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23 Jul 2017

An Evening in Bainbridge

We began our detour-filled journey back from Ohio to Phoenix on July 19th. Our first of many stops was to visit dear friends, who just moved from Arizona to Bainbridge, Ohio. We met them about a year ago at a Brett Dennen concert in Phoenix and had a handful of get-togethers before they moved to Ohio. They found their dream home on a beautiful farm of 11 acres, and are making great progress towards self-sustainable living. As always, we had […]

09 Jul 2017

Tubing and Boating on Lake Erie

      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 30s that photography and writing became the primary outlet for her artistic expression. She likes to share the way she sees the world with those who are interested in her perspective. She is inspired by light, shadows, contrast, shapes, lines, colors, words, nature, adventure, music, and […]

09 Jul 2017

Fourth of July, 2017

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 30s that photography and writing became the primary outlet for her artistic expression. She likes to share the way she sees the world with those who are interested in her perspective. She is inspired by light, shadows, contrast, shapes, lines, colors, words, nature, adventure, music, and of course, the […]

31 Dec 2016

The Gray Attic, 1989

  The Gray Attic 1989 Sitting cross-legged in the confines of my gray attic, memories thread every corner and curve.  Soft, decaying cardboard boxes backbone empty spaces.  There is a deep chill in the darkness; mellow incandescent light beams bend around my breath with each exhale.  My fingertips trace the flimsy, yellowed-with-age tape on the boxes.  I wish the boxes could be locked with a key, sealed for all time.  Instead, the tape disintegrates, and the sides of the boxes […]

30 Sep 2015

Our Month at Prairie-dise

This is my third contribution to Beyond the Wanderlust Photography blog and magazine.  To see the original post, click here. For the past eight summers since we moved to Phoenix, we have been fortunate enough to go back to Ohio and spend time with our families.  For most of our trip, we stay at a home we refer to as “Prairie-dise,” as it’s located on Prairie Street and it’s a virtual paradise for kids and grown-ups alike! It’s a great […]

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18 Sep 2015

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Strength to Survive

This blog post is very near and dear to my heart. It is about Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS) and the lovely lady in these pictures is my best friend from high school. Her decade-plus long struggle with CFS is completely heart breaking. Not only is it debilitating, but very misunderstood and because of that she has lost friendships to those who were once very close. This spunky, strong, and idealistic girl and I were two peas in a pod in […]

18 Sep 2015

Maternity Session

Congratulations to Julia on her second bundle of joy-due to arrive very soon! This session officialIy made me fall in love with taking pictures on farms! What a spectacular environment for this beautiful family to have their pictures taken. These photographs were taken this past summer in Ohio, but I am determined to find some local Arizona farms willing to host Act Naturally Photography lifestyle sessions. About the photographer, Natalie Wheeler: I am a full time photographer and mom of […]

17 Sep 2015

Mornings, Afternoons, and Evenings at Prairie-dise

Summers spent by Lake Erie are full of fun and new things for the kids to explore.  They had lots of fun finding new bugs, playing in a toy closet that holds many of the toys I played with as a child, swinging, painting rocks, eating freshly caught perch, and most importantly spending time with our loved ones, who are usually about 2,000 miles away from us. These pictures tell the story of our summers at a little place we […]