About Naomi and about this blog

It’s like opening a little treasure box.

Welcome and thank you for visiting Poetic Aperture! I am a mother, photographer, avid reader and aspiring writer.  This award-winning blog is a mix of those three identities, plus whatever I stumble across that inspires me and that I think may inspire YOU.  I live in Houston, Texas, with my husband and three-year-old daughter.  I’m pretty sure I’m too complicated to fit in a little “About Me” box.

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.  Pursue those.”    ~ Michael Nolan

Poetic Aperture began as a way to collect experiences, photography, and thoughts that bring me comfort and to help me notice the little things that bring beauty.  It helps me slow down and live more mindfully.  Basically, Poetic Aperture keeps what is important to me at the forefront of my mind.  I love photography and how it helps me to notice expressions, nature, hidden things.  I need to write to discover who I am, to foster creativity, and to learn where I’m going.  I need photography to help me see the world.

I absolutely adore being part of a larger community of creative souls.  That what I write here resonates with others is an immeasurable bonus for me. Every time someone takes the time to leave a comment, I feel like clicking my heels together in gleeful abandon.

“I look forward to your e-mail every day.” “I am constantly blown away.” “You bring a smile to my inbox every morning.”  ~ Reader comments

I’m trying to use my life for the most good.  I just completed fundraising to build a school in Kampong Cham, Cambodia.  I try to be at my most patient and loving when I’m with my daughter.  I am looking for the next opportunity to grow.

My new obsessions: taking pictures, writing blog posts, and stopping by to visit my favorite blog friends. Thank you for joining me on this journey! Read some favorite posts here.

I welcome your thoughts and feedback.  Thanks for reading! Please consider subscribing to receive posts via e-mail by clicking the button in the sidebar.  –>

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Find me here: Facebook   Etsy shop   Pinterest   Flickr

I am available to take pictures of your child or your family. Please contact me for further details at nshabot@yahoo.com.  (Subliminal message to editors/publishers: I’d love to be a famous writer.  Just sayin’.)


21 thoughts on “About Naomi and about this blog

  1. you don’t mention what a wonderfully creative person you are, or what a terrific and supportive friend you are. i think these attributes are important to embrace because they help to explain you as a person. 🙂

  2. Wow Naomi!!! So happy for you! This is so wonderful! You have reinvented yourself with heart and spirit! I so admire what you are doing with your life. Hannah is a lucky daughter to have you as her role model! oxox

  3. Hi Naomi. I’ve been enjoying your blog posts for awhile now (mostly lurking).

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award (see this link for details:


    The “terms” of receipt are included in that post. I know that some folks see this sort of thing as a nuisance rather than an honor and, while I don’t feel that way I can understand why others might, so if you’d prefer not to deal with it, as far as I’m concerned, simply disregard the whole thing.



  4. Hello Naomi – I saw that you stopped-by my blog today (it seems that we might have a friend in common). Thank you for letting me know that you were there. 🙂

    I think I have found a new place to stop and visit…what beautiful photos and words.

    I will be following….

  5. Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Your photos are beautiful. I am always surprised when my little iphone camera catchings something special. I don’t consider myself much of a photographer but perhaps we all have it in us. Glad to be connected.

  6. Hi Naomi!
    Just have to say, I LOVE your blog!!
    Just found it through Reflection of you, and you are really an inspiration for me, hope to get my own wp blog going soon…
    All the best!

  7. Hi Naomi!
    Just want to say; I LOVE your blog!
    Found it through Reflection of you, and you are a true inspiration!
    Hope to get my own blog going soon… =)

    All the best!

  8. I’ve only popped in for a moment but I can see there is a lot to learn here. Your blog is both beautiful and interesting and I would love to come and visit again…

  9. An artist with a huge heart and a creative mind. “I’m trying to use my life for the most good.” Looks like we share a similar “obscession.” I always enjoyed taking pictures but it was when I discovered blogging that I realized that it was more than just a hobby. It is in fact a passion. I try to capture life now with images and words. One day, we can all look back and remember how beautiful life was. It is also one of our priceless gift to our children. When they are all grown, they have these posts to go back and celebrate their childhood all over again. Thank you and wishing you and your family all the best.

    • Oh, I definitely agree. I started this when my daughter was born because I knew I was missing key moments of life and would want to re-live them when all was calm. It has changed how I see time and space and my environment and where I am in life. I think the scrapbooks I make are more for me than for her, but I know she’ll be fascinated by her cuteness someday.

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