Saturday, November 27, 2010

the {B} family - Santa Fe Family Portrait Photographer

D, K, & E, I just wanted to send you a quick sneek peek at your photos as I'm finishing them up. I had lots of fun at our session and I hope you did too.  What a beautiful family, each and every one of you.
Thanks and enjoy,

Monday, November 15, 2010

the {M} Family - Santa Fe Portrait Photographer

I just wanted to give you a sneak peek to see how your photos are coming along. I hope you like them, I think they are turning out great. I will let you know when they are all, should be soon.

Thank you,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jessica- Santa Fe Maternity Photographer

Thank you for sharing such an important time in your life with me and trusting me with your photos. I wanted to share a little sneak peek of how they are coming along. I hope you love them.
And I can't wait to meet Isabelle, such a beautiful name, I know she is going to be a beautiful girl just like her mother.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Anna- Santa Fe Maternity Photographer

Thank you so much for trusting me with your photos.  I do hope you love how these are coming out.  Just wanted to share a few of my favorites from what I edited so far.
I think you look amazing. 

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Syd - Santa Fe Senior Photographer

Syd, I'm loving the way your photos are coming out. I hope you do too. Here is a little sneak peek. Thanks for letting me photograph you. Enjoy - more to come.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Route 66 - Blue Ford in Holbrook

I love to just drive and see what is out there. On a road trip it takes me forever to get anywhere because I keep stopping and exploring little ruins and other sites along the way. I love to take the back roads and stay off the highway. This spring break a friend and I ventured to Vegas and on the way home we stopped for the night to stay at the wigwam motel. This is the second time I've stayed at this Route 66 classic and it is always so much fun for the kids. The family has classic cars sitting around the parking lot and it is just such a great place to get some pictures. This is done with two exposures merged using HDR. I saturated the blue paint and the red rust for fun.

I have so many photos taken and just archived that I really need to get to work on them. I hope your like this new addition to my collection.

For more Route 66 photos visit my etsy shop.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Village of the Past

Each time I wander the southwest I seem to be called back to a small group of prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages located in the southeastern corner of Utah. Hovenweep National Monument, a landscape of canyons and mesa tops, is a small but captivating part of our National Park System. I don't know if it is the beautiful ruins, the natural, undeveloped nature, or just the its solitude of that draws me, but I find each time it is worth the drive.

There are 6 villages in the area, but the Square Tower Group is the easiest to access and was the largest of the villages. Here is a view of some of its ruins from inside the canyon in the late morning. (I had hope to get out at sunrise, but it was raining and I was not prepared for rain.) You can see how the rocks have shifted over time and part of the ruins have fallen into the canyon. Still the towers that are still standing are very interesting. As I walk the trail I find it difficlut to believe that 500 people lived in this village. The historians base this figure on the nearly 30 kivas that they have found hidden around the village.
Of course I have more photos to share and hope to get to them soon.
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sneak Peak - Blue, Blue Eyes - Santa Fe Child Photographer

During my latest session the wind was blowing during one of the worst spring storms I have ever seen since I moved west. It tore up trees and cause minor destruction all though the west. Rather then cancel the session the girl's mother and I decided to just do the whole session using my new black muslin background. Normally I use natural backgrounds and light, but this time it was only natural light. I think they turned out well, but I wish I had more backgrounds to play with now.

The hat was knitted by Casey of Flower Girl Designs and looked great with the purple zebra striped skirt.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Staying Grounded on Earth Day!

Today, the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, is a great day to reflect not only the changes we can make to help the earth's ecosystem, but also why. For me my child's future, health and happiness is more then enough reason to do my best for the earth. I want her to be able to roll down the grassy hill in summer, lay down under the Aspens in fall and be amazed by the contrast of golden leaves and blue sky, to build snowmen in the winter snow, and the experience the rebirth of spring each year. My daughter keep me grounded and aware of how my actions effect so many things.

We all have our own reason to help the earth's ecosystem and the important thing is to do our best each day. Whether your contribution is small or large, it is a step forward and when we add up each small step we will realized that all those small steps have created real change.

Have a beautiful day,

Monday, April 19, 2010

And the winner is.......

Touching Heaven!

As of today the title of this beautiful Alaskan landscape is Touching Heaven.

Thank you Alice Istanbul for your wonderful suggestion. It does look like the heavens are opening up to give us a glimpse of the beauty. For coming up with the winning title Alice has won $30 credit in any of my shops!

Thank you to all who participated! Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dreaming in Spring

I dreamed of soft white blooms against a sky blue.
I dreamed of the warmth of the sun on my skin.
Dreaming in spring of things that are true.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Emerges - Tulip

The days grow longer and warmer. Birds sing the songs of spring while beautiful greens, yellows and reds emerge from the ground.

I have yearned for spring for the last few months and finally it is here.

Enjoy the beauty.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Snow in Santa Fe

One of my favorite streets in Santa Fe is Garcia Street. It is just off the famous Canyon Road, know for it's many wonderful art galleries.
The gallery I work for part-time, Mark White Fine Art, is just off this street and I took these photos a couple of weeks ago just after the last spring snow and right before work. The sky was gray with the threat of more show, but it was so beautiful.
If you ever visit Santa Fe this is a great area to visit. There is a great little coffee shop called the Downtown Subscription that serves the best cafe mocha, Garcia Street Books, and the Photo-eye Gallery and Bookshop, in a small corner just a block off of Canyon Road. On Canyon road there are many wonderful galleries with all types of arts and crafts represented.

I hope you enjoyed! Have a wonderful and warming spring!

more great quotes

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
- Salvador Dali

Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
-Marcel Duchamp