Monday, December 23, 2013

Gay Marriage Comes to Utah for a Christmas Miracle!

I am just in awe at all the hits this little video has received. Yet, at the same time, I am not surprised. I knew as I was capturing these most joyous moments that I was at the zenith of my humanity. That I was feeling my humanness to my core. That I was connected to each of these men and women. 

A few people have asked me why I care so much because I'm straight. That question hasn't made sense in my mind and I haven't deemed it necessary to answer. It's so clear that it doesn't matter if I am straight, because LOVE is LOVE. And when all that energetic love comes together in one place with such high vibrations, affection, and heightened attention, it's impossible not to feel your humanity too. The best part of what it means to be human. 

I'm so grateful that my brain can't even register anything wrong with what is happening in Utah right now. In fact, my brain is elated, excited, and feels so so so satisfied and grateful.

At the same time, I've been trying to put myself into the shoes of those who might find gay marriage wrong and immoral. For those of you, if any of you find yourself reading this blog, I ask you, please, watch this video, connect with your humanness too and know that everything is only going to get better.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Patience at the Salt Flats

The other day I struck gold on ebay--40 rolls of Fuji 800z. I've heard of this mystical film that is no longer in production. The softness, the slight touch of pink, the way it works in the setting sun. I took my favorite subject, my niece, and dressed her in her little Parisian dress from Zara and decided to do a test roll.

The results were perfect. Soft. Pink. Perfect. Just the right film for capturing a little, moody child dressed in white.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Welcome to Our Studio

As I've been visiting California over the last year deciding if it will be my new home, I have been lucky enough to meet some stunning, stunning people. Two of them are featured here. They live in Pasadena. They have a studio. It's amazing. The light alone is worth the cost of California rent. They are expecting their first baby this Spring. I can't wait. I'm hoping I get to baby sit for them.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Scottish Publications

 I was approached by a little Scottish publication the other day who wants to publish our Scottish Inspiration shoot in their magazine. I love the UK so much I might need to move there for the summer.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Flicker Family

I love this family. Can't express how much I love this family. From the way rock the colors to the love that is so obvious in the photos. It was an amazing afternoon photographing them and I hope they let me do it again sometime soon.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Miller Family

I was lucky enough to photograph this family two years in a row. It just keeps getting better and better. We went out to Park City and they each brought their own pop of color! 
Love you Miller Family!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Little Audrey

This is Audrey. 
She's the sweetest, spunkiest daughter of my niece Megan. 
She's wearing a little polka dot gown that I bought in Paris for my niece who is now 6 years old. 
When time flies, at least I have Parisian memories to keep me warm. 

We shot this in about 10 minutes on one roll of Ilford 3200 on my Contax RX (35mm). I like to keep my shoots short and sweet and I like to hit most of the shots. With kids, that's easy. They're flawless and way less self conscious than we are as adults.

That last shot--with her dress flying, her hair flowing, and her hand leaving her mother's shoulder when she's lifted into the air--yeah, that one is my favorite.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Best of 2012

 How can I express the beauty that was 2012?! I feel as if I grew so much as an artist, a photographer, a woman, a mother, a sister, a friend, and a part of humanity. I know without a doubt that the people who let me point a camera at them this year are part of me. That they shared some part of the depths of themselves with me and that those things change a person. Thank you to each of you who trusted me with your most special of days and your huge life events. It means the world to me to be able to do what I am passionate about. I have a good feeling about you, 2013