Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wedding Bells

Two of my closest friends, Martin and Kelli Martinez, were wed on December 22, 2007. I was honored to take their wedding pictures and gain more experience in the process. Best wishes to the newly weds, Mr. and Mrs. Martinez! Click here to view more pictures

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Treehouses and Broken Windows

The saying, "the early bird catches the worm" pushed me out of bed at sunrise on a Saturday morning to venture out in freezing weather (literally!) and discover the unexpected. What I found was an abandoned tree house that sat on the edge of a dried river bed, lit beautifully by the morning sunrise. There were uprooted trees from years of land shift, decorated by age-old mushrooms that could not be ignored. Click here to view all pictures

The Hafli

I have an amazing friend and companion in my life who has been belly dancing for her church for 8 years. Just last week, I was fortunate to gain a free ticket on the floor as photographer- the only exception to the dance show that annually sells out with 600 people in attendance. Knowing one of the dancers is a plus, too :) ~ Brittany is the one in blue. Click here to view all pictures

Valentine's Day

The holidays are perfect for any photographer looking for some inspiration. Amidst chocolates, flowers, and teddy bears, I searched for the shot that would scream "Valentine's Day!" I found that shot during my spanish class this afternoon, a Dallas Cowboys teddy and flowers were perfectly positioned in the foreground of a white-board calender that said it all.

Nikon D80, 2'' f30

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


This was one of my first photographs, taken aboard a cruise line traveling towards Athens, Greece. As the sun set across the Aegean Sea, my eyes were captivated by the scene; I wanted to capture the moment forever. It took me about 20 exposures from my first digital camera, a compact Pentax A10 that served as the catalyst for my growth and passion for photography. Although I didn't realize it then, my determination to capture the moment as it existed in my own eyes would forever reflect my perspective of photography as an art, gift, love, and lifestyle.
Since then, I have viewed each new day as an opportunity to grow and change, to discover and learn new things, to live for every moment and follow my dreams.