The commitment that goes with studying dance in the elementary, middle school, and high school years is a huge choice that requires sweat, blood, and tears from young women, yet builds in them tenacity and self-respect…Read More
D is the second rockstar senior I’ve photographed this spring, and with a look that’s somewhere between Gal Gadot and Zendaya, we ended up with some really gorgeous-yet-edgy portraits…Read More
One of my favorite things is getting to photograph families not once, but multiple times, as they grow and evolve into legacies....Read More
If in 5 years you feel like you heard about Malachi way before he was famous, well, you just look back and remember that you heard about him here...Read More
Combined with her sharp wardrobe and our precise styling, I feel we were able to capture a really next-level, high-fashion feel to these images. Pattie trusted me from the beginning, and you can really see her personality blossom in these gorgeous portraits.Read More
A new little fresh baby around the holidays the ultimate Christmas gift. Coming from a religious background, newborn babies around that time of year pull at my heartstrings in a special kind of way. This little one was born a few days ahead of schedule (Christmas Day), and actually interrupted the decorating of their Christmas tree! When I got to their home, the top half of the tree had lights, and the bottom half was bare. It was a happy reminder of reality, the chaos, and the re-prioritized joy that a new life brings.Read More
This spring marks 10 years (ten?! really?!) since I first met Lizzie, Buffalo-native, dreamer, romantic who never stops inspiring me to seek beauty, be true, and love fiercely.Read More
What's a beauty portrait?
A beauty portrait is you at your gala-best. It's you in your imagination when....Read More
I realized two things: I needed to show off motherhood to the world as the beautiful, powerful role that it is, and I needed to give families the incredible, gorgeous studio portraits they deserved. Why can't your family photo look like the Kardashians? Why can't you look like that, too? What makes them so special, while you have to be stressed and go to a field outside at sunset in the cold? Did someone tell you that? Did someone say, "Well, you'll never be a model"? Did someone say, "Just go with the so-and-so photographer, they're more your style"? Did someone say, "That doesn't look good on your body type, you should get this instead"? Did someone say, "Don't be extra"? Did someone say, "Stop showing off"?Read More
When Angel contacted me to schedule her family portraits I knew right away she was going to be a ton of fun to photograph. Check out their two Christmas card photos at the end! Would you ever do a family photo in your Christmas Eve pajamas?Read More
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I could photograph women of this age ALL. YEAR. LONG. You women who have lived life and wear it on your skin with pride... let me photograph you, please? You have the je ne sais quoi that a bleached-blond, size-00, 18-year old can never have. You have an sexiness combined with subtlety that is impossible to put into words, but oh-so-beautiful to photograph.Read More
The Traveling Table of Georgetown...Read More
"As I sat there listening to these mothers, I felt really out of place. One of the women had been coming to the group for about a year, and she just kept talking about how horrible her life was, and going on and on. Some women didn’t want to open up, and others really opened up. But to me, it felt like the women there saw themselves as victims and were [myopic and] unable to see a bigger picture. I didn’t feel that there was any instruction or encouragement [on how to get better], and I ended up feeling even worse when I left. I knew I never wanted to do that again. It shook me awake. I [realized that I] saw myself as a strong person, not as a victim, and I needed to redirect my negative energy into something else. That was the permission I needed to start working again on my business, and to really pour myself into that."
I didn't want to be someone who was still struggling a year later, and I decided that wasn't going to happen.Read More
Work smarter, not harder, and communicate yourself succinctly, successfully.Read More
I am beyond glad to announce that this year, the week before Christmas, I will be taking a very limited number of sittings in...Read More
Malachi and Jerusha came over to help with some light tests and I'm loving this Ralph-Lauren, but kind-of-old-hollywood-inspired photographs.Read More
Twenty five people = Four families = One portrait.
More family photos after the jump! --->Read More
I was sure she would say no, but I had to try, so I asked if she would model for me and to my astonishment and delight she said yes in the prettiest English accent I've ever heard.Read More