If they could talk – 1

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This is where I grew up. For 18 years, this is where I made friends, memories, and trouble. This is where I used to play.

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.

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Don’t make me.

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I don’t want to get up. I don’t want to go out. I want to be present in my funk. And eat microwavable pizza.    

She was a day tripper: Yellowstone

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“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be… Continue reading

A beautiful view.

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My view on life has changed a lot in the past year. Once upon a time I remember feeling like I had no ownership of my life, my relationships, or my choices… That… Continue reading

Misty mountain top (at 11,000 feet)

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The Beartooth Highway has been called the most beautiful road in America. So I feel very patriotic (‘MERICA) to be sharing these photos with you, which I took during a daytrip to Yellowstone… Continue reading

Film Friday: un chat nommé Snooky.

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Here’s a random ass cat for your Fourth of July, fellow Americans! (Just kidding. It’s not a random ass cat; it actually belongs to some friends. Otherwise that would be weird. I swear… Continue reading

Garden party – Part IV

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A little different than my normal style… but I felt this image lends itself to a black and white edit. What do you think?

Garden party – Part III

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Reading between the lines.

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Film Friday: A walk downtown with Ektar 100.

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Veiled by mist.

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The Beartooth Pass, Montana/Wyoming

Beer and film. What more do you need?

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Awww, the essentials. What more do you need in a one road, small town of 140 people at an elevation of 10,000 feet? Actually, Cooke City has a lot more to offer than… Continue reading

It’s Monday and we’re tripping on shrooms.

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We’re tripping on shrooms – literally. This impressive beast of a mushroom has been growing on our lawn for the past couple of weeks. Actually, “growing” is an understatement. “Expanding at an alarming… Continue reading

Photo diary – crazy weather, beer, and roadtrips

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It’s been a while since I just took a step back and reflected on what’s been going on in life. It has been a memorable couple of months full of highlights and milestones. Here’s… Continue reading

Garden party – Part II

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Garden party – Part I

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Ok, I’m under no illusions about Billings. It’s a rather dull place, lacking in bells or whistles. Nothing really to boast about, other than our terrific rating in “The World’s Drunkest City” poll.… Continue reading

Round trip.

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If you travel often (whether for work or pleasure) you know that glorious feeling when you’ve come back home and finally lay in your own bed. I was out of town this week.… Continue reading

On top of the world.

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Tunnel vision.

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Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a tunnel you can’t escape? Sometimes you can see a light at the end but it’s far away and feels hopeless. If you’re struggling today,… Continue reading

As seen on the side of the road.

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I found these lovely bundles of color on the side of the road near my apartment. They might be weeds, but are quite cute nonetheless. They were kind of tucked away, around a… Continue reading

Totoro was here.

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I imagine this is a camphor tree, like the kind that grow in Japan. Totoro and the other forest spirits live here, in secret, and spread their magic into hearts and minds of… Continue reading

Random green.

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It’s no surprise the color green is often associated with healing and rejuvenation. My soul is more peaceful when I see a field of green grass or a tree full of green leaves… Continue reading

Good company, good food, good drinks.

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After the marathon earlier this month, my sister and her friend decided to have a celebratory barbeque to commemorate our accomplishment. We were surrounded by delicious, organic ingredients and plenty of good wine.… Continue reading

God’s tiny heirlooms.

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Are you open or closed? – 07/52 Rolls

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Oh, how the landscape can change in the course of 24 springtime hours. This charming blossom tree grows outside of my office building. Each year I watch and wait for the fateful day… Continue reading

All in all, I like the rain.

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Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. – Langston Hughes   I’ve felt many ways about rain.… Continue reading

Sonya’s 3 must-have essentials for spring photography.

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1. Minolta Teleconverter With an abundance of beautiful colors, textures, and shapes emerging for spring, a teleconverter or extension tube set is oh-so important. It can mean the difference between capturing those intricate details… Continue reading

Nothing rhymes with orange.

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My shins are crying out for mercy. Can you guess why? No, I wasn’t attacked by a horde of little people. This morning I ran jogged participated in the annual Montana Women’s Run.… Continue reading

Ride the Zeppelin.

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I got a little dizzy taking this photo in Disney Adventure Park, but it was worth it!

A super sweet treat.

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My coworker made some delicious strawberry lemonade cupcakes. They were positively delightful. Each bite was a little bit like summer. I’m not sure which recipe she used, but here’s something similar from Six… Continue reading

Is this insomnia?

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I might never sleep again. I’m praying for it but it just won’t come. My body is restless and sore, but my mind has other ideas. “Let’s think about all the mistakes you’ve… Continue reading

[Im]perfection.

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What a perfectly imperfect week. I married my best friend, had some seriously embarrassing moments, and laughed until my gut was sore. In the midst of it all I got to thinking about… Continue reading

It must be love.

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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. – Kahlil Gibran Guess what? I’m getting married this week! I know I know. You’re confused because… Continue reading

SoCal beauties. (A collection of flowers) – Mobile photography.

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The vegetation and flowers in Anaheim are breathtaking. With lots of SoCal sunshine, they grow and grow and grow. With some free time between work meetings, I embarked on a little scavenger hunt… Continue reading

Dainty stuff for your feminine side.

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The Inspiration Files #4

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An important part of my daily workflow is studying the work of other photographers. In this series, I’ll share with you five unique photos I’ve found across the digital universe. I hope these… Continue reading

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