Gregory and Grace

Married: Gregory and Grace

Imagine:  a Sunday evening in the desert, the sun glowing magnificent over the not-so-distant mountain ranges.  The cool breeze, the twinkling sun set, the background birds. Surrounded by their families and friends, on a knoll in the otherwise flat terrain, overlooking the town of Wellton, AZ and the local golf course, Gregory and Grace stood in the middle of the dance floor nestled in each others' arms.  Their wedding day had finally, … [Read More...]

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North Carolina in the Spring

I pedaled some more.  I had to.  The six mile "easy" ride had somehow turned into an eleven mile tour of every hill in Forsyth County and my muscles weren't too impressed.  Strava's tally of the ride would make it worth it, but that's later; right now, I needed a break.  A few minutes to not be straining into each cycle of the pedals.  Watch the violets spinning past.  Count the windows on the neighbor's house.  Wave at the gardener.   Watch the … [Read More...]

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2013: The Engagements

Picking a "favorite" photograph or a "favorite"  type of session is, in my opinion, akin to picking a "favorite"  child or "favorite"  sibling: ill-advised.  However, as far as stress-free, love-filled, happily-photographed sessions go, engagement  sessions could easily be my favorite.  I love having a leisurely schedule to meander a city with two people who are excitedly planning a wedding, reveling in each other, and joyously anticipating all … [Read More...]

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Ways to Personalize your Senior Photos

My senior photos were the opposite of personalized. I went to a Wal-Mart photo studio where a grumpy lady told me how to sit, where to look, how to position my chin...all with the goal that my photos would look exactly like every other portrait session ever to come through Wal-Mart's studio. Too bad I'm not exactly like every other person in Wal-Mart. Too bad that no too people are ever exactly alike. But, see, I am a unique being worthy of being … [Read More...]

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Ways to Personalize your Senior Photos

My senior photos were the opposite of personalized. I went to a Wal-Mart photo studio where a grumpy lady told me how to sit, where to look, how to position my chin...all with the goal that my photos would look exactly like every other portrait session ever to come through Wal-Mart's studio. Too bad I'm not exactly like every other person in Wal-Mart. Too bad that no too people are ever exactly alike. But, see, I am a unique being worthy of being … [Read More...]

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Senior: Abrianna

She drove to the airport. Flew to the Pacific Northwest.  Drove to the ocean.   Walked to the beach.  Made it to the water.  The Arizona girl trekked to the Oregon Coast in celebration of Summer, family, vacation, … Continue Reading

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Dave & Patti with Lincoln

I'm sitting on an cross-country flight as I write this (my trip will be long over by the time you read this, though!) and relishing in the energy and adventures I find in travel.  The people watching in an airport … Continue Reading

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Senior: Noah

He stood with solemn enthusiasm at mid-field, poised for a show and waiting for his cue.  His favorite, his smalls, his girl;  she sat in front of him, giggling and unsuccessfully holding perfectly still.  Noah had … Continue Reading

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My Week in Arizona

Arizona has been long cherished in my heart of hearts:  the huge sky gives my soul room to breathe, the morning birds sing a familiar only-in-African tune, the year-round wall of warm air outside every door is … Continue Reading