Headshot Collection III

Today I'm sharing a long overdue batch of recent headshots I've been privileged to shoot.  So buckle up! It's a long one...

I didn't expect that I would ever shoot headshots. I've always known that I love to shoot couples and the intimacy that exists between them. However, I live in a community of artists.  Heart forward people seeking for truth and rooted in their own vulnerability.  I didn't expect I would end up loving the process of shooting headshots.  I used to think there wasn't much room for creativity - that I would have to simply conform to a standardized system.  And while that's true to a certain extent - I have discovered that the intimacy of doing such close work, drawing the spirit up out of the body and into the eyes of a person, is an immense responsibility and challenge - one I have come to love. 

If you're interested in booking a headshot session with me, or if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me here.


DANIEL FONG

ANNA SCHROEDER

BILL DAUGHERTY

MAGGIE MACKENZIE

BETHANY WICKENS

CAITLYN O'CONNOR

ZACH RUNNING COYOTE

JUSTIN LANOUETTE

JUDITH BUCHAN

Settle Down

I spent most of my childhood in the same home. A 1920's farmhouse that my parents bought when I was 5 years old and renovated room by room. It was a good home. Full of laughter and sibling fighting and parents (gently) yelling at us to turn down the thermostat. Full of the smells of baking bread and candles and a fire smouldering in the fireplace my dad installed when I was a teenager. The yard was a bare lot with waist high grass but they planted trees and gardens and built big wrap around decks and a campfire area that has welcomed more people than I could ever hope to count. The grass is lush with irrigation and in the back corner is a dog pen that in my lifetime has housed 3 of the best dogs a family could hope to have. You can't imagine a better home to grow up in.

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In the past decade I've moved 10 times. And while I joke that I'm practically a professional mover and that it doesn't really phase me, and while my community has mostly stayed consistent throughout my moves, I often feel that I am constantly in a state of upheaval. When I move into a new home I make sure to keep my boxes, for the inevitable "next time". I am intentional about not accumulating an excess of "stuff" because all I see when I bring something new into my home is one more box. I am hesitant to put down roots. Some people are built to be free spirits, wandering the globe, never owning more than they can fit into a backpack or a car, falling asleep in a new bed every night. 

I love the security of the familiar. I love to have adventures, but I need to feel rooted. 

As winter and I both settle in, I am realizing that what I crave, more than anything is stability. The ability to rest comfortably in the knowledge that I am home. And I know that this is probably about more than a physical space, more than four walls and a roof. While I recognize that having a stable physical space that I know won't change could be a part of it, I know the settled-ness needs to come from inside of myself. The work of calming the feelings of chaos and disruption needs to start in my own heart, by knowing that I take my home with me, wherever I go. My home is in my family, my home is in my work, my home is in my God.

So settle down. Take a deep breath. Look around and be grateful for somewhere to lay your head. Figure out what makes a house a home and carry those things in your heart. 

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