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Hey guys!

 

I am back!  Well, I plan on doing the 365 project as of today, April 01st.  I debated on when I was going to start doing it because on Saturday I will be flying out to Cali for the week.  However, I do have enough OOTD (outfit of the days) for the beginning of the month.  Right now, since I’m in the middle of fashion rediscovery for myself I figure this would force me to do other things… like make sure I dress cute.

 

Believe it or not I have been so incredibly lazy with what I wear.  To the point where it’s teetering on the IDGAF Level 5 realm.  Yeah… it has come to the point where I find a clean pair of pants and a shirt that may or may not match and then run out of the house.  Even when I shoot it’s all about the Adidas work performance gear.  It’s hard to get excited about clothes because I have nothing to wear.

 

I am excited about Cali because that may allow me to get a breathe of new air.  I want to see what the style is out there and  gather inspiration.  Also, I’m hoping to hit up some boutiques there that I couldn’t necessarily find in Dallas and just change the style game up.  In Cali I will be hitting up two cities and I may or may not have some vlogs while I’m out.

 

Since 2014 will be dedicated to more travelling I think I may do vlogs while I travel.  I’m deciding if I should do every day… but I think I may be too busy for everyday material so I’m leaning towards a compilation of the week.

 

Nonetheless, I’m super excited to hit the West Coast up because the last time I was there was about four or five years ago.  It’s a been long time coming.

 

Another exciting thing!

 

I HAVE A STUDIO!

 

Yes!  My studio is based out in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas.  Once I have competed the website I will share with you guys.  I have taken some amazing pictures so far.  Case in point this one below of my Sorority Sister!

 

I have good looking sisters, don’t I?

 

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You know what else is new?!

 

I will now be concentrating on Boudoir and Portrait photography!  Yes!  While kids and weddings are cool and everything I just get more love and better photos from Boudoir and Portrait work.  I love contacting with people one on one to bring out the best for the photos.  In fact I have a new website and it’s called Wonderland Boudoir!

 

Yeah, that name is ah-mazing, isn’t it?

Below are some samples of recent work?

 

I really love the fact that I can actually see myself getting better.  It’s great not only know, but see progression in my work.  While I love my full body of work I will not take away the fact that I love it.  Even when I see past work I now see things  I could have done differently… but it’s great because I know how I could be better.  I really love that.

 

I really do that love that.

 

The NEWEST thing?

 

I have a remote now for my camera which will allow me to take more OOTD pictures!

 

That was another thing that stopped me.  The amount of time that it took to take these photos.  It wasn’t really the time, but I live in Downtown Dallas and there are always people walking around and want to stop and stare at what you are doing.  So I’m hoping my little device will allow me to shoot my pictures faster in one take and also allow for better pictures.

 

Wow?  Did I seriously just type all that?

 

Thank all of you for really hanging in there with me and this blog. Especially the last week were I was just super wordy in all my entries.  I have to give a shout out to S because the other week she really encouraged me to write the Kim Kardashian and Yeezy piece.  She also reminded me that I needed to scribe the “Too Old for Forever 21, but Too Young for Ann Taylor” piece.  After I finished those pieces it made me remember how much I just love writing.  That’s why I loved the blog. It is an creative outlet for me.

 

Well, there you have it people.  My first entry for the 365 project.  Which I will not only accomplish, but demolish.  Thank you all again for sticking with me… and I really can’t wait to jumpstart this.  If you aren’t already following me on YouTube  check me out at UrbanJungleFashion.  However, it’s not overly necessary as I will be posting all those videos on my blog as well.

 

In the comment below please let me know how everything is going on with you!

 

 

 

 

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Happy Sunday Guys!

Weekly Goals

Sorry it’s so late in the evening but I had a full week.  For someone who has been unemployed for all  these weeks I sure have stayed busy.  I was doing something all day everyday.  I haven’t had a chance to watch one episode of Maury.

He is NOT the father!

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(I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I love that shit. )

 January Week 02 Review

Fitness: 

So I totally failed out my crossfit and work out goals.  Like Epic Fail…

Attend Crossfit class 4 times this week [FAIL]

Run three days this week [FAIL]

Not Eat Out  [FAIL]

Business:

For business I like to think that I did a pretty good job.  I didn’t have time to work on the UrbanJunglePhotography blog and sending out the shot list totally skipped my mind.

Create flyers for Couples Valentine Mini Session

Create Flyer for Boudoir Mini Session

Finish Alex’s Photos

Contact Clients and advise of dates

Send out shot list and other wedding questions requirements [FAIL]

Begin working on blog site for UrbanJunglePhotography [FAIL]

Email Boudoir Group and request thoughts on a different site from main work

Sign up for two bridal trade shows in Dallas Area

Apartment:

For business I like to think that I did a pretty good job.  I didn’t have time to work on the UrbanJunglePhotography blog and sending out the shot list totally skipped my mind.

Clean Carpets

Sand and paint side of desk [FAIL]

Look for wall paper for inside the desk [FAIL]

Make drawers work for desk [FAIL]

Personal:

I didn’t do anything towards Jax’s blog.

For my apartment the only thing I got done was the carpet cleaning.  I didn’t touch that desk.  I was too dayum busy.

Start 365 blog today: Take for picture and rough design of blog

Update Jax’s site with three photos for next week [FAIL]

Goals for January Week 3

Fitness:

Crossfit 3 Times this week

Running 2 Times this week

Not Eat Out

Business:

Finish Edits for: Amber, Ashley, Amanda, Nene, and Fitness Club

Contact Clients Monday & Thursday for Reminders

Send out shot list to client

Beginning Working on UrbanJunglephoto Blog

Begin Outline for Boudoir

Apartment:

Wash All Clothes

Personal

Update 365 Blog Everyday

Two uploads to Jax’s Blog

Jazzy’s Video

Okay there you have it people.   These are you goals for the week.

Which one goal do you want to accomplish this week?

 

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Goals!  Goals!  Goals!  Goals! Goals I do Adore!

Smile, Katy Trail, Dallas

Maybe about a year and a half back I used to review what I have done the prior week to help achieve my goals each week but I stopped.  I think stopping and not taking the time to review what I have done was just a lazy tactic and now I need to begin again so I can make sure I’m doing everything I need to do to achieve these goals.

Today is day 5 into the New Year and honestly I haven’t done too much.  I’m sad to report. That’s why I want to make sure I do a weekly review so that doesn’t happen again.  Also, doing a weekly review will let me set out defined goals for each week to help my progress to my overall goal.

January Week 02:

Fitness: 

Attend Crossfit class 4 times this week

Run three days this week

Not Eat Out

Business:

Create flyers for Couples Valentine Mini Session

Create Flyer for Boudoir Mini Session

Finish Alex’s Photos

Contact Clients and advise of dates

Send out shot list and other wedding questions requirements

Begin working on blog site for UrbanJunglePhotography

Email Boudoir Group and request thoughts on a different site from main work

Sign up for two bridal trade shows in Dallas Area

Apartment:

Clean Carpets

Sand and paint side of desk

Look for wall paper for inside the desk

Make drawers work for desk

Personal:

Start 365 blog today: Take for picture and rough design of blog

Update Jax’s site with three photos for next week

Okay!  This is a great start.

What goals do you guys have for this coming week?

PS:  The photo was shot by myself on New Years day.  Feel free to pin it and  use it, but please give credit to me!

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Go Girl!  It’s Your birthday!

 

Thank you EVERYONE for being on this AH-MAZING journey with me for the past four years!  Geez!  I cannot believe that I have been blogging this long!  I also plan on getting back to making more videos soon as well.  I have just been so massivly busy with my 7-4 job and my photography company that blogging has not been the top tier.  However, I do want you guys to know that I plan on doing some 365 project this year.

365 Project 01: Blogging everyday on UrbanJungleFashion

Yes!  I will do it.  Sometimes I will write a full article.  Other times I may just post a picture with a quote, but for the next 365 days you will see something from me!  That 365 project starts today!

365 Project 02: Self Portrait

I am trying to grow artistically  and I need to push not only my work, but how I express myself.  Don’t get me wrong, I am comfortable with who I am… but that begs the question…  am I too comfortable?  Perhaps if I worked at a greated percentage and expressed myself better than I would produce better work.  So much of our time is wasted with the back thought of what other people will potential think.  I am at this point in my life where I could give no fucks.  I have debated doing a 365 project because I don’t want to come off being narcissistic.  However, I am not like that so I should have no fear of it.  It’s not about taking pretty pictures of me.  It’s about using myself as a guinea pig to make my photography better for my models and clients.  I have had a tough time getting models to come through… and the best model I can think of right now is myself.  If you guys are interested I will link my new 365 portrait blog up soon.  I got this idea from Lara Jade who is a great portrait editorial photographer based out of New York.  This is actually how she got her break… she did her own portrait photography based on herself.  Clients loved her work and began booking her for national campaigns.  Will I get national campaign?  Who knows, but I aim to have a stronger portfolio!

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Thank you guys for being along on this journey with me.  I can’t wait to see what another year brings us!!!

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Happy First Day of Fall

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I won’t lie… I DESPISE Fall!  Everything is cold, the living is dying, and my lips get so severely cracked!  *ugh*  Well, nonetheless I hope these photos will bring you some worth.  This is a personal friend of mine who was helping me test out some lighting.  I just love how he looks in all these photos.  Most of these photos would be great for LinkedIn headshoots.  Also, there is nothing wrong with having some cool photos taken of you just for fun.  I think it’s a great idea for all of use to take personal professional photos so generations after us can see what we looked like at their age.  Plus, it’s always great to look back and have a reminder for how beautiful or handsome you have always been… at any age!

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If you are interested in booking a session with me please contact me at UrbanJungleFashion@gmail.com

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Happy Sunday Y’all!

 

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Urban Jungle Photography

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I know I haven’t showed off a lot of my recent work and that’s because I have been unbelievably busy in life as of late.  Here is a session that I did about two weeks ago with an old co-worker Patricia.  She wanted to get these done in time for her 36th birthday.  Doesn’t she looks AMAZING?!  LOL!  I think it’s always a great thing to get professional photos of yourself just for the fun of it.

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The last picture is of Patricia’s beautiful daughter… more photos of her next week!

If you are looking for a great photographer in the Dallas and Au sin area please email at UrbanJungleFashion@gmail.com with any questions!

Have a great Saturday!

Korin

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Portrait Photography in Austin

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I know! You guys haven’t seen S in awhile. She has been off being a LEGITIMATE rockstar to the SUPREME level! And there is no pun when I saw Supreme! I am so happy and proud to know and love S. She is by far one of my favorite people on the planet.

So when she asked if I would take the time schedule a fun portrait session  with her I, of course, said no.

LOL

Of course I said yes! I have known this woman for 20 years come August!

GEEZ I’m old!

But we look so dayum good!

Especially S!

My girl has been through a tone of growing in the last two years and it has made her an even more awesome person. As we all continue to grow we blossom into who we are meant to be and that’s what I wanted to portray in these photos with Shanna.

I also wanted to do a more film style on digital and because she is amazing she let me experiment with this style. I have to say that I really do dig it.

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I hope you guys enjoyed viewing these photos as much I we enjoyed taking them! If you want to see more of my work please visit and LIKE my Photography Facebook page, UrbanJunglePhotography

Happy Sunday!

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