About Me

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St. George, Utah, United States
I'm just a woman with a camera, having an outrageous time! I carry my camera like most women carry a hand-bag. I especially like (and see) beauty in forgotten things. I love OLD buildings, rusty vehicles, fences and posts and details. When I’m photographing people, I love: natural expressions. relationships. simplicity. smiles. emotion. sweetness. laughter. shyness. grumpy frowns. silly giggles. stubborness. bare feet and a neat personality that just shines.


My favorite IMAGES of 2011

"Photography is an art of observation.
It's about finding something interesting 
in an ordinary place ... 
It has little to do with 
the things we see
 and everything to do 
with the way we see them ..."
~ Elliott Erwitt ~

This is a gathering of my 
FAVORITE images from 2011.
I had a difficult time choosing
 from this year's collection.
I put so much of ME into looking for,
snapping AND enjoying everything about 
ALL of my images. 

This is 

{Please enjoy}

"The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, 
always bring your own sunshine."
~ Anthony J. D'Angelo ~

“It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. 
What matters most is getting off. 
You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
~ Jim Rohn ~

“It is only the first step that is difficult.”
~ Marie De Vichy-Chamrond ~

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, 
including the negative ones, 
as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
~ Ram Dass ~

“If you want to live a happy life,
tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
~ Albert Einstein ~

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
~ John Muir ~

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like."
~ Lao Tzu ~

"That man is the richest whose
pleasures are the cheapest."
~ Thoreau~

“Balance is beautiful.”
~ Miyoko Ohno ~

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."
~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~

“Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn.”
~ Greek proverb ~

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, 
only as far as I seek can I go, 
only as deep as I look can I see, 
only as much as I dream can I be.”
~ Karen Ravn ~

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. 
A dream you dream together is reality."
~ John Lennon ~

“We do not remember days, we remember moments. 
The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.”
~ Cesare Pavese ~

“Great dreams of great dreamers 
are always transcended.”
~ Abdul Kalam ~

“Caresses, expressions of one sort or another,
are necessary to the life of the affections
as leaves are to the life of a tree ...”
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~

“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success.
A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you.
Achieve and ... Achieve!”
Andrew Carnegie

“If one feels the need of something grand,
something infinite,
something that makes one feel aware of God,
one need not go far to find it..."
~ Vincent van Gogh ~

"It is the nature of babies to be in bliss."
~ Deepak Chopra ~

“The world is all gates, all opportunities,
strings of tension waiting to be struck.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

“The calf loves to suck its mother's milk;
its heart blossoms forth upon seeing its mother.”
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib ~

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't
own it, but you can use it. You can't keep
it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it
you can never get it back.”
~ Harvey MacKay ~

"I think, therefore, i'm single ... "
~ Liz Winston ~

“A friend is someone who helps you when you're down,
and if they can't, they stand beside you and they listen.”
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

"There are only two ways to live your life. 
One is as though nothing is a miracle. 
The other is as though everything is a miracle."
~ Albert Einstein~

“The one person who has more illusions
than the dreamer is the man of action.”
~ Oscar Wilde ~

“Travelers, there is no path,
paths are made by walking.”
~ Antonio Machado ~

"The human spirit needs places where nature
has not been rearranged
by the hand of man."
~Author Unknown~

“It's not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
~ Charles Darwin ~

"In the midst of movement and chaos, 
keep stillness inside of you."
~ Deepak Chopra ~

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection.
From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
~ Peter F. Drucker ~
“Our memories are the only paradise from which
we can never be expelled.”
~ Jean Paul Richter ~
“Nothing is as new as something 
which has been long forgotten.”
~ German Proverb ~
“Happiness is an attitude.
We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.
The amount of work is the same.”
~ Francesca Reigler ~


My FAVORITE portraits of 2011

"A true portrait 
should be the testimony of how 
this person looked and 
what kind of human being he was."
~ Philippe Halsman ~

My new-found love:  
shooting people & portraits.
{who knew}?
my deepest THANKS to you all;
you've made my heart *HAPPY*







Jane & Alex



Alex & Jane
Kathryn & Anthony
Alex & Emma