Are you looking for inspiration in the cold winter months? Or anytime you’re stuck inside and can’t get out? This photography idea is a great way to spend an afternoon with your camera and practice macro. Most likely you have everything you need in your home! What you’ll need: *large glass pan (I used a […]

colorful oil and water macro

I’m wrapping up the last few days of my trip to the North Shore of Minnesota. We spent our third morning at Sugarloaf Cove (don’t you just love that name!). The sun barely crested the horizon before it was lost in thick cloud cover so I decided to post process in black and white to […]

fall leaves

We started day three of our retreat at Split Rock Lighthouse for sunrise. My family & friends know that I love lighthouses so I was already excited for this location. But when I saw the rocky coast and that gorgeous rock cliff with the lighthouse perched on the edge, I was in heaven 🙂 It […]

glowing skies at sunrise behind Split Rock Lighthouse

Day 2 of our photography retreat started with an early wake up call to capture sunrise. With a cup of coffee in hand I headed out the door with my new friends! We returned to Black Rock Beach and this time I took a little time to explore and enjoy the beauty before setting up […]

sunrise glow on water at Black Rock Beach MN

I am so blessed that I got to participate in not one but two ladies photography retreats in 2022! I shared my experience at the Magic in the Tetons on earlier blog posts, you can find them starting here. But this time I traveled to the beautiful state of Minnesota adding another pin to my […]

long exposure of sunset at Black Beach MN

I visited my family in TN and GA last month. I spent several days with aunts, uncles and a few cousins. It was a great visit with quality time spent with my relatives. And it made me realize I need to document our family history for our children and grandchildren. Both of my parent’s had […]

two ladies at sunset on Buck Bald TN

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

After an epic night photographing the Milky Way in the Grand Tetons National Park we slept in before enjoying a hearty lunch and then heading out for our next adventure. The first three parts of the Magic in the Tetons Ladies Photography Retreat can be found here for Part I, Part II and Part III. […]

close up of the Grand Teton Wyoming black and white