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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.

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."