The hidden colors in snow. | Maryland Photographer

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Snow is funny to photograph.  First, if you are new to digital photography, you may miss your exposure and end up with white blown areas – not good.  Snow in nice light, can be a rainbow of colors – it’s pretty amazing. I didn’t go to work yesterday.  First, our…

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Storage Solutions and Wardrobe Room


We had a guest room.  It was simply an extra room that wasn’t really used.  A few years ago, we decided to fill it with wardrobes.  There is not a lot of closet space in this house surprisingly – our master bedroom walk in closet isn’t that big, so we…

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Oil Painting on the Furniture…. Oil Paint Nostalgia

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I began my journey in the art field way back in elementary school…. I quickly delve into especially oil paints and dry pastels, and that is where I found my love.  I painted portraits as a teen.  I surrounded myself with art. In today’s digital world, it seems everyone claims…

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Pixie the Horse and Erynn….

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If you have followed, you know that we bred my daughter’s horse, and a filly was born in May of last year…. I’ve been trying to post to the Pixie the Horse blog as I can, but life has been pretty crazy – so now that I’m organizing my life…

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Incense, Smudge Sticks, and Gain Pellets….

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Incense, Smudge Sticks, and Gain Pellets – what do these have in common? If you know me, you know I have a lot of animals.  It’s a bit embarrassing, but I will go ahead and tell you how many.  I have four horses, nine chickens (we used to have 30+…

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Cornice for the Dining Room…..


Anyone can move into a brand new house and make it beautiful.  It’s a clean slate of modern updated construction.   Our first house was brand new construction.  When we went to sell it a few years later, it sold in one day – not a surprise.  I had decorated…

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Catching up on the little home projects….


I am sharing my small home projects because I want to keep myself motivated to keep accomplishing…  I used to be obsessed with home decorating – nearly every day, I would be working on a project (to the point where my online friends thought I had a serious obsessive compulsive…

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Photographers who are Downsizing….

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Photographers who are downsizing – let’s talk!  This is part of our regular blog plan…. If you have not followed this blog, a little summary:  I began as a newborn photographer approximately 12 years ago.  In a little tiny voice,  you may hear me say, “Those were the good ‘ol…

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New Year…. Harford and Baltimore Family Portraits


Happy New Year all! We did it – we finally have our first official family portrait.  Oh, no, it’s not like I didn’t have three commercial studios and a shooting room in my house throughout the last 12 years…. how could we possibly have used any of those, right?  Haha!…

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