Friday, October 29, 2010


Last night I threw myself a pity party. There I said it…ugh… It’s so hard to even type this.

 “I’ll never be as good as so and so” I told Peter and off I went trying to prove my point.

Defining my photography style is always an ongoing struggle for me.   There are so many amazing people in this industry. And I must admit that I find myself looking at others work and I envy the way they can see life and capture it… in a way that I never will…

Peter listened to me patiently, waiting for the right moment to speak up.
Then he reminded me of something…

We can spend out time comparing ourselves to others and feeling sorry for ourselves, or we can do everything we can to make ourselves better and improve our abilities. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, but what matters is that we stay true to ourselves and our unique style. We need to learn to appreciate others work but at same time embrace ours…

Just a picture that reminds me to always be myself ...

Ashland & Medford Oregon photographers
 love life & stay true to my passion

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I have taken photos of her  thousands of times. She strikes a pose and I snap a shot. This time is bittersweet, it’s her senior pictures am about to take.   As I pull out my camera and check my settings, I think of my sister and what she means to me. It is so hard to believe she is graduating high school. Memories flood my mind.  And I hope that she knows how much she means to me.  We have always been there for each other thru the good and the bad. She is my best friend, my advisor and therapist. We laugh at each other and cry together.  

Keyla is an amazing person.  She has a personality larger than life. She is sweet and funny and plain out ghetto (at least she thinks she is), quick to forgive and easy to love. If I didn’t love her so much I would definitely hate her from pure jealousy.

 I want you to know that I love you, that I believe in you and that no matter what I will always be here for you.  I am blessed to have you in my life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kisses & Disses: Accounting software + GHD straightener

I’ve been sitting at my computer for a couple hours now, trying to figure out this dumb accounting program. It is so frustrating when things don’t work like they’re supposed to. The fact that I have no accounting experience what so ever probably doesn’t help either.  So I’m sitting in our office with papers every where, contracts and receipts cover what was once our desk. I’m about to have an information over load attack.  Even this post, I must admit, is a way of avoiding the madness.
Which leads me to an episode of KISSES + DISSES

This week’s DISSES go to:
- Accounting programs that don’t work. obviously
-Taxes…they happen to be the reason for the madness
- False Advertising

This week’s KISSES go to:
+ Beautiful fall colors. Love them!
+ Back to the future trilogy, watched it for the fist time ever on Sunday…
+ GHD straightener, Peter just bought it for me and it leaves my hair so smooth and silky

A post with out a picture is naked. So here is picture that makes me smile from Kauai...don't hate it was taken with a point and shoot ;)

Monday, October 25, 2010


The fresh breeze greeted me as I stepped out of the car. The smell of freedom was in the air, our first Saturday off in many months.  I feel silly even saying it was our “day off”, because really we spent the whole day taking pictures. Our cameras are an extension of our body; where ever we go they come along.

As soon as we rolled into Ashland I started pointing at trees and houses and more trees. Yes internet, I was so much fun to be around. Then Lithia Park came in sight full of bright colors and I practically jumped out the car while it was still moving.  The shimmering trees were swaying as in saying hello. The sound of the breeze caressing the leaves was like a beautiful symphony played in hushed tones.

Suddenly nothing mattered, I was in a place I love with the man I love and the girls I love. We strolled through the park, snapping pictures, laughing and talking and living out loud.  It is moments like this that I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by so much love, and people who believe in us and dream along with us.


                                                               Thank to photographer Tim Tidball for                
                                                                                   lighting us up with his handy dandy reflector 
                                                                      in the photo below