Just because...Jody B

We are all special in our own way. A lot of us are faced with insecurities whether it’s about our bodies, our hair, our skin, our talent/s. If only I was a little skinnier, taller, browner; I think it’s fair to say we have all had an “if only” thought. I have them all the time. Insecurity can be an ugly gremlin in the back of our minds that rears its ugly little head at a time when we need to be our strongest or simply at a time that is inconvenient for us. I admire the girls/women that glow with self confidence, that believe they are perfect as they are now. You are perfect as you are now. Know it, trust it, believe it and give yourself love. Keep your hearts and minds pure and allow that beauty to shine through.    

Again with the ramblings Tricia! I need to get a diary for real yo!

Anyhoo, this photo set is the 2nd instalment of my portrait series under its new name Just because. I took Jody’s portrait a few weeks ago and they came out AMAZING! She’s pretty awesome and I think she must have been a model in a past life or sumpn’. I had a hard time culling them down to a reasonable number (it kinda stressed me out a little since I would end up sitting and editing each image I chose). The shoot was fun and Jody was a great sport. She LOVED how they came out! Whoop whoop! I know you’ll love them too :o)

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Am I the only one that cannot wait for tomorrow to be done with already? Bring on the weekend!

Happy Easter everyone.

Big love

TB

Make up by the amazing Nicole McCalla

Location: a back yard just off Red Hill Road 

Just because...Insane Jane

If you’ve seen my new site preview you would have noticed that my gallery names were not the usual. My portrait section is now called Just because…and I love it! Most often we like to wait for a special moment in our lives to do a portrait and there isn’t anything wrong with that. But I say why not have a portrait done just because…Just because you feel great or are thankful for where you are in your life, in your job, in your soul. We often wait, well I know I wait a lot. I wait for the perfect time, place, occasion, or for the stars to align in just the right way. As a result some things never end up getting done, some memories never end up being formed and some opportunities end up being missed. 

Now I’m rambling [I have issues, maybe I’ve never mentioned that lol] Anyhow, I’ll be posting a few images for this new series. Just because…My first installment is of Insane Jane aka Janique. She dyed her hair this really bright red and wanted images to commemorate it (her hair is now back to its original black color btw). She felt like a badass chick so we went with that vibe for this shoot. It turned out really great and of course she LOVED her pics.  

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Time waits on no man, tomorrows are for ever, live in the now.

Peace out

TB

Location: Vineyard Town, Kingston; Make up: Nicole McCalla

 

Nicole & Damiso's Wedding!

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Congrats again guys!

Much love

TB

Photography: TBent Photography Jamaica with Wade Rhoden/ Venue: The Jamaica Pegasus / Flowers and Decor: Tia FLora Luxe / Dress: Alfred Angelo / Suit: Express / Bride’s Makeup: Emily Newland / Cake: Teneisha Williams

Inspiration

I’m always looking for inspiration whether it’s from nature, friends, great books, awesome quotes…I’m always looking for things that lift my spirit and make me feel great about myself, life and my art. Sometimes when something truly moves me I make little compositions with images I’ve taken and put them on my phone or ipod just so that when I need a boost I have something that I can easily reflect on. I’m sharing three here tonight.

I love nature, I love photography and I love words, so this works for me. 

I just love this pic

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And then I saw a quote on http://rodneysmith.com/blog/ and loved it. So I created

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Don’t remember where I found this quote, but it applies to my day job perfectly. 

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This quote I believe I got from The Secret. It’s my all time favourite!

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What inspires you? How do you keep motivated or focused? I’d love to know.

Enjoy the evening and be inspired!

Peace & love

Tricia

Nicole & Damiso Engagement pics 2

It’s kind of late but HAPPY NEW YEAR! *sprinkles glitter everywhere* I hope the year has been treating you all amazingly well and if not I hope things start picking up quickly. As the title of this post suggest, these are a few more images from Nic & Damiso’s engagement session. I have been pretty swamped and really distracted so my poor blog is feeling a little neglected right now. Hopefully though I’ll be able to squeeze in some more time so I can not only sit and edit but also blog pics I’ve taken recently. Enjoy the weekend :o)Upload from January 29, 2012

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Peace & Love

Tricia

Nicole & Damiso Engagement pics 1

Hey folks,

As you know one of my bestest friends got married recently. I had said in the post I did on her invitations that I was gonna do a full wedding feature. As many of you know I include an engagement session in my wedding packages. Today I’m showcasing a sample of images from their engagement shoot. We did three different concepts for them since they wanted the shoot to be a reflection of how they met and who they are as a couple. I hope you love the pics as much as I do. Have an amazing Sunday.

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Tricia

Nicole & Damiso Invitations

One of my dearest friends finally gave me her wedding invitation a few weeks ago. I have been meaning to sit and write a post about it but I hadn’t up to this point made the time to sit and get it done. Anyhow, it is absolutely beautiful and can you believe she did it herself??? AMAZING! She’s a graphic artist, and so she wanted her invis to be totally different with a clean, classic look and feel. She settled on doing letterpress. For those of you how don’t know what letterpress is you can read about it here. Simply it’s having your text and pressed into paper. She came up with the design and then one weekend her and hubby to be got together, pressed and put the final invitation packets together. I love it! It’s awesome, and I love their electronic RSVP [I did the pic of course :o)]. If the invitations look like that can you imagine what the wedding is going to be like! I can’t wait! I have a whole tonne load of their engagement pics to post as well, but that’s for another day. In the mean time you can view some of their engagement images on their wedding blog.  

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Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Peace & Love

Tricia

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

Cakes!

Today I’m featuring a rising star in the cake world. Her name is Teneisha and her cakes are fab-u-lous! She’s a newbie to the industry but she has talent coming out of her wahzoo. Her cakes not only look great but they are really yummy as well. She does cakes for weddings, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers and pretty much any event. I’ve been lucky enough to be hired to take images of her wedding cakes. I’ve shared a few below.  

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 The artist at work :o)

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You can get in touch with her via her facebook page (link). There you’ll also be able to see the plethora of cakes she does. You definitely would have made an amazing choice if you choose her to do a cake for your event.

Hope the weekend brings you lots of laughter and joy!

Peace

Tricia

The sea

It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea—whether it is to sail or to watch it—we are going back from whence we came.” - John F. Kennedy

 


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CFW Ad

Happy Friday everyone. Hope the day was a blast and the night is filled with laughter, play and a little bit (or a lot) of looove. The feature here tonight is about an advertisement I had featured in CFW 2011 magazine. Although the event was many weeks ago I’m still reeling with amazement that I actually had one of my pics used as a FULL-PAGE AD in a magazine!!! Eeeep! I still feel excited just thinking about it. It was a last minute gig and it just so happened that I was oh so free on that Saturday afternoon. It was a lot of fun and after the deadline was a lot of stress (same night kinda ting, woi!), but I was grateful for it. I’ve included pics of the magazine as well as other images that I had taken that day.

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