Baby Imara

I had the absolute pleasure of taking photos of baby Imara a couple of weeks ago and now I’m hooked on newborn photography. She is incredibly sweet and beautiful. Choosing which photos to share with you was hard because she’s…

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Is sadness a gift?

I’ve been thinking lately about sadness. We see sadness as something to be fixed, don’t we? At the first sign of it’s presence, we are working hard to get rid of it. We may try various activities, medication, eating, drinking,…

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Njenga and Dominique

I don’t think I can express how much fun it was to shoot this couple. Njenga kept Dominique, me, and my two daughters/assistants laughing the whole time. He also had the great idea of comparing bellies with his wife. Dominique…

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Facing the fear of joy and rest

The more I talk to people the more I realize that many of us have a difficult time with rest and joy. We have trouble feeling joy fully. Have you ever found yourself experiencing something good in your life, only…

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Fully known. Fully loved.

We all want to be attractive to others. And though that certainly includes physical attraction, I’m talking about something even deeper than that. We want to be the kind of people that others are attracted to. We want to be…

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Are you needy?

  When I used to teach preschool, I had a little girl (around 2 or 3) who everyone had labeled “needy.” By this they meant that they considered her desire for affection to be too much. She liked to sit…

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What do you love?

There are some things I believe deeply in. The power of art to help people heal and be vulnerable Generosity Caring for those in need Helping children to feel safe, secure, and free Fighting oppression, poverty, and injustice everywhere I…

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Large Family Session

This last weekend I shot a session in the mountains surrounded by cacti and creosotes. The sun was setting and it was just spectacular but as gorgeous as the desert was it was no match for this family. They came…

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