Saturday, November 3, 2012


I recently went on a weekend retreat with a group from school. We stayed at a camp near a
beautiful lake, right around the time when all the leaves had changed colors. It was amazing.  These are just a few pictures from that weekend. Enjoy!

sunrise on the first morning... pure beauty

my beautiful best friend

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

seasons are changing

It's finally that time in autumn when the leaves on the trees are starting to change pretty! just some more fall pictures I took this past week... enjoy!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


It's been a while since I last posted, and I apologize! School has been crazy busy recently and it is just getting busier and busier... I miss taking and editing pictures a lot! So when Hannah came to visit, we  had an impromptu photo shoot.

I hope to be able to take more pictures and post more often as it gets later into fall especially. It's such a gorgeous season! Until then, feel free to start following my blog and as always, feel free to leave feedback!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

goodbye summer!

 So it's been a while since I last posted anything and I apologize! The past two weeks have been a little crazy for me, full of packing and getting ready to go back to school. Now that the school year has begun, I won't be able to post as often but I am challenging myself to post at least once a week!  These two pictures were taken on my last night at home. Enjoy and as always, feel free to leave feedback!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

christina marie (part 2)

christina marie

My friend Christina and I have been talking about having a photo shoot for months now and we kept putting it off all summer. So we figured since I am going to school next week and she leaves the country soon to go abroad for a year, we should get it done! I took so many beautiful pictures that it was hard to choose only a few to put up. We went to three different locations, all within my own town:) here are a few pictures from that. I will post some more of them later!

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

"skipping in my cowboy boots...";part 2 of hannah's photo shoot

 Hannah and I went to a different park after the first to do another photo shoot (it was a gorgeous, yet hot, day!). here are some pictures from part 2...

I am about done posting pictures I've taken throughout the summer which means my personal challenge to practice photography more starts now! I am so excited to start. Please give me any sort of feedback whether it be praise or constructive criticism! and feel free to "follow" my blog:) thanks!

Friday, August 17, 2012

"skipping in my cowboy boots"; a photo shoot with Hannah

I am so lucky to have friends who are so willing to spend a few hours randomly to help me practice my photography! One day a few weeks back, Hannah and I decided to have a photo shoot at a park near my house. These are a few pictures from part 1 of that photo shoot...
she was  just joking when she posed like this, but I actually like this picture a lot

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

if music be the food of love...

the organ was crazy big and so pretty

view from the choir loft
I love old doorways...
I have a lot of interests: photography is one of them-music is another. I come from a very musical family and because of this, music has played a very big part in my life (no pun intended). Every summer for the past 5 years, I have worked at a summer orchestra camp as a student coach for children grades 4-8. It is one of the highlights of my summer every year. At the end of camp each year we have a concert; this year we had it in an old church... it was gorgeous. Here are a few pictures of the venue.

Monday, August 13, 2012

la playa

Every summer, my family goes to the shore for a week or two. these are just a few of many pictures I took this year.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


hello there! welcome to my blog:) I am not much of a blogger at all but I am creating this blog in hopes of challenging myself to become a better photographer through practice and patience. I think that if I have a reason to be taking pictures more (aka to update this blog), I will learn more about my camera and about photography in general. I am not a professional in any way,I just love taking pictures. I see this blog as a kind of map, documenting my progress through pictures as I learn more about something I love. thank you for joining me on this journey! enjoy!