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November 27, 2014

5 Day B & W Photo Challenge Entry 5 | Kate holds 1 day old brother

For my fifth and final entry of my 5 Day B & W Photo Challenge, and since it’s Thanksgiving Day today in the US, I wanted to share a photograph that I absolutely love and includes the three people I am most thankful for in my life — Nicki, Kate and Sparky. Made the day …

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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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October 30, 2014

Five Tips for Better Halloween Photographs (and why it matters)

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October 7, 2013

Milestones | Orange County Portrait Photographer

Some milestones, that mark the ever quickening passage of time. Sunday:  At four, Sparky’s first organized sport — soccer.  Organizational meeting only, he actually began to cry when we told him that no practice today it was only meeting the coach.  All dressed up, he was raring to go since Saturday! Monday early AM:  Kate …

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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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March 17, 2011


At a recent park outing…of course wearing Packers colors…  

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