Category Archives: Personal Work
This summer I had the opportunity to work with Birds of a Flower based in Woodstock, Vermont on a beautiful wedding. Their work is so gorgeous and I was super excited when they asked me to participate in a collaborative fall shoot that involved the cutest little four-year-olds and Icelandic ponies. I was certain that I’d need to rely on my experience photographing horses previously and my bag of tricks for the little ones. However, it turned out that none of that experience was needed. These two girls are the best of friends who love riding horses and the horses couldn’t have been more gentle. The stone wall, nestled under trees adorning bright yellow leaves, was decorated with complementary florals, creating a magical place for the girls to romp and play with their ponies. The day was so much fun and full of laughter. Although I’ve never even been on a horse, it makes me want to be a little girl again and have a pony party for my birthday. I hope it does you too!
This collaboration was featured over on Beyond the Wanderlust.
I really couldn’t be more excited and honored about this feature in Mozi Magazine. I remember the first issue I bought of Mozi Magazine, it was their family issue, August of 2013. I never would have dreamed that I would be seeing my own images in their Family & Children issue 10 months later. I also remember drooling over the imagery published and feeling so inspired. When I saw that they were taking submissions for their next issue, the Lighting issue, I thought it would be worth submitting what I had captured while doing my 365 project to see if it could get published. None of my images were selected for publication and once the November Lighting issue came out, I could see why. The images they chose to publish were beyond gorgeous. Don’t get me wrong, I still feel like my images were great images, one even got shared on their Facebook page, but the images that were published were just perfect for a lighting issue. This is where I first discovered Summer Murdock and the way she infuses light into her images. I’m still hoping to take a class with her this fall and learn from this talented artist.
When I saw that Mozi was taking submissions for their Family and Children Issue, again I thought why not? I have been capturing images of my kids everyday for an entire year through an incredible project so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to submit again. I did and I now have six images published. Why am I telling you this long story? Well, because it’s important to 1) not compare your work to others but rather be inspired by it and 2) never give up on something if it doesn’t work out the first time. Things happen for a reason and be glad they do, sometimes it just means something better is just around the corner.
I’m doing a 365 project again this year because I simply love shooting and capturing our life, our story, every. single. day. You can see more of this project here.
To celebrate, I’m giving away one digital copy of Mozi The Family & Children Issue. If you’ve never subscribed to Mozi Magazine, you’re in for a real treat…no advertising and chock full of beautiful imagery along with great interviews.