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Desktop Background | March 2015

Well....sorry folks. I know its already March 4th and I completely failed to post a February calendar last month. I've been busy behind the scenes getting ready for some life changes. However, nothing calms me more than the waves of Lake Michigan, so I thought it would be appropriate to calm down and relax with the waves of lake crashing to the shore on a warm sunny evening. These backlit waves are shot on film with Kodak Portra 400 last year. Aah, I can feel my toes in the sand now and the water crashing into my ankles and the spray tickling my legs. Instant relaxation. I don't know about you guys, but the month of March always leaves me itching and hoping for spring more than any other month. I have a "come on already, let's get there" attitude by now. I refuse to acknowledge the snow outside my window. If I ignore it, it doesn't exist, right? 

I hope you will look at your desktop screen instead, just like me. Here are three sizes for you again. Enjoy and feel free to share.

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Desktop Background | September 2014

Do you have plans for Labor Day weekend? I am enjoying some nice family time this holiday weekend. Labor Day always seems to signify the end of summer and the anticipation of autumn, but I like to revel in the last remaining days of late summer. Autumn is my favorite season, but I also love late summer, when football season begins and there are still warm, sunny days, and cool evenings. I like that last bit of sunshine I can soak up. Nothing feels more late summer and sunshine to me than sunflowers, so I thought it was fitting to outfit your backgrounds with a bit of sun...flowers! 

Wherever the holiday takes you, I hope you enjoy it and revel in the last of the summer sun. Click the link below for the size you need and enjoy!

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Desktop Background | August 2014

I can feel the Indian Summer taking ahold and its fast approaching my favorite time of year. I simply love the end of summer and early fall season. This time of year always seems to be filled with golden hues and cooler nights. I start feeling ready for bonfires and smores in the evenings while still visiting the pool and long hikes in the day.

I need to get outside more, I've been busy the past few weeks culling images back from the film lab and prepping them for submissions. It's been an exciting year sending my work off for the world to see. I can't wait to show it here, and thats been one of the harder things for me. I hate holding back all of my recent jobs. I'll be patient if you can. There is lots of new work coming.

This shot is from this time of year a few years ago and I just love these kinds of little nature detail images. This is an old, abandoned corn crib that has lots of ivy growing up the sides. I should really consider a portrait shoot here. So, if you are interested, just let me know. ;)

For those of you that would rather just enjoy nature doing it's thing here in the midwest, then click the link for the size you need.

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Desktop Background | May 2014

Dear May - Please, be nice and sunny and 65+ degrees. Okay? Thanks! I must be getting desperate for some nice weather. It's warmer, but the rain and grey skies are still hanging on around here. I just recently returned from a trip to the southwest and I fell in love with the sunshine and all the pastel colors everywhere. Stepping off the plane back home was a like a shock when the damp air hit me. I can't wait to share with you guys the film images I shot on my trip. I'm crossing my fingers that there is a good desktop background in there somewhere! 

Okay, well on to this month's background. Welcome to some water and lily pads from the Dallas Arboretum. Just click the link below for the size you need. Enjoy and feel free to share with your friends!

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Desktop Background | April 2014

It is officially spring, but I admit I am still waiting for the temps to turn it up a notch. They are working on it, so I'm trying hard to be patient! If I could just open up my windows and doors and let some fresh air inside, boy, would that feel good! I promised last month that I wouldn't post any more winter images, and I'm keeping my promise. Here is my first taste of spring for you all. A little green, some flowers, some raindrops, and a bee! Ta-da! 

I'm still shooting some film and I have some film images that I am dying to share with you all. Any day now. I've also got an epic trip coming up where I hope to shoot more film. I'm stocking up now many various rolls and am having a hard time deciding what to take with me. Maybe, I will take it all. I'm guessing the TSA guys aren't going to like me. I bet they don't like hand-checking film rolls too much. 

Until them, let's do some spring cleaning and freshen up our screens, shall we? Click the link below for the size you need.  Enjoy!

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BONUS! iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 

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Desktop Background | March 2014

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You know, it's that time again where I hand out free goodies here on the blog. The time when you get to make your computer or tablet display all pretty and new again. It's been a long winter and there are definitely some gripers out there. You know who you are. I'm sort of with ya. I've hibernated and I'm ready for hikes in the fresh air myself. The good news about the winter hanging on is that I managed to squeeze in some awesome winter photography that I sometimes don't get to when our only snow is right around the holidays. I've even shot some film out in the snow. More coming on that soon! 

I know spring is around the corner, and therefore I promise next month's calendar will be filled with spring imagery. For now, I'll keep the mood consistent with real life. A little bit of snow left in March, but lots of green sprinkled in. You know, for St. Patty's Day. I  may not be Irish, but green is my favorite color. 

Well, you know how we do it. Click the link for the size you need and voila! Also, I'm still considering adding iPhone sizes as well. Any interest? Leave a comment and let me know.

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Desktop Background | February 2014

This winter has been one of the most bitterly cold ones since I've lived in Central Illinois. Move over snow days, arctic blast days have taken your place! I could pretend this image is from this year, but it's not. I shot this last January when it was (now I would I would refer to as) a mild winter. I little late evening sun and likely some very fermented berries make up this wintry image. It's a little different from my usual pretty, but unique is beautiful too. 

In other news since I've blogged last, I've been shooting some film and I'm about to start posting my first blog series about my journey next week. So, please stay tuned in for that. I have a lot to learn about film, but right now film is inspiring my photography passion and I'm eager to grow and learn the world of film photography. I'm about to start round 2 of Project Double Take with my good friend, David Vernon. We are excited to have our flickr friends over at the Peoria Flickr Group play along with us. If you are from the area and want to play along, please come join the fun.

Okay, on the FREE stuff. You know how we do it. Click the link for the size you need.  Also, I'm considering adding iPhone sizes as well. Any interest? Leave a comment and let me know.

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Desktop Background | January 2014

I feel like I should write something poetic about the new year; about resolutions or the importance of taking stock in last years accomplishments and setting goals for 2014. I never know what profound thing to say. I, of course, am very grateful for all I have in life and I have a few improvements both personally and professionally that I would like to focus on for 2014. I know that I should probably write them all down and cross them off as I go, but the truth is that I've learned that life just goes on whether you meet these expectations you set for yourself or not. So, I'll keep doing what I love, love those in my life that matter most, and try a little harder than last year to grow and be a better version of myself. I won't be setting the bar too high or shaming myself for not shedding a few more pounds. As long as I can allow life to happen and try not to get in my own way, then I'm doing just fine. 

I do, have a few goals for my photography, which I am guessing is why you are here reading this blog in the first place. One of which, is to shoot film and regularly blog my mistakes and successes in doing so. I will dedicate a special blog post to this coming up. I'm hoping, once I have shot enough, I can regularly share some film images on here. In the meantime, I hope to continue to do what I love, which is getting to be a photographer, wife, and mother. 

And, it's been a big tradition around here to provide monthly desktop calendars. So, cheers to 2014! Enjoy your FREE January desktop calendar. 

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Desktop Background | December 2013

December is here and I've already been a busy little bee. This time of year is filled with so much busy; mailing Christmas cards, wrapping presents, decorating house and yard, making cookies, mailing gifts, and of course, prepping images for clients for their own gifts and holiday cards. It's a good busy though. I'm actually pretty close to being able to put my feet up with some hot chocolate this year and just watch it snow or curl up with a good book. It's a rare year for me. Usually, I'm running around all the way up until the end. I hope you all check things off your list and then just sit back and relax. Go for a winter walk outside and watch the snow come down. Slow down a little during this busy time, or you might miss it. 

I hope you enjoy a little winter wonderland on your desktop or device this December. Happy Holidays to my friends, family, clients, and readers. I always appreciate your support. I wish you and your families well this holiday season! 

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Desktop Background | November 2013

November, the month of thankfulness. As it gets to the end of the year, I start to reflect on how the year has progressed and I'm not quite thinking about what next year will bring just yet. I'm thankful for the wonderful opportunities I've had this year to photograph some good friends, both new and old. I'm surrounded by people who believe in me and my work. I'm thankful for their support. I'm also thankful for my wonderful family. While photography might be a passion of mine, my real love is for them. I have them in the back of my mind when I'm working and they are the people I most want to share my creative nature with. They tolerate my kind of crazy, I'm thankful for that. So, here's to November. What are you thankful for this month? 

While you are thinking about it, be sure to download November's desktop background (with calendar!). This image was made last fall, while spending time with my sister and nephew at the Dallas Arboretum. It didn't feel like fall with the warm Texas weather, but the arboretum sure looked like fall. It was a fun time and a good memory, with a little bit of photography mixed in. 

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