In my photography I am often blessed to be part of peoples amazing life celebrations. Sometimes those experiences produce pictures that are especially valued when loved ones leave this earth. Recently I have been extra aware of the veil between love and grief and life and death. Here are some thoughts about it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s not […]
I can honor the diversity and beauty of fall for more us. We are soooooo much more than barns, lakes and quiet white people and I think that will always make us “the best.” Fall in love with autumn.
My turning away from depression. This has nothing to do with photography and EVERYTHING to do with my LOVE of you. My undergrad years were the darkest of days for me; depression nearly consumed me. I turned inward and withered away, reinforcing this loneliness by isolating myself. I stopped eating in hopes of disappearing. My […]
Curiosity killed the cat…you are not a cat. “You must be used to getting rejected.” a friend said to me other day. I looked at him sideways and he explained, “Sorry, that sounded different when I thought it in my head.” I had come to him confessing my fear about an upcoming commercial audition and his response […]
A share from my heart…. My energy can be spastic. Living in the moment while fluttering after what shines in life is kryptonite to being present in this life-minute. I have begun practicing meditation. It is a deliberate way to taste stillness and flex the mind muscle of inhaling the now moment instead of the […]
So a penguin walks into a gay bar…This is not an opening to a joke. In third grade I moved from a sweet nest of a private school to a bustling public school. My class size double and so did the possibility for friendship. Not being a shy child and being blessed with a generous […]
I love collecting quotes. Perhaps because in the sparkly chaos of my world, tangible word-bites make living seem succinct and beautifully clear. One quote that speaks to me is by Oprah Winfrey, “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” There are so many things that I that I love: motherhood, wifehood, friendhood, […]
Owning my own business means I work a lot. I love working almost as much as I love being a mother. Those two things pair well together; my work fulfills me, makes me a better person and a better wife and mom. Being still, static, and complacent are not my strengths. In fact there are […]