5/52 – Horses in Early Spring

I’ve had a busy February and missed a couple weeks, but I think its ok to just pick up where I left off.

I took these the other day while taking my kiddos for a walk.

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4/52 – My Girl – Santa Rosa Childrens Photographer

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My daughter is growing up so fast!  When I looked at these pictures I saw the first little hint of teenager in her.  It was quite a jolt to my reality.  My little girl isn’t so little anymore!

On another note, I am itching to get back to doing sessions.  I have begun preparing to open my business part-time starting sometime late winter.  If you would like to know how you can get a free session please send me an email.  I have some creative new ideas I want to try out!


3/52 Babies

I am having so much fun with my little bundle of love!  We had a mini photoshoot this morning and I played around with Photoshop while he napped this afternoon.  Here are my favorites.

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I used my own editing mixed with Florabella Actions, which I love.



This is an out take from a session way back when I first moved to Sonoma County.  I have re edited it using what I have learned from Barb Uil’s post processing workshop (here is my first edit).  I’m learning a bunch, but wish that I could afford an in person workshop with her.  First a new camera, then maybe I can save up enough for one of her 2014 workshops.

Kaylin and William in field


Long time, no see!  Its a new year and we are starting fresh again.  This past year I was pregnant and had a son named Gavin in October.  I am itching to get back to photography so I took a Photoshop class taught by Barb Uil of Jinkyart.  I absolutely love her work and have learned a bunch about Photoshop watching her videos.

This year I am focusing on mastering Photoshop and honing in on my style.  I love beautiful painterly scenes, fantasy ideas, and natural posing so that’s what I am going to work on improving this year.

For my class I have decided to re edit some of my favorite old shots.  I am using some of them to start off a 52 weeks project.  I attempt this every year and have yet to complete one.  Maybe this year I will.

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