Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Hi everyone,

I don't have the time to keep a blog in two places so I am moving all of my content to a wordpress site. 

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Ryan Christopher Burtis

Ryan Christopher was born via cesarean section at 1:23 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2010, to Chere and Michael Burtis in Everett, Washington.  He weighs 7 pounds 10 ounces and is 20 inches long.  I got to spend the evening at the hospital with Chere and Ryan and other family members.  I’m so excited to be an auntie and can’t wait to see this little guy grow up.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Things you shouldn't do while driving...

The nice thing about being stuck in traffic during sunsets is that you can photograph them if you get stopped in the right spots. I did not cause any accidents while shooting these. I did not hold up traffic either. I make no promises that I was at a full and complete stop while shooting. These are my disclaimers for the day. It was a long day. I drove to Portland, Oregon and back from Marysville, Washington to interview a subject on picture editing for my master’s project. The interview went well. Traffic on the way back did not. These are my reward.

The view of the Snohomish River Valley from the driver's side window on Wa. State Hwy. 9 heading north in traffic on Wednesday evening, September 1, 2010.

The view of the bridge in Snohomish, Wash., from the driver's side mirror during traffic on Wa. State Hwy. 9 Wednesday evening, September 1, 2010.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Girl's Night Out

Whenever I come to Seattle, it’s inevitable that I end up with good friends eating food somewhere. Cindy put together an impromptu Girl’s Night so that I could see some of the people around town that I would have missed this trip otherwise. It’s always nice to have good food and a lot of laughing with great company.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Riley Bear and the Spider

I feel like I’m writing children’s books with the way I want to title this post. The dog likes to mug the camera and the spider was just hanging out on the porch. The two never met. Although the spider did meet Mr. Bugspray and his demise was soon to follow my portrait of him. The good news, the dog’s still here jumping around like an idiot.

Riley really likes to mug the camera.  She finds them interesting.  

This is the spider that was living on Chere's porch.  It met its doom via bug spray shortly after I took his picture.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Alferman Wedding

So I'm finally able to pick up my camera with my one arm and long as it's with a fixed lens. I took my 50mm to the wedding in Washington, MO, and these were a couple of my favorites from the day. It was a long day for me because I made it to the ceremony and then had to go back to Columbia to work and then head back for the reception. It was all worth it to see my friends this happy together!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Beach Creatures and Sunsets

Our trip to the Florida Keys this summer yielded all kinds of fun new things to photograph.  Here are a few of the offerings from Florida.