Category / Documentary Photography

November 25, 2014

Kate Sleepover | Orange County Portrait Photographer

Last night I photographed Kate as she held a sleepover.  This time it wasn’t one of her good friends, but instead it was for her stuffed animals. She placed her sleeping bag on the floor, and proceeded to fall asleep with her toy friends as they were under blankets themselves.  It was a sweet moment. …

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November 18, 2014

5 Day B & W Challenge Entry 2 | Fr. Burke Photo Essay

For the second day of the 5 Day B & W Challenge, I wanted to share a b & w photograph of Fr. Burke (right) from an essay I did in the early 80s in Chicago.  Father Burke, who at the time was in his 90s, was a retired Catholic priest who lived in a …

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April 8, 2011

36 Frames – A Day in Kate’s Life

This project was made with one roll of Tri-X film and these are each of the images made throughout the day last Wednesday. Very fun to do this, also a challenge.  In the age of being able to make 100s of exposures with digital cameras, this exercise really hones the discipline. Processing and scanning by …

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March 17, 2011


There is a special bond between these two. Yesterday Sparky was having a melt down (at 18 months he’s entering the terrible twos early, just like his big sis did.  The saving grace, is that he’ll be OUT of them sooner.  At least that is the hope) during breakfast. Nothing would pacify him (not even …

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May 16, 2010

New Think Tank Photo Retrospective Lens Changer 3 Bag Review

Here’s a video review I posted earlier today on You Tube regarding the very cool Think Tank Photo Retrospective Lens Changer 3 Bag which just came out. This is the bag I’ve been looking for for years — nicely styled, beautifully constructed and holds just the perfect amount of gear….not too much, not too little. …

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November 10, 2009

Newport Beach Sunset 36th Street last week

Editing for the book today and while going through a client’s photos remembered that I had made this photograph last week at 36th Street Beach in Newport.

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November 1, 2009

Busy Halloween Day

We had a fantastic Halloween weekend. Kate dressed up as Cinderella, wearing a dress hand-made by Granny Moira in S. Africa. But after Nicki bought a witch hat as a last-minute costume for the party hosted by Jason and Jodi, Kate had to get a miniature witch hat, too.  She of course wore it as …

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October 5, 2009

Some Recent at home photos

Today’s is Matthew (Sparky’s) three week old birthday. Fall is definitely in the air. Here are a few recent images of him as well as images of Kate and my Mom playing softball outside yesterday.  They’ve really bonded on this particular trip and it’s been wonderful to see. Mom has been here for almost a …

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September 25, 2009

Baby Matthew at Home

A few images of the baby at home yesterday — 10 days old!!  He’s also been getting much attention from his big sis Kate, and may have picked up a little cold from her.  So much different than the experience of child birth and the first ten days were with Kate.  

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September 17, 2009

Kate Meets Sparky/Matthew | 9 • 15 • 09

Kate couldn’t wait to meet her new little brother, even though she was a bit disappointed that Sparky wasn’t the little baby girl she had hoped for.  You’d never know it for the minute she saw him, she couldn’t wait to hold him. My Mom who is visiting us and helping us for a month …

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