Tuesday, June 30, 2009


My time is almost here.

I can hear his laugh, feel his warm embrace, imagine a kiss...

Today though, I shared in Shannon's joy through her 1st Homecoming. There was no fly-in, no confetti over a ship or even any media coverage. The significance wasn't any less though. The excitement and anticipation in Shannon's face as she watched Shawn walk past the security gates. The joy in Shawn's eyes as he watched Trevor walk and run for the first time. The pure emotion was there. It was true. I was so honored to be there to capture that moment for them.

and I keep reminding myself that my time is almost here...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hay Days

There were no kids in line, no cotton candy stuck to their lips.

There were no lovers stealing a kiss at the top of the sky, no high schoolers rockin' the basket.

Yet she kept moving. Round and round and round. She still stopped on the platform with every turn of the basket eagerly waiting for someone, anyone.

Can you see her? I wonder what life in a different era looked like for her. When hay days were the highlight of summer. Where she witnessed first kisses, laughter, innocence and joy.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A few more....

I thought I would share a few more of my fav's from Marcus and Reagan's beach shoot. But I need your opinions please! Do you like the framed look for presentation? I am working on branding myself better, so please don't be afraid to tell me if you hate it!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I don't think I've ever laughed so hard during a photo shoot. We started out near the water...like toes in, maybe an ankle. Two minutes later and these crazy kids are swimming, fully clothed, into the Atlantic! So, those nice formal beach pics quickly turned their course, and we rolled with it. As I was leaving the shoot, I wondered if maybe I could have directed them differently in the beginning, not gotten them so worked up....but then I remembered what Me Ra's discoverey workshop had taught me, about finding the true meaning behind a person, telling a story and making your subject feel like they have been heard. Marcus and Reagan are full of life. They are passionate and genuine. They will (literally) run circles around you and were more than willing to run full speed at me to give me a sopping wet hug. So, most of the portraits taken have wet, sandy hair, gritty arms and legs, and yes, even the wet white t-shirt look. But in the end, when you think about it, those are the pictures that define who Marcus and Reagan are. Those are the ones that show true emotion and essence...

So, Marcus and Reagan, here is your teaser pic from today's beach shoot! Thank you for showing me such a great time and for allowing me to see the world through your eyes for an hour or two!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


My dad came for a visit a few weeks ago and as we were touring around Williamsburg, we got caught in a downpour! It's a good thing I went back to the car earlier for our umbrella's! Dad hunkered down with Logan under a tree and I set out with my umbrella and camera to the gorgeous garden's on the grounds.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

All smiles!

Baby A was all smiles when we did our mini session! Her daddy is also deployed so pictures are a precious commodity for him.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


As we were leaving Telluride, we decided to take a quick drive up to Mountain Village. I am so happy that my father-in-law suggested that because look at what was captured! The village was breathtaking! So here's a lesson in choosing where to shoot your subject from. The girls in the car all needed a pitstop, so we stopped at the store at the top of the mountain. I decided to take a quick stroll and went behind the buildings to get a better peak at what was down below and found the gondola building unattended! So, I took advantage! I remember learning to take a walk around your subject to see all the different angles. The next three pics are the same gondola, just shot from different positions. So, take a walk next time before shooting and see if there's a better angle! Don't just shoot the obvious.

I saw this shot as we were driving and made my father-in-law pull over! To get this one, I did two exposures, one for the sky and one for the grass and combined the two.