January Lensbaby Challenge – “FRESH”

I have  joined a monthly Lensbaby challenge with some very talented women!  My personal objective to get out and use these lenses more, but with our pets.  A Lensbaby is a simple lens with a ball and socket mechanism for use in special-effects photography and can give effects normally associated with view cameras. The creative possibilities for tilt and shift focus are endless!   This month’s theme is ‘fresh,” so I bring you “Fresh Smell” with Jack and Julie.

Lensbaby Challenge

You can see some other beautiful Lensbaby work by following the links in our blog circle.  First up is Jen Dunham- click here!


Memories Session – Semi, a most special Burnese Mountain Dog!

Semi is a most special dog.   He is 10 and while blind since he was 5, still enjoys all the wonders of life!  Meeting a new friend, high-fives, sitting in his favorite place in front of the fireplace, off leash walks with Mom and sniffing for anything new in the air!  I was so honored to be able to capture him in so many of his favorite activities and places.    During his off-leash walks he checks in with Mom with a gentle touch of her hand. One of the last photos I took during our time together caught this simple gesture and the love between them really moved me.

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Mila and her mom

As these images were a surprise present for Mila’s Dad, I did not post these images last year.  But I sure loved them!  Mila is all heart and goofy love, from her smile to her funny sit to always checking back in with us when off leash.  Mom is a beauty too – inside and out.  I love being able to capture the relationship between a  beloved pet and owner – and to be able to do this in a beautiful setting is just icing on the cake!

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