Happy Summer!

This steamy summer has been full of camping, beach time, visiting with family and lots and lots of sessions. I’ve been having a blast traveling to parks to capture families and young newlyweds in this fleeting moment in their lives. It’s been great fun, and as always, a true blessing. Here are a few favs from a session a few weeks back. more soon!svg

Baby Number Two!

I have had the great pleasure of working with Dina and Mark, and their four year old, Anthony, three times now. It’s been so much fun to see Anthony grow into such a cute kid, and have lots of fun with these guys each time. They came to me yesterday for a session, as they are expecting baby number two! A little sister for…

Cherry Blossom Image Contest!

Just for fun, we’re hosting a contest for the favorite Cherry Blossom Mini Session image!One image from each mini session was selected and posted on these pages. The winners with the highest average of votes by May 15 will win:1st Place: 11×14 canvas print of client choice2nd Place: 11×14 archival print of client choice3rd Place: 8×10 archival print of client choice Vote early and…

Sometimes it takes a while….

sometimes it takes a while…for an image to develop. With my dad at the Kodak Camera Club, or in our basement darkroom, or in the high school lab, I would slip an exposed piece of photographic paper (the weight! the gloss! the expense! the absolute magic!) into the processing tray, and I would watch an image reveal itself, like a person slipping out of…

Melt Down Insurance

A colleague and I were discussing our work this morning, and I recounted this story of a weekend shoot, in which some great clients and their adorable baby were all dressed up and ready to go. They had been practicing sitting, posing and playing with the dog, Dixie, all week, so that they were ready for their big photo shoot. They had new clothes,…

Here Comes the Sun…

Thank goodness this sun is coming back. The days are getting longer and I can just feel it trying to warm up out there. Baby Cessily (remember our Little Elf? That’s her!) came back for a second session yesterday, and we enjoyed the sun streaming in the studio windows. Her little pink dress just brightened everything up! So, as I get ready to embark…

The Joyful Process of Dog + Baby = Picture

While the title of this blog alone is enough to get most of you to click on it, because, really, who doesn’t love dogs and babies, there is also herewithin a lesson in joyful patience. So, I am in the process of digging through the hundreds of sessions, which equals over 40,000 images, to fulfill client orders for the holidays. It’s sort of bedlam….

A Little Stocking Stuffer

We’re in the holiday mood! I had a really fun show on Saturday at Past Tense, highlighting my new line of products…thanks to many of my clients and friends that made it out in the monsoon rain. Keep an eye out here for a post on all the new products we are offering. But I couldn’t resist a quick post. Because, really now, a…

Let the Sun Shine In

As we come upon the fall – so rapidly – here are some of the faces I have met over the last week. Some of secrets told.. Of brotherhood shared… Of the moments before… Of impending adolescence… Of moments with family…spread far and wide… Of the wide-eyed wonderment of youth… and of a fall…blossoming with new beginnings… see you on the 24th at our…

Little Baby Girl…

I have had the blessing of doing three infant shoots (as young as 12 hours old through 2 weeks old) in the last two weeks. It’s really such an intimate time to be pointing my camera around. I can feel all the energy of getting ready for the baby, creating the nursery, wishing, hoping, waiting, still hanging around the house like little wisps of…