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Corley and Tristan: Before the wedding
Corley and Tristan: Before the wedding

Life is full of gifts.  Gifts expected.  Gifts unexpected.  Gifts hard-earned.  Gifts cherished. Gifts physical and gifts of words.  And gifts that go beyond words. Last week I was lucky to receive the gift of meeting two women I’d never met before and their families.  And to document the love they have for each other […]

Happy 60th birthday, Karen
Happy 60th birthday, Karen

Last week I photographed a wonderful woman’s 60th birthday party thrown by her loving daughters and husband.  Karen’s family and friends gathered around her to celebrate the wonderful life she’s led so far and the many long and deep relationships she’s made. I wonder if the saying about rain being good luck on a wedding […]

Money, Self Worth, and Identity
Money, Self Worth, and Identity

This week Meg wrote a post over at A Practical Wedding that got me thinking.  And reminded me of the important, Part I post in her series. I read that first post back in September the day Meg wrote it and it helped me decide to try this photography thing out.  It’s not that solely […]

Month II
Month II

Ack.  Really, we’re two thirds of the way through this?  That’s just crazy.  Crazy but true. I think I’ve done a lot over this past month.  When I say A LOT I mean a heck of a lot. Shall I list the shoots?  You know, I did.  And the list has eighteen shoots so I […]

Being true to me
Being true to me

I’m not trying to be cheesy here but something that’s recently dawned on me during this internship is that my photography should feel like me.  I’ve been getting advice from all sorts of directions to concentrate on shooting what I like because that’s what will be my strongest work.  I haven’t been listening to that […]