• May 29, 2024
In the wind and driving rain, determined to get the shot.

A Mighty Light goes Dark

What do you do when a storm comes thrashing at you? When the water pounds the shore like thunder and the waves look like they’re threatening to pull you under? It was getting dark, it was barely 1:00 in the afternoon, but the clouds were gathering off the Oregon Coast and the sea was looking very angry. Ever since visiting that sturdy lighthouse on the Heceta Head bluff a few years ago, it had been my dream to be there for Christmastime. The lighthouse itself is fascinating to me. I…

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NPSAR Installation & Awards Banquet

An incredible night of fun and fellowship, the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors held an unforgettable night of awards inside the  Anacortes Transit Shed that was transformed into a Christmas inspired wonderland! Besides the installation and swearing in of the new board members . . .  The most incredible moment of the evening was to witness Officer Mike McClaughry receive an award honoring his citizenship in the community. (I apologize, I don’t recall the exact name of the award). To see all of the images from this delightful and…

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Scenes from a Gala

The 30th Annual Gala Auction for St. Alphonsus Parish School was last night. View more images at this LINK The images from the portrait booth look might look a little more amazing this year than usual because I opted to use a prime lens with a warm, softening filter attached. (A GlimmerGlass Filter actually). I hope you like the look. If you choose to use any of these images in your social media, your are certainly welcome to do so. Keep in mind that photography is intellectual property and is…

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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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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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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 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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