Monthly Archives: November 2010

Taking a Group Photo this Holiday Season. Do as I Say, Not as I do.

When it comes to getting a group photos during the holidays, the only thing that separates me from the non-professional photographer is that I have better equipment. My husband and I have hosted Thanksgiving for 8 years now, and we … Continue reading

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“If just one setting on your camera had been correct, this image might have been salvageable”

It was 2005. I had been in business for about a year. My specialty: Kids. I got a referral for a new client, two adorable kids – about 9 months and 4 or so. I was feeling pretty good about … Continue reading

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Photographing Kids with Special Needs

I recently received a phone call from a fellow photographer, “I have a shoot with a child with special needs – any tips?” I have found that parents of kids with special needs tend to come to a shoot anxious.  … Continue reading

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Jump up and down three times. Spin around three times.

In the Fall of 2007, I got a call from my then 82 year old second cousin, Joanne Dann.  The purpose of the call, to tell me that I needed to go build up the self esteem of kids attending … Continue reading

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The Power of a Picture

I recently heard a story from a friend of mine about a boy placed in a childrens psychiatric hospital.  The boy has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. One day, the kids were doing a baking project: a handful of steps to … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Puppy is Just a Puppy

I am working on a totally fun project; documenting the lives and training of a litter of 8 goldens for paws4people.  If you are not familiar with the organization, paws4people is a non-profit that has prison inmates train service, educational … Continue reading

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It’s all in your Perspective

A few weeks ago, I photographed a six-year old’s birthday party.  I have been photographing the family since 2006, so attending their milestone events is especially fun.  It was a totally cool party; the kids got to groom a pony … Continue reading

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