BOLIVIA BOUND!

BOLIVIA BOUND!

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Apr 2, 2015

It’s been quiet around here, but that’s because there’s been a flurry of activity. From a little family vacation to working as hard as I could to keep up with client work, and now to prepare for Bolivia! I would not be able to go on this adventure – to do good while learning and […]

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, […]

Bolivia Update: Almost There

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Feb 5, 2015

I can’t believe it’s almost time to purchase airplane tickets for this trip! The fundraising urgency has slowed down as we entered 2015, and I’m happy to report that I was able put all of my profits from 2014 into this trip, adding another $465. After trimming any excess spending (goodbye, Hulu subscription), I was […]

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 […]

New Year, New Direction!

New Year, New Direction!

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Jan 1, 2015

Not all of the portraits and special events I had the pleasure of capturing in 2014 fit in this collage – but it’s a good representation of what the year has held. Since August 2014, when I decided to pursue portraiture and not solely fine art nature photography, I have been overwhelmed with gratitude for each […]

At The Courthouse: Short and Sweet Seattle Wedding

At The Courthouse: Short and Sweet Seattle Wedding

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Dec 15, 2014

When I met Renee and Chris for a little family portrait session this summer, I immediately thought they made a beautiful couple. Loving, patient and kind to each other, I was so excited when Renee emailed me about photographing their wedding. I started out as a Wedding Photography Assistant when I was 19 and loading Medium […]

Tree Women Project: Wild Apple Tree

Tree Women Project: Wild Apple Tree

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Dec 13, 2014

When I saw this old apple tree, I could not believe how big it had grown. It’s hiding in a green space where rumor has it there used to be an old military bunker. The story goes that they filled it with cement and it’s buried deep under a school nearby. Regardless of the old […]