Keeping it Real

Sam and I have lived in close proximity to at least one of our parents since we got married and are no more than a two hour drive away from any of them.  Our game plan was to stay close: we both had grandparents that lived far away when we were growing up.  The bonus…

Magic Bugs

I read the first line of Beth’s email last summer and was ecstatic…”expecting baby #2″…YES!  Only to have my heart skip a beat while reading the next line…”will be born in London”… Wait.  What?  No! Before you think me too possessive of my longtime clients (I am, I totally am), here is one of my…

bunnies and blossoms

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way… Its our first Easter as residents, rather than guests, of the DC area.  Like every year there will be hyacinth on the dining room table and the garlic in the fresh Polish sausage will overwhelm more delicate aromas coming from my kitchen.  Some things will be the same as they…

18 shoots and counting

Its considered a job interview classic: “Where do you see yourself in five years?”  Had Amy and I asked each other that very question while she was carrying Brayden well over fiver years ago, would we have guessed that I would still be coming over on a regular basis, camera slung over my shoulder and…

A pause…

There is so much to take in. So much has happened in this past week or so in our lives.  There have been hurricanes, loss, surgeries, elections, recoveries, and new hope.  Life changing technology sits unopened in a box on my kitchen counter.  Early this morning I sat at the edge of my son’s bed…

Introducing Baby Reese

Well we knew it was coming but now its official… Brayden is a big brother!   I caught up with the family to meet their newest addition when Reese was just two weeks old. We started out with some family cuddle time on the couch.  So who is cheesing harder here… Brayden or Sammy (dog…

Holy Albums, Batman.

This blog post is more for my benefit than yours, that’s for sure.  I’m having one of those weeks where I need to feel… no, I need to know that I am making progress on albums.  Which is why I sure am happy that I took this photo of Sam with holiday delivery albums that…