February’s 2021 Spokane Top Dog

Choosing the Spokane top dog for February hasn't been easy.  As such, it's nearly March! We had some poor weather conditions hit, rescheduled sessions, and I've been struggling with some health issues. My goal for a February top dog image was about to get critical....

January’s 2021 Spokane Top Dog

January’s 2021 Spokane Top Dog

I selected this month's Top Dog photo based on some new editing techniques I have been experimenting with.  Therefore, it is actually a client image from 2017. Arlo is an American Hairless Terrier.  A fascinating breed!  He was one of the more fearful dogs I have...

Finding Style

"ACROSS the meadow in brooding shadow I walk to drink of the autumn's wine– The charm of story, the artist's glory, To-day on these silvering hills is mine; On height, in hollow, where'er I follow, By mellow hillside and searing sod, Its plumes uplifting, in light...

Finding a Path Through 2020

My goodness, has it ever been the craziest of 7 months EVER. You all know the list that goes with it:  COVID, school closures, protests, murder hornets, etc... It has honestly thrown me for a loop and I've rather withdrawn from the world.  There has still been photo...

The Eyes Have It

Have you ever thought about where your eyes go when you look at a photograph?  Do you look directly at the center first or go for a circuitous route? I pay a lot of attention to where my eyes go when I am setting up for a shot on photography sessions within Spokane. ...

2019, A 36 Dog Year

I just realized that while I had posted this awesome video my husband created for me of last year's sessions on social media, I hadn't posted it on the website!  How silly!  It was the best year, yet, where I photographed 36 Spokane dogs.  Wow! I also added in digital...

Touched By a Fairytale

In the in between times when day fades into night or Spring melts into Summer and at the in between places where paths converge a veil is parted between the Wolrds and One may enter The Otherworld the world of Faery but use much caution Dear One! for you have entered...

Connection

Growing up, I would snatch whatever Albert Payson Terhune or Jim Kjelgaard books I could find at the library.  I wanted nothing more than to have Lad of Sunnybank Farm or Big Red for my best friend.  That was true friendship, I thought.  In high school, I started...

Not Deep, But Shallow

Depth of field...the oh so simple photography phrase with a "burn your brain" meaning.  It will make your eyes cross and cause your thoughts to jumble into mush.  If you can grasp it, photography takes on new heights of dimension and beauty.   That is the subject of...

Old Home, New Home

I'm a Spokanite through and through.  Thick and thin.  Born and raised.  In deep snow or the hot rays of a smokey August sun.  It is home and I love it. I've lived in several houses throughout Spokane County in my nearly 38 years.  And, I'm about the leave another one...