Monday, July 20, 2015

Sunny Days...

This weekend's sunny weather provided such a great opportunity for me to work on my "shooting-in-full-sun" skills. Most photographers know that you should avoid midday, full-sun and usually ask their clients to schedule on either an early morning, late afternoon or a cloudy day. I was excited for the challenge. This angelic beauty, Lizzie, asked for her senior photos to be taken at her favorite park midday. Full sun, no clouds, no problem! Let's do it!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tiny Little Worlds

What a beautiful day for a "macro photography" hike in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Today, I met with a few fellow photographers and we concentrated on bettering our skills in macro photography. "Macro photography" gives a view into tiny little worlds that most of the time we don't even notice in our day-to-day lives. The plan was to capture images of Monarch butterflies, but it turned out to be too early in the season for them to make an appearance. No worries though, there were plenty of other tiny creatures and plants that I found to help me hone my skills.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Bella" the Beautiful Rescue Puppy

Once in awhile I get the privilege to use my photography skills to help rescue pups find homes. Today, my good friend, Jill Burke from Angel of Hope Animal Rescue, brought her foster fur baby "Bella" to my studio. What a beautiful ball of fur and energy! I certainly got my puppy fix today! It was hard not to want to adopt her myself. I don't doubt that once the photos are formally posted, Bella will find her forever home quickly. Thanks for all of the puppy kisses, Bella!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Dog Days

Happy 4th of July! It's that time of year in Minnesota when many wildflowers are in full bloom in the fields near where we live. The photographer in me has to just go out and capture their beauty. If I don't have a senior, a family or couple to shoot, I use the next best dog, Willow. It's a real treat for her, as well as for me, so it's a "win-win"! Camera or not, take in the beauty around you. It makes life so much richer.