Monday, February 18, 2019

Love is in the Air!

How appropriate for the month of February to do a blog post about a lovely proposal!  These are my friends, Chris and Mandy.  I did this little photo shoot after Chris proposed to his girlfriend, now fiancĂ© of course! Chris planned out every little detail to the T; the amazing wall of balloons he created, the roses, the candles, the outfit, the music, the speech, the timing and as you can see, it paid off.  Congratulations Chris and Mandy and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to capture this wonderful string of moments. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

We're Delvin' into the Elven World!

This is my good friend, Jessica!  She is actually the DM of my DnD group that I've mentioned about in the previous post.  As you can see, we really wanted to delve into the fantasy and mystical world of Jessica's inner-elf!  My favorite type of shoot is conceptual.  I used to do a lot more of those when I was in college for all of our themed projects.  My goal for this year is to really capture and produce more of that sci-fi/fantasy and quite definitely nerdy notion that I enjoy so much. ;)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

We're Rolling in the Dark!

Get it?  Because of the dice?  Alright, I'll stop.  You guys know I can't resist a good pun.  If you didn't know, I'm actually a part of a Dungeons & Dragons group!  These dice were for our DnD meeting the evening I shot this and I loved how they looked against the Jack-O-Lantern especially with Halloween only being a few weeks away.

Friday, October 6, 2017

So Fresh & So Clean

When I'm not doing photography, I also work part-time doing customer sales and marketing for a company called Maid Right.  I've been working on video tutorials for the cleaners there to use.  This is the first one I've done.  I'm really starting to enjoy doing some videography and hope to make more soon! :)

 Maid Right Mopping Training from Mary Beth Graafsma on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

These 2 Make a Wonderful Pear!

Mmmm chocolate pear with vanilla ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.  I don't know about you, but I LOVE desserts.  Nothing is ever too sweet or rich for me.  I shot this recently at an Elm St. Grill wine dinner and after it had been photographed, I definitely dove in!

Monday, February 13, 2017

These Earrings are A-mason-ing!

So, that was probably a horrible pun, but I'm desperate for blog post titles on this one.  I was playing around shooting earrings in an organic way.  What do ya think?

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Season's Greetings!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I know that 2016 was a tough year for a lot of people.  For me personally, 2016 was sad because both my Grandmother and my dog passed away :(.  Though that was very hard, I can rest in knowing they are both living a pain free life and that I will see them again one day in Heaven, yes that's right I believe animals go to Heaven too.  God has never let me down and one thing to focus on in this life and in light of a new year is to change your perspective.  You can't always control what happens to you, but you can control your reaction and trusting that God will be there by your side through whatever you may be going through.  Now that I've hopefully given you just a bit of encouragement for the new year, here's some festive photos I took this past Christmas!