Friday, August 28, 2015

Reflections | August 2015

The hot and dry summer made for a few sleepless nights, but on a positive note there's been virtually no mowing this summer.  Our community and water association asked us to let our lawns go dormant to conserve water. I'm hoping it will come back to it's usual lush green once the fall rains return. 

I hope you've all had a wonderful summer xo.

This is one of the triplets, he and his sister came to the sliding glass door and waited for me.  When I opened the slider to say "hello" they got scared and the wildlife cam caught this guy prancing off.  His sister is in the background high-tailing it into the bushes where they sometimes bed down at night, although they did come right back a few minutes after this image was captured.

Here are two of the triplets coming back.  I took this shot from my office.

One of the biggest thrills this summer when I downloaded the images from the wildlife cam was when I saw this mama with her fawn in tow.  I haven't actually seen them walk by when I've been working and it's times like this that make having the wildlife cam such a gift.

I spent part of the afternoon out photographing with my nephew and we stumbled across this yellow jacket on a flower while we were trying to focus stack a scene.  (This is a single image and is not focus stacked.)

I am fascinated by cloud formations.  For years now, I'm always looking at the clouds--mesmerized by their beauty and at times fierce nature.  When I am swimming laps, I'll often look up and see these interesting clouds and decided on this day to CAREFULLY take my camera (client camera) out into the middle of the pool and shoot looking straight up and here are the results.

My nephew David is heading off to college in just a few weeks.  I don't see him nearly as often as I'd like due our schedules and I am going to miss him so much!  I was a puddle when these images were taken and I hope when I see him for lunch next week one last time before he leaves that I don't completely embarrass myself and start the waterworks all over again.  It's just hard...  I'm excited for this next journey and milestone in his life, but from a selfish standpoint I'm sad to see him go too.  I love him so much xo.

My brother captured this authentic moment that speaks volumes as to how I feel about this kid.

At a get together at my mom's this past week before David leaves for Denver, my timing was right on the money when I captured David doing a cannonball just before he hit the water..  Fun times!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Reflections | July 2015

This was taken on my wildlife camera, which I can see from my office, but it seems to be a popular path for wildlife.  I have many pictures of coyotes from this camera, but the coyotes are the only ones that seem to be scared off by the very slight click.  This time I got a good shot and in color!  Which means this was taken about 6:30 in the morning, or the image would have been infrared.

Spiders just give me the chills--and not in a good way...  I was once bit by a brown recluse which I had to deal with for four months, so I'm always on the lookout when I'm doing anything in the yard.  On this day, I saw this web in the morning light and decided to photograph my first spider and web.  

Just played around with the crystal ball for a photography assignment this month.

During a quick stop at Starbucks while taking a break with a client between locations, I looked up and noticed the gorgeous light on some of the surrounding high-rise buildings, so I took a moment to take a few images.

Here's another one taken during a session.  Mount Rainier in the background surrounded by a soft pink sky.

 This image was taken within 30 minutes of the image above with the pink sky.  Remarkably, on this night, the sky was soft pink facing southwest, but orange/purple when looking northwest.  This was taken over the 520 bridge.  I hadn't been up there in a while and things sure have changed with all the bridge construction.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tween Summer Session | Redmond Portrait Photographer

A fun summer session from a few weeks ago.  The breeze near the water sure played in our favor.  Liv was up for something new, no pony tails this time around!  These images were taken when the sun was like an orange ball in the sky as a result of the BC wildfires.  The hues of pink, pale blue, purple and orange were swirling around us and made for a lovely backdrop for this session. 
Beautiful evening, beautiful girl.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Reflections | June 2015 Roundup

Taken on Monday 6/22/15 just East of Snoqualmie Pass.  I was lucky enough to be looking north where I could see the Northern Lights and then turning about 90 degrees to see the milky way.

My sister has a gorgeous garden, full of beautiful flower, fruits and herbs. I was lucky enough to get this Allium just before the heat rolled in.  

Allium close up.

Hummingbird on feeder and my first image with the beak (or bill) parted.

This hummingbird was sitting on a tree branch.  These tiny creatures are so hard to focus on (and I was in my office behind glass) so doubly challenging.

Juvenile hummingbird, tiny, fluffy and even harder to photograph.

My nephew graduated from University Prep this month.  I am so proud of him!  David is off to Denver University in the Fall.  

Jamie Brown Borzy

The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain, but you are forever in my heart
until we meet again.  I love you always...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In Loving Memory...

Jamie Brown Borzy


"If there ever comes a day when we cannot be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever"

Winnie the Pooh