Jinky Art Workshop, Texas

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A child’s imagination runs free.  Free from constraint, free from doubt, free from limited belief.  Without hesitation, they dance, they eagerly run, they fall…..They get back up.  When a child uses their imagination, they learn best, they are their happiest.  Let’s never take that away from them, for we have so much to learn.

Someone who embraces this concept and brings absolute beauty and artistic vision to her photography is Barb Uil of Jinky Art Photography. Barb is a world renowned photographer from Australia who I have admired for a few years now.  Recently she did a tour of America, hosting workshops in a few different States.  When I heard she was going to be close by I immediately booked a flight to Texas (along with my boots and hat!)   Barb allowed us into her extremely talented and creative mind and heart, and showed us a little bit of her magic.  We gained a wealth of knowledge, and had an absolute blast in the process!
Thank you Barb, and also a huge thank you to the people helping behind the scenes……Lori, Gina, Bonnie+Gabe, Greer Farm, and our beautiful models… Celeste, Jones, Emma, Candace, Briley, Maddison+Joplin.

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The amazing and talented Bonnie and Gabe from Two Creative Birds showing us some of their magic….untitled-shoot-417untitled-shoot-190Sweet and devine Briley Grace

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Sweet Candace

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The one and only spunky amazing “Jones”

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Married in Vegas

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When one of my closest friends decided to get married in Vegas I could barely contain myself with excitement……Naturally I conjured up all sorts of images in my ‘way too excited head’ of what it was going to be like…… Images of movies watched and debaucherous stories told.  I began to count down the days, and by the time I arrived in ‘Las Vegas’ I knew Missy and Aaron had made the perfect choice!  A small intimate wedding with their closest friends and family in a city that has a rhythm all of it’s own.
It’s hard to believe 2 years has nearly passed since you 2 were married in the desert.  So much has happened, and you’ve welcomed a new baby boy into the world!  Missy and Aaron thank you for letting me photograph your story in Vegas.   I’ll never forget the belly clutching laughs (mainly thanks to Kent) and the most perfect few days with amazing friends.
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Refreshed + Revamped

Welcome to my new website!  I am so so excited to finally go live and share it with you.  The past 9 months I have been working with a wonderful, insanely talented web designer/artist  Aileen Cheng based out of  San Fransisco.  Aileen understood me right from day 1 when we had our first phone call.   She instinctively knew how I wanted my website and  logo to look and feel,  which is a gift in itself considering my “design lingo” ignorance!  Aileen is a dream designer, and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to refresh their existing website or design something completely new.  Working on a yacht, I am never in one place for very long,  changing time zones, and at certain points, internet failure!  Aileen stuck with me the whole way, has the patience of a Saint, and delivered something I am ecstatic about!  A huge thank you to you Aileen!

To continue on this high feeling, here are a few images from a recent trip to Africa.  A couple of months ago, I decided to step outside my comfort zone and travel to Botswana and Namibia.  Both of these countries are absolutely stunning, and each offer something so unique and completely different.  To say this was the trip of a lifetime is truly an understatement! I have heard friends say many a time that Africa gets into your blood, well I can vouch for this!  I am already planning another trip back…. (wishful thinking!)  The people, the animals, and the landscapes, the energy, all speak for themselves.  I will leave you with a few images from these breathtaking countries, beware, animal overload!
Photos taken in the Sossusvlei Namib desert, and Okavango Delta + Chobe River Botswana.
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