A beautiful woman is the one who never compares herself with others, because what others have doesn’t make her feel insecure…


A beautiful woman uses Her lips for truth, Her voice for kindness, Her ears for compassion, Her hands for charity, Her heart for love, For those who don’t like her she uses prayer…


Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes.  It is not something physical.  ~Sophia Loren


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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  ~Marianne Williamson


“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.”  ~Alan Cohen


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Sami Jo

“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.”  ~Henry Ward Beecher


“The soul is healed by being with children.”~Fyodor Dostoyevsky


“Children see magic because they look for it.” ~Christopher Moore


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Photographing young people is one of my favorite things to do.  Most have such an open spirit and a fresh optimism that’s contagious.  Gretchen is beautiful both inside and out and was a joy to photograph!


A brother and sister accompanied her for the shoot and helped me with the props and eagerly threw leaves on her when requested…


She will be twelves years old soon and these photographs were to celebrate that milestone.  This was the last photo I took.  I saw a children’s slide and had her bolster herself on it while I stood above to capture the shot.


We went down by the creek for some photographs.  She forgot shoes to match her other outfit and went barefoot although it was quite chilly out.


I hope to retain the qualities that children possess!

Beautiful Woman

I had the opportunity yesterday to photograph a beautiful woman.  Her name is Carrie Kondor and she was referred to me by the Yoga instructor that I recently took photos for.  Carrie is starting her own business.  She teaches meditation, yoga, and some type of healing; wherein while the person is lying down, she beats a drum to open their chakras.  She reminds me of a cross between Carly Simon and Seane Corn (whom she admires).


Doesn’t she have a great smile…so full of life!


She arrived with a variety of outfits and colorful scarves…


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Finding Art at Put-in-Bay

My quest to find art everywhere I go with my camera, was fulfilled at Put-in-Bay!  This tiki torch lighting a restaurant walkway provided a cool contrast to the dusky sky.


This beautiful girl with an edgy look allowed me to take her photograph.  I gave her one of my cards and sent the photos to her.  She thanked me for making her feel special!


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Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo

Going to the Zoo, no matter where you live, is a rather inexpensive way to get some exercise and have fun!  Especially if you have a band to listen to and beautiful flowers surrounding you.  The Cincinnati Zoo has a cool free event (except for parking) in the Spring called “Tunes & Blooms” where you can do exactly that!  I was there a couple of days ago with my friend Dee and was so delighted to happen upon this beautiful Peacock strutting his tail feathers…


The reggae music was fun to dance to provided by “The Cliftones” band.  There were tons of children there enjoying the tunes!


Dee and I saw quite a few people we knew, so while she talked with them, I went in search of some cool photos…

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Using Husband as Model for Photo Shoot

My husband graciously agreed to be my model for a quick photo shoot over the weekend.  I took about 15 photos and narrowed it down to these three.  It’s fun using Lightroom 5 for editing and the creativity involved…

This photo is my favorite.  I call it “Nanook”…


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Photo Shoot for Online Dating Services

Looking your best when you’re single is important when finding a companion or “love”!  I had the pleasure of taking photographs of a beautiful fifty plus friend today.  She’s what you call the “complete package”.  It was fun helping her pick out the most complimentary clothing and as you can see…she’s stunning!


Her doggie is soooo cute!


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On the Street…Cincinnati, Ohio

I finished my second assignment for ISPYCINCY on Sunday.  I was to go to a heavy foot traffic area such as Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati or the Hyde Park area and take photographs of stylish/interesting looking people and ask them a series of questions.

I began in Hyde Park (there are a lot of upscale shops and restaurants in the area) and based on past experience, knew that most everyone would be a willing participant!  Here are a few of them…

I really like this girl’s style.  Casual and sporty…


I was to collect their name, occupation, where they would like to be if they could be anywhere else in the world at that moment, what they most liked about Cincinnati, who or what inspired their fashion style, and if they had made a New Year’s resolution, what it was.

This lady is pregnant and was so cute.  She said she just had her hair done!


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Father & Son Photo Shoot

Since starting my photography business, Sherry Lachelle Photography, numerous opportunities have come my way!  I’ll be taking photos at a fundraiser this week, offering a family photo shoot with an 8″ x 10″ at the silent auction, and just finished a father/son photo shoot a few days ago.  I spent almost 1 1/2 hours taking photographs in a variety of poses of my friend and his son at a local park.  There were some specific poses I had in mind, but I was flexible and the setting provided inspiration for some other poses.  It was a lot of fun and also posed some new challenges.   In addition to having to work around people in the background at the park…like a yoga group, other families and couples cuddling, my friend brought his two dogs and although they are extremely obedient, we still had to move them around and be aware of their location.  His son is the cutest little boy as you can see from the photos and also very good natured and well behaved.

This first photo was one of our final shots and also one of the best…


My friend’s son had a cowboy costume, so I brought a cowboy hat for my friend.  They both look quite handsome!  I’m going to purchase Lightroom or Photoshop, so I’ll be able to take things out of photos…like the line in the sidewalk.


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