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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, November 11, 2010


Last weekend I was fortunate to attend the Summit Up workshop at the beautiful Five Pine Lodge in Sisters Oregon just 20 minutes from Bend.
Locally known and respected Kevin Kubota and his team organized this fantastic event, an event I  would have never missed. As well as hosting the event,  Kevin shared his wisdom and knowledge to inspire us to become more creative.
The talented  Doug Gordon,  Dane Sanders, the Joy and Jules Bianchi sisters and Bend's Benjamin Edwards  also shared from the heart their experiences and knowledge.
On Sunday we got to photograph with Kevin, Doug and Benjamin in the Shibui Spa. Below you will see a little of what we were working on.
Thanks Lauren Edwards for freezing yourself for us all!
By the time Sunday afternoon rolled around my head was overloaded with ideas to bring home and work on. What a great feeling! An even greater feeling is knowing inside that you are on that journey in life that you have spent most of your life looking for. The best thing about my journey is I know can create it exactly the way I want it to go. I truly believe we can create whatever we wish!
At events like Summit Up you always get to meet others who are like yourself - doing what they are passionate about. I look forward to growing relationships with those who I connected with over the weekend.

Thank you all of those who were involved for making this event possible and I am excited for Summit Up 2011!


tethering from the camera and viewing images in lightroom on the ceiling

a between Kevin Kubota's legs shot..

Lauren getting really wet

soaking in the hot tub after the cold pool

yes she is in water.