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 Little Princess

January 26, 2011

It was really such a joy to get to meet and photograph this little princess and her family. I’ve known her dad and grandparents since I was a little girl and to be able to capture such a beautiful moment in their lives was truly an honor. This gorgeous little princess and her awesomely handsome big brother are some lucky kids.

I love you all! Congratulations again on your sweet girl!

A Little Princess

Welcoming Kylee

January 24, 2011

This weekend, I flew to the Sacramento area to meet and photograph our family friend’s newest addition. I was so excited to see the family – it had been so long! Kylee was seven days new and so beautiful. She hated losing her clothes, but was a little angel all swaddled up. I can’t wait to finish going through the pictures. Here’s a sneak peek – big brother was such a trooper and so proud of his baby sister.

“Isn’t she the cutest?” Yes she is!

Brother & Sister

“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.” — Francis A. Walker

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” -Joseph Campbell

Marines Standing At Attention

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust,
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” -Minot J. Savage

Of God & Country

“And I am proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I am free.
And I won’t forget the men, who died,
Who gave that right to me.” -Lee Greenwood

Remaining Soldier

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of other are often stiffened.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson