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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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Neighborhood Family Photo Shoot....

Over the weekend in the early evening I met up with a fabulous family and friends for a photo session.
First stop was a photo in their very cool tree house. From there we ventured around their very quaint neighborhood. Everywhere I looked there was a photo opportunity to be had.
I provided some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc so they were at my mercy :). They were a little surprised to be asked to get into a recycling bin but they did so without hesitation.
Their love for reading shows at the local rustic antique store.
A little more vino and some sprinkles of rain and we were off to the nearby river and park for the last of the photos.
We had to compete with the colorful prom night kids in the park but we got what we needed and then the rain started up and we went our ways.

Thank you Pearl Family for being perfect subjects. It is always a delight to capture such a happy and loving family. As you can see your smiles bring so much genuine warmth to the photos and to peoples hearts..