Who is Andrea Borden?
I am EXUBERANT! I love the outdoors, golden hour vistas, and great friends. My perfect day would be a daytrip to the redwoods and the beaches of Northern California with a huge cup of coffee and my sweetheart by my side. I try to live like I want to live: do what it takes to make a difference in your own life: don't dream it, live it! Every day is a gift, and it'll never happen again. I capture the uniqueness of each new day in my life.
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Dani wearing @freepeople from Carousel. facebook.com/andreabordenphotography Model: Dani Vierra
Allyn for Carousel’s spring and summer ad rollout.
Allyn simply smoldering. What a rockstar. Preview of CAROUSEL's spring/ summer ad rollout.Never heard of Redding’s best designer boutique? Carousel is located on Yuba St, across from the downtown mall. Stop by Tuesday through Saturday and discover this eclectic gem.
This spring and summer Carousel ad preview, featuring Allyn.
Stella loves Harry Potter. Photos as part of a project for Another Chance Animal Welfare League.
She’s since been adopted!
Stella Holding a Leaf
Stella Holding a Leaf
My photo, which is up for print sales on Redbubble, blogged to tumblr. Happy to find it found some appreciation. =)
If you’re NOT on the pre-order for the ACAWL calendar, there’s still time! Reserve yours by emailing email@example.com! $15 and you get this adorable furball on.your.wall. Get on it!
Griffin is an adorable little puppy dog who came from Tehama’s shelter, now at Another Chance Animal Welfare League. He is super adorable, very lovey and currently not impressed with his costume. He was hoping he could have been Batman instead. Thanks Chelsea and Erik for all your help getting Griffin to smile, but I guess we’ll have to go back with a cape so Griffin can have all his dreams come true!
If teacup kitty does not make you ‘aww’, I don’t know what will.
This is Jellybean from Another Chance Animal Welfare League Rescue.
Photos from Another Chance Animal Welfare League. Shooting their 2014 calendar. My assistants and I are so thrilled that we get to do this, our hearts are totally full that we get to spend so much time with these wonderful animals and help them find homes.
I was so pleased to hear that Joe, one of the cuties from my last post, was adopted by a previous adopter out of Sacramento. His forever family saw his photo online and drove all the way up to Redding just for him. When I hear stories about photos helping animals find homes it makes all the work even more worth it.
For any information on the animals you see here, visit acawl.org
All of the images you see here are mine to benefit the animals. I take my personal time to do this to help them find homes and make room for more animals rescued from kill shelters. My assistants and I work hard to spread the word. Please do not lift these photos, by reading this you are made aware of all rights reserved.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
A girlfriend and I went up to Mt Shasta in search of peace and beauty. We found both in abundance at Castle Lake.
I knew the shot I wanted in mind the day before we headed up, but once we found this tree half submerged in the lake, I knew I had to honor its beauty somehow.
Funny…. as we were driving back, Old Stage Road lead us through properties with meadows and tall pines with golden hour streaming in, and I said “I suddenly feel so burdened by the beauty I see”. Shayla laughed and said it was such a typical artist thing to say. I suppose that’s true.
I’ve always held a deep connection to nature. As a photographer I feel like I have to honor the amazing things I see on my journeys. Sometimes I feel like the need to honor the scenes I see is so great, it’s a burden to see so gorgeous a sight because I know I can never do it justice. That could sound like an odd mix of pretentiousness and weariness, but I have a feeling someone out there knows how I feel.
Back to the shot first listed:
I knew I wanted a different picture when I went up there. In fact, even after we found this tree I still feel the need to take the shot I had in mind in the beginning. Perhaps I will. I know I need to hike up to Heart Lake as well for another shot that won’t leave my headspace.
Shayla embodied ‘Lady of the Lake’ and ‘Lady of Shalot’ to me in our shooting yesterday. Anyone who admires the painter Waterhouse may be familiar with my inspiration.
It’s been a long time since a blog post, so please enjoy and soak in a little nature today right here on the blog. =)