Peace and Pandemonium

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Wading in the Stream
Recession Sessions

Fall is my favorite time of year. Every autumn I come alive. I cant help but feel renewed and invigorated. This is the season of my own personal rebirth. Maybe it's because I am an October baby and it always feels like a festive time of year. I love the warm clothes, the jeans, boots, hoodies, scarves. Layer upon layer of warmth. I adore the change that our environment goes through. The colors that cover the mountains, the leaves that fall to the ground where they dry out and crunch under your feet when you step on them. The fresh coolness in the air instantly enhances my mood and I feel whole again. You hear that? I feel whole again!

Lately I have found myself thinking a lot. Thinking about

Creative Expression.

I have personally been going through lots of changes lately. I have felt a yearning to be closer to the things that matter. I find myself tossing away experiences that bring me anxiety, stress, and frustration and instead have been turning my focus to my blessings, my abundance and my joy. Taking on this perspective has allowed the joy of creating to enter into my realm again after what has felt like such a long time. This is a joy I want to share with all of you.

So I have this idea. Everyone wants to have their family photographed in the fall. Right? I mean, it's a gorgeous time of year! We all like giving an updated family photo with our christmas cards and its probably time to refresh the pictures displayed in frames around our homes.

Because I have kept myself out of the loop lately my poor blog has suffered. It's so sad!! I'm not, but my blog is, and I don't want to put that out there anymore!!! Instead I'd like to feature YOU!

I want to get out and work.
I want to post pictures of new faces and loving families.
I want to do work that will matter to people. Work that will matter to you.

Therefore, I am offering "Recession Sessions" during my favorite month. October!!

Here is the deal. For $100 you will get a one hour mini photoshoot, on the location of your choice. This can be any kind of session you would like. Your family, individual, couples, kids, engagements, bridals, anything you'd like. After our session I will edit your images and post them on an online gallery where you can view and purchase prints. At this point I will print all of your low resolution images (not suitable for printing) on a disk for posting on the web and for sending through emails. You will also have your choice of 2 high resolution images to have and keep for your very own. (This disc will include a signed print release.) Of course you will have an option to buy your high res images at a discount price as well. If that interests you be sure to ask about the details. I want to save you money but I also want to offer you quality pictures that you will appreciate for years to come. I hope you'll take me up on this.

So once again:
1 hour shooting time
online gallery
all low res images on a disk for emails and web purposes.
2 high res images of your choice along with a signed print release form.
Only available during the month of October.

DONT MISS OUT!! Book your photo shoot today because I only have so many available dates to shoot and I would hate to fill up before I hear from you.

Email me at


Sneak Peek: JD and Michelle

I CANNOT wait to share these photos with you. I felt privileged to shoot the most unique and intimate wedding last weekend. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Here's a super small slice. So much more to come.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Welcome To My Thought Stream

Once again, Holly Girl to the rescue. Thanks for the inspiration....again.

If you have been curious to know where I have been for the last 3 months, watch this video.
If you've ever wondered what I think in my head regarding photography and my place within it, pay attention because this is EXACTLY how I feel about it.

I cant begin to tell you how deeply I identified with this guy. It was as if he was taking the words right out of my mouth, clearly stating my troubled mind and heart. I told you all that I have been taking a hiatus from photography. Well this is the reason why. Plain and simple. Thankfully, I'm coming around but all of this is still VERY fresh on my mind. In a strange way, I'm thankful for it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Yellow Balloons

Yesterday was a special day. Besides being Labor Day which was wonderful, it was also the birthday of my nephew Evan who passed away last year. He would have been three. To celebrate his special day his mom organized a balloon launch for all of his family and friends to participate in. We were asked to take pictures since we couldn't be a part of the celebration in Florida.

Evans' favorite color was yellow and his favorite song was You Are My Sunshine. After singing the song together as a family we launched our balloons and remembered what a sweet little boy Evan is. We love him and miss him so much. My kids talk about him often and talk about the day they will be able to see him again. We are thankful to know that we will have the opportunity to be reunited with him again. We all really want the chance to get to know him better.

Ready. Set.


I said Launch!

I kept yelling out to Isaiah telling him to let go of his balloon.
He wouldnt.
I could understand his reluctancy.
Some things are really hard to let go of.

He finally let it go and we all watched as it floated into the sky alone. But...

It was a beautiful sight.

Happy Birthday Evan!!

Monday, September 7, 2009


The Trask Family

After a summer hiatus from picture taking I have finally found a reason to immerse again.

Thanks to The Trask Family for providing the motivation...enjoy.


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