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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.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The latest new exercise class comes to Bend...

Just home from my first ever barre 3 class. I would have to say it was one of the most powerful strengthening exercises class I have ever been to. An hour of very effective strengthening routines combining yoga, palates and ballet. Having done many years of ballet as a child it was so nice to feel the bar again and point my toes, along with the deep breathing of yoga and the lengthening of palates. There was never a time to be distracted and the hip music kept everyone moving and pumped to be in the room. It is amazing what a small ball, a strap and some ever so tiny movements can do to ones muscles. 
Just built, the barre 3 studio is extremely modern, colorful and the perfect place to be in when one needs to be caring for their body.
You can find Bend's first barre 3 studio right on the westside of town on Century Drive - behind the Dutch Brothers.
Stop in and meet the lovely Darcy Davidson, a great friend and now a Bend business owner. Check out barre 3 at : barre3™: locations, schedules, rates

Congratulations barre 3 for offering something exciting and new to Bend.