Welcome to my personal diary of writings and photographs that express my thoughts and feelings.  I am a graduate of the Art Institute of  Ft. Lauderdale with a degree in photography. It had been many years since I picked  up a Nikon DSLR camera. It was the love of a woman that  put one back in my hands. Though the woman and love  now gone my passion for photography will remain forever. I hope you will take this journey with me!

I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, an artist, a photographer, writer, a Realtor, caretaker to Steve & Tyler a friend to some others not so much. I’ve loved too deeply, fell too hard and now I am here to pick up the pieces of a life not lived to it’s fullest.A life spent living for others and not myself. My true life’s journey begins  at 58. All I have left to take care of is me and I won’t break my own heart…

Lisa Vitello

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

 I like to express myself through words and photographs. I have a lot to say but I have found the audience on social media can be mixed. People judge, they don’t like to see reality there, it is a made-up world for many to pretend to be something they are not. Happy when sad, in love when broken-hearted. Here I will keep it real. Read or not, it’s your choice but the blog is for me to be who I am not what others want me to be.

my truth

Father’s Day

My first 35 mm camera given to me by my father! Well, I almost missed it. Been running errands all day. People often say do

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gay pride part I

I thought this might be a good first blog to get me started. It is after all the month of June and the 50th anniversary

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 When I arrived home from the beach, as a matter of fact, whenever I arrive home from a trip, my luggage usually sits on the

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Cades Cove July 2019

Great Smokey Mountains ” It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye” The Little

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Susan Waldron my friend

The year was 2004, Philadelphia Airport, that was where I first encountered Sue. Sandra and I were visiting Gramma Millie from Philly as she became

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Being born into a large Italian family meant big holidays. Especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. My maternal grandmother lived for those holidays. Easter was spent in

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November 7,2015

This day… ” I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common woman with common thoughts and I’ve led a common

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life behind the lens

Below are some of my favorite moments captured on film, I mean digitally of course… Click the photo to view gallery.

italy I

italy b/w


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