Lesley C. Photography: Blog http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Lesley C. Photography lesleycphotography@hotmail.com (Lesley C. Photography) Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:48:00 GMT Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:48:00 GMT http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v69/u86203762-o127658462-50.jpg Lesley C. Photography: Blog http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 78 120 Did someone say "Bucket List"?!?! http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/bucket-list We all have had a list. You know the one, a "BUCKET LIST"!!! Things we have always wanted to do before we pass from this life. Well I to have one of those list's. There are so many things I want to cross off my list. Things like getting to put my feet in the Pacific Ocean, go back to London as an adult, experience Ireland ( trying to finding those adorable leprechaun from P.S. I Love You ), travel Route 66 from end to end, go to all the themed parks in the US, go on a mission trip, learn astrophotography, live on the road ( my friends call me "BOHO HIPPIE CHICK" ) while photographing this amazing country, see all the US state & national parks, and my list goes on and on!!! 

Well, I said all that to tell everyone that I am following my heart and going to cross an item or two off my list!!! In September my husband and I are hitting the road and starting our "VANLIFE" removing all the seats from our minivan, adding some storage with a cover so we can use our mattress when we just want to crash for the night. ( or theres lots of bears in the area lol ) We will also have all our camping gear, we will be traveling around and staying on Bureau of Land Management Area's "B.L.M."  ( free public lands ) in dispersed camping sites. This will mostly be "Primitive" sites. So no running water, power or toilets. Just us, our little dog Roscoe, the land and probably a few other "vanlifers" along the way!! Can you just imagine all the AMAZING people we will meet on the road, people who we would have never met if we hadn't followed our dreams!!!

"They Call Me Sunshine""They Call Me Sunshine"Just a single pop of yellow to brighten your day!

I know to some, this "style" of living is not appealing at all, ( and they probably think we are crazy, but who cares ;) ) and then there are others that also dream of throwing cation to the wind and following their heart where ever it may lead. I have always wondered what was around that next turn, and now I will get the chance to see for myself!

Turkey SpurTurkey SpurA drive up Turkey Spur in Grandview Park

So now that I know we are going to make the leap, I am stuck trying to figure out what camera gear I "need" to take so that I can create images to sell on my website to help fund our journeys. Also, what clothing we will need to take so we are ready for anything. Figuring out our food and water. ( we already have our filtration system ) And eventually we will try to get some solar panels to be able to keep some power coming to charge devices and computers for social media while on the road.

There are still things I have not figured out yet, like medications especially for my hubby's diabetes. And getting back for doctor appointments every few months. So I am trusting that everything will fall into place for us. I am trusting that God will help direct our path and keep us safe!!!

How long will we be out on the road living a "VANLIFE"... Well I have no idea, but hopefully long enough to see EVERYTHING we have always dreamed of seeing!!!!


Foggy Grandview MorningFoggy Grandview MorningA beautiful early morning walk in Grandview park

Our first trip will be heading to West Virginia to see many of our family members ( been having "grand baby" withdraw ). I will be photographing my favorite little music festival "Culturefest" at the Appalachian South Folklife in Pipestem, W.V.  ( the magical mountaintop ) We will be spending a lot of time in the "free" sites just outside of Sherwood Lake. We have camped their several times in the past and it is one on the most beautiful primitive sites I have seen sitting right on the creek with fresh spring water.

I invite you to follow us in our journey

Lesley Vines

Lesley C. Photography




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Capturing The Best Of You http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/capturing-the-best-of-you

I want you to take a moment to think for just a moment. As a women, a mother, an employee, a boss, or perhaps an owner of your own business. How long has it been since you had your portrait made? Weather it is your business head shot for your website, a fine art portrait or a pampering boudoir session for your upcoming wedding or anniversary. Life can get so crazy, so busy that we let things slip by including time and before we know it years have past us by. You deserve to be photographed and shown how beautiful you are. Let us create legacy images for you today that will be treasured for generations to come. ALL women should be able to feel what it is like to see the best version of themselves. Will you allow us to create images that show you the most beautiful version of YOU... Lesley C. Photography

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Fall gives way to winter http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/11/fall-gives-way-to-winter Day's are getting shorter as fall gives way to winters grip.

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. The crispness in the air and all of the amazing fall foliage. We had our first ice storm the other night so I got up early in the morning to capture the beauty all around me. Here is just one of my favorite images from the morning after the storm.


"Fall's Last Stand""Fall's Last Stand"

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West Viginia Photographer Becomes a Noble, Oklahoma Photographer http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/west-viginia-photographer-becomes-a-noble-oklahoma-photographer Long Way Home

Well it has been a long road for this West Virginia Photographer & Lesley C. Photography as a business but we are finally settling into our new home out west. After being in Hinton, West Virginia for 11 years my family & I made the move back out west to be near my family.

I am now starting the task of rebuilding a client base as a Noble, Oklahoma photographer and I am so very excited about this challenge! I am about 10 minutes from downtown Norman and 45 minutes drive from "Brick Town" in Oklahoma City And of course available to travel for that perfect "Destination Session"!! 

During this "down time" I have attend P.P.O. School, as well as Oklahoma's State Convention and enter my 1st state competition too. I was able to meet so many amazing photographer and network with them & the awesome speakers as well!

I have been blessed to be able to find a studio space and with a little time & work will have it up and running soon. Meanwhile I am doing "On Location" sessions with my clients. 

Lesley C. Photography has also been named the "Official" photographer for OK-NAM which can be found on Facebook. I will be going to Enid, O.K next month to photograph the dedication of the Vietnam Memorial service and the "fans" of Gloyd McCoy's book OK-NAM. I am also working with Gloyd on a project for his book "Tent Number Eight" about the "Girl Scout" murders at Camp Scott in the 70's. I am excited to get the chance to work with the Oklahoma author and look forward to seeing when this will lead.






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Tess & Charlie http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/tess-charlie

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The Chaparala Family http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/the-chaparala-family What a great time I had photographing this beautiful little family. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did creating them!


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Editing all day http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/editing-all-day

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My 1st Boudoir Event http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/my-1st-boudoir-event I booked a few night's at the Hampton Inn in Beckley,WV and could book up to 11 ladies for my 1st ever BOUDOIR event. I was very nervous but ended up having so much fun. I ended up with only 5 ladies for this one, We had champagne, candles, strawberries, whip cream and yes even some bubble bath! but have had allot of interest since I started posting the images. I have been asked to so I will be doing one more next month. So on November 10th & 11th. So if any one is interested in booking for this event just let me know and we will get you a spot. I can do up to 10 ladies!

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My 1st Blog http://lesleycphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/my-1st-blog This is my 1st blog entry and I am a bit nervous. I have just finished up all the edit's from my photo shoot with model "Roman" in downtown Beckley, WV. and I wanted to share his images.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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