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some photography : Fujifilm X100F

So I got a new camera! I upgraded from my Fujifilm X100S to the newer and much-improved X100F. I had a love/hate relationship with the X100S. It had a lot of good qualities but I just could not get to a point where I loved it. I loved the idea of it, but with practical […]

two dog sessions in the last week

Still working on getting everything going for my photography business, which means dog sessions! They are so much fun. Two pugs and a Weimaraner! The two pugs are familiar, because one of them is an Alabama Pug Rescue alum who I was lucky enough to do the home visit for about 10 years ago. It […]

rolleiflex 3.5

I figure this camera is about 65-ish years old. Looking online and trying to use the serial number to come up with an idea of what year it is, I can only narrow it down to 1950 +/-. Still. That’s pretty old. This thing is fun, though, if not hard for me to focus because […]

Dodie lately.

My pug, my best friend of 14 1/2 years, will be 15 on Wednesday. I’ve been working on trying to document her life at this stage with my camera. I don’t want to forget anything and no one really knows how long we’ll have her. It’s so hard watching your beloved friend get so old, […]

some photography and life musings

I really want to nail my lighting down.This is the thing: I’ve been doing photography some form or another “seriously” for about 15 or 16 years, starting with my stepfather’s Nikon N2020 (wish I still had that camera). I made my own darkroom in the bathroom, worked on learning to hand color, took tons of […]

from from the mamiya afd

My friend, Lea, has loaned me her Mamiya AFD. It’s a big, awesome camera. The only problem is that it has a line going across some of the negatives. So I looked at the film back, in particular the film insert, and found a metal piece that was slightly bent. I straightened it out and […]


Well, it’s been a month and a half (and then some) since I made a blog post? See, I know how I am. This is typical. But it’s not that nothing is going on. I’ve got too much going on – but not really. It’s all in my head. I’m the BEST at thinking up […]

A little late…

Happy New Year! 2016 is here. More photos to take, more adventures to be had. Maybe more bags to make. I just realized I never posted the most recent (ahem…November) photos of my little Ezra. So since he’s a lot cuter than my writing, here you go.

Ezra at 19 Months

Ezra has grown up so much. I get to see him maybe once every two – three months or so and I’m always amazed at how much closer he gets to being a little boy as opposed to a baby. He is so much me and my kids. It’s the craziest thing. It’s like he’s […]

Donovan, Savannah and Bowen

We got the rare privilege of keeping Donovan and Savannah while their parents (my son and daughter-in-law) spend some well-deserved and long awaited grown-ups only time. We had a visitor come and spend time with them, actually all three days they were here – my husband’s grandson, Bowen. Savannah is 5; Donovan is almost 4 […]