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I recently had the opportunity to do some head shots for one of my favorite people.  I haven’t had the chance to be very creative outside of creating an awesome little human for the last year, so I jumped at the chance to do a session for Kendal as she prepared for her third year of auditions as a Phoenix Suns Dancer.  We met at a historic home in Phoenix that had a jungle of a backyard.  It was an incredible place to shoot with multiple locations for some interesting shots.

Kendal is a veteran on the team and she’s quite a fan favorite.  She was recently selected to represent the NBA on a trip to China.  She’s an incredible dancer and a quick wit with fiery red hair; quite a stunner!  But the best part about Kendal is her down-to-earth nature and kind heart.  Connor adores her and she’s made a special effort this year to spend time and take some sweet photos with him.  She’s definitely the type of girl that we want representing our team and community both on and off the court!

Check out her head shots below and vote for her everyday HERE until Wednesday August 28 when the team is revealed.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR KENDAL EVERYDAY UNTIL AUGUST 28!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR KENDAL EVERYDAY UNTIL AUGUST 28!

I recently had the splendid opportunity to photograph one of the coolest chicks around, and one of my best girlfriends, Daynalyn. You may have seen her recently grace the cover of Phoenix Bride and Groom magazine in a Marie Antoinette inspired confection to die for!  Totally worth clicking that link, if you ask me!

We’ve been wanting to do a creative project together for quite a while. After returning from NYC Fashion Week thoroughly inspired (more on that later), we got together one afternoon at Chateau Charleston in Scottsdale to see what trouble we could get into. We had just 2 hours of sunlight to work with, so it was a crunch to get 4 looks done, but we pulled it off and the results were fantastic! I’m looking forward to our next go-round when we tackle some more ambitious art-inspired shots. Below are our favorites from the shoot!

Daynalyn

More images after the break!

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Cactus Night BlossomA guiding light near a prickly path

A shooting star, brilliant as you are

A moonlight blossom coaxed by a spirits wings

Small luxuries of time meant to be cherished

Neither friendship or love are taken for granted


Susan's Tree

Claire Burke DiffuserI know it’s not technically spring yet, but in Arizona, after Christmas I’m straight into spring mode. Conjuring up images of baby chicks and pastel chocolate eggs. Brightly colored flowers to lift my spirits and melt away any holiday frost.

With each new year comes the anticipation of spring.

New life adds a youthful glow, as hope abounds.

So, I spent last night creating a new video for the Claire Burke website. It needed a holiday switchover and I was able to style some really beautiful floral shots for our spring catalog so I had plenty of inspiration.

Props to Robert McIntosh over at Narada Images in Scottsdale for these shots. He brings out the best in me as a stylist/art director and I LOVE working with him! Check him out and hire him HERE. You won’t regret it!

2010 was a great year.

Super busy.  Super fun.  A little bit spastic……frantic……non-stop……on-the-go…..All. The. Time.  Whew!

I turned 30.  Went to Disneyland.  Took part in 7 weddings.  Baked hundreds of cupcakes.  Gleeked out a lot.  Repeatedly exclaimed that I liked my hair and my haricuts and my whole house was great.  And discovered that I really like double arcs of colored light in the sky caused by reflections of the sun’s rays in rain. (rainbows for you non-scientific folk)

When I stopped to breathe once a week, I tried to focus on the small moments and subsequently captured 1000’s of them on film.   Here’s a snapshot of my favorites.

2010 Photo Collage

While taking a look back, it also turns out my online persona is composed of a varied group of categories.  I put them in the shape of a pie because it’s yummy and oddly appropriate in this instance.

50% Foodie

20% Gleek

11% Workaholic

8% Drummer’s Wife

5% Proud Puppy Mama

3% Car Dancer

2% Princess

1% Double Rainbow Enthusiast

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