One Voice

As of today there is a new blogger at Mariposa Studio. Me. The real me. When I hit publish on this post, as of that moment, it’s a different blog. Because, I just can’t any longer. When I first started my website and blog, I was cautioned to “keep it...
Mika Being Beautiful

Mika Being Beautiful

My first session of 2018 was right after I got back from visiting my mom in Mississippi. Beautiful Mika came into the studio to do some of the same kind of glamour photos her mom had done last year. The photos were to be a birthday present so she could see herself on...

Bow Wow-ing!

I’m sure you’ve heard of Dog Shaming, the phenomenon where you share a photo of your dog with a sign telling what they did wrong. I love these — not only are they hilarious but they also emphasize how we love our pets, even when they aren’t on...

The Biggest Photo Myth Ever

There’s a huge myth in this industry, and it’s time it was exposed. This is a myth that we photographers have been feeding you for years, maybe since professional photography began. We’ve based entire businesses on it, we’ve based our...

Pets are Hurricane Victims Too!

In 2012, more than a year after the Joplin tornado, I adopted a cat. She was a tiny kitten I found while staying at a church camp outside of town. The shock came when I tried to take her to the animal shelter. They said they were still, more than a year later,...