casting call

kansas has allowed me time to just be, think and dream. and i've been dreaming (and talking) about a few photography projects that i would love to start working on. and to work on projects, i need people willing to participate (beyond my own children, who aren't always the most willing). here's what i'm looking and hoping for: children, ages 5-12.

the casting calls will: - be free of charge - will require a model release - be focused on capturing one or two images

all participants will receive 5x7 prints of all edited images.

who knows where this project will go. for the moment, i just keep dreaming of what's possible...and dreaming big!

if interested, please email me with your child's photograph(s) and availability.

i'm looking to expand on this ongoing series.

a magical kind of day

one of the most tragic things about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. we are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.- dale carnegie

i had driven by this field of weeds every day, since the kids started school. passing by the pillowy blanket of weeds, i dreamt of the possibilities of shooting there. and then this past weekend, i awoke to the most magical fog and asked the kids if we could go do a few photos.

no, they answered. we're playing.

please, just a few, i begged.

and with a bit of persuasion from their father, the girls agreed. ryder agreed at first, but in the end, he decided he'd have much more fun building with daddy, who's finishing a fifth bedroom in our house.

and so it was. the girls and i. in this magical field of weeds on this magical kind of kansas day.

boho girl

free. radical. independent.her style is her own. it's personal, existential.

her only fear is convention. her only weakness, shoes. the bump on her nose adds character., the scar on her shoulder adds strength, the curl in her hair adds attitude. there is no such thing as imperfection, just originality.

unmovable, unshakeable, unstoppable, she is america's next top role model. someone both inspired and inspiring. she embraces her spirituality, aspires to her dreams, lives through her passions. she is a world changer. she is bohemian. she is boho girl. - boho magazine

denise shared boho magazine with me today and when i read the above description of boho girl, my heart sang and my lungs filled with air. a smile consumed my face. i really do believe that denise's path and mine were meant to cross...and at just the right time. i also believe that the boho in me is on the brink of exploding. naturally. beautifully. and i can't wait till it does. sigh...amidst the chaos of my house, my life, our move, my heart is so happy.

another favorite shot of denise.

and another shot denise took of me.