Monday, April 18, 2011

~~In AWE of the ARBORETUM ~~ Flowers, Families, Fragrance,Fun

 There is no better place to break in a new camera than the Arcadia Arboretum.

The flowers are a given, they are gorgeous. From the colors, to the fragrances, to the fragile petals, these pieces of God's art work should truly be appreciated by all. 

 When we open out eyes to what is right in front of us, we can see the beautiful of life in all of it's complexities.  Nature, people, passions, I see life thru a lens.  While my business is Debra Snell Photography, I'd like to think that what I do is capture images that warm my heart.  Like a family on a special outing in their Sunday best.  Like the Duran Family with the beautiful innocence of their children.  Thanks for letting me enjoy your family if only for a few minutes.

Trying to capture kids is sometimes easier than photographing flowers in hot houses that are constantly misting the delicate flowers.  Mist and cameras are NOT a good mix.

Meeting Artist Anna T. Kelly was real pleasure.  Her passion for painting was etched all over her face.  I enjoyed watching her process her vision.  Thanks for letting me include you in my vision Anna.

My new camera is allowing me to enjoy the smallest of creatures and the most vibrant colors even more!

At the end of the day, I left this sanctuary with a sense of sufficient peace and tranquility, and the knowledge that tomorrow, more families will come and be better for it when they leave!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


 I caught up with a regular Debra Snell Photography client last week, so that we could update her photos.  You already may know Lissa Coffey.  
She is an Author, Relationship Expert, Life Style Designer, Spokesperson, Wife, Mother and all around amazing woman, and now Lissa is getting ready to start a fantastic web series. 
 So we did a lifestyle shoot to show the many sides of this sensational woman.  As a photographer I always enjoy our shots because Lissa is so flexible and low key, not to mention easy to photograph.
  She is no question beautiful, fun, playful, inspirational and very knowledgeable about lots of “life stuff.”  Ok so maybe that’s not the best description, but it is REAL. 
 People are buzzing about this beauty and you can see why if you check out her website for the latest.   Lissa you are a real Jewel!  Best of luck on the new Web series.