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SmartyPants Turns 2!

I remember the day SmartyPants opened two years ago.  My son was one year old and I thought that I had hit the jackpot — this is in OUR neighborhood!  And indeed it has been a ray of sunshine on rainy … Continue reading

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Back to School Family Portrait Mini Sessions

I’m a mother of two and even though my kids are still small I understand that going back to school is a hectic time.  But the beginning of the school year can also restore some much needed routine to everyone’s life.  It … Continue reading

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101 Breast Places to Feed Your Baby in Portland

I just saw a picture of Kendall Jenner at the Met Gala that left nothing to the imagination.  And yet this is considered high fashion.  So why is it unfashionable to breastfeed a baby in a public space?  I just read … Continue reading

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“She Inspires 365”: A great gift for Mother’s Day!

In honor of Mother’s Day 2017 I wanted to do something special: I wanted to capture a moment in time.  A moment with the mothers in my neighborhood who have met and become friends because of Harper’s Playground.  A moment with the women … Continue reading

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Books are now available at Powell’s!

She Inspires 365 — the book — is now available for purchase at Powell’s in Portland, Oregon and online through!   If you have a few spare minutes and would be willing to post a *positive* review on the Powell’s … Continue reading

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The definition of *inspire*

/inˈspī(ə)r/ verb 1. to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. 2. breathe in (air); inhale. This photograph was taken for Sisters Empowering Sisters, an inspiring organization in Washington, D.C. that … Continue reading

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she inspires continues …

I’ve always wanted to continue the She Inspires project beyond 365.  I realized recently that in a way I do: my work as a freelance photographer and documentary producer has given me the opportunity to travel around the world, mostly … Continue reading

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The POWer of Women!

In honor of the 8th annual Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) I wanted to share a page from the book that features Tara Johnson-Medinger, the power behind POWFest.  She Inspires 365 allowed me to honor the women in my … Continue reading

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Throwback to five years ago today …

… it was day 135 of the She Inspires 365 project and I posted a photo of Portland documentary filmmaker, Lindsey Grayzel, and her lovely compost full of healthy worms.  I can’t believe it’s been 5 years!

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