Senior Pictures for a Bookworm!

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Meet Hannah. She’s a high school senior that is vibrant, full of life, loves to read and was born deaf.

Our photo shoot went very well! Of course we got a number of traditional head shots but she was just as interested in changing it up artistically as I was. We had so much fun! I came home with more photos than I could even dream and narrowing them down called for difficult decisions. Hannah’s confidence and ability to truly relax while devouring a good book is inspiring.

Falling State Dance Film


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I had the privilege to work with Jen Osorio and Matt Luck as one of the videographers for a dance film based on the concept of “falling.” With dancers from Odyssey Dance like Eldon Johnson and So You Think You Can Dance‘s Matt Dorame, it called for a truly exquisite experience. I only used my personal CF card for a few shots so these are all of the screenshots I have for now but I worked on the dances titled: Falling Behind, On Your Feet and Falling Through. Maddi Burg doesn’t touch the ground once in “On Your Feet” and I don’t have any of the footage of my favorite of the night: Matt Luck’s solo “Falling Through” but I’m excited to see the end result and to have been a part of the whole thing.fallingstate-22-2

Timeless Story Series: Vilda

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I have been working and refining an idea I’ve had for a very long time called the “Timeless” story series. It’s a photo essay of beautiful elderly woman set to a recording of them telling a story to an assigned word. The word given to Vilda was “courage” and she shared a story about a jewelry robbery. It’s been a great start to the series and I am looking for more participants. I find that people are aged to perfection, I love when they have grown more confident as the years roll by and recognize how meaningful it is to live each day with love. Let me know if you know someone who would be interested in having a small photo session and would let me collect a story or two. Thanks.

New York Times Bestselling Author Joseph Grenny : Speaker Reel for VitalSmarts

Before I took maternity leave, this project was my main focus at work. They released it and I’m slow to the band wagon of spreading the joy! This video means a little more to me too because it was my debut of a postproduction I had full creative control over. I was so nervous to show the beginning workings of the film to the rest of the video team and thank my lucky stars, they liked it! We tweaked it for quite some time but the main concept and feel to the video stayed the same. It has my “feel” written all over it and the doc style I chose is quite different to what VitalSmarts is used to. If anyone deserves a shout out though, it’s Joseph Grenny. He is so talented, humble and being able to work with the founder of such a worthwhile initiative on multiple occasionshas been so flattering to me.

Expect Delays

You might have noticed that the work has slowed down a bit. Pictures and posts have become less frequent.

Wonder why? For those of you who do not know, today I hit my 38 week mark of pregnancy! Plus, we remodeled a basement this summer, moved and I’m still working a video job full-time. So, I’m not completely ignoring freelance but it is on the back burner. My baby and I are a bit of a high risk so I haven’t taken on new clients since July. Again, thank you for your patience and this is my warning that it still may be some time before I’m back in the game.