Ocean Spirit Photography

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Some of you may know, I’m also a freelance photographer for a few major publications.

If you haven’t had a chance, check out our pics by clicking on Ocean Spirit Photography facebook page,  or click ‘like’ on the column to the right of this post.

As a matter of fact, I’m teaching a workshop today called “Every Picture Tells a Story” to veterans with PTSD at the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital in St. Louis.  I’ll recap last week and today’s class, and post highlights on my blog in a few days.

Hubby and I delved into underwater photography about ten years ago.  Add to that, our experience with landscapes, nature, and people.

We love what we do, and cherish meeting new people along the way.   If you sit and observe your surroundings, you’ll discover the coolest (or scariest) things about individuals.

On assignment on Eleuthera in 2011, we found a picturesque harbor while driving along the ocean road at Tarpum Bay.  While snapping photos of the weathered dock, the seagulls, and an elderly woman scaling fish, I heard a voice from behind.  As I turned around, a local woman clothed in dirty shorts, a tank top, wearing dusty sandals, scowled at me.  Shaking her label-less bottle filled with a caramel-color liquid, she declared, “I’ll have you deported!”

Of course, it was the Bahamas, and what she said really didn’t make sense, but I still have that image of what she was wearing, the location, and her demeanor forever etched in my head.

So, you see, every picture does tell a story.

Please enjoy the Ocean Spirit Photography galleries.  If you like what you see, we’d love to have you as a follower.

Feel free to follow my blog and comment, too.  I love new followers.

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Photos, the ocean, and some inspiration…

Hubby and I are looking for your input on our updated website  Ocean Spirit Photography.  We still have a few changes to make but….

Tell us what you think in the blog comment section, what you like, what we could do better, and we’ll enter you in a drawing ending May 15 for a a matted print of the below photo.

Sunset at Southport Harbor, NC

Sunset at Southport Harbor, NC

Podcast – Writing for Fun and Profit with Sheree Nielsen – Street Smart Biz Success

My first podcast is online!  Thanks Tracy Hooybar for interviewing me for Street Smart Biz Success on writing.  The link to the podcast is Street Smart Biz Success with Tracy Hooybar

Please leave a comment on my blog and tell me what you think of the podcast.   Feel free to follow my blog.   Those leaving a comment and new blog followers will be entered in a drawing to receive a signed matted print from Ocean Spirit Photography.

I’ll announce the winner Tuesday morning, February 26 on my blog.

The winner is Hollis Plample.  Hollis, please facebook me through my Ocean Spirit Photography page and send me your address.

And awhh shucks, how ’bout a second winner – Dianna Gravemann.  Dianna facebook me with your address.

Podcast - Sheree

Shopping Expo – Saturday Sept 29, O’ Fallon, MO

September 30 – update

The Shopping Expo went great.  I sold numerous greeting card packs, and a sunset print of a photo I snapped on Folly Beach.  The tangerines and greys of this pic were gorgeous and my Lifegroup friend Donna walked away with a smile on her face.

Willie (a red heeler), Ruby and Rachel (Percheron draft horses), as well as Prairie Dawn (a buttermilk buckskin) all from RS Ranch in Bourbon, Missouri were my next biggest print sellers.  There’s something about a beautiful horse or dog in a open meadow of a new-fallen snow that just touches everyone’s heart.

I donated ten percent of my proceeds to Cancer Companions at O’Fallon Christian Church, O’Fallon, Missouri.

If you all don’t have a charity, consider donating to this one.  People helping people in the community with health issues – cancer and everything else.

Peace out.  I think I’ll go nibble on some lemon cream pie I purchased yesterday at the Expo.

September 24, 2012

Okay I don’t usually post things like this, but this is for my church who is raising funds for the women’s ministries.  Ocean Spirit Photography will have a booth in the expo this Saturday from 9a to 2p.

Stop by if you are in the area and pick up some nice gifts for Christmas.

9380 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, O’Fallon, MO  63366

Click on the link for more info:  O’Fallon Christian Church