In October, I’m releasing my first book, An Ordinary Day – Kids with Rare Conditions. The inspiration for this book is deeply personal, my eldest brother died of a rare disease before I was born.
At 93 years old, Aunt Dora was the last of her seven siblings. Spry and mentally alert, she acted as “Communications Central” for her grown seven nieces and nephews, with each calling on a different day a week to check in with her. As each person called Dora on his/her assigned day, she proved to […]
As someone with very little artistic talent, I am always mesmerized by artists’ ability to capture the human spirit and the grandness of nature through photography. In a time when media and technological advances are exploding, there is still something magnificent and satisfying about a still image. I stumbled upon this year’s winners of Sony’s […]
The group portrait of all your children… it always sounds like a nice idea. How often have you thought ‘I’ll bet Grandma would love a photo of all the kids together – I’ll see if I can make that happen!’ and then your sweet idea turned into a nightmare as you attempt to corral the […]
We’re about 1/4 of the way through summer and in about 6 weeks, school may be getting into gear or at least almost there. So while you still have these precious everyday moments left, make sure you’re capturing this summer’s memories and not letting another one pass you by! After all, the summer should be […]
Photographing kids is one of my favorite things to do, but can be challenging. I started my career as the zoo photographer at the Smithsonian National Zoo and it taught me to always be on my feet, work quickly, and expect the unexpected.