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Tag : Arizona Lifestyle Photography

02 Dec 2017

Amos at 8

      What is your favorite color? Blue What is your favorite movie? Nacho Libre What are your favorite foods? Ice cream, cake, beans What are your favorite activities? Making slime, football and baseball What are your favorite books? “Dogman” and “Don’t Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus” and… given to him on his birthday, after the interview he wants to add: “The Illustrated Compendium of Animal Facts.” What are your favorite drinks? Soda and Hot Chocolate What is […]

26 Nov 2017

Birdie Lou

This weekend we are celebrating three weeks of life and love with our new family member Birdie Lou Ellen “Snakebite.” This first set of photos below were taken at the Royaile breeder’s house in Tucson, Arizona, the day we brought her home. We had visited previously when the puppies were only about 5 weeks old. During that visit we met their mother, Twitter, and grandmother, Pumpkin. We also met many other adult and adolescent Welshie’s.   The breeders show many […]

21 Nov 2017

What if I stopped?

  What if I stopped? I think about it. Sometimes. What I am… What I see… Might not matter. I’ll lose A game I’m not playing. But I’m pushed By me. By what I am. By what I see. It matters to me… All that is free Is winning.  

07 Nov 2017

Hammock Happy

Forest camping… Being in the forest transcends the written word.  The closest I can get to communicating how I feel, is that an exchange takes place, at a very deep level.  Each time I go, part of me is left there in the forest, and I take part of it with me.  What I take, and what I give is not tangible and it’s not greedy.  It might sound crazy to say that the forest needs anything from us.  Afterall, […]

31 Oct 2017

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! This year for Halloween we welcomed a dead football player and a vampire into our house.  Luckily they were very friendly, handsome and beautiful.  They obliged my desire to take photos of them in the garage with my smoke machine.  The vampire has a strong inner actress, is involved in theater and singing, so she particularly enjoyed showcasing her costume and vampire expressions.  For these photos, I used the following lenses: Canon 50mm f/1.4, Lensbaby Edge 80, and […]

28 Oct 2017

Late Summer Bloom

Morning asthma. It’s always scary. Even when it’s mild. He wanted to stay home. He could have gone to school. We are trying to find the balance. Safe at home. Safe at school. We let him stay home. He wanted chocolate pancakes. I  made him chocolate pancakes. He loves honey. It’s raw. It’s local. It’s late summer bloom. It might help his allergies. It was a beautiful morning. He was fine. He is fine. He will be fine.     […]

17 Oct 2017

Edge of Thirty-Seven

Upon waking on Tuesday, October 3rd,  I was struck with an intense desire to start writing.  I skipped my daily five mile morning hike and picked up my pen instead.  The day before had been full of heartbreak for many, myself included.  With the horrific mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert and Tom Petty’s passing, I felt uncontrollable sadness.  I  knew I needed to figure out how to channel that sadness into something else that would help me refocus […]

25 Sep 2017

Buddha Beach, August 2017

Yes…I have already shared a lot of pictures from this day, from this spot on social media, but here are ALL of my favorites.  I love this place, these people, these dogs, and I feel so lucky to get to enjoy it all in the moment and behind my lens.  I used two lenses for this photo series: the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 art lens, and the Lensbaby Twist 60.  I am thrilled to be collaborating with Lensbaby for their “Journey […]

25 Sep 2017

Sedona Slides

This photo series documents our family adventures in the natural rock slides as we cool off and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Sedona, Arizona. **All toads, frogs and crawdads were promptly returned to their natural habitat post gentle observation.** Next up the Buddha Beach series…click here.       About the Artist: Natalie’s primary goal as an artist is to evoke feeling through her words and photographs. Her artistic journey began long ago but it wasn’t until she entered her […]

18 Sep 2017

Woodland Mogwai

Deep in the woods of the Coconino National Forest, this child revealed to us a character from within that we had not seen before. He can be described as a “Woodland Mogwai.” The forest brings out many things within ourselves if we let it…and I am so glad to have met “Woodland Mogwai,” he is very special and extremely witty. His sense of humor and clever phrases had me laughing harder in a 48 hour period than I can ever […]