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piano girl

over the weekend (i hate to admit) i was ‘briefly’ in a pitiful place…
then out of nowhere the most beautiful melodic music
made it’s way through my fog filling up every part of my mind and soul with pure joy.
oh…the piano…oh, the piano and little girls…
oh, sophia and her piano.
sophia has just started composing and i can’t even begin to describe how beautiful
(have i already used that word, beautiful) her music is.
i grabbed my camera in hopes of capturing this small moment of saving grace,
our lives, her life, her music, her piano, her joy, her little fingers,
her innocence and pureness……forever.
i never ever want to forget today.












oh sophia, you always have a way of reminding me of what is truly important.
thank you for sharing your {beautiful} music.

December 23, 2008 - 1:10 pm

Pehgi - I love piano girl! Capturing this magical moment so eloquently, the ambiance – I can almost hear the music. Also, you have great ability to compose a linear design element such as the keyboard quite nicely. This a very different serious side to the little sprite you capture so energetically on previous shoot. What depth you pull out of her! Bravo!!! Encore!!

52 {strangers}

i love projects.  things to think about, things to work on.
it’s important to look at things from new perspectives and come away with fresh ideas.
now, trust me, it’s not that i have an abundance of time on my hands, but i do think it’s
important to keep learning and growing in every possible way.
so, as i was thinking about this and poking around online, i came across some great ideas!
these little ‘projects’ if you will, keep the creativity flowing.
here is the first of more to follow…
52 {strangers}
you can probably guess.  yup, you got it.  capturing strangers each week for 52 weeks.
how exciting!  how scary!  how daring!
i’m ready!!!!  are you???
ok…i am going to start with one that i took on key west last summer.
(only current images from here on out i promise;)
i thought of this image immediately.
i couldn’t help it. he was just…there!  and asleep!  perfect!
i loved it! how much fun!
thank you, stranger #1.


so, for the next 52 weeks, let’s see who we dare to meet!

be {grateful}


it’s the time of year when most of us stop for a moment to think about what we are grateful for.
and once we do this, it (hopefully) makes us appreciate all that we do have.
this in turn makes us behave a little differently…
we’re a little more patient, forgiving, giving….
so wouldn’t it be nice if we reminded ourselves more often about being grateful
and having all the goodness from it?
well, i came across this and thought what great way to do just that…
peace and happy thanksgiving today and everyday to all of us.

From The Secret Daily Teachings – Thank You Thursday

“Today is Thank You Thursday. Today and every Thursday is your day to say and feel “Thank you” in as many ways as you can.

Write a list of all the people and events you want to give thanks for.

Return thanks today to those who have done things for you.

As you walk say “Thank you” in your mind with each step you take.

As you drive, make each time you stop your cue to say “Thank you.”

At various times in the day, think and feel “Thank you” inside you seven times in a row.

Look for every opportunity to say “Thank you” to other people, and say it with so much meaning that the person looks right at you.

Thank your way through every Thursday, and make “Thank you” your predominant thought, feeling, and words of the day.

“Thank you” – two words, inconceivable potential power, and all they need is you to put the power into them by expressing them.

Thank you!”

longworth {creative outings}

well it didn’t take long to make plans for this (the second) creative outing!
it was my turn to choose a location and my choice was inside longworth hall
with it’s wonderful textures,
open spaces, windows and lots of light.
i also felt that we needed some’body’ to accompany us;)
i called…alex.
her dress set the stage for this
editorial fashion adventure.









love how her dress flows….





the seam in the glass literally cuts her in two.


a little warming break…it was chilly!



the staircase.



ohhhh…moodiness!  i do love these.





but i think alex is just about…




peghi taking her last shot of the day as alex heads back to warmer clothes!


omg alex!
you were amazing!
thank you for providing us with so many unbelievably beautiful images and
letting us totally pretend we were two cool fashion photogs!!!!!


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November 22, 2008 - 2:27 pm

Natalie - Wow, What can I say, WOW. These pictures are amazing, Alex is amazing, Wow. The shoot was amazing and the building, OMG amazing. Did I say WOW? I’m so jealous!

November 23, 2008 - 1:51 pm

Pehgi - Ditto Natalie’s comments above!
I love these images and Alex has such an intense yet alternately serene beauty which you capture so elegantly. Great call on choosing LWH. There is a very distinctive tone through out in bodily expression with that puts forth a story to the imagination.
Fabulous really. What fun!!!

November 27, 2008 - 2:34 am

Jess (studio3z) - BEAUTIFUL!!! This location so rocks!! How did you guys get in there? DO you know someone?? Your daughter is just gorgeous. How fun to have a model at hand. 🙂 Love your processing on these.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!