Professional Portraits: Ready To Thrive

Professional Portraits: Ready To Thrive

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 […]

A First Family Portrait!

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 […]

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

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, […]

Overcoming the time excuse

Feb 6, 2012

I used to say I didn’t have any time for Photography. Last week I sorted through my Photograph archives from the past 10 years. I captured thousands of images. The only thing I didn’t make time for was doing the kind of Photography I wanted. I’ve never stopped taking photographs, but I have let time […]

Goals and Transformers

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 […]

Learning Curve

Jan 19, 2012

Wedding Photography was easy. It was a way to use my love of Photography in a straight forward way as a service. You hired me, I did my job, and got paid. There was more to it than that, but that was the basic bones of it. Now that I’m entering the art photography world, […]

Rainbow of Life Show: Thank you + Review

Jan 15, 2012

The best part of the show was hearing from a cousin, “Wow, Holli, I didn’t know you did this!” It was fun to see so many friends and family members come out to see my work: big and pretty and up on a wall. The comments and compliments of strangers was even more delightful, because […]

Lessons from The Art of Food Photography class

Sep 11, 2011

Since I was 6, I’ve been taking photos. I had an eye for composition, and my Mom let me use her instant, film camera from time to time at family events. I learned at that young age to make every shot count, because each one cost money. When I finally took an official photography class, […]

In Family, Tips

Surviving Sun Burns and Bug Bites Naturally

Jul 25, 2011

I get bug bites very summer. Ever since I was a little girl, if I went camping or spent time petting a dog or cat, I’d get at least 3 bites. Often many more than that. At one point I had a pet cat, and got so bit up (dozens and dozens) that my mom […]

Why we adopted a garden

Jul 11, 2011

I have fond memories of wandering between my Grandma’s raised garden beds in the back of her city home.¬† The smell of sun ripened strawberries and Lemon Mint mingle in those memories. She even used raised planter beds after she moved onto a larger city lot where she and my Grandpa also raised dozen of […]