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From the moment I received my first SLR camera some twenty years ago - a 21st birthday present - it was love at first touch. To me it was, and is, an instrument of creation and inspiration, and it transformed the way in which I viewed the world. Born and raised in the midst of the natural beauty of New Zealand, I have since had the good fortune to travel extensively and to experience the wonder and beauty of varied countries and cultures.
Along the way I've discovered that a photograph is much more than a moment, an image, or an emotion. Not only can it serve to capture the true essence of a person or place, it can embody their heart and soul. When this is accomplished the photograph takes on a life of its own and triggers a deep emotional response in the viewer. As a professional photographer and an artist, it is this goal that I seek to accomplish. Each time I raise my lens I strive to capture the heart and soul of my subject.
I'm blessed to call Bend in Central Oregon my home, an area with an abundance of natural beauty and a plethora of wonderful activities. Every day I wake up grateful for where I live, what I have, and who I am. My passion for photography could not have evolved without my husband and two young children. Over the years they have offered me endless enriched moments to capture, moments that perfectly illustrate that a photograph can be so much more than just an image.
My passion in life is to search out these "soul moments" through the lens of my camera. I invite you to join me on this ever evolving and exciting journey, one that will undoubtedly provide intimate and remarkable memories captured forever for your lasting enjoyment.

Friday, December 31, 2010


As I look through photos on this last day of 2010 I can't believe I never got around to blogging about one of my highlights of 2010.
This past October, my husband and I and some great friends packed our vans and drove north to the the very unique Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State. It was my first GORGE experience. The three days away were filled with great weather, great music, great food and beverages. 
It was a beautiful and hot October evening when Jack Johnson made his appearance on the stage overlying the Gorge. The sunset and the surroundings we surreal. 
My camera had no problem taking a liking to Jack Johnson! This was my first concert I have captured and one of the most exciting times behind my camera.  I am looking forward to capturing other performers in the future. 

Happy New Year....

bridge connecting OR and WA

Windmills USA style...

Sam Hill's Stonehenge in Maryhill, WA

Maryhill Vineyard.

found our camp spot - avoided the potties but later got the neighbors with the stereo speakers almost as big as our van!

friendly crowds

Travel Magazine's top 100 places to see in the world!

Jacks pre performance!

so happy  - perfect light and perfect subject!

J Love

Spectacular setting....

looking for a dinosaur

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sledding at Wanoga Snow Park, Bend Oregon

Today I had an extra three cute children to entertain. It was a perfect day to load up 5 kids, sleds, hot chocolate, myself and of course my camera and head up to the 
WANOGA SNOW PARK . It was overcast and cold, perfect for a sledding photo shoot.
Living in Bend and having such winter beauty made me start thinking how a sledding and hot chocolate photo shoot would be a great way to capture a family in action... I wonder who my first family shall be!!
PS, no injuries!!

My No Fear Jack...

My Sophie flying down

3 year old Emily..

endless catching air!

Nate surprising himself


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Who was that MASKED MAN at the Cyclocross Nationals in Bend Oregon ?

WOW,, what a week in Bend Oregon. Our beautiful town was flooded with athletes of all ages from around the country for the  2010 Cyclocross Nationals. The athletes came to put themselves to a rather muddy test.
Today certainly had the biggest crowd support, the weather was perfect and the atmosphere contagious. Not only did the competitors make you smile but so did a single man who was leaping around the course with style. The only thing lacking may have been a cape!
I was standing in the right spot when a green bean - I think? decided to unmask the masked man. He was successful and so was I in capturing this hilarious moment.
SO here he is.., a cyclist for sure( shaved legs), most likely a Bendite and it looks like he is called SALTY..
Thanks Salty for your creative entertainment and support. I am sure you made many peddle faster.

Stay tune for my highlights from the week..