My heart in Vegas WPPI

Friday, February 24, 2012

This is Wednesday afternoon.  I had just gotten back from a one-on-one with a designer and a class called Specializing in a World of Generalists.  I literally get inside of the hotel room and start pacing.  My mind is on overload.  I notice that one of the roommates pulled the blinds open and the sun is starting to drop.  So, of course, I grab my camera.

Suddenly Jose calls me and I leap to the bed to grab the phone.  I blurt out:  "I need to talk.  But I need more than 5 minutes" -- knowing he probably just called to check in on me.  Jose says "I've got time."  I almost kissed my phone right there.  I love this guy!  After allowing me to somehow form coherent sentences into our conversation, we talk.  Half an hour passes and we wrap it up.

Shortly after one of my roommates comes in.  Megan Bookhammer.  This girl.  There are so many people I'm meeting in my life right now whose relationships are gold to me.  We sit on the couch's pull out bed and start chatting.  Then (like this is any surprise) I get distracted by the reflections on our hotel window and jump up to take a photo.  But I don't take the photo simply because of the reflections, I take it because it will remind me of those late night conversations the girls and I would have on our beds.  I literally stopped myself in mid-sentence to take these photos because I wanted to remember it exactly like it was.  You can see Megan on the top left..

You are going to see even MORE of Megan in front of my camera.  But that's for later :)

Today.  Well, today I need to take some time and absorb everything from Vegas.  But there are changes coming... changes that you will actually see very soon.  These changes were put into motion before Vegas, but then Vegas kind of slapped me upside the head and I have to get it together!

Oh, actually.  You already saw one of the changes.  Did you notice the new logo? :) :)  You guys, I've been waiting for over a month to share it with you all!  After Annie Brooks completed the final draft, I wanted to share it so badly but knew the time wasn't right until I completed my other changes.  And that time is starting now :)

In the mean time, I'm going to respond to e-mails and small tasks in my PJ's until I have to go out in public (which is probably by evening).  My suitcase will just have to figure out how to unpack itself ;)


  1. I can't wait to hear all about the trip! Taylor and I REALLY want to make it out to WPPI at some point, I'm sure your re-caps will be just the convincing he needs to start saving our pennies :)

    1. Hope so!! Gosh, I would have loved to seen you!!! One day, right??? ;)

  2. Hi Imagine - ale! I just entered into the world of photographers and love looking into what other people are doing. I think coming across your site originally happened because I was looking for a style of child photography that wasn't baskets and buckets and knitted hats and fur blankets. I think it's adorable, but it's not where I am right now and I really like your style. I feel a connection with it's similarity to mine. Just to capture the baby living life as she does everyday. love that. I would love to know more about your design passions too. I have been in graphic design for 10 years and desire to keep it living within my transition to photo, instead of competing which I find often happens. Have a great day and I'll be looking for your upcoming exciting changes! All the best, Meghan.

    1. Hi Meghan! What is your e-mail address? Send me a message alejandra[at] so I can directly respond to some of your questions :)

      -- Speaking of unconventional images for baby photography... hold your breath! I'm approaching this topic VERY soon and how I'm changing it ;)

  3. Alejandra, I MISS YOU SO MUCH. Loving the new logo, of course. and the photos :)



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