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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mother + Daughter: Beauty Portraits

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May 30, 2013

Vera is a beautiful woman inside and out. She is a mother, business owner and community leader. Her nursery is an amazing space where my kids never want to leave, it’s a wonderland. So, I was looking forward to photographing Vera and her daughter in the nursery surrounded by flora and spring colors. Sadly, being […]

Capturing Beauty in People

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May 28, 2013

Something funny happens when you point a camera at someone and say, smile! They become self conscious, fiddle with their hair, and worry about how they look. I know, because I’m guilty of this myself. In my photography, I love capturing a person in a photojournalistic style – the natural smile unhindered by thoughts about […]

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 […]