January 23, 2024

“Of all the great works that we can experience, nature is the most absolute and enduring. We can witness it change through the seasons. We can see it in the mountains, the oceans, the deserts, and the forest. We can watch the changes of the moon each night, and the relationship between the moon and […]

January 11, 2024

What makes ordinary moments become meaningful memories that we will carry in our hearts, minds and souls for the rest of our days?  I’ve been pondering this question lately. I invite you to close your eyes for a moment and recall a few of your most meaningful memories. Try to fill them in with as […]

December 17, 2023

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the whole day in a deeply moving and powerful meditation workshop. It was part of an inner work journey that I have been on, but something really surprising surfaced during my meditation.   Unexpectedly, photography was a theme that emerged over and over again. With eyes closed, I […]

Photography as the Art of Place + Memory - Reflective woman in nature

November 28, 2023

Last week I had the gift of rest. Time unplugged in nature is very therapeutic for me. This beautiful and restorative mix of rest plus nature allowed me the space to enter into a deeper place of reflection and one thing that I’ve been ruminating on is my photographic + creative process as the art […]

July 17, 2023

A Journey of Building a Sustainable Family Photography Business Do you make a solid living wage as an artist without constantly burning the midnight oil? I do, finally, and I hope you do too, but I wanted to write this blog post because I was recently at a photography workshop and talking with some newer-in-business […]

May 4, 2023

I love using the environment and backdrops at my locations to elevate my storytelling. Photography is an art that requires not only skill and creativity, but it also benefits from intentional planning and consideration of various factors. One of the most important aspects of photography, to me, is the location. Choosing the right location can […]

February 21, 2020

We all know about putting pictures into frames. The act of framing makes them more visually pleasing to hang and display. Well, that same idea is also a composition technique that can make your photos more aesthetically pleasing and meaningful. Framing refers to using elements in your scene to create a visual “frame” within your […]

October 18, 2019

The 6th anniversary of my beloved Grandmother’s death recently passed.  With each year since I’ve last seen her, small details disappear from my memory. I have a notoriously bad memory and that is one of the reasons I love photography so much.  One of my favorite memories with my Grandma Veronica was in her second […]

August 29, 2019

Do you imagine your children or future generations sitting around reminiscing while perusing old hard drives full of photos that have been passed down to them? Will the hard drives even work with future technological advances? Or perhaps you imagine posterity to be pouring through thousands of photos on a cloud storage service we’ve entrusted […]