Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Simone and Sophie

I love these two little girls as my own...

rocks and shells

The Secret Workshop, Seattle

Wow...that's all I can say about this weekend. I took a huge leap of faith and went to Seattle this weekend for a photography workshop that I found on the internet. I trusted what the website said about itself, and loved the pictures the photographer took, so I went for it. I really put myself out there, paying the money to go, leaving the kids for the weekend which I just don't do, and going all by myself without anyone! All I can say is that all my hopes and dreams for the weekend were fulfilled...AND MORE!!! I knew there was going to be a "secret guest" photographer there to talk with us, but we didn't know who until the first night we were there. OH MY GOODNESS, it was TARA WHITNEY! When I found out I was reduced to tears. She's only my absolute favorite photographer of all time. I've been following her for about 2 years, and she's my number one inspiration. What are the chances? I love her work so much, and would give anything to be able to capture what she does in a family. She was so humble and sweet, offering any advice we would ask about. She's an open, honest, genuine soul. No wonder she does so good. She puts everyone at ease with her presence. What a gift she is. I can't wait to meet her again someday, hopefully when she's taking our family portraits in California!!!

More from Seattle...


These two were a little shy getting started, but really got into it by the end!


A true miracle this baby girl is...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Style

I will be journaling here to figure out what I want to say. How can I express what I feel inside with words so that people understand me and how I tick? I want people to see my blog or website and know right away if I'm the photographer they want or not. I want to draw people in who appreciate my style and way of seeing their world. I want to show their love, emotions, feelings and personalities in ways that they want to remember years from now. I don't want to create the next department store portrait. I want to create unique artistic portraits of people, real people the way their loved ones would really remember them. So, bring your favorite pair of jeans, t-shirts, flip flops, blankies, and beloved dirty teddy bears. Bring your rubber boots, sparkly shoes, binkies and dress up costumes. I want to capture what makes you you. I love smiles, frowns, expressions in eyes and even tears! If this is what your looking for, let's chat!