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  • Welcome to my world!

    YUP! I'm a mom and I'm totin' my camera and I'm PROUD of it!! After years of creating and learning and recreating and getting ahead of technology so I could create, learn and create some more, I found myself ready to branch out into a business where I could share my creativity with others. Just consider me obsessed...a passionate creative who is completely obsessed with the notion that beauty is alive and I have only to peek through my lens to see it...everywhere and in everyone!!
    I hope to see you here often as I do my best to post new content weekly or more!! You won't want to miss the new categories I have planned such as photography tips for hip moms (you're a hip mom whether you know it or not!) and local small business features. Lots of new plans are in the mix and you won't want to miss a single post!
    Be sure to like me on facebook for even more fun updates and photos and a (soon to come) behind the scenes look at what I do...or don't

Category Archives: Random


It’s interesting to imagine the various items or events each of us may claim as a treasure in a day.  Or even how many days may pass before we realize an unclaimed treasure lay dormant on our path.  I treasure almost every kiss from my children, but there are times I absently accept those wet […]

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Who me??? comPETITIVE??? …well, maybe a little!

Okay, so contests are FUN and I guess I take them a little mores seriously than I realized.  I mean, I AM 34 now…you would think some of that spirit would have matured into grace and, I don’t know…more adult like behavior??  So here’s the story…Sandy Puc , my ALL time favorite master photographer whom […]

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three i’s and a powerful U

It’s been a wonderful weekend so far, to say the least…the provider of our home decided to take time off for a much needed mini family vacation!  Yesterday marked the much anticipated first day of play and OHHH BOY, did we pack it full of memories!  Even Chloe left her print on the day by […]

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Reflective moments

There are times when, as a photographer, I may have to go in search of inspiration; there are times when inspiration hits me square in the face without warning; there are times when inspiration just slowly filters into my heart and grows on me while I sit unknowingly gazing at it. I chuckle as I […]

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A few deep thoughts…

Just a week and 3 days ago I found myself wakened by my husband with words that no person is ever prepared to hear:  “Honey, it’s an emergency, your oldest sister has just died.”  In an instant, I experienced a washing of dread from my head to my toes; my mind couldn’t even comprehend that […]

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