2013…

· December 27, 2013 · 8:19 pm · Personal, , ,

I love looking back over the year…through all the photos and memories. 2013 has been a wild ride. Full of amazing people, experiences, and memories I will cherish forever. As I look back through these photos I feel so unbelievably grateful for all the amazing people I have in my life, old and new.

Thanks to everyone who made this year so wonderful. Happy new year! XO

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personal vacation photographer…

· June 10, 2013 · 2:47 pm · People, Travel, , , ,

Personal Vacation Photographer

While I love traveling with my husband and family and capturing our beautiful holidays on “film”, it seems there is something missing from the photos. Usually, me. I nervously will give my camera to a stranger to snap a photo of all of us now and again…but then the photo always feels posed and unnatural. Something I’m not a big fan of.

So for a while I’ve wondered if other people feel the same. Do they wish there was someone around on their vacation to capture something fun that otherwise would never be documented? (ie- surfing, paddleboarding, swimming, picnics, hiking and playing on the beach together) I know it’s something I would seriously consider.

Anyhow, after reading an article from the Wall Street Journal I am realizing this is apparently not as crazy of an idea as I thought…other people might really love to have someone photograph their fun holiday moments. So if you are planning a vacation, day trip, adventure, or even a picnic and would like to have some nice photos with everyone in them, write me an email and we will see if we can plan something together :)

a food and lifestyle photography workshop, part 3…

· May 19, 2013 · 4:02 pm · Food, Personal, Travel, , , , , ,

After spending 3 days in Tuscany I wasn’t sure what could top the past days experiences. We had already done so many things and I had learned so much from my new friends. I was already so inspired. And then came day three of the workshop…

We traveled to the town of Pistoia and visited a local farmers market where we photographed everything. Italians are so fun to capture, with their expressive hands and emotional gestures. We made our way through the market taking pictures of all the beautiful produce and people. Aran and Nadia bought ingredients for a photoshoot we would have later that day…

After the market we sat together in the sun and at lunch at an outside cafe. The food and wine were unbelievable. I’ve thought about that meal quite a few times since that afternoon. :)

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Photos from Day 1 and Day 2 :)

the good stuff…

· July 24, 2012 · 9:19 am · Family, People, Personal, , , , , ,

When people ask me to do photos of there kids, I’m not always certain what they have in mind. To me, a photo of a child is best when you capture something real, something genuine…actually, I feel that way about photos of everyone for that matter. But the difference is that children are not as good at faking it as some of us in the adult world have grown to be. You only get those real smiles and laughs when they are truly having a good time.

This photo for example, is not the best location, the background is busy and it’s probably not something that would hang in a gallery somewhere…but that smile is about as real as it gets. It makes me happy to look at it. And when I’m a mom one day, I hope to capture the true laughter of my child, and any child I photograph actually… Because to me, that is the good stuff.