Ordinary, Happily Ever After

I almost lost a client! See this gorgeous woman right here? I almost didn’t let myself take this picture. I almost chickened out of this session. I had recently moved my studio upstairs and she was going to be my first client in the new space. I spent my entire weekend painting my entry way, […]

Screw Fear!

I almost lost a client! See this gorgeous woman right here? I almost didn’t let myself take this picture. I almost chickened out of this session. I had recently moved my studio upstairs and she was going to be my first client in the new space. I spent my entire weekend painting my entry way, […]

Screw Fear!

I have a confession. I’m not perfect. Surprise! I’m a recovering co-dependent and control freak, I have battled depression, self-loathing, self-sabatoge, and more insecurities than I can count. I’m a freaking mess. Or at least I used to be.  I’m not anymore.  I have moments when I feel like I’m falling apart (like when my […]

Screw Insecurity Mentoring Program

I have a confession. I’m not perfect. Surprise! I’m a recovering co-dependent and control freak, I have battled depression, self-loathing, self-sabatoge, and more insecurities than I can count. I’m a freaking mess. Or at least I used to be.  I’m not anymore.  I have moments when I feel like I’m falling apart (like when my […]

Screw Insecurity Mentoring Program

I love self-portraits. Actually, I love most pictures of me. Weird, right? It’s like I’m a six-year-old.  I must have some sort of crazy self-confidence and think that the camera absolutely loves me. Um, no. I’m ridiculously insecure, I hate my chin and nose, my six kids and 3 c-sections have left me with a […]

3 Tips for a Killer Self-Portrait

I love self-portraits. Actually, I love most pictures of me. Weird, right? It’s like I’m a six-year-old.  I must have some sort of crazy self-confidence and think that the camera absolutely loves me. Um, no. I’m ridiculously insecure, I hate my chin and nose, my six kids and 3 c-sections have left me with a […]

3 Tips for a Killer Self-Portrait

For the first time in eight years, I’ll be joining the rest of the world in it’s “Back to School” celebrations.  It’s surreal. Homeschooling my kids was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  And putting my kids in public school was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Just before Christmas, I […]

Homeschool to Public School

For the first time in eight years, I’ll be joining the rest of the world in it’s “Back to School” celebrations.  It’s surreal. Homeschooling my kids was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  And putting my kids in public school was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Just before Christmas, I […]

Homeschool to Public School

I used to hate taking pictures with my phone.  I could compose a great image, but the exposure was always WAY off.  It was either too bring or too dark.  Until one day, an angel from heaven showed me how to take control and tell my iPhone what to do! How to Change the Exposure […]

Changing the Exposure on Your iPhone

I used to hate taking pictures with my phone.  I could compose a great image, but the exposure was always WAY off.  It was either too bring or too dark.  Until one day, an angel from heaven showed me how to take control and tell my iPhone what to do! How to Change the Exposure […]

Changing the Exposure on Your iPhone

I am not the best housekeeper.  With six children, that can hardly be a surprise.  Heck, I have a hard time cleaning up after myself, let alone an army of minions who leave a tornado in their wake.  The mess used to bother me (some days it still does), but over the years I’ve learned […]

Documentary Photography: 10 Reasons Why Your Mess is the Best Thing in Your Pictures

I am not the best housekeeper.  With six children, that can hardly be a surprise.  Heck, I have a hard time cleaning up after myself, let alone an army of minions who leave a tornado in their wake.  The mess used to bother me (some days it still does), but over the years I’ve learned […]

Documentary Photography: 10 Reasons Why Your Mess is the Best Thing in Your Pictures

Once upon a time… Last weekend I went up to my old stomping grounds with my two oldest daughters.  After carefully packing everything we would need for the weekend (except for appropriate colored undergarments for church on Sunday, which left my eldest scrambling for a white undershirt to wear under her dress rather than her […]

Camera vs Composition

Once upon a time… Last weekend I went up to my old stomping grounds with my two oldest daughters.  After carefully packing everything we would need for the weekend (except for appropriate colored undergarments for church on Sunday, which left my eldest scrambling for a white undershirt to wear under her dress rather than her […]

Camera vs Composition

I have a secret to tell you.  And you might just hate me for it. I hate the rule of thirds. Like, I really hate it. Which is weird, right?  It’s like, the very first compositional rule that any new photographer learns.  “The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and […]

Screw the Rule of Thirds

I have a secret to tell you.  And you might just hate me for it. I hate the rule of thirds. Like, I really hate it. Which is weird, right?  It’s like, the very first compositional rule that any new photographer learns.  “The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and […]

Screw the Rule of Thirds

Today one of my mentors asked me a profound question that, at first blush, wouldn’t seem like that big of a deal. She asked, “What have you decided to be done with?” When I first heard that, I was a little confused.  Done with?  What have I decided to be done with?  I vaguely thought […]

Done: A Non-Conformist’s Manifesto

Today one of my mentors asked me a profound question that, at first blush, wouldn’t seem like that big of a deal. She asked, “What have you decided to be done with?” When I first heard that, I was a little confused.  Done with?  What have I decided to be done with?  I vaguely thought […]

Done: A Non-Conformist’s Manifesto

I, unfortunately, find myself in the position of needing to become a working mom.  A few weeks ago I told you how I was going to “focus on my career“.  I’m sure those of you who have been with me over the years may think that I’m possessed. I mean, who goes from a full-time, […]

Time to Get Busy

I, unfortunately, find myself in the position of needing to become a working mom.  A few weeks ago I told you how I was going to “focus on my career“.  I’m sure those of you who have been with me over the years may think that I’m possessed. I mean, who goes from a full-time, […]

Time to Get Busy

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