Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Boudoir Photography

I'm very excited to share a session I did recently under the category of "Boudoir Photography".

The word "boudoir" can be translated to mean "a woman's private dressing room, sitting room or bedroom."

These sessions are increasingly popular and so much fun to plan for and shoot.
It's all about stepping out of the box and portraying ones beauty inside and out!

Most sessions are not only for the husband, fiancé, or boyfriend they are intended for - but also an experience accepting ourselves, embracing our self-confidence, and living out a bit of a fantasy.

It's empowering.

We are all saturated with images of models, actress, Hollywood stars that are suppose to emulate the perfect body, or the perfect look.
It can be quite intimidating for women (and men alike!)

But why can't we all all feel this way - celebrate our look, our body!

Beauty is not only physical - Beauty comes from deep within us.

Our self esteem, our self confidence, our uniqueness.

This is beauty, this is sexy!

I love my fantasy photo shoots and boudoir is no different. I recommend this experience for every women, no matter her age or body type. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful, to feel sexy.

Thank you again for this incredible session and these amazing, gorgeous images!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Scenes from the Beach

The allure of the beach.

Enjoying the warmth of the sun, the playful waves, soft sand, and the beauty of the sunset.

To be a part of the experience also evokes the need to have a camera available and ready to shoot.

This evening, I had two willing and very good looking “models” to play in the surf and sand at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel.

We recorded the transition of light that takes place during the setting sun.

The “Golden Hour” of Photography has always been known for the beautiful light that is created at sunrise and sunset.

The sunlight during this time, creates soft warm colors and romantic hues.

To capture the feel of walking on an isolated beach during peak vacation season, creative cropping and tools from Photoshop assist with the illusion.

The most important part of shooting on the beach is to have fun!

You can’t help but smile and laugh at the unexpected waves crashing against your legs.

Or the spontaneous moments that just happen!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Squirrel Release - 2011

One of the rewards from volunteering at a wildlife rescue sanctuary, is being a part of the release of a rehabilitated animal.
Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and treatment to sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
This Spring many baby squirrels were brought in, often hairless and in critical care. These abandoned babies fall out of trees, or can be victims of a tree being cut down in early Spring.
With constant care, and observation, these squirrel mature into healthy beings and are ready for release back into the wild.

I was given the opportunity to adopt several squirrels for release in my yard. I spent the day, watching their first taste of freedom with camera in hand, of course!

While watching two boxes of squirrel that I nailed to the trees, I was amused that one set was immediately curious about their new surroundings!

However, a bit leery of the paparazzi stalking them with a camera.

But soon the outside world was filled with so many wonderful things to touch, smell and even taste!

Climbing skills were carefully tested out.

And soon this little squirrel "owned" this tree!!

Sharing the experience with his roommate.

The second box of squirrels contained 4 in all. They were not as brave. However, the food right outside the 'doorstep' was very enticing! Until you reach out too far and FALL out! Oops, that's what happened to this guy!

He appeared quite nervous, but tried to coax his friends out too.

Before long, he - too - was 'owning' the tree!

This quote is from Antler Ridge 
 "As a wildlife Rehabilitator we get asked all the time, why does it make a difference for one more squirrel, raccoon, groundhog, fawn? Because we have to help preserve the land that supports the animals to help keep the eco system balanced. Each wild animal is a vital link to the circle of life and it does make a difference to the one that is saved. "

I'm happy to make a difference!


Monday, May 23, 2011


Red sky at night,
Sailor's delight;
Red sky at morning,
Sailor's warning.

Such wondrous beauty is presented to us by looking at the heavens above.

The beauty of the sky can so easily provoke feelings of serenity and wonder.

Each moment we spend viewing the skyscape above us, offers us a constantly changing scene that at times seems to fly by with a blink of the eye.

The most notable example of this is when you are admiring an amazing sunset.
The closer the sun comes to setting it almost appears to speed up.

It’s at that moment that we want to put time on hold and gaze at the spectacular canvas in front of us.

But with patience, the sun has set and the sky continues to transform our world.

The explosion of colors has just begun!

Hours later, we might forget to look up - but when we do, we are aware that the performance is still active.

Viewing the heavens and giving thanks for the allure it shares with us, is something to make time for.


Thursday, May 12, 2011


Wandering through a tropical rain forest reminds me of getting lost in my own personal terrarium.

Green and lush, moist and humid.

Reminiscent of the 70’s, terrariums were quite popular as glass enclosed garden ecosystems. Displayed on a table, counter and in many school classrooms. It’s appeal is a self cared for environment able to sustain itself.

The balance is delicate - the creation breathtaking.

Because each life form blends into the next to create leafy canopies, thick undergrowth and lots of lush variety.

Yet, with each layer is beauty and form.

Texture and shape.

I enjoy the vivid colors and soothing tones.

I have read that tropical rainforests are unable to support human life. For this alone, I appreciate it’s protection from destruction.
And give thanks for my ability to witness the beauty it has to offer and support it’s preservation.

"The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness."
- John Muir


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