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A few spare, winter photos

January 16, 2014

Or, That which I do not notice when I run.

Today, instead of running around Sloan’s Lake, I walked around it with a camera.  Here are a selection of images – reminders that winter carries its own beauty.  Take a walk; take a look around.  You never know what may be happening outside your door.

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Two years too long

January 7, 2014

This poor blog deserves some sort of revival.  I don’t have too many recent images; it has been a long, dry spell for my photography.  But here are some from the past year at least, establishing myself here in Colorado, traveling, hiking, loving, living as much as possible.

A new year, new possibilities, so many new images on their way…

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Awesome update!

November 24, 2011

Really, though, what other kind of update is there?  I have started contributing as a photographer to the Denver Post’s music website, Reverb.  Basically, I get to go to concerts and take photos of amazing musicians, and Reverb posts the images along with a review when there is one.  Last night was my first show: The Last Waltz Revisited by Denver’s own Polytoxic, a really fun evening to benefit the Denver Rescue Mission.  The music was great; the musicians played for nearly 3 hours!  Late night, but so worth it.  Check out the images on the Reverb website:

And stay tuned for more crazy images and updates and tidbits of awesome.  Also, if you are looking for a photographer for your event or portrait or album cover, shoot me an e-mail at  Can’t wait!

A glimpse of winter

November 9, 2011

It’s November, but in Colorado, that means ski season has arrived.  This past weekend I had the opportunity to stop in at A-Basin for a couple hours before they closed.  I just took a few photos and mostly just took in the fact that everyone was so Stoked! about skiing and snowboarding.  Winter is nothing new or crazy to this Midwest girl, but winter this early?  That’s just nuts.  Oh well; here we go!


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An unfortunate shortage of images

September 27, 2011

Dear Colorado:

I have been living here for  five months, minus a few days.  The handful of places I have visited so far have been beautiful beyond words, and I have not seen nearly enough outside of Denver.  Life has this funny tendency of getting in the way of what I would rather be doing, like exploring and taking photos of everything.  I moved out here with the vague notion of pursuing photography, but something (Fear? Ignorance? Laziness?) is keeping me from shooting anything more than recreationally.  That being said, I still want to be a photographer; I still want to take pictures.  I love everything out here, from the crazy, beautiful light to the fun people to the indescribable beauty you only find at 13000 feet, slowly spinning on top of a mountain and taking in the world below you.  I am going to try; I am going to keep plugging away, not giving up, doing whatever it takes.

As for some actual photos, I had the opportunity and good luck to go hiking this past weekend with a friend.  Suffice it to say that we rocked the mountains we hiked, the highest one topping out at nearly 13,700 feet.  Again, breathtaking.  It is also pretty close to peak fall at the higher altitudes – we were outside of Breckenridge.  Driving through groves of Aspen at sunset, the world was literally golden.  So, here are a few images from this past weekend.  Please enjoy these glimpses of my first Colorado fall.  Love.

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Vaguely photo-related

August 11, 2011

But mostly not.  Remember all those awesome images you’ve enjoyed the past few months of amazing cancer survivors climbing and rappelling off of mountains and arches?  Well, I have officially committed to running three races on behalf of First Descents!  Their programs are beyond amazing (hopefully my images have at least grazed the surface of what these camps accomplish), and I want to help however I can to keep these programs going.  So, I have signed up for three races before the end of this year:

1. The Colorado Relay  –  192 miles from Breckenridge to Snowmass as a member of a ten-person relay team

2. the La Sportiva EverGold 10K trail race  –  1900 ft. of elevation gain at nearly 9000 ft for 7 miles

3. The Denver Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon  –  rocking and rolling through the streets of Denver for 13.1 miles

It’s crazy!  I’m scared out of my mind and not really sure I can do it.  But I need your help!  I am trying to raise $3,000 for FD.  I know it’s a lofty goal, but I’m running three races and would like to send 3 people to camp.  Any amount you can donate would be so fantastic!  Or you can join my team, run your own crazy race, and contribute in that way.  Or you can cheer at any one of the races….  Either way, thank you for your help and support, and see you at the finish line!

my fundraising page:  CLICK THIS LINK!!

Independents Day

July 4, 2011

I’ve stolen my title from a CNN op-ed piece, but this post has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with living your life freely and with abandon.  I am blessed and grateful that I live in a country where, generally speaking, I am free.  Yesterday, I tailgated at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, with a group of new friends.  We grilled, raised a flag, demolished a pinata, and watched the firework displays across the Denver metro area.  As someone said, “Only in Colorado do you have to look down at the fireworks.”  It was a great day, and here are a few of my photos of the festivities.  I hope you’re enjoying your independence today and spending this day however you want.  Happy Fourth.

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