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 […]

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 […]

Dreaming big, and asking for help

Dreaming big, and asking for help

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Aug 7, 2014

When I was 20, my entrepreneurial Uncle Ron took me, and my cousin (his son) to a big business conference in Portland, Oregon. We heard from many leaders and successful business people about what it takes to succeed. The only part that really sticks out in my mind was a spot that Goldie Hawn filled. […]

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 […]

Film Friday: Mother

Film Friday: Mother

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May 2, 2014

Happy May! I don’t know about you, but I’m already thinking about Mother’s Day… That’s why I’m sharing this photography today – my first award winning photograph I took of my Mom, when I was 6. I won a ribbon at the Fair and was delighted. My Mom has been my number one fan and […]

Seattle Mother-Daughter Beauty Walk

Seattle Mother-Daughter Beauty Walk

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Apr 10, 2014

What do you do to capture a sweet, energetic 3-year-old and her Mom? Take a walk, of course! Meet Rio and her Mom, Melanie, a fellow photographer…   On Seattle’s rare summery spring day, we adventured from the University Village to the Arboretum. These two are such fun, sweet souls, it was fun to capture […]

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… […]

A First Family Portrait!

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Dec 5, 2013

I had the honor of giving this beautiful family their first portrait session. They were funny, well prepared and had the most serious almost two-year-old I have ever met! He was adorable and I have to admit that as a Mom myself, I was happy to see that he didn’t take to a stranger like […]

Am I Beautiful or do I look like a Bobble Head?

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Jun 19, 2013

I’ve been branching out in my photography business to include Beauty Portraits. Last week, I had booked a portfolio building session, and when my friend forgot to come, I decided to step in front of the camera myself… Here is what I look like on a normal morning: Here is what I look like after […]

2 Easy Ways To Take Better Mother’s Day Photos!

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May 6, 2013

I love Mothers Day. I know it seems like a Hallmark holiday, but really, it’s a good excuse to stop and thank our mothers. And, I have a couple easy tips to make the most of your events full of snap shots… 1. Look At The Light If you’re snapping photos in the sunshine outside, […]