Selfies for a cause: Dressember!

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Dec 5, 2015

Slavery is alive today in the shadows of our culture. I’m participating in Dressember because I believe in everyday advocacy. I am hoping that by raising awareness and talking about it, we can all help to shift this culture that looks the other way, or believes that we are powerless. The first step to change is […]

A Touch of Grace: Classic Portraits

A Touch of Grace: Classic Portraits

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May 16, 2015

We live in an era where everyone needs a proper portrait. With social media becoming our first impression, it’s more important now than it ever was to put our best face forward. And, that’s why I have started telling people that by the time they enter the working world, they need a good head shot. […]

Tree Woman Project: Moss

Tree Woman Project: Moss

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Feb 11, 2015

The beautiful thing about this project is how it appeals to women of all ages and stages of life. Remember the model who sat patiently for me while I worked through my studio lighting technique with my classmate, Alecia Lindsay? Well, after telling her about my project, she offered to join the volunteer models! And, […]

What I Learned From A Model

What I Learned From A Model

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Feb 3, 2015

I never would have thought that I would know a fashion photographer. But, as I’m growing in my work, I’m meeting other photographers from various genres. Last year, while taking a Creative Live course in studio lighting, I had the opportunity to befriend Alecia Lindsey. We got together just this past month to practice what we […]

Tree Women Project: Bamboo

Tree Women Project: Bamboo

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Jan 23, 2015

When I posted about this idea I had for the Tree Woman Project, I was pleasantly surprised. First, I was not expecting so many of my friends and family on Facebook to support the idea. Second, I was impressed by the number of volunteer models that emerged. Jackie is such a doll. When I met […]

Tree Women Project: Deodar Cedar

Tree Women Project: Deodar Cedar

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Jan 15, 2015

When I think of Christmas trees, I envision a classic Scandinavian Noble fir. As I was learning about trees this past summer, I saw the Deodar Cedar and thought it looks very much like a Noble, but was surprised to find it’s what some folks call a “real cedar” tree. They grow very tall and […]

Tree Woman Project: Douglas Fir

Tree Woman Project: Douglas Fir

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Jan 8, 2015

In the spirit of the season, the Douglas Fir tree was the inspiration for this Tree Woman portrait session. At this maturity, the Douglas Fir looks an awful lot like a classic Christmas tree. Cassie was my intrepid model who braved the cold, rainy day with as much excitement as I had for our photo-project […]

Tree Women Project: Bigleaf Maple

Tree Women Project: Bigleaf Maple

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Nov 17, 2014

There is something magical about the Bigleaf Maple tree leaves. I remember walking to elementary school and being completely excited when the maples along a street we walked started dropping these wonders of nature, their size and color still delight me. My brother and I would collect the ones with the most vibrant colors to […]

Tree Woman Project: Lawson Cypress

Tree Woman Project: Lawson Cypress

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Nov 6, 2014

I have had a love for trees for quite some time now, and this past summer, I was able to volunteer with a Tree Ambassador program in Seattle by photographing trees for a self-guided tree walk map. Capturing beauty in women is also a passion of mine. When I discovered Brooke Shaden, both of those […]

Dancing with the trees

Dancing with the trees

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Oct 14, 2014

Life is too short to wait until I feel old enough to reach for my dreams. I’ve felt that very deeply lately after losing a mentor and watching my aunt struggle with cancer. The problem with being me is that I have many dreams and yet a very real sense of duty and responsibility to […]