I have a hard time teasing apart artistic photography
and portrait photography. I want my portraits to look like art.
I’m more interested in capturing the essence of my subjects than a
posed mug shot.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


I had the location of the little local airposrt in mind for dusk photos, but it looked better in my head.
I did manage to squeez out a couple of nice pictures there.
Fortunatly Bill and I got lost the other day and while we were driving around I saw some other locals that were just begging me to come and bring camera!There's a put put golf course just out of town that is closed down that I got these at:

These two locations are places I've wanted to try out for a long time, and Mr. Sun was still giving me enough light, and Mr. Son was still willing to pose:-)
I like these triplicate pieces, I think I have mastered the taking of the pictures, but the photoshoping them together is another matter, especially when I'm dealing with shadows.  I'm very blessed to have a handy husband to help me out!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Indoor shoot

We have been wanting to take advantage of our set up next door.  I had one 'shutter bug' join me and look forward to seeing her shots. 

I thought the bubble floating right infornt of her eye was funny.
Carol had some terrific ideas about lights and angels...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Farmer's market

This is my first post on this blog that does not revolve around portraits.  It's a little difficult to change topics, but once I got going it was OK.  I had my friend, Rigel, join me and we had fun.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mormon Prom 2010

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a local "Mormon Prom".  This prom is a bit different from the ones held in the High School in that it's (1) free, (2) requires modest dress, and (3) has an age bracket of 16 to 18 allowed.  I had the oportunity to shoot 5 couples (plus 1) for it the Saturday!
This is Tawny and Eric, I call it "Mirror Image"

Ian and Kelsy getting cozy.
Harrison and Chantelle as bright as sunshine.
Danielle and James...very classy!  Someone heard James say that thanks to Danielle all his pictures look good...what a guy;-)
Aram and Brittney smiling through the chilly weather (brrrr!)

Here's the whole group, we got Terrance in this one.
I was lucky to get such a great group to shoot.  I had a helper on this shoot, hopefully she got some good pics as well.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Aurora & Miriam

I'm trying to get a little group (Shutter Bug Club) together to shoot one Saturday a month.  It ends up mother nature wasn't on board with the idea..for 2 weeks in a row!  But I have had a couple of locations I was dying to try out anyway so Aurora enlisted her adorable friend, Miriam, and we went out and had some fun!

Aurora spotted a tiny little turtle!