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A Look Back at 2012

2012 was a year of travel, a year of inspiration, a year of fine tuning my voice, a year of finding that my voice is clearest when it talks in a square.  I'm proud of what I've accomplished, but also very humbled by how far I have to go.  I'm thankful for every single client that trusted me to document your 2012 memories; for letting me in to your world, for letting me feel the love and warmth of your family and friends.   Most importantly, I'm thankful for my husband and my kids; they have sacrificed a lot to let me do what I love.

(A few images above were taken while shooting with Jessica Lorren, Laura Leslie, Kyle Hepp and Sergio Mottola - thank you all for the opportunity!)

All images were shot on film and developed and scanned by the amazing people at Richard Photo Lab.

 

New Zealand

This summer I had the amazing opportunity to shoot a wedding on the south island of New Zealand.  I can't quite share the wedding images yet, but my good friend Jess and I spent another week exploring the south island, Auckland and Wellington.  It's one of the most incredible places I've ever visited.  It was really high on my bucket list before this trip and it's staying on there.  I think you need at least a month to properly see everything.  We did get to visit Milford Sound for one night and took a cruise through this incredible fjord.  Then we drove up the west coast of the south island from Queenstown all the way up to Picton, where we took a ferry over to Wellington.  This drive had to be in the top 5 drives in the world.  The scenery we saw was like seeing Alaska, Colorado, California, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest and Ireland all rolled into one.  These photos don't come even close to doing it justice.  If you're planning a trip there, feel free to hit up my Formspring with questions.

All images were shot with my Hasselblad 500cm or Zeiss Ikon rangefinder and developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.

Around South Beach

I'm currently sitting at my hotel in the Czech Republic spending time with family and getting ready for a portrait shoot in Prague this weekend and a wedding in the South of France next weekend.  I got one of those lovely emails from my lab letting me know my scans were ready.  I did a little street shooting in South Beach with some friends a few weeks back.  The heavy rain limited our time (and light) but here's a few frames I liked.

Summer in Wisconsin

Deciding to get out of the Florida heat this past summer, we rented a house in Northern Wisconsin.  If I'm honest, it wasn't everything I had expected.  Price County is beautiful, but most of the people are not very welcoming to outsiders.  If you've ever seen the movie Funny Farm with Chevy Chase, it was a lot like that. I promised myself that I would shoot all of my personal photos on film this summer and I kept to that promise.  The Hasselblad is certainly a challenge and so different from shooting 35 mm, film or digital.  The process really made me slow down and approach photography much differently.  It's always good to push yourself and do something completely out of your comfort zone.   I think the 35 mm format is much better suited to the way I shoot, but I do love the results I've gotten from the Hassy.

And since I've gotten some requests, I'm making some of my Hasselblad prints available for purchase.  I've also included some favorites from my time in Memphis and Mississippi and will be adding more to this gallery as time goes on.

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