Change, Inspiration, Learning

Wednesday, April 12, 2017   |   Personal
This post comes due to the inspiration I got in New Zealand from an illustrator her work is magical to me. Its whimsical, dreamy, playful and the titles to her pieces are gorgeous. So a big shout out to Amanda Cass 
 
I needed new inspiration and a challenge during this long winter that has kept on going and going here in Montana. My lovely friend Jude's mom gave me a card by Amanda when I had to leave - it was called Love is a Symphony It gave me an idea to try and recreate these magical, fun cards with real people and thereby tweak my photoshop skills and make me learn something new. 
 
So thanks to my lovely little mate Layla - here we have my take of Love is a Symphony

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When I was visiting Layla she was up for everything so we made another - this is a take on Transformation.  
 
I have more to come but for now - enjoy!! It was fun to do something different learn more about some tools I am lazy to learn in Photoshop and as always inspired by other artists - thank you Amanda!!!

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Lake

Wednesday, November 16, 2016   |   Seniors
A big thank you Lake - this was a fun time for me, it was nice to feel inspired and have such a willing subject! I love that we got to play with water - I have missed it - thank you!! 
 
Enjoy.

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Luke

Thursday, September 29, 2016   |   Seniors
Meet Luke who will graduate summer 2017. At some point during his high school career the student paper asked him what was in his locker. His reply - SunnyD - and it seems like he really has a strong addiction to this orange drink!! So we had to have a little fun with his pictures.

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We did take some time for some normal stuff too!

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And yes that is a mountain bike unicycle!

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Luke this was a really fun morning - thank you!!

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And just like that it was over and he remarked how alike his skin color now was to Donald Trump's!

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And finally an image inspired by the movie Danny Deck chair!

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Julia and Addy

Tuesday, August 9, 2016   |   Seniors
Sometimes senior portraits get a little overwhelming - today was that day... These two I have known for years... Julia since she was a baby - today her mom and I were like how did this happen so fast. Today I took my hat off to these two wonderful young women - full of vigor, spirit, intelligence and big dreams. I can't wait to see where they go and I hope my family is blessed to see them grow into their adult lives. 
 
They got up early, we beat the storm and were rewarded with some amazing skies above Missoula.

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Just coz she is so Sassy!!

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Seriously not a drop of rain fell on us! Sweet as!! Thanks Addy and Julia for a really fun morning - can't wait for fall!! xox Crackle

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Why do you do what you do

Tuesday, June 14, 2016   |   Personal
In an attempt to keep my work as authentic and meaningful as possible for both myself and those who view it or would like me to create something for them, I have been really thinking about why do I do what I do.  
 
So one of the biggest reasons that drives my motivation for creating photographic pieces is the linking of connections, relationships, and moments that count for people. Part of me has been seeking a more fine art look to my work, and that is fulfilling a whole other part of me. But the essence of the images below was to capture something magical that tells these people of this moment in time for them. 
 
These images are also really meaningful for me as they are of my sister and her family. She and Matt got married last Friday - CONGRATULATIONS!! I took these images in April when I saw them in England. Baby Jack is their new baby born the day Finn went to Spain. The other two munchkins are Freddie and Eva, from her first marriage. Matt is fantastic with them all - and for him they are all his kids. So I really wanted to make sure the images told that story - they are all one big family. Excited for the future, loving the now and just being who they are. I put together an album for them as a wedding gift - celebrating their new beginning. The first image was also a gift - a big size print for their new home. The combination of one special piece of wall art combined with an album of images from your session is one of my most popular product choices. So if you are interested in something like this for your family this summer, give me a call or drop me an email!

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