Where I’ve been

Whether I’ve been traveling, wandering my neighborhood or working on portraits or a photojournalism project, I’m jazzed by the visual stories I have the opportunity to encounter and love sharing what I’ve noticed with you.

 “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~Edward Degas 

Visual Stories

Some images become favorites. Maybe it’s the color, the emotional response, the memory of the day I captured the photo. Sometimes I know what makes the image special, other times it doesn’t matter. This is a space for me to get personal, share a few stories, and provide a glimpse into my creative mind and how I see.

Wise Women Project: Lisa Gayko Schaewe

Wise Women Project: Lisa Gayko Schaewe

The 2021 Wise Women Project launches with interviews and portraits of women in the arts in Boulder County. The goal of the #WiseWomenProject is to recognize and spotlight women over 50 in our community. I want to recognize and give voice to the many ways these women...

Portraits of New Dads

Portraits of New Dads

New mom's get a lot of attention, and for good reason! They should be celebrated. But new Dad's deserve some love too. How fun to be the one who gets to do these portraits.

Still Life: Waiting for Coffee

Still Life: Waiting for Coffee

We have spent so much of 2020 in limbo or waiting. Waiting for a vaccine, for the election to be over, to see our families and travel freely again. I began a project to capture what waiting looks like and this picture awaits coffee!

Portraits: Mary Ellen

Portraits: Mary Ellen

Working with Mary Ellen was one of my favorite sessions of 2020! We met at Mary Ellen's home which had a lovely backyard setting and included hives. The joy on her face when she tended to her bees was contagious.

Portraits: Esther

Portraits: Esther

I love this picture of Esther who revels in the spirituality of the natural world. We met at Chautauqua which allowed for a variety of settings and outfit changes. Ninety minutes of joy!

Aspen Leaves

Aspen Leaves

Fall is my favorite time of year; the smell of leaves on the ground, crisp air, bright colors. We recently spent some time in Aspen country, and these aspen leaves are my favorite image. All alone, but so strong.

Mistakes

Mistakes

When I took this picture, I had my light settings wrong. The white balance was still set to sunlight but I did not delete the image because I found the 'mistake' more interesting than what might have been considered a perfect image.

New Mom

New Mom

This image is one of my favorites from my daughter's early days as new mom. The smile on her face, the tiny body curled up, bum in the air, in comfort. The awe in watching a new life grow. All of those things are here. Some images are perfect in spite of themselves.

The Joy of Yellow Sunflowers

The Joy of Yellow Sunflowers

Sunflowers, and the color yellow cannot help but make you smile. Joy and the art I've created from my garden has been vast this year. I am grateful for nature's continuous bounty.

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