I was very excited to see the lighting through the door in these images and wanted to capture my son playing with his toy figurines that he got today. His battle noises were priceless as well.
It is always fun having cousins visit and exploring new places. My sweet girl M had a great time getting her feet wet in this river near our home. She is definitely a get-your-hands-and-feet-dirty kind of gal. The more muddy her hands and feet are, the happier she becomes. I sure love childhood play; blessed to be able to capture it.
I love this photograph and plan on printing this one and hanging it up on my kitchen wall. The lines, shadows and light give this image movement.
The minimal and abstract styles of art inspired this floral photograph, using shadows to capture the subtleness of its beauty and soft quality.
When I'm able to find time to photograph, I've been on this black and white kick of playing with landscape and light. I absolutely adore the sun illuminating on water and light glistening on land. Such joy to my heart in being able to capture such beauty. This print is available at my shop.
It was such a fun trip a year ago during my excursion in Mexico. I loved every thing about this local church, from the lines, shapes and composition to the vintage quality. Not to mention, the locals were kind.
One of my most favorite subject to photograph are my children playing. There is so much joy and freedom expressed when I observe them play. If I'm not behind the camera, I try to jump right in to playing with them.
I loved the reflection of the trees in the puddle and knew I wanted a photo of this while on a stroll with my little ones. There is a beautiful contrast to the water, hard road and trees.
The fog this day was so beautiful as it surrounded the almond orchard trees. I wanted to take a photograph of my little ones with their silhouette but they weren't too keen on being photographed in the cold. Either way the image tone came out beautifully. An instant download print is available at my shop for purchase.
This photo was taken with my camera phone and I wanted to continue with an old personal project with no deadline. It has been a challenging few months in which I haven't been able to commit to photography or art as much as I hope but grateful for the times that I am able to do something creative.
What can I say about this image other than it makes my heart smile. Taken at La Jolla Beach, CA and how I really miss the ocean. The smell, the sound, the sand, the water...I hope to connect with it soon.
I love capturing blown bubbles and converting it into a black and white photograph. Hope you all blow some bubbles today.
"Blowing bubbles is like blowing kisses, they each cause our hearts to smile."
I had a wonderful and relaxing vacation in Mexico and wanted to share a few more photos from my trip earlier this year. It is a trip I hope to take again and spend more time at the back and eating at the local restaurants.
This was a fun day meeting up with friends and enjoying a beautiful walk on Stanislaus campus. I knew I would be photographing some images as the campus is quite beautiful.
"Love builds bridges where there are none." -R.H. Delaney
I am looking forward to exploring the beautiful scenery in central valley California. I took this in the Fall, which was peeking my curiosity with the brown, yellow, red, and orange hues softly shouting that it has arrived. I am looking forward to plenty of photo opportunities.
"The earth has music for those who listen." -Shakespeare
This photograph was taken at beautiful Stanislaus College and the landscaping is so very lovely. I take my kids there at times for walks. Plus it is fun to be back on a college campus.
"Some see a weed. Some see a wish."
I took this image at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico of a local jumper who did this for a living. He relied on tips of tourists from his jumps. It was obvious that he also loved the thrill of it and I was nervous and excited to see him jump off this cliff into the water. The rocks made me even more nervous but he did a great job. And the scenery was just a great photo opportunity in itself!
So far, photography has not been the major focus of my creative work this year but I try to make an effort to take photographs whenever possible. This photograph was taken during our family day of working on our flip home project. The day was so beautiful with sunlight and a nice weathered fence, I couldn't resist a portrait of my girl.
During my photography journey, I have grown to love black and white images even more. Now, I find myself instinctively knowing what image I photograph will be a black and white one. I find black and white images evoke so much more emotion from a portrait. It is due to this love that I hope to learn film photography. I'll start slow because I am partial to the flexibility of digital, but lately, I've been drawn to film because the idea of making a photograph and having to slow down for each shot is very appealing. And quite encouraging to think that in learning film, I'll be a better photographer. So stay tune for this film photography journey I hope to take soon...
On a side note, this handsome model is my husband who is incredibly supportive. As much as he prefers not to be in front of the camera, he lovingly (sometimes with a little grumbling) helps me with of my photography vision. Happy Friday and wishing you a weekend of awesome creations.
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso
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