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the girl in the pink tutu

you have heard me {several times at the very least} talk about taking the time to create images for yourself. only for yourself. to take every opportunity to not play it safe, jump out of your ‘normal’ and make the kind of imagery that makes your heart sing.
there were no limits or expectations with this little session; however, I still made images that I knew (thought) her mom would want and then some that I (knew) i would want. mine are more moody, not the usual. a short story i saw playing out. i have found that i enjoy and rather prefer capturing the quiet moments and slight moodiness of children or the spontaneous outbursts of laughter and joy verses anything in between. a funny thing though. the images that are for me usually end up hanging on my clients walls. the bigger lesson? trust yourself. trust your vision. trust your authenticity. no one will see the world as you do. our individual journey’s and experiences make that impossible. we each have something unique to share that others will be drawn to. insert…clients who love your vision, who trust you and who you will love to shoot for. another funny thing. that’s how you set yourself apart.


{click on image to see the full gallery}


November 1, 2011 - 7:42 am

Deborah Carr - Oh Gina…I love the story. A story of little girl dreams and dances, look what I can do and what shall I do next? A story of each of us, when we were filled with the fairy dust of possibility. You captured it all…down to the finest sparkle.

the little details around our house…

make me happy…
even though i have been in the process of shedding, reducing, minimizing {really, all words for purging} for quite a while now. i am constantly asking myself ~  how did this happen and where did all this stuff come from? i’ve made lots of progress and i have found there is much i can easily live without. but, there is also a truth here. it’s this…i like things around me that remind me of where i’ve been, where my family has been and that make me smile. i have tried to go the minimalist route. it’s just not me. i know, of course, it’s the people that make life what it is, but i love that i can sit anywhere in my house and my eyes will pick out little and big things that remind me of our journey, our story. that comforts me, it makes me happy and grounds me.

i’ve also noticed how my tastes change drastically from season to season. as i walked around our house today, my eyes were drawn to warm, mellow colors. i’m sure if i put these boards together in the summer, they would be completely different, yet, all from and in the same home.


November 1, 2011 - 7:44 am

Deborah Carr - Thank you for these small glimpses of you, as seen through your special place in the world.

a little {april eight} party

i was invited to photograph a fun little party earlier this week. more specifically, a fun fairy/music/birthday party
put together by two creative mama’s…april of april eight and margot of margot madison creative (who, by the way,
has just won ‘cincinnati’s best’ party planning…oh yes.)
now…let me talk to you about this beautifully, soulfully styled party and why, in my opinion,
it was as wonderful as it was.
yes, there were pretty props/styled elements made by both margot and april
…but what i also hope you see is the celebration, joy, happiness, the sense of place
and realness of the afternoon. can you hear the laughter, the giggles, the music, the singing…
ultimately, that’s what it’s about, right? the people.
and what was so different about this themed party? it was not overkill, it was simple, artful, beautiful, fun and real.
april and margot are offering their creative eyes and minds up for you and your celebration.
if you like what you see below…you can have it too.
you will get april and her lovely voice/music of april eight, her sweet little mandolin,
and the best looking handmade giant mushroom i’ve ever seen!
you will get margot and all her lovely graphic artsiness to take care of all the paper goodness and then some.
together you will get their art-filled minds and items already made plus some to make.
you can read more about the details of this party on margot’s blog…be sure to settle
in with your favorite cuppa something good, you’ll be there a while with all the goodness
that she has to share.
want all the information? just click on their names and send them a sweet email.


belle mère et fille


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October 27, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Ilene - J’adore!!!!!

October 28, 2011 - 12:12 am

sharon - delightful

October 28, 2011 - 7:57 am

Margot Madison - Oh. My. Gosh. You are amazing as always! You captured the essence of the event and those beautiful children. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! xoxoxox

October 28, 2011 - 7:48 pm

thea - love the lightness and pretty colors…such a beautiful little girl celebration.