For the longest time, for all the while I've been living outside of my parents' home, I didn't have any photos hanging on the walls. I remember one time, I must have been about 25 or so, when my friend Kim paid me a visit.Read More
Growing up, my dad used to take my brother Kris and I bowling. Pretty much all the time. I remember so distinctly that the moment you walked into the bowling alley, you were hit with a very familiar smell.
The smell that is the bowling alley.Read More
We just got home from vacation yesterday. I mean, just walked in the door last night around dinnertime. I'm up to my eyeballs in laundry, and I'm so bone tired that I can hardly type this.
My family and I, along with some in-laws and extended relatives, spent 12 days between Vancouver and Alaska, and it was without question the vacation of a lifetime.
Sometimes we're so focused on taking pictures of our family that we forget to take pictures of our home. I never knew how important this was until I had children of my own, and after searching, I found precious few photos of the home where I grew up. Something happens when we become a parent; we start to think about our own childhood in ways we never really did before having children.Read More
There's a lake in my town. It's not a natural lake; it was made by humans. It's a little more than a mile from my house. My daughters lovingly refer to it as "the beach."
"Mama, can we go to the beach today?"Read More
This family asked for photos after their third child, a daughter, was born.
But life kind of got in the way, and the session was postponed. And then someone had the flu, so the session was postponed. And then I had surgery, so the session was postponed. But finally, earlier this year, we managed to find a date that worked, and the stars aligned and everyone remained healthy, and what happened when I arrived can be seen in the photos below.Read More
It wasn't that long ago that I got a request from a woman I know to photograph her boys at the local skate park. She's said that her boys loved going there to ride their scooters and watch in awe as the "big boys" rode their skateboards.Read More
If you live anywhere near Bergen County, New Jersey, then I have to ask: is today a beautiful day or what? I mean, it's like movie beautiful. It's beach beautiful. It's open the window and smell the fresh air beautiful. I'm not sure they make days more beautiful by this one.Read More
Did you know that I send out a newsletter?
It's TRUE! I really do.
Every so often, maybe a few times per month, I'll send out a newsletter. I call it "Love Notes." And I call it that because, quite honestly, I don't like to get junk in my inbox, and I don't want to put junk in your inbox, either.Read More
...school is over!
And I just can't believe it.
My oldest child has two days left in Kindergarten. My youngest, two days left in her first year of preschool.
And me, I'm already crying.Read More
Every month in 2018, I am participating in a photography project with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. each photographer makes a series of 10 photos in a single day, and each photographer shares their series on the 10th day of every month. The goal? To tell a story.Read More
Now for something a little unexciting but necessary.
Women are amazing whether they have children or not.Read More
My mornings usually begin with one or both of you in my bed beside me. Sometimes you wake up before me, and I’m roused by your sweet little hands touching my cheek. Sometimes I wake first, and I try to sneak downstairs for a quiet cup of coffee by myself.Read More
Every month in 2018, I am participating in a photography project with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. Each photographer makes a series of 10 photos in a single day, and each photographer shares their series on the 10th day of every month. The goal? To tell a story.Read More
It has occurred to me, previously and recently, that I and my family are blessed to enjoy relatively good health. Sure, we get colds and ear infections, and my husband and I are old enough to have aches and pains when we sit for too long. But all in all, we are truly fortunate and truly blessed.Read More
As a mother, as a photographer, and as someone who really doesn't enjoy tidying up, I have to confess that my favorite photos are the ones that depict real life.Read More
Every month in 2018, I am participating in a photography project with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. Each photographer makes a series of 10 photos in a single day, and each photographer shares their series on the 10th day of every month.Read More
Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or simply living a meaningful life, I wish you all things beautiful, this weekend and always.
This is the second installment of a 10 on 10 project that I'm participating in with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. Very simply, it's a series of 10 photos that I made on the same day which I will be sharing on the 10th day of every month. My goal is to tell a story.