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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 24, 2010

From one beautiful dog to another...

Last year I photographed a good friends dog called Bella ( means beautiful). Bella was terminally ill with cancer at the time and ended up living just two days after our photo shoot. This session was very special to me as it enabled and taught me how to feel peoples energy through the lens. That may sound a little strange to some, but during this photo session because of the circumstances there was so much love being displayed. I believe what I am capturing during these emotional moments are peoples souls. I can even feel it when I am sitting behind the computer editing such photos. These moments are very dear to me and are truly rewarding and what I want to be able to capture for my clients. When someone who looks at a photo I have created and truly feels something in their heart, I feel I have accomplished what I set out to do.

(Bella is cropped in this photo due to a tumor on her font leg.)

The happy news I want to share is this same family now has a new family member. Her name is Callie, which also means beautiful in Greek. She is a golden retriever and is just 9 weeks old.
I got to meet Callie on Saturday and she won my heart in the first second. Of course I grabbed my camera and got a few shots. It was the end stage of my son Jack's birthday party so I was multi tasking. I am planning on a private photo session with just Callie and her Mommy over the next week so come back for a peek.
Can't wait to capture Callie's Soul again.