Monthly Archives: October 2012

gramma gramma

i’ve been pretty wordy on the blog lately. and even though there are a million things i want to say about these photos i’m going to resist. they speak sweet patient unconditionally loved words all by themselves. and yes, they call her gramma gramma…as in the real deal gramma. you know, my gramma gramma

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focus

this photo is out of focus. it’s not even really fudge-able. it’s totally my fault. and i totally don’t care. a few years ago when i was meeting with potential wedding clients the soon to be groom was railing against another photographer they had interviewed. saying he had shown them out of focus work. could […]

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the best idea ever

usually my work doesn’t seem much like work. i like it that way. we’re hanging out. i’m taking some photos. we’re talking about the kids. their interests and activities. your last vacation and upcoming plans. but when we share a really good mutual friend and when i’ve photographed your family every year for 8 years, even […]

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hello fall

it’s back to weather season again in seattle. it’s back to the thing we talk about most. the thing we get depressed over or profess to really not notice. for me it means the time of intense forecast scrutiny. weeks full of hope and fear as i watch the chance of rain percentages shift ever so […]

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our yearly affair

every year this preschool organizes a full day of 15 minute sessions for their families. can you imagine what a full day of photographing small children is like for me? it’s like a candy bowl full of only my favorite chocolates.

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a little harder

parents often ask me what i do when a child won’t cooperate. they have the same gleam in their eye that people get when they ask me if i’ve ever had a “bridezilla” (i haven’t…). it’s the secret pleasure of the train wreck. the reality show of family portraits. the glee in not feeling alone […]

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finally

 i like babies. newborns are delicious. toddlers and great. but little kids are what make my heart sing. they are a million wonderful contradictions. sassy but sweet, independent but attached. self conscious but unawares. funny. serious. up. down. outgoing. introverted. it’s especially exciting when i see them every year. see the transition which might be […]

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