Category : Act Naturally Photography Blog

26 Sep 2016

No Navigation

No Navigation Dazed inside infinite doorways of doubt, no no no, it can’t be, it’s not her, she’s me, I am her. The compass is pulled apart, broken down. Navigation is a cruel mess in this town, where everything is only what you want to see, what you want it to be. What was understood is impossibly real, so the signs, in their profound certainty, reroute back to doubt, instantly. Hands feel naked with nothing to hold onto, looking for a pulse….rubbernecking for […]

26 Sep 2016

She’s a Fish

She’s a Fish Surfacing from miles down a salty sea, Formed before highways mimicked trees. Hold your breath they say… You’re from a different place, Where all that glitters is blue, Here only to pass through.    

26 Sep 2016

Dungeon Girl

Dungeon Girl Snatched away from her world, to spend time as a dungeon girl. Kept away, hidden from light, plan the escape tonight.   Time goes by, year after year, learned to hide all her fears, knowing she can’t stay forever… Think of something clever.   We all know her as dungeon girl She didn’t know it’d define her for the rest of the world.   He’s all she knew and it’s a lie. He was distracted, she reacted. She […]

26 Sep 2016

Broken Eleven

Broken Eleven Quietly heard but not seen So are you listening My bones are betraying me Failing me, failing from long ago Get closer to me I know you can’t though Fall to the floor now Go and sell off my limbs now Eleven, broken eleven You were a felon You were a felon Can she give it all back Get closer to me I know you can’t though Fall to the floor now Go and sell off my limbs […]

26 Sep 2016


Youth’s blanket disintegrates, triggering a weight with rapid pulse. Synchronicity She sheds her thickened snakeskin From among the beam in black waters; Laddering stars to reach the altar of Hermes, Where his fickle breath takes her again. Sea of Stains Her arms awry in an intangible embrace Unsheltered in the storm of a singular place Hands turned anchors in her sea of stains Letting the waves whitewash the sane Paralleled Shadows. Reflections. Us but not ourselves. The intangible but seen, Glimpses of the universe […]

16 Sep 2016

Life {Unscripted} Interview from April 8, 2016

Have we got a treat for you! For the first time ever, our founder at Life {Unscripted} is answering questions from members of the L{U} team about her journey, her dreams and all things photography. If you do not know her or follow her already you are in for a huge treat! Natalie Wheeler of Act Naturally Photography is an amazing photographer, supportive artist and one of the most positive people you will ever meet. Her work is soulful and […]

25 Jul 2016

Life {Unscripted} Volume 23

Welcome to the 23rd volume of Life {Unscripted}!  This past month we took our annual trip to Ohio.  We kicked the 4th of July off by riding in my father’s ’57 T-bird and throwing candy to the crowds in style.   There are children and dogs in abundance, humidity, wind, swimming, a toy closet with some vintage toys, boating, tennis and golf, “kayaking”, and a treasured family jukebox that plays 45s.  And most importantly, it’s our chance to reconnect with extended family […]

27 Jun 2016

Life {Unscripted} Volume 22

HELLO!! and welcome to the 22nd volume of Life {Unscripted}’s blog circle!  June has absolutely flown by and it’s been a hot one in the desert.  We’ve had record breaking heat here, which means little to no outdoor photographs from me. I have found a few pockets of light in our home that give me some nice results, so the bulk of this month’s images come from those spots!  The big event this month was my daughter’s 8th birthday (8!!!).  We are […]

30 May 2016

Life {Unscripted} Volume 21

   Welcome to the 21st volume of Life {Unscripted}’s blog circle! It was a great month for us and I hope you enjoy the little pieces here that represent some of our moments in May. Next up in the circle is the wildly talent April Kraus. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to catch her link and then follow the circle around.   Please click here to visit the phenomenal April Kraus Photography’s blog.   Her […]

26 Apr 2016

Life {Unscripted} Volume 20

  “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” -Cesare Pavese Welcome to Life {Unscripted}’s 20th blog circle post!! I’m so glad you stopped by. I  hope you enjoy this month’s artwork from all the ladies at Life {Unscripted}.! Next up is Osdieck, her work is amazing and this month is no exception. Scroll to the bottom for her link. Thanks again for stopping by. Please click here to continue to circle with her Karen’s post.   Natalie’s primary goal […]