Category archives: personal

  • birth photography image competition 2017

  •  in this yearly photography competition, birth photographers are uniting to celebrate birth. in this image competition, birth photographers are coming together and raising awareness about the beauty of birth.  it is a "community over competition" environment which i thrive in. this is my third[...]
  • becoming a birth photographer

  • This is why I became a birth photographer. Looking into the face of my first grandson, I recognized the importance of documenting the new life I was holding in my arms. That single moment of becoming a grandma is what made me pick up the camera. I’d been a labor and delivery nurse for twenty five[...]
  • goal setting: take a photography workshop

  • setting goals and meeting them: #1 goal for me is to take a photography workshop. are you like me?  i set a few small goals to try and accomplish for the new year.  eagerly, i start down my list, but most of the time i stop and don't finish the final few.  taking a photography workshop was number[...]
  • the other side

  • The other side.  As a photographer, this is a short humorous story about my experience being photographed. The other side of the camera is really scary to me! I seldom, you could even say, ‘rarely’, see that side. I know a lot about the side I use to view the world. That’s where I am comfortable, m[...]
  • birth stories: my own.

  • birth stories:  my own experience. i am a professional birth photographer with no birth photos but i do have a newspaper clipping!  our daughter was not born in the hospital.  she was born along the way... as a labor and delivery nurse, i was guilty of laughing at birth clients that did not make [...]
  • personality photographs well

  • personality photographs well.  i love newborn babies and especially newborn puppies. this is luke.  i studied him. i observed.  i also talked to his new family about him. Luke is curious, a bit timid at times,  playful, and bounding with energy. in these photos, i tried to capture those traits[...]
  • kids at play

  • "kids at play" is a personal project i am currently working on for 2016. i think we can learn a lot from kids about the importance of play. when kids play they can be silly and spontaneous and belly laugh. a game of hide and seek kept me on my belly or popping up over the couch. [...]
  • this girl loves hats

  • this girl loves hats.  this is my #4 grandchild of five.  red-headed, she hates the name, carrots!  funny, smart, and sassy, she mixes these traits in an awesome way. she helped me photograph my hat collection in the hopes that i could slim down my photo prop collection.  after reading the japane[...]
  • scavenger photo hunt

  • here is a great idea for some kid-friendly camera fun. your kids can do this with  just a  little help. i did this with my grandsons over the weekend and it was a total success and amazingly fun. a scavenger photo hunt.  the challenge was not speed, but creativity. the only rule was that me,[...]
  • just another saturday

  • just another saturday for this family, but so special for me!  these are my grandkids and i got to hang out with them a little on saturday, a week ago.  it was drizzling rain, so my hopes of taking them on a fall walk was not an option. in this photo below, clara is explaining to the littlest one[...]
  • pets and their people: week 4

  • pets and their people is a 30 day photo challenge i gave myself to help me meet my neighbors.  new to the area of newport, i noticed pets were in the cars when folks stopped at the grocery mart for gas. so this idea came to me to talk to strangers, my neighbors i had not met yet, and offer to take p[...]
  • pets and their people week 3

  • pets and their people week 3 recap is here in case you missed any of the photos. it is a great reminder for me of all the different families i am meeting in this 30 day photo challenge. i am realizing how friendship with a pet can bring out a fun side to the personality. i am learning the v[...]