Such is the military life. Constantly in transition. Either someone you love is leaving or you are backing up to go. In the military, you make a new friend and almost always have to say good-bye at some point. It’s bittersweet really. There’s a constant flow of wonderful people in your life. And as time goes on, you end up having people you love all around the globe.Read More
Have I ever told you WHY I became a photographer?Read More
Music. The universal language of emotions, stories, inspiration and good feels!
I’m happy to share my playlist with you on Spotify. It’s free to stream and I’ll probably add to it as time goes on. If you follow the playlist, you’ll get the updates as well. Listen to it when you need some new sounds and when you just want to be uplifted and feel happy!Read More
Back in 2014, Sue Bryce, an accomplished portrait photographer, started the #ExistInPhotos movement. Sue explained that her idea came from reflection on a time in her life when she did not like being photographed because she didn’t like the way she looked. She confessed that she “understood the power of not being able to see myself. I understood the power of not thinking I was good enough to have a photograph of my life.”Read More
Lifestyle. Emotive. Documentary. Authentic. Storytelling.
These are words that get tossed around a lot in the photography world. This is especially true among family photographers. But what does it all mean? And what should it mean to you?Read More
It’s that time of year again. A solstice is around the corner and I’m reflecting on the season that’s coming to a close. While I pride myself on being a “winter person” I’m not sure I’m a Germany Winter person! The winters here aren’t as magical as they are in upstate NY. In fact, they are kind of depressing and just gross enough that you can’t do anything fun! In upstate NY there might be 4 feet of snow on the ground, but the roads were clear, the sun was out, and there was sledding to be done and Target trips to be made! In Germany the winters are dreary and too cold to be outside but with no snow. Depressed yet? Well lucky for us it is almost Spring!Read More
A lot of photographers will deliver both black and white and color versions of each photo in a gallery. If you’ve received a gallery from me, you know that I don’t do that. There have been a handful of very rare occasions where I deliver a black and white as well as a color edit of the same image. But more often than not, it’s either or.Read More
Hi friends! I thought I’d start a new blog series where I round-up some things I’m currently loving. I haven’t decided if it’ll be a weekly or monthly or even a regularly thing. It might be scheduled - it might be when the mood strikes! But if there is one thing I like to do, it’s give advice… and thrust my opinions on others! I think it’s the big sister in me that thinks I know everything, or at least the best things!Read More
I pulled some of my favorite everyday photos from my personal albums and I picked them apart to tell you why they work. I’ll tell you why the composition makes it a great photo and tools you can use to compose great photos yourself - no matter what camera you are using! These rules apply to cell phone cameras, fancy expensive digital cameras and even disposable film cameras!Read More
Your role as a mother is your legacy. It is the legacy that I pass down to my children. My experience in motherhood will help shape the people they grow up to become. And when I’m gone, it is my role as a mother that they will reflect on to comfort them and to find strength from.Read More
We decided when we first moved to Germany that we would invest more in experiences than physical things. That means for each birthday, we travel to a new place for a vacation! Maddie has the first birthday of the year and she picked Spain! She actually did. We gave her the choice of Portugal or Spain and she picked Spain! She didn’t know why she picked it… probably because it was easier to pronounce! So we booked a trip to the Spanish capital of Madrid!Read More
These stupid government housing walls contain families who are growing and laughing and learning! It is within these walls that memories are made, friendships are nurtured and romances blossom.Read More