Welcome to the Green Apple Photography Blog. By viewing my stories and images, you will get a glimpse into my shooting style and personal experiences. My mission is to get you excited about your family portraits, about the moments I capture of your gorgeous children and the beauty of your pregnant body. I want you to share them with your friends and family and to see quality and artistry in every image.

For the many people who share their comments, stories, and lives with me, thank you!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. ~Plato

Oh boy, my legs are sore.  And by sore, I mean it hurts to climb stairs, bend to pick up the kids and even sit at my desk.  Must have been the 3 hour fitness class or 5 km run yesterday.  Oh wait, I didn't do that yesterday.  I didn't do that ever.ever.ever.  I had a photo session with a newborn baby and his 3 year old brother.  That's what this pain  stiffness awesome feeling is from.  I did squats for 90 minutes straight, without even thinking about it.  Can that count for my exercise for the day, or am I that out of shape right now?  But these images make it all worthwhile.  Lactic acid and all.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"I'm totally cool with being weird. Weirdos become leaders."

My children are often described as "crazy". What can I say, they like to have fun. And that's exactly what it is..plain old fun! But sometimes I find myself defending them - you know, to clarify. They aren't actually crazy or really weird, they just like to run around naked with rubber boots and a winter hat on...or maybe just put on their dad's clothes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~Anne Frank

A big "thank you" to everyone who helped me name my latest project.

and the winner is...


Soon point.click.change will have a new home and a space for all photographers to share their stories about giving back to the community.  A big thanks to Sandy Puc' and CreativeLIVE for inspiring me!  It really was an amazing experience to be a part of the live audience.  Stay tuned for the new home and where you can learn more about making a difference.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

"You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one." Albert Einstein

I had this idea...I could try to explain it...but the video is better.

So help me come up with a name for this project.

*A blog-based challenge for photographers
*donate their time, art and skills
*showcase their chosen charity

do you have a creative name idea?

Tweet your project name to @GreenApplePics
Use #nametheproject

Submit before March 17, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~Ruth Ann Schabacker

I've neglected my blog for the past week. How do you sum up the experience of a lifetime? How do you put it into words? How do you explain the gift that has been given to you? You can't...it isn't possible. I have changed. period. CreativeLIVE has given me a gift - of friends, knowledge, experience. And I appreciate it all. Thank you to my new friends Omar, Karen, Carol, Nathan and Stephanie. How can 6 people, from all over the world, bond so quickly? I am so happy to have shared this experience with you. ...and the baby dolls...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons. ~Author Unknown

Every once in a while I forget to enjoy my children. I forget that they will grow up and I won't have these moments. I forget when they ask to be carried, that soon I won't be able to because they've gotten so big. I forget that piggy back rides and playing dress up will become things of the past. I forget that soon I will forget.

I found this on a friend's facebook page...it helped me remember.