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I know it isn’t 2017.  The book didn’t arrive until December, the holidays happened, 2018 started and then BOOM it’s August!


People may not realize that in between the weddings, family portraits and headshots, I try to continue on with personal work.  My background is in black and white film photography and commercial photography was purely accidental.  While I don’t shoot for myself often, I try to find time.


I haven’t submitted to a photography competition since I was in school.  My photography professor always encouraged me to submit work to competitions. So after 9 years, I decided to send off a few…just to see.  To my surprise one of my images was chosen as a finalist for black and white photography.  And an even bigger surprise was seeing that I was selected along side of my photography professor!  The very professor that suggested I continue with photography even though I swore to her that I just wanted to take one class to try film photography.  After a year of fighting her off and promising to take just one more class, I ended up with a degree in photography.  And after another few years of stating that I am not a photographer…well here I am!


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My Husband had to go to Savannah, Georgia for business and I decided to tag a long.  I never thought about going to Savannah, but once I started researching it, I immediately noticed these trees and thought they were gorgeous!  These windy trees are live oak and what I thought was part of the tree was Spanish moss dripping from the branches.  Spanish moss grows on any tree and aren’t specific to live oak.  Oh how I would love to do a photoshoot in Savannah.

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Hi!  I am Lyn Watanabe and this is my blog.  Here you can find tidbits not found on my website, Instagram or Facebook Page.

I am a photographer, foodie, avid home cook and HUGE dog lover.  When I get a chance I love to travel.  And when I have free time (which is almost never…but I’m working on it) I love to make art.  Recently, I have gotten into hiking this beautiful Southern California coast and in the Winter love the beautiful solitude of snow and skiing.  This blog will fill in the blanks and give you a taste of the girl behind the lens.