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About a month ago I was able to attend a photography workshop held by Joy Harmon Prouty with Wildflowers Photography. I have been following Joy’s photography for a couple years now and she is such an inspiration to my and my art. I was thrilled to attend this workshop in Julian, CA where we were able to not only learn from her but watch her shoot and photograph along side her. This session that I am sharing with you today is one of the family sessions designed by Joy and the mama in the session. Both of these women are so creative and so talented and to be able to photograph this was so much fun. Please check out Joy at http://www.wildflowersphotos.com.
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I just returned from a trip down to California, I came back feeling so inspired and encouraged. My trip consisted of some much needed family time as well as a workshop I attended given by Wildflowers Photography. If you have not checked out this artist, please do www.wildflowersphotography.com. Joy’s work is stunning and so creative; she captures simple moments in time and makes them into beautiful works of art. I picked Wildflowers Photography because I love her work and hope I can convey similar emotions with my photography. I not only learned so much but also was so touched by Joy’s passion and how real she was. I had the opportunity to meet some other really amazing photographers that are on my same journey. I will be posting more images from the workshop soon so stay tuned.
But one thing that just made my heart smile was when I visited some family in Temecula. This is Aaron, my cousin. Aaron is holding a picture of himself that I took in my very first Black & White photo class oh so many years ago. I took this class right out of high school and fell in love with photography. My life has taken many turns since that class and I only recently have re-discovered photography in the last 4 years. But it was so fun to see this image up on a wall. My first child portrait….. I just wanted to share
When I first met my husband 13 years ago Maddie came into my life, she was just a sweet little 4 year old girl and I have had the opportunity to see her grow up and blossom into a stunning young woman who is beautiful inside and out.
I was able to head home last month for a week, when I say home I mean where I grew up and where my family lives. I left Seattle gloom for some California sunshine. I got to spend an entire week with my family and playing with my beautiful nieces. It was an amazing time in which I was able to connect and catch up. We took a train one day to “Olvera Street” where I was able to get some real and much missed Mexican food and sweets, as well as some sweet pictures. Also Stevie, my brother is heading up a non-profit in which he is working with some shelters in Hollywood. Stay tuned for more of that adventure it is going to be exciting. We went to Hollywood to shoot some pictures for his project and funny enough I had never been to the Hollywood sign. So after we finished shooting we found a random road up to the sign and then ate at the famous Pinks Hot Dogs. We totally played tourist in the city in which we grew up and it was a fun little adventure together.
Here is a little taste of my week in L.A.
I LOVE my family and I was so blessed by this time.
So its December; 2010 is almost over. I have not posted in a few months and just wanted to give a little update. I started off 2010 with a new years resolution which I did not stick to I am afraid. I set out to post and take one picture per day for 365 days. I had no idea where that little resolution would take me. I really just wanted to explore my creative side, work on my camera skills and just take pictures. Seth, my husband and business partner really poured our hearts in to our photography business and here we are. I have not posted anything in months. The reason being is we have been shooting weddings, families, babies and just about anything else that will let us take pictures. We have been so busy I have not had a chance to keep the blog up to date. We have so much to share so I will commit bloging more often. But I just wanted to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been involved over the last year. Seth and I are so excited for 2011 and all the new adventures to come. Here is just a little taste of what we have been up to. Meet Jett, he was born to Shiloh and George in October. They are some very special friends who we got to spend time with on a recent visit down to California. Here is their beautiful little bundle of joy.