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Tag : Phoenix Photography

20 Nov 2017

Reasons Why

Reasons why I “shouldn’t” share this photo: 1)  I do not fit the narrow and confining standards of female beauty our society holds absolute because  I’m 4’ 11.”  I have been ridiculed my whole life about my stature/physique.  I am reminded of this almost every time I leave the house, as typically someone makes a comment to me that leaves me really knocked down.  It’s taken me nearly 30 years to figure out how to find a healthy outlet for […]

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, […]

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.     […]

08 Oct 2017

My Journey Story with Lensbaby

I got my first DSLR camera in 2010.  I just wanted a camera that would take better pictures of my children, who were toddlers then.  At the time, I had no idea that photography would become the primary vessel through which I would develop my craft as an artist.  When I step back and look at my whole life picture, however, this all began well before I got that Rebel T2i DSLR in 2010.  My photography is very personal and […]

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 […]

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 […]

01 Sep 2017

She Said

She Said She said she’d stay, and soft and steady she ran. She said she can’t… she said maybe she could again. She said she’d speak, and just listened anyway. She said it’s okay, her words have another gateway. She said it with full bated breath… and fingertips pressing the back of her neck. She said it without turning around to connect. She said it in a silent scream with her face in the floor. She said it in thoughts […]

08 Aug 2017

Plastic Mary

Plastic Mary Sitting among white static A portrait of the oldest plastic Young Mary Magdalene Feeling fine with her so-called crimes Her mind dressed to the nines Leaving behind her old tattered prayer The Seven demons in her hair Pulling out the truth and lies As her soul slips side to side Reading washed up scrolls from ancient tides Wayward she roams through the desert sand Alone in thought, she takes her only stand Above the stories that always change […]

28 Jul 2017

Brunch in Austin with a Side of Probiotic Pickle

Hello from Austin, Texas!  It’s my first time in Austin and even though we just got here last night, I love the vibes so far.  We’ve been on the road almost a month now.  I LOVE to travel.  It’s in my blood and bones.  I am GRATEFUL to be able to travel…BEYOND grateful.  Just like anything though, the joys and excitements come with some difficulties.   Traveling, especially in long stretches, is no exception.  I have certain health issues that cause […]

27 Jun 2017

Buddha Beach

Crawdads, tadpoles, rockslides, wonderful friends, hiking, and a red rock energy reset…so very grateful for this getaway to Buddha Beach, Sedona. Rock Slide Video   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 […]