My client work from 2017

  2017 was a year where I focused on my family’s health needs so I was really surprised to see how much work I had actually created for clients. I don’t feel like I ‘worked’ one day the whole year. It feels like the older my kids get, the more …

I See Things Differently

The anatomy of a final select All of my published images have been color corrected and retouched ie: “created in my mind’s eye,” and are not straight out of the camera. I’ve spent years perfecting my style of loose and carefree images that professionally fit into a tight layout with exacting …

CURE Magazine

I recently did some portraits for CURE Magazine. It was a pleasure to spend some time with Sandy Spivey. Her calming presence made my job easy. She’s been living with metastatic cancer for nineteen years and helps others adjust who have just been diagnosed.

photography with a purpose

For many years I’ve written about doing photography with purpose. The idea that you can choose what you photograph and consider how you add images to the glut of the photographic collective is a curious perspective. More often than not, I have had a hard time making personal work that basically was the same …

brand refresh

I spent the last 4 months working with two talented professionals at Wonderful Machine to update my commercial photography site and brand identity. It has been the most wonderful experience for me and definitely a milestone. I have always been resistant to hiring a consultant to help me with anything because my husband specializes in branding and design. But after years of not being able to connect with him due to busy schedules and his need to not talk about anything work related while at home, I finally decided it was time to find someone else to do it. I needed …

.the quiet eye

  I had a pretty big year-at least for me. It was a nice gradual process and most of the time I felt as if I was holding my busy-ness at arm’s length so as to not get overwhelmed. I have discovered that I work better at a slower pace, …

. every moment matters

  I recently worked on a wonderful commercial project for DGWB Advertising. I created still images for an animatic that they were using to illustrate an idea for a TV commercial to present to the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s Hospital. The story is about a woman who has …

namaste

I am so fortunate to have had the honor to work with Elissa creating portraits for her new yoga website. We had a beautiful and inspiring session together and I can’t wait to practice with her at Asana Fit here in town. Thank you Elissa!

monk

I consulted a fledgling photographer several years ago before I started the little riddles and he just got in touch to update me with his latest portfolio. I knew right away when I saw Kyle Monk‘s work way back then when he had just graduated CSUF that he had talent. A special talent, vision and viewpoint that not every photographer has. His work has really evolved and matured and is some of the best work I’ve seen lately. It is so fun to see him make it happen. Be sure to check out the section titled ‘monkpond’ on his site.