February 1, 2017

A hidden orchard, finding inspiration, and rediscovering film

It must be that gardening I did as a kid, because I love farms! Especially Martial Cottle Farm Park. Getting to have the outdoor portion of this photoshoot in the pear orchard was such a thrill, and we were really lucky to still have some fall leaves on the trees. Alyssa Kompelien is a local film actress and her experience definitely shi...

December 30, 2016

When Michael and I were in Phoenix for Christmas, I got to take beauty portraits of his mom, Barbara. She is one of the kindest, most gentle souls I know and I am so lucky that she is my mother-in-law. Along with being a wonderful mother to four grown children, she is also a librarian, speaks Spanish fluently, and volunteers in education at The Desert Botanical Garden. If you are ever in the...

November 20, 2016

For the past couple of months I've been able to concentrate full-time on photography which has been such a blast! This photoshoot with Tabitha marks the first time I was able to put all my equipment and what I've been learning into practice. Plus, it was my first time working with a model and hair and makeup artist. I was super excited and utterly terrified at the same time! Danielle from Beauty D...

September 6, 2016

 "Hello World!" is a fitting place to start. After a harrowing move to California from Indiana in June 2016 (that is a post for another time), I have gotten the unbelievable opportunity to concentrate on my photography. There's no better way to represent this transition than by getting to photograph my amazing former student, Grace, this past September. I had Grace as a student in my screenprintin...

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