Wow. I can’t believe how much has changed since my last post. 2020 has been a challenge to say the least. I’ve managed to hit new lows and highs this year…and it’s not over yet!

As far as the lows goes, they’re pretty much what every small business owner has experienced this year. Covid-19 has forced all of us to think differently. The word “pivot” quickly became a part of business owner’s vocabularies. We had to change what we were doing in order to adapt to our new reality.

Somethings have been rougher than others. I had less than two months of living in Orcutt before we were locked down. This meant that all of my portrait projects had to be put on hold (they still are). I can’t tell you how much I miss photographing people!

To keep my sanity while stuck at home, I started photographing the flowers growing in my new backyard. Once I ran out of those, I’d pick up a bunch of flowers at Trader Joe’s every time I did a grocery run.

Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s flowers! Their little flower department provided me with some of the most beautiful peonies, butterfly ranunculus, tulips and more…all of which became my models.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that my flower photography turned into me launching a new greeting card line (See them here). I can’t tell you how grateful I am for everyone that has sent me messages after receiving their card orders.

One of my favorite messages came from a client that said, “Thank you for making something so beautiful and so useful!”. I love that I’m helping people send beauty out into the world. I think that during these challenging times, we could all use more beauty in our lives!

This new line of still life photography has opened up so many new doors for me. In the next few weeks I’m going to be introducing beautiful new art pieces and prints for your home!

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In addition to my still life photography, I’m looking for safe ways to resume my fine art portrait photography. I’ll have updates on that soon also.

Your support this year has meant the world to me. Thank you for being here and joining me on my quest for beauty!