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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, February 28, 2011


Meet handsome 9 year old Fred. Fred has been battling Lymphoma for about 8 months and has surpassed his diagnosis of one month.
Fred is certainly here because of his determination to live and of course by the love from his family.

Fred was one of the recent photo shoot winners on my  I LOVE BEND,OR facebook page.

I decided on an urban flare for his photo shoot, his striped scarf made him very stylish! We had some wind and snow to battle. I think Fred was glad to get out of the cold and off home for a nap and some treats.

I wish Fred lots of comfort and treats while he is with us. It was an honor to capture him!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Photographing Patrick Lamb's Jazz Show at the Oxford Hotel, Bend Oregon.

Last weekend Bend had some very talented Jazz Musicians come to share their talent and energy to sold out crowds at the Oxford Hotel.

Patrick Lamb and his band from Portland were here for three shows as part of the Jazz at the Oxford Series. They rocked the house.

I had a blast crawling around the front stage area capturing these photos and relying on just available light. Yes no flash! I guess holding  5lbs in you hands is worth it!

It was a perfect night -  doing what I love and doing so to fantastic music...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A surprise Valentine's Day photo session, Bend Oregon

Recently I got to photograph two adorable kids and their dad as a surprise gift for their mom for Valentine's Day.
It didn't end up being a total surprise as their mom couldn't work out why her husband would want to take the kids off to the pool late one afternoon, before they had dinner plans. He had to confess!
Anyway we all had fun playing while I captured them on a mild February winters day.

Mom had a wonderful Valentine's Day and received a very special box of photos.

Here is what she said, " ALL the photos of the kids and Eric are beautiful. Thank you so much. It is such a wonderful gift that I will treasure forever."