Fireplace Mantle Makeover (out of old studio floor)

Another Before/After – Fireplace Mantle Makeover Before After Well, it’s that slow time of year again that happens right after the holidays.  It’s not dead slow, but everything calms down a bit. 2017 is my year of the DIY projects.  As you may remember, I spent two years as an…

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Fall Photo Sessions

I still have a few fall session times available – petite and full sessions. Petite sessions are something new this year – perfect for that yearly family shot… here’s a sampling of a recent petite session. Please contact jodieotte@gmail.com to get on the calendar!  

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Fall Colors – Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

There is so much beauty in this world that I’m always amazed when we overload our photographs or artwork with unnecessary items – all the overlays, props, textures, etc.  While sometimes these things can enhance an image, oftentimes they are overdone because we get carried away.  Have you ever made…

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An unexpected hurdle – horses

champagne horse

In Yesterday’s Post, I wrote about my life changing yet again and discussed the morning routine with the horses.  This is kind of a continuation.  It’s really a great thing that my work situation changed.  I needed to get a hold of the balance of work and life and an unexpected…

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Life Changes Again

Around two years ago, after over 10 years of being a full-time photographer, I announced I was heading back into “corporate America” as an accountant and then later on, a controller. Photography became secondary and part-time.   I left my position, and this past month, I moved photography back to the…

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Newborn Photography – NEW Instructional Book and Editing Videos coming soon.

newborn before and after

I’ve been quiet and busy – I’m currently back to working on photography full time, rejuvenated and happy with a better work/life balance.  I’ve been a bit quiet this past month as I have been working hard on something very exciting – a brand new Newborn Photography Instructional Book and…

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