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Nude Portraits

A question that keeps coming up in the last few weeks: do I do nude portraits in my studio? YES. In my studio, women have had no hesitation about taking off their clothes with me around.  And I’ve never had a problem with clients taking their clothes off in front of me. Remember, I was […]

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Makeup Monday Eyeliner

Makeup Monday: Eyeliner has had many different uses and meanings throughout history. Eyeliner originated, as far as historians can tell, to protect the eyes from scorching heat in Egypt as well as for protection from the Evil Eye.   In the ’20s, with the discovery of King Tut’s Tomb, women in the US were inspired […]

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What is it Worth II

Thanks for coming back for this little jaunt.  What occurred to me is probably what most of you already do (or maybe I’m not the only one?), I can say NO.  I can say, No, I can’t drive all over the place every time we get together. No, I can’t talk right now. No, I […]

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Gratitude and Angels

Last month I had the most amazing experience as a photographer. With my fingers crossed, I emailed another photographer halfway around the world and asked if she would take time to shoot me while she was traveling here in the US.  I thought, at best, I’d get a nice email back thanking me for my […]

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What is it worth?

Worth: Woolworth.  Wordsworth.  A picture’s worth.  Because you’re worth it.  S/he’s not worth it.  All these words and phrases around the word “worth”. And I’m sure you can leave a few more in the comment section for me! I have been confronted at least 100 times in the last year with the question of MY […]

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Stronger Together

I’m constantly inspired by Brené Brown’s work as a shame researcher. You may have seen her Ted interview about Wholeheartedness floating around Facebook, YouTube and the Ted site… After watching it about a hundred times, I got her most recent book, The Gifts of Imperfection—I HIGHLY recommend it.  Her honesty and insight about what makes […]

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“Just” a survivor?

I have been working with Ann Evanston, Warrior-Preneur for the last few months.  She is an incredible coach and social networking strategist.  Anyway, part of the process is figuring out WHO you are, not just WHAT you do—literally the first third of the training is focused on this, even before you get to the actual […]

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