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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, September 10, 2010

Pure joy and sweetness bundled in two little girls.. a child portrait session in Bend Oregon

Last week I had the pleasure of capturing pure joy and sweetness in the most adorable sisters. Last year was my first fall flavored photo session together with Delaney and Dakota. They were amazing then but this time boy did they shine!
They had fun dressing up in two petticoat skirts and a feather boa I had in my collection of goodies.  I must compliment their Mom Brandi who has such vision and is the perfect Mom to have around at a photo session.
Here are the highlights of our evening together in an old neighborhood of Bend and on the river.

Thanks girls and Brandi!