The beach is one of my happy places. I love the sound of the waves crashing, the smell of salty air and the sand between my toes. It’s so relaxing for me, just to sit and watch and listen. We prefer to go to quieter beaches and enjoy time with family. We don’t eat out, […]

ICM in the evening at Avon Beach NC

If you’ve made it to the final Magic in the Tetons blog post then Thank You! It’s been a joy to document my experience with Kristen Ryan’s Magic in the Tetons Ladies Photography Retreat. On my final morning with the retreat officially over, I had a few hours before I needed to be at the […]

TA Moulton Barn glowing at sunrise Grand Teton National Park

Our last day together in the Grand Tetons did not disappoint. I will not apologize for the number of images I included in this post! We woke early so we could enjoy sunrise at Schwabacher Landing and even though the skies were stormy, we were not deterred! As we set up on the banks of […]

Golden sunrise in rain at Schwabacher Landing Grand Teton National Park

Now that the weather is warming up and the daffodils are starting to appear, I thought I’d better get this blog post done about the 2022 Snow Storm! On Jan 3rd we had an unbelievable 13″ of snow in Spotsylvania County Virginia. It was beautiful but heavy and destructive. By 9am our power was out […]

2022 Virginia Snow Storm/Sharon Houston Photography

It’s always fun to look back over the past year of images. I can remember the small victories of succeeding with a new technique, recall the struggles of failed attempts, cringe at some and wonder “what was I thinking” but most of all I enjoy having my year documented with photos. Here are a few […]

Female cardinal in snow

I was reviewing old images the other day for a project I’m working on, more on that later, and I found a few that I wanted to share again. It really is enlightening to look back at older images. Some made me wonder, “what was I thinking?” and others were like, “ok I was on […]

My husband and I finally took a trip in February to visit family in Tennessee. And for the first time ever we took our time and stopped and enjoyed sights along the way (typically it’s an 9 hour drive straight thru). We stopped at the Natural Bridge just outside Lexington VA since neither of us […]

Virginia you did not disappoint in your fall color this year!

Busy Birdfeeders!

Red Bellied Woodpecker