de-brief: friday’s mini-photoshop workshop

i love to say the word de-brief. i’m not sure why i just like all the it connotes: reviewing things that went well, discussing areas for improvement, celebrating hard work, setting goals for the next time, and laughing over silly moments. i am a huge fan de-briefing.

let’s visually de-brief friday’s mini-photoshop workshop:






















now, that’s, a good de-brief. :)

like always there are a village of friends to thank for all of their hard work to help make all of this happen.

first, everyone who came. i was so inspired by all of you and your passions for photography. thank you for entering my life on friday; i hope we meet again soon. i can’t wait to see what you all create! i believe in you and your artistic eyes!

katrina, our design and style guru. i hope you know, hope you feel, how appreciative i am of all you do and all you add to my life! thank you for the color you add to everything you touch!!

amanda, the workshop director and my assistant. thank you for making the sun rise on all of the kamee june events! you are support, personified. thank you for being there, for everything.

to the owners of galleano winery, thank you for allowing us to be on your property; it was lovely and perfect and just what we needed.

shannon eberhardt, the customized detailer. thank you for all of the little touches you always help me add. there is no end to your creativity! thank you for supporting me in all of my endeavors!

ruth and aj, who you will be seeing a lot of on my blog soon :), our willing and incredibly able models. thank you for making the trip and for sharing your smiles and love with us. you both make such pretty pictures!! i’m excited to share your full engagement session soon!!

thank you again to everyone who made the evening possible! i am smiling thinking about all of you and our shared laughter and passion for learning new things!! looking forward to seeing what you all created and your artistry behind it!!

wppi: mini-photoshop workshop with kamee june

i’m all about  making things happen! ;) there was an interest so i am going for it: i will be hosting a mini-photoshop workshop at wppi!! seats are extemely limited so if you are interested GO FOR IT!!

the details:

date: monday, february 21, 2011

time: 11:00am-3:00pm (i know, not the best light to shoot in but i am sure we can find some open shade. vegas has open shade for sure, right? ;))

place: we’ll meet in the main lobby of the mgm hotel, shoot outside and then do our post processing somewhere to be announced.

price: $225.00 (includes a brief but incredibly stylized shoot(everything you shoot will be yours to use in portfolio building), full post processing steps (from download to web posting), and a set of kamee june photoshop flashcards (40 cards in a set. each set includes the example image sooc with the specs, light, and time of day it was shot in. and an after card with the photoshop recipe on the back.)

who will we be shooting? none other than whitney herself, of whitney darling photography! she is going to be there as our model muse for the shoot; and you’ll be able to get your lens on her!




it’s going to be similar to what is happening here only on a smaller vegas style and scale! i still promise to deliver though and share what i have learned and offer answers to any questions i can give!!

join us! it’s going to be super fun! we’ll need to eat during that time too so bring a bag of chips or something to snack on while we are working!! or better yet, we’ll order room service!! ;)

looking forward to the entire wppi experience and meeting you! hope you can make it to the mini-photoshop workshop!!

see you next month in VEGA$!! (excited you’ll be there whitty-woo and ashley too!!)


wppi: mini-workshop with kj

just another teaser

i am working on a full post, i promise. just wanted to post one more for now from ruth and aj’s engagement session! can’t wait to share more!! they’ll be up soon! happy thursday; may you share something special today with someone special to you. may you feel close to someone today. may you feel loved like you never have!! cheers, kj


this friday’s photoshop workshop; join us!

if you are interested we’d love to have you!!

join us!!!

this workshop is for EVERYONE: novice or seasoned photographer. you will be in good company with everyone and the information will be applicable to all levels of photographer!

you’ll learn how to take your images from here:


to here:


you will go home with some invaluable knowledge, some INCREDIBLE images to add to your portfolio, a full set of photoshop flashcards with recipes, and a few other goodies. it’s going to be a great evening.

COME, you will be welcomed; i’d love to meet you and talk shop!!

for all the details on the workshop and the button for registration click HERE.

hope to see you on friday!!! kj

date night

tonight i am going to eat some of this:

drink a bit of this:

snuggle up to this: (he’s poorly lit here; tonight i don’t care what kind of light he is in as long as he is next to me.)

and we are going to finish of season 4 of this:

no matter what you do tonight, go out or stay in, may it be a great date night!!!

in her shoes

my little girl, like most little girls, loves to play dress-up. she loves to wrap herself in my beads and bobbles, lather my gloss on not only her lips but also eye lids, and of course she loves to wear and fumble around in my shoes.




i often consider my children while i watch them play. i wonder what people they will grow to be; what they will do with their lives; where they will go; who they will meet. i think of the choices they will make. i know jaren and i won’t always agree with them, their choices, but that’s part of growing up. my parents didn’t always agree with mine, but they let me make them, and that’s what matters: that i was allowed to choose; that WE are allowed to choose.

i hope my children know that: that they get to choose. i hope they listen to us, but i also hope they never feel pent in by parameters or expectations, but that they are free to learn and grow and develop their true self by the choices they choose to make. i also hope they always know that jaren and i, even if we don’t agree with their decisions, will always try to understand their feelings, see their point of view, and appreciate their vision and personal judgement.



i hope that someday lark and i literally do share shoes. i look forward to nordstrom shoe shopping extravaganzas!

i also hope that no matter what shoes she chooses to walk her life’s experiences in she always knows that i will walk along side her. always. no matter what. and if she doesn’t want me to walk along side her then i will walk a few steps behind. and if she wants me to carry her for a bit i will do that too. and if she wants me to go away then i will follow her in the car. ;) i hope she knows that i will always try to understand the path she walks. and that while she is discovering her inner and outer voice i hope she knows, and trusts, that jaren and i will listen to all of its tones.

i hope she knows that while she tries on all of her “shoes”, finding the perfect fit for her walk, that we will be behind her.







i also hope she fills her shoes with confidence. i hope she always holds firm to the belief of who she is. i hope she stays as independent as she already is. i hope if she chooses to be an artist she paints all the beauty she sees in her head. if she chooses to be a musician i hope she plays all the music her heart sings. if she chooses to be a teacher, doctor, lawyer, astronaut, model, actress, pharmaceutical rep, truck driver, lunch lady, whatever, i hope she leaps, jumps, hurdles, and PUSHES any obstacles in her way that might hinder her from reaching her dreams.










i hope she grows up knowing that inside of her is a free spirit, a beautiful, strong-willed, energy that fills her steps, and her smiles, with spring.

i want her to grow up knowing she can do anything and be anything.

there is something inside of me that tells me she already knows this too.



i hope she always knows how special and loved she is, and that she is a gift to her family and to this world.








i know she’s like her mom and doesn’t like to be told what to do. and that’s ok, because it means she already thinks for herself, and that, is an attractive quality in a woman.

i hope she always thinks for herself and isn’t afraid to share her opinions on anything.


larkee, no matter what shoes you choose to fill: booties, kitten heels, keds, loafers, wing tips, espadrils, peep toes, platforms, riding boots, converse, wedges, slippers, diving fins, wellies, cowboy boots, hiking boots, ballet slippers, snow boots, flip flops, jack percells, bowling shoes, fishing waiters, saddle shoes, birkenstocks, steel-toe boots, vans, pumas, cleats, tap shoes, moccasins, jelly shoes, or glass slippers, you fill them with confidence and stand tall!!! (thanks for all the shoe categories, kat!!)

and then create, believe, and dance to the beat your heart makes.



care about what YOU think, lark; that’s what matters. i love you so much, mom


something from the mic: a public service announcement

my friend, who i admire more than she will ever know, kellie, just sent me an email. this was the body:

“It’s a new year, and I have been thinking a lot about this. There was even a long, rambling rant all written up, but I just spiked it. I’ll save you the reading time by condensing it down to this:

Don’t try to please everyone. The more worried you are about pleasing everyone else, the less likely you are to ever please yourself. Nor are you likely produce anything truly interesting or develop any kind of a personal style worth having.

That applies to your lighting. But it is also true for your composition, your choice of subject matter, your cooking, your performance review, your haircut — whatever.

If you are not getting the occasional blowback, you are almost certainly playing it too safe and worrying too much about what others might think of your work.

The important thing is, what do you think of it?”

i loved it. rang true. and i want to pass it on to all of you. what matters is what you think. you. do what you feel is right, not what is expected of you. may this apply to whatever you are thinking about today. and may it take you to higher ground!!

kellie found this little rant here. thanks kell, for everything you offer my life. i am so grateful for friends like you!!


calling all lightroom-ers

i am all about spreading the word on a good thing:
WHERE: THE LA Lofts (Hollywood)
WHEN: February 4-7, 2011
DISCOUNT: $150 off workshop fee

“Everybody has a workflow now, but do you have one that works?  Steamlines your efficiency?  Does everything you need within one application?  Allows you to find any of your images throughout your entire image collection in seconds with ease?  D65 has a workflow that works.

D65′s 4-day intensive Digitial Workflow, Not Workslow workshop will teach you a detailed workflow using Lightroom 3, including digital asset management, processing and image delivery.  We will equip you with the tools to manage your images efficiently, effectively and effortlessly. You’ll keep every image you shoot organized and archived. D65 provides insider tips and tricks how  best to work pre-capture to ensure you get the best out of Lightroom post capture.”
for those of you who use lightroom this looks like something super valuable and well worth the investment!! go for it!!!

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