Sunrise in Sedona from our Bed and Breakfast - here is the view we enjoyed each morning. The Cosy Cactus in Sedona, AZ was the best B&B we ever stayed in. Highly recommend you stay there if you get a chance to visit the area. We also took time to visit the Grand Canyon (images will be coming) and that was just spectacular AND mind blowing.
Morning walks were amazing - right out the back door of the Cosy Cactus B&B!
I got to practice my skills in landscape photography while we were there which was what got me interested in photography in the first place. I could not imagine a better place to photograph as any direction I looked was magnificent. It was nice to slow down, used a tripod late and early in the day and I experienced a different rhythm of shooting which was a welcome change. I plan to continue photographing scenics in my spare time here in CT and will look with fresh eyes and appreciate the beauty right here where I live.
I will post more as I edit all these images, but now it is back to photographing some beautiful families, weddings and HS seniors! Thanks for stopping by the blog!
Mother Nature on Mother's Day!
I am sharing a couple of photos I took of flowers called Bleeding Hearts that are blooming in my garden this week. Amazing how they look like hearts 'opening' rather than bleeding. Mother nature is amazing how created a flower like this - mother nature reminds us to open our hearts. These flowers represent the feeling I have in my heart today, Mother's Day.
I lost my mom to dementia quite a few years ago. However, I had a mother in law who eased the pain of that loss until she died of old age a few years back. My life as a mother has been guided by these two extraordinary women. So, what can we all learn from mother nature on mother's day? Let your heart open. My heart opens whenever I think about them. Enjoy your day fellow Mothers!
Grandfather with grand daughter. This family will appreciate this print for many years to come.
Mother's & Father's Day Portraits
It is that wonderful time of year again when Mother's & Father's Day bring families together. I know it is not always possible - my kids are older now and have their own lives which makes it harder for us to celebrate together sometimes.
If this is the case for you, I offer a way to give a gift you can send to your parents - a Gift Certificate for a Portrait Session that will reflect your relationship and love. You can plan it together and do it at a time right for you. The Gift of a Mother's & Father's Day Portrait session will be treasured for many years to come. It does take planning but, I never had a family that regretted doing it. I will make the process as easy as I can for you.
I offer gift certificates that I honor all year long - please Contact me today.
Spring flowers are finally blooming in NE Connecticut. The sun is shining today, even though the temperature is still pretty cold. This is a rare free Saturday for me and I just wanted to post a photo of these 'Happy Daffies' in my front yard before I go out and enjoy the sunshine. Daffodils are my favorite spring flowering bulbs - such variety and so upbeat I can't help but smile when I see them. What is your favorite spring flower? Leave a comment below 🙂
Quick tip for my fellow gardeners - I now order my seeds exclusively from Johnny's Seeds - great variety, organic choices and always get great results from them. I just got my packet of seeds (quick shipping, too!) and hope to get the cool weather crops planted this weekend. Bok Choi, snap peas, lettuce to name a few. Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting my blog. Please leave a comment so I know you were here.
Spring is here and I am offering COLORFUL FUN KIDS PORTRAITS to put some color in you life and to help you create a wonderful Mother’s or Father’s Day gift! I keep it fun, fast paced and capture the expressions and personality that parents love. Click here to sign up now.
I am proud to say that my photographic prints won some awards this winter. I attend the Connecticut's Professional Photographers convention each year where Connecticut's professional photographers come together to inspire each other, share ideas and help everyone grow in many different ways. The Photographic Print Award Competition is a big part of this convention.
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