Snowpocalypse 2017

  • January 13, 2017

Greetings from Snowpocalypse!!!

I’m sure most of you have seen the crazy weather to hit the Tahoe basin this week in the news…or if your lucky (or unlucky depending on your perspective) you’ve seen it first hand. This shot was taken looking down a little private drive last week on the West shore. We were out and about looking for a place for the pups to have a little snow play and I saw this spot fly by and just had to turn around. We had gotten a few days of what we thought was a major amount of snow. Little did we know it was just a tiny taste of what was yet to come. Incredible amounts of snow have fallen…people are still digging out for days!A snowy walk into oblivion

I lucked out on this shot. It had just stopped snowing and the temperature was climbing. The drive was covered by a tunnel of trees and just beyond the gate there was a clearing. As I got set up the clouds broke for a few short minutes flooding the clearing with an amazing warm light. It was one of those magic moments that gives you chills and you hope you’ve been able to capture the goods to do it justice. And then I got literal chills…

When I shoot in Winter I’m always HOT. I’m out there with the layers and the water proof gear and usually climbing and moving around…I’m always unzipping my coat when I can so I can breathe. I may have a slight claustrophobia issue. Sure enough, just as I took off my hood and unzipped a bit the trees directly above me dropped the majority of their snowy bounty directly on my head. It was complete and total white out and it went straight down my neck and back. After the snow dust had settled I turned around to look at our truck and see Ken crying in hysterical laughter. It was a good day. 🙂

As a sidenote…did you know I have another photography passion? I’m also a pho(dog)rapher! I have a business called DoggieTales Pho(dog)raphy. Actually it’s an extension of my landscape photography as I strive to capture dogs being dogs where they are most at home…the great outdoors. It turns out my two passions, gorgeous landscapes & delightful dogs are quite a complimentary fit. Eagle eyes in the group may have seen the link to DoggieTales on the homepage. If you’d like to see what it’s all about take a click on over! You can also visit DoggieTales on Facebook. Here’s some shots of Raider & Chance at this amazing location to give you a taste of what it’s all about.Best Dog PhotographerBest Dog Photographer

Sending you my Warmest Winter Wishes!


My New Muse

  • September 21, 2013

Meet my new muse. My gorgeous Goddaughter Adrienne. Her lovely mama Iliana has been the subject of my lens for the last 11 years. Always easily one of the most photogenic women I have ever known and always willing to throw a sultry gaze or a silly smile. Clearly her baby has inherited mommy’s good looks in spades. Being the control freak that I am, photographing people (especially kids) is not always on the top of my list. They don’t always cooperate with the image I have in my head! Landscapes and architecture generally  pose perfectly pretty for me. But, as is usually the way, someone new has come along and unexpectedly opened my eyes. Think my shutter will be flying for this one for the long foreseeable future!




There’s just no way to be unhappy when looking at that face. Feel free to stop and stare for a while.



Three’s Company

  • February 17, 2013
Three’s Company

Don’t you just love it when you find something unexpected? Like money in the pocket of your winter coat in the spring or your favorite pair of shoes forlorn under the living room sofa…it’s always such a nice surprise. I found this forgotten image today in a folder on my desktop just waiting to be discovered on a sunny Saturday morning over my latte. What a nice way to start the day. Hope you enjoy your weekend too. XOXO ~W