If you sang this line, we will get along juuuuuust fine. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! Allow me to introduce myself, and attempt to summarize what it is that I’m doing here in the Blogosphere. (Key word is attempt. Those of you who know me know that I tend to write short novels for e-mails and my voice mails more closely resemble Shakespearian soliloquies than “call me backs.”) Runs in the family. Alas, that is I. Who am I you ask? Kathy… a not so typical Photographer. Greeting card business enthusiast. Multi-passionate entrepreneur. Idea girl. Dreamer. Lover of life. Happy. Most days my brain is racing so fast with ideas and things I want to do, that I feel I’m too passionate for my own good. Who am I not? Perfectly organized. A fantastic housekeeper or gardener. My shoe collection would make Carrie Bradshaw cringe, and I get more excited about a good vintage score at Frenchy’s than I ever would about a Prada purse. Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate a fine set of heels like the next girl, but I just don't believe we have to spend the family fortune to look put together. I’m a pretty simple gal who believes there is a time and a place for everything. Including but not limited to: gummy bears, boxed wine, Zoodles, Mr. Noodles and occasionally (okay... very occasionally) Beefaroni. There, I said it, and frankly it feels quite good to get it off my chest. So it's no secret that I am fairly passionate, and put a lot of heart and soul into the things that inspire me. That means in business and in life because I feel like the two are really intertwined anyway - "How you do anything is how you do everything!" I believe that Confucius was right when he said "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it". I have realized over time that I can't help but see beauty. It is a problem at times. (Forget texting and driving, one shouldn't be permitted to "see beauty", or potential photo session locations for that matter, while driving.) I digress. When beauty jumps out of the world at you, it is easy to become passionate about photography - for me, it is a way to relay to others the beauty that I see in my minds eye. Life is short, this we all know. We are meant to enjoy it, appreciating and celebrating those who are important to us, in this lifetime. This blog is an immediate outlet for me to express and humour myself (and those who stumble by) attach sneak peeks of the happenings here at Legacy Junction Studios, offer fun contests and specials, and chronicle what’s going on in my crazy world. Feel free to sniff around - just promise not to laugh at my wordiness, okay? I truly can't resist! If you know me, you KNOW that is true! (To thine own self be true, no?) Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m so humbled and flattered that you’ve visited and would love to know! You’re welcome and encouraged to leave comments, and say hello!


So I was doing that thing that I do.   The slow cruise, gawking-in-all-directions mission to add a few new shooting locations to my roster -- when it dawned on me.  Well, two things really: A) The fact that I must look incredibly creepy while doing this, as relentless loser laps and driving around school yards are pretty much par for the (location scouting) course. Creepy much?   Oh, and b) Rules Schmules.  Plans Schmans.   While stumbling upon a sublime location to shoot makes me weaker in the knees than Channing Tatum ever will, even the best laid plans can go awry - particularly in the photography world. The key is to be adaptable, creative... resourceful.  I have proven to myself time and time again that while it's great to have a rough plan of attack, sessions tend to simply unfold as they may -- a light chasing adventure of sorts -- which is exactly what happened during this session.  Nope, I didn't use a single one of my freshly picked locales but I'm okay with that!   When it comes to portrait photography, if clients are up for getting outside, I am a happy camper (provided the weather cooperates!) At the moment, I'm just not overly inspired by the idea of constricting people to backdrops, and when I'm not inspired it shows through in my work.  I'm not anti-backdrop or anything, and of course this preference could change at any time.   It's just that I am totally inspired by the idea of being out and about as it makes me feel FREE!  Like the world is my oyster baby, which really means "OUR" oyster... who am I to hog all the oysters?  It just adds a hint of pizazz... that je ne c'est quoi to your images (look at me tapping into the french, I'm a Duguay after all!) and keeps things fresh, fun and unique to you.  You don't have to be rappelling down a mountain or anything for this to work out (although that does sound kinda fun!)  It's more about starting somewhere, utilizing our surroundings, and seeing where the wind takes us (or should I say the light ... oh, the light!) Krista was all for it, open-minded, up for whatever, and very low maintenance - contrary to what you might presume based on her ever-so gorgeous and glamified self.  Krista was in need of some new shots for her whoppingly successful Arbonne biz - a vegan skin care and wellness company that features a beautiful line of Pure, Safe and Beneficial products.  We also snuck in a few photos of her talented and adorable daughter Kaitlyn, an up-and-coming Superstar actress... photos to come.  I felt like I was in the presence of blossoming greatness - maybe the next Dakota Fanning!?   I should have gotten MY photo taken with her!  (At least I stole a couple hugs, she was too darn adorable I couldn't resist!)  


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