Erynn and Pixie – Happy Birthday!

Today is my daughter’s 16th birthday.  My little girl – my youngest.  Erynn is such a beautiful person  inside and out.  We could not be more proud of this young lady – intelligent, creative, quick-witted, and confident yet incredibly aware, insightful, and compassionate.  I will never forget when Dean and I…

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Very Personal Share

I’m not one that likes to put my face in front of a camera.  I hate it.  I really do.  I have been promising some before and after pictures from my weight loss journey this past year – but I’ve been promising them for almost nine months, and I haven’t…

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An open letter to Photographers – Exploitation of Children

Jodie Otte, Photographer

If this photography community were the professional company I work for, I would have written a resignation letter effective immediately Dear Photographers, I thought long and hard about writing this post.  While I really don’t want the people involved getting their narcissistic attention feed which is exactly what they want, I…

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