Another school year has ended and another class of young people have graduated and will go out into the world to learn about themselves and discover their purpose. Congratulations to these young men and women from the Class of 2017! What a special group of young people you are. I feel privileged to have been… Continue reading Congratulations Class of 2017!
Last month I hosted a mother’s night out event for North Central Parenting Group and gave a short presentation about how to organize and display your family photographs. The women who attended gave great feedback and made it apparent that the number of images they have of their children is overwhelming and causes them stress. … Continue reading Organizing and Displaying Your Family Photographs
Years ago, most people had portraits of their family and children hanging in their homes. Although some people went to very high-end studios and had beautiful portraits gracing the walls of their homes, not everyone had the most beautiful or the best quality portraits. Some people went to chain studios like Olin Mills, but most… Continue reading Family Portraits Help Children’s Self Esteem
I am so sorry for what is happening in our world. Every time I hear of an attack, mass shooting and hateful action against innocents, my heart breaks a little more. Pretty soon I am afraid that I will be sad more than I am happy. The church shooting in Charleston last year, the Boston… Continue reading Lovely France, My Heart Breaks for You
Today is Father’s Day. Today I celebrate my own father and my husband for their commitment to my boys and to me. But it is also the day my mother died. Last Sunday was her 70th birthday and today is the day she died. One week apart, a week after her 63rd birthday. Sometimes I… Continue reading Remembering my Mother.
I know it is not that hot yet so it is harder to think about leaving Arizona and heading over to California to get some cooler weather and beach time. But, most schools are either out for summer vacation or will be out by the end of the month. So, now is the time to… Continue reading Let’s Go to the Beach!
Class of 2016! I am so proud to have documented the most from your class of any in my professional photography career (29 in total). From those I have photographed since you were babies to some new people who I just had the pleasure of meeting this past year, all of you are really… Continue reading Congratulations Class of 2016!
My little boy is 18 today. We are about to experience another transition. He will soon graduate and go off to college to start his independent life away from me. This is what I worked to prepare him to do and I am excited for him. But, I am not sure I am ready to… Continue reading My Little Boy Grew Up!
Monday was the first day at my studio in twelve years where Megan was not there. Of course, while she worked for me she took vacations and sick days, but Monday was different. She is not on vacation or out sick. She is not here and will not be here as the studio manager and… Continue reading Transitions
One of my favorites, using the light to create a desired effect. I have been a photographer for many years so it is a given that when I started out, I started working with film. Then, about 10-15 years ago there was a huge shift in the professional industry and almost every single photographer I… Continue reading Why I Choose Film