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Early Spring, 2015

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:01 AM

Hello everyone!

The Engagement Photoshoot for R&N was on Saturday, March 21st, 2015. The Ohio-park was filled with lots of snow and big snow drifts. Snow was also falling oh so pretty-like; it made for a gorgeous setting. We couldn't see the lake unfortunately due to all of the snow, but the rest of the area made up for it :snowflake: The 3 of us were laughing pretty hard while walking through the snow to get to the areas that we wanted for the shoot - we'd sink deep into the snow, then the next step was just an inch or snow down, then fall back into a snow ditch with the next step.. haha it was awesome.
I'm very happy with the results :heart: (pictures to come later!)

The "Greater Akron Orchid Society" is having their yearly orchid flower show this weekend: March 7-8th.
10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday || 11:00am - 4:00pm Sunday - at Donzells in Akron, Ohio. Please come and check it out! It's always such a beautiful show; love taking photos there. I'll be there on Saturday with my friend, :iconbraxtonds:
Hope to see you there!

Other Upcoming Photoing:
In March: Wedding
In April: a craft bazaar in Akron, Ohio (1-day) (April 18th)
In September: a craft bazaar in Chagrin Falls, Ohio (2-days) (Sept 12-13th)

Future Plans:
Early May - Will be changing my site, from a flash site, to a fancy-HTML site; there has been too much trouble lately with flash in general, and with my website.. the website will also feature bigger sections for package-pricing,  a better proofing section for clients, and easier viewing with mobile devices; it will be updated close to May 9th - my 1 year.

New Purchases:
I picked ordered a beautiful canvas/fabric (mix) of a table runner for my artshows - it's awesome! It's white and has my logo in black.
I also picked up a stamp of my logo - I'd like to stamp the back of my greeting cards with info; it's acrylic - so it's see-through so I can see what I'm doing. It's also of the logo and looks very sharp!

:boogie: Very excited!

  • Mood: Delighted


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Miechelle / mishkuu
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
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My name is Miechelle (me-shell). My Dad, has always been a Beatles fan. So my name was adjusted to sound like Paul singing 'Michelle' - belle.

mishkuu has been my nickname ever since i was in 7th grade (1997) by my friends. To this day, how they came up with it remains a mystery. I'm still called it to this day by different groups of friends.

I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate (an in-between a BA and a MA) in Asian Studies. I love learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Anything artsy is a loved hobby of mine (music, photography, drawing, digital art), and I love trying new things.

I studied abroad in 2006 in Japan through Temple University Japan - was there for 4 months. I traveled a lot while attending school for Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Japanese. I also went on vacation there in 2009 - 8 days in Tokyo, and 8 days in Okinawa. I traveled to Mexico in 2013, and was there for a week with my husband. You can find photos from my trips within the various galleries on this site.

I have always liked taking photos, but never truly thought of it as a full-time hobby. While in Japan in 2006, I first started to experiment with different angles and lighting for the first time. Even though I had a regular hand-held digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ7) at the time - I stretched what I could do with it, and became very pleased with the outcome. I started to enjoy taking photos as a hobby, but I still had a long way to go... Some of the older photos on here were taken with my hand-held camera! (ex: The New River Bridge photo) A few years later I received my Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Christmas as a surprise gift.

I am a self-taught photographer utilizing the skills and fundamental elements from several photography classes I have attended. I also continue to study books and online sources, and gain knowledge from the ever-so-fun experimentation of my lovely little camera.

I have significant experience with various Adobe programs including Photoshop, LightRoom, and InDesign.

The lenses I own are my 42mm, 58mm, and my newest lens being my 60mm macro lens.

You can often find me photographing animals, insects, and landscapes. In March 2014, I did my first product-commercial shoot and learned many things; very happy with the outcome. I also enjoy taking photos of individuals, couples, families, and events. Taking pictures of kids being just kids, within their own imagination - I always find fascinating.

I take a lot of pictures, but I draw some too. I also used to work with photoshop a lot making layouts for my now, deceased website ( - back when domains where really big. I might in the near future, start messing around with my photos in photoshop - making extreme changes, there are a few now - but I plan to make more.

Other hobbies of mine: movies, tattoos, videogames, history, comparative studies, swimming, traveling, and being random. Dinosaurs (and pre-dinosaur creatures) I find to be neato as well. DUNKLEOSTEUS FTW.
I'm also obsessed with grasshoppers, mantids, frogs, birds, and other random critters. METROID!! :iconsamusplz:


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