A Photo Of My Feelings

A Photo Of My Feelings

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Aug 19, 2014

I spied this scene while out walking with my family on Sunday evening. I would not have even noticed if my daughter hadn’t asked for a water break. So, we stopped underneath ¬†two Holly trees that create an arbor over the sidewalk. As the kids drank water in their peckish and slow way, I looked […]

Looking Back To Move Forward

Looking Back To Move Forward

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Aug 14, 2014

Almost 16 years ago to this day, I accompanied my Grandma to Bolivia as she was taking a sort of reunion trip. Her family had lived there during her teen years as missionaries. I don’t remember what church they were serving under, but do remember that her time there left a lasting impression. She had […]

Getting In Front Of The Lens!

Getting In Front Of The Lens!

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May 12, 2014

If you look through our family photo albums, I’m rarely seen because I’m usually the photographer! Well, just before Christmas, I decided to ask our family portrait photographer to capture a photograph of me with just my kids… And then, just after the new year, I traded Head Shots with Melanie of Rio Jean Photography. […]

Childhood inspiration

Childhood inspiration

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May 5, 2014

The other day, my kids had made a mess of legos on their bedroom floor just before bedtime. Instead of scolding them, I took a moment and saw the wonderland they had created. That made a light-bulb go off above my head: childhood is full of inspiration. You never know what experiences you provide a […]

Why Photography?

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Dec 23, 2013

While sitting at my booth in a Holiday Art And Gift Show, a man asked me the best, most thought-provoking question I’ve ever gotten as a photographer. He looked around at my photographs and made the usual small talk before asking, “So, why photography?” I thought about it for a second, then shared my thoughts… […]

Swings And The Goat Farm

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Sep 16, 2013

One last summer adventure found us in Montana! We got to visit a small Goat Farm, and I felt like we had walked into a Martha Stewart magazine. This family has goats, chickens, and a couple rabbits. Their home is a wonderland for a family of four kids. If I could capture their home for […]

Photographing people like art

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Apr 4, 2013

When I first stood in the dark room developing my first print, it was a photograph of a person for my photojournalism class. I learned quickly how to photograph people in a journalistic style to tell a story. Now, I find myself using my camera to capture fine art that I see in nature. This […]

The moment I knew photography was my passion

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Feb 13, 2012

This is the story of how I discovered my passion of photography. It starts, however, with a boy. We were going to get married, that was the decision. He knew we were meant to be together forever. Then, like the practical girl that I was, I explained to the boy that we had to get […]

The Surprise + January’s Best

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Jan 30, 2012

Yesterday I ran into my neighbor. He said he and his wife saw my work up at Sugar Rush, and his tone expressed surprise, “I didn’t know you were a Photographer…You have really great work.” Something about this conversation caused me to feel the need to explain that yes, I was a Photographer, but I […]

Goals and Transformers

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Jan 23, 2012

As soon as my Photography show was up on the walls at Sugar Rush Coffee and Baking Company I thought to myself, “What next?” And, people started asking me the same question after the Opening Reception. I thought to myself that I wanted to do something a little different, a project or series, but I […]