one of my photos was chosen for another Tot Trends/Kid Trends Weekly cover! Not only because it's my 7th (wow!!) cover for them, but because it's my own little one :) This is PJ's 3rd cover for them...and officially her last "Tot" cover :( From now on, if she's lucky enough to grace another cover for them, it will be in the "Kids" division :) Yep, my "baby" is no longer a baby.....
Oh and yes, although it says "Back to PreSCHOOL", PJ is indeed starting *Kindergarten* next Monday! She is SO excited for school to start.
In other news.....
I should have 2 more blog posts for you guys this week. Shoot-wise I was trying to take it easy this month since it's PJ's last few weeks of summer.....and although it might *look* like I haven't been doing much....I can assure you that even when i'm not busy....i'm busy...and still "working" ;) This past 1-2 weeks alone (besides regular shoots, answering emails, editing, etc) I did a commercial shoot, photographed my nephew's b-day party (post below), had lunch with a buddy of mine, took PJ to The New Children's museum, had dinner with friend's, had a meeting with another commercial client, did headshots/photos for our friends' restaurant, met my sister for lunch, had breakfast with my dad and his wife, took our friend (who is also PJ's awesome godfather) to dim sum for his b-day, went to a kid's birthday party, an adults' (multiple - including mine) birthday party and an anniversary party/lunch, etc, etc, etc. On top of that, I also took some photos for my sister in law (for her work), we gave both dogs baths, did the usual things like dishes, laundry, etc.....so yeah....I wish I could say i've been sitting around eating BonBons.....but i'm most definitely not ;)
So anyway, I have a shoot this evening (and can't WAIT to meet adorable little "L" and her parents) and will be blogging this week and trying to get a little work done, but I will most likely (besides blogging) be taking this week (and most definitely weekend) "off" for two REALLY good reasons. 1) PJ starts school on Monday (30th) and I really want to spend as much time with her as possible before she starts school on Monday. 2) It's my birthday on Saturday....and I think I deserve SOME kind of break :)
Speaking of my birthday. My birthday wish?....for you to VOTE FOR ME *DAILY* HERE! .....and don't worry, voting ENDS on Monday - August 30th, so this is the LAST and FINAL week to vote! :) After this I will never ask you guys to vote for me (in this contest anyway) again. Promise! :)
THANK YOU!!!!!! :) XOXO!!
August 20, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: My Life
Another year has passed, and my nephew Mason is 6 now! His party theme this year? Indiana Jones! My sister (with a little help from some of our family and friends) did an amazing job as usual. I knew as soon as I saw the custom handmade invitations that she made, that the party was going to be another awesome one......and when I walked in and saw the decorations and stuff up on the day of the party, my jaw dropped. It looked SO cool! Anyway, my sister (www.eitak.com) is going to do a blog post (in detail) about it soon, so i'll just post some pics. Sorry, these are all SOOC - UNedited. I'll start with the unbelievable invites she made (each one was perfectly packaged up in that brown paper and string, but obviously I didn't want the address out there for the world to see). It was a whole booklet, but i'll just post a few of the pages (again, personal info on some pages).....
Since I know people will be asking........
*INVITATIONS and paper goods* - www.Eitak.com
*CUPCAKES/CAKE tower* - firstname.lastname@example.org
*PINATA* - Custom made by my awesome husband and my sister!
*SCORPION in frame* - Found by my brother in law during a run! Acck!
August 17, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
....or should we call him the "Up" baby? ;) Luckily this little guy's mama was ALL for my "Up" idea and let me test my vision out on her newest little boy, Weston. I've had that idea in my head for quite some time now and scoured the net to make sure it wasn't already done. Heck, I couldn't even find ONE photo with a newborn with balloons...period.... so it *might* be safe to say that this was a first :)
With daddy and mommy. This first shot was actually the last shot before I got into my car.......
Big brother, Brady!