• October 3, 2022

Summer Projects: ARC DANCE COMPANY

Over the summer, Arc Dance works intensively on producing a “Summer Dance at the Center” event.  This past summer, I had to privilege to be involved in photographing these incredible dancers. The show is performed  the Leo K. Theatre under the Seattle Space Needle. Since this  program happens every year, and although I’m getting this out after it ran through two consecutive weekends in July and August, I suggest you mark your calendar to look for it next season.  The Company garners choreographic and dance talent with a variety of…

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The Palouse

The 15% discount will Expire June 30, 2018 Visit the gallery here: The Palouse Gallery You know me as a portrait photographer but I also enjoy landscape photography. This past May, my husband Mike and I visited The Palouse region of Washington State. It’s a place I’ve wanted to visit for years and finally took the opportunity. We chose early May because the wheat fields are newly sprouted and the winter wheat has been harvested, so the hills have lots of dappled colors. The view from Steptoe was incredible. We…

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Nesting Instincts

You undoubtably know someone who has a baby and carries with them a smart phone packed with baby pictures.  As soon as you hear the words, “oh, I took the cutest picture of Baby Bumpkin last week . .  .”  You know what’s about to happen. It’s like a trigger.  And the ensuing five plus minutes you’ll never get back. Their phone is out, you are trapped. The dizzying array of images speed by as the proud mom or dad anxiously push past the seemingly endless stream of photos of…

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Sunflare sunset in the forest

Glinda the Good Witch

Last Sunday evening, enamored by the sunset filtering through the foliage at a roadside park, I pulled over and walked into the forested trails. The brilliance of golden hour produces a glow of light that captivates. In the picture it looks like a cone of light that I could walk straight into.  The field inside the grove of trees is filled with hundreds of tiny yellow wild flowers and the orb of light casts an orange glow on them.  The orb of light reminded me of the Wizard of Oz, when Glinda…

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God Created Woman

God created man in His own image and His beauty He reserved to give to women. A woman’s energy is ignited when encountering other women that share similar enthusiasm for life. Iron surely does sharpen iron, a fact proven to me again and again when I am in the company of other women, especially women with entrepreneurial goals who, driven by their enthusiasm to reach them. My blog post today began a few of months ago in LaConner. I met with some friends that are hair stylists and beauty consultants Business women…

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Glamour Studio

Shooting Natural light did not come easy to me. Committing to it still feels foreign but commit to it I have. In the past two weeks I’ve done something that I’ve only imagined I would do, I leased a space. I saw the light and I was overtaken by it. I put my money down, bought some paint, and made it mine. For a year any way. My V-Flats were too tall for the car so we cut them down a bit, I trucked over my cool little Ikea ladder and…

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Senior Portraits LaConnerModelCall

Senior Model Call

  What is a Model Call? It’s kind of like a casting call, except that it’s FUN! An afternoon of make overs, hair styles, wardrobe try-ons, photos and prizes! The process is first come first serve so apply today! You may also bring a friend to your session. This is a ONE DAY ONLY free event! Typically a senior portrait session with stylists cost around $250 for a two hour session (including the hair and makup) At this date we have space for at least 10 appointments so take advantage of…

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In Camera Camera Tricks

Photography is my job and sometimes I just gotta have a little fun with my work. Having fun is a necessary component to inspire creativity and the interactive playing with these ideas with other creatives inspires new ideas. Having watched a youtube video about prisms, I bought a few inexpensive items at the local Hobby Lobby and tried a few refracting in-camera tricks. There were several prism suggestions, I thought I’d just try working on two of them. First I tried a home made prism technique using three mirrors. The…

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Hellam's at Lime Dock in LaConner. Ladies' Night December 8, 2017

Ladies Night at Hellam’s Wine Bar

December 8th in LaConner. Over at Hellam’s Wine Bar in the old Perry Polson Warehouse (we know it today as the Lime Dock Building), they hosted a “ladies’ night” that included some tasty hors d’oeuvre creations made by the town’s one and only Scone Lady – Christie! Her treats are amazing in appearance and flavor. That Scone Lady can bake!  There were some terrific vendors there as well, as you look through the photo gallery you might recognize them yourself.  If there was something you were meaning to pickup for…

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Christmas Portraits 2017

Making a family portrait is fun and special. You might think it’s not organic because you had to make an appointment but the fun is real and that makes the expression real and that makes it intentional family time. It will be a portrait you’ll cherish for generations. And, if you need one, plan to get a headshot while your here, too!    

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