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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, May 17, 2010

A Mother's Day photo session up the Deschute's River near Bend,OR

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing Nikki and her Mom. Nikki was so creative and sweet by surprising her Mom with a photo session for Mother's Day.
Nikki is a beautiful young business owner here in Bend Oregon. Stop in and see her trendy store called  MARY JANES on Wall Street, downtown Bend.
We decided the perfect setting for the session would be a quiet spot up river amongst pine trees.
Both Nikki and her Mom are musically talented so their instruments became extensions of them in the photos. The sun was shining as it usually does in Bend, so a perfect time to pull out some sun umbrellas. They actually became protection from falling pine cones. I could have gone all day from one setting to another with this fun mother and daughter.
After finishing the session, I though to myself how fortunate it would be to one day have a similar mother daughter relationship as Nikki and her Mom with my daughter Sophie.

Thanks Nikki and Maggie for being an inspiration!