A Touch of Grace: Classic Portraits

A Touch of Grace: Classic Portraits

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May 16, 2015

We live in an era where everyone needs a proper portrait. With social media becoming our first impression, it’s more important now than it ever was to put our best face forward. And, that’s why I have started telling people that by the time they enter the working world, they need a good head shot. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes Portraits: Studio Lighting

Behind the Scenes Portraits: Studio Lighting

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Jul 7, 2014

Almost exactly one month after taking The Lighting Challenge: Natural vs. Studio lighting course, I booked several hours at Urban Light Studio to practice what I learned. I was giddy, nervous and excited – like the first day of school or something. Part of my nervousness came from my photography posse: I had a Make […]

Shifting my focus toward a dream

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Mar 4, 2014

February was a difficult month. I didn’t blog because it was the month that asked hard questions of the heart. I did my business taxes, and found that I didn’t make a profit. Again, I came close within a few hundred dollars, but as my family is growing and needing more space, clothes, food, etc, […]

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 […]

Home Sweet Home

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Nov 10, 2013

I discovered something fantastic and am so pleased to share this with you: My new favorite portrait package! After doing some architectural photography, I was inspired to combine it with my love of photojournalism, and am now offering a life style portrait session. How It Works: This new package is perfect for the family who […]