Pairs

When you’re on the road
And business picks up, life is good
I photographed families
Couples
Teens
Kids
Business pros
And scenes
Here are couples
Variations on a theme of touch
Please enjoy!

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On the road

Life got busy in October
Busy is good
I photographed families
Couples
Teens
Kids
Business pros
And lots of scenes
Whatever caught my fancy,
From central Oregon to the Bay Area
Too many images to share at once
So I’ll start with scenes
Hope you enjoy!

Smith Park State Park, Oregon

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Crater Lake National Park

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Red bramble on the banks of the Deschutes River

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Deer: Sawyer Park, Bend, Oregon

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Fall Colors on the Deschutes River

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Grass at twilight in central Oregon

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Homestead: Somewhere, central Oregon

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Apocalypse Now

Two days ago—3:00-4:00 PM
Back roads through Woodside, Portola Valley, and Los Altos Hills
Ordinary things look uncanny in lurid light:
Tricycles, trees, kiosks, headlights, chains, fences, signs
Even a church is ghoulish in wicked light
My favorite is the No Parking sign
That, or the fence with chain
Yours?

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Simply Linda

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What is your life’s great passion?

My greatest passion is my family, especially my children. I never knew what pure love was until I had children. They are the light in my life, and I am constantly amazed watching them grow into kind, smart, and funny (this is very important in our household) human beings. I couldn’t be more proud to be their mother.

What personal achievement are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of my work as a journalist. It was my dream as a child to be a broadcast reporter, and I made it happen. It took a lot of hard work and many rejections to get there (I still have the stack of rejection letters as a reminder to myself to always keep going). My biggest personal achievement was when I was able to report in the Bay Area, and my parents were able to watch me live on television. That felt pretty good.

What’s one of most beautiful places you’ve ever visited?

I would have to say San Sebastian in Spain. It’s absolutely one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen. There’s this breathtaking beach, Playa de la Concha. It’s a crescent-shaped beach with white sand and blue waters surrounded by lush green hills. It literally takes your breath away when you first see it.

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Spring Break

Cooped up.
Must create something.
Anything, here’s a concept piece—
A photo essay on spring break in the time of COVID-19.

Isolation

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Suspicion

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Disorientation

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Resignation

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Asphyxiation

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When shelter in place is well behind us, contact me for kids, teens, couples, family, and corporate photography in the Bay Area. Subscribe to my newsletter for updates, offers, and inspiration.