Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wear Yellow for Seth on Friday March 27th!

There is an adorable little 5 year old boy in England who is sick and has asked that everyone wear his favorite color (yellow) this Friday! The story is going viral and he has thousands of supporters worldwide now all planning to post photos of themselves wearing yellow with #wearyellowforseth. Let's make Seth's day and share some yellow love on Friday!

Thought I would post some of my favorite photos and links here and share his story a little wider! It's hard to watch his video without falling in love just a little! And they don't want money or anything, just photos tagged #wearyellowforseth on Friday on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook! Go Seth! You've got a LOT of folks on your team!

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Seth's Blog - https://ourlittlehero.wordpress.com

Seth's Facebook Page

His YouTube Video! - https://youtu.be/4tlTZSGhi-g



A new website set up for Seth's big day by the Bubble Foundation -
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ABC News Story

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and I apologize in advance for spamming all my friends on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, but how can we not?

Another Successful Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer!

I have been photographing the Tubbs Romp to Stomp since 2008. I missed a couple years and one year I photographed both the Utah Romp and the Colorado Romp. Some years it is snowy and cold, and some years it is sunny and clear like this year. But they all have been a great experience! Over 2,000 snowshoers having fun for a great cause - raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. And the outfits are absolutely beautiful - and the smiles!

2012 Romp Photos, 2011 Romp Photos, 2010 Romp Photos-Utah, 2010 Romp Photos-Colorado,2009 Romp Photos, 2008 Romp photos

This year there is a photo contest for folks to submit their favorite photos from the Romp - which one should I submit? Details for the photo contest are on Tubbs Romp to Stomp Facebook page. Voting and submissions close March 31st - and you could win a pair of snowshoes!

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Good Samaritan Benny in Salem, Oregon

I attended a newborn photography workshop in Salem, Oregon last fall with Robin Long Photography which was an amazing few days with a group of amazing women in Robin's beautiful natural light studio. I had the most beautiful surprise the night I pulled into Salem and checked into my hotel. It was evening and I needed dinner, so I just stopped at the Fred Meyer store down the street from my hotel and got the fastest hotel food from the deli - a mac and cheese to heat up in the microwave in the room. Not very healthy but fast and easy.

When I returned to my room, and opened up the mac and cheese packet, I was surprised to find a crisp $100 bill in between the cardboard and the plastic cover. Of course I thought it was fake, but then I looked closer, and then googled it and learned that there's a good person who leaves these bills in food at grocery stores and Walmart stores in South Salem and signs them "Benny." Once I read a few of the stories on the Today Show and Oprah, I realized that they were meant for folks that really need the money so I joined the ranks of paying it forward and forwarded it to a friend that was struggling paying for groceries for her children. Another favorite summary is in this article from the Statesman Journal that they track where the bills have been found and how they have helped folks!

The whole experience just made my day and made me realize what a beautiful community I had just arrived in! It still makes me smile when I think about "Benny" and there are lots of great stories about how "Benny" has changed lives in Salem and around the country. What a difference just one person can make on many many lives! Thank You Benny! Or as Oprah say... "Be Benny!"

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Photos of the Year 2014 - Portraits Blog Post 2 of 3

Some years you just have too many photos to put in one blog post! This year we just had too many different categories of favorite photos, and favorite images within each category.... so this one is dedicated to Portraits! Other favorites photos of the year are in these posts:

Favorite 2014 Photos - Babies

Favorite 2014 Travel and Nature photos

Portraits are always one of my favorite photos to take - it's the connection with the subject and the capturing of emotion. And I love getting into people's eyes! They say that the eyes are the window to the soul!

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

Photos of the Year 2014 - Travel and Landscapes 3 of 3

Although my paid work is mostly portraits and people photos, many of my favorite images are landscapes and travel photos that just make me happy! In 2014 I was lucky enough to see much of Colorado and a few new places around the country and abroad! I'm a lucky woman! And hoping for even a little more travel in 2015! This was one of 3 blog posts on my favorite 2014 photos - the others can be seen at these links:

Favorite Baby Photos of 2014

Favorite Portraits of 2014

Some of the places I got to see in 2014 were:

Sturbridge, Massachusetts for www.InspirePhotoRetreats.com in February

Ojo Caliente, New Mexico for a girls weekend at www.ojospa.com in March

Interlochen, Michigan where my son Tyler goes to school now

My annual week of school photos in Park City, Utah

A week in Oregon in fall traveling and doing portraits favorite spot Manzanita, Oregon

Tulum, Mexico on a yoga retreat at Shambala Petit Hotel --- ahhhh!

and Quito, Ecuador which will be explained in later blog posts...

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So as my kids get older and are leaving the nest, my options for travel seem to open up. Hopefully I can bring my camera along and make some money while on the road! Here's to a busy happy healthy traveling 2015!

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