Friday, December 31, 2010

Minnesota Portraits

While at the airport, we made a stop at a unique and interactive art wall. Projected onto some screens were these umbrellas that when approached would interact with your movement. It was really quite neat, and my husband and I were entertained "like children" as a passerby mentioned "see those aren't just for the kids."

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snowed-in Minnesota: An Unscheduled Adventure

A few weeks ago we were trying to travel to my good friends' wedding, a blizzard hit the Minnesota area and trapped us at our midway point. We made the most of it and found beauty in some unexpected places :D
From the hotel room window: the first of the snow.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day of Adventure - Seattle

I love the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and what better place to explore its busy nature than to venture into Pike's Place Market of Seattle? I had so much fun on this adventure with Katie and look forward to going back to Seattle this weekend.
Street Performance Gear
B is for Bird
Construction Zone
The Music Man
Lemons for Sale
The Flower Maker
A Self Portrait

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day of Adventure - On the Road

On Sunday my husband and I went to Sammamish to visit family and he drove so that I could see what I could capture through the window. It was so much fun and very relaxing!
Along the Car
The Bicyclist

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Photo Shoot Project

I know that I often post a series of pictures from my photography adventures, but there has been something on my mind and on my heart.

So many women watch shows like America's Next Top Model, look in magazines such as Vogue and Style, and think to themselves: That would be so much fun! This made me start to think about a project, that enables women who are not in the fashion industry to experience the photo shoots that are for the elite. After all, isn't every woman someone special, someone beautiful, someone of importance?

So this marks the day that I will be working to help women have the photo shoots of their dreams! If you have an idea or dream for a photo shoot let me know on the Art Whims Photography facebook fan page or in a comment on this blog post. I am looking forward to working with women to capture those awesome pictures they always wanted!

The Photo Shoot Project is underway!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day of Adventure - Snow Day!

My friend had a snow day for work so we went out on a mini-adventure to explore the outdoors and the beauty of the snow; it was "snow" much fun!
Our Neighborhood
"Brrrrr" Mr. Postman!
The Fire Hydrant
The light hit this in the most beautiful way.
A footprint.
Keeping Warm
This spider was huge!!!
The train tracks were buried.
Horse #1
Horse #2
A Winter Jacket

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day of Adventure - Exploring the Neighborhood In the Snow!

The first snow has hit the Puyallup area this week and I could not resist getting all bundled up to go explore the neighborhood I live in!
I love that the snow fell in the fall!
The leaves were captivating!
Especially against all the white snow!
The snow starting to melt.
The Fire Lane

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day of Adventure - Exploring the Neighborhood

Sometimes as a photographer it is important to visit the familiar, the everyday, and find a new perspective and new vision in the areas that we find to be the day to day. It trains the eye and captures moments that might otherwise go unobserved.

I explored my neighborhood not too long ago and wanted to share what I found. I cannot wait to explore the neighborhood again!
The Dandelion
Along the Sidewalk

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Views of a Mountain: Mt. Rainier

I am taking advantage of the sunny days we are having in Western Washington by going out and photographing the beauty many of us have grown to love: Mt. Rainier. For history regarding Mt. Rainier I would encourage you to visit Mount Rainier National Park Website:
From a road in Graham, WA.
The Sign
Happy cows live in WA too!
My favorite shot of the day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

From the Shores of Lake Kapowsin

Nestled along the backroads of south pierce county you will find Lake Kapowsin. I loved how quiet it was back there. I could have sat watching the water for hours!
A hint of fog made the scene have a mysterious atmosphere.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day of Adventure - Exploring Clouds through Black and White Photography

There is something about Black and White Photography that will always captivate me. It tells a story, it has soul, it is breathtaking. I decided to explore the clouds through black and white photography last week and these are a couple of my favorite photos.
It was a perfectly cloudy day in the countryside.
I loved the way the light was hitting these clouds!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day of Adventure - Exploring South Pierce County

I ventured out to Eatonville and Steilacoom today with my dear friend Jess and her son Andrew to explore the world in the rain. I grew up in Eatonville, so I took roads I had never been on before and found many beautiful scenes. I cannot wait to go out on these roads again and experience them in a variety of seasons!
Deer in Steilcoom
Nestled in the Forest
I love the colors of fall!

Day of Adventure - Exploring Puyallup and the Orting-Kapowsin HWY

It is with much awe and wonder that I go on these adventures, discovering the beauty of the residential and rural roads of the Great Northwest.
The red color of this Ford was captivating.
The fall colors really made this car shine!
The Slug Bug #1
Along the Country Fence
Here's looking at you kid!
The calf
A wooly cow
The cows mooed for us!
Home on the Farm
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