Welcome to my Blog.


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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kayaking on the Deschutes River, Bend Or. Bend Oregon Portrait Photographer

On Sunday the snowy conditions didn't stop some dedicated people from getting in the Deschutes River to paddle through a 1/4 mile white water course. I could have sat there all day and captured the excitement of these paddlers.
If you didn't get down there to watch some of the 3rd Annual Riverhouse Rendezvous here is a little of what you missed.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

[FRAMED] Episode 8 Giveaway

I recently discovered some great online photography education videos that are posted weekly. The latest episode has a giveaway so I thought I would enter.
Instructions were to post a photo that tells a story. The giveaway this week is a year long membership to Red Leaf Studios workshop.

Here is what I entered.

Our local High Desert Museum has a great butterfly exhibit. I was drawn to this elderly woman's hand, so was the butterfly!


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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meet Little Lola. {Bend Oregon Newborn Portrait Photographer}

There is something so magical about a newborn. Their innocence, softness, curiosity and those gazing eyes. 
It was a pleasure being with wee 12 day old Lola last week. Her proud mom sat back as I worked with Lola to capture these images below.
Patience is the key when photographing  babies - I call it being on baby time and every second is wonderful.

Welcome to the world Lola Fisher!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bend + Beer = Deschute's Brewery, A Tour with a Bend Portrait Photographer, Jill Rosell.

In 1988, Deschutes Brewery was just a small downtown brewery known for its tasty Black Butte Porter.
By 1992, Deschutes was brewing nearly 7000 barrels, putting a strain on the original 10-barrel brewery at the brew pub. Ready to grow from a boutique to a regional brewery, Deschutes built a new 19,000-square-foot 50-barrel production brewery.  The brewery has continued to expand over the years and is now ranked 6th nationally for craft beer sales. 

Recently I stopped in with my camera and enjoyed a Brewery Tour. I am a bit embarrassed that it took 10 years of living in Bend before doing so. At least I can say I have enjoyed their beer over the last 10 years!
Do stop in and experience one of their daily tours. Beer samples before and after!

Kaze a Deschutes Brewery fan!

one of the brew rooms