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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.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Street Food Photography in Bend Oregon

Over the last couple of years more and more food carts have been popping up around the streets of Bend Oregon.
On a busy street in downtown Bend two food carts have been catching my eye for a while and this week I finally stopped by with my camera in hand and met both the owners/chefs of Soupcon and El Sancho.
Adjacent to one another they can be found parked out front of the Blacksmith Restaurant  on Greenwood Avenue. The best way to locate these food carts is via their delicious aromas and by the lines of people on the street during lunch time. Here you will find two friendly young men, no matter what the weather, ready to serve you between 11-2 on weekdays.
To learn more about Soupcon and El Sancho please visit their websites below or find them on facebook.

Enjoy the photos, I had fun capturing the food!

El Sancho


El Sancho - Mexican style street food

El Sancho cart has an eclectic flare

the perfect way to warm up.

Clam Chowder to go

Steven, owner of Soupcon.

Steven and Joel (owner of El Sancho)

the perfect corner to grab a bite.

A tasty looking filled biscuit (a scone in New Zealand)

the daily special - Chili Relleno