Happy Spring!

I dare say that we can officially welcome Spring of 2011. Here in Maine the buds are popping, the lilies in my flower beds are starting to reach for the sun, and my husband's allergies are driving him crazy. Ahh.... spring! It is such a great time of year. Time to air out the house from being sealed up all year and time to plan the outdoors projects. For photographers in Maine, it is time to get ready for the up coming wedding season (it takes a hardy bride to tie the knot in Maine in the winter).

For me, Spring time is always a chance to wipe the slate clean and to start off with a fresh plan, both personally and professionally. As many of you know, I have been teaching digital photography at a local community college for this academic year. It has been an incredible journey and an amazing addition to the teaching I already do at the public high school level. I have loved nurturing my students' love of photography and teaching them how to better their skills. Although cliché, I truly feel that I have learned as much from them as they have from me this year. It has been quite a trip! Tonight I wrapped up teaching my last class for the college. But, before hanging up my professor title for the time being, my classes headed outside to a local park to capture the new flora and fauna as well as the roaring river. Here are my favorite shots that I captured during our trip out.

The photo on the left (below) is actually a pin hole photo that I took using an adapter on my digital camera. If it looks "fuzzy" to you, you aren't the only one. It so much fun combining one of the oldest photography tools with one of the latest and greatest.

Thank you to all of my students who made my year as a professor such a blast. I am sad to see it come to a close, but I'm looking forward to focusing on my own shooting more now. Keep in touch and never stop shooting!

The countdown is officially on. Less than two weeks until the wedding season officially kicks off for me. I am so excited for it to start! I'll be shooting in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont and venues that range from lake side ceremonies to a "castle" on a hill before 2011 wraps up. It's going to be an awesome year!