Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Card

The annual Christmas card is finished...almost...all that's left to do is address the envelopes & drop them in the mail. This year the card features a contemporary glitter tree against a winter background. The blue background was achieved using a combination of metallic blue paper & light. I always enjoy working with light & reflective surfaces. Cheers!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Recently I photographed the interior of stelladallas, a hip new boutique on Lovers Lane in Dallas. They have a great collection of stylish furniture, lamps & pillows that you won't find elsewhere. The back of the store is filled with a cool collection of cards, calendars & wrapping paper. Not only is the product great, the super friendly staff is great too!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


On my latest assignment for Urban Animal I met Bailey. As with other pet photo sessions, treats played an important role! Bailey is a rescue dog that sometimes is a bit shy around people when she first meets them. However feed her a treat and you'll have a new friend. Debbie & Jenny had lots of treats on hand during the photo shoot, and Debbie even showed us a trick that they do each night before bed.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pinot & Grigio

Meet Pinot & Grigio. I met these cute pups recently while photographing their family for a Christmas card. After being rescued from a puppy mill, they were adopted by Sean & Pattie.
The pups had lots of energy for the photoshoot & did a great job! I'm sure they will enjoy Christmas in their new home.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hot Trend

The holidays are fast approaching! For those looking for a one of a kind gift that will last forever, a new trend in photography fits the bill. Printing photographs onto canvas is one of the hottest new trends.

Your image will be printed on museum-quality canvas and hand stretched onto a custom-built, 1.5" thick wooden frame. The image will be gallery wrapped, continuing around all sides of the frame for a beautiful print. Canvas prints are ready to hang on your wall, no additional framing is needed.

A variety of sizes are available to fit your needs. In addition to standard sizes, any size you desire can be produced. Custom sized canvas prints are a great way to fill a large wall space in your home.

Canvas prints make great holiday gifts for family members! Contact the studio for more information.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lisa & Frank

Recently I photographed Lisa & Frank. Lisa has been a commercial client of mine for several years, and I was honored to take their portrait. What a great couple! There were lots of smiles and lots of laughs during the session. Here are two of my favorites from that morning.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Recent Assignment

My latest assignment for Urban Animal introduced me to Laura, Mike & Victoria along with their three dogs Rusty, Sam & Praline. As you can tell from all the wagging tongues, the photo shoot took place on a hot afternoon! You can read about their family in the Fall issue, which is out now.

I always enjoy working with Urban Animal. The families I photograph have adopted animals from rescue groups & share their heartwarming stories with me. Urban Animal always features lots of furry four-legged friends looking for their forever home. If you are looking to adopt an animal check out their latest issue.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Kady & Ethan

Recently I photographed Kady & Ethan. Here are two of my favorite pictures from that afternoon. They are great kids and always so much fun to photograph!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Recent Assignment

When I received my latest assignment for Urban Animal which involved photographing a family with 4 dogs I'll admit I was a bit worried. With animals you never know what will happen so I figured the chances of all 4 sitting still & posing nicely at the same time were slim. So I came up with Plan B, and a Plan C, just in case. Turns out I didn't need a backup plan! Holly & Don were prepared with peanut butter hors d'oeuvres that the dogs just loved. Ferne, Squirrel, Buster Keaton, and Trooper are all such sweet dogs. They did a great job sitting still & posing for the camera. You can see them in Part of our Family in the summer issue of Urban Animal.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Camera Obscura

I have been meaning to post this for a while. During our visit to Santa Monica last year I persuaded my reluctant husband to visit the Camera Obscura with me. He wondered what on earth I was getting him into as it's located in a senior center, but in the end he admitted it was pretty cool. It is a pitch dark room with a large, round white table in the middle. There is a periscope on the roof of the building that captures the scene outside. The reverse image of the scene is projected onto the table. The periscope can be turned with a crank, allowing you a 360 degree view of outside. It is located close to the pier, so the projection of the beach was really cool. We both ended up taking some pictures of the projection. The camera obscura was originally used as a drawing aid.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Snowflake Bentley

Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley is the first photographer whose work I became familiar with. I grew up in Jericho, VT which is where Bentley lived his entire life. He is famous for his photomicrography work with snowflakes & is the first to photograph a snow crystal. I just love all of his detailed photographs of snowflakes. His photographs always remind me of home & how much I love the snow. The site dedicated to Snowflake Bentley is

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Website Updates

Over the next week I am going to be making some changes to the website. Bear with me until the changes are complete. Not sure yet if I will keep the music for the home page. I'll be adding more information and more photographs so come back soon!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Recently I worked on a project for a custom clothier. There were hundreds & hundreds of shirt swatches. I just loved all of the textures and colors! Within each color there were great patterns and lots of different shades. Here are two collages with a few of the shirt swatches.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Recent Photoshoot

Luckily the weather cooperated for my latest outdoor photoshoot. After lots of cold & dreary weather, I spent an afternoon out in the warm sun shooting a sports car for a private sale listing. It was so gorgeous out that after the shoot the client drove off with the top down...and I think with second thoughts about selling such a fun car!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Imaging USA 2008

Just returned from PPA's Imaging USA conference in Tampa. What a great way to kick off the New Year! Four days filled with inspiration, technical info, Photoshop tricks, and meeting other photographers. I can't wait to get in the studio and shoot some new images! One of the sessions inspired me to make some changes to my website. I'm starting with a blog, and will be adding lots of new images this spring. The blog will cover things like inspirational photographers & artists, and I am also going to post information and pics from various photo shoots throughout the year.