December 20, 2010

Hello, Wonderful Blog Followers:

I have finally updated my web presence! You can now find my website at: RaydeneSalinas.com

And the blog is built into the site: Raydene Salinas Photography BLOG

I loved WordPress.com so much that I’ve integrated my new site from WordPress.org! Highly recommended! The theme that I found is from ThemeForest.net. It’s from peerapong called KIN. Overall pretty easy to use and peerapong is great at giving thoughtful advice and recommendations for building your site!

Please find all new posts at the location above! I’ll see you there!


Another Wedding?!? YEP!

December 6, 2010

After the first wedding I photographed in August, I swore I would never shoot another, and yet here I am. This time I was one of TWO shooters for the day in question. This seemed like a great way to relieve some of the stress that inevitably comes with a wedding, which apparently happens even when it’s not yours! Although stressful, this experience was a lot of fun.

We photographed Meredith, Jared, and the wedding party at a beautiful park in Boulder and had a lot of creative freedom. The reason I chose this shot to represent light is because of the amount that is present through all of the stress of this special day for a fantastic couple. As a photographer, it’s wonderful seeing the light in the eyes of all of those a part of the wedding day. Capturing love and the festivities surrounding it is very rewarding.

Thanks to Meredith and Jared for allowing me to be a part of your special day! Congratulations!

Yep, it can happen! Vogue just posted on Twitter (voguemagazine) that “high-tech meets high-fashion at Google’s Boutiques.com launch party.” So what’s it all about? That’s what I had to find out, so I went to Boutiques.com, and as you can assume when Vogue and/or Google are involved, it’s awesome!

You create an account and get to pick styles of dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes, and designers and colors that you LOVE and those that you HATE (like there is much to fashion to truly hate…). Then their fancy technology, that I will never understand, goes through all of the things they sell on their site and shows you only the things you love! I know, PERFECT!

It sounds impossible, but you get to shop by looking through only the things that you like or will catch your eye normally, without getting a cramp in your shoulder by sifting through rack after rack at your favorite department store! It happens to me all the time! Even shopping online (until now) can be tedious because you have to go through 17 pages of shoes that you don’t even want to look at, let alone WEAR, before you find that one diamond in the rough!

All that has changed with Boutiques.com, you will want EVERYTHING that you see on your personal shopping interface! Now, all that sounds awesome, because it IS, but there’s more!

You can also search through celebrities profiles, designers profiles, and even your best-friend-that-lives-across-the-country’s profile and see what they are wearing and what they love and hate, to get INSPIRATION for your own wardrobe! 😀 What could be better?!? I don’t have an answer for that.


*screen captures from Boutiques.com

I have worked with Kelly on three different shoots so far: Technology, Walk the Talk-Shoe Ad and B&W. She has been professional and FUN on set. I really enjoy working with her not only because of her talent, but she is also an extra set of creative eyes! I respect her input on hair & makeup and creative concepts on set.

I met Kelly on Model Mayhem and was amazed by her work that she showed in her portfolio. After meeting Kelly on set she is just as great as her work! Thanks so much for all your hard work, Kelly!

Check out her portfolio on Model Mayhem at: Kelly Stylez

See more of my newest work on my website: Raydene Salinas Photography


Take a look at each of these designs/colors and send your vote to your respective message-sender. (Tonya or Raydene) Votes need to be in by Sunday, October 10th at 3pm (CST). Make sure to send your size (if you haven’t already) if you plan on getting a shirt.


Note: Color of shirt (grey or purple) may be slightly different than shown.

Two Sides to the Story

September 7, 2010

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Model: Sam Kraiger


September 7, 2010

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Model: Ana Raquel

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