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While there's nothing I love better than being on assignment, I love the practice of photography as well:  taking time each day just to look around and see what moves me, what beauty I can capture, what light I see.  And so for this reason, every day I try to take at least one photograph of something beautiful, and also upload one image a day to Instagram.  

These are my most recent images.  (Click on each image to open them in a lightbox; once they're enlarged, you can hover your cursor over the image to read the caption.  And, of course, if you're on Instagram, you can follow me and leave comments at @heychookooloonks!)

women's march houston, january 20, 2017

In response to the election and inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, there were protests all over the world in support of the Women's March on Washington in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017.  My family and I marched in the Houston sister march, in solidarity for the protection of women's rights and the rights of all people of colour, people of all faiths, LGBTQ, immigrants, refugees, differently-abled and our families and our children, and in recognition that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

These are some of my favourite shots.  And you can read about the entire experience here.


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bath, united kingdom, november 2011

 

My husband is from the United Kingdom, and his family lives in the central and western parts of England.  Every 18 months or so, we try to return for a visit, and in November 2011, we rented a large flat in the city of Bath for our family reunion.  Bath is famous for its ... well, Roman baths, actually ... making it a truly one-of-a-kind British city.

These are my favourite shots from that memorable trip. 

 


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EVERYDAY BEAUTIFUL

 

Although some of my projects require travel to faraway places, more often I find the best subjects to photograph are ones I stumble upon accidentally, and closer to home.  Here are some of my favourite shots of my everyday. 

 


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uncommon light

 

When I take portraits, there's nothing that excites me more than when I've managed to capture a person's light.   Seeing the light of a friend or loved one is relatively easy, but capturing anyone's light on camera can sometimes be a challenge -- most especially when photographing a casual acquaintance or stranger.  

Nonetheless, the light is always there, in each and every one of us.  And it's always breathtakingly beautiful.

These photographs below are some of my favourite portraits I've ever taken -- of both friends and strangers --  where I managed to capture the subject's light in a way I believe is readily apparent.  Hopefully, as you scroll through them, you'll see it, too.  I share these with you as an ongoing body of evidence showing that everyone -- every single one of us -- is uncommonly beautiful.

 


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