Posts By: Cheryl

Stunning Sante Fe

Do you love Santa Fe? I know I do…

I had the pleasure of spending last Christmas there, and that is a stunning time of year. And, it was COLD last year. My husband and I did a lot of walking, and we were seriously bundled up as we wandered around. We rang in the new year by listening to the Flamenco guitarist of ReVoZo- you can check it out on my concerts page. What a talented musician – I don’t know about you, but I love the energy in flamenco.

A Great Moment in Time…


I had such a blast photographing these two! Colonel is a very high energy Vizsla, a breed of hunting dog from Hungary. They were bred to work as pointers and retrievers, and this boy really enjoyed stretching his legs…and getting lots of loving…

We split the shoot between my pasture and a nearby park. We started here at my home, which is where this image was taken.

The first thing I did though was have them just wander…

So, have you ever felt like this?


If you’ve got a dog, I’m sure the answer is “yes”!

Christi’s expression is classic – she had just been on the receiving end of some serious loving from Josey, and she was braced for more.

These are the moments I love to capture for you

Powerful Serenity | Loan Collection

Hi everyone,

I was so excited when I was notified that this print, Powerful Serenity, had been accepted into the Loan Collection…a few years ago I didn’t even know what that meant, and I’m betting you don’t either…

There is an organization called the Professional Photographer’s Association [PPA] that every year hosts the International Print Competition. A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries in 2016. Judged against a standard of excellence, just under 2,500 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,030 (roughly 18 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.

This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other.

I share a bit more about the heartwarming feedback I received from two of the judge in the Cheers section of my site…

Composition Tips for Better Images

hello…I hope wherever you are, you are capturing memories…time goes so very quickly – don’t take it for granted.

Whether your subjects are friends, family, pets, moments – you will ‘feel’ more when your images have more pleasing composition.

What do I mean by composition?

Composition refers to the choices you make about what you include AND what you leave out of your images.

Indigo’s Grand Adventures | Emma Long Park in Austin

So, My mom hasn’t told you about what we’ve been doing lately, and finally! she’s getting back with the program…Huh!

So, we were in Austin recently…have I told you how much I LOVE Austin? They are really smart people – they love dogs!

Indigo’s Grand Adventures | Breakfast in Dallas

So, I’m not entirely certain I really like this shot of my tush, but my Mom gets to control that, I don’t. sigh…
Anyway, I think it was pretty clear, don’t you, that I was ready to go out and smell the gorgeous flowers? I really do love to smell flowers – they are all so different!

Having A Vision…

This photo of Feather, a gorgeous chocolate lab, was taken in front of her home…You can see in the ‘straight’ photo how the background competes with her, so in the second image I’ve made some adjustments so the background becomes softer and less of a distraction. I took great care to move around Feather and… Read more »