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Buy art and give back!!  Let’s raise some more money for Casa de Milagros in Peru!!

I’ve decided to extend my original canvas print though February as well as add an additional archival print that is more affordable. I realize we are in a recession and people are trying to save money… so I’m offering a more appropriate print option this month.  I’ve also decided to extend the charity for another month.  This time of year is really difficult for the orphanage.   Remember, 100% of the profits will go to the charity and help children in need.  Read more about it HERE.    

Here are the print details:


Cuzco, Peru | Town square at sunset

Archival print. You choose the size between 5×7-16×26

cost: $15-$35

Charity: Casa de Milagros

Click HERE to buy.


Also, I’ve reduced the original canvas print offered in January to $200. Click HERE to see the original post and learn more about Casa de Milagros.


  • claire - when did you go to peru??
    i LOVE cuzco. one of my absolute favorite places…
    lovely photo, too!

  • Kim Seidl - sign me up for a print!

  • todd pellowe - love these two frames. i could stare at the first one for a long time. so much to admire.

  • Briony - this is perfection!

  • Keely Wedding - Wow, I love how in the first image it looks like the little girl is walking on air or just taking off to fly. And the second one – I can’t just point out one thing I love. I just love the feel it gives. And I don’t know how to articulate what that feeling is, or how it achieves it. But it’s just gorgeous. Are you also by chance a wedding photographer? I think you would be splendid at it, because your strength in these photos in the feeling you are able to capture, which is a difficult thing to do.

I envy the photographers who can pull off some good pregnancy photos.  This isn’t something I do a lot of… and it was challenging to find ways to creatively show off that baby bump.  Really, the only way to properly see it was from the side, from any other angle it just looked like a wide belly.  So I concentrated on making some environmental portraits of Jamie and the soon to be Ellie.  (My next newest niece)  Yes, that brings the count up to 3 nephews + 2 nieces.  I’m excited to meet the new little one, who is expected in the next 6 weeks.  

I experimented with a little bit of texture in a few of these… I’m not sure how I feel about it.  I like how it looks, but my gut instinct says that it’s something that might go out of style.  Anyway, we caught a little sun and I was so greatful!  I feel like I’ve been stuck in this cloud of gray for the last two months.  Well, I guess I have been stuck in a cloud of gray, I live in Seattle.  Any sun I can get at this point is greatly appreciated, I’m even willing to drive an hour north out of the fog.  These were taken at a park at the base of Deception Pass, WA. 

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  • melia - That second set of frames is especially stunning! I share your concerns about textures, certainly, but your application is subtle and beautiful. I think when one looks at an image and immediately sees ‘texture’ (and it’s file name comes to mind!) those images are already looking very 2007. Your handling enhances without coming close to the danger zone.

  • Keri P. - The first six or so images are stunning. I wish I knew you when I was pregnant. I never had any pro photo’s done because i always hated how cheesy they looked. it’s a very difficult thing to do well, but you did it amazingly. i especiall love the first 2 what an amazing environment. (Getty would love these I bet!)

  • Kim Seidl - gorgeous, kim!

  • claire - kim, these are wonderful! i agree – maternity photos are so hard to do, but i think you did an awesome job. and i think these are just about the least likely to go out of style – there is something timeless about them that’s just great

  • Deann B. - AHHHH! Kim these are fantastic! You have such a way with light… it comes across so soft and perfect here. Great, great images.

  • alison conklin - i love these. they are beautiful. the first set are my personal favorites.

  • Grace - These are just gorgeous. I have a photo shoot this weekend with 2 dogs and a mommy with a big baby bump… these are very inspirational!

  • fer juaristi - wow! great session, love the epic feeling in this series.

  • Briony - what camera and lens do you use? i love these…i am looking to do a pregnancy session soon and i don’t have any experience in that area, just lots of ideas and things i’ve read…if you have any advice I’d love to hear it :)

“What is this, a center for ants?  How can we teach children to learn how to read if they can’t even fit inside the building?”

Whoever can name that movie quote gets a big high five from me. Taken from the top of the Norton building in downtown Seattle.


  • Jess - Zoolander!!

  • Kim Seidl - i don’t know why but i manage to throw that quote into every day conversation quite often.

    you are quite the TS Queen!

  • Tova Gross - Zoolander! one of my favorites!

  • Mark Graybill - for some strange reason…that’s one of my favorite movies.

    i love the picture…nice work.

  • gabe - I don’t wanna hear your excuses! The center has to be at least… three times bigger than this!