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 […]

Tis the Season!

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Dec 2, 2014

It’s the time of year that may fill you with joy and warmth as you gather with friends and family to celebrate the holidays. Or it may fill you with dread and stress as you painfully figure out what to buy to express your love and appreciation. It doesn’t help that everyone, everywhere is having […]

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 […]

Bolivia Update: moving forward!

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Nov 13, 2014

Slowly but surely, I’m inching forward toward the goal of attending Workshops with a Purpose in Bolivia come April 2015. When I first applied, I thought I was jumping in at the last minute to join an immersion workshop to learn non-profit photography. As chance would have it, the workshop was postponed. This has given […]

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 […]

Professional Portraits: Ready To Thrive

Professional Portraits: Ready To Thrive

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Nov 3, 2014

Do you have a professional portrait? I’m not talking about the ones where your office wants to update the company directory and hires someone to come on in and photograph everyone in 5 minute intervals like you’re back in grade school. I’m talking about a portrait that you can be proud of and share across […]

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 […]

A Fall Day At The Beach: family portraits

A Fall Day At The Beach: family portraits

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Oct 1, 2014

There is something beautiful about a fall day in Seattle. Though it’s usually overcast this time of year with a layer of gray clouds, it’s rather beautiful in a quiet serene sort of way.That’s why I was actually a bit excited when the day of our family portrait session was overcast, because I think it […]

Ready For The Journey

Ready For The Journey

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Sep 11, 2014

I like to think of life like a surfing metaphor – there are always waves, some are stronger than others, and some will even carry you along when you didn’t want it to but sometimes you can pick which one to ride. The ride can end in a crash or leave you exhilarated and ready […]

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 […]