Photography

Strike a Pose

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On May 4, 2018, I am offering my first ever workshop. The title of this workshop is Strike a Pose: learn how to pose for a portrait. The purpose of this workshop is to teach women, especially professional women or entrepreneurs, how to get portraits (whether personal or branding portraits) that portray them in the […]

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Barkery Bootique

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Last weekend, the Barkery Bootique hosted a pet portraits event to raise money for the Wellsville Cat Sanctuary.  I got to meet some crazy gorgeous pets – thank you to everybody who participated! I will admit, I thought the Barkery was only for dogs.  I don’t have dogs, so I assumed there was no point […]

Life Tips

Science Fair Adventures

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My daughter, Annika, wanted to do a science fair project that focused on medicines that come from plants. First of all, my heart nearly exploded with happiness to hear about her interest in the topic that was my first passion in life – medicinal plants.  I was the kid who would take out books from […]

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Put Down the Apple

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I meet so many clients who want or need photographs of themselves, but dread being in front of a camera.  Men and women alike. I am one such person. Why are we like that?  Why are we so afraid to see ourselves? I would so love to help my clients relax and stop placing so […]

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Terror Barrier II

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It didn’t kill me, so I guess that means I’m stronger.  😉   To recap from the previous post, I decided to face my fears and subject myself to a boudoir shoot.  My goal for the shoot was to work through my most deeply rooted insecurities, and face down my most destructive beliefs about myself.  […]

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Terror Barrier

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I can’t stop shaking. My stomach has tied itself into a painful knot. I just did the second most scary thing ever – second only to giving birth.  What did I just do?  I was the subject of a boudoir photo shoot.   A friend said to me recently, “How can you ask women to […]

Photography

My New Year’s Resolution: Authenticity

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I have been thinking about authenticity lately, and how it applies to my photography.  I think we are seeing more authenticity from our society in general as time marches forward – moms openly admitting that their kids drive them to drink, celebrities posting pictures of themselves as awkward teenagers, and dadbods are all the rage.  […]

Photography

Business Building

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Commercial & Corporate Photography for Professionals, Public Figures, and Businesses Lots of people have nice cameras. However, it takes more than a nice camera to secure pictures that deliver business ROI. Consistency across images (subjects, ideas, emotions), color contrasts, shutter speed, lighting, composition and exposure are all vital elements to creating professional quality photos. My […]

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Travel Photography

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Are you planning a vacation in 2018? When most people plan their vacation, they are thinking about flights, hotel reservations, sightseeing, and what attractions they want to see. I want to put one more plan on your list: hire me to capture some amazing moments from your trip. Think ahead with me for a moment: […]

Life Tips

Add This to Your Bucket List

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My musical education as a child was heavily influenced, like most children, by my parents’ taste in music.  Growing up, we had something like 7 cassette tapes (to my memory): Aerosmith – Big Ones Linda Ronstadt – Greatest Hits Carole King – Tapestry Cruising Classics – free mix tapes the local gas station gave away […]