today’s lesson: photograph like a 10 year old

Last week I began an after school photography club with 8 enthusiastic 10 and 11 year olds. I had no idea what to expect from these wide-eyed sponges, other than the fact that they’d be eager to learn and excited to create.  We went through our introductions, shared what we each love about pictures, and…

the texture of your life

Stop. Right now just stop. Take a deep breath. And simply look around. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in life that we forget to breathe. We have to survive the morning commute and day at work. Entertain the kids. Check our email. Our Facebook. Our Twitter. Our Pinterest (because OMG Pinterest is addicting!!!). Check…

work with them where they are

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. ~ Henri Cartier Bresson Have you ever tried to take pictures of a one year old? Whew! It sure is exhausting. Brielle turned…

A lesson in gratitude

I am pretty certain that my favorite month out of all twelve is November. The weather begins to turn colder, we get to snuggle up inside under fleece blankets, with warm mugs of coffee, and UGG boots. There is time to reflect. To focus on the things we are most grateful for in this life….

Unexpected Grief

I took one last deep yoga breath before stepping into Inksanity Tattoo Company on Friday night. The emotions and adrenaline pumping through my body in that moment felt so familiar. The nerves, the huge pit in my stomach, the uncertainty. They were all the same feelings as I set foot in the hospital’s labor and…

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