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Creativity Flows When You Open Your Mind

Creativity flows when you open your mind and sometimes that happens unexpectedly. Recently after a busy day I stopped by the beach to take my dog Sasha for a walk on the sand. It was so beautiful out and I smiled as my mind quieted and my soul calmed to a peaceful place. The beach has always been my place of solace. Anyway, I had my cell phone with me and as I walked along the beach I began to notice natures beautiful sculptures in the sand which inspired me. So I pulled out my cell phone and started taking shots of these wonderful little treasures. I had only been doing this for less than 5 minutes when I found a heart rock which always brings me joy. (I have a tray of them at home) I took just a couple more shots and then focused on Sasha. I came home high on the beach, the sky and natures wonderful little sculptures which by means of my cell phone I brought home with me to share with you. It didn’t take a lot of time and I didn’t make a lot out of it, just shot what I saw.  So next time you are out whether it be to walk your dog or just spend some time being with yourself, remember creativity flows when you open your mind. Pull out your cell phone and see what beautiful and interesting things nature has left for you that day. Look up, look down, look all around, I know you will find something to amaze. If sketching or painting is your thing take those cell phone pics home and interpret them your way,  then,  I hope you will share with me, I would love to see how your creativity flowed when you opened your mind.


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How Did They Get That Photo?

You ever look at photographs and wonder “How did they get that photo?” Well, I’ll tell you, sometimes, depending on what a photographer is shooting it can takes weeks of preparation.  For me, if the location is new I try to check it out, see how many different backdrops I can use. Trees, a pond, flowers, hillsides, cliffs etc. Then I have to figure out the lighting and what time of day is best to shoot there. Most often for me I know the different locations I like to use and my clients will defer to me on which one is best for them. All of my favorite locations continue to inspire me. I may think I know all the different backdrops and lighting situations and then I will discover a new one. If I am going to shoot at the beach, conditions and tides are of utmost importance. For instance I am to photograph 2 boxers playing in the surf tomorrow but I am watching the weather, beach conditions and tides. Will it be windy or cloudy (which I love) or will it be extremely bright and flat (doesn’t make for the best photos). These are to be action shots for a very large print. I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I will set up the shots depending on the possible light situations. I have spoken to the owner about her dogs and do they follow direction or are they just “free spirits”. I need to get both dogs with good expressions coming at me together in perfect light to capture the perfect image. Sounds tough? You are right, it can be! I will shoot probably 300-500 images.This is an exciting shoot for me as I am all about capturing the inner spirit of your pets however that may be presented. Working with animals is not an exact science so you really never really know what they may surprise you with. I am prepared and also have a more controlled plan B, if the dogs don’t cooperate in the surf.  For now it is till up in the air  if we re doing it at all depending on the weather, we may have to reschedule. At this point, unless it is raining, I am ready to go and will leave it up to my client. Hopefully the final images will have folks saying “How did they get that photo?”

Other times you turn around and they just give you the gift of that perfect photo!


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As I sit here getting my desk and files organized for 2016, I find myself so very grateful for all my clients. Not only those from 2015 but all of you going back to the beginning.

I want you to know that I truly enjoyed working with you and I feel honored to be chosen as your family photographer!

I would appreciate it if you would please refer me to your friends whether it be for family photos, maternity, kids, kitties, or dogs, head shots, or company photos; it would be my pleasure to make beautiful and memorable photographs for them!

If you are ready for new photos of your loved ones, please give me a call. I would love to see you again as I have the best clients in the world!


Let’s make beautiful memorable photographs together!

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Maternity, Newborn and Toddler Photographer



I love to help folks and with my specials and I hope I do just that. This time I am offering a special to help parents having a baby or already raising one. Babies cost a lot of money so I am hoping my specials here give you those much desired photos while not becoming a huge burden on the ol wallet. Referrals are greatly appreciated so if you know of someone who would love either maternity photos or newborn photos or both please pass this along.

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Family Photos

Families come together at this time of year and taking family photos is a big part of the festivities. But, how do you capture a great family photograph? First of all choose a backdrop that wont fight with the folks in the shot. For instance don’t pose everyone in front of the large decorative mirror in the living room. First of all not only will you have a photo of the front of their heads but the back as well not to mention the flash back from your camera will reflect in the mirror. Choose a nice neutral place. You may use the tree as a backdrop but I would shoot both with lights on and lights off so you can see which one looks better. Or choose a beautiful garden backdrop outside.

Here is a very important tip: Take many photos of the same pose. Why? So that you have at least one where everyone looks good and everyone’s eyes are open. If you are the one taking the photo be sure you have everyone’s attention so you don’t have Uncle Joe looking out the window and grandma whispering in grandpa’s ear. Change poses around too if the relatives are still cooperating. If they don’t understand why one shot isn’t enough explain to them as I have to you and that you just want a beautiful photograph to celebrate the occasion.

If you don’t think this is going to work out for you then call Photography by Audrey Rose and schedule a session while everyone is in town! I still have a few dates open- 760-473-0352sayler proof

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The Rainbow Bridge Welcomes Two More Beautiful Pets

I recently spoke about end of life photos of your pets and the service that I offer regarding those end of life photos. As fate has it, in the past couple of weeks  I have worked with 2 different families and their beautiful dogs . Ryder who has already gone over the Rainbow Bridge and Emily who is heading to the Rainbow Bridge .  I wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to these wonderful dogs by posting their photographs. Ryder started out with a family who loved him but when the new baby arrived who turned out to be terribly allergic, Ryder was banished to the back yard. His parents felt so badly that they asked friends of theirs who had recently lost their lab if they would take him in. They didn’t bat an eye and brought Ryder right home where he was a huge part of a loving family. I spent one evening with Ryder and fell in love. It was to be his last evening. Editing his photos without a lump in my thoat has been most difficult. Emily has been with her family from the start and given and received so much love. She is now fighting cancer and it doesn’t look good for this precious little Bichon girl. So I am praying for her and hope you will join me.    These are two of the sweetest, sweetest dogs and I am honored that their families chose me to take these precious photos for them.

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