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