Archive for April, 2015

Oh what a crazy year this has been! But an excellent one indeed.

This month in particular is hectic (and wonderful). Some of you might not know that I’ve been a doctoral candidate in Art Education with specializations in Arts Administration and Art Museum Education. At the end of the month I’m defending my dissertation research. I’m tremendously excited and ask that you send positive thoughts, prayers, and well wishes my way!

Right now, I’m traveling in Oregon and Washington. I’m visiting friend & fellow photographer Dorothy (hi, Dorothy!) and I present at the Association of Arts Administration Educators conference next week. Dorothy has been taking me all over the 2 states.

First we went climbing over river rocks in Washington.



Thanks for taking this shot of me, Dorothy!


Can you see where the two rivers become one right here?


Does anyone know the name of this little white flower? They dotted the riverside.


The next day we went to Astoria, Oregon. You might have heard of this town if you’re into the movie The Goonies. There’s a very old shipwreck on the beach at Fort Stevens. We stayed until after sunset for stargazing. The sky is so very clear here! We photographed constellations and planets too!







We also traveled to see Panther Creek Falls. Stunning! A 500 foot walk down a trail to see a beautiful 130 foot waterfall. An all around lovely way to spend the afternoon.



Look at this face! A quick cell phone selfie because I was using my camera to take the next shots!




Quick quiz for my photo students, why does the water look so milky?

Once I’m back from Portland I will drive up to Atlanta to present at the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries conference and then attend the American Alliance of Museums conference. A very busy but wonderful month. Then it’s right back down to Tallahassee to defend my dissertation. Hooray!

And if you’re in the Vancouver, Washington/Portland, Oregon area and in need of a photographer, check our my friend Dorothy at DISPhoto!

Life works in crazy ways. I’ve known Ben for ages through my best friend (and his big brother) Will. And I feel like I’ve heard truly wonderful things about this mystery lady Donna for ages too. She wasn’t really a mystery, I just hadn’t met her yet. They’re going to have a lovely wedding in Savannah soon and I couldn’t wait to spend some time with these love birds. We headed down to Maclay Gardens for some late afternoon sun and were oh-so-thankful that the breeze and shade from the trees made it feel 15+ degrees cooler than the rest of Tallahassee.







See the lovely quilt below? Ben’s grandmother handmade that quilt for his parents to celebrate their marriage. So very sweet that they wanted to incorporate this detail and family heirloom into their portraits!



Can’t wait to see you two in Savannah! Be on the lookout for a sneak peek of their wedding photos this summer!