Monthly Archives: December 2011

Opportunity Knocks


I have been given the wonderful opportunity to travel to Switzerland this January. A friend of mine lives there with her family and has invited me to visit! I will be traveling in Switzerland including Zurich and Baden. I am still trying to narrow down where I want to travel on the weekends. I am open to suggestions and would love what you have to say! I have never been skiing before so this might be my first attempt. Of course I will be blogging this whole time so stay tuned for lots of adventures early 2012!!

Happy Holidays and Thank you from RL Photography


Happy Holidays from RL Photograph in Chicago. 2011 has been an incredible year. I have my customers and fans to thank for it! I am offering 20% everything in my etsy shop from now until December 31st. Use the code thankyou at Checkout.


A little about the photographer…


Recently I was interviewed by The Lonny Blog to be featured. Unfortunately the blog is being redesigned and they never were able to post my interview. I thought it might be fun to post it so you can find a little bit more about me. I hope you enjoy!

1. What inspired you to pursue photography?

I first fell into photography in high school. That was in the late 90’s when we still used film. I was intrigued by the darkroom. Once I developed my first photograph I was hooked. There is nothing like seeing an image appear on blank paper. It was like magic!!

2. How would you describe your aesthetic?

My aesthetic would be my depth of field. If you notice a lot of my images focus on one main part and the rest of the image is blurred. I love repetition and lines! Also I have a romantic aesthetic to my work.

3. How do you approach color in your photography?

I love color! I look for vivid bright, eye catching colors. I loves blues and greens!

4. What makes your work unique?

My work is unique because I try to capture an image that would normally be overlooked. I want people to linger over the beauty of life a little longer. “Lingering on the beauty of life a little longer” by that I mean looking at the small details in life. Such as: the way the sun hits the green olive oil bottles in a shop window, the ornate rusty door handle on a small street in provence, or the rain droplets on a cafe table in Paris. The beautiful moments that can be captured by a camera but are often overlooked. When I photograph I hope that people can treasure these little moments.

5. You seem to have quite the travel bug! What has been your favorite destination to shoot and why?

I was bit by the travel bug when I first studied abroad in Italy 8 years ago. I love to photograph Paris. There are so many unique parts of the city. I have been there several times in the last year and I am still discovering so much. Everywhere I turn there is something new to discover. I also loved Lisbon, Portugal. The color in Lisbon is absolutely amazing!

6. Why do you think shooting abroad is inspirational?

Shooting abroad is inspirational because it is so unique and different from the United States. The architecture is so rich with history. Every country and city has its own story to tell.

7. Do you have any quick tips on taking photos while traveling for our readers?

I think a lot of people get overwhelmed by fancy equipment and feeling they need a huge camera to take great pictures. If you are setting out on a trip abroad grab a pocket camera. I LOVE the canon powershot. Its small enough to keep with you at all times. In your purse or pocket. (watch out for pick pocketers) Take photographs of whatever inspires you. Set off to explore the city and don’t feel shy. The more pictures you take the better chances you have of coming up with something great!

Family Time


Being a photographer is in my blood. I love capturing moments between families. I love to give this gift to my family and friends. Over the past few weeks in between shows and filling Christmas orders I did a few family photo shoots for friends. I feel so lucky to have captured these moments so they can have them to cherish. Enjoy and Happy Holidays everyone!!

Blair Maternity Shoot

Sweet Annie – 3 months

Jackson and Family

Thank you all for a wonderful holiday season! Stay tuned for exciting news about travel plans!

Gift Giving for the one who loves Color!!


There are people that absolutely love black and white and there are others such as my Aunt and Uncle who love color. I say this because each room in their house is a different bright color. They crave bright colors! So this post is dedicated to the people that love color in their art. Hopefully you will find a gift they love as much as color!


Artists we Love – A OKL exclusive


This year I have been so fortunate to have partnered with One Kings Lane to showcase my work and make it available for purchase through their incredible deals. This week I am featured in a sale called Artists we Love, my art is for sale among other top selling emerging artists on One Kings Lane. Its truly an honor. Here are the two they have featured along with the links. Thanks so much One Kings Lane!

Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, France

I Love you from around the world Paris, France

If you enjoy my work you can check out my etsy shop here

Peace, Love, and Travel


At my latest show I put together a set of 24 12×12 canvas pieces. These were all French themed but could be mixed and matched to create a set. The part that I love most about this is that everyone creates different sets. Its what photos make a personal connection with the customer. Here is a photograph of this part of the booth.

One of my favorite sets a customer put together this week was a set of 3 canvas pieces that spelled out Peace, Love, Travel.


I love you from around the world


All photographs are available on 12×12 canvas pieces and hang on the wall with just one nail. Makes a great gift or an easy way to dress up an empty white wall!

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