New Ventures

October 14, 2015

If you’ve read my About Me, you know that my love of photography did not start with people. It was completely and totally about capturing the world around me. I was amazed and fascinated that I could make the world stand still. The amount of money my parents’ spent developing rolls of film with pictures of my dolls, our toothbrush holders, landscapes (and I was no Ansel Adams)… okay, I had to help pay too, but still.

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But what you see here, when I get around to blogging (oops), is mostly people. In fact, it’s mostly babies and toddlers. I love working with people, with families, I love freezing time with a laugh, a scowl, a funny face, or pure wonder (what the heck is that crazy lady holding?!). Only, I never stopped taking pictures of the every day. I never stopped with the dolls, the toothbrush holders, the landscapes (that’s a lie, I haven’t taken a picture of toothbrush holders since those cute bears that hung on the wall in our bathroom in 1994). The point is, I don’t share a lot of what I capture.

And now I’m trying to change that.

I quietly ventured into selling my work years ago when I was fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and just as quietly let it slip away. Recently, I’ve gotten the urge to branch out again, stretch my creative limits, and offer some of my non-people work for sale.

I’m starting with Etsy, but I have some other ideas in mind.

Please have a look around, stay for awhile, share my shop, buy some Christmas cards, and let me know what you are looking for in prints and products. I would love to hear your ideas and how I can add some beauty and perspective to your space and life.

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A to Z

September 3, 2015

I had the pleasure of photographing these sweet boys this past weekend. I’ve met big brother (A) a few times and we took pictures last spring, but I was excited to finally see him as a brother and get his sweet little brother in front of my camera for the first time. Z is just over 7 weeks and I was so impressed with how well he did!

It’s definitely a bit more challenging to get two wee ones (A is recently 2) and especially when the baby is past that total milk drunk newborn stage. They just don’t love being “posed” as much and they’re certainly more alert. :)

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon! A to Z and certainly complete. <3

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Relive the Magic

March 14, 2012

My mom had a photo request earlier this evening that had me scouting through some old photo files. In the midst, I was able to relive some magic. Last summer, I went to Disneyland with my immediate family for the first time in years. I honestly couldn’t even remember the last time I’d been with my brother. We went to celebrate his birthday along with Father’s Day. What a lovely time! :)

I don’t know how I didn’t share this one before from while we were standing in line for Thunder Mountain. I absolutely love the sun flare and LensBaby effect here. I hope that you find the way to relive some of the magic in your life.

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Little Cousins

June 2, 2011

This year, I’ve taken a lot of trips home for holidays and wedding-related activities (this amazing couple gets married NEXT SATURDAY! Can’t wait!).

One of the benefits is seeing my younger cousins more often. One of the other benefits is having a constant stream of photos that I can edit at my own leisure. :)

I’m still working on Easter photos from this year and this past weekend, I also got a few pictures of my now five year old cousin Elise and my now 13 year old cousins Megan and Savannah at Megan’s birthday party (with them is our other cousin Dylan).

Beautiful girls… all of them. :)

Cousins

“Cousins are different beautiful flowers in the same garden.”