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After graduating college, Deb spent 10 years as a Registered Nurse in the Air Force. It wasn’t until she left the military that her career as a photographer began. In 2006, Deb decided to pursue her dream — she purchased a DSLR camera, began teaching herself photography and never looked back. Whether commissioned portrait sessions, commercial assignments or her ongoing personal projects, Deb always remains true to herself and her artistic vision. Deb is married to a U.S. Naval Officer and is the mother to three incredible children, who are often the subjects of her photographic work. She is currently based in Tampa, Florida.

Journaling & Gratitude

We always seem to remember [or are at least reminded] to be extra grateful around the Thanksgiving holiday. But I want to encourage you to continue your gratitude focus well beyond the holiday season. The other day, I hopped on this blog via my google reader — A Beautiful Ripple Effect. And there, I discovered […]

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Finding Balance

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. – Robert Fulgham I recently blogged about the good, the bad and the ugly in my life — the bad and the ugly basically stemming from […]

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School Paperwork

Having three school-age kids (ages 6-14) and being a military family that relocates every two to three years, one of the things I have struggled with is the best way to store their school paperwork and artwork that we wish to keep long term. Each child has their own “time capsule” trunk, where we put […]

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Seeing the Light

Photo = light Graph = writing Photo + graph = light writing [a literal translation from the greek] Understanding light in photography is so important, powerful and…essential (when going beyond point and shoot photography)! The lighting in a scene can easily (and often will) make or break a photograph. It’s one of the basics in […]

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Staying Creative

A few weeks ago, I came across this list, which I loved and then I came across this video, adapted from the original list. So, a few days ago I was inspired to make my own list of simple ways to stay creative (adapted from above), which I keep pinned on my inspiration / treasure […]

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giving back

giving back is such an important aspect in my career.  it’s more than important; it’s essential.  giving back and making a difference in someone’s life is a huge part of how i define my professional success.  when i was a nurse, i often volunteered in the community.  now as a photographer, i continue to volunteer, […]

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