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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.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Baby CANON'S canon photo session, Bend Oregon

Sunday evening the sun shone, the mosquitos were gone and I got the opportunity to capture six month old Canon. Canon had just officially mastered the milestone of sitting up all by himself and did so well though out his session. 
Canon's Daddy managed to procure a variety of vintage cameras to add to the 'Canon' theme. As well as bringing along sports equipment - we know what Canon will be doing when he can walk!
Canon was a star, not only did he like me, he loved watching his Daddy be silly and his Mommy constantly holding a reflector. Not once did he shed a tear which was pretty good since he had been so excited he missed his afternoon nap.
Thanks Canon for being such a good wee sport and giving such wonderful smiles. Thanks Canon's Mom and Dad for sharing Canon and giving me the pleasure to capture your beautiful son.
PS. Yes I shoot with a canon camera!!