Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vote for Finalists in My 2009 Photo Book

Presenting the finalist photos for my 2009 photo book. Vote now for your favorites to be included in this year's issue. 'Like' or comment on as many as you want to vote through my Facebook fan page. The top 40 will be printed in a hard bound photo book on 100 lb. archival-quality silk paper.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dona eis Requiem

New York City, New York (2007)

Graveyards used to scare me. They were dark, dead places full of the unknown. My graveyard series is not meant to be morbid. It is my peacemaking with mortality.

Death unites humanity. Across cultures, countries, and time we face mortality. We have different ways to honor and respect our dead and different ways we interpret death. Death takes the young, the old, the sick, the healthy--It takes people alone, in families, at war, or in peace. At the loss, some celebrate life and some mourn in utter grief. Death is black. Death is white. Death is red. Death is the end. Death is the beginning. Death is a cycle.

In my exploration of graveyards I now find peace in these places where those who have walked the earth before me lie. Their existence affected the world as it is today and we are their decendants who will affect the world for generations of tomorrow.

Dona eis requiem. Rest in peace.

Salem, Massachusetts (2009)

Harper's Ferry, Virginia (2007)

Jamestown, Virginia (2008)

Guadalajara, Mexico (2008)

Concord, Massachusetts (2009)

Bridgetown, Barbados (2009)

Boston, Massachusetts (2009)

Boston, Massachusetts (2009)

Washington, D.C (2008)

Boston, Massachusetts (2009)

Alexandria, Virginia (2008)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2007)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Breathtaking Barbados

I just got back from our wonderful honeymoon to Barbados. I couldn't stop taking pictures of this beautiful island.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pastel Pieces: Woman is an Art Form

I started pastels my sophomore year of high school and continued on with an art degree in college. I began my series surrounding women to donate to an art auction we were having as part of a fundraiser to stop abuse against women. I have continued this series and really enjoy the direction it is taking. I have donated several pieces to various charities, have used them as personalized gifts and have given them to console those who have lost someone in their life. I love to customize pieces. If you are interested in commissioning a piece, email me at

Here are a few pastels I have done.

This is a piece I did representing me and three of my close friends based on descriptive words we each wrote of each other.

This was my first series of the same piece done in memory of my Great Aunt Carol. I made one for each of the families.


I Was Made in the Image of My Mother (2008)
This I made for my mother representing the bond we have as mother and daughter.


Michele (2008)
This piece was done in memory of my mom's best friend, and my friend Celeste's mother, Michele.


Mama (2009)
This was my last piece signed with my maiden name.

The Original
This was the first woman piece I made, donated to the VDAY campaign in 2006.

Juliette (2008)

Earth, Wind and Fire (2008)

Man and Woman (2009)
This is my first finished piece with a man and was done as a wedding gift for my best friend and her husband.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Baby Announcements

Here's an announcement I just did for little Lydia. I did one for her big brother Ryker a couple years ago. It just seems like yesterday!!! Oh how time flies. What adorable kids. Congrats Scott and Emily!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rob and Alyssa, August 15, 2009

Rob and Alyssa are my best friends, so as maid of honor in their wedding I wasn't able to be the official photographer. However I did snap a lot of fun shots on their special day. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Kaldahl!