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Exploring Weston, Missouri

Before my son went back to college, he and I spent an afternoon exploring Weston, Missouri. It was a very chilly Monday afternoon, and many of the stores weren’t open, but there was still so much to see in this cute, little town! Everyone we met in the stores and restaurants that were open greeted…

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Autumn Scenes at the Overland Park Arboretum

I recently purchased a new (used) Nikon D4. On my first day out with the new camera, I visited the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas. Autumn has fully set in at the park. What beautiful colors! You can view the slideshow of my photos below, especially nice with accompanying music…

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Whiskey Barrels and HDR Photography

I’m running a photography club at our current location, on an army post. When one of our members said she used to work at the J. Rieger & Co. distillery in Kansas City, Missouri, and suggested that as a field trip for our group, I immediately jumped in on the opportunity! Thank you, Laura (photographed below, far…

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Half Mound Schoolhouse

As I work on some photos, the presidential debate is playing on the TV in the background. I’m looking at this old building that I photographed yesterday, wondering who lived, worked or studied in it so many, many years ago. How many presidents have lead our country since this structure was built? Trains used to…

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Sunflower Sunrise: watercolor reveal

Y’all, I’ve learned a new skill, and that makes me smile. 🙂 Here’s my Sunflower Sunrise, created with Adobe Lightroom (basic processing), Photoshop (watercolor action), and After Effects (video). I used Thomas Kovar’s Watercolor Motion Kit to make this creation. What fun! 🌻

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Sunflowers in Kansas!

  Good morning! It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. Where have I been? Let’s see… We’ve moved to Kansas! Yeah! In the spirit of our new state, my first blog post here will be of the gorgeous sunflowers we’ve seen out at Grinter’s Farm in Reno, KS, off Hwy 24-40, between Tonganoxie & Lawrence….

360 Photo: Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

This is a test post, using an older Ricoh Theta 360 photo (1st generation Theta camera). I am testing the capability of embedding the code into my WordPress site. Hopefully it works! I will test it on different browsers, and on my Android mobile. I don’t have iOS products. If someone could try it out…

Earthquake in Nepal: Before and After

I am personally heartbroken by what has happened in Nepal. Anyone who’s followed my photography for a while knows I’ve traveled there a few times, and have fallen in love with the country and people of Nepal. I’ve been going through my photos, remembering the people I’ve met and the places I’ve seen in the Kathmandu…

Baltimore Magazine

I am honored that my Key Bridge photo was published on page 106 of the Baltimore Magazine’s May 2015 issue. How exciting! I’m a huge fan of this magazine, the layout and content. This is the oldest city magazine in the United States, which I believe has been in publication since 1907. Very cool!

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The bluebonnets are blooming in Texas!

My friend and I visited Luling and Poteet last week. We saw MANY great bluebonnet (and other wildflower) blooms–simply GORGEOUS! Here’s the full set of photos from that trip: This week we took a quick trip from Nolanville and around Stillhouse Hollow Lake. We found a number of patches that still have a little bit…

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It’s time for senior portraits!

I had such a fun time photographing this young man, and his family, too! It makes me smile to capture these memories for them! If you are in the Central Texas area and need senior photos, please contact me at: For a short while my session fee will be set at $50 (through May…

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Question: Where have I been?????

Answer: WORKING! Thankfully. Shortly after I started this website I was hired by the Killeen Daily Herald as a freelance photographer. I very much enjoy working for KDH, and have met some great staff and other freelancers there. To see a range of my photography work for the paper, CLICK HERE. Several of my favorite…

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I’m still here! Photos from Nepal…

I’m sorry for not posting in a while! There wasn’t much time in Nepal to create posts (we were having too much fun!). When I returned, jet lag hit me HARD. Then between my children and starting work back up, I haven’t made time to sit down and write out a post. My plan is…

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In Chengdu!

This has been a most interesting rest stop! I stick out here. Not sure if it’s because I’m the only blondie, or the Santa hat. Tough call. Finally found someone who could not only speak English, but helped me get online! Yeah! I can’t get on Facebook, gmail, or many other sites, but somehow pulled…

From Kathmandu to China on Christmas Day

Well, I’m pre-writing this post because it looks like my wi-fi capabilities in the airport will be limited at best. That said… MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CHINA!!!!! If my plane left Kathmandu on time, I should now be in China, 14 hours ahead of you. So, if this post hits at 5 a.m. Christmas morning, that…

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Hi! I'm a portrait photographer in Leavenworth, KS. I photograph in the studio and on location: senior photos, family, maternity, newborn, head shots, passport photos, weddings and more. I also offer photography workshops, portrait parties in studio, and fun photo walks in local area. Fun!

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